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Things to Do With Kids in Okeechobee, Florida.

As you can probably tell, most of the things to do in Okeechobee County are totally kid-friendly -- ok maybe not golf… or shooting ranges. But otherwise, your kids will enjoy hiking, fishing, and most of Okeechobee’s other fantastic attractions. No matter what, there’s fun for the entire family to be had here.

Combining a petting zoo with a horseback riding trail is Wagon Wheel Horse Farm. Sure to delight your young ones from the tiniest tots to full-blown teens -- even simply kids at heart. For some, horses can be intimidating, but, not to worry, you and your family will be guided every step of the way. Plus, if you or your child prefers not to ride, simply pet the animals and enjoy the fresh farm air. Be sure to make a reservation for your horseback ride at least 24 hours in advance, for parties of no larger than five and see the “real” beauty of Florida on a tranquil Okeechobee trail ride.

You’re in for more animal fun when you take the kids on an airboat ride for an exhilarating exploration of Florida’s wildlife. With countless top-rated Okeechobee airboat tours like Florida Airboat Charters, GatorHunt Airboat Rides, and EagleBay Airboat Rides, you really can’t go wrong. Whether your child is dying to see a gator or you want to learn about animals you’ve never even heard of, airboat tour guides around Lake Okeechobee can either lead the way or create a custom itinerary just for your family. While kids can easily get bored bass fishing or hiking, airboats bring that extra bit of life to your vacation. Afterward, they’ll be talking about how much fun they had for days on end. Reservations are typically required and there are a limited number of seats on the airboats. Give them a head’s up and you’ll be ready for an unforgettable time.

Okeechobee County, of course, also has classic family activities like bowling and roller skating, but here they do it all in one. Chobee Play Skate N Bowl is what it sounds like. Start off with a bit of rollerblading in the skating rink and finish off the evening with a round of bowling for some healthy family competition. With super low prices and something for everyone, it’s an easy way to entertain the kids for a night while visiting the area.

These days, the hottest trend in family activities has got to be the escape room and Okeechobee County has its own. An escape room is a game where you work together to find clues and solve puzzles in order to “escape”. Time to Escape has themed escape rooms that work similarly to a scavenger hunt and while kids are welcome, you must be accompanied by an adult if you’re under the age of 14. It’s a thrilling way to involve the whole family and beat the clock to solve the mystery.

Whether you’re camping in town for a few days or you’re planning to move in permanently, you’ll be sure there’s plenty of things to do with kids in Okeechobee County.