Discover Fort Lauderdale with Kids


Whether you have just moved to Fort Lauderdale, or you are a local just planning a visit, there are a wide variety of places that cater to you and your children. Fort Lauderdale and South Florida have many hidden gems of fun, and families are starting to discover Ft Lauderdale with their kids, and they're having the time of their life.  With so much to do it can be difficult to choose what to do first.  Here's a few of our suggestions of where to start.  Be sure to check out more on Fort Lauderdale here.

The Barbie Dreamhouse Experience

The first place to visit is a dream come true for families who have little girls. The Barbie Dreamhouse Experience located in the The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise, Florida is just 8 miles from Ft. Lauderdale. This experience is a must for any little girl or Barbie fan, bringing Barbie's Dreamhouse to life. An interactive 10,000 square-foot area, there are so many living areas and rooms to discover. There are virtual elevators, a closet, living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and balcony to explore. With over 350 special Barbie dolls on display throughout the house, it's any Barbie fans heaven. The virtual elevators will "transport" guests to each floor of the Dreamhouse to participate in interactive activities in every room. Tours of the facility run every 30 to 60 minutes, depending on availability, and the Dreamhouse is open every day. The Barbie experience also has many pricing levels, depending on the type of experience you're looking for. You can schedule private birthday parties here. This is one spot in the Ft. Lauderdale area you don't want to miss if you have Barbie fans in your life.  Here's a tip: Buy a new special Barbie from Wal-Mart or Target before you go. This way your child gets a "souvenir" at a good price.