It's  a "dinosaur "invasion at  Leu Gardens. Photo courtesy of the gardens
It's a "dinosaur "invasion at Leu Gardens. Photo courtesy of the gardens

Best Things to Do in Orlando in April with Kids: Easter, Earth Day, Fairs

April in Orlando may bring some showers, but it also brings many outdoor events to enjoy before the heat of summer arrives.

Dress the kids in their Easter best and grab their baskets to partake in one of the many Orlando area Easter egg hunts; catch some rides and enjoy carnival food at the Apopka Fair or Lake County Fair; and celebrate Earth Day at Lake Eola or in Mount Dora.  For dinosaur fanatics, this month is the last chance to see the Jurassic takeover of Leu Gardens, which runs through April 18.  Several outdoor movie nights are also on the April calendar, so pack a picnic and bring a blanket to enjoy the show.  

Be sure to keep checking our event calendar as new events are added often, and don't forget to subscribe to our FREE Mommy Poppins Orlando newsletter to get the latest news and activities delivered straight to your inbox.

If you prefer to remain indoors, consider trying out a Mommy Poppins@Home class. Choose from music and movementscience and alphabet, and more.

While we try to promote safe activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Harry P. Leu Gardens
upcoming events
(Mon Jan 18, 2021 - Sun Apr 18, 2021) Dinosaur Invasion at Leu Gardens

Walt Disney World - Epcot
upcoming events
(Wed Mar 3, 2021 - Mon Jul 5, 2021) Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
upcoming events
(Sun Jan 3, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) Frontyard Festival Disney Movie Nights

SeaWorld Orlando
upcoming events
(Fri Feb 5, 2021 - Sun May 9, 2021) SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival

Harry P. Leu Gardens
upcoming events
(Mon Jan 18, 2021 - Sun Apr 18, 2021) Dinosaur Invasion at Leu Gardens

Kit Land Nelson Park

Lake County Fairgrounds

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Downtown Winter Garden
upcoming events

Orange County Regional History Museum
upcoming events

Donnelly Park
upcoming events

Brevard Zoo
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 17, 2021) Party for the Planet

Oakland Nature Preserve
upcoming events

Kit Land Nelson Park
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 24, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Apopka Art & Foliage Festival

Donnelly Park
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 24, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Mount Dora Blueberry Festival

Lake Eola Park
upcoming events
(Sun Apr 25, 2021) Central Florida Earth Day

Enzian
upcoming events
(Sun Jan 24, 2021 - Sun Dec 26, 2021) Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film

Walt Disney World - Epcot

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Historic Downtown Longwood

Poinciana Community Park

St. Cloud Civic Center

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
upcoming events
(Wed Feb 3, 2021 - Wed Jun 16, 2021) Paleo Playdates
(Sat Feb 20, 2021 - Sat Jun 5, 2021) Naturally Awesome Days
Frontyard Festival Disney Movie Nights
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - 6:00 PM Pick
SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival
SeaWorld Orlando - various times Pick
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Walt Disney World - Epcot - various times Pick
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