While planning a vacation with your toddler may be stressful, it is still possible and even fun. And, of course, if you pick Orlando for your next vacation destination, then you will have nothing less than a haven for toddler-friendly activities and sites to choose from.
Not only will your little ones be thoroughly engaged here, positively connecting with the world around them, but it would also provide you a fantastic opportunity to snap their tiny, excited faces, saving these beautiful memories for the future. So if you are wondering where you might find meaningful experiences in Orlando, worry not, for I have compiled a list of the top ten activities you should not miss out on.
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10 Toddler Activities The Whole Family Will Love!
- Witness your toddler experiencing extreme fun at the Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort is nothing less than a big adventure for toddlers. And, there are exciting possibilities for them, wherever they look! From Suess Landing to a Curious George splash area – there is so much here that your toddler will not want to leave. Along with interactive meet and greets with their favorite characters like Dora the Explorer, giving you those perfect picture opportunities you have been hoping for!
- Explore the Happiest Place on Earth at Walt Disney World Resort
The Walt Disney World Resort is a truly magical place where your children’s dreams come to life. Just imagine taking them to Meet Mickey Mouse, watching them waving to their favorite Princess, or dance along with their favorite characters at the Disney Junior Dance Party! The shows, the rides, the snacks… your possibilities are endless here!
- Plan an educational yet fun-filled trip to SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando provides you a fantastic opportunity to engage your children in an activity that is both amusing and educational. Experiences like witnessing friendly dolphins and petting cute stingrays thrill toddlers and helps them form a beautiful perspective about life different from their own. Plus, kids are always excited to see their favorite animals outside of television and books, so that is another element that adds to their fun. And it is not only your children who will be having all the fun, but you can also be a part of it, for the property features several dining and shopping opportunities for the whole family.
- Let your child lose in the immersive Legoland
Legoland is the place where imaginations run wild. You may have a love-hate relationship with these colorful blocks that your toddlers love to throw away just for you to step on. Here at Legoland, everything is literally built out of Legos, meaning that it will make you appreciate them and give your kids creative ideas to recreate back home. There are several other exciting activities here as well, like riding the DUPLO Tractor and the DUPLO Train.
- Have your jaws dropped at the fantastic SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium is the one destination that will fascinate you and your children, guaranteed. Since it is a 360-degree underwater tunnel, you have a view inside the world of the fish and feel as if you are a part of them. Standing inside the tunnel and looking around, you will find many unique fish species, like seahorses and sharks. The experience is unbeatable and nothing like you might have ever experienced! Plus, there is a Toddler program here featuring educational activities, like sing-alongs and stories.
- It isn’t Florida without Gatorland
A Florida classic that you shouldn’t miss if you can squeeze it into your itinerary. Gatorland features wild animals, such as alligators and crocodiles by the hundreds. You will also find llamas and goats that your toddler will be excited to pet. This will truly be a unique animal experience for the whole family.
Which one will you try first?
- Let the inner artist in your child shine at the Crayola Experience
There is an artist within each child, and this is their chance to let that artist emerge and shine. From activities like making their own crayons to personalized coloring pages to participating in special toddler activities – there is a lot to do here! As a result, your child will return as a better artist and have colorful memories made!
- Shape a young scientist at the Orlando Science Center
Science is not a subject but rather an experience. It is based on experimentation and hands-on learning – two activities no one enjoys better than a toddler! The Orlando Science Center has dedicated over 11,000 sqft of space to enrich toddlers’ lives with fun STEM experiences. Who knows – perhaps the activities here inculcate an enduring love for science in your little one, making them the next famous scientist!
- Amaze your toddler with wildlife at the Central Florida Zoo
No matter how many animal-related experiences you add to your Orlando itinerary, they will never bore your toddler. Plus, every sanctuary in Orlando offers something unique about animals, so it is a great idea to explore them all. For example, here at the Central Florida Zoo, children can pet their favorite animals and feed them with their own hands! Moreover, the facility features a Splash Ground, where your kid can cool off the summer heat and have extra fun!
- Allow your child to run freely at the Harry P. Leu Gardens
Toddlers love running around! You may get tired of chasing them continuously, but they never seem to stop! So wouldn’t it be nice for them to be in an open stretch of green land, where they can run about to their hearts’ content while you can comfortably sit back and watch them play? Here at Harry P. Lew Gardens, the atmosphere is completely safe for your children so that you can catch your much-needed break! and who knows, they may actually run out of energy and nap for you on the way home!
About Shelbi Moore
Mississippi Native started married life in Michigan for eight years until moving to Central Florida in 2020.
She interned at Walt Disney World in 2011, where she met her husband. They were married at Disney’s Wedding Pavillion in 2013.
Since then, Shelbi has worked in sales, event coordination, travel planning, and social media marketing.
After having children whom both had developmental delays, she quit her day job. She channeled her energy into therapy, research, and educating herself on tools for children and their parents with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism.
Now, she merges her passions for motherhood, travel, and education on their family platform, Mouse and Moore.