Kids and Children Activities, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores.
Welcome to the Alabama Gulf Coast. We hope your stay in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan is one to remember. Your vacation should be one to remember. We will do our best on these pages to give you some ideas of what all is available for you to do with your kids. Remember it gets pretty warm down here on the Alabama Gulf Coast. You need to protect your kids from sunburn at all costs.
Water Parks in Gulf Shores
Waterville Water Park –
906 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores. 251.948.7026 Waterville is one of Gulf Shores most popular water parks and attractions for kids and families of ages. They have roller coaster, go-karts, mini-golf, trampoline thing, house of bounce, fun depot, old western train, carousel and hampton cars. Special attractions include the flowrider, screamin demon, triple dog dare, woodys cafe, perkys pizza and the ultimate inflatable arena.
Amusement Parks, Mini Golf, Ferris Wheels in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama
Ride The Wharfs Ferris Wheel – The Ferris Wheel at the Wharf in Orange Beach is the largest in Alabama. This Orange Beach Ferris Wheel is over 112 feet tall and has 24 Gondolas. It can safely hold up to 140 people at a time. The ferris wheel is handicapped-accessible. This is a perfect activitiy for vacationers who are at the wharf, shopping or dining.
The Gulf Shores Track Recreation Center –
3200 Gulf Shores Parkway (hwy 59), Gulf Shores. 251.968.8111 The Track specializes in Family fun. They have go-karts, mini-golf, bumper cars, water bumper-boats with water blasters, kids country (the Rio Grande Train, Carousel, Spin Tops, Swings, Ferris Wheel, Kiddie Karts, Rookie Karts), big thrills (Skycoaster), Arcade.
Pirates Island Adventure Golf –
3201 Gulf Shores Parkway (hwy 59), Gulf Shores. 251.968.4653 The Pirates Island Miniature Golf Course is open for the whole family to enjoy. Open daily.
The Water Plunge at the Wharf –
4985 Wharf Parkway, (hwy 180 off Canal Road), Orange Beach. The Hippo is the worlds largest water slide that is suited for kids of all ages. This slide is 36 ft high, 47 ft wide and over 175 ft in length. Tickets can be purchased at the marina store or at the ferris wheel booth for $4.00 per person.
Adventure Island –
24559 Perdido Beach Boulevard,(beach hwy 182) Orange Beach. 251.974.1500 The only active Volcano on the Alabama Gulf Coast. There is a go-kart track, roller coaster, bumper boats, kids rides, arcade and the min-golf course.
Gulf Coast Zoos and Animals
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo –
(As Seen on Animal Planet’s Show “The Little Zoo That Could”)
1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, (hwy 59), in Gulf Shores. 251.968.5731. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to over 400 animals from a natural looking habitat. The Gulf Shores Zoo offers close up views of Alligators, Lions, Tigers, Monkeys, Snakes and Wallabies. There is a Aviary, petting zoo, gift shop, concession and picnic area.
Alligator Alley –
19950 County Road 71 (north of Foley off hwy 59) in Summerdale. 251.946.2483 Alligators are one of the native animals to the Alabama Gulf Coast. This attaction has over 150 live Alligators and you might have an opportunity to feed them. This is the home of Captain Crunch. He is over 13 feet long and is one prehistoric monster. You may also see wild birds and a giant snake. Feeding times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Orange Beach Horseback Riding and Trail Riding
Lakewood Stables –
15523 Lillie Lane, Summerdale, Al. 36580. 251.945.6711 – Lakewood stables offers horse riding, riding lessons and trail rides for the entire family.
Sea Horse Stables –
14537 Hwy 59 , Foley, Al. 36535. 251.971.7433 – Sea Horse Stables offers horse rides, trail rides, birthday parties and horse riding lessons.
Oak Hollow Farm –
14210 Greeno Road, Fairhope, Al. 36532. 251.928.4840 or 877.OAK-HOLLOW. Oak Hollow Farm is open 6 days a week or by appointment. You can enjoy guided horseback rides on over 300 acres. They have nature trails, group hayrides, horse shoes and a playground.