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Kids Activity Guide
Winter Garden, Florida is a place for kids.
We talk a lot about Winter Garden Florida on this blog, and for good reason. Winter Garden is for everyone. Close enough to Disney but not enough to be defined by it, Winter Garden really has its own identity. This city with a small town feel is known for its inclusivity as a growing community which makes it great for all stages of life. But this article is for the kids. What to do in Winter Garden with kids, at low to no cost, all year round. If you are a theme parked out, and looking for a different way to connect with the expanding little minds in your life, we have a list of fun, energetic and unique activities that are exclusive to Winter Garden.
Voted as one of the best places to live in all Florida, Winter Garden has created a stunning downtown community that is perfect for a day out with the kids.
Voted as one of the best places to live in all Florida, Winter Garden has created a stunning downtown community that is perfect for a day out with the kids. 1000’s of families call Winter Garden home because it’s a great place to raise a family.
Kick off your perfect day in Winter Garden with;
Get an Early Start – Morning
Ride The West Orange Trail
Beat the heat, and get out on the 22.26 miles of paved trail starting in the city of Winter Garden, through downtown Apopka. Take a stroll, glide on your blade or bring your bike, experience the natural beauty of Central Florida at your own pace. Trails are open to everyone from sunrise to sunset. Bike rentals are available at each trailhead.
(The West Orange Trail will soon be part of the 250-mile Coast to Coast (C2C) Connector Trail providing a paved trail route from the Florida’s Atlantic coast to Florida’s Gulf coast.)
…if you make it to the end of the trail, be sure to visit the playground and take advantage of the picnic seating area. You deserve a break if you make it to the end.
Apopka Station is located at 111 S FOREST AVENUE, APOPKA, FL 32703
Out of the Heat – Afternoon
For train and railroad enthusiasts of all ages, visit the Central Florida Train and Heritage Museum. Explore the rich and unique history of the railroad in Winter Garden.
Hours: 1 pm to 5 pm daily
Location: 101 S Boyd Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Wander down Plant Street long enough and you will notice the pavement starts to change. Little movie ticket stubs with donor names lead you all the way to Winter Garden’s Retro American Theatre; The Garden Theatre. A mix of theatrical performances and cinema, a kid friendly experience with sing along movies and performances, featuring kid faves you won’t want to skip over. The Garden Theatre is an artistic staple in the center of Winter Garden.
Hours: Box office opened Tuesday through Friday from 12 pm to 4 pm,
Showtimes vary Location: 160 W Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Capture The Memories, Take selfie’s Together – Afternoon
Make time for photos. Winter Garden is the perfect location to strike a pose and take fun selfies with the kids. This city is full of gorgeous murals and fun spots made especially for photos. All available to the public. Don’t let this day go by without capturing the moment at the Winter Garden Murals.
Where to take a selfie
City hall selfie – City Hall 300 West Plant Street
Orange mural – Southwest corner of Boyd and Plant Streets (100 W. Plant Street). Shoo shoo baby mural – 117 S. Boyd St Winter Garden, FL 34787
Plantation Jewelers – 115 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Polkadotz – 12 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Browse the shop and check out their perfect selfie set up.
Livetrends boutique – 279 Tremaine St, Winter Garden, FL 34787(indoors)
Cool Off with a Tasty Local Treat
Is it even possible to pass by an ice cream shop if you have kids? We dare you to try, but Winter Garden has your kids back on this one, with 4 amazing Winter Garden Ice Cream Shops to choose from, all walking distance from one another and all located downtown.
Take a trip back in time and visit Winter Garden’s Scoops Old Fashioned Ice Cream. Enjoy the retro vibes and the decision treats.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 8 pm, Closed Mondays.
Location: 99 W Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Picnic at the Park
Relax and picnic at Winter Gardens Newton Park, located on Lake Apopka, Newton Park is lovely with great views and easy lake access for fishing and boating. The children’s playground, picnic areas with grills, grassy fields and paved walking paths, makes Winter Garden’s Newton Park a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
31 W GARDEN AVENUE, WINTER GARDEN, FL 34787
In the Florida heat, look no further than the Winter Garden Splash Pad. Let the kids roam free while they stay cool. At Winter garden’s Downtown Splash Pad & Pavilion.
Hours: 9 am to 9 pm
Location: 104 S Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Chill at the Playground
Winter Garden Playground
A kid favorite among locals, Winter Garden Playground is the biggest playground and park in the city. A great place for kids to get out all that extra energy from the day. Your kids won’t be disappointed. *Pro Tip: Make this your last stop for the day and watch your kids fall asleep in the car on the way home.
Hours: Daily from 8 am to 8 pm
Location: 501 Crown Point Cross Rd, Winter Garden, FL 3478
Rent a Crystal Kayak and tour the Venetian canals
Visit the citrus museum and tower.
Winter Garden makes it easy to take the kids out for an entire day. With fun and safe activities that get kids outdoors enjoying nature, culture and community. The city is expanding and making room for more great Winter Garden experiences for all ages.
After your perfect day in Winter Garden, if you find a babysitter and the energy to head out on a couples date night, check out our team’s favorite ways to enjoy Winter Park at night.
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