April Showers Bring May Flowers! Many different shows and events are happening as we close out the last weekend in April and enter into May. If you’re looking for things to do in Orlando with kids this weekend, you’re in luck! Your Family is able to attend a paint night, go skating, or even see the movie “Coco” in a park.

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Things to do in Orlando with Kids this Weekend: Multiple Dates

Central Florida Community Arts Presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Come visit the CFCArts Youth Theatre Troupe in a magical kingdom “under the sea,” where an adventurous young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home and follow her heart to the human world above – and into the arms of a handsome prince! When the evil sea witch Ursula throws a magical wrench in her plans, how will Ariel’s colorful friends Flounder the Fish, Scuttle the Seagull and Sebastian the Crab join forces to save the day? Join us for Disney’s The Little Mermaid to find out! (Friday and Saturday)

Peter and the Starcatcher at Osceola Arts
Osceola Main Stage Series presents Peter and the Starcatcher From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, this show playfully explores the depths of greed and despair, the bonds of friendship, duty and love all while finding out how the boy who doesn’t want to grow up becomes the infamous Peter Pan! (All Weekend)

“Something Rotten” at Dr.Phillips Performing Arts Center
When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical! Direct from Broadway, Something Rotten! is a “big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony® nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare (Tony® nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. (All Weekend)

Judy Moody and Stink- The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
Judy Moody often has flights of fancy, but a real-life adventure on a treasure island just might top them all! As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on “Artichoke” Island, they are greeted by Scurvy Sam, a pirate who sends Judy Moody and Stink on a swashbuckling adventure, involving cryptic clues, secret codes, and tricky puzzles. The siblings team up to race against the clock and other treasure-hunters. Will this adventure help Judy Moody complete her Me Collage? Aaarrr! (Saturday and Sunday)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. (Saturday and Sunday)

Apopka Art and Foliage Festival w/ Kids Zone

KIDS ZONE There is plenty for your children to see and do at Apopka’s festival. The 56th Apopka Art and Foliage Festival is not just for grownups! The festival offers fun-filled activities for children coming to the park with a special area set aside just for them. (Saturday and Sunday)

Freckleface Strawberry the Musical
Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap to caking on makeup… and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realize that it’s her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates, including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special. (All Weekend)

Things to do in Orlando with Kids this Weekend: Friday, April 27, 2018

Kids Night at Plaster Cottage of Clermont
Bring your kids over any Friday at 6:00 PM for plaster painting, pizza and fun! Each child may choose two plaster pieces to paint. Also included is pizza and juice or water to drink.

Mad Science Kids Night Out
Every Friday (except the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years). Includes dinner, science class, games, crafts, activities and movie time. Ages 4-12 years

 Pint Sized Science 
UNDER THE DESERT SUN: Pint-Sized Science is a drop-off program designed for children ages 3-5 to explore science with their friends. During this three-hour program, they will discover and learn about a range of science topics, from bubbles to physics to machines and more! They will be guided through simple lessons accompanied by hands-on activities and science-infused play. Get ready for some hot and sandy exploring! Discover the desert habitat where many living and non-living things reside, and investigate the impacts of sun and water in this environment and its inhabitants.

Windermere: Family Food Truck Night 
The event is held on brick main street in front of Town Hall located in the heart of Downtown Windermere. Trucks are open for business from 5-9:30pm. Bring friends, family, chairs, blankets, and an appetite.

Lake Eola Movieola- “Coco” 
Enjoy Lake Eola Park’s Free Outdoor Movies each month. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and the whole family to enjoy this year’s selections. Leashed pets are welcome. Be sure to arrive early to secure a spot and enjoy some of the pre-movie activities. Lawn games, Mix 105.1 and music are part of the activities.

Stick It Gymnastics Friday Night Bounce
Parents, enjoy the night out while the kids jump, flip, and twist the night away in our supervised trampoline area complete with 4 Olympic style trampolines, a foam pit, double mini trampoline, rod floor and tumble track.

