Day Trips

This page lists popular kids day trips within 100 miles from Lake County and Sumter County, Florida.
Kids Lake County and Sumter County: Day Trips - Fun 4 Lake Kids
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Adventure Island Water Park

Adventure Island’s® 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun feature the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundin ...

Type of Day Trip: Tourist Destinations, Other
10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL, 33602
Alfred McKethan Pine Island Park

A 3-acre park on the Gulf of Mexico. Includes beach and swimming area, picnic tables, shelters, barbecue grills, observation point, volleyball court, ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
10840 Pine Island Drive, Weeki Wachee, FL, 34607
All About Elephants Program at Two Tails Ranch

All About Elephants is an educational program held on site at The Two Tails Ranch in north central Florida. We offer educational programs, Clinics, an ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter
18655 NE 81 Street, Williston, FL, 32696
Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a quaint Barrier Island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are the main attraction ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations, Other
Aquatica

This amazing water park will blow you away. Created by SeaWorld, Aquatica is full of amazing rides and beautiful animals. In South Sea exotic surround ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations, Other
5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL, 32821
Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary

Big Cat Rescue, a non profit educational sanctuary, is devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats wh ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter
12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL, 33625
Bill Frederick Park, Orlando

Bill Frederick Park covers 183 acres of land alongside Turkey Lake, one of the top-five rated fishing lakes in the state of Florida. Whether you’re lo ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
3401 S Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL, 32835
Black Hammock Adventures

The Black Hammock Adventure complex is east of Orlando and just north of Oviedo, at the end of a winding road through citrus groves. The complex inclu ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo, FL, 32765
Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring is the winter home to numerous endangered manatees, Blue Spring is 2,644 acres of enchantment. The spring's crystal clear, 73-degree water ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL, 32763
Blue Springs Park - High Springs

Blue Springs is a heavenly escape from everyday life and hurried vacations. Swim in the crystal-clear blue waters, walk the boardwalk to the Santa Fe ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
7450 NE 60th Street, High Springs, FL, 32643
Bob's River Place

A popular swimming hole on the Suwannee River. There are extraordinary rope swings with multiple choice of different platform heights to jump from sma ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
Open Season: March - October
2878 NE 340 Hwy, Branford, FL, 32008
Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens has offered some of Florida’s most remarkable experiences to more than 23 million visitors since 1929. Through its historic landscap ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL, 33853
Brevard Zoo

Brevard zoo is home to 550 animals representing more than 165 species from Florida, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The zoo offers a varie ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational, Outdoor Fun, Tourist Destinations
8225 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL, 32940
Busch Gardens

The ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent. A unique blend ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Animal Encounter, Tourist Destinations
10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL, 33612
Canyons Zipline & Canopy Tours, The

Professionally certified guides lead you through a beautiful and remote natural area that few have ever seen. Tour takes 2 1/2 (two and a half) to 3 ...

Type of Day Trip: Other
8045 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL, 34475
Cedar Key

Cedar Key is one of the oldest ports in the state, and when Florida's first railroad connected it to the east coast, it became a major supplier of sea ...

Type of Day Trip: Tourist Destinations
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Enter the lush tropical world of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. A relaxing, entertaining and educational experience for the entire fami ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Outdoor Fun
3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, FL, 32771
Circle B Bar Reserve

Named after a cattle ranch that once existed on this property, Circle B Bar Reserve was jointly acquired by the Polk County Environmental Lands Progra ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational, Outdoor Fun
4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL, 33803
Coco Key Water Resort

CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort-Orlando features a unique canopy-covered/outdoor water park. Our great value, family-friendly resort is near all of Or ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
7400 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819
Crayola Experience Orlando

Crayola Experience is Orlando's most colorful family attraction at The Florida Mall. Discover the magic of color with 26 exciting hands-on attraction ...

Type of Day Trip: Other
8001 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32809
Crystal River

Crystal River is known for snorkeling or swimming with the manatees, one of mother natures most amazing creatures, right in Crystal River. Kayak wi ...

Type of Day Trip: Tourist Destinations
Dade City's Wild Things

Dade City’s Wild Things is an eco-tourism Zoo that brings you closer than ever to some magnificent animals on our guided Sunken Jungle Trek or Jungle ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter
36909 Blanton Road, Dade City, FL, 33523
Dave and Buster's Orlando

Welcome to Dave & Buster's Orlando! Built around excitement, it's the high-energy experience that's guaranteed to keep your trip moving. With deliciou ...

Type of Day Trip: Other
8986 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819
Daytona Lagoon

Daytona Lagoon is Daytona Beach’s Premier Water Park and Family Entertainment Center. The park features a full day of fun for the entire family. Whet ...

