Best of October: 30 Top Things To Do in Orlando with Kids

Get your thrills at the Thrillville Fair at Daytona International Speedway. Photo courtesy of event
Get your thrills at the Thrillville Fair at Daytona International Speedway. Photo courtesy of event

Families are in for a treat this October in Orlando with a packed calendar of fun events to enjoy!

Fall festivities are in full swing and we've scoured the area for the best Orlando events for families and kids. Central Florida's theme parks are festively decorated, and guests can experience events such as Epcot's Food and Wine Festival, SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular, or Legoland's Brick-or-Treat. Set aside a weekend to navigate your way through one (or more) of the impressive Orlando area corn mazes or snap some family photos at a local pumpkin patch at these awesome October events in Orlando. Please note: Hurricane Ian may impact these events so make sure to check individual attraction's websites and social media for current updates.

Some of the best Halloween events in Orlando are included here, but be sure to check out our full Orlando Halloween Guide and Fall Fun Guide for all seasonal happenings and ideas this October. 

We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently. Get our picks for every weekend in your inbox—sign up for our newsletters!

Places featured in this article:


Celebration Community Field Complex

Central Park - Winter Park

Clermont Waterfront Park

Winter Springs Town Center

Audubon Park Garden District

Downtown Mount Dora

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Orlando Sanford International Airport

Walt Disney World - Epcot
Christmas Movie Night at Southern Hill Farms
Southern Hill Farms - 5:00 PM Pick
Celebrate the Season at Reiter Park
Reiter Park - 6:00 PM Pick
Very Merry Movies at Waterford Lakes
Waterford Lakes Town Center - 6:30 PM Pick
Brew & View Holiday Movie Night
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company - 6:00 PM Pick
Meadow Woods Park Movie in the Park: Sing 2
Meadow Woods Park - 6:00 PM Pick
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