St.Cloud Heritage Museum’s “Night at the Museum”
You are invited to join us at the St. Cloud Heritage Museum on April 27th at 7pm for a theatrical celebration of St. Cloud History and viewing of Night at the Museum. A $5.oo donation at the door would be appreciated. Popcorn will be provided.

Cookies and Canvas Family Paint Night
Join us for a night of painting, cookies & family FUN! Participants 8 years and older are welcome to join us as we paint our AWESOME creative piece!! No experience required, just come ready to paint and excited to try something new!

Things to do in Orlando with Kids this Weekend: Saturday, April 28, 2018

 Future Super Hero Fun Run at Children’s Safety Village 
The Super Hero Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018, between 9:00am-12:00pm as kids race in their favorite super hero costumes throughout Central Florida’s one and only Children’s Safety Village, featuring a mini-sized replica of an Orlando neighborhood, complete with a McDonald’s, Winn Dixie, and even a miniature Fire Station.

Royal Tea Party 2018 at TuTu Tales 
Tutu Tales invites you to our fourth annual Royal Tea Party being hosted on April 28, 2018 at the charming Lake Mary Community Center! This year, 10 princesses await your attendance at their magical Spring ball! Each princess will host a table where children will sit and enjoy a tea party. Then, guests will enjoy a live performance by the talented cast and be swept by emotion as they sing-along with the princesses to all their favorite songs!

BE Great Field Day with Winter Park’s Parks and Recreation
Join Winter Park’s Parks and Recreation department for our inaugural event, the BE Great Field Day at Brookshire Elementary. Field day is a very important day in the life of children and families. It builds relationships and also provides outdoor involvement and sunshine.

Family Night Skate
Go to family night at Astro Skate for 3 hours of skating fun for the entire family.$20 for a family of 5 with one adult/$7 for an individual. Prices do not include skate rental.

Pokemon League at Smash Comics Sanford
Pokémon League is a fun and accessible way for Pokémon fans to get together with other fans and have some fun! League events are open to all TCG and VG players regardless of experience level or skill. Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.

Kidsfest is the day when the Audubon Park Garden District gets turned into a mini kids campus for the day. Sign up for free or nearly free workshops on arts and crafts, food, music, sustainability and more. Kids of all ages welcome.

Under the Sea Tea Party
Join us early before the Saturday matinee performance of our Youth Theatre Troupe’s Disney’s The Little Mermaid for seaside snacks and drinks, jewelry crafting, face painting, and even pictures with Ariel herself!

Things to do in Orlando with Kids this Weekend: Sunday, April 29, 2018

MAYSfest- Orlando and Lake County Orchestras at Trinity Prep School
Come hear a fantastic performance by the best young local musicians, and stay for a fun and educational festival of community and orchestra! Perfect for all ages MAYSfest is a celebration of music and community!

Mission STEAMpossible Sunday Family Fun Day
Be inspired by MicheLee Puppets’ newest production “Mission STEAM Possible,” then enjoy hands-on activities provided by Doctor Geek that explore Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Math! Plus, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice will be scooping complimentary treats!

Mini Makes with Macrame Momma
Kid’s Open Studio Craft Class APRIL’S PROJECTS: Bird house painting $15* Clock making $20* Class fee includes all materials and instruction for project completion. All ages are welcome but parents/guardians should come prepared to help if needed!

Earth/Arbor Day
Celebrate the earth and trees at Lake Lily Park on April 29. The event is combined with the Maitland Farmers’ Market (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.). There will be a resident tree giveaway, music, and kids activities.

Enzian Peanut Butter Matinee
Our Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film Series usually occurs on the fourth Sunday of the month. It is always family friendly and only $8 (General Public) and FREE for kids 12 & under. A special Kid’s Menu is also offered!

What do you plan to do this weekend in Orlando?