We’ve put together a list of kid-friendly attractions near LEGOLAND Florida Resort, one of the best Florida attractions for kids ages 2-12. The 145-acre theme park features roller coasters, interactive adventures, a water park and 3 on-site hotels. LEGOLAND Florida is one of many things for kids to do in Central Florida and below you will find more kid-friendly things to do in Lakeland, Winter Haven and surrounding communities.
1 – Bok Tower Gardens
After LEGOLAND opened in Winter Haven, Bok Tower Gardens saw an opportunity to expand its attraction to welcome visitors of all ages. Bok Tower Gardens is the closest kid-friendly attraction and features Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden. Young explorers can play in water features, climb through a spider web inspired play area, build and dig their way through sand circles, perform impromptu theatre and create beautiful works of art in Doodle Bug Art Place. Overall, Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden has 18 sections for kids to play.
2 – Safari Wilderness
Did you know you can experience an animal safari right here in Central Florida? Safari Wilderness is one of the top things to do with kids in Lakeland, FL. Your family will hop into a custom safari vehicle and a knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through 260-acres of wetlands. You will see huge herds of exotic species usually found on the continents of Africa and Asia. Safari Wilderness is not a zoo! Access to the grounds is in very small groups and tours are offered by reservation only. Safari Wilderness is an experience your kids won’t soon forget.
3 – Proctor’s Goat Farm
Your kids will have a blast during a tour at Proctor’s Goat Farm in Winter Haven. They’ll get to milk a goat, learn how to make goat’s milk cheese, and run around with these highly energetic creatures. Watch the video above if you still need convincing.
4- Elite Cable Park
What kid doesn’t want to learn how to wakeboard during their next visit to Central Florida? Elite Cable Park features eight cable lines for wakeboarding, knee boarding, and waterskiing. Visitors can buy a passes based on how long they want to ride – 2-hours, 4-hours or all day. If this is your first time on the water, coaching and gear are available. Elite Cable Park offers specials all week long.