The year-round sun and warmth of Florida makes it an ideal destination no matter what time of year you need a break. When you have kids, those breaks may be planned around school, including winter, spring, and summer breaks. No matter the time of year, pack your bags for an exciting vacation full of fun and sun, and plenty of activities that are just right for kids and kids-at-heart. Set your sights on Orlando and the surrounding area, with its many exciting entertainment offerings and you’ll build a vacation to keep everyone – no matter their age – happy and busy throughout your stay and memories to last a lifetime with these Orlando kid friendly activities!
Orlando Activities at Theme Parks
Every kid and kid-at-heart loves a fun theme park. Orlando’s many theme parks are the perfect place to spend a day or a whole trip. The many Orlando kid friendly activities, attractions, rides, and more that the Disney parks, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, will keep everyone busy whether you’re there for a day, a week, or longer.
Chocolate Kingdom Factory Tour
Chocolate lover of any age will want to add this sweet stop to the top of their must-see list during an Orlando vacation. Chocolate Kingdom’s Factory Adventure Tour is an interactive tour that takes you from the cocoa bean all the way to the creamy, delicious chocolate treats you love to snack on. Your Personal Chocolate Tour Guide teams up with a “handsome prince” and the prince’s dragon sidekick to take you through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a unique Chocolate Museum, the Mystical River of Chocolate, and finally the Micro Batch Bean-to-the-Bar Factory that utilizes old-world machinery in the creation of delicious chocolate desserts. The 45-minute tour includes samples along the way, and for an additional fee you can customize your own chocolate bar at the end of the tour.
Experience every color of the rainbow – the Crayola rainbow that is. Spend some time at the Crayola Experience in the The Florida Mall. The attraction is a two-story, 70,000-square-foot experience featuring 26 hands-on Orlando kid friendly activities that will inspire budding arts of any age. Catch a live manufacturing show and see just how crayons are made, make digital art on an interactive wall, create unique keepsakes or your own coloring page as you or your favorite character as the star, and even name and wrap your own Crayola crayon to take home.
Madame Tussauds Orlando
Located on International Drive along with many other must-see kid-friendly attractions, Madame Tussauds wax museum features life size and life-like wax models. Get up close with many of the U.S.’s top actors, sports stars, pop icons, political and historical figures, and others. Each category or group of stars and celebrities has its own room and the figures are organized and placed for great opportunities for silly photos with you and the kids posed in the shot, too. If you want to see yourself carved in wax, it will take three to four months for the professional team of artists and sculptors to perfect your image using over 200 different body measurements to capture everything that’s unique about you.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Kids and kids-at-heart often find the weird and strange fascinating. Experience the weird and fascinating artifacts and displays that will definitely have you and the kids saying, “I don’t believe it!” Marvel at the strange collection of oddities like a shrunken human head, odd fossilized creatures, and other pieces from world traveler Robert Ripley’s crazy collection. Another unbelievable exhibit is centered around Mr. Ripley himself: At the height of his career, he averaged 3,000 letters a day for over 20 years, receiving more mail than any other individual in history to that point.
Resorts, hotels, and vacation rentals alike all have quick access to outdoor spaces like pools, hot tubs, playgrounds, and more. Take a break from the theme parks as your daily dose of the outdoors and explore the other outdoor aspects of Orlando. If you and the kids are the adventurous sort, grab some water and everyone’s sun gear and hit the local trails for a hike, or rent a bike and explore the area around you. You can trek out any time of year you wish, but keep in mind you can spend a little more time outside in the cooler fall and winter months.
Orlando Fun for All Ages
From a cozy two-bedroom condo for a smaller family way to a sprawling ten-bedroom single-family home for a family reunion with plenty of kids, Tropical Escape Vacation Homes has a vacation rental that’s perfect for your vacation needs and style. Our vacation rental homes feature fully equipped kitchens, packed with everything you’ll need to prepare and serve a delicious and kid-friendly home-cooked meal. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie in an open living space, or retreat to a private bedroom for some relaxation at the end of the day. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, movie and TV character-themed rooms, home theaters, game rooms, and more!
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