Unwrap the memories with these local gift ideas that’ll last a lifetime
If you’re like me, you’re the type of mom who asks for experience gifts instead of toys or items that will end up as clutter around the house. (Although we’ve curated a fantastic gift guide full of excellent gift ideas that you can unwrap). While a toy may last for a few weeks or a year, memories and experiences last a lifetime.
That’s why I’ve put together this guide of 99 Family Friendly Experience Gift Ideas in Orlando!
Some of the best theme parks in the world are in our own backyard. Theme park tickets are a great “big ticket” holiday experience gift. They certainly aren’t cheap! But its worth the splurge if you can spend it.
Lots of options to choose from here. The park offers everything from single day, single park tickets to robust annual passes that include access and perks at all Disney parks.
Universal also has several parks in its Orlando theme park universe. A simple day pass can get you into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or choose an annual pass to ride the attractions all year.
Seaworld is a great choice for families with young children. The park has several shows, animal experiences, and Sesame Street Land for the littles. Plus, the park often offers various discounts throughout the year and has some excellent Black Friday Deals.
This is the park for lego fans! A great way to unwrap this experience gift is to hide the passes inside a wrapped box of legos.
Peppa Pig Theme Park –
Pre-school aged kids will thank their mummy and daddy for taking them to this new attraction in Lakeland. There are 11 attractions for them to enjoy with no height restrictions!
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay –
A bit of a drive from Orlando, but worthy of making the list for a big family gift idea. Thrill seekers will love the world class coasters that flip, dip, and speed through the various themed lands. There are also animal encounters and shows to enjoy.
Fun Spot –
It’s HUUUGGGE! My kids ask about this place every time we’re down in the tourism district. There are classic carnival rides and some big thrill attractions. Surprise the kids by actually saying “yes” to this one instead of just driving by it.
Surprise the fam with tickets to this Florida classic. Gatorland doesn’t have the big thrill rides of the major theme parks, but none of the other parks have gator wrestling! It’s a great gift idea for locals and out-of-town family alike!
One of the benefits of living in Central Florida is that we can enjoy the water parks year round. Sometimes we run the air conditioner on Christmas morning. If that’s the case, then this is the perfect Christmas experience gift!
Slide beside the dolphins at Aquatica –
This water park across the street from SeaWorld is a local favorite. There are slides for all ages and comfort levels. Purchase it with a SeaWorld fun pass combo for extra excitement.
Like Disney, but wetter – Disney Water Parks –
Disney has two water parks: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Both are a great way to cool off after a sweltering winter day (no, really). However, Typhoon Lagoon is currently closed for refurbishment
Gift An Explosive Surprise at Volcano Bay –
This is the water park experience for the thrillseeker in your life! You can slide down a volcano so big that it towers beside I-4. My kids always ask about it and I’m sure yours would love it too!
Build Great Memories at Legoland Water Park –
Legoland’s water park is a great option for all ages. When combined with a Legoland annual pass, it makes for a great option for local families that plan to visit over and over again.
Swim with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove –
Swimming with dolphins and schools of tropical fish will give your kids an experience they will never forget! While pricey, this one is a big time memory maker and if you buy tickets during their 2022 Black Friday sale, an all inclusive day is actually cheaper than a day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
Be a Ninja at Nona Adventure Park –
Lake Nona’s inflatable water park and obstacle course is a ton of fun for families with older kids. I mean.. There’s a section called the ‘Ninja Jump’ – I can’t think of a single kid who wouldn’t think that’s the coolest thing ever!
Museums, Art & Culture Gifts
Geek Out at the Orlando Science Center –
An annual pass to the Orlando Science Center is an educational family gift that’ll give you new experiences all year long. The science center switches out their exhibits several times a year. There are also exclusive discounts and events for passholders and even adult only events as well to help you build regular date nights into your family experience gift!
Buy Tickets to a Show at DPAC –
Orlando is home to a gorgeous Broadway style theater. If you haven’t been to a show at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, you’re really missing out. Check out their event lineup and pick a show for the whole family to enjoy! There are touring shows and local performances held there on a regular basis.
Subscribe to the Orlando Ballet –
Home to spectacular shows like The Nutcracker and Moulin Rouge in the 2022-2023 lineup, a seasonal pass to the Orlando Ballet will surely wow any fan of the arts.
