10 Great Things to do With Kids in Panama City Beach!

Traveling to the beach with kids can be an opportunity for some amazing experiences and memories. When it comes to Panama City Beach attractions, there’s no shortage of things to do that are kid and family friendly. Have a look, and get ready to have a blast this Summer on the beach!

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Gulf World Marine Park

At Gulf World, you’ll see live animal shows, fascinating exhibits, and you’ll experience hands-on interaction with the animals. Whether it’s the whiskers of a sea lion touching your nose or tasting the salt from a dolphin splash, Gulf World Marine Park creates memories for your entire family. Take a deep breath and introduce your kids to the experience of a lifetime!

Shipwreck Island Water Park

This is Panama City Beach Florida`s only Waterpark and is a great value for thrill seekers, families and especially kids! The tropical theme waterpark is filled with attractions and food and beverage outlets to bring smiles to every member of your family. The twenty-acre park features lush landscaping, a professionally trained aquatics staff, and is one of the most hospitable attractions in all of North Florida. Shipwreck Island has been entertaining families for thirty years on Panama City Beach.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

Experience fun and exciting exhibits in the famous Ripley\’s Odditorium at Panama City Beach!  Enjoy the New, Interactive Cargo Hold with over 500 artifacts and exhibits including portraits of famous people made out of unique items such as nail polish, packing tape, crayons, and guitar pics. See the most unique people that were part of Ripley\’s life and measure yourself next to the World\’s tallest man. Check out artifacts collected from Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and North America in a fun and interactive way.  The Titanic gallery has interesting and some little known facts about the most famous shipwreck of the 20th century.


This is an amazing Panama City Beach attraction where scientific principles and fun come together to provide an unrivaled educational experience. Compete with yourself or friends in the interactive game facility and scientific displays. Over 100 exhibits and challenges await!

Miracle Strip Amusement Park

This brand new location in Panama City Beach is sure to create new, lasting memories and fun times with your friends and family!

With numerous rides and vendors, you are sure to find something for everyone. Take a spin on the RipTide Coaster, Seadragon or the Scrambler. Then, slow down and enjoy the gorgeous views of the gulf from the Ferris Wheel. Come out and enjoy an evening among all the lights and beauty and step back in time. We promise you will enjoy it!

Race City

Ride Go Karts, Play Mini Golf, Brave an under water Sea Maze and more! You’ll definitely put some smiles on faces when you pull into Race City – ‘Panama City Beach’s Largest Fun Center & Arcade‘. There’s 4 Go Kart tracks for your kids to race around – including a special “Kids Kars” track, just for the younger, smaller ones. But there’s more than just racing to do at Race City, including indoor blacklight mini golf, bumper boats with squirt guns mounted, bumper cars, a really big indoor arcade, and the under water Sea Maze! If that’s not enough, try the Skycoaster ride, which they claim feels like a “thrilling combination of a bungee jumping and skydiving“ and the new Hurricane Coaster ride!

Shell Island

Escape the crowded beach for quality family time. Pack a picnic, plenty of beach games and snorkel gear on your rented pontoon boat and head over to beautiful and pristine Shell Island for the day. The best part is that there are no other tourists or tour guides on your boat, you are the captain — but don\’t fret, it\’s a mere 5 minute trip.

Dolphin Discovery Tour

Kids love dolphins. Period. On this tour you’ll journey to Shell Island. While off the coast of this natural treasure you will encounter some of the most fascinating marine creatures on the planet. First, you will be ferried from beautiful Bay Point Marina through St. Andrews Bay. Then you will anchor up off the Shell Island coast and interact with dolphins.

Mini Golf

The beach is loaded with fun Mini Golf courses the whole family will enjoy! It doesn’t matter which one you choose, you’re bound to have fun.

Zoo World

With over 300 types of animals including twenty endangered species, your kids are going to want a new pet before heading home. Lucky you!

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