11 Fabulously Fun Family Activities on Amelia Island

December 14, 2022
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It’s the height of the holiday season and the best time to come together as a family and enjoy indoor and outdoor adventures together. Hmmm, what should you do?

There are so many fun family activities available on Amelia Island. We’ve narrowed it down to 11 of them to send you on your way.

Perfect Wick

At PERFECT WICK CANDLE MAKERY & BAR you will not only learn the art of candle making by creating your very own candle, but you can also drink wine while you do it! Now that sounds like a fun family night out. In addition to a full retail line of candles, Perfect Wick also sells melts and soaps all made from scratch in their store. This place smells seriously amazing. Make a candle for a loved one for Christmas or for yourself to always remind you of your visit to Amelia Island. 1875 S 14th Street Suite E​

Paisley Grace

Get creative at PAISLEY GRACE MAKERY - Amelia Island's fun spot for ceramic, wood board, and canvas painting. Not only is this a great way to spend time with your favorite folks, it's also a great place to make your own holiday gifts to give. Find your inner artist by choosing from over 300 projects that their instructors will guide you through to create a wall worthy masterpiece. Sign up for a workshop or open painting. 1014 S 7th Street

Tasting Tours

AMELIA ISLAND DOWNTOWN TASTING TOURS offers two incredible experiences focusing on the wonderful food and beverage of historic downtown Fernandina Beach. You and your family will enjoy meeting the owners, chefs and bartenders who make our quaint downtown a terrific place filled with delicious eats, delightful cocktails, character and charm. Whether you choose the Booze & Bites tour or Cocktail tour, one thing is for sure. Your family will have a blast.  31 S 5th Street

Julie Delfs Pours

The JULIE DELFS GALLERY is where professional resin-epoxy artist, Julie Delfs showcases not only her amazing and unique coastal-inspired artwork but also doubles a working art studio where the public can purchase local art and home decor as well as take an epoxy-resin art class. Yep, get your tribe together and "pour" some beautiful art. 10 S 4th Street

Line Dancing

A family that dances together, stays together! Lucky for you, Sadler Ranch is ready for you and your crew to cut a rug. This casual neighborhood bar is the perfect spot for happy hour or an evening of island nightlife, aka line dancing, with family. Not a dancer? No worries. Sadler Ranch offers FREE Line Dance lessons every Saturday from 8PM - 10PM. Get your dancin' shoes on and get out there! Photo Credit: Sadler Ranch  869 Sadler Road

Clay Times Art Center

Get in touch with your artsy side at CLAY TIMES ART CENTER featuring handmade gifts & home furnishings of clay, glass, oil, watercolor, and other fine works by local & nationally renowned artists. If you have some creative family members, they will love to take a class and make their own art. Choose from pottery wheel-throwing and clay handbuilding to paint-your-own pottery, fused glass, poured acrylics, and more. Photo credit: Clay Times Art 112 S 3rd Street

Amelia Island Escape Rooms

Plan your "escape" at AMELIA ISLAND ESCAPE ROOMS where you and your family will assemble in a themed room and will have one hour to complete your mission and “escape” the room. A successful escape will require you to find hidden clues and solve challenging puzzles throughout the room. This will not only test your patience with family members but it will also be a chance to put your collective brain power togehther for a rip roaring good time! 1008 South 14th Street​

Museum Tours

Once called “the back door to America,” Amelia Island’s hidden history is rich with pirate gold, lost galleons, gilded age millionaires, and the dreams of colorful characters. There is also a dark side to our island that needs to be told. Your family will enjoy learning everything there is to know about our storied coast. The good, bad and the ugly. Take a day to visit each of our unique museums

Fort Clinch

Calling all history buffs! Civil War era FORT CLINCH STATE PARK provides daily fort tours, trails for biking and hiking, beachcombing, sunbathing, swimming, and surf fishing. Families will love traipsing around the fort as soldiers reenact what life was like back in 1864. If you happen to be around on the first weekend of the month, you’ll witness a soldier garrison firing cannons and demonstrating other battlefield skills. 2601 Atlantic Avenue

Gregor MacGregor Mini Links & Drinks

Who's up for a family-friendly game of putt putt? GREGOR MACGREGOR’S MINI LINKS & DRINKS combines some of Florida’s favorite pastimes: a round of golf, a tasty drink and beautiful scenery right in the heart of historic downtown. Bring out a little family competition on this lush garden putt-putt course where you can dine on corn dogs, hot dogs, popcorn, jumbo pretzels, and novelty ice cream treats. 201 Alachua Street

Duck Pinz

Nothing brings a family together like bowling. Or miniature bowling in this case. The Duck Pinz craze has hit Amelia Island and your clan is gonna love it. Duck pinz balls are smaller than regular bowling balls, with no finger holes, and the pins are shorter and lighter than traditional bowling. Since it's pretty hard to get a strike, you are allowed 3 tries each turn. It's a good time. Oh, and in addition to bowling, there's a craft cocktail and bourbon bar upstairs. 27 N 3rd St​reet

If you have little ones that will want to check off some Island adventures all their own, look over this bucket list for kids and get out there and enjoy!

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.