Theater for Kids at the Orlando Rep –
The Orlando Rep brings high-quality kid theater to Central Florida. 2023 shows include The Spongebob Musical and Make Way for Ducklings: The Musical.
Take in Local History on a Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour –
When someone asks me what to do with out-of-town friends & family, I almost always send them to the Winter Park Boat Tour. The tour takes you through the historic and beautiful Winter Park chain of lakes while describing interesting nuggets of Central Florida History.
Hello Neighbor! Take the Mister Rogers Walking Tour –
Your kids’ favorite Daniel Tiger character would never exist if it wasn’t for Mister Rogers and the 50 years he spent inspiring children on television. You and your family can learn all about the legendary children’s TV pioneer while touring the streets of downtown Winter Park where Fred Rogers once lived.
Explore Your Inner Artist With an Orlando Museum of Art Membership –
Lovers of art can enjoy free admission to galleries year round along with discounts to educational programs and other perks when they become a member of the Orlando Museum of Art. There are also several family & youth programs.
Play & Learn at Florida Children’s Museum –
This hidden gem in Lakeland is full of educational fun for the littles! They have centers and activities designed for children as young as 6-months old! They’ve even partnered with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF to create Sensory Kits making this a comfortable destination for all families.
Learn the Local Haunts with an Orlando Ghost Tour –
There are several ghost tour companies in town to take you on a haunted adventure. Most tours are about 60-90 minutes where you’ll learn some of Central Florida’s spookiest stories. Probably not the best for little kids, but excellent for families with teens who like a little fear factor with their history lesson.
Have an Out of This World Private Stargazing Experience –
The Orlando Science Center is already on our list, but the unique Stargazing experience is worth its own mention. The Sceince Center allows its observatory to be reserved for a private guided viewing of the night sky from their super powerful telescope.
Gift the Gift of Music with Music Lessons –
Picture this – your kid opens up a new guitar on Christmas morning from Santa with 6-months worth of lessons already paid for by Grandma & Grandpa. Music lessons are a great experience gift for any child who wants to learn to play an instrument.Give the Gift of Dance with Dance Lessons –
Same goes for the tiny dancer in your life. When relatives ask what to give your kid for Christmas, tell them you want them to help pay for dance lessons and sign up at a dance school near you!
Experience Weird at Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum –
Yes, this is a franchise tourist museum, but people love it and a visit would make a great experience gift, especially for someone who has never been before. There are all kinds of oddities and unusual exhibits to take in.
Experience Space History at Kennedy Space Center –
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is fun for all ages. There are special activity centers for kids, plus incredible space history tours for the history buffs. Don’t miss the Shuttle Launch Experience, which – if you’ve lived in Central Florida long – may leave you in tears. Annual passes make a great gift!
Buy tickets to Symphony Storytime
This toddler-friendly production put on by the Orlando Philharmonic makes a great experience gift for toddlers and preschoolers. The orchestra puts on a kid friendly show that introduces them to different sounds from different instruments.
Sports & Adventure Gift Ideas
We have three amazing pro sports teams in Orlando. Plus, countless adventure parks and athletic centers that all make great experience gifts.
Orlando City Soccer Goaaallllsss –
You don’t have to be a serious soccer fan to enjoy an Orlando City Soccer game. 2023 will be the club’s 9th season as a Major League Soccer Franchise.
Go to an Orlando Magic Game –
The Magic is the OG pro-sports team in Orlando. The games are always a lot of fun and sometimes include extra courtside activities for kids.
Watch the Orlando Solar Bears –
The Solar Bears is Orlando’s pro ice hockey team. They’re affiliated with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tickets are often cheaper than the other local pro sports teams, but they’re still every bit as fun!
Go Skydiving (indoors) at iFly Orlando –
The adventurous family will love an opportunity to learn how to skydive at iFly Orlando. It is an exhilarating experience for all ages – 3 and up! They have special gifting packages available for the holidays.
Give the Gift of Ice Skating –
We don’t get winter here in Florida, but at RDV in Maitland, you can skate yearround. Public skating is open to ages 3+ and would be a fun activity to do with family during the holidays.
Play Tennis Like the Pros –
Did you know Orlando is home to the United States Tennis Association’s National Campus? This world class tennis facility in Lake Nona sports 100 fully lit tennis courts, including 16 family courts. Private lessons make a great gift idea!
