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Chris and Carol Scuderi purchased Greenwell’s Family Fun Park, at 35 NE Pine Island Road, for $1.9 million from Greenwell on April 4. Last month, the couple from Charlotte, North Carolina, renamed it Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park. Read more

Features

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

PAW Patrol Live! is coming back to Southwest Florida this summer and tickets are now on sale. In “Race to the Rescue,” the heroic pups from the PAW Patrol series take the stage with Bunraku puppetry at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Read more

Things To Do

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We created a special event search just for Fourth of July and fireworks events coming up in Southwest Florida, in Collier and Lee counties. Read more

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Wellfit Girls

Girls in Collier County have new options to help them gain confidence and fitness through two programs by Wellfit Girls. Read more

Wellness

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Kate Owens, a hairstylist and owner of Kate’s Kuts in Bonita Springs, has learned ways to help children with autism cope with haircuts. Read more

Features

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Andrea Stetson

Like a bus or taxi, the Naples Bay Water Shuttle takes passengers to numerous locations, only via waterways, and for less than the cost of a cruise or charter service. And kids love it. Read more

Things To Do

The Backyard Beer Garden in Cape Coral serves up ribs, drinks and games, just like a backyard party. Read more

Restaurants

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There’s a new party in town. You know how you can drink with your friends and handle a paint brush at the same time at Wine and Canvas Fort Myers? Now there’s a kid version. Read more

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Courtesy of The Ringling

The Ringling thrills all ages in Sarasota, plus there are several other family-friendly attractions nearby. Read more

Things To Do

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Amanda Inscore

At The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, you give in to grilled cheese; the kids give in to Brussels sprouts. Read more

Restaurants

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The Lehigh Spring Festival returns this weekend. And if you didn’t know already, the floats, marching bands and fire trucks traveling down Homestead Road should be a good tip-off. Read more

Things To Do

Discover some of the best trails in Southwest Florida for families with kids. Read more

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USA TODAY Network Florida

JLB says, while the restaurant sounds fancy, it is not. And that’s not a bad thing. Read more

Restaurants

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Courtesy of WGCU

Kids and their families can explore what could be called a pop-up town Saturday, March 30 at WGCU Public Media on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus. Read more

Things To Do

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Kinfay Moroti

After being canceled last year, the Lee County Spelling Bee is back, and it takes place Wednesday, March 6, at Three Oaks Middle School in San Carlos Park. Read more

Education

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Sun Splash Family Waterpark opens for the 2019 season Saturday, March 9. Read more

Things To Do

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Amanda Inscore

Saturday's Southwest Florida Reading Festival features 19 authors, including Drew Brockington, Tara Conklin, Jackson Pearce and Peter Swanson, and lots of family-friendly activities. Read more

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Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is open on weekends starting Saturday, February 16 until the water park opens fully for summer in late May. Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

iGPS based in Fort Myers recognized as a national leader in wearable technology. Read more

Parenting

The Rodizio Grill Brazilian steakhouse carves meats tableside and offers an endless gourmet salad bar. Read more

Restaurants