Seminole County, FL – What else comes to mind when thinking of Central Florida besides family fun? If you are looking for an alternative to the large theme parks, look no further than Seminole County, Florida’s Natural Choice. Whether it’s a visit to the world-class zoo or a memorable fishing trip, there are countless kid-friendly activities in Seminole County, making it easy to keep your little ones happy and active year round.
1. Central Florida Zoological Park
There’s something for everyone at the Central Florida Zoo. With more than
400 animals, including mammals, birds, snakes, and reptiles from around the
world, the zoo is both an entertaining and educational experience for all!
3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, FL, 407-323-4450
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: $7.95 children 3-12, $11.95 adults, FREE children 2 and under
2. Go Fishing.
Experience the great outdoors fishing and canoeing at Wekiva Island. You
can rent canoes at the Springs or hire a guided tour. Or bring your own
fishing equipment to use 3,000+ lakes!
1014 Miami Springs Dr., Longwood, FL 32779, 407-862-1500
3. Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena
Hours of trampoline fun awaits in a safe environment for kids – perfect for
a rainy afternoon! Padded helmets, shoes, and all equipment provided for
each ability level. (Expanding in 2010!)
480 S. Ronal Reagan Blvd. Longwood, FL 32750, 407-790-4945
Hours: M-Th 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sun
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $10/hr of jumping
4. Visit Kewanee Park.
A six-acre park with playground, basketball courts, lake pier, and
boardwalk is perfect for taking the children outside. Spend the day
outdoors enjoying Florida’s beautiful, natural scenery.
1505 Kewannee Trail, Casselberry, FL 32707, 407-665-2001
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
5. Congo River Golf & Exploration Co.
With 18 holes of miniature golfing, you will feel like you are on an
African safari. Complete with waterfalls, a zebra striped plane, and
chances to feed real live gators!
Hours: Sun through Thurs 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9:00
a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Admission: $10.95 Adults, $8.95 Children 10 and under, FREE one child under
6. Lil 500 Go-Karts
Lil 500 Go-Karts offers three different tracks for various age ranges. The
Family Track is for younger children, with the Moto Track and Fastrac being
favorites among teens and adults.
150 Atlantic Drive, Maitland, FL 32751, 407-831-2045
Hours: Mon through Thurs 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri & Sat 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.;
Sun 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: $4-$5 per ride, depending on track
7. Red Bug Lake Park
Red Bug Lake Park is a 60-acre park with playground, picnic areas,
basketball courts, tennis courts, racquetball, softball, volleyball,
fishing, boating, and an exercise trail. It’s a great way to get outdoors
with the whole family!
3600 Red Bug Lake Road, Casselberry, FL 32707, 407-665-2190
Join in on family fun at one of Central Florida largest indoor inflatable
Adventure Centers. Stop in for family night every Wednesday from 6 – 8
p.m. at Sliderz in Oviedo.
522 South Econ Circle, Suite 120, Oviedo, FL 32765, 407-359-6300
Admission: $8/child. Adults are FREE.
9. Sanford Farmer’s Market
Open year-round, the Sanford Farmer’s Market offers fresh produce, flowers,
local honey and so much more. There is even a play-zone and face painting
for the kids! Pets are welcome.
Magnolia Square, corner of 1st Street and Magnolia Avenue, Sanford, FL,
Hours: Open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
10. Seminole County Museum
Experience the flavors of Seminole County’s early years! The Museum
highlights the County as the historical gateway to interior Central Florida
via the St. John's River.
300 Bush Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773, Phone: (407) 665-2489
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 1p.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 9a.m. – 1 p.m.
About Seminole County: Within close proximity to Orlando theme parks and attractions, but outside of the busy city, Seminole County is comprised of both natural beauty and historical charm. Offering a variety of dining venues, shopping, state-of-the art golf courses, boating, hiking, fishing and Florida’s wildlife, Seminole County truly is Florida’s Natural Choice. For destination information call 1-800-800-7832 or visit www.VisitSeminole.com.
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