Go Canyoneering –
Give an adventurous experience unlike anything else in Florida with tickets to The Canyons Zip Line & Adventure Park in Ocala. There are 9 zip lines, 2 rope bridges, and opportunities to rappel. Most visitors are shocked to see towering cliffs and canyons right here in Central Florida.
Get Dirty on an Off Roading Adventure –
Tickets to Revolution Adventures in Clermont makes a great gift for anyone who likes to get muddy! You can rent ATVs, buggies, jet skis, or an amphibious 8-wheel vehicle named the “Mucky Duck.” Bring a change of clothes, because you’ll surely need it after this outdoor adventure.
Test Your Skills on an Adventure Course –
There are several places to zip line in the Orlando area and while they all make great gifts, the Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is a great choice for families because there are so many different courses, lines, and options to choose from that are perfect for little kids up to experienced adults!
The Gift of Martial Arts –
Not all experience gifts need to be something you do in a day. Hint: parents absolutely love it when grandparents help pay for their kids’ activities. 6-months worth of martial arts lessons would make the perfect gift for kids who want to learn the sport.
Learn to Rock Climb –
There are a few rock climbing centers in the Orlando area. For new rock climbers, we recommend the Belay course at the Aiguille Rock Climbing gym in Longwood.Climbing opportunities are available for all ages, but the course is for teens and adults ages 14+.
Hire a Deep Sea Fishing Charter –
A quick Google search and you’ll find several deep sea fishing charters right off the east coast only an hour from Downtown Orlando. Many of them offer full day and half day options. There are also private charters available if you want to make it an extra special experience.
Learn to Waterski or Wake Board –
A beginner lesson at the Orlando Watersports Complex comes with a 4-hour pass and gear and they have a “get up guarantee. For experienced water sports enthusiasts, a membership may make sense. It’s pricey, but it includes unlimited cable riding. There are also family membership rates available.
Swim Lessons for the Littles –
Grandparents who don’t know what to get their youngest grandchildren might consider purchasing a season of swim lessons. There are plenty of swim instructors around town. A quick Google search for “swim lessons near me” should help you narrow down a convenient one for your loved one.
Give the Gift of Golf –
Plenty of golf options here – from course memberships to private lessons. But for family entertainment, we recommend passes to a place like Drive Shack or Top Golf.
Give a Helicopter Tour –
You know those helicopters you always see flying low along I-4 in the tourist district? What if you actually took one of those tours?! That’d be a fun experience gift and you’d get a birds eye view of the theme parks – something most locals don’t get to experience!
Hang Ten Like the Pros with Surf Lessons –
So many of these experience gifts are about acquiring a new skill. Surf lessons are certainly a very “Florida” gift! There are several surf schools to choose from on the east coast. The most famous is probably the Ron Jon Surf School on Cocoa Beach.
Know what’s SUP with Paddleboard Lessons –
Standup paddleboarding has quickly grown in popularity in Central Florida. You’ll see paddleboarders all around the springs and rivers. There are several places where you can rent a SUP board and learn. A lesson from Paddleboard Orlando on the Winter Park Chain of Lakes is a great way to get started.
Watch a Horse Show at the Ocala Equestrian Center –
The largest equestrian center in the United States is just a short drive from Orlando. Events are happening all the time, including rodeos and Olympic level sporting events. Many competitions are free for spectators and open to the public.
Experience Gifts for Nature & Animal Lovers
The Gift of 175 Florida State Parks –
In this Florida girl’s opinion, the Florida State Park Pass is the best annual pass gift around. For a relatively affordable price, you get access to all 175 Florida State Parks. That includes springs, beaches, historical landmarks, hiking trails, and so much more!
Go on Safari at Wild Florida –
You could see as many as 150 native and exotic animals roaming freely while driving through the unique Drive-thru Safari Park at Wild Florida. There are giraffes, zebra, antelope, bison, and so much more! Safarri admission also includes admission to the Wild Florida Gator Park.
Take an Airboat Ride –
This is a great gift for friends & family from out of town or newbies to the sunshine state. An airboat ride is an almost guaranteed way to see an alligator up close & personal. There are several tour outfitters around town – from places like Wild Florida on the south end to Black Hammock Airboat Rides in Oviedo. My personal favorite is Airboat Rides at MIDWAY on the east side of Orlando.
