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Attractions for Children in Fort Walton Beach

Year-round, Fort Walton Beach, Florida is a vacation destination that’s sure to inspire travelers from near and far. While adults will find there are plenty of options for fun available in this area, there are attractions for children in Fort Walton Beach too! If you happen to be heading this way with the kids at your side, the following are just a few of the many Fort Walton Beach attractions you’ll want to be sure to add to your itinerary.  

Attractions for Children in Fort Walton Beach

For travelers headed to Fort Walton Beach with little ones in tow who are up for some friendly and colorful competition, a stop at Goofy Golf while you’re in town might just be the highlight of a visit! This family-friendly attraction is a great place to put those putt-putt skills to the test and promises to be a fun for all stop that might just have you returning a time or two while you’re in town. Goofy Golf is located at 401 Eglin Parkway NE in Fort Walton Beach and is open Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm with extended hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm. Goofy Golf has been a fan favorite attraction in Fort Walton Beach since first opening to the public in 1958. Guests to Goofy Golf can enjoy trying two courses on-site that each host 17 holes. The 18th hole is shared by both courses and is the iconic Snakes Mouth shot! From the T-rex replica which stands 23 feet tall to the colorful and whimsical course additions, visitors will find that a round at Goofy Golf is something everyone can enjoy from start to finish! 

Island Time Arcade

For many kids, nothing is more memorable on vacation than time well-spent in a vibrant arcade. When you’re heading to Fort Walton Beach, Island Time Arcade is ready to be that unforgettable stop on the itinerary! Located at 1318 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Island Time Arcade is open for fun daily between noon and 9:00 pm. From new and retro games to fun prizes and savory food selections to top it all off, it’s easy to linger at Island Time Arcade for longer than you originally planned. 

Heritage Park and Cultural Center

When you’re looking for a Fort Walton Beach attraction for kids that’s as engaging as it is educational, a stop at the Heritage Park and Cultural Center is a must! Located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, the Heritage Park and Cultural Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. This inviting and exciting stop is home to a variety of on-site museums that showcase Fort Walton Beach’s history dating back to 12,000 BC and extending through the early 1950s. When you’re not strolling the tree-lined paths at Heritage Park and Cultural Center, you can be browsing exhibits and displays at a multitude of locations. This educational and cultural stop is home to the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, the Garnier Post Office Museum, the Fort Walton Temple Mound, and the Civil War Exhibit Building too. Walk through history and watch it come to life as you enjoy time digging into the past in a setting that’s easy to engage with and sure to inspire. 

John Beasley Park

Spending time on the shoreline when visiting Fort Walton Beach is a memorable way to enjoy time with the kids while you’re in town. When you’re looking for a scenic stop that has the best of all the options for beach time fun, John Beasley Park checks every box on the list. Situated at 1550 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, John Beasley Park is a beachside locale that’s loved for its many picnic pavilions, pristine stretches of sand, and access to blue waters that are ideal for swimming and snorkeling too. From the hiking trails to the shorebirds you’re sure to spot, there’s no shortage of options for fun to enjoy outdoors while you’re here. John Beasley Park is also known for its sand dunes that are well worth admiring and exploring when you drop by to enjoy a day under the sun with the little ones.  

Book Your Getaway to Fort Walton Beach Today

No matter when your travel plans have you heading to Fort Walton Beach with the kids to enjoy some quality time as a family, having amazing accommodations in place is a sure way to elevate the experience even further. That’s where The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach comes in. Our property options are designed to inspire and keep guests close to the places they can’t wait to explore while enjoying comfort, luxury, and style too! Reach out today to learn more about our incredible rental options in the area and how we can help you turn those family travel plans into a reality. We look forward to seeing you in Fort Walton Beach soon!