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Kid-Friendly Attractions

A visit to Central Florida means plenty of family-friendly options. From museums built to expand the mind to water parks and even a taste of Africa, family fun is as easy as done.

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Family Friendly Attractions

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is the ultimate destination for families coming to Central Florida. The popular attraction is just one of many kid-friendly attractions. The 150-acre interactive LEGOLAND theme park features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, restaurants, shops, the LEGOLAND Florida Water Park, two hotels, a beach retreat and a botanical garden.

Water Park

From the LEGO wave pool to the interactive water-play structures of Joker Soaker and DUPLO Safari, your kids will soak up tons of fun. But there is more to do than splash and spray at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. At Build-A-Raft River, you can imagine, design and build your own unique vessel before taking it along the 1,000-foot-long lazy river.

Theme Park

For those who would rather stay dry while their creations get wet, there is Creation Cove. Here, kids can build their own LEGO-sized boat and earn boasting rights after racing their creation against friends and family. Rides in the park include pink-knuckle roller coasters, the Imagination Zone, Miniland USA and LEGO® City where youngsters can learn how to drive by freely navigating their own boats and LEGO® cars.

Florida Children’s Museum

Opening November 4th, The Florida Children’s Museum is a 48,000 sq ft wonderland of play, learning and interactive experiences. The museum is situated within Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland.

Bok Tower Gardens

Kids have their own space inside Hammock Hollow, a 2.7 acre area in Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden teaches conservation and the vital connection between animals, plants, and people. There is beautiful art, cooling water features, vibrant plantings, a boardwalk, a stage for little performers, and music area. Kids have things to climb on, under and through, as well as places to build, dig and create.

Safari Wilderness

Book a safari tour and see eland, water buffalo, antelope, zebras and more at Safari Wilderness in Lakeland. Many animals walk right up to the bus because they know you’ll have food!

Polk County has plenty of Parks and Playgrounds to explore as well.

Bonnet Springs Park

Opening October 22nd, Bonnet Springs Park will be an incredible new addition to Lakeland will be a 168-acre oasis of nature, entertainment, learning and lots more. Take a canopy walk through the trees, ride your bicycle around the trails, visit the museums and the gardens.

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Andy’s Igloo & Drive-In Restaurant

Andy’s Drive-In Restaurant Winter Haven, FL

Andy's Igloo & Drive-In Restaurant is a kid-friendly, local favorite near downtown Winter Haven.

Address: 703 3rd St SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Phone: 863-293-0019

Ridge Island Groves

Soft serve ice cream, orange and tangerine juice, pecans, oranges and strawberries at Ridge Island Groves. Florida Citrus Makes a Great Christmas Gift

Pick an orange, buy marmalade, ice cream and more at Ridge Island Groves. Visit and…

Address: 6000 Polk City Rd.
Haines City, FL 33844

Phone: 863-422-0333

Safari Wilderness Ranch

Dream Up Your Next Florida Vacation. Safari Wilderness, Lakeland, Florida

Knowledgeable tour guides at Safari Wilderness Ranch will lead the way through 260-acres in custom…

Address: 10850 Moore Road
Lakeland, FL 33809

Phone: 813-382-2120

Bonnet Springs Park

Drone image of Bonnet Springs Park located in Lakeland, FL

Bonnet Springs Park, open as of October 2022, is located in Lakeland along the I-4…

Address: 400 Bonnet Springs Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863-413-0652

Florida Children’s Museum

two girls playing in the design park exhibit at florida children's museum

Opened in Lakeland on November 4, Florida Children’s Museum is the place for hands-on learning.…

Address: 600 Bonnet Springs Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863-687-3869

LEGOLAND Florida Resort

father and son on Great LEGO Race roller coaster at LEGOLAND in Winter Haven, FL

At LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, everyone is a hero. Built just for families with kids age…

Address: One LEGOLAND Way
Winter Haven, FL 33884

Phone: (888) 690-5346

Mulberry Phosphate Museum

alligator skull on display at Mulberry Phosphate Museum

Home to an extensive collection of fossils, a phosphate industry gallery, old photographs and memorabilia…

Address: 101 SE 1st Street
Mulberry, FL 33860

Phone: (863) 425-2823

Family Fun Center

Family Fun Center in Lakeland, FL

Eighteen-hole miniature golf, laser tag, more than 100 arcade games, a laser maze and an…

Address: 4825 Florida Ave S.
Lakeland, FL 33813

Phone: (863) 644-1728

DEFY Lakeland

Open floor at DEFY Lakeland showing trampolines and agility boxes.

Home to giant trampolines, obstacle courses and foam pits, this indoor park is ideal for…

Address: 6220 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33810

Phone: 863-333-0445


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