There are a lot of activities in Miami that older babies and toddlers will enjoy such as the Miami Children’s Museum which has over 50,000 square feet of interactive and bilingual exhibits aimed at kids up to 8 years of age.

Jungle Island is another option and is just across the causeway from the Children’s Museum. The 22 acre park is home to a variety of animals and birds – most notably Hercules, a 900-pound liger that is a cross between a lion and a tiger. Children 2 and under are free, Adult admission is $34.95 +tax, seniors are $32.95 + tax, and kids 3-10 are $26.95 + tax and stroller rentals are available. South Beach Duck Tours are fantastic for kids. The vehicle is a hydra terra vehicle is custom made and can move between land and water easily. You can take a tour of the city and kids will enjoy the novelty of the boat/ bus.

Zoo Miami has over 500 species of animals to see, 40 of which are endangered and there is a children’s zoo for toddlers to enjoy. Crandon Park Family Amusement Center and Gardens are also worth a visit. The horseshoe lagoon is perfect for a dip and there is also a nice picnic area. The amusement centre has a vintage carousel, roller rink and spraying sea horse fountain. The gardens are lovely for a stroll and are filled with tropical flowers. This area also provides shade for a break from the sun. Miami Seaquarium is worth a visit and has whales, dolphins, sharks, manatees, alligators and turtles. Older kids can also swim with dolphins here.

Lincoln Road is a great area for shopping and is fully pedestrianised. If you are interested in seeing the everglades by airboat, you can take babies and toddlers with Everglades Holiday Park. The company welcomes babies and the boats are covered for sun protection. The park is located just north of Miami. There is a mangrove tour and gator show. Adults are charged $26.50 and kids aged 3-11 cost $14.50.