Top 10 Kid-Friendly Activities Around Orlando

Top 10 Kid-Friendly Activities Around Orlando

Summer vacation is here, and it’s the perfect time to plan kid-friendly activities around Orlando. Whether you want to beat the heat or enjoy some water fun, there are plenty of spots to visit that promise a great time for all ages. Here are ten kid-friendly activities all within driving distance of Orlando.

  1. Orange County Regional History Center

Located at 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, the Orange County Regional History Center offers an educational and fun experience for children. Admission is affordable at $8 for adults and $6 for children aged 5-12. On the third Thursday of each month, admission is free from 5 to 8 p.m.

  1. Central Florida Zoo

Visit the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens at 3755 W. Seminole Blvd., Sanford. This family-friendly zoo features various animal exhibits and educational opportunities. Don’t miss the Wharton-Smith Train Depot, offering a scenic ride around the zoo.

  1. Leu Gardens Movie Night

Enjoy a day at the Harry P. Leu Gardens, located at 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. Admire Florida’s natural landscape, and don’t forget to catch their special outdoor Movie Night events. Pack a picnic and arrive early to claim your spot.

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  1. Wekiva Island

For some outdoor fun, head to Wekiva Island at 1014 Miami Springs Drive, Longwood. Just a 30-minute drive from Orlando, this destination offers kayaking, paddleboarding, beach volleyball, and swimming in clear waters.

  1. Orange County Library System Events

Across 16 branches, the Orange County Library System offers various classes, story times, and special events for children. These activities are perfect for engaging young minds.

  1. Legoland

Located at 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, Legoland is a haven for LEGO enthusiasts. With over 50 rides, shows, and attractions spread across 150 acres, it’s an ideal spot for families with young kids.

  1. Dinosaur World

Explore the prehistoric wonders at Dinosaur World, 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City. Wander among life-sized dinosaur models, enjoy a dino-themed play area, and explore an interactive boneyard and museum.

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  1. WonderWorks

WonderWorks at 9067 International Drive, Orlando, offers more than 100 exhibits and attractions. From laser tag and a ropes course to a 6D motion ride, it’s an amusement park for the mind.

  1. Orlando Science Center

Visit the Orlando Science Center at 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, for a blend of education and excitement. With exhibits suitable for all ages, it’s a great place for kids to learn and have fun.

  1. Wekiwa Springs State Park

Escape to nature at Wekiwa Springs State Park, just 20 minutes from downtown Orlando. Enjoy swimming in emerald waters, picnicking, and exploring the beautiful surroundings. It’s a top contender for a relaxing summer hangout.

These kid-friendly activities around Orlando provide a mix of education, adventure, and fun. Plan your visit to any of these attractions for an unforgettable family outing.

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