Activities in Kissimmee For Kids & Grandparents

Family of four, wearing red shirts, taking a selfie with an aligator in the background

Multi-generational fun is on the itinerary in Kissimmee

Multigenerational vacations have a lot of benefits, like built-in babysitting services and plenty of quality time with the fam. It's a great way for your kids to enjoy some unforgettable moments with their Nana and Papa, Grandma and Grampie, Oma and Opa, or Bubbe and Zayde. Regardless of what you call your grandparents, if you're looking for the perfect destination for a family-friendly vacation that will please several generations, you've come to the right place. Kissimmee is home to attractions that are sure to appeal to every member of your family—from the young to the young at heart. Let’s take a look at a few of the best activities for grandkids and grandparents to enjoy together during your trip.

Be Amazed at The Great Magic Hall

Nothing dazzles the mind quite like a good magic trick, and grandparents—as well as grandkids—will be left wondering “How’d they do that!?” after taking in a performance at The Great Magic Hall. With three shows daily, it’s easy to catch a performance that works for everyone, and you’re sure to be mystified as the talented magicians of The Great Magic Hall showcase their tricks for you. Looking to make a little magic of your own? After the act is done, you can get a magic kit of your very own to practice your abracadabras and slights of hand. We’re sure one of your grandparents will be more than happy to be your assistant!  

Visit Old Town Kissimmee

Take a stroll down memory lane with your grandparents when you visit Old Town Kissimmee. A detailed tribute to the Florida of yesteryear, Old Town Kissimmee is rich with historical architecture and home to a unique collection of shops, restaurants, and attractions that will delight your family. Pick up a cool retro gift at Wound ‘n Around, sample delicious treats at Kissimmee Popcorn, and ride on the Old Town Ferris Wheel (where you can see breathtaking views of Kissimmee and beyond!). With a trip to Old Town Kissimmee, your grandparents no longer need to tell you what life was like “When I was your age”—they can show you!

Explore the Alligator Capital of the World

If you’re looking for a spot to have an adventure with your grandparents, Gatorland is the place for you! Here, you’ll come face to face with amazing alligators, cool crocodiles, beautiful birds, and more! The entire family can take in one of the many daily animal shows, relax at the petting zoo, and learn more about these incredible animals. There’s no better, or safer, way to share a thrilling memory with your grandparents than at Gatorland.

Travel to Infinity and Beyond

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: a family outing that will make everyone smile. Your solution? Look to the stars.

A trip to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be fun and educational—whether you can remember where you were for the first moon landing or weren’t born until after Toy Story 3 came out. Learn more about the heroes of space travel, get a behind-the-scenes look at historic launches, and even strap in for lift-off at the Shuttle Launch Experience®. Don’t forget to check out the event calendar before you visit. You could meet an astronaut during your trip or even witness a rocket launching from Cape Canaveral!

Have a Memorable (Medieval) Time!

There’s no doubt that a day of fun with your grandparents will leave you feeling hungry (even if you’ve been snacking along the way!). Luckily, Medieval Times is the perfect way to satisfy everyone’s hunger while experiencing epic battles that will captivate the whole family. Here, while dining on a delicious four-course meal, you’ll be transported back to Medieval Spain while watching knights compete in jousting and sword fighting competitions for the right to be called the Queen’s Champion. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to see the Royal Falcon take flight and watch “epic battles of steel and steed.” There’s no doubt, Medieval Times is an experience every member of the family will remember for years to come.

From trips back in time to journey’s through unknown alligator swamps, Kissimmee is the perfect location to spend quality time with every member your family. There’s no better destination for a multigenerational vacation! If you’re ready to make more precious memories with your grandparents, be sure to start planning your Kissimmee getaway today.