Mulberry, Florida is a fairly small city in the heart of Central Florida, with just over 3,800 residents according to the most recent census data. This Polk County city isn’t a top tourist destination, but it’s becoming an increasingly popular place to live due to its close proximity to both the City of Tampa and Orlando (and its many attractions!)

If you have kids and are considering a move to Mulberry, you’ll probably want to ensure that there are lots of fun family activities available to keep your little ones entertained. So let’s take a look at some of the top attractions within a brief 30-minute drive of this Central Florida city.

Attractions Within 30-Minutes of Mulberry: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Located just over 30 miles away, Tampa is home to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, which has 335 acres of rides and other family-friendly attractions that are sure to keep you entertained for a day or two (or more.)

This particular theme park has an African safari theme, so it’s an ideal family activity for animal lovers in particular. Busch Gardens even offers annual passes and special discounts to Florida residents.

This theme park, which is regarded as one of the world’s best, also routinely hosts a variety of different seasonal events, from Halloween “Howl-o-Scream,” to food and wine festivals, Christmas Town events and beyond.

Mulberry Attractions: The Phosphate Museum

While The Phosphate Museum probably doesn’t warrant a full day trip, it can definitely occupy an afternoon and it’s a great learning opportunity for children of all ages. This is a great stop for homeschooling families too.

At the phosphate museum, visitors can learn about Mulberry’s local history and how the phosphate industry has impacted the region. From food and agriculture, to prehistoric fossils, visitors can engage with a range of exhibits and programs.

The Phosphate Museum is located at 101 SE 1st Street in Mulberry, FL.

Attractions Within a 30-Minute Drive of Mulberry: Adventure Island

Just north of Busch Gardens is Adventure Island, a 30-acre water park that is packed with rides that will appeal to every member of the family. The park is open seasonally, from early March through the summer and into the fall.

Like Busch Gardens, Adventure Island also offers annual passes and discounts for Florida residents. This water park has attractions that are suitable for children of all ages, including teens and adults.

Attractions Near Mulberry: Dinosaur World

Dinosaur World is an open-air museum with more than 150 life-sized dinosaur models and exhibits, which are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. Dinosaur World is even dog-friendly, so your family pet can come along for the trip too.

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon activity to keep the kids occupied or are looking for a fun and engaging homeschooling field trip, Dinosaur World is packed with exhibits that will entertain and capture your child’s imagination.

Dinosaur World is located at 5145 Harvey Tew Road in Plant City, Florida.

For families who are willing to drive a bit longer, you have the Disney theme parks within about an hour’s drive of Mulberry, so you can visit some of the world’s most iconic theme parks with a day trip!

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