Orlando is home to some amazing attractions, activities, and things to do with children of all ages. These activities can suit nearly any budget and will engage the whole family! Orlando not only has incredible theme parks with sizable discounts for Florida residents, but there is also so much natural beauty to entice the senses of any curious child. Here’s a fun list of things to do in Orlando (or the Greater Orlando Area) with your kids!

Here Are Exciting Things to Do in Orlando with Kids

1. Orlando Science Center


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The Orlando Science Center is a multiple story fun spot that caters to all age ranges of children. There are plenty of movies playing in the CineDome, varieties of wildlife to see, and exhibits that feature technology, movement, and so much more. There are even specially themed nights that are kid-friendly.

2. Gatorland


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Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve in Florida that allows visitors to learn more about alligators. It features thousands of alligators (including rare leucistic alligators), crocodiles, and many other animals. Attractions in the park include a breeding marsh with a boardwalk and observation tower, zip lines, an off-road swamp vehicle tour, a ridable miniature railroad, alligator feeding shows, alligator wrestling shows, an aviary, a petting zoo, and educational programs. The breeding marsh area of the park was even used in the filming of the 1984 movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

3. Orlando ICON Park


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This unique experience is off International Drive. Guests have the option to take pictures with wax celebrity sculpture at Madame Tussauds, go on the wheel for an incredible view of the city, or even visit the SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium for the chance to come face-to-fin with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and more! In addition, there is a 7D Dark Ride Adventure that is an immersive shooter game for visitors. Finally, Arcade City is a fun throwback experience that gives everyone a chance to win prizes!

4. Orlando Repertory Theatre


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This professional theatre aims to entertain all children with engaging productions and events that encourage children to participate in the world of theater. Children also have the opportunity to go backstage and tour the theater with its variety of props and costume design areas.

5. Mennello Museum


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This museum has free family fun days, where children can create mini works of art and tour the museum. Each event is themed to the artist currently exhibited at the museum, so it’s a great way to do a hands-on activity in a beautiful space.

6. Orlando Circus School


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Kids and adults can have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills such as tumbling, silks, and trapeze and even get a free open gym time. This unique school focuses on having lots of fun while being safe at the same time. Kids of all ages are welcome and will have ample opportunity to play with others, potentially forming some incredible bonds.

7. SAK Comedy Lab


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This comedy lab hosts improv classes for older children along with family-friendly comedy shows that will be sure to give you a chuckle! It’s important to look online for their schedule so you can pick the best experience for you and your family.

8. Lake Eola Farmer’s Market


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The market now hosts nearly 50 vendors who offer everything from gourmet cheese and kettle corn to one-of-a-kind art and handmade jewelry. It’s also a great place to pick up your provisions for the week thanks to the piles of fresh produce for sale. But if you’re just looking for a place to hang out, you’ll be delighted to find a beer and wine garden (which opens at noon and serves $5 drinks along with $12 bottomless mimosas), live music, and loads of delicious food to enjoy while you wander through the market or lounge under a shady tree. Kids will absolutely love the face painters, performers, and swan boat rides on the lake.

9. Paddle Board Yoga


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Paddle board yoga is a unique activity that is safe for all ages. A qualified yoga teacher will lead you and your children in a beautiful yoga flow on a lake. Each student is equipped with an optional life jacket and provided with rental boards. This unique experience can even involve sightseeing manatees and other amazing Florida wildlife!

10. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts


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This beautiful, new space boasts some incredible performances that will suit all ages! In addition to being able to see shows, there is an option to tour the backstage area and see how performances are created.

11. Leu Gardens


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This 50-acre botanical dream is perfect for not only gazing at rare flowers but also for playing games. They host story times, movie nights, classes, and camps that revolve around STEM, art, and nature. In addition to yearly events, they also change exhibits to keep younger children engaged in the stunning natural scenery.

12. Boggy Creek Airboat Rides


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This 45-minute tour for six allows guests to glide over unseen parts of Florida at 40 mph. There are also nighttime tours available for guests that offer an entirely unique experience on the night creatures of swampy Florida. You can also have the option to dig in the 70 ft. mine to find some fossils left by sharks and alligators, which kids will find super cool! Guests can also immerse themselves in Native American culture through cooking and tool making.

13. Orlando Balloon Rides


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This unique experience will allow you to see sunrise for a full hour. This very professional business even comes with a traditional champagne toast for the adults. As long as weather permits, this experience is available 365 days a year.

14. Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament


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Experience a unique dining experience with royalty, medieval centric foods, and even a real joust! This unique opportunity has varying levels of immersion and can include a meet and greet with the king and queen. If you want even more immersion, however, upgrade to front row seats, and you’ll get the opportunity to participate in the show!

15. Topgolf Orlando


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Golfing in a climate-controlled area with music and an awesome food selection is just the thing for a hungry family. The scoring system is one that is similar to bowling and darts, so all members of the family can see their progress as they eat some yummy food. If you are more interested in watching a game, then enjoy the lounge.

16. Semoran Skateway


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Roller skating has never gone out of style in this landmark skating park. It’s the perfect place to indulge a past time or even just watch a few roller derby matches. This incredible space has classes and even a DJ to always keep things fun and the good times rolling.

17. Tree Trek Adventure Park


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Orlando’s thrilling tree top obstacle course boasts a giant zipline, 97 aerial challenges, and two specific kids’ courses with 27 challenges. With so much variety, you can be sure all levels of ability are welcome! This unique space usually also has discounts available, so be sure to do your research. Also, remember to check the weather before indulging in this all-outdoor space.


Whatever you decide to do, it’s hard to make a bad choice! Of all the great things to do in Orlando, there are so many kid-friendly options, and not everything has an admission price. Finally, be sure to call ahead to get the most accurate information before you indulge your little ones in the time of their lives!

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