The park is a great day trip for families. The airboat trip on the lake is well worth it..you always get to see an alligator. The canopy walk is also one of those things the family will love to do. You walk up and go high in the trees to see the ecology of the tree canopy. When you get to the top of the tower and poke through the trees, you can see across the Myakka park. A story on VisitFlorida.com has some information on the family aspect of the trip.