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Free Little Adventures for Families in Destin

Want an experience that provides outdoor fun and knowledge and is completely free? Check out the Little Adventures activity calendar to book your next family adventure during your Destin vacation today! The Little Adventures kiosk is right across the street from the beloved Beachside Inn and near many of the homes and condominiums in the Crystal Beach neighborhood. The FREE Destin workshops for kids are led by experienced trainers and professionals from our community and may be one of your family's favorite Destin vacation experiences. Check out all they have to offer below! 


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Join the Pinfish Patrol (4-12 years old)

A digestible way to introduce kids to Destin’s local fish population. This workshop allows participants to learn all about the inhabitants along the coast and what they eat. Kids will get the chance to hook both non-living and live bait, then cast the line to see what they can catch. The perfect way to learn about fish is to reel 'em in and take a closer look. Book your next family fishing excursion today.



Cast and Conserve (8-13+ years old)

Take head over the surf, and learn how to fish like a pro. Kids will learn about the Gulf of Mexico, local fish species, fishing seasons, fishing rules and regulations, and how the fish they catch impact the ecosystem. Participants will have fun, acquire a new skill, and learn how to fish responsibly.  Book your next big adventure today and let your kids learn a new skill.



Surf’s up! (4-13+ years old)

Introduce both kids and teens to the way of the waves. During the 75-minute introduction to surfing and safety course, participants will learn how to spot a wave, how to handle the current, safety tips, and how to catch and ride a wave to shore. Some classes even spot colorful fish and sea turtles along the way, thanks to the crystal clear waters in the Destin area. Kids must know how to swim to enter this class. Book your next family surfing up lesson today! 


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Get yourself onboard (8-13+ years old)

Not only does Little Adventures offer surfing lessons, but paddle boarding instruction too. Instructors will give kids the knowledge and confidence to conquer stand-up paddle boarding on the gulf waters! Balance, skill, and perseverance will be taught with patience and encouragement. Participants must know how to swim. Book an adventure today and ensure your child or teen goes home with Insta and Snap-worthy vids.


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See Creatures (4-13+ years old)

Explore the gulf and find all sorts of wonders that inhabit it. Kids will learn about how the Gulf of Mexico, then use special tools to catch, research, and then release creatures. Participants of any age have the chance to learn new and exciting facts about local wildlife and get up close and personal with our local marine life. Book this wildlife adventure today for an amazing opportunity to show your kids what lives in the Gulf.



Cast away (8-13+ years old)

This activity is similar to See Creatures, but with a twist. Kids will learn how to load a fishing net, cast it, and reel it in. After, they will learn fun facts about wildlife in the Gulf and discover how the smallest animals can make a big impact! Book today to see and identify what’s within our crystal clear waters. 



Snorkel squad (8-13+ years old)

Want to personally see what’s under the water? Little Adventures offers snorkeling lessons that teach participants how to safely join local marine life in their natural environment. Kids will learn safety signals, what a dive flag means, and how to wear gear, float, breathe, and glide through the water. Participants are given snorkel equipment to swim and discover the different kinds of fish and other coastal wildlife that lie beneath the surface. Participants must know how to swim. Book a snorkeling adventure today. 


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Book Your Stay Today and Save!

Ready to book your next Destin Vacation? Start by viewing Newman-Dailey's collection of Destin vacation rental homes and condos or consider a stay in one of the upgraded rooms at Beachside Inn, located immediately across the street from the Little Adventures Crystal Beach kiosk. To help narrow your search or for local recommendations, call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652. Remember to always book direct for our best rate guarantee. 

Looking for other FREE activities for families? Visit our “Free Things to Do in Destin in Summer” blog to check out more exciting finds you can enjoy without spending a dime.  

See you @ the beach!