Guest Blogger Kid Hike Series – Bonnie Brae Park in Tampa

We have partnered with some great brands from around North America to bring you some outdoor kid hike locations that you can enjoy with your children.  Sometimes the best places to get out with your kids are just around the corner. Today we are featuring a neighbourhood park in Temple Terrace, Tampa, Florida, submitted by Gina of Refresh-a-baby.

Bonnie Brae Park sign

Location: Bonnie Brae Park, Temple Terrace, Tampa Florida

Getting There:  located just south of Druid Hills Road

Best Time of Year to Visit:  I love October – April which is not typical for a native Floridian. The summers for me is too hot, unless you are at the beach or poolside then perfect!

Points of Interest: Tampa in general has so much to offer you can visit the white sandy Gulf Beaches, Ride new rides at Busch Gardens, See the sea life at the Aquarium and watch the cruise ships depart on their journeys, Take a ride on the trolly car downtown, Visit zoo animals at Lowry Park Zoo, Walk beautiful Bayshore Blvd (come January 31st for the Gaspirilla Festival and parade), take a drive through the historic YBOR City and learn about the culture, only an hour drive to Disney World, Sea World, and Universal theme parks, try some Cuban Food in West Tampa, Shop at International Plaza for top of the line shops and boutiques.

About our Hike/Walk:   My son and I went on a walk to the park about a mile away. We knew it was going to rain, but we wanted to get a little exercise before it started. So, we decided to go for it knowing we would be protected with our rain gear and besides a little water won’t hurt anyone. Normally, we get some severe thunder and lightening storms here, but the last few times it rained we didn’t have any. There are some exercise equipment we like to work on at the park and had just enough time to get a little work out in before it started raining. Roo Rain Gear was easy to roll up and store in a small bag making it not a problem to bring along. We will usually bring along a fruit and water bottle for a little snack and hydration. Then, we head on back home taking different routes to see different scenery. Most of our local area are covered with canopy’s of oak trees bringing in a lot of shade and a beautiful view. We do however need to be careful with wet tree limbs that fall which happens quite often, but we love this quality time together and usually will alternate riding bikes and walking.

Here are some pictures of my son playing at the park in his Roo Rain Gear rain poncho

Playing at the park in Roo Rain Gear rainwear made from RPET                      Playing in the Park wearing Roo Rain Gear rainwear made from RPETPlaying at the park wearing Roo Rain Gear rainwear made from RPET

 Thanks Gina for the Kiddie Hike Location, and the excellent write up!

Check back soon for another guest blogger’s outdoor hike location, and don’t forget to visit Gina’s website.

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