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Seaworld is particularly appealing to babies and younger kids who may enjoy looking at fish and sea life. It is a big, sprawling park and there’s a huge range of things to see and do. Babies will be particularly delighted to see the fish and playful dolphins close up. After the exhibits be sure to stop off at Happy Harbor which has a few rides that a baby can enjoy with a parent. There’s also a splash pad that is perfect for the little ones on a hot day. Happy Harbor has a changing area and nursing station.
Lake Eola Park is another great place to take toddlers and babies. It is located in the centre of downtown Orlando. There are lots of things to see including ducks, swans, turtles, colourful flowers, a huge fountain and a playground with baby swings. The walking path around the lake is 9 miles and stroller friendly. On Sundays, there is a farmer’s market at the Southeast side of the lake where you can buy food, arts and crafts.
Toddlers might enjoy the Orlando Science Center which features several exhibits ideal for young children. The Kids Town area is interactive and the Curious George exhibit replicates the setting of the TV show that is popular with young kids. Children 2 and under are free.
Dr. Phillips Splash Pad is another great options for babies. Water based activities are dotted around the city to provide an area for kids to cool off. Splash pads are particularly good for babies and toddlers. One of the best ones is located in Dr. Phillips Community Park. The entrance fee is one dollar and sessions are from 10 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm.
Orlando Airboat Tour and Gator Park is a great day out. You can travel by airboat deep into the protected swamps, marshes and rivers that make up the Central Florida Everglades.The park allows kids aged 3 and up on the boats however the boats are not covered so bring plenty of sun protection and hats.
Legoland Florida is an hour away from Orlando and is more suited to older kids as it has a number of rides. In saying this, it is a baby and toddler friendly park and you will have a good day out particularly if you have an older child and a baby with you. The park provides air-conditioned play areas and the Baby Care Center, presented by Winter Haven Hospital, provides a nursing and changing area, bottle warming and more. This is located inside the Duplo Farm.
The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens has more than 400 animals and offers free admission for 2 and under. It also includes the Animal Adventure Children’s Zoo, a train ride and a carousel for toddlers to enjoy.
The Kennedy Space Centre is a fantastic day trip for you and older toddlers. It is a 1 to 2 hour drive from Orlando (depending on where you are staying). You can take a tour of the centre by bus and explore the control centre and the launch pad area.Gardens and Parks.