Escaping To Sunny Orlando On Vacation

Fun activities with the kids in Orlando

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Some might describe it as the quintessential family holiday. A trip to Orlando has everything a child can dream off; theme parks, animals, sunshine, beaches and delicious food. But with such a stunning range of activities on offer, choosing what to do can prove a little daunting to non-affiliates. From Disney World to Gator Land, around every corner a distraction lies in wait. It’s easy to get distracted, to go over budget, or simply to waste time. The best idea is to plan your activities in advance. Here are some suggestions.

Prepare to be spellbound

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Capture the imagination of little witches and wizards with a trip to Harry Potter’s World of Wizarding. Wander the quaint village of Hogsmeade at the Islands of Adventure, hang out in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, or take the Hogwarts Express between the two! Sink a frothing pint of butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks, or shriek with glee on the Escape from Gringotts adventure, whatever you choose to do, anyone who has read the book will be enchanted, making it the perfect activity for big kids, too.

Go back in time

Watch knights in burnished armour gallop on gleaming horses, joust and perform extraordinary feats of courage, as you cheer on your champion over a rowdy medieval banquet. At the Medieval Times dinner show, it’s perfectly acceptable to pretend you’re in Game of Thrones. Enjoy a hearty four course meal with the family from ringside seats, all in the surroundings of the Kissimmee Castle. You’ll be swept away by it all.

A night at the movies

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Sometimes it can be hard to find family-friendly activities in the evening, but your little night owls should be satisfied with an evening jaunt to the drive in. The iconic Silver Moon drive in is the perfect, all-American activity if you’ve chosen to hire a car. Simply tune in your radio, find somewhere to park and don’t be greedy with the popcorn. If you happen to be in the city at the end of October, don’t miss the Orlando Film Fest; a celebration of indie flicks, with film-centric events for all ages.

Over the summer holidays, flights to Orlando can get very busy, so time your visit for the March or October break for a slightly less crowded trip. As for the weather, in the Sunshine State, you’ll find there’s rarely a cloudy day. Sound exciting? This is just the tip of the iceberg. Part of the fun is in planning your vacation, so start early, do your research and give yourself plenty of time to get excited!

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