Are you looking for ways to beat the heat this summer or maybe to escape the typical Florida summer rain? No worries, mama! We’ve got you covered with 10 INDOOR summer activities to do with your Kids in Central Florida!! All of these indoor activities are family friendly too!! So make a day of fun out of it and enjoy some AC while spending time with the kids this summer!
In no particular order….here are 10 indoor fun things to do this summer!
#1 Kidiverse (can’t wait to go here!)
Indoor playground and gym for children, crawlers to 12 years old.
- Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am- 9:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00am – 7:00 pm
- Holidays: 9:00am – 9:00 pm
***Summer and Holidays may vary***
Infants (0-12 months) are FREE w/paid sibling and are $9.99 + tax w/o sibling
$14.99 + tax per child
Everyone including adults must wear our non skid socks specially designed for their floors.
Socks can be reused for any future visits.
Each pass includes free re-entry for the day.
Check out Kidiverse here!
#2 ICON Park (indoor fun for all ages)
Skip the overcrowded, expensive theme parks and instead enjoy all the best thrills, tastes and action of the Orlando Entertainment District with the ICON Park Play Pass. For just $74.99 per pass, guests can unlock access to top attractions, dining discounts, shopping specials and more.
Guests with the ICON Park Play Pass will receive one-time entry to seven world-class attractions, including:
- The Wheel at ICON Park
- Museum of Illusions Orlando
- Madame Tussauds Orlando
- SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
- Pearl Express Train
- 7D Dark Ride Adventure
- $5 play card at In The Game ICON Park
Along with the thrills, Play Pass holders receive up to 20 percent off at favorite eateries the whole family will love such as Gordon Ramsay’s Fish & Chips, Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Sloppy Joe’s, Tin Roof, Tapa Toro, Sugar Factory, Shake Shack and more. While the kiddos are having a blast, parents can get access to exclusive all-day happy hours at The Wheelhouse Bar, The Lawn Bar and The Sky Bar. No trip is complete without a souvenir, so the all-access pass even offers up to 25 percent off at retailers including Build-A-Bear, Breathe, Sunglass Boutique and The Wheelhouse Gift Shop.
The ICON Park Play Pass is valid for 30 days after purchase, meaning guests can use it on their on time and schedule. You can have all the fun in one day, or come back throughout the month to keep the staycation going!
Check out ICON Park here!
#3 Crayola (one of our favorite indoor adventures!)
Discover the magic of color at Crayola Experience, Crayola’s premier, one-of-a-kind family attraction! Dozens of hands-on, creative activities and a full day of fun awaits families in Orlando, Fla. at The Florida Mall. Bigger, brighter and bolder than ever, the colorful adventures of Crayola Experience help kids and adults alike explore art and technology, express their creativity and experience color in a whole new way. Plan your visit today and get ready to make colorful family memories that will last a lifetime!
With 70,000 square feet of attractions, Crayola Experience is Florida’s most colorful family destination for interactive, creative play!
Buckle up: Kubota Machine Adventures are at Crayola Experience! This larger-than-life takeover is packed with 20 fueled-up, hands-on activities inspired by Kubota equipment. And all activities are included with general admission!
Experience REAL Kubota Tractors, Excavators and More (oh my!)
May 17 – June 18
Explore Kubota Machine Adventures at Crayola Experience! Our crayon character Peri will explain your assignment. First, make your own Kubota Machine Adventures badge and then:
🖍️ SNAP PHOTOS with REAL Kubota equipment
🖍️ Hop on kid-sized equipment to COMPLETE COLORFUL CHALLENGES
🖍️ Transform crayon shavings into “GRASS CLIPPINGS” ART
🖍️ SCOOP, LOAD & DUMP at a 3D projection sand table
🖍️ Name and wrap your own KUBOTA-INSPIRED CRAYON
🖍️ ENGINEER YOUR OWN ULTIMATE Kubota machine of the future
🖍️ AND MORE!
Check out Crayola Experience here!
#4 Orlando Science Center (another one of our favorite indoor adventures!)
Orlando Science Center is Central Florida’s award-winning, hands-on science museum. With four floors of interactive exhibit halls, labs and workshops, theaters, an observatory, and experiences that change with the seasons, there is always something exciting for our 670,000 annual visitors to see and do at Orlando Science Center. We also reach 153,000 students and educators each year through our STEM Discovery Center educational programs, both onsite at the Science Center and offsite at schools and community organizations.
Advanced Timed-Entry Tickets Required
Tickets include four floors of exhibit halls, two theaters, and endless opportunities for science exploration and discovery.
- FREE – Member
- $24 – Adult
- $18 – Youth (2–11)
- $22 – Senior (55+)
- $22 – Student (with ID)
- FREE – Under 2
Bank of America’s Museums on Us Weekend:
- July 2 at 10:00 am – July 3 at 5:00 pm
- August 6 & 7, 2022
- September 3 & 4, 2022
The first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit cardholders can receive free admission to Orlando Science Center on Saturdays and Sundays through the Museums on Us program!
