There's a magical place just for kids in Sarasota called the Sarasota Children's Garden. This nonprofit organization is perfect for young children, and they are constantly hosting events so there is always something new and exciting to take part in.
Have Tea in the Fairy Garden
Sarasota Children's Garden is a 2 acre garden where magic comes alive. It allows kids to have good old-fashion fun in nature and without electronics. The garden is split into adorable sections, like the Butterfly Garden, The Amazing Maze, Snuffy The Dragon, and many more. I wish they had a place like this here when I was a kid!
They also teach different art, nature, and gardening classes each week. Just look at their calendar for information on what classes or events they will be hosting when you want to visit. They even host birthday parties here too!
Sarasota Children's Garden
Sarasota Children's Garden is located in Sarasota (obviously), and is about a 40 minute car ride from AMI.
Another great place to take the kids to in Sarasota is Jungle Gardens (10 minutes from the Children's Garden).