Type of Day Trip: Tourist Destinations
601 Earl Street, Daytona Beach, FL, 32118
De Leon Springs State Park

The outstanding feature of the 625 acre park is the spring, overlooking beautiful Spring Garden Run, producing 19 million gallons of water a day at 72 ...

601 Ponce de Leon Blvd., De Leon Springs, FL, 32130
Devil's Den

Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a dry cave in central Florida. The remains of many e ...

Type of Day Trip: Other
5390 NE 180th Avenue, Williston, FL, 32696
Dinosaur World

Conveniently located between Orlando and Tampa, Dinosaur World in Plant City, Florida is Central Florida’s only attraction dedicated to the giants of ...

Type of Day Trip: Tourist Destinations
5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City, FL, 33565
Discovery Cove

You can immerse yourself in adventure everywhere you turn and forget about your cares for the day. All you need to focus on is discovery -- interacti ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter
6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL, 32821
Disney Wilderness Preserve

At The Disney Wilderness Preserve, visitors can hike, bird watch, and enjoy old Florida’s natural beauty. There is no fee, although donations are appr ...

Free: Yes
Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
2700 Scrub Jay Trail, Kissimmee, FL, 34759
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is full of attractions, adventures and entertainment that reflect Walt Disney's dedication to nature and conservation, and in ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Animal Encounter
2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Disney's Blizzard Beach

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, one of 2 Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, features one of the world's tallest and fastest free-falling wat ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Tourist Destinations
1500 W Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32803
Disney's Epcot

Epcot is twice the size as Magic Kingdom and is divided into Future World and World Showcase. Future World is full of sensational attractions as well ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Tourist Destinations
200 Epcot Center Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32803
Disney's Hollywood Studios

This theme Park offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of Hollywood-style action with live shows, thrilling attractions, backstage tours and special events ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Tourist Destinations
351 South Studio Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Disney's Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom theme park, one of 4 Theme Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, class ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Tourist Destinations
3111 World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, one of 2 Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, features attractions for the whole family-from fast waterslides ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park, Tourist Destinations
1145 E Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
DolFun River Tours

700 to 900 Dolphins live in the Indian River Lagoon. One third of the nations manatee population lives here or migrates here seasonally. The lagoon al ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
1399 Banana River Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL, 32937
Explorations V Children's Museum

A hands-on, fun-filled adventure in learning for children and their families. Three floors of kid-powered exhibits and programs!

Type of Day Trip: Educational
109 N Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL, 33801
Florida Aquarium

From playful river otters to intimidating sharks, there are more than 20,000 aquatic animals and plants to see during a visit to the Aquarium. An asso ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL, 33602
Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida

Get ready for your wild Florida adventure. This beautiful site boasts 9 distinct Florida ecosystems and an endless array of natural flora and fauna in ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational, Outdoor Fun
4755 N Kenansville Road, Saint Cloud, FL, 34773
Florida Museum of Natural History

All the permanent exhibits are kid-friendly and many have hands-on features just for kids. Check the website for information about special exhibits. ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational, Tourist Destinations
3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Forever Florida

Forever Florida is a unique eco-tourism attraction located in St. Cloud, Florida; just one hour southeast of Orlando. Departing from a picturesque Flo ...

4755 N. Kenansville Road, St Cloud, FL
Fun Spot Attractions

Fun Spot Attractions offers HUGE fun for the whole family with the best variety of roller coasters, go-kart racing, arcade games and thrill rides. And ...

Type of Day Trip: Amusement Park
Gainesville Area

You can find Gainesville's spirit not only in its people, but in every one its cultural landmarks. Whether you're searching for education at Gainesvil ...

Type of Day Trip: Tourist Destinations
Gatorland

Get ready for down-home family fun at “The Alligator Capital of the World®” – Gatorland! There isn’t a better place to see alligators and crocodiles ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational
14501 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32837
Giraffe Ranch

Giraffe Ranch is a licensed working ranch that specializes in exotic species as well as domestic cattle and horses. Learn about exotic animals from an ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational
38650 Mickler Road, Dade City, FL, 33523
Glazer Children's Museum

Play with purpose at the Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa’s interactive, learning laboratory where children play, discover, and connect to the world ar ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational, Other
110 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL, 33602
Hillsborough River State Park

Visit Hillsborough River State Park north of Tampa for a swim in their half-acre pool, a hike and lunch at the Pool Side Café. The river provides opp ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, FL, 33592
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark

This family friendly resort is home to a large water park with sparkling pool, water slides, fun poolside activities, and experienced lifeguards that ...

Type of Day Trip: Other
14500 Continental Gateway, Orlando, Florida
Holy Land Experience, The

The Holy Land Experience brings together the sights and sounds of the world of the Bible in a unique and interactive way unlike anywhere else. It is a ...

Type of Day Trip: Educational
4655 Vineland Road, Orlando, FL, 32811
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Flori ...

Type of Day Trip: Animal Encounter, Educational, Outdoor Fun
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL, 34446