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What to do with kids today: Model train rides, a family BBQ and Repticon

A family barbecue at the YMCA, an International Chidlren’s Day event in Miami and model steam train rides top South Florida’s family events today, along with the sure-to-be-incredible Cirque du Soleil show “Crystal” at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. “Crystal” has Cirque’s usual human-circus acts —...

  • Kids ride free on Brightline trains

    Kids ride free on Brightline trains

    Kids ride free on Brightline trains in South Florida thanks to a summer promotion. The deal is good through Aug. 31 on travel between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Two complimentary tickets for kids ages 12 and younger can be booked on each reservation with at least one adult ticket....

  • Water slides in suburbia: South Florida’s wildest water parks, attractions

    Water slides in suburbia: South Florida’s wildest water parks, attractions

    Our splashy guide to water parks and attractions in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and beyond, including Rapids Water Park, Castaway Island, Paradise Cove and Tigertail Aqua Challenge.

  • What's new and what's missing at recently reopened Jungle Island in Miami | Video

    What's new and what's missing at recently reopened Jungle Island in Miami | Video

    After Hurricane Irma in September wiped out a large part of the tree canopy at Jungle Island in Miami, the park’s owners took the opportunity to upgrade the attraction. It reopened Memorial Day weekend with a number of new, active elements for visitors. Jungle Island has a history with hurricanes....

  • What to do with kids this weekend: Comics, Barbie tea, a new Cirque ice show

    What to do with kids this weekend: Comics, Barbie tea, a new Cirque ice show

    A Teen Comic Con, Tea with Barbie and a family barbecue at the YMCA top South Florida’s family events this weekend, along with the Cirque du Soleil show 'Crystal' at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

  • Tell us: How do you protect against food allergies?

    Tell us: How do you protect against food allergies?

    A Weston teen died last month after taking a single bite of a cookie made with peanut products. It is a nightmare scenario not only for parents of children with several food allergies, but also for parents of non-allergic children who worry about unintentionally harming another child. Food allergies...

  • Breastfeeding model walks the runway at Miami Swim Week

    Breastfeeding model walks the runway at Miami Swim Week

    Instagram users are applauding Mara Martin, who walked in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swim Search runway show on Sunday in a gold bikini while nursing her infant daughter, who also rocked a bikini for the runway at Miami Swim Week.

  • Florida teen with allergy dies after bite of Chips Ahoy cookie

    Florida teen with allergy dies after bite of Chips Ahoy cookie

    The mother of a Weston teenager who died after taking a bite from a Chips Ahoy cookie containing peanut butter is reaching out to fellow parents on Facebook to spread awareness about the brands’ packaging for cookies with allergens. Alexi Ryann Stafford, 15, was at a friend’s house June 25 when...

  • Aqua Challenge now open in Dania Beach

    Aqua Challenge now open in Dania Beach

    The Broward College Tigertail Lake Recreational Center in Dania Beach has opened the Tigertail Aqua Challenge, an 8,000-square-foot inflatable water obstacle course and playground that tests balance and strength. The challenge includes a climbing wall with a slide, a 17-foot-wide trampoline, a...

  • A to Z: Summer family fun in South Florida

    A to Z: Summer family fun in South Florida

    Summer has finally arrived, giving South Florida families time to explore the incredible region they call home as schools take a break. Looking for adventures to fill your family’s summer days? There is plenty throughout the region to keep your kids entertained, both inside air-conditioned comfort...

  • Free family fun under way at Bass Pro Shops

    Free family fun under way at Bass Pro Shops

    Summer camp has started at Bass Pro Shops in Miami and Dania Beach, bringing free family fun to the giant outdoors stores. Free games and activities such as a BB gun range and casting targets, crafts and outdoor workshops start at noon every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through July 22. Workshops...

  • Without parent sacrifices, there would not be World Cup soccer stars

    Without parent sacrifices, there would not be World Cup soccer stars

    To go with the golden boot, for the World Cup's top scorer, and the best player's golden ball, tournament organizer FIFA should consider a new award: A golden steering wheel. That prize could be for all the parents and mentors who schlepped in all types of weather to heaven knows how many practices...

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