Things to do in OCALA with kids

Florida is a state of pristine beaches (800 miles to be exact!), beaming sun and quite possibly the theme park state of the country!

The incredibly HUGE Orlando based Walt Disney World, iconic Winter Haven Leogland and the very cool Cape Coral Sunsplash Waterpark  (just to name a few!) - are all ready to welcome your thrill-seeking family!

However, Florida also has some other really cool features that you just might not know about.  You can take a trip to the Florida Everglades which is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist (pretty cool huh?!)   Get up close and personal with some of the worlds most beautiful animals at the Lowry Park Zoo, or even step back into Florida’s history at Key West’s Hemingway Home and Museum. 

If you didn’t think it could get any better, there are also a number of great FREE activities such as the Jacksonville Maritime Museum, and…keep calm…chocolate factory tours in Daytona Beach!  Yum!

Oh, and don’t forget your sunscreen - after all, it is the Sunshine State!

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  • Silver Springs

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    (6 miles) Silver Springs

    Silver Springs is a 350 acre nature theme park that surrounds the headwaters of the beautiful Silver River, the largest artesian spring formation in the world. Located 90 miles north of Orlando, just ...

  • Wild Waters

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    (6 miles) Ocala

    Florida water fun at Wild Waters, with water attractions for all ages. From slides to wave pools, cool off in The Sunshine State!

  • Petting Zoo Ocala

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    (10 miles) Ocala

    A fun petting zoo for all ages with exotic animals and farm animals. Kids can also enjoy pony rides and even camel rides! Florida animals fun for the family!

  • Fort Cooper State Park

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    (28 miles) Inverness

    The sparkling waters of Lake Holathlikaha were a welcome sight to sick and wounded soldiers during the Second Seminole War. In 1836, the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers built a stockade for the ...

  • Swim With Manatees

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    (34 miles) Crystal River

    Make this vacation the most memorable ever for the entire family. Come swim with our gentle giants, the manatees. This will be one of the most exciting things you have ever done. Our staff biologist ...

  • Crystal River Preserve

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    (36 miles) Crystal River

    The Crystal River Preserve State Park is truly a unique area on Florida's Gulf Coast. The park is in between temperate and sub-tropical climate zones, which allows for different communities to grow ...

  • Homosassa Wildlife Park

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    (38 miles) Homosassa

    Showcasing native Florida wildlife, including an underwater manatee observatory, plus a children's hands on education centre, daily encounter programs and a boat tour is included in your admission.

  • The Teaching Zoo

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    (38 miles) Gainesville

    The Teaching Zoo is operated as a part of Santa Fe Colleges Zoo Animal Technology Program; it is the premier wild animal technology program in the United States. Supervised by the professional staff ...

  • Travelers Campground

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    (49 miles) Alachua

    Fun family campground in Florida with rolling hills, shady spots and a host of animals to entertain you!

  • Hontoon Island State Park

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    (49 miles) Deland

    This island, located in the St. Johns River in Volusia County, welcomes visitors to enjoy nature and history in quiet solitude. The island is accessible only by private boat or park ferry. Evidence ...

  • Jump N Joeys

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    (49 miles) Clermont

    This climate controlled play zone offers a large selection of obstacle courses, giant slides and jumpers that provide endless fun for children of all ages. They offer a separate toddler area with ...

  • Giraffe Ranch

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    (51 miles) Dade City

    45 minutes north of Tampa is 47 rolling acres of countryside teeming with wildlife that kids can play with, feed, look at, and even ride! This wildlife preserve offers intimate safari expeditions for ...

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

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    (51 miles) Clermont

    Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness ...

  • Jungle Adventures Nature Park and Zoo

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    (52 miles) Christmas

    Real Florida...as Real as it Gets! Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200 foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and ...

  • Blue Spring State Park

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    (53 miles) Avenue Orange City

    The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home (mid-November through March) to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. For centuries, ...

  • Pine Island Park and Beach

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    (53 miles) Weeki Wachee

    Simply beach swimming and parkland, with a playground and volleyball net. Ideal for a traditional family beach day!

  • Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

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    (53 miles) Spring Hill

    Amazing fun with this state park featuring Florida's only spring-fed waterpark, with thrill rides, beach sports, a kiddie pool, mermaid and animal shows, cruises and canoeing!

  • Yellow Jacket RV Resort

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    (55 miles) Yellow Jacket

    Yellow Jacket RV Resort is an oasis, bordered by the river and surrounded by thousands of acres of wildlife refuge.

  • Fanning Springs State Park

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    (55 miles) Fanning Springs

    Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Great idea if you are looking for fun places to go with kids in Florida

  • Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (56 miles) Sanford

    Nestled in lush tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 animals, 23 acres of native gardens, animal encounters, train and carousel rides and ZOOM Air Adventures. ...

  • Suwannee River Hideaway

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    (56 miles) Old Town

    A family friendly RV Park located on the Suwannee River, with great outdoor activities, RV/tent sites and a pool - in beautiful Florida!

  • Lucky Monkey Orlando

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    (57 miles) Altamonte Springs

    Indoor play fun for kids up to 8, with a bubbles party, heaps of toys and inflatables, and great for birthday parties!

  • Dade City's Wild Things

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    (57 miles) Dade City

    Embark on an adventure that will take you closer to amazing animals than ever before, with 22 acres of Florida animal fun!

  • Cranium Clubhouse

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    (58 miles) Winter Garden

    Cranium Clubhouse is extreme learning and extreme fun. Their learning programs are designed using state-of-the-art technology platforms. The learning curriculum is animated, interactive and designed ...

  • Fun Zone

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    (60 miles) Spring Hill

    Active, affordable family fun with activities such as mini-golf, games arcade, batting cages, and perfect for birthday parties.

  • Amaya Papaya

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    (60 miles) Casselberry

    Amaya papaya is a place for families to play, learn, party and shop together while hanging out in an eclectic parent-child hangout. Children ages 0 - 5 can learn through hands on discovery, role ...

  • Colt Creek

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    (61 miles) Lakeland

    This 5067 acre park nestled within the Green Swamp Wilderness Area and named after one of the tributaries that flows through the property was opened to the public on January 20, 2007. For over 60 ...

  • Semoran Skateway

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    (62 miles) Casselberry

    Roller skate on the finest maple wood floor in Florida! Main and beginners' floors available with full rentals, plus video games and refreshments.

  • Bounce Party

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    (63 miles) Hudson

    9,000 square feet of inflatable fun from slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and more besides.

  • Walt Disney World

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    (63 miles) Orlando

    A magical theme park with eight different lands, that hold over 40 attractions for kids of all ages, and the young at heart. A magical, unforgettable experience in Florida for kids and the family!

  • Citywalk

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    (64 miles) Orlando

    Ask any local Universal CityWalk is Orlando's hottest spot for dining and entertainment, offering everything from a night of family fun to a great place to hang out with friends to romantic fun for ...

  • Universal Studios

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    (64 miles) Orlando

    The iconic epitome of theme parks, they're bigger and better than ever with new additions including Hogsmeade!

  • Holy Land Experience

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    (64 miles) Orlando

    The Holy Land Experience is a beautiful, educational, and fun experience that offers kids a unique and interactive way to experience God and the bible.

  • GrassRoots Interactive Center

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    (64 miles) Ormond Beach

    GRASSROOTS INTERACTIVE CENTER is a place where you can bring your child to participate in an interactive play session in our indoor play center!

  • iFly Orlando

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    (65 miles) Orlando

    The flight experience of a lifetime where you can actually fly! We're not kidding!