Gift a Leu Gardens Annual Pass –
Leu Gardens is a beautiful botanical garden in Orlando. An annual membership gives you a lot of bang for your buck. It grants privileges and/or discounts to over 300 gardens and conservatories nationwide!
Experience “Real Florida” in a Real Monster Truck –
Children obsessed with monster trucks will love the Monster Truck Tour at the Showcase of Citrus just outside of Orlando. The tours take riders through woods, pastures, and groves while also giving them a taste of Old Florida history making this a great Orlando experience gift for families!
Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride –
Take your gift giving to new heights! This is right up there with helicopter tours on the list of “things tourists do that locals really don’t.” And that’s why this is the perfect gift for local families. A hot air balloon ride is the perfect way to view Central Florida from a new perspective.
Go on a SeaPlane Ride –
Speaking of seeing Florida’s natural beauty from above, a SeaPlane ride is a wonderful experience gift and depending on which tour you choose, it can be cheaper than a theme park! Jones Brothers & Co out of Tavares is a local SeaPlane tour company with plenty of options at various price points.
Visit the Brevard Zoo –
We are fortunate to have two wonderful zoos in Central Florida. The Brevard Zoo in Melbourne is home to more than 900 animals. There’s even a kayak serengeti tour to give you a unique zoo experience.
Visit the Central Florida Zoo –
A little closer to home for those in the metro Orlando area, annual passes or even just a day pass to the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford is an easy experience gift choice. It is home to more than 350 animals.
Take a Bioluminescent Paddle –
Disney may be home to the Magic Kingdom, but the real magic is in our local waterways. Bioluminescence happens when there’s dinoflagellates in the water. In non-scientific terms – the water appears to glow bright blue. It’s an incredible experience! There are several local kayaking outfitters who offer bioluminescent tours from the Space Coast.. Make sure you choose to do it on a dark night so that you can see the glow.
Enjoy a River Boat Cruise –
The St. Johns Rivership Co. departs from Sanford daily and can be a great way to relax and enjoy an afternoon on the water. The luncheon cruises are the best option for families as the dinner cruises tend to be more geared towards adults.
Swim with the Manatees –
Orlando is only two hours from one of the coolest Florida experiences you can have. There are several tour companies in Crystal River and Homosassa that’ll take you onto the river to see the gentle giants up close. This is a uniquely Florida experience I highly recommend doing at least once in your lifetime.
Rent a Pontoon Boat –
There are several places along the St. John’s River that’ll allow you to rent a pontoon boat for an afternoon. Take your time meandering downstream enjoying the beautiful weather that Central Florida has to offer.
Go Kayaking –
Nature lovers who don’t own their own kayak will appreciate a gift of a kayak rental from any of the outfitters around Florida. For a more unique experience, check out one of the many outfitters that offer transparent kayaks or give the gift of an opportunity to paddle the Emerald Cut from King’s Landing.
Take a Horseback Ride –
A family trail ride is a great experience gift idea for nature and animal lovers. There are several barns that offer trail rides around Central Florida. Check for restrictions though before purchasing this as a gift – some do have weight and age restrictions.
Annual Passes to Bok Tower Gardens –
Bok Tower is an original Central Florida attraction., entertaining tourists since 1929! It is so much more than just the “singing tower” – the facility has a wonderful outdoor children’s play area to get creative minds churning! The park is great for all ages, from infant to great-grandma!
Bathe an Elephant –
This one is a bit of a car ride from Orlando, but so worth it if you have an elephant fan in your life! The Myakka Elephant Ranch in Sarasota is a nonprofit center that allows guests to experience these magnificent creatures up close. There are opportunities to feed the elephants or even help bathe the elephants!
Practice Baby Goat Yoga –
Goat yoga is a trendy way to practice yoga these days. There are a few locations in the Orlando area that offer this experience. At Wildflower Farm in Orlando, there is a requirement that guests must be 8+ for the Goat Yoga class.
Watch the Famous Mermaid Show –
Tickets to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park for the world famous Mermaid Show is a fun experience gift. The performance has been wowing Florida audiences for 60+ years!
Visit the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey –
Not only will you get to see dozens of eagles, raptors, and owls, but the facility’s educational workshops give you a chance to get up close and personal with some of these birds. They also do an adopt-a-raptor program, which could make for a special gift!
Give the gift of a COMFORTABLE night in the great outdoors with a glamping package from a local campground. The Westgate River Ranch Resort glamping experience comes with A/C and heat, a mini fridge, luxury linens, and a campfire that someone else lights for you. Sounds pretty easy, right?
