Best of September: 18 Top Things to Do in Orlando With Kids

Starting on September 17, SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular will be entertaining kids until Halloween. Photo by author
Starting on September 17, SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular will be entertaining kids until Halloween. Photo by author

Labor Day kicks off September activities, launching Orlando's season of fall festivals, Halloween events, and pumpkin patches.

Halloween festivities start at many of Orlando's theme parks this month, including SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular, Legoland's Brick or Treat, and for those looking for serious scares (over age 13 recommended), Universal's Halloween Horror Nights and SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream. Fall festivals are also popping up on the calendar this month: venture to Clermont for the annual Sips and Salsa Festival; celebrate the lunar holiday at Moon Over Avalon; and enjoy all the fun fall farm activities during the Fall Festival at Santa's Farm. Plus, Florida kids get FREE admission at Brevard Zoo all month long! 

Mommy Poppins is ready to make all your fall family fantasies come true with lots of fun outdoor activities. Enjoy the wonderful, year-round weather of Central Florida by taking an air boat tour and catching a glimpse of a gator, or fill up on your gator-spying skills by taking the kids to Gatorland. Be ready for more fall ideas coming to your inbox later this month!

We’re adding more events to the Mommy Poppins Orlando family activity calendar every single day, so be sure to check it frequently. And get our picks for every weekend by signing up for our newsletters!

Pumpkin Ponderosa at Showcase of Citrus
Showcase of Citrus - 9:00 AM Pick
Fairy Doors Exhibit at Leu Gardens
Harry P. Leu Gardens - 9:00 AM Pick
Ecology in Action Day
Lake Lorna Doone Park - 10:00 AM Pick
Orlando Gymnastics Toddler Time
Orlando Gymnastics - 11:30 AM Pick
Munchkin & Me at Reounderz Orlando
Rebounderz Wekiva Springs - 12:00 PM Pick
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