5 Kid-Friendly Attractions Near LEGOLAND Florida

By: Jessica Roberts

We’ve put together a list of kid-friendly attractions near LEGOLAND Florida Resort, one of the best Florida attractions for kids ages 2-12. The 145-acre theme park features roller coasters, interactive adventures, a water park and 3 on-site hotels.

Kid-Friendly Attractions Near LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida is one of many things for kids to do in Central Florida and below you will find more kid-friendly things to do in Lakeland, Winter Haven and surrounding communities.

two kids walking on narrow logs at Hammock Hollow, a children's play area at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL

1 – Bok Tower Gardens

After LEGOLAND opened in Winter Haven, Bok Tower Gardens saw an opportunity to expand its attraction to welcome visitors of all ages. Bok Tower Gardens is the closest kid-friendly attraction and features Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden. Young explorers can play in water features, climb through a spider web inspired play area, build and dig their way through sand circles, perform impromptu theatre and create beautiful works of art in Doodle Bug Art Place. Overall, Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden has 18 sections for kids to play.

family feeding water buffalo at Safari Wilderness in Lakeland

2 – Safari Wilderness

Did you know you can experience an animal safari right here in Central Florida? Safari Wilderness is one of the top things to do with kids in Lakeland, FL. Your family will hop into a custom safari vehicle and a knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through 260-acres of wetlands. You will see huge herds of exotic species usually found on the continents of Africa and Asia. Safari Wilderness is not a zoo! Access to the grounds is in very small groups and tours are offered by reservation only. Safari Wilderness is an experience your kids won’t soon forget.

3 – Bonnet Springs Park and Florida Children’s Museum

Opening October 22nd 2022 Bonnet Springs Park will be an incredible 168 acre oasis, located next to downtown Lakeland. The park will be an incredible attraction encompassing gardens, a secret tree house, a tree top trail, a history gallery, dining options, lots of events and the 48,000 square ft Florida Children’s Museum. The Children’s Museum, which opens November 4th,  will offer amazing indoor and outdoor opportunities for science, discovery and play. Bonnet Springs Park is a great place to spend the whole day, and while here why not op down to Downtown Lakeland afterwards for dinner?

4- Elite Cable Park

What kid doesn’t want to learn how to wakeboard during their next visit to Central Florida? Elite Cable Park features eight cable lines for wakeboarding, knee boarding, and waterskiing. Visitors can buy a passes based on how long they want to ride – 2-hours, 4-hours or all day. If this is your first time on the water, coaching and gear are available. Elite Cable Park offers specials all week long..

5- The Living Water Boat Cruises

One of the best things about Winter Haven is the city’s Chain of Lakes, and there’s no better way to see the chain than a tour with The Living Water Boat Cruises. Included in the many tours offered is a LEGOLAND Pirate Ski Show tour with 1 and 2 hour options.

BONUS – Spend a Weekend in Winter Haven

The video below shows how much fun a weekend in Winter Haven can be, and includes some of the above mentioned kid-friendly attractions near LEGOLAND Florida.

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