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Can you believe we are already in March? This year seems to be just rolling by. While the amount of activities at the beginning of the year were a bit sparse, they are definitely picking up. There are definitely a lot of things to do this weekend in Orlando with the family. The fair has come to town and adults and kids alike can ride the rides. Disney’s The Lion King has come home so to speak to Orlando and is playing at the Dr. Phillips Center.  Kids can touch a truck, make an art masterpiece, see the Wild Kratts and more. In the past, the choices may have been few, but no more!

hings to do this weekend in orlando

Multiple Days

Central Florida Fair

At the annual Fair, Visitors and residents alike will enjoy scores of rides through our exciting Midway, from stomach dropping thrillers for our adrenaline seekers to Kiddie Land for our youngest riders, the Central Florida Fair delivers clean family fun for everyone! In addition, there are concerts, livestock and more! (all weekend)

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Get ready to “Move it! Move it!” with Madagascar – A Musical Adventure (February 26 – April 8, 2018). Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the hip Hippo, four pampered animals from New York’s Central Park Zoo, as they accidentally find themselves shipwrecked on the exotic island of Madagascar. They discover it really IS a jungle out there! Throw in mischievous penguins and legions of lemurs, and you are in for a roaring good time in this musical adventure. (Saturday and Sunday)

The Lion King

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to Orlando. (all weekend)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Kids Nights 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.

Middle School Blast

Goldenrod Recreation Center welcomes kids in Grades 6-8 for their Middle School Blast. They will enjoy games, music and more.

Movie Night at Leu Gardens

Have a picnic in the garden and enjoy an outdoor movie. This week’s movie is The Lego Movie.

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. Our certified coaches will be on hand to ensure proper safety and correct jumping technique.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Between the Brushes: Kids Art Class

If you have a budding artist, then you will want to sign them up for a Between the Brushes Art Class. Classes are held each Saturday at the Art Room and each week is a different theme. This week’s theme is What Dat? Wombat?

Captain USA Character Breakfast

Join us at the playground at 10 am for a SUPER character breakfast with Captain USA! In collaboration with Tutu Tales Party Productions, Captain USA will play and entertain the kids, providing the perfect opportunity to take pictures and capture the memories!

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.

Insect Safari

Join Entomologist, Christy LeDuc for an Insect Safari around the Preserve!

Painting with a Twist

We provide your paint, canvas and brushes, and lots of encouragement. Come alone or grab a friend or two, bring your favorite snack and paint along with a fabulous local artist. At the end of the class, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind 16” x 20” acrylic on canvas masterpiece to take home.

Parents Night Out

Goldenrod Recreation Center welcomes kids in Grades K-5 for Parents Night Out. They will enjoy games, crafts, music and more.

Science Saturdays for Preschoolers – Dr. Seuss the Scientist

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Come celebrate with us as we have fun adventuring with some popular Dr. Seuss characters from the books “Horton Hears a Who,” “Bartholomew and the Oobleck,” and “The Lorax!”

Smile Mile

Join Miles and his friends for a morning of fun and fitness. This event consists of a one-mile children’s race open to all elementary school age students between the ages of five and eleven.


The 2018 Downtown Orlando Touch-a-Truck community event is taking place this weekend in Orlando and will provide families the opportunity to learn about and explore trucks, construction vehicles, and public safety equipment. Each truck will have a driver present to answer questions, help kids sit in the truck, and let kids honk the horn. Bring your camera for lots of fun photos of your kids!

Wild Kratts Live

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescue their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Chuck E Cheese: Sensory Sensitive Sundays

Chuck E. Cheese’s is proud to support families who have children with autism and special needs. We now offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun filled visit.

Orlando Holi Festival

The community of Orlando comes together to celebrate the arrival of spring in a festival of colors. With a concert and colorful water, the festival this weekend in Orlando will bring in a positive mood for spring 2018.

Welliewishers Friendship Tea Party

Put on your wellies and hop into American Girl Orlando for a special WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party! Parties will take place through October and include a special menu, crafts, fun WellieWishers-inspired conversation cards, and a cupcake-decorating activity.

Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The City of Winter Park and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee are proud to present the 40th Annual Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This is the only St. Patrick’s Day Parade in central Florida, so wear some green and gather your family and friends to enjoy the annual Irish festivities.

What do you plan to do this weekend in Orlando?