#OutAndAboutAva Hops over to @JungleIsland #MegaEggaHunt! April 3-5 #Miami #FamilyFun #Easter ~Recap by SobeSavvy.com

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My 3 yr old toddler loves adventure! Every morning she is ready to seize the day and celebrate as if it was a holiday. This Friday starts the Easter holiday weekend and we decided to hop over to Jungle Island for one of the three days of egg-citement as South Florida’s popular attraction debuts a thrilling Mega Egga Hunt! Adventure from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 3-5. Each day, Mega Egga Hunt will feature continuous egg hunts with goodie bags for every child, plus acres of bounce houses, rides, arts & crafts, music, and appearances by the Easter bunny. Guests also can cool off at Jungle Island’s new floating obstacle course, Rainforest Riptide at Parrot Cove. To reserve tickets, visit www.jungleisland.com/megaeggahunt.

“Easter weekend is our biggest celebration of the year at Jungle Island,” said Managing Director, Christopher Gould. “This year, our guests can look forward to many more exciting activities as part of the Mega Egga Hunt! Adventure.”

It’s all happening at Jungle Island, home to some of the world’s most fascinating animals. The Mega Egga Hunt! Adventure at Jungle Island is free with paid park admission. Certain restrictions apply. Visit any participating South Florida Publix or Pet Supermarket to pick up a $7 off discount coupon to Jungle Island. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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What’s more, Jungle Island is offering Easter Brunch in the Treetop Ballroom on Sunday, April 5. Call 305-400-7000, follow @JungleIsland on social media, or visit www.jungleisland.com/megaeggahunt. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami.

About Jungle Island
Jungle Island, a favorite South Florida landmark, is an intimate zoological park located in the heart of Miami, between downtown Miami and South Beach. Building upon a rich tradition that began in 1936, Jungle Island is home to some of the world’s most rare and exotic animals. Park guests enjoy engaging animal shows and informative exhibits while strolling by streams and waterfalls under a lush canopy of tropical trees. Guests can choose to participate in hands-on interactions with fascinating animals or go on guided behind-the-scenes VIP tours. Jungle Island enriches the lives of park visitors through immersive, real-life jungle experiences centered on adventure, animals, discovery and play. With its newly renovated Treetop Ballroom and picturesque outdoor spaces including a private beach, the 18-acre park also serves as Miami’s destination for extraordinary events. Discover Jungle Island today.  

Enjoy these pictures from our family funday at Jungle Island’s Mega Egga Hunt! and have a Happy Easter 2015!
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#OutandAboutAva visits @JungleIsland #SOBEWFF #FunandFit #Family #Foodie #Event ~ Recap by #SobeSavvy

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On Saturday, February 21, 2015, my family joined other kids, parents and aspiring young chefs at Jungle Island, South Florida’s favorite landmark attraction, for the eighth annual Fun and Fit as a Family sponsored by Carnival featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen. Produced by the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE, this family-friendly affair brings together celebrity chefs, culinary personalities, health and fitness professionals, and more for a fun weekend in an off-the-beaten path, jungle-like setting. The $20 advanced purchase ticket price makes this extraordinary experience affordable and accessible to all.

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Each year, children get up-close-and-personal with an impressive group of chefs and culinary talent in the Goya Kidz Kitchen. The 2015 roster includes demonstrations by Todd English, Duff Goldman, Ingrid Hoffmann, Robert Irvine, Rev Run & Justine Simmons, and Andrew Zimmern.

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“This is the demo I look forward to more than any other all year long. I get to directly impact the lives of children, and engage with them one-on-one during Fun and Fit as a Family,” says Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods. “Kids don’t come with a set of instructions, and I feel obligated to help families make the cooking connection that makes for better health and better relationships.”

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Kids also experiment with all the major food groups in the Whole Foods Market Food Lab, which is being hosted this year by Reed Alexander. The famous cookbook author and former Nickelodeon star invites children six years of age and up to prepare hands-on recipes using fresh and healthy ingredients. Alexander served as commentator for the Food Lab featuring Lorenzo Boni of Barilla America; Adrianne Calvo with Panda Kitchens; Latin Chef and TV personality, Doreen Colondres with the National Pork Board; and local favorite, Dewey Losasso.

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Jungle Island’s natural environment, animal exhibits as well as physical fitness activities, provided by Florida International University, keep the entire family active at the attraction’s Garden Outpost and private beach. Thanks to sponsors including Badia Spices, Baptist Health South Florida, Barilla, Goya Foods and Carnival Cruise Lines, parents and kids get to enjoy additional activities and healthy snacks around the park.

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The purpose of Fun and Fit as a Family is to educate children and parents about healthy lifestyle options in a hands-on manner. It’s an accessible, fun-filled event that presents families with realistic tips. Vibrant activities from Carnival and interactive experiences combine with wholesome food samplings and culinary demonstrations for a truly well rounded event.

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My family believes that through daily exercise and smart food choices, we can have a fun filled, better quality of life! For more information about this event can be found at SOBEWFF’s Fun and Fit as a Family 
Next year be sure to “Walk this Way” with the entire family and celebrate healthy eating and living!
Enjoy my slideshow from the event !

#OutandAboutAva goes Wild for #WildHolidays @JungleIsland #JungleIsland – Recap by #SobeSavvy

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On Saturday December 27, 2014, our family of three checked out Wild Holidays at Jungle Island !
From December 20th thru January 4th -you too can go wild this holiday season with a wildlife celebration at Jungle Island, located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail Miami, FL 33132 .

South Florida’s popular attraction invites little and big elves alike to Wild Holidays – a two-week family-friendly affair featuring Joy to the World holiday village, candy cane jungle, holiday-themed animal shows, a daily animal parade, reindeer games, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, face-painting, story time and more. $34.95 for adults and $26.95 for children, plus tax. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, December 20, 2014, –January 4, 2015.

Visit any participating South Florida Burger King to pick-up a $6 off admission discount coupon.

My daughter was thrilled to be visiting. She is an avid outdoors person so the words jungle and island fit her to a tee. Lions, Tigers and Lemurs Oh My ! We basically let her lead us around as she meandered about. Colorful parrots were fed and Jungle Theatre shows were witnessed. We even got up and close with the animals in the Manu exhibit. The park was decked out in their christmas best. Candy Cane lane was a treat. As was the arts and crafts area which is set up for this special Wild Holiday event. We ended our visit lined up to enjoy the animal train parade…How great..How Wild !!

Here are some pics from our visit.

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