4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, Florida 32034 U.S.A.
Phone:  +1 (904) 277-1100   •  Map & Directions


As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Our North Florida beach resort’s experiences tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of our Amelia Island family resort’s barrier island location. Immersive and adventurous, the resort experiences provide your child with enthralling activities to reward their interest in the beauty and workings of the world we live in. With a diverse collection of activities based on the four pillars of the program – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture – kids are swept away by everything from sand dunes and ancient forests, to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, art and even food.

For more information about Ritz Kids or to request services, please contact us.

Ritz Kids introduces our young guests to the natural wonders of the island through a variety of hands-on adventures. Designed for children ages 5 through 12, the supervised program entertains kids with educational games and activities featuring different themes throughout the week including: 

When we throw something away, where is away? What really happens to our trash? Learn how to help save our planet through art, games and, you guessed it, TRASH!

Ever wonder why ocean creatures look so strange to us? There is a reason-the ocean is full of mysteries and through challenge activities and games, we reveal the mysteries of the ocean.

Discover the world of sharks through games, activities and videos; learn about different kinds of sharks, why they are so misunderstood and how important they are to us and to the ocean.

Discover who the security guard is, the doctor is and who is responsible for keeping it all clean by playing games like Race to the Reef, while exploring the inner workings of a coral reef

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like to an ant or a bug? We must look like giants! Imagine all the little things they see that we cannot because we are too big?

Nature inspires creativity in many ways. In this activity look and listen to nature, as well as create your own art, music and dance as we explore the natural world around us

Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein lead you in variety of games and activities that emprises how important trees are and why they are so special.

Ritz Kids programs are offered seasonally. Activities, hours of operations, and pricing are subject to change. Please contact Ritz Kids for further details.

Join our shell experts for a shelling expedition for all ages.

Embark on a journey with our pirate to find the lost treasure.

Our Full Day Program takes place Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes juice, snacks and lunch. The program fee is $85 for the first child, $80 for each additional child.

Our Half Day Program includes juice and snacks and is available Monday through Sunday morning form 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday each afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The half day program fee is $65 for the first child and $60 for each additional child. An optional lunch may be included for an additional $15.

24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the program start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account.

Children, ages 5-12, get a break from Mom and Dad with supervised movies, games and watersports during Kids Night Out. 24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the program start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account.

The program fee is $85 per child (Complimentary for Club Level guests with advance reservations). Dinner is included. Available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening. Program hours may be extended to 11 p.m. for an additional $25 per hour, per child with advance notice.

24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the program start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account.

Kids Story Time
Children will delight in tales of fantasy and adventure during story-time in the Courtyard. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Offered Thursday through Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

Fish Feeding
Come learn about our exotic fish, their dietary habits and join us in feeding them in their new aquatic tank. Offered daily at 9:30 a.m.

Craft Class
Create a special souvenir to commemorate your island vacation in the Ritz Kids room. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A fee applies. Offered Thursday through Sunday at 3 p.m.

Shark Tooth Hunt
Search for fossilized shark teeth along the coastline.

Share a private bedtime story with a buccaneer bearing treats and treasure during our tuck ins. Milk and cookies are delivered to your room, while a Pirate, Princess Amelia and our "mascot," Amelia's Treasure (seven-year old blue and gold Macaw), read a pirate story and surprise your child with a keepsake treasure chest full of goodies.

Tuck Ins are scheduled every half-hour, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings. $65 per child.

24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the Tuck In start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account.


For our guests younger than 12, our chefs have created a special offer at select dining venues within the resort.  Whether the little ones choose their favorite lunch by the pool or enjoy dinner in Café 4750, all food and beverage choices from the children’s menu are included.

The Kids’ Meal Plan includes:

  • Breakfast buffet at Café 4750
  • Lunch from the children’s menu at Ocean Bar & Grill or Café 4750
  • Dinner from the children’s menu at Café 4750 or Salt

Pricing: The Kids’ Meal Plan is available for $35 per day, per child 12 years of age and younger.

Price is per day, per child and excludes tax and gratuity. The package applies for children 12 years of age and younger. Meal Plan must be purchased for entire length of stay prior to arrival or during check-in and does not apply to any other restaurants, venues or special events. No reimbursement for unused portions. Children must be accompanied by an adult and display wristband. Subject to availability.

A fabulous game room for families – Our Space boasts a cool, modern look and the latest technology featuring flat screen televisions, the latest gaming systems, and timeless favorites like air hockey. Our Space also features a private movie theater and a large collection of DVDs. Our Space is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Junior Clinics are available upon request. For information, please contact the Tennis Pro Shop at (904) 491-6793.
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