Things to do in Ocala with kids

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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 east of Ocala, Florida. Here you can ...
Wild Waters
(6 Miles)
Ocala
Wild Waters water park offers Florida visitors the perfect way to keep cool while vacationing in The Sunshine State. The park's thrill rides, include Bunyan's Bend, Osceola's Revenge and Hurricane are sure to keep the more thrill seeking content; whi...
Petting Zoo Ocala
(1)
(10 Miles)
Ocala
Petting zoo for all ages. exotic animals and farm animals. Pony rides. Picnic area. Birthday parties. Bounce house. Camel rides.
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 soldiers resting here, enabling the Volunteers to ...
Gainesville
The Gainesville Rock Gym offers indoor rock climbing for all ages. We have a family friendly atmosphere and plenty of climbing to entertain your for hours.
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 will guide you through our manatee awareness progra...
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 according to their location. In addition to the clim...
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.
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 of the Teaching Zoo, the students get hands-on expe...
Alachua
Plenty of room to roam. All kinds of animals to visit. Donkeys, Horses, Cows, Parrots, Goats. All located on beautiful grounds with rolling hills and plenty of shade.
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 of Native American habitation over thousands of year...
Jump N Joeys
(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 soft blocks, playhouses, as well as designated toddler...
Giraffe Ranch
(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 the whole family.
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 classes.
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 experience Live Guided Wildlife Encounters with Ra...
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, the spring area was home for Native Americans. In 1...
Weeki Wachee
Simply beach swimming and parkland, with a playground and volleyball net. Ideal for a traditional family beach day!
Spring Hill
Enjoy Florida's ONLY spring-fed waterpark! White sandy beaches, thrilling flume rides, a kiddie pool area, tiki bar, beach volleyball and the constant 72 degree spring water! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do ...
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
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. With something for everyone, the adventures are en...
Old Town
Discover the Nature Coast.... at the beautiful new Suwannee River Hideaway Campground. We are located on the Suwannee River and have a 1500' boardwalk thru the wetlands to the river. Explore the amazing variety of plants, trees and wildlife. Our cam...
Altamonte Springs
Indoor play fun for kids up to 12, with a bubbles party, heaps of toys and inflatables, and great for birthday parties!
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 for technology systems.
Fun Zone
(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
(4)
(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 playing, physical activity and parent/child interactio...
Colt Creek
(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 years this property was managed as a cattle ranch by t...
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
(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
(5)
(63 Miles)
Orlando
Disneyland has eight different lands, with over 40 attractions designed to appeal to guests of all ages. This park is for the young as well as the young at heart. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Hudson
For over ten years our professional staff has handled every aspect of our shows. The directing, producing, lighting, designing of sets and costumes - all blending together to bring you "The Best Little Show Place In Florida".
Citywalk
(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 couples. It's a 30-acre entertainment complex where...
Orlando
The iconic epitome of theme parks, they're bigger and better than ever with new additions including Hogsmeade!
Orlando
Journey with your family through five remarkable islands where all your favorite myths, legends, comic books, cartoon heroes and children's stories come to life on the most innovative rides and attractions ever created.
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.
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
(65 Miles)
Orlando
The flight experience of a lifetime where you can actually fly! We're not kidding!
Daytona Beach
Over the past 10 years, DAYTONA USA, "The Official Attraction of NASCAR," has been delivering magical motorsports memories to both hard-core race fans and casual observers through hands-on activities, challenging thrills and one-of-a-kind sights.
Wet N Wild
(65 Miles)
Orlando
Wet 'n Wild - Orlando, voted by Amusement Business magazine as America's number - one water park, features a full-day of fun for the entire family. Honored by Aquatic's International as the first true water park, Wet 'n Wild's world-class signature t...
Orlando
If you are looking for an adventurous time while visiting the International Drive area of Orlando, then we should be your first stop! Pirate's Dinner Adventure is a dinner show attraction that puts you and your family right in the middle of all of th...
Orlando
Great Family Fun on 4 multi-level go-kart tracks, 13 rides and 120 arcade games. Free Admission/Free Parking. Named "Best Budget Attraction" by Orlando Sentinel for 5 years. Open rain or shine. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're loo...
Orlando
A fun and bouncing world standard trampolining experience for kids - so why not spend your day staying active!
Orlando
Recreational flying trapeze classes offered to everyone ages 5 years +. No experience necessary. Learn to fly!
Marineland
(65 Miles)
St Augustine
Marineland allows visitors a chance to swim, snorkel or scuba dive with dolphins and other marine life. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Florida
Orlando
The Orlando Odditorium appears to be sinking into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes. For over 40 years, Robert Ripley-- the modern Marco Polo and the real-life Indiana Jones-- traveled the world collecting the unbelievable, the inexplicable, the o...
Winter Park
Welcomes under 5s and their families to come and play, with fun themed areas, interactive game stations, jungle gym and kids' library.
Orlando
For twenty years, our patrons have been testing their skills on our well designed golf holes, experiencing the rush of white water from our cascading waterfalls and streams, enjoying our elaborate and lush landscaping, delighting in our pirate themed...
Wonderworks
(66 Miles)
Orlando
An amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages to experience. The most eye-catching feature is the attraction’s dramatic exterior; a three-story tall, classically designed building that appears to have la...
Zephyrhills
This 7,000-square-foot sprayground features arches shooting water and soaker cannons, fountain jets and falling buckets of water. A great way to cool off for free!
Daytona Beach
The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and science museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre Florida preserve the 86,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the most complete Giant Ground Slot...
Lake Buena Vista
Thrilling water rides and fun drops....a fun way to spend a hot summers day!

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Ocala with kids

1

Jump N Joeys

(49 Miles) Indoor Play in Clermont

2

Petting Zoo Ocala

(10 Miles) Zoos in Ocala

3

Silver Springs

(6 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Silver Springs

4

The Teaching Zoo

(38 Miles) Zoos in Gainesville

5

Homosassa Wildlife Park

(38 Miles) Zoos in Homosassa

6

Fort Cooper State Park

(28 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Inverness

7

Gainesville Rock Gym

(34 Miles) Kids Fun in Gainesville

8

Swim With Manatees

(34 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Crystal River

9

Wild Waters

(6 Miles) Waterparks in Ocala

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Hontoon Island State Park

(49 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Deland

Fun places to visit in Ocala with kids

Florida is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Florida's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Florida with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Florida - The Sunshine State - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest and tourist attractions, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in FL