For many parents, hearing the words “I’m bored” is spookier than the Haunted Mansion and sure to rival the shivers any roller coaster might send up your spine! But luckily, that phrase simply doesn’t exist here in Kissimmee, where there’s a never-ending assortment of family activities for you to enjoy with your kids. Of course, we’re known for our world-famous theme parks, but there’s so much more for you and your little ones to explore when you’re here. Whether you’re visiting or a local looking to try something new with the kiddos, here are some places you and your family can spend unforgettable quality time together while staying safe with the updated health protocols.
Family Fun’s a Walk in the Kissimmee Lakefront Park
Your kids will find plenty to do at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, a beautiful green space along the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga. The park features a playground, basketball courts, volleyball courts, hiking and biking trails, and much more. It’s also home to the Monument of States, an ideal spot to teach the young ones about American unity. Constructed using materials from every state, this monument was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. It’s colorful, a little bit quirky, and sure to be a hit with the entire family.
Oh, and if a little learning has worked up your appetite, you can also use the convenient grills at Kissimmee Lakefront Park to prepare lunch or dinner. Or, stroll over to one of the many nearby restaurants for takeout and enjoy a wonderful family picnic.
Add Some Color to Your Day at the Crayola Experience
Located in The Florida Mall (Central Florida’s largest shopping center), the Crayola Experience is a place where kids can give full rein to their imaginations and creativity. Featuring more than 20 exciting attractions, the Crayola Experience encourages kids to do much more than color, including make drip art, melt and mold crayon wax, and learn the secrets of how crayons are created. They can even make an excellent souvenir — a custom-made, personalized Crayola crayon of their very own.
Joy Springs to Life at Disney Springs
Disney Springs is the ideal spot for parents and kids alike! This shopping, dining, and entertainment district features many safe activities and attractions that everyone will love. The Coca-Cola Store, modeled after a 1920s bottling plant, has Coca-Cola memorabilia and displays, a photo op with the Coca-Cola polar bear, and a rooftop bar where kids can take in panoramic views of Disney Springs. There are plenty of other fun places to visit as well, like Splitsville Luxury Lanes (where there’s fun to spare). You can also fly high in the sky at Aerophile, home of the world’s largest hand-painted helium balloon. Looking for more? Try riding the Marketplace Carousel and finding the perfect keepsake at World of Disney. When hunger strikes, there are more than 60 dining options — including both indoor and outdoor spots to enjoy a bite.
The Days are Great at Gatorland
Your little ones can answer the call of the wild at Gatorland. They can enjoy swampy adventures and singing tour guides on the Stompin Gator Off-Road Adventure, or pet some of Gatorland’s less scaly residents at Allie’s Barnyard Petting & Feeding. And if you’re visiting with a brave little adventurer, why not let them get up close and personal with a real live gator during the Meet-a-Gator experience. They can even get their photo taken with the gator! Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the Social Distancing Skunk Ape. He’s always making his way through Gatorland to make sure everyone is being safe and having fun.
Fun Marks the Spot at Fun Spot America - Kissimmee
With a name like Fun Spot America - Kissimmee, you already know what’s in store when you visit. Laughs, cheers, and plenty of fun for everyone! This family amusement park features roller coasters, thrill rides, go-karts, arcades, and much more. There’s truly something for all ages here, even the very young! That’s right, Fun Spot is also home to Kid Spot, which features smaller, gentler rides aimed at children 2-6 years old. Best of all (for parents, anyway), you can choose to pay by the ride or purchase single day passes, so you can spend the day your way!
Kissimmee’s the Place for Kids and Kids at Heart
When you’re ready to make memories with your kids, or just want to feel like a kid yourself, Kissimmee offers plenty of adventures and family-oriented activities. So go ahead, unleash your inner child. To keep up to date on all kinds of kid-friendly activities and attractions here in Kissimmee, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.