Kid-Friendly Things to do in Port Saint Lucie
St. Lucie County is the most populous county in the Treasure Coast, and there are several kid-friendly things to do in Port Saint Lucie.
Originally from South Florida, we moved to the Port Saint Lucie area in 2021, and have been searching for the best family things to do ever since. Here is a helpful list of places to explore with kids. Be sure to check back often, as the list grows with the community!
Related Post: 50 Favorite Things to do on the Treasure Coast with Kids
Petting Zoos in Port Saint Lucie
Port Saint Lucie has two must-see and experience farms
Eastside Acres Ranch
6740 Ideal Holding Rd. Port St Lucie, FL 34987
Sitting on 20 acres, Eastside Acres Ranch in Port Saint Lucie is a big hit for kiddos, and adults too! They have various animals such as Highland cows, alpacas, miniature horses, donkeys and more. Schedule a tour.
6730 Ideal Holding Rd, Port St Lucie, FL 34987
Peace. Love. Goat is another hidden gem, directly next door to the farm above. Get your baby goat snuggles and stay in the know about their events.
Don’t miss this post, if you want to see a full list of Farm Animals and Petting Zoos on the Treasure Coast.
Splash Pads in Port Saint Lucie
The weather is hot and sticky this close the equator. Here is a list of splash pads in Port Saint Lucie to cool off on those hot summer days.
Fountains at Tradition
10807 SW Tradition Square, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987
Tradition Square is a fun place for the kiddos to run around. The square is a grade field in the center of a low traffic “square” of shops. Many people park and walk around but there are some cars that drive through. You’ll be within walking distance to a few good restaurants, a splash pad, and even Publix! Enjoy food trucks every other Friday, when they close off the street for a fun local event.
Tradition always has events going on, where locals bring their lawn chairs and picnic blankets and chill on the square to enjoy live music. Be sure to check their calendar.
9221 SE Event Center Pl. Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
This is another splash pad in Port Saint Lucie, open Monday through Saturday from 10am-4pm. In addition, the center has many programs and recreational events. Looking for more fun beyond Port Saint Lucie? Here is a full list of Splash Pads on the Treasure Coast
Nature Centers in Port Saint Lucie
Looking for trails, hiking, nature centers, or wildlife in Port Saint Lucie? Here are the top places for nature lovers with kids in Port Saint Lucie.
Port Saint Lucie Botanical Gardens
2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
The gardens is a kid-friendly activity in Port Saint Lucie because they have a scavenger hunt that the kiddos love. Grab a backpack filled with your tools, such as binoculars, a magnifying glass and more. Tour the gardens and search for insects, flowers, plants, and landmarks.
The Gardens are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.
5400 NE St. James Drive. Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Hours: Tues-Sat from 12pm-4pm.
Oxbow Eco-Center is nestled in Port Saint Lucie and is home to over three miles of natures trails, marshes, lush trees and plants, and wildlife. My kids have so much fun here!
You’ll see different wildlife inside the nature center, as well as a kids corner with exhibits and education. Just outside, is a big space to play and explore, including a music station, balance logs, a stage for small shows, and other educational exhibits. You can go on a guided nature tours or just explore on your own.
If you are going to explore outside, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring insect repellent in case mosquitos are out. Every Saturday is crafts, story time, and feeding some of the animals.
Savannas Preserve State Park
2541 S.E .Walton Road. Port St. Lucie FL 34952
The Savannas Preserve State Park is a fun experience with several amenities including birding, boating, fishing, canoe kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, paddling, picnicking and viewing wild-life. This is a fun idea to pack a picnic, and go on a scavenger hunt with the kids.
Recreations in Port Saint Lucie
1600 NW Courtyard CreekPort St. Lucie, FL 34986
Bowlero is a modern and fun bowling alley with an arcade, air-hockey, laser tag, and 48 lanes, formerly known as SuperPlay USA.
This fun activity for kids is great for a group meetup, a rainy day, or a birthday party; and they’ve got a kid-friendly menu.
440 NW Peacock Blvd Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986
Defy (as in defy gravity) is a trampoline park that has action-packed exhibits for jumping, sports, obstacles, and more. They also have kid jump for kids 6 and under to safely play. This is a lot of fun to get out of the heat and still be active.
Urban Air Adventure park
9020 S U.S. Hwy 1, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Urban Air in Port Saint Lucie is a fun indoor trampoline park with laser tag, virtual reality, go-karts, climbing walls, basic trampolines, courses and more.
Clover Park Stadium in Port Saint Lucie is home to the New York Mets Spring Training. Every late February, the professional baseball players make Port Saint Lucie their home-base to practice for the upcoming season.
You can catch their training games through April, before Major League Baseball starts.
The games are always a good time and kiddos either love or are afraid of the big blue dog mascot!
Visit a playground in Port Saint Lucie
Our family has been going to playgrounds in the area since our oldest was born in 2020, searching for the best around, and so I’ve created a helpful list of the best playgrounds in Port Saint Lucie.
You can find the full post here on Playgrounds in Port Saint Lucie
If you want a detailed list of the entire Treasure Coast, you can find that here: The Best Playgrounds on the Treasure Coast.
Be sure to check out my round up of 50 Things to do on the Treasure Coast with Kids
Wishing you happy days ahead!