TradeWinds Island Resorts is family-friendly and committed to making your next family vacation unforgettable. At TradeWinds, each and every kid will go home with a tale to tell.
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Kid's Activities Calendar
Check out all the activities available during your stay on our Kid's Activities Calendar or visit our interactive fun for kids!
Splash Island Water Park is located in the crystal blue waters of the Gulf, just off the white sandy shore behind TradeWinds Island Grand. One hour sessions are available for purchase at the TradeWinds Adventure Center. First session begins at 10:00 a.m., last session is at 4:00 p.m. - weather permitting. Must be 46" high; children 40"-45" must be accompanied by someone over 16 years old.
Unlimited rides on the High Tide Slide are now included in the resort amenity fee! What’s three stories tall, 200 feet long, and can make even a totally cool teenager squeal with delight? Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and plummet down the three-story High Tide Water Slide located beachfront at Island Grand. Must be at least 42" tall.
KONK Activities Center (Kids Only, No Kidding!) at Island Grand
Play as a family between 10 am and 5 pm at the KONK Activities Center. Play video or board games, paint, draw on chalkboard walls or watch a movie. See if you can find what's hiding in our living reef saltwater aquarium! These activities are FREE.
KONK Club Drop-off Camps at Island Grand
Our counselors are experts at showing kids a great time so grown-ups can have a little "us" time. Safe and fully supervised programs, including Camp Safari and Space Camp, are for children ages 4-11 and includes a snack or meal. Call the Adventure Center at 727.363.2294 for registration and pricing.
KONK Care at Island Grand
Drop off your kids with the Adventure Team with confidence that they will have a safe, fantastic time while you recharge your batteries. They'll play games, paint, watch movies, and enjoy various activities around property. Snacks and drinks are provided; meal if longer than 3 hours. For ages 4-11, between 8 am and 11 pm daily. Call the Adventure Center at 727.363.2294 for reservations and pricing.
TW Treasure Mining Co.
Kids of all ages are finding treasure at the new TW Treasure Mining Co. sluice. Purchase a bag of gems, fossils or seashells and get ready to sift and sort through the earthen mixture. Available at the Adventure Center or Paddleboat Landing at Island Grand.
Daily Crafts at KONK Activities Center
Let our TradeWinds Adventure Center team keep you entertained with activities and crafts for all ages. Whether it’s creating your own sea shell night light, making marine life soap, beach candles or tie dye, there’s fun for the whole family. The Painting Studio is open daily with a variety of items for customized gifts to take back home. KONK Activities Center at Island Grand. Nominal fees apply. Check the kids calendar for crafts and times.
Li'l Guys Activities at Guy Harvey Outpost
Get your flippers and fins ready for an ocean-filled week of fun! Meet at the Li'l Guys Activities Hut, located at Guy Harvey Outpost, to participate in crafts and themed activities each day. Learn about marine life that fills our oceans or partake in a sandcastle building contest. Designed for children of all ages. The Li'l Guys Activities Hut is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Nominal fees apply for some crafts.
Fish Tales with Captain Tim at Guy Harvey Outpost
Join in on a variety of activities with Captain Tim. Rent a fishing pole for some shore or sunset fishing, or take a stroll down the beach as Captain Tim talks about tackle, bait and fishing basics. Call the Guy Harvey Outfitter Shop at 855.GH.OUTFITTER for more information and pricing.
Learn to Throw a Cast Net with Captain Tim
There's quite a technique to seeing a cast net balloon out into a perfect circle without losing your teeth. Come try your hand at it. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1 pm at the Guy Harvey Outpost Li'l Guys Activities Hut. FREE
RedBeard the Pirate
Captain RedBeard drops by Pirate Island to show kids how to make their own sharktooth necklace or buccaneer beads. RedBeard regales the young – and not so young - with his tall tales of the sea and songs of tropical adventures at the free pirate show. Check the kids calendar for RedBeard shows and crafts.
Family Pirate Show at Island Grand
Join Captain RedBeard's crew for a treasure chest of family fun, contests and belly laughs. Captain RedBeard entertains swashbucklers of all ages with tall tales and songs of the sea. Every Saturday (year-round) and Wednesday (seasonally during spring and summer) at 7 pm on Pirate Island at TradeWinds Island Grand. FREE
We'll crank up the tunes for crazy competitions and prizes. Poolside Invasion is daily at 1 pm at Island Grand and Guy Harvey Outpost Beachfront Pools. FREE
Hop aboard a paddleboat and cruise under bridges, around islands and come beak to nose with one of our resident swans at Island Grand. This meandering waterway is home to graceful Japanese Koi and a variety of herons and egrets. Fish-feeding stations are located alongside the banks. Paddleboats are included in the resort amenity fee. View Virtual Tour
Grab a raft, jump in or sit poolside and watch a feature film on our inflatable big screen. Movies are shown at the beachfront pool at Island Grand (Thursday/Sunday) and Guy Harvey Outpost (Monday/Wednesday). Features are listed at the Adventure Center. FREE
Games, Games, Games
Play our 9 hole mini-golf course, enjoy life-size chess or join in on one of our ping pong tournaments. Play volleyball on the beach or even in the pool, take your shot at Bimini Ring, or cool off in our arcade. Also on the beach, you’ll find ladder ball, bocce ball and corn hole. Games are included in the resort amenity fee.
Beaker Tuck-Ins at Island Grand
Create the memory of a lifetime by surprising your kids on Saturday evening by having our loveable mascot Beaker the Pelican visit their room to personally wish them sweet dreams. He’ll even bring along a plush animal keepsake. Check our calendar for dates. Beaker Tuck-Ins are available with a 24 hour advance reservation. Call the Adventure Center at 727.363.2294 to make arrangements.
Hair Braids & More
Check out the beachfront pool deck at Island Grand on sunny weekends to find a local artisan that can teach children how to paint on canvas or get a few Caribbean hair braids.
Combine the fun of a trampoline with the thrill of bungee jumping and what do you get? A full day of excitement at TradeWinds Island Resorts! Island Grand boasts two bungee trampolines that are available for daily fun! Bungee Trampoline is now available for night rides during the weekends. Single ride tokens are available for purchase at the TradeWinds Adventure Center.
Beach Birthday Bash
Come celebrate your next birthday in style with one of our new themed parties. Enjoy beach activities and more in our action-packed Birthday Beach Adventure package. Looking for a late night birthday blowout, try our new Teen Twilight Glow Party! Call 727.363.2329 to make your reservation or visit the TradeWinds Adventure Center. Click here for Birthday Package details.