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When you think of Orlando, there are a few things that probably come to mind. The restaurants, the museums, and of course the theme parks. Families will find something fun around every corner, but there are some children’s activities that you may not know about. We’ll take a look at a few of them here.

Two children running down the walkway at Leu Gardens in Orlando.

Kids Classes at Leu Gardens

This magnificent Leu Gardens features many different types of plants grouped into various themed areas. From roses to cacti, there’s plenty to see, but that’s not all. They also offer workshops during spring and summer, where children can learn about nature and create their own works of art. Pottery and painting at a garden is certainly a twist.

Geese swimming in Lake Eola with the Orlando skyline.

Swan boats at Lake Eola

Lake Eola is a beautiful place in Downtown Orlando, where people can enjoy a peaceful walk by the lake. If you look out onto the water, you can see different types of swans swimming around. Look a little closer and you may see something else: swan-shaped boats powered by the riders. With a seat capacity of up to five people, families can go for a stroll not just by the water, but on it.

A group of people seated at a presentation area at the Orlando Public Library.

Classes at the Orlando Public Library

Libraries have a reputation for being quiet places where people go to study, but the Orlando Public Library System has more than books to offer. They offer classes, both in-person and online, for children to learn new skills. Children can learn art, sewing, and even how to make computer games.


A person floating in the wind tunnel at iFly while their instructor guides them.

Indoor Skydiving at iFly

If you want to step into a wind tunnel and float through the air, you can do that here in Orlando. The iFly Indoor Skydiving Center is fun for all ages – even children. As surprising as it may be, as long as they’re at least three years old, children are welcome to join the experience.

A photograph of two doors in red lighting and vines on the wall.

Escape rooms at The Escape Effect

There’s a lot to see on International Drive.  With all of the restaurants and attractions fighting for your attention, you may not have seen The Escape Effect nestled on one of the strips.  It’s a great place with multiple rooms full of riddles and puzzles to solve.  Whether it’s a challenge from the Greek gods or helping Sherlock Holmes solve a mystery, inquisitive children are bound to enjoy what the escape rooms have to offer.