Since Florida’s weather can be unpredictable, I’m always on the lookout for play areas that are inside. Preferably I like them to be free, but even inexpensive work for me, especially if they can keep the kids entertained for  more than an hour at a time!

My mom’s group went to Gator Fred’s a week or so ago, and it was fantastic! I was a bit apprehensive because The Younger is still at that age when you need to remind her of rules at regular intervals, remind her of where she can go/can’t go, to share, to not jump on other children, etc. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the setup, and very happy with price! I think this would be a great place for people who are vacationing in the area as well especially if it’s hot or pouring rain!

It’s a bit hard to tell from this shot, but there’s a whole wall that has different bounce houses set up, and there’s a fence separating them from the main floor. It’s great because you’ll know where your kids are since there’s only one way in and one way out. I also liked that there’s a separate area for crawlers :-)

Strangely enough, The Younger was more interested in the individual rooms they have set up along the opposite wall. They have little themed rooms such as a kitchen, gym, fire station, supermarket, movie theater, vet’s office, etc., and The Younger had a great time playing with the other kids, most of whom weren’t even with our group, LOL!

For the cost of admission, this place was fantastic. Not only is there plenty for kids of every age to do, they serve food and drinks too, so you can hang out there the whole day if you want!

  • $8.00 General Admission for children 2-12 years of age
  • $6.00 For children 1 year to 23 Months old
  • FREE Parents and children under 1– WITH a paid general admission
  • $2.00 Re-entry fee to come back the same day

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2 Responses to Gator Fred’s Tampa, Florida

  1. Roxana
    September 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    It’s an awesome place, very well organized and kept. We had a birthday party there and it was a blast for our guests

    • September 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Thanks Roxana, We are so Happy That you have such a great experience with us,
      we really Appreciated it. A Million Thanks