Museums on Us weekends include access to Orlando Science Center’s four floors of exhibits and experiences such as giant-screen films, workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace (ages 8+), and so much more! Visit www.osc.org/bank-of-america-museums-on-us-weekends/ to learn how to reserve you tickets!
Check out the Orlando Science Center here!
#5 Bowling (indoor fun for the whole family!)
Airport Lanes in Sanford, Aloma Bowl in Winter Park and Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando are now offering a variety of summer specials and exciting new menus. Don’t miss out – Tropical Summer starts now and runs through Sept. 2.
Tropical Summer includes:
• The Island Pass
Score big with the Island Pass! Enjoy two bowling games and shoes for only $8 per guest. This offer is valid from open to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Free Bowling for Kids
Kids 15 and under can play two free games of bowling daily from open to 5 p.m. every weekday. Parents can get in on competition with bowling games available for just $2 each. Shoes are not included and online registration is required.
• Tropical food and drink menus
Can’t forget about Aloma Bowling Centers’ new summer bites like Mega-Surfboard Nachos, Coconut Shrimp, Curly Fries and more. Be sure to sample the new Shoreline Sippers including the Rum Cruiser, Bahama Mama and tropical slushies.
In addition to Tropical Summer, all Aloma Bowling Centers feature an arcade and Brooklyn South, a full-service restaurant and bar. Each center offers a variety of daily deals, entertainment options and other happenings.
Check out Aloma Bowling Centers here!
#6 Movies (perfect indoor rainy day fun)
As part of the 2022 Summer Movie Express, various Regal locations will show a popular children’s movie at a very reduced ticket price.
The movie schedule is as follows:
June 7 & 8: “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” and “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part”
June 14 & 15: “Abominable” and “The LEGO Batman Movie”
June 21 & 22: “Despicable Me” and “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”
June 28 & 29: “Despicable Me 2″ and “Space Jam”
July 5 & 6: “Puss in Boots” and “Sing”
July 12 & 13: “Sing 2′ and ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’
July 19 & 20: ‘Despicable Me 3″ and “Tom & Jerry”
July 26 & 27: ‘Minions” and “Trolls: World Tour”
Aug. 2 & 3: “The Boss Baby: Family Business” and ‘The Croods: A New Age”
Aug. 8 & 9: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and “Trolls”
Aug. 16 & 17: “Scoob!” and “The Secret Life of Pets”
Aug. 23 & 24: “Hop” and “The Secret Life of Pets 2″
Aug. 30 & 31: “The Grinch” and “Shrek”
Here are the Regal Theater locations around Central Florida:
Check out Regal Cinemas here!
#7 Museum(s) of Art
The Orlando Museum of Art has exhibitions ‘HEROES & MONSTERS: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, THE THADDEUS MUMFORD, JR. VENICE COLLECTION’ through June 30, 2022 and ‘JIMM ROBERTS: SOUTHERNMOST ART AND LITERARY PORTRAITS’ through July 17, 2022. “Heroes and Monsters is an interesting collection of paintings from a private collection,” Jamison said. “According to their website, this is the first time these were displayed at the museum.” The museum has classes for children and adults along with other family friendly activities.
The Menello Museum
This summer, the Menello Museum has a collection of outsider art. ‘The Irresistible Urge to Create’ on display. It opens June 10, 2022 through October 16, 2022.
The Rollins Museum of Art
May 21, 2022 through September 4, 2022 ‘Trauma to Triumphs Perceptions of the Human Body’ features artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Arthur Bowen Davies, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Daniel Huntington, and Caitlin Keogh.
Downtown Arts District
A web-based guide to all thing’s art in Orlando, Florida.
Check out the Downtown Arts District here.
#8 District Eat and Play
District Kids in Oviedo, Florida has hands-on learning exhibits filled with fun and adventure that is sure to spark your child’s imagination.
Check out District Eat and Play here!
#9 Elev8 Fun in Sanford (an indoor adventure perfect for getting out the wiggles!)
Check out Elev8 Fun here!
#10 (one of our top favorite family adventures)
Enjoy the climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort with HDTVs in every bay and throughout the sports bar and restaurant. Using their complimentary clubs or your own, take aim at the giant outfield targets and the high-tech balls will score themselves.
At Topgolf, socializing is a sport through a blend of technology and entertainment – and that’s just the game! If you journey through our venue on any given day, you’ll find a place buzzing with energy. There’s no pressure to have a good golf swing or score a lot of points. It’s all about everyone having fun.
If you’re looking for things to do in Orlando, there are plenty of places to go to – but if you’re looking for something to truly experience, look no further than Topgolf.