Spring Bucket List: The Best Things to Do in Orlando with Kids This Spring
Spring is finally here and there's so much to do in Orlando! To go along classic spring holiday activities, like Easter egg hunts, Passover seders, Mother's Day brunches, there's a ton of great outdoors events that take advantage of mild temperatures and breezes. Other than some spontaneous thunderstorms and allergy-inducing seasonal pollen, spring has the capacity to create lifelong memories. We've created a fail-safe spring bucket list for your family to follow this season!
Whatever interests your family, spring is the time to try something new and enjoy beloved activities. Outdoorsy families will love hiking, kayaking, swimming, and ziplining; comfortable families will enjoy amusement parks, outdoor patio dining, and peruse farmers markets. It's really hard to go wrong when it comes to the many fairs, festivals, outdoor concerts, and more outdoor events that pop up during an Orlando spring.
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Orlando Things to Do in Spring
Find and take home fresh blueberries at fun u-pick farms throughout Orlando. Put these tasty treats in pies, muffins, scones, or as is, right in your mouth!
Each spring, EPCOT is transformed into a floral wonderland with fantastic topiary creations and living sculptures of beloved Disney characters, as well as tasty outdoor kitchens.
Ride The Wheel at ICON Park. Photo courtesy of ICON Park
3. Ride The Wheel at ICON Park
Enjoy the massive Ferris wheel at ICON Park and look out upon all of Orlando! Stick around and enjoy the other amazing sights and sounds to behold at ICON Park.
4. Egg-citing Easter
It's hard NOT to find a fun Easter egg hunt throughout Orlando during the month of April. Keep on the lookout for a hoppity pal, the Easter Bunny!
5. Drive an Amphicar
Not sure if you need a driver's license to cruise Lake Buena Vista in a vintage amphibious car but maybe bring a life jacket.
Float in a Hot Air Balloon
Try the balloons from Aerophile, at Disney Springs, or any number of hot air balloon companies to sail above Orlando.
Participate in special Earth Day activities for the whole family at Animal Kingdom, including earning a Wilderness Explorers badge for learning more about the environment.
Cool off at the new Peppa Pig Water Park. Photo courtesy of the park
Meet Peppa Pig
One of Orlando's newest theme parks centers on a beloved British pig with the first name Peppa. The park just opened earlier this year and is perfect for younger kiddos.
With spring's milder weather, it's the perfect time to go camping. There are countless campgrounds throughout Orlando and the surrounding region perfect for whatever needs and tastes your family has.
Leu Gardens is a great spot to connect kids to nature. Photo by Charlotte Blanton
Stop and Smell the Flowers
In the month of Earth Day, see how busy Mother Nature is by visiting one of her stunning Orlando gardens.
Ice, Ice, Baby
Spring starting to get a little hot for your crew? Get close to the ice at an Orlando Solar Bears hockey game.
Party with the Party Animals
Check out the lions and tigers and bears at Central Florida Zoo. Plus, there's always great spring events at the zoo, including Party for the Planet, storytime, and more.
The shallow swimming area at Wekiwa Springs State Park is ideal for kids. Photo by Bart Everson/CC by 2.0
Take the Plunge
Relax in one of the natural springs throughout the Orlando region. Some spots have tubing, snorkeling, waterfalls, and more!
Mini golf is always a good time, year round so challenge your kids at some of Orlando's best mini golf courses.
Stay Outside the Lines
For crafty Orlando families, visit Crayola Experience Orlando and enjoy adding a bit more color to your season.
Spend a weekend on the Galactic Starcruiser adventure. Photo courtesy of Disney
Harness The Force
In one of the coolest things to come out of the Star Wars movieverse, comes the Galactic Starcruiser adventure. For two nights, families indulge in an immersive experience, which just opened this spring, and takes them into an out-of-this-world journey...complete with lightsabers!
Attend an Orlando City soccer game and let the spirit of the game wash over your family. Then, starting in May, cheer on the Orlando Pride women's team!
Pack a Picnic
Slow down and enjoy the end of the school year by taking kids on a picnic. Let the kids help make lunch and enjoy it at a lush Orlando park, especially ones with great playgrounds for the kids to burn off some post-meal energy.