Florida's most magical holiday attractions for kids
One of Britain's favourite summer holiday destinations, Florida is a wonderland for children of all ages, whether your little adventurers are mad about animals, wannabe astronauts or crazy about animation. Here are some of the best sights from the numerous
things to do in Florida.
Walt Disney World
Every child knows the magic of Disney and its memorable characters, from Mickey Mouse to Cinderella, but there's nothing like meeting them in real life. Magic Kingdom is the perfect place to start, featuring well-known figures from classic Disney films; meanwhile the Epcot Centre will teach them about the cultures of 11 different countries at a whirlwind pace. For those of you who want to hit the waves, head to Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, two classic water parks that will keep everyone entertained for hours. After a long day of exploring, why not finish things with fireworks and a laser show?
This is one of Miami's best wildlife parks, introducing your little ones to tigers, camels and kangaroos. They can learn all about lemurs with the Lemur Experience, which will surely make all of their school friends jealous. If you're looking for fun
things to do in Miami with the family then this should definitely be on your list, especially as it is educational too.
Bring your favourite family action films to life with Universal's Islands of Adventure, including areas dedicated to Jurassic Park and the amazing Marvel Super Heroes such as The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk. Afterwards, head over to Universal Studios where you can experience thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters and see if you can survive the Men in Black Alien Attack unscathed.
Everglades National Park
Florida's sub-tropical landscape and wild animals will surely tempt nature-loving kids. See the very best bits with a trip around the Everglades, which spans an incredible 1.5 million acres of woodland, prairies and swamps. You can glide over the swamp land in specialist buggies, kayaks or airboats, or simply just stroll along the boardwalks and enjoy spotting local wildlife as you go.
Your kids might think that they've seen it all once they've been to Legoland Windsor, but they won't believe their eyes when they visit the American equivalent. Boasting a huge water park, a rafting river and a Duplo Safari and play area that will keep younger children on their toes, there is plenty to see and do. As well as fun-filled rides, there's also an important area called the Imagination Zone which will test their creativity to the limit, while a factory tour will allow them to see how Lego is made.
Kennedy Space Centre
Budding astronauts can get one step closer to space travel when they see the Kennedy Centre, home to NASA. One of the most memorable parts of their visit will surely be viewing the Space Shuttle Atlantis, which was retired back in 2011 after 30 years of missions and important research. If you book a Space Pass then you will even get to have dinner with an astronaut and take a photo to show everyone back home. For any child who dreams of jetting off in a rocket and spacesuit, this will be a truly unforgettable day out.
With all of these popular attractions to add to your to-do list, you'll never run out of things to do in Florida with the family. Make your summer holiday a magical one and let the kids see that dreams really can come true.