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In today’s crazy world, its nice to get some fresh air with your kids and enjoy a lovely picnic together.  Bring your favorite blanket, a picnic basket filled with lunch goodies, a soccer ball or Frisbee, and grab your family.  Though weekdays are going to be less busy than weekends, we recommend that you social distance and find an empty spot in the shade and unpack your basket to have a great picnic in Orlando.  This is a great way to spend time together and relax. 

picnic spots in Orlando

Where Can I Take A Picnic in Orlando?

Here is our list of great picnic spots in Orlando to go with kids.  

Bill Frederick Park

Bill Frederick Park is a great place to go picnicking.  Bring a basket and you can even find yourself a picnic table here at one of the pavilions.  After lunch, you can head off to check out the animals as they have a small farm you can walk by and say hello to the animals that live there.  Be sure to bring $5 cash for entrance fee to the park.  This is one of the best places to picnic with kids in my opinion as there is a fishing pier, bike path, nature trail, bathrooms, playgrounds and more.   

Address: 3401 S Hiawassee Rd, Orlando, FL 32835

Hours: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm 

Kraft Azalea Gardens

I love a good view with my picnic, and Kraft Azalea Gardens does not disappoint!  These gorgeous gardens also make a perfect place for an impromptu photo shoot with your kids.  The park is shaded by large cypress trees making this one of the top picnic spots in Orlando.  Let the kids run around after to burn off some energy and take in the lovely lake view!

Address: 1365 Alabama Dr, Winter Park, FL 32789

Hours: Daily from 8 am to dusk

Lake Eola

If you are looking for a picnic with a view, then you definitely need to pack a lunch and check out Lake Eola.  With a fantastic water view and swan siting’s, it is a great place to picnic with the kids.  After lunch, put your stuff back in the car and then finish off with a lap around the lake.  Just under a mile, this side-walked path is the perfect way to end the day off right with everyone getting some steps in.    

Address: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801

Hours: Saturday 6 am to 12 am

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Lake Lotus Park

As a beautiful nature preserve covering around 150 acres, the natural habitats of Lake Lotus are a gem.  Though they are opened currently, there is somewhat limited access.   Regardless, this park is still a great place to have a picnic as there is lots of nature to spy while visiting here.  While they have a picnic area, playground, boardwalk, fishing pier, education center, and restrooms, per their website it is unclear what is opened and what is closed.  Be sure to give them a call if you are wanting to know specifically at the time of your visit.  You can reach them at (407) 293-8885.

Address: 1153 Lake Lotus Park Rd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Hours: Thursday to Sunday 8:30 am to 7:30 pm  

Mead Botanical Garden 

Have you visited Mead Botanical Garden?  These free gardens are a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of this new normal.   Mead’s is a gorgeous backdrop to your picnic lunch.  They also have a brand-new lending library perfect for your kids.  Take a walk on one of their trails or check out their butterfly garden!  Be sure to wear bright colors if you want to attract the butterflies to you.  

Address: 1300 S Denning Dr, Winter Park, FL 32789

Hours: Daily from 8 am to 7 pm

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Tucker Ranch

Situated in Winter Garden, Tucker Ranch is a great place for a picnic with your littles.  With lots of shade, a huge playground, bathrooms, and a short trail for nature exploration, all you need is to pack a lunch and you are all set!  Its located not far from West Colonial Drive, so it is super easy to access no matter what part of town you are visiting from.  

Address: 100 Avalon Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Hours: 8 am to 6 pm

UCF Arboretum

The UCF Arboretum one of the loveliest picnic spots in Orlando.  With a picnicking pavilion not far from the parking garage (parking garage C), you can easily keep your basket in the car while exploring one of their trails.  Enjoy the shaded picnic tables while you eat.  Don’t worry about getting lost on the trails during your walk as there are trail kiosks that show a map.  This is an area run by UCF for research, growing food, and school projects.  

Address: 110 Apollo Cir, Orlando, FL 32816

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Wekiwa Springs State Park 

These gorgeous springs make for a great backdrop to any picnic at Wekiwa Springs.  Bring bathing suits so you can enjoy a swim with family before or after picnicking.  The springs are crystal clear and so inviting on a hot day.  There is a fee of $6 per car for entrance and know that they will close for capacity, which usually happens on weekends.  This place is the perfect nature sanctuary with fun trails to explore as well.  Filled with wildlife, keep an eye out and see what you and your kids can spy here!  

Address: 1800 Wekiwa Cir., Apopka FL 32712

Hours: Daily from 8 am to sundown  

There are so many great places around Orlando and beyond to enjoy a picnic with your kids!  Which of the picnic spots in Orlando is your favorite?

by Megan Daniels

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