Planning your next trip to the Sunshine State? Finding family fun in Florida is easy, and to make it even easier, we’ve gathered a list of exciting things to do in Orlando with kids.
When it comes to planning family vacations in Florida on a budget, we offer all of the best deals on hotels, theme park tickets, and attractions. Get your packing list together, and use our recommendations below to start planning the ultimate trip to Orlando this spring or summer!
The Orlando Science Center can get your kids learning and having fun. A perfect combination! This Orlando kids museum offers an array of exhibits for all ages, plus even a special KidsTown exhibit just for kids 7 and under. Tired of the exhibits? You can always check out one of the two theaters boasting both standard and 3D movies.
The perfect place to cool down with the family after big Florida adventures, Orlando is home to many natural springs with crystal clear water to swim, canoe, kayak, snorkel, tube, and even scuba dive in. Surrounded by beautiful nature, wildlife, and hiking trails, some of the most popular include Wekiwa Springs State Park, Blue Spring State Park, and Alexander Springs.
Top Golf is way more than just a normal golf range. You can book driving range bays for up to six people in their four-story facility, and you can aim for light-up point targets that make it much more like a live-action arcade game than normal golf. If you have kids that have never even held a golf club, don’t worry, they have play options for all ages and skill levels. Plus, Days Hotel by Wyndham Celebration features one of the very few indoor top golf suites in Florida!
Traveling with children ages 6 and up? Let them swing on Tarzan ropes, mount ladders, jump on swinging logs, ride a 425’ zipline, or one of twenty other challenges. Tree Trek Adventure Park was named “Orlando’s most thrilling tree top obstacle adventure,” and if the weather’s nice, it’s definitely one to check out.
Still wondering what to do with kids in Orlando? Less than 10 minutes from downtown Orlando is Lake Osceola. Scenic boat tours through the man made canals and three of the seven lakes are held every hour. Your kids can check out cranes, alligators, and other wildlife, and you can gawk at some of the gorgeous homes that line the shores.
Of all the cheap things to do in Orlando, Leu Gardens Center is the most budget-friendly. The beautiful gardens and walking trails cover over 50 acres, plus there’s a museum, art gallery, geocaching, as well as outdoor movie nights, and other kid-friendly events.
You can never go wrong with checking out what the local zoo has to offer. The Central Florida Zoo lets you get up-close and personal with all kinds of animals. Visit with alpacas and llamas or feed giraffes, or you can even pet a rhino.