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Entertainment for grandkids, ages 5-10

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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Entertainment for grandkids, ages 5-10

Doing Disney for a week then on to Daytona for 3 days. Doing the beach may become boring, looking for other things to do for ages 5-10, 6 grandkids. Thought of driving to Silver Springs for glass bottom boats, etc., but heard in has become a tourist trap. Suggestions would be appreciated. Our trip is late June, staying at Oceanwalk Hilton.

Ormond Beach...
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1. Re: Entertainment for grandkids, ages 5-10

I doubt the kids will be bored with the beach. The boardwalk has a Ferris Wheel, go karts and arcade games. Daytona Lagoon water park is across the street and has mini golf and go karts along with an amazing water park! The Hilton has a very nice pool. Also, free fireworks and concerts every Saturday night in the summer months - all walking distance from the Hilton!

Also consider checking out the lighthouse in Ponce Inlet - the views from the top are amazing! While in Ponce Inlet you can also rent kayaks, stand up paddleboards, take an eco tour boat ride, hydro bikes, banana boat rides, parasailing and more!

Schaumburg, Illinois
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2. Re: Entertainment for grandkids, ages 5-10

Thanks Love......

Both suggestions sound great and will offer a change of pace from just running around on the beach.

Daytona Beach...
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3. Re: Entertainment for grandkids, ages 5-10

The Ocean Walk Shoppes (shopping center between the Hilton and Wyndham Ocean Walk) has a 10 cinema movie theater. There are several Miniature Golf courses along Atlantic Ave (A1A). While in Ponce Inlet, there is also a Marine Science Center and Bird Sanctuary (closed Sunday and Monday) where you can view various marine wildlife.

A few miles inland, you will find the Museum of Arts and Sciences which is good for about half a day visit. On the weekends there is the Daytona Flea and Farmers Market.

If you care to venture to the nearby town of DeLand (about 25 miles west of Daytona) there are a few other museums there: Reptile Discovery Center, DeLand Naval Air Station Museum, Museum of Florida Art, Gillespie Museum of Minerals.

Daytona Beach...
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4. Re: Entertainment for grandkids, ages 5-10

Oh and if you are a baseball fan, you can check if the Daytona Cubs (Single A) are playing in town. I watched them beat the Tampa Yankees a couple of weeks ago! <grin>

Schaumburg, Illinois
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5. Re: Entertainment for grandkids, ages 5-10

Some very good suggestions Daytona. Thank you.

Schaumburg, Illinois
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6. Re: Entertainment for grandkids, ages 5-10

Probably would not like attending a game. They are miniature golf nuts though.

Chicago
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7. Re: Entertainment for grandkids, ages 5-10

I saw the Museum of Science and Arts mentioned... they have a children's museum there

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I also recommend checking the racetrack out... if you have boys..

Renata

Schaumburg, Illinois
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Bluzin, thanks for the note on the Museum of S&A. Good for a rainy day.

Racetrack won't fly--five girls and one boy.

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