Kid-Friendly Spots in Orlando

Where to keep the kids happy beyond the theme parks 

Orlando Eye

With all its “growing up,” Orlando still is, after all, a family-focused destination. And, while theme parks are the obvious choice, several newly arrived attractions are worth a gander. 

Artists of all ages will love the Crayola Experience, now open inside The Florida Mall. The 70,000-square-foot attraction features 25 hands-on activities designed to engage and inspire budding Picassos for hours.

Budding Sherlocks, meanwhile, will enjoy Escapology, a cool attraction where you must solve puzzles and clues in order to sleuth your way out of a locked room in 60 minutes or less.

For some quiet time, stroll through downtown’s Lake Eola Park, where funky new sculptures surround the green space. Or take a ride in the Orlando Eye and get a bird’s-eye view of all that awaits in the city and beyond.