View of the historic, mysterious sculpture garden carved into 1,100 tons of coral rock by Edward Leedskalnin with people enjoying the gardens in Homestead near Miami Florida

Spend Time With The Family

Florida is known for being one of the most traveled destinations in the World. Families of all sizes and ages enjoy coming to visit our world class attractions, beaches, and enjoy the beautiful winter weather. Florida hosts some of the most family friendly things to do and places to go in the world. From the theme parks to the state parks, there’s no better place to travel with your whole family than throughout Florida. Grandparents, parents, great-grand parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brothers, alike will love coming to Florida to reconnect and vacation together. Not just entertaining, there are hundreds of educational places in Florida for families with kids to visit. From the first city in America to the weird, wacky, and wonderful items found in Florida museums, all ages will enjoy the rich educational opportunities in Florida. Laugh, have fun, and make memories with the whole family that will last a lifetime at the thousands attractions. There are so many incredible places to visit with children so we’ve narrowed it down to just some of the top places to see and do in Florida. 

sunset over swamp with an airboat and people sitting in airboat

Splish Splash Fun on the Water

A trip to Florida with kids wouldn’t be complete without the many water activities available. The kids may not want to leave the pool at the vacation home or hotel, but they might if they have the chance to do these fun water activities.

Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures airboat ride and Native American demonstration in Kissimmee near Disney & Universal
Orlando Princess Deep Sea Fishing Charter departing from Cape Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast
Everglades Alligator Farm Airboat Rides & alligator park in Everglades National Park in Florida City

Fury Key West Water Adventures Key West –  Water sports rentals, adventures & excursions
Real Florida Adventures beach excursion or manatee tour leaving from Orlando
Everglades Holiday Park Airboat Rides & alligator park in Fort Lauderdale featuring the Gator Boys famous Discovery Channel stars.
Island H2O Live!  family water park in Kissimmee
Wild Bill’s Airboat Rides on the Withlacoochee River in Inverness.
Rapids Waterpark South Florida’s largest water park in West Palm Beach

Awesome Attractions

Of course Florida is known for its amazing attractions, theme parks and the many rides and things to do for the kids. Children and adults alike can let loose and have fun at these places to go with kids in Florida.

Wonderworks Edu-tainment amusement park for the mind on International Drive in Orlando
Crayola Experience at the Florida Mall in Orlando
Dave & Busters arcade, prizes, bar, sports and fun indoor venue on International Drive in Orlando
Andretti Karting & Games largest indoor track in central Florida with boutique bowling, arcade games, multiple bars, and scratch kitchen

Go Karter driving on indoor go kart track at Andretti Indoor Karting in Orlando Florida

Altitude Trampoline Park only 15 minutes away from Disney in Kissimmee
Dezerland Entertainment Complex featuring the Orlando Auto Museum, Jumpstart Trampoline Park, Go-Karts, Arcade, Shopping, Movie Theater, pinball arcade and more!
Xtreme Action Park – Florida’s largest indoor entertainment venue featuring arcade, roller skating, laser tag, bowling and more in Fort Lauderdale
FunSpot affordable theme park with rides, amusements, thrills, and more in Orlando

exterior outdoor photo of dezerland park orlando with a curved red roof and tall windows with a variety of antique historic classic collectable cars parked out front

Mind-Blowing Museums

Have fun and learn something outside the classroom! These museums are great for kids and families to explore while being engaging for the little ones.

Museum of Illusions  with over 50+ mind bending and intriguing exhibits at Icon Park in Orlando
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium over 10,000 square feet of fascinating, outrageous and interactive exhibits to entertain and educate the entire family in Orlando
Frost Museum of Science Miami’s planetarium, aquarium, and science museum

The Ringling Museum of Art Built by the circus impresario, view John Ringling’s extensive art collection in over 21 galleries and circus museum
Osceola County History Museum & Welcome Center  the free museum is located just outside of Disney in Kissimmee and features interactive exhibits about the area before Disney
Orlando Science Center wildlife, dinosaurs, and exciting touring exhibits

Playful Putt-Putt

Enjoying a friendly game of mini golf on your Florida holiday is a Florida classic thing to do with kids. Long lasting memories are made when playing together. Paired with an ice cream sundae afterward, you’ll have a fun, affordable night out with the whole family without breaking the bank. 

Pirates Cove Mini Golf  in the heart of International Drive Orlando and near Disney you’ll have a swashbuckling good time
Bonanza Golf and Gifts  shop for souvenirs, from your Florida vacation after 18 holes of fun
Monster Mini Golf – South Florida’s premier indoor mini golf – great for rainy or super hot days with a
Lost Caverns Mini Golf feed gators after you’ve played your 18 holes at this Orlando mini golf course 
Congo River Mini Golf outdoor locations all throughout Florida

Mini golf hole leads into a mine entrance at Congo River
A family feeds a giraffe from wooden balcony area at Wild Florida

Amazing Animal Encounters

No trip to Florida would be complete without a safe alligator sighting! With our year round warm climate, many animals thrive in the Florida zoos, aquariums, and animal attractions in Florida. Kids of all ages will love interacting with, learning about, and seeing wild and endangered animals in Florida.

Wild Florida Drive through safari, walk through animal park and see wild animals from an airboat near Disney & Universal
Clearwater Marine Aquarium the famous home of Winter from A Dolphin Tale, this working marine hospital and rehabilitation center welcomes guests to see their rescued animals who were unable to be released into the wild.

Zoo Miami is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida and only sub-tropical zoo in the USA
Butterfly World  the world’s largest butterfly house, aviary, and botanical gardens near Fort Lauderdale
Theater of the Sea  swim with the dolphins and other rescued marine life in the natural waters of the Florida Keys
Giraffe Ranch experience a camel back safari, llama trek, segway tour, or safari in Dade city to see endangered or extinct animals on 47 acres of wildlife preserve outside of Tampa
Lion Country Safari two attractions in one for the whole family, a drive through safari park and walk through amusement park on 600 acres of land in the Palm Beaches.

For information on other wonderful things to do and places to go in Florida, check out our see & do page. Save money with these great offers from our partners on the deals page.

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