We recently asked the question “What are some of the least expensive kid-friendly fun places in Orlando?” on Facebook. Here are your responses, plus how to take advantage of discount offers.
Cocoa Beach and Pier
Location: 401 Meade Ave, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
To escape the city and theme parks visit Cocoa Beach, (all kids love the beach). It is 60 miles from Orlando and if you don’t have a car, you can take a shared shuttle bus. As well as the obvious, beach fun, Cocoa Beach has restaurants, shops, and annual events to keep you and the kids entertained.
For more ideas on places to visit away from Orlando, check out ‘9 Fun Day Trips from Orlando.’
Play like a kid at Chuck E Cheese
Location: 7419 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819-8248
The family entertainment center, Chuck E Cheese, claims to be the “best fun for $10” and it seems like you guys agree. If you plan on visiting Chuck E Cheese, visit their coupons page, before you visit to print off some money saving vouchers.
There are lots of exciting activities on and around Chuck E Cheese, discover what they are in ‘Fun Things to Do on International Drive.’
Old Town, Kissimmee
Location: 5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746-4732
For a change of pace, away from the ample theme parks, head to the Old Town, in Kissimmee. You’ll want a minimum of 3 hours here to explore the 10 acres of restaurants, shops, live entertainment and more. The cool entertainments include antique car shows, live music, and parades.
Opening times: shops, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. and restaurants 11 a.m. – 11 p.m, 7 days a week.
Check out the Old Town website, because throughout the year they host a multiple Americana-themed and seasonal events.
Know what you want to do in Kissimmee before you arrive, by reading ‘Top Things to do in Kissimmee Florida.’
Lake Eola Park
Location: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
It is 100% free to enjoy the natural offerings in Lake Eola Park. Kids will love an outdoor walk that involves bird and geese watching. For a small fee, you can rent an adorable paddleboat and explore the entire lake.
Jungle Adventures: A Real Florida Animal Park
Location: 26205 East Colonial Drive, Christmas, Florida 32709
A fun day at the ‘natural habitat jungle home’ of Jungle Adventurers will include seeing a whole bunch of native animals, hands-on wildlife experience and even alligator feeding frenzies, all for $25.95 + tax (adults) and $17.95 + tax (children 3-11). Plus, you can save $4 per ticket when you book in advance online, click here for the discount.
Disney Water Parks
A great way to have some fun in the sun is to visit the local water parks. Disney might seem like an expensive choice, but there are a few loopholes to get an affordable ticket.
For example, an annual ticket for Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon usually costs $139, or $45 for a day, but if you choose after 2 pm access the annual pass is only $89 + taxes. That is $0.27 per day for 365 days or $7.07 per day for a 2-week holiday.
We have lots of articles about Walt Disney World to help you have a great and affordable holiday. Some that may be off interest are Great Hotels in Orlando, with a FREE Shuttle to Disney World and ‘Important Things to Know Before your Disney World Adventure.’
Crayola Experience Orlando
Location: Florida Mall, 8001 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, Fl 32809
The Crayola Experience is a fun day out with the kids that involves plenty of interactive attractions. They range from an epic playground to an activity studio to meet and greet experiences. Day tickets cost $24.99, but when you buy online, in advance, you can jump the ticket queue and save $3 on each ticket.
Orlando Science Museum
Location: 777E Princeton Street, Orlando, Florida 32803
Inspire your kids with a trip to Orlando Science Museum. Little scientists from 0-7 years old will love spending time in Kids Town, where they can learn through play and increase their imagination skills. The highlight of the Orlando Science Museum is the live shows, so be sure to schedule them into your day.
General admission costs $20.95 for adults and $14.95 for children. But they have a $10 offer on April 14th. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you can book your tickets online.