Summer Activities

Summer is here and we’re bringing you a list of the best activities for your kids!

  • Kid’s Film Series

Whether the day is a rainy one or you are looking for fun out of the sun, a movie at the Marion Theatre in downtown Ocala is a great way to unwind with the kids. The Summer Kids Film series offers select shows at just $3 for children 12 and under! Adults are only $5. The $3 includes juice, popcorn and fruit snacks.

  • The Equestrian Center

Here’s an event for horse lovers! The horse show season is no longer limited to the cooler months. With multiple large, climate-controlled, indoor arenas, the World Equestrian Center – Ocala is changing the game and hosting equestrian events year-round, rain or shine. The Ocala Summer Series features 9 weeks of elite hunter/jumper competition.

Make the most of your visit to a horse show by dining at a local restaurant, shopping, renting a golf cart to explore the property, and getting a treat at the candy shop!

  • Citizens’ Circle Splash Pad

The splash pad, located at 151 SE Osceola Avenue, is free for the public to use and is open daily from sunrise to sunset (seasonally). Benches and picnic tables are available for parents to sit and enjoy watching their children.

  • Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is Ocala’s local children’s museum, and we’re here to help you make the most of your visit. We believe that kids should be able to learn in a fun, hands-on way—and that knowledge can be gained through exploration and discovery. Our goal is to provide you with the tools you need to instill a passion for learning in your child, so they can grow up as curious and inquisitive adults who are always up for a challenge.

Our rotating exhibits change every few months and feature different themes, from dinosaurs to space travel. Our STEAM-centered classes are designed for kids of all ages, and there are also adult events like book clubs and lectures. There’s plenty of reasons to check out what’s new at Discovery Center!

  • Florida’s Springs

Enjoy your summer outside by splashing into one of our beautiful springs! Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Springs, Salt Springs and Rainbow Springs all make for great spots for enjoy the Florida sunshine while keeping cool in the natural springs.

Hope everyone has a great summer!