Summer Family Fun In Central Florida

Orlando, or the City Beautiful, has many fun things to do during the summer. Sure, theme parks are the obvious choice, but why not do something off the beaten path? Here a few places you can take your family this summer.


LEGOLAND Florida is the ultimate Lego experience without the pesky clean-up. Located off Lake Eloise in Winter Haven, this 150-acre theme park has more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, restaurants, an amazing botanical garden and water park geared to families with children ages 2 to 12. Be sure to check out LEGO City, a favorite among the 11- highly themed zones within the park, where youngsters can learn how to drive navigating their own boats and LEGO cars.

Address: One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884 Phone: (877) 350-5346

Black Hammock Adventures

Black Hammock Adventures in Oviedo offers airboat rides on Lake Jesup, which is one of the largest lakes in Central Florida and is populated with the most alligators in the state. There is a wildlife and alligator exhibit on site as well as a gift shop. If you get hungry you can grab a bite at The Black Hammock Restaurant. They serve delicious alligator bites. Before you go, don’t forget to take a picture with Hammy, the twelve foot alligator that lives there.

Address: 2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: (407) 365-1244

The Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center is a four floor, interactive museum that will engage the entire family. The center’s exhibit hall features an array of activities from an up close view of nature’s most exciting reptiles in NatureWorks, to exploring the prehistoric age in DinoDigs, or discovering the awe inspiring vast universe that we inhabit in Our Planet, Our Universe. The museum makes science fun for everyone.

Address: 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803 Phone: (407) 514-2000

The Putting Edge

Miniature golf is always fun, but have you ever tried glow in the dark miniature golf? The Putting Edge on International Drive in Orlando offers a new twist to the traditional game of mini golf. The black lit courses portray underwater scenes as well as a simulated rainforest. They have an 18-hole golf course and an interactive arcade which makes for a fun and memorable experience for the entire family.

Address: 5250 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Phone: (407) 248-0700