Family Games & Activities
This next part of the Family Friendly Experience Gift Guide includes family favorites that are sure to be a hit with just about anyone of any age. Many of these are general ideas, but some are unique to Orlando!
Ride The Wheel at ICON Park –
ICON Park in Orlando is home to “The Wheel.” The 400 foot tall observation wheel is a great way to see the Orlando skyline. Combine this tall attraction with other ICON Park favorites when you purchase a “Play Pass.” It includes access to SEA LIFE Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Museum of Illusions, 7D Motion Theater, Peal Express, and more!
Do It All at Dezerland! –
Admittedly, I’ve lived in Orlando for two decades and somehow had never heard about this place until my kids took me there for Mother’s Day. At first, I was a little annoyed that they took me to an indoor “arcade” – but hear me out – this place is great! There’s Glow in the Dark mini golf, Axe Throwing, Go Kart Riding, a room where the only thing you do is SMASH STUFF, a car museum, a bowling alley, bumper cars, a Pinball Palace.. And so much more! Gift individual experiences or get a pass that includes multiple activities.
Spend a Day at a Resort –
Your friends & family come in from out of town and spend thousands of dollars at our local resorts. That’s not something you’re likely to do since you live in Orlando. Thankfully, many of the resorts open their pools and entertainment areas to locals with day passes. Some of them include Coco Key Hotel & Water Park, Hyatt Regency, Omni Orlando Resort, Caribe Royale and others. Many of these resorts have wonderful water parks attached to them.
Take the Fam Mini Golfing –
Mini Golf is a classic family activity and a great gift for family or friends. There are indoor mini golf facilities like the one I mentioned above at Dezerland, classic Florida favorites (ike Jungle Golf, or fun new mini golf experiences like Tiger Woods’ new Pop Stroke Mini Golf Course in Waterford Lakes.
Spend an afternoon Go Karting –
While there are several Karting tracks in and around Orlando, two stand out: Andretti Indoor Karting & Games has karts that reach up to 35mph. The pro to this location is that everything is indoors in the air conditioning and there are other activities on site as well. Meanwhile, Karts at Orlando Kart Center reach speeds up to 45 mph. They claim to have the “Fastest Go Karts in Orlando.” Both facilities have options for adults & kids ages 4+.
Play Tourist for a Day at Wonderworks –
There’s nothing wrong with playing tourist in your own home town! If you’ve never been in the upsidedown building on I-Drive, you’re in for a treat! The building has different “Wonder Zones” filled with what they call “edutainment” for all ages.
Try an Escape Room –
Escape Rooms have popped up all over the Orlando area. Call ahead before you make your purchase to make sure you find the best room for the experience and age levels of the person you’re gifting this to. The Escape Game on I-Drive has a “Playground Room” which is a good one for little kids.
A Family Game of Laser Tag –
Convince the kids that mom & dad are not lame by gifting them a family game of laser tag. There are several locations around, but Battleground Orlando is best known for its tactical laser tag games! It’s recommended for ages 6+.
Arcade Monsters is a Gamer’s Delight –
This isn’t your standard cheesy kiddie arcade. The original Arcade Monsters location in Oviedo has over 150 video games and an anime themed bar! You can buy a pass that’ll let you play everything as much as you want all day!
Go Rollerskating –
The 90s are back, baby! I spent plenty of Friday Nights at the Roller Rink and now you can offer the same experience to your kids. Take them to one of the several skating rinks around town, like Astro Skate of Orlando or Wow Rolling which also offers skate classes.
Go to a Dinner Show –
Orlando is home to some fun theatrical dinner shows. There’s Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, Camelot Knights Dinner Adventure & Tournament, and The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show just to name a few!
Jump Over to a Trampoline Park –
When you live in a city that caters to tourism, there’s no shortage of kid-centric activities to do. We have several trampoline parks in town – like Rebounderz Orlando, DEFY Orlando, Launch in Waterford Lakes just to name a few.
Take the Family Bowling –
Tickets to a bowling alley makes another great experience gift. Several of the alleys around town offer glow bowls or late night bowling parties that could make this an appealing gift for teens as well as younger siblings.
