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Fall Fun for Florida's Preschoolers
October 31, 2018
Category: Fall Fun,

Fall is well under way and you know what that means — comfy sweaters, huddling around a campfire and leaves of orange and red everywhere for most of the country.

Fall in Florida is different. Most of the leaves stay on the trees almost year-round, except during the coldest few weeks. In Florida, our autumn is nothing more than a cooler summer. Fall is the best season of the year, so here are some ways for families with toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy the season outdoors regardless of the weather.

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TNT Gymnastics Preschool Open Gym


Want to explore the world of gymnastics with your child? TNT offers an Open Gym time that is the perfect way to let your child see how much fun gymnastics can be.

We offer an Open Gym period on Wednesdays for children ages 5 and under. We also have an Open Gym period on Fridays for younger and older children. See our schedule below to find out which time best suits your schedule. Please call to front office for our current open gym schedule and pricing.

Children age 5 and under must be supervised by a parent at all times. Children age 6 and up will be supervised by a TNT staff member.


Age: 5 and under

Area: Southside/Mandarin

2683 Saint Johns Bluff Rd., Jacksonville, FL, 32246

(904) 998-8681

Barnes and Noble Story Time

Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble at San Jose offers story time events including holiday themed books and caricature books with associated crafts or visits by the characters. Check the website below for event dates and times. There are two locations in Jacksonville!

San Jose Location
11112 San Jose Boulevard Suite 8
Jacksonville, FL 32223
(904) 886-9904

St. Johns Town Center Location
10280 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32246
(904) 928-2027Area: Southside/Mandarin

Beaches Green Market Children's Garden Workshops

Green Market Children's Garden Workshop

Our children's gardening program is held in a revitalized 2,000 foot section of the Beaches Organic Community Garden in Neptune Beach ... with a sensory garden, raised vegetable garden beds, herbs, flowers, fruit trees and vines, and a shade structure where we offer engaging activities. Children might harvest berries and make smoothies with a hand-crank blender, plant seeds by the seasons, learn to smell and taste different herbs and make medicinal salves and sachets with them, create art projects with nature, learn about beneficial insects and how to identify them, and so much more!

Select Saturdays

Area: Beaches/Mayport

Jarboe Park, Neptune Beach, FL, 32266

Celestial Farms Farm Tours

Celestial Farm Tours

Tour us to learn how to better care for our environment, care for our animals, and grow our own food! We are an animal rescue and educational organization. Our mission is to heal, learn and grow together. We have horses, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens and more! 

Tours are available on Saturdays only from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Tours are free, but we do survive on donations. Play grounds and picnic areas are available for your use as well.

We are also open for preschool, camp. parties and events. Yoga is every Tuesday night at 7. Home School Day is every 2nd Friday at 10 AM. Check out our web page for more opportunities. Saturdays

Age: All ages

13958 Duval Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32218

(904) 647-5265


Jacksonville Ice and Sports Plex Learn to Skate

Jacksonville Ice and Sports Plex

Skaters begin by learning the basics starting with Snow Plow Sam (Tots), 8 levels of Basic Skills, Free skate 1-6 and Adults level 1-4. Basic Skills group classes offer a fun and relaxed environment for skaters of all skill levels. Groups are formed with skaters of similar age and skill. Participants meet three times a week for a 30-minute class followed by 10 minutes of practice time. Sessions are 8-weeks long with achievement testing during Week 7’s class. Skaters may earn achievement badges or certificates as they advance through the U.S. Figure Skating Association curriculum. A showcase is held once every Spring & Winter.8-week sessions

Age: 3 and up

Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank

3605 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL, 32207

(904) 399 - 3223

Jacksonville Public Library Story Times

Jacksonville Public LIbrary

The Jacksonville Public Libraries offer story times for all ages and programs are free! Check out Bedtime Stories, Bilingual Story Time, Family Preschool, Mother Goose, Owl, Preschool, School Age, Stories for Families, and Toddler Time Story Time. The website below has the programs, dates, times, and locations.(904) 630-2665

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Nature's Newbies

Jacksonville Zoo Newbies

Nature's Newbies will introduce you and your child (ages 1-3) to a favorite animal themed book that will engage him or her in a new wonder of the Animal Kingdom. Each 45-minute program will emphasize a positive and engaging interaction with one of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors to help each story come to life. Class size is limited to the first 10 children to register. Check the website for current dates and times

Age: 1-3

370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32218

(904) 757-4463

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Zoo Tots

Jacksonville Zoo Tots

Zoo Tots focuses on specific animal themes to engage your preschooler as he/she learns about the wonders of the Animal Kingdom. Each program emphasizes positive and engaging interactions with animal ambassadors as well as activities, stories, and crafts that revolve around the week’s central theme. Each week’s program builds on knowledge from the previous week, so you and your child will not want to miss a class. These programs are open to preschoolers 3 to 5 years old plus one adult (parent/guardian). All programs are 60-minutes long and take place in the Discovery Center located at Play Park inside the Zoo. Class size is limited to the first 12 children to register. Check the website for current dates and times

Age: 3-5

370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32218

(904) 757-4463

Little Peeps Farmer for a Day

Little Peeps Farmer for a Day

We are a homeschooling family of seven with a small goat farm, who loves to be outdoors, in the forest, in the garden, on the water or out with our animals... we're happiest outside in the beautiful Florida sunshine!

After years of people asking us to come and visit the farm, we decided to start an organized homeschool group, but it turned into a lot more than that!! Almost a year later and we are running Homeschool groups, Preschool groups, Family Farm Days, and Camps. We continue adding new programs all the time - all at the request of interested families! 

We are so happy to be able to share what we have with everyone! Providing a place to learn about, nurture and connect with animals that aren't seen in most people's everyday life. Come and spend some time with us and experience a little of what it's like to be a Farmer for a Day! Beach Blvd. & St. Johns Bluff, Jacksonville, FL, 32246

T's Learning Center loves to promote the wonderful events and activities found in Jacksonville and surrounding areas all year long. Fall is a special time of year to do something fun and different and we are happy to spread the word. As a premier child daycare facility, we appreciate our kids and their families throughout the four seasons.