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Activities for Families in Orlando

Friday, September 17, 2021

Learn about activities offered in the Orlando area.

Central Florida is one of the world’s top tourism and entertainment destinations for good reason—the variety of world-class attractions and exciting activities in Orlando are unbeatable.

Activities for Families in Orlando

Central Florida is one of the world’s top tourism and entertainment destinations for good reason—the variety of world-class attractions and exciting activities in Orlando are unbeatable.

Whether you’re a local looking for some weekend fun or an out-of-town traveler looking for things to do in Orlando beyond the typical theme parks, you’re in luck when it comes to finding fun for all ages in Central Florida. Here are some of our top picks for family-friendly Orlando attractions:

  • Orlando Science Center – If you’re looking for things to do in Florida with kids, The Orlando Science Center is the perfect place for kids (and kids at heart) to discover the magic of science. This award-winning, hands-on science museum features four floors of interactive exhibit halls, theaters, an observatory and rotating experiences year-round.
  • Orlando Repertory Theater – Located near both the Orlando Science Center and Orlando Museum of Art, the Orlando REP is the perfect place for creative minds of all ages to get engaged in the arts. Featuring live performances based on classic children’s stories, arts and crafts, events for kids and more, the REP’s offerings are sure to enlighten, entertain and enrich both children and adults.
  • The Orange County Library System – Not only can you stock up on all your favorite stories at the library (for free!), the Orange County Library System offers fun family activities and events for people of all ages—everything from making loom bracelets and designing Minecraft characters to reading with the mayor. Seminole County has a fantastic, active library system too!
  • Explore the springs – One of the original Florida attractions was (and still is!) the pristine freshwater springs, many of which are open to the public for recreation seven days a week. Located just north of Orlando, Wekiwa Springs is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, or just taking a dip and experiencing the natural beauty of Florida. Visit the state park or stop by Wekiva Island for riverside food, drink and entertainment offerings for the whole family.
  • The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, of course! – Our Florida zoo is home to more than 300 animals and exciting Orlando kids activities. Younger visitors will love saying hello to our Barnyard Buddies and cooling off at the Tropical Splash Ground, while kids and adults alike can feed the giraffes, soar through the air on the Seminole Aerial Adventures ziplines, and get up close and personal with an endangered greater one-horned Indian rhino at our Rhinoceros Encounter.

No matter your budget or interests, there are plenty of things to do in Orlando with kids that are sure to delight visitors of all ages. Make the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens one of them! Plan your visit here, and have a WILD time!

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