Have some #familyfun at Wall Crawl Orlando –
Wall Crawl Orlando is a fun photo studio experience where you can take pictures in different booths and backdrops. This would make a great gift for a mom trying to get some family portraits or for a teen or college age kid who wants to make fun memories with friends.
A professional family photography session –
This gift is really more for mom than anyone else, but why not give the gift of a family photo session. Many professional family photographers offer seasonal mini sessions that are affordably priced.
Go to a Pottery Studio –
Several pottery studios around town offer classes and parties. Super Awesome Cool Pottery in Orlando afterschool classes and paint-your-own pottery experiences to teach and entertain young art lovers.
Painting with a Twist –
A giftcard to Painting with a Twist is a great way to get the family laughing and painting together. Famous for paint parties, the studio also has day camps for kids and family days.
Go to the Movies –
A gift card to the movie theater is always a winning gift! But you can make it even better by getting a gift card to the 4DX and/or IMAX Theaters on I-Drive.
Ride the Famous Lake Eola Swan Boats
Give your family and friends a classic Orlando adventure with tickets to ride the Swan Boats at Lake Eola. Afterwards, you can walk around the lake, play on the playground, and maybe grab brunch from a downtown restaurant.
Experience Gifts for Foodies
From cooking classes to unique dining locations, give the foodie in your life an experience gift they won’t soon forget!
Gift a Cooking Class –
The young foodie in your life will appreciate a culinary lesson at one of the local cooking schools. Truffles & Triffles offers cooking camps throughout the year for ages 7-15 as well as themed classes. The Publix Aprons Cooking School is another option. It offers family cooking classes and junior cooking classes.
Tour the Orlando Chocolate Museum & Cafe –
Tucked into a small shopping center in the tourist district, the Chocolate Museum & Cafe offers tours that teach guests about the history of chocolate. You get to sample different varieties at the end of the tour. It’s actually quite educational & fun!
Book a Chef’s Table Experience –
While there are several restaurants that offer exclusive chef’s table experiences, this doesn’t have to be an extremely expensive gift. Call any restaurant to see if they can create a chef’s experience for you. We enjoyed the experience from Chef Greg Richie at SOCO Thornton Park. While fun, this is probably not a good choice for picky kids, as the menu is often chef’s choice.
Cook Your Own Meat at Colorado Fondue –
You foodies will get a kick out of cooking their own meat on a hot stone at Colorado Fondue in Casselberry. The restaurant boasts fun decor and a menu full of cheese (who doesn’t love that!?)
A Gift Card for Their Favorite Ice Cream –
Here’s a great stocking stuffer experience gift idea. Get small gift cards for ice cream to put in your kids stockings. Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream is a favorite around the Orlando area. Other fun options could be gift cards to a rolled ice cream location, or the Florida-based ice cream cone shaped Twisty Treat ice cream shop chain.
Make Your Own Pancakes at DeLeon Springs –
The famous pancake restaurant at DeLeon Springs is back open with new management. It’s now called Old Sugar Mill Pancake House. Each table has a griddle in the middle of it. Guests order their pancakes and toppings and make them themselves right there in the middle of the dining room!
A Revolving Sushi Experience –
Sushi lovers will enjoy the new Kura Revolving Sushi Bar in Orlando. Pick your favorite dishes from the revolving conveyor belt or enjoy eating from colorful Tetris Sushi Boxes. It’s a fun, trendy, and modern way to eat!
Experience Gifts Just For Kids
If Santa is putting places instead of things under the tree this year, consider these kid-friendly experiences.
Crayola Experience –
The Crayola Experience at the Florida Mall is perfect for little artists. There are dozens of colorful arts & craft related activities to explore. There’s also an annual pass option for parents who need a place to take their kids to burn off some creative energy all year.
American Girl Store –
This is so much more than just a shop where you can buy dolls. There are salon services, in store parties, and seasonal activities like Holiday Teatime and fun Doll Styling Events. The American Girl Store is in the Florida Mall.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique –
This is a special treat inside Disney’s Magic Kingdom where children are pampered until they look like beautiful and handsome princesses and princes! Children can choose their hairstyle, makeup, accessories, and even a Disney costume. It is truly a royal treatment!
Become a Code Ninja –
Code Ninjas is a fun educational environment for children who love to learn and build. Students can build their own video games while learning valuable computer coding languages and skills. Classes are available for kids as young as 5.
These are just SOME ideas.
There is definitely no shortage of experience gifts available in the Orlando area!