Children at petting zoo

Spring Activities for Under-Five’s in Florida

If you’re travelling with little ones you might find many of Florida’s biggest attractions are simply too grown up for them to enjoy. While under-five’s might not be able ride Space Mountain, they certainly won’t be short of fun things to do. There’s plenty of exciting activities for young children to discover in the spring – make sure you don’t miss our top picks!


Ride with no restrictions

If you’re making a family trip to Florida, it’s likely you’ll be visiting at least one of the Sunshine State’s popular theme parks during your visit. The weather in spring is ideal for young children and while it’s certainly still hot, the high temperatures aren’t unbearable and crowds are manageable. April in particular tends to be a quiet month if you avoid Easter weekend.


There are plenty of rides across Disney, Universal Studios and SeaWorld suitable for young ones. Popular Disney attractions include Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Spaceship Earth.


Meet their favourite Disney characters

Make the magic really come alive this spring and take your children to meet their favourite Disney characters. To guarantee they don’t miss out, you can book a character dining experience where you can all enjoy a meal while little ones get to chat to real-life characters. You’ll find Cinderella in her castle, the entire Winnie the Pooh gang in the buffet-style restaurant Crystal Palace and Mickey, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch at breakfast in ‘Ohana.


If you’re making a special visit in Easter, you can meet Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny at Walt Disney World too! In fact, there are many Easter-themed activities under-five’s will love at Disney,


Florida’s Favourite Petting Zoo

Discover the exotic petting zoo at Florida’s Adventures in Paradise. The farm is over 150 years old, and the petting zoo is actually part of a 36-acre wildlife refuge where older children can see turtles, dolphins and even alligators swim around.


At the petting zoo, baby ducks, ponies, young wild boar and many more adorable animals can be found! Spring is the perfect time to visit too, with many of the animals giving birth to adorable babies. Entry is free for children under two, and $7 for all other children.


Take them to Monkey Joe’s

With seven locations across Florida, a visit to Monkey Joe’s is a must! Booking in advance isn’t required and children won’t be able to get enough of this huge inflatable play centre.


There’s a separate Mini Monkey Zone for children under three, to ensure your little ones remain safe at all times. It’s the perfect indoor activity for when you all need a break from the sun.


We’re sure you’ll find plenty of things to entertain your children in Florida this spring. Don’t forget, there are many beautiful outdoor parks and sandy beaches across the entire state for families to enjoy for free too!




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