Children need dirt, mud and trees.
And an outdoor café now and then. Throwing an outdoor party can be super easy if you can find a great park with loads of lawn space and trees for picnicking. For a natural alternative, look at our list of Outdoor Party Venues in Jacksonville, for the sun lovers and those who want to search for tadpoles.
We hope that you find this list useful and if you like it enough… Consider hiring Yombu’s amazing entertainment in Jacksonville to make your party just a little bit extra special.
This farm animal sanctuary, with mud table and toddler play area is focused on educating people about caring for animals and growing gardens.
Spend a few hours learning about animals, climbing, playing and feeding animals like ducks, pigs, cows, goats, and bunnies.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Water splash playground, Zen gardens and climbing areas and experience the walking safari. Choose a beautiful outdoor venue, the Asian Garden Pavilion or Birthday Yurt, for your party of up to 15 guests, with general admission and cupcakes and drinks provided.
You can add additional guests up to 25, as well as more food and snacks. They require 2 weeks notice to book for a party.
My Party Place Inc.
A fabulous outdoor party venue that can be dressed up or down, with 5 acres of lush lake area, pool, sand volley ball court, basketball, corn hole and ping pong, playground, BBQ area, fishing and canoeing.
Venue hire includes all this, plus some pool-side and bistro seating, and a tent. For more formal gatherings, they have table linen and tableware, centerpieces and flower arches for rent.
The Cummer Café
When summer cummer, then come to The Cummer Café. Located inside The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, enjoy lunch on their patio with views of their greenery, and a perfect after-lunch stroll in the Olmstead, English or Italian gardens.
They have sandwiches, burgers, salads and dessert bites. They also offer customizable menus for groups of 10 and more.
Hidden Fields Private Stable
Enjoy a hayride, pumpkin decorating, stuffing scarecrows, riding horses and roasting marshmallows. Choose themes like Princess Party, Gone Horsecrazy!, Western, Pink Cowgirl or My Lil’ Pony, or request a theme of your choice.
They offer packages that include horse and hay rides and animal feeding. It’s a great place to come and enjoy an outdoor event with the whole family.
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