Orlando is known family fun. We’ve got world-class theme parks just around the corner and some of the best beaches just an hour away.
Even so, residents of Central Florida might not be able to swing a park or beach trip every other weekend. Luckily, they don’t have to! Central Florida is full of family adventures waiting to be had. From educational to purely entertaining, there’s plenty to explore when you want to mix up the outings with the kids.
At Elev8 Fun, we think of ourselves as experts on family fun in Sanford. Here are a few of our favorite family adventures in Central Florida.
Make a furry friend at the Zoo
Whether you’re an animal lover or just enjoy the beauty of nature, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is an amazing option.Located just up the street from us in Sanford, the Zoo is an awesome community resource for Central Floridians. (In fact, we sponsored their Family Sunset event this year!) The property features shaded boardwalks and more than 300 animal friends to meet, from PJ the rhino to two giraffes you can actually feed. There is also a splash pad and a playground for the kids to enjoy.
Have a picnic at the park
They don’t call it the City Beautiful for nothing! The Orlando area features dozens of parks perfect for a picnic. Lake Eola is one great option right in the heart of downtown. Visitors can stroll around the lake and take in the city scenes and famous swans. Closer to us in Sanford you could take a stroll along Lake Monroe at Fort Mellon Park. Want to kick things up a notch? Stop by a few local eateries and pick up some treats to make it a picnic!
Enjoy a day on the water
Speaking of Lake Eola, the park offers swan boat rentals for families and friends to get a different perspective of the park. Just head over, rent your boat and pedal with your feet to explore.Alternatively, Central Florida offers a handful of incredible lakes, streams and springs with the option to rent canoes or kayaks. The kids will love splashing around and soaking in Florida’s wildlife. Not up for the extra work? Winter Park has a famous Scenic Boat Tour that’s always a fun option for adults and kids alike.
Learn new something at a museum
Want to add in some education to the fun? There are a variety of fun museums to choose from in the Central Florida area. From some silly options along iDrive, like Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, to some more traditional options closer to downtown, there’s plenty to explore. One fun one is the Orlando Science Center, and the Orlando Museum of Art also offers some kid-focused exhibits and activities.
Stay cool and experience the next level of fun
Looking for some indoor things to do in Orlando? Whether you want to find activities with air conditioning in Central Florida or you’re searching for rainy day activities, Elev8 Fun is here for you. Elev8 Fun is an indoor amusement centerlocated at Seminole Towne Center in Sanford that will provide your family a fun-filled, action-packed day.
With go karting, laser tag, bowling, mini-golf, an incrediblearcade, anindoor ropes courseand virtual reality opportunities, Elev8 Fun’sfamily-friendly attractionsinclude something for every member of the family.
For the thrill seekers in the group, face off with our indoor go kart racing or tackle our Orlando ropes course. Looking for something a little more laid back? Our Orlando bowling alley offers fun at all levels, or team up for some friendly competition with some of the best laser tag Orlando has to offer. We also offer indoor putt putt for all of the mini golf fun you love with none of the sweat or rain.
Elev8 Fun also has an awesome restaurant, PL8 Bar & Grill, to fuel your Orlando family activities. You can try all of our attractions, or visit our indoor amusement park again and again. No two visits have to be the same!
Ready to try some new things to do in Orlando with kids? There’s so much to explore. If you’re ready to step into our fun zone, visit our website to plan your experience, or check out our pricing page for the latest specials. We can’t wait to see you soon!