Orlando – home to the Mouse and his house. There is so much more to do than just theme parks in the City Beautiful. Visitors and locals who are looking for an alternative need look no further! Here are some other fun places to check out with young kids in Orlando.
Ten Things To Do With Young Kids in Orlando
Here are 10 fun things to do with kids 10 and under in Orlando.
Chocolate Museum and Café
You had me at chocolate! What could be more exciting for kiddos than to go the Chocolate Museum and Café, learn about chocolate, and then get to sample it? During the tour, the little one will get to taste chocolates from all over the world and see sculptures made of chocolate almost six feet tall. While the little ones eat their way through this fun learning experience, older visitors can enjoy the wine and chocolate pairings.
Crayola Experience Orlando
At the Crayola Experience Orlando, your little one can color the world beautiful! They can watch a live show given by a Crayonologist on how crayons are made and even create their own crayons. Located in the Florida Mall, visiting there can be a good day for both you and the kids.
Located on the outskirts of the city, Discovery Cove offers your little guppy a chance to swim with dolphins! They can hand feed the marine life there as well as swim with fish and stingrays. If you’re just looking to soak up a little sun for the day, enjoy the white sand beaches while watching birds.
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Fun Spot America
Looking for all the fun of an amusement park without the major cost of Disney? Well, if you are a roller coaster thrill seeker or more of an arcade dweller, Fun Spot America is for you. They offer the little ones pint sized fun with bumper cars, kiddie swings, and even a kid sized roller coaster with soft bends and turns.
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Orlando is certainly known for a mouse, but Florida is also known for another animal – gators! If you are ready to explore the swamp world, then Gatorland is it. Kids of all ages will learn about alligators and crocodiles and see some of all sizes – from hatchlings to reptiles over ten feet long. Gatorland also offers visitors the chance to enjoy a petting zoo, go ziplining, and even a Stompin’ Gator off road escapade!
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The Great Magic Hall
The Great Magic Hall, located in Kissimmee, is perfect if you’re looking to bring out the hidden Houdini in all of us. The family friendly shows are presented through card tricks, illusions, parlor magic, and close up magic. Visitors will learn about the history of magic and can visit the gift shop to purchase their own magic trick sets to take home and amaze their friends and family!
Orlando Science Center
The Orlando Science Center offers a world of discovery for the inquisitive child in all of us. In the OSC’s KidsTown area, children between zero and seven years old will have the chance to explore, play, splash, and enjoy story time in an eleven thousand square foot area filled with hundreds of activities to challenge young minds.
Sea Life Orlando Aquarium
Filled with thousands of different sea creatures, the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium is a cool place for the little ones to visit. Here they can see sharks, stingrays, turtles, even octopus and seahorses. The little ones will be mesmerized and have their noses pressed against the Jellyfish wall. For even more interactive fun, the kiddies can touch real sea life in the Coastal Rockpool Exhibit. You have to “sea” it to believe it!
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Just a few minutes away from Downtown Orlando, Wekiwa Springs State Park offers the nature loving kid in all of us to enjoy Florida’s natural beauty. Be prepared to encounter some of Florida’s most fun wildlife or you can choose to enjoy the beautiful waters of the Springs. Either way, it is definitely fun for the whole family, both young and old.
Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours
Want a little more adventure? Then look no further than Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours. Join Wild Willy and his team as they take you on Lake Tohopekaliga in St. Cloud. Along the way, you will run into the locals – alligators, bald eagles, and birds of all kinds. Wild Willy’s offers fun time and it’s educational too with plenty of photo opportunities available with some of the animals.