What to do in Orlando with Kids
What to do in Orlando covers a wide range of activities from the obvious (think theme parks, shopping and water parks) to the more unusual (boat trips, foodie tours or perhaps indoor skydiving!) We check out some fun activities for those wondering what to in Orlando with kids.
Dine in a themed restaurant
If eating out is something you dread with kids, try visiting a themed restaurant and you’ll all have a blast. Disney Springs and Universal CityWalk have some great places that extend all the fun of a theme park into mealtimes.
Three top choices for themed restaurants in Disney Springs include T-Rex Cafe, a dinosaur-themed eaterie with animatronic dinosaurs and an underwater aquarium. It also has a very attractive children’s menu.
The Boathouse on Buena Vista Drive is nautically themed and overlooks Village Lake for enjoying the sunset and passing boats as you dine. Reasonably priced and family friendly it has an amazing seafood menu in a dockside setting with plenty for youngsters to watch and enjoy.
Older kids may prefer Bongos Cuban Cafe with its Latino vibe and atmosphere. Enjoy a lip-smacking mojito while waiting for your tasty meal. Desserts are yummy and there’s live music and dancing on weekends.
Take a Boat Trip
Did you know that you can take a scenic cruise along the Venetian Canal and Winter Park Chain of Lakes? These scenic boat tours are a welcome change of pace with plenty of opportunities to spot birds, wildlife, waterskiers, fishing enthusiasts and some jaw-dropping lakefront mansions.
Play Mini Golf
If you’re planning what to do in Orlando with kids in the evening, Miniature Golf is a great activity that will engage all ages from 3 to 93! There are several fantastic adventure golf locations just minutes from your villa rental in Kissimmee. Try the Congo River Mini Golf on W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. It has amazing rainforest surroundings with waterfalls, gator feedings and arcade games. Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf lives up to its name at several locations including 2845 Florida Plaza Blvd. 18 holes of entertainment are laid out in an immaculate setting with pirate-themed accents along the way.
Enjoy a Waterpark
With Orlando’s subtropical climate enjoying a day of cool wet fun in a waterpark is always popular. Universal’s Volcano Bay and Aquatica and Disney’ Blizzard Beach all provide a whale of a time with surf pools, chutes, waterslides, fountains and a lazy river, but why pay steep admission fees for a family when it could be free?
Many villas at Florida Premier Rentals are on communities that include complementary admission to an onsite water park. Windsor at Westside includes a huge resort-style pool with Lazy River and waterslides. You can enjoy it every day as a staying guest without paying a penny! Other vacation rental communities with their own water park include Storey Lake with a Splash Pad, Lazy River and Mickey Mouse pool; Solara Resort Kissimmee with its own Flowrider Surf Simulator and Spalsh Zone; Encore Resort boasting a full Aqua Park, and Paradise Palms with a 5000 sq.ft. lagoon pool, jets, whirlpool spas and cascades.
Next time you’re wondering what to do in Orlando with kids, make sure you book a luxury villa close to all the above amenities and you’ll never hear anyone say “I’m bored”!