Kids who attend Orange County Public Schools go back on August 13, which means there’s not much time left before the first day – but these are a handful of fun activities you can do with your kids to say goodbye to summer in style.
5 Fun Things to Do With Kids in Orlando Before School Starts
Before it’s time to hit the books, take your kids on a fun end-of-summer adventure at:
- Castle Park
- Skeletons Museum of Osteology
- The Great Magic Hall
- Orlando Science Center
- West Orange Trail
Castle Park is technically called the Winter Park Community Playground, but one visit there and you’ll see why it’s earned its nickname. This fabulous playplace features lots of climbing features, swings and a slide – and it’s one of the most fun in the area.
It’s located at 255 South Denning Drive in Winter Park.
Skeletons Museum of Osteology
The Skeletons Museum of Osteology, located at 8441 International Drive in Orlando, is a great place to spend an afternoon with animal bones. Ticket prices vary, based on the day you go, and sometimes deals are available on Groupon.
The Great Magic Hall
The Great Magic Hall, located at 5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee, has amazing matinee and evening performances, as well as a Grand Tour around the entire place – it’s definitely worth checking out if you haven’t been before. You can check out upcoming events here.
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Orlando Science Center
If you’re a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch customer, you get free admission on the first weekend of every month at the Orlando Science Center – just show your card and they’ll let you in. (FYI, this deal extends to the Orlando Museum of Art, the Mennello Museum of American Art and the Orange County Regional History Center, too.) The museum itself offers four floors of amazing exploration for kids and adults, and until August 11, you can check out “Science After Sundown” when the museum is open until 11 p.m.
West Orange Trail
Go for a family-friendly bike ride along the 20.8 paved miles of the West Orange Trail, which starts at 501 Crown Point Cross Road in Winter Garden. Check out the map here to plan your ride with plenty of fun stops, like at the playgrounds at Winter Garden Station, Chapin Station, Apopka Vineland Outpost and Killarney Station.
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