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Plan the perfect school year with our After-School Guide

South Florida students have less than a month before school begins, and registration is ramping up for after-school programs for the kids.  Find the perfect after-school activity for your child — or a great place to explore during the summer before the school year begins — in South Florida Parenting’s...

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • The best for kids and families in South Florida | 2018 Kids Crown Awards

    The best for kids and families in South Florida | 2018 Kids Crown Awards

    We only want the best for our kids, and here they are! South Florida Parenting readers voted in 150 categories -- from pizza to pediatricians, movie theaters to maternity centers -- in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.  

  • 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...

  • Face the challenge at newest South Florida water attractions

    Face the challenge at newest South Florida water attractions

    Three new water attractions have opened quietly in South Florida this summer. Two are challenge courses meant to test the “American Ninja Warrior” skills of visitors ages 7 and older who are capable swimmers. Broward College’s Tigertail Aqua Challenge, at Tigertail Lake Recreational Center in Dania...

  • Cross items off your school supply list with these tips

    Cross items off your school supply list with these tips

    Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch pail and a pencil. Now, school supply lists seem a mile long, and parents anticipate a stack of receipts a mile high. Before you start back-to-school shopping for your elementary or high school student, find ways to cut down on the...

  • New Barnes & Noble kids program will have freebies, games and activities

    New Barnes & Noble kids program will have freebies, games and activities

    Barnes & Noble is encouraging kids’ interest in reading with a new program, the Kids’ Book Hangout, on Saturday, July 28. During the event, ages 6-12 are invited to stores to play games and activities, and score free book-related swag, while talking about four specially selected books: “Brown Girl...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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