For jump places, I like to go during their preschool or HOMESCHOOLING days because the kids are mostly younger and the place is fairly empty for play. Currently Rockin’ Jump has Rockin’ Tots three days a week in the morning for toddlers. The cost (parent and one child up to 6 years old) for 2 hours of jump time is $15, and each additional child is $3. Check their website for latest prices and times. Rockin’ Jump has a nice seating area and back rooms equipped to do birthdays. It’s a fun place to go to burn off some energy for both parents and kids.
I disagree that this beach should be labeled 8 and up. We have a 1 and 3 year old and there is no place in the world they are happier. My husband and I came first by ourselves from Seattle on vacation before knowing anything about the island. The locals told us about the Gulf side AND the Sound side. Once we saw the sound side at Quietwater beach we knew our kids would love it. No waves or currents on this side and less people make it perfect for toddlers and babies! There are just the right amount of things to do without being overcrowded (except in July..). Fort Pickens is also located on the island, just a few minutes from the beaches and perfect for all ages. The history for grandparents and honestly just a great area for little ones to run around while seeing some historical sites. One more thing to do with kiddos is a dolphin cruise.. if your kids like boat rides they will have a blast just being on the boat and keeping a look out for beautiful wildlife. Enjoy Pensacola Beach with your kiddos... newborn and up!
While at Fort Casey State Park, checking out Admiralty Head Lighthouse is a must. This picturesque lighthouse is in perfect condition inside and out. During summer and weekends, the lighthouse is open for touring, allowing visitors to check out the small museum space inside, and even to climb the spiral staircase to the top of the light for views. The staircase is very steep!
Definitely bring a camera and a picnic!
Couples can choose to stay in the historic main inn (bedrooms with shared bathrooms), or families can opt between the lodge rooms (overlooking a pond and the ocean) or one of the two cottages (ocean views). All rooms are unique and beautiful, as are the grounds, which include lawns, gardens, and sweeping ocean views.
The on-site restaurant is upscale and innovative with local sourcing of ingredients, but families are also just minutes from town where budget dining can be found. Staying here, you truly feel you've 'arrived' on Whidbey Island!
If you find yourselves needing an entire vacation home rental on Whidbey Island, try Dancing Fish Farm! The owners live nearby, but not on-site, so families have the whole farm to themselves. This property is fairly new, which means the vegetation is not yet mature, but the vineyard is newly planted and there's long, sweeping lawns. It's not right on the shore, but rather in the heart of pastoral Whidbey, which is lovely and quiet. You're only a few minutes' drive from the water, and yet away from it all.
The house is newly remodeled with every imaginable luxury. The full kitchen is gourmet, and there's a basement perfect for kids to play in. Dine indoors or out on the patio, and enjoy a fire pit and large barn. This is the place for large families to settle in for their vacation!