The preschool age is many parents’ favorite time in their child’s life. Children engage in so much playing, growing, and learning during this period. That makes it a very enjoyable and exciting time for parents and loved ones as their child begins to develop personality
However, it can be difficult to keep up with a preschooler’s energy level and continue to satisfy their need for entertainment and stimulation. To make meeting these demands easier for you, we have created a list of fun activities to enjoy with your preschooler in and around Tamarac, Florida.
It’s important for your child’s development that they get adequate playtime outside. Technology can be useful and beneficial for your child, but too much screen time can be detrimental to their physical and mental development. Read on to learn more about outdoor parks and places you can take your preschooler to play and explore.
Orchid Park in Coral Springs
Orchid Park is a green preserve attached to Cypress Park. You can move between the two parks via several short nature trails and wooden footbridges. Orchid Park also has a pavilion, and a picnic area Orchid Park is located at 1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs.
Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital in Coral Springs
This is a non-profit organization that treats and rehabilitates sick and injured animals. You and your child can visit the animals, and this can be a great way for your child to learn more about wildlife in their natural habitats Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital is located at 3000 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs.
Sandy Ridge Sanctuary in Coral Springs
This 38-acre nature sanctuary is a great place for watching birds, butterflies, and other wildlife Sandy Ridge Sanctuary is located at 8501 NW 40th Street, Coral Springs.
Tall Cypress Natural Area in Coral Springs
This 66-acre park is made up of a basin swamp and pine flat woods. Among the many animals that make this area their home are:
- Great egrets
- Great horned owls
- Land turtles
The walkways are all elevated boardwalks, so you and your child can enjoy watching these animals from a safe distance and get a bird’s-eye view Find this park at 3700 Turtle Run Blvd, Coral Springs.
Plantation Woods Park in Plantation
This unique 2.5-acre park features tree swings, tree houses, three playground areas, and log benches for you and your preschooler to enjoy. This can be a great option if more traditional parks get a bit boring for your child after a while This park is at 5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation
Plantation Preserve Linear Trail in Plantation
Find this 1.1-mile multi-use trail at 7050 W Broward Blvd. The trail takes hikers, bikers, and joggers through wetlands and a golf course
Plantation Heritage Park in Plantation
Once used as an agriculture experimentation area, Plantation Heritage Park features a tropical fruit grove, a few playgrounds, and a disc golf course This park is located at 1100 Fig Tree Lane, Plantation.
Markham Park in Sunrise
This 666-acre county park is situated in the Everglades conservation area, and it provides the Fox Observatory, a model airplane field, and a shooting range Markham Park is located at 16001 W State Road 84, Sunrise.
Indoor Attractions And Activities
When weather prevents outdoor play or you are looking for a contained play area for your child and their siblings and friends to enjoy, indoor play areas are great for kids
Monkey Joe’s in Sunrise
Find this indoor play area designed for children aged 12 and younger at 3445 North Hiatus Road, Sunrise. It is open every day and features obstacle courses and inflatable slides
Florida Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs
This is the rink where the Florida Panthers ice hockey team practices. When the team is not using the rink, figure skating events, open hockey, open public skating, and skating lessons for all ages and various styles are offered, visit 3299 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs.
Plantation Historical Museum in Plantation
Here, you and your preschooler can learn about the history of the Seminole and Tequesta Native American tribes, the founding families of the area, and exhibits about Plantation’s police and fire departments. This museum is conveniently located inside the Botanical Gardens Park and is also adjacent to the Butterfly Garden, which are two other great places to visit for some outdoor fun after you’ve explored the museum The museum is located at 511 N Fig Tree Lane, Plantation.
JLP Inspiring Minds Preschool
JLP Inspiring Minds is a private school for children from preschool through third grade. We are located in Tamarac, Florida and serve the surrounding communities of Coral Springs, Lauderhill, Plantation, and Sunrise.
Our preschool accommodates up to 54 students ages 2-4 years old and we have a large 2,500 square-foot outdoor playground that includes sections for sports and gardening. Preschool hours are 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM and we also offer Before Care from 6:30-8:30 AM for an additional weekly fee.
Contact JLP Inspiring Minds today at 954-746-5437 to learn more about our preschool program and our K-3 school if you have older children as well.