Top-5 things for kids to do at THE PLAYERS
1. The Kids Zone presented by Nemours Children’s Health System:
This needs to be on your to-do list as a family. Located just steps away from THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience, the Kids Zone presented by Nemours Children’s Health System is an interactive destination for kids & families and will feature a hitting booth, putting green, gaming TVs and phone charging stations, among other activities. And don’t forget to stop by the photo booth for a family photo while you’re here!
2. The 17th Hole Challenge presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton:
A replica of the famed 17th hole within THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience, where fans can take two free shots at the Island Green or purchase an additional chance for a $5 donation to The First Tee of North Florida. If you make a $20 donation (or more) for a “The First Tee Fast Pass,” you can bypass the queue, take five shots and receive a free sleeve of golf balls. All proceeds will benefit The First Tee of North Florida.
3. The mound by the 3rd tee box:
The mound to the left of the 3rd tee box is a great place to not only watch players warm up on the practice grounds, but also watch players hit their approach shots into the 2nd hole and tee off on the 3rd hole. It’s also easy for your kids to digest what is going on, especially if they are just learning golf. The country flags for each player in the field of THE PLAYERS line the mound, so you can even have a fun, educational contest with them to “name that flag.”
4. Try the local food options*:
THE PLAYERS has over 20 local food vendors on site to please your kids’ pallets (even the picky ones!). Visit Taste of JAX, Trucks on 10, Tacos on 12, Palm Valley Village, The Patio and Food Court and tell us which dish your kids liked the most! #yummyinmytummy #TasteofTHEPLAYERS
*But don’t forget: You’re also allowed to bring in your own food in a 1-gallon clear, plastic bag, as long as food items are wrapped in clear wrap. We’re all about keeping the kids (and parents) as happy as possible. Win-win!
We have removed our two autograph zones on site, and volunteers are informing fans who congregate in those areas that players will not be signing autographs for the remainder of the week.
For more information, please visit our health and safety page.