As Spring Break comes to an end there are exciting events happening in the Orlando area this weekend to close out the week with a bang! From making slime to decorating their own plant pots to glow in the dark dodgeball the kids are sure to have a blast!

Multiple Dates

Seminole County Fair 2018

The 20th Annual Seminole County Fair is a traditional celebration for the whole family. This family-friendly event is bigger and better than ever before and will feature state-of-the-art thrill rides, a Kiddieland designed especially for small children, delicious fair food and challenging games of skill. (all weekend)

Illuminights at Boing Fun Center

Experience Boing! Fun Center like never before. Blacklights, Lasers, Glow in the Dark Dodgeball! Play under the lights, pizza and a drink are included. Remember to wear clothing that illuminates with the black lights. (Friday and Saturday)

Opera Orlando presents Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella 

Conductor Eric Jacobsen, music director of the Orlando Philharmonic, will be making his Opera Orlando debut. The delightful Amanda Crider finds everlasting love in the title role with her prince, glorious tenor Javier Abreu. Internationally renowned stage director Ophelie Wolf brings this classic comedic cartoon to life. (all weekend)

Waitress

Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie baker working at a local diner and stuck in a loveless marriage. Her salvation comes in the form of her daughter, “Lulu.” (all weekend)

Stanley Pond Easter Eggstravaganza

Come join for an Easter Celebration! The Easter Bunny will be there and you can take your own photos. There will be a reading of The Legend of Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg Story. There will be 10,0000 Easter Eggs to hunt, a hayride and all the normal farm activities! (Saturday and Sunday)

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Get ready to “Move it! Move it!” with Madagascar – A Musical Adventure. 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)

Friday, March 23, 2018

IKEA Kids Kamp

Succulent Make & Take Craft: Add some green to your home! In this Make & Take activity we’ll bring out the inner artist and inner green thumb decorating your own plant pot and repotting it with a succulent plant. Succulents are great, low maintenance plants that will perk up your place in no time!

Slime Science Workshop and Teatime

Discover the science of slime! Your girl’s experience begins with a delicious teatime in the American Girl Bistro. Then, she’ll participate in a hands-on workshop led by Mad Science, where she’ll learn about polymer molecules and how to make non-toxic slime (and get to take some home).

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.

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.

Geocaching Egg Hunt

Buckets of eggs will be hidden in Peghorn Nature Park and Trail for a Geocaching Egg Hunt. Egg hunters will get GPS coordinates of the stashed buckets to program into their devices.  Once participants have gathered one egg from each of the hidden buckets they will receive an “eggs” tra special prize.  Devices are limited!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bluegrass & Backyard BBQ Festival

Backyard BBQ Contest – Chicken & Pork Ribs (Meat will be provided the day of the contest) This competition is for backyard BBQ enthusiast only. Big Fort Christmas Craft Show. 7:00am: Backyard BBQ Team Registration • 9:00am-3:00pm: Bluegrass Music • 10:00am: BBQ competitors must be in place with cooking underway 3:00pm: Hog Callin’ Contest • 3:30pm: Backyard BBQ Awards • 4:00pm-6:00pm: Bluegrass Music

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 Mario Odyssey.

DeBary Family Festival 2018

This event is open to all, admission is free and there will be tickets and all day wristbands available to purchase for the activities. There will be a plethora of vendors to peruse, carnival games, rock wall, bungee trampoline, bounce house, inflatable slide and inflatable obstacle course and so much more. There is something for everyone, so bring the family and come out to join the fun.

Kids Club- Yarn Chicks

They craft, you shop! Kids 3 to 8 can enjoy making an Easter chick using yarn. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in.

Harry P. Leu Gardens Kids! Create a Clay Ladybug 

Kids ages 5 and up – join Super Awesome Cool Pottery to create your own adorable clay ladybug. You will be inspired by the amazing NatureConnects, Art with LEGO Bricks sculptures that you can visit in the Gardens after class (included in the price!)

Kindermusik Playdate – “It’s Your Lucky Day”

Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik Playdates are a one time 45 minute class for parents and kids on the go! Our Kindermusik Playdates are a really fun Kindermusik family time experience mixed with take-home materials (including a 10 song download card to Kindermusik’s digital music website). These classes are a perfect opportunity to experience what Kindermusik is like if you are considering subscribing to weekly classes.

Kotown Festival

The City of Kissimmee is turning 135 this year. Come celebrate with us at our annual Kowtown Festival featuring the Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo (a sanctioned BBQ competition), a hot dog eating contest, birthday cake, live performances, and more. Don’t miss this birthday celebration for the ages.

Painting with a Twist Saturday Kids Family Class 

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. For ages 7 and up.

A DigiGirlz Event: Girls in Gaming

This free, 4-hour DigiGirlzevent is an engaging interactive way for young women to understand more about how the opportunities computer science and coding open up for them.

Enjoy games, food and positive engagement amongst other girls who love to play video games.Just Dance competitions, High-end gaming PC’s, and Xboxes will be available to play!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new role models, get inspired by the pros, and get a hands-on introduction to the world of gaming.

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.

Night Hike at the Central Zoo

Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at night during this exciting nocturnal adventure! The evening will begin in the Discovery Center with up close animal encounters. Fascinating night life will come to light as we venture into the Zoo for a guided flashlight tour and explore the Zoo after dark. This is a great program for families, but because it is a late night program, children must be five years or older to attend.

Easter Egg Splash 

Celebrate Easter at the YMCA. At the Easter Egg Splash and dive for your Easter eggs! There will be different waves of age groups diving for eggs.

Free for members and $20 for non-member families

Quest Church Easter Egg Hunt

Join Quest Church for its annual family Easter event. There will be a free egg hunt, bounce houses, games and food.  It is BYOB! (Bring your own baskets)

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Santa’s Farm Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

The Breakfast Buffet includes pancakes with all the toppings, bacon, Easter eggs, pastries, coffee and juice. Special Bunny Playtime includes pictures with the Easter Bunny, and cuddling with our very cutest farm animals. Paid child tickets also include a DIY craft, a souvenir gift, and an Easter Egg Hunt. After the breakfast, proceed to our Jolly Acres and skip to the front of the line before the general public enters at 11:30. Stay and play until closing time at 4:00. Reservations are required and seated is limited, so book today!

American Girl Bunny Brunch

Hop in and celebrate spring’s arrival by sharing a sunny brunch with your girl and meeting the Easter Bunny! She’ll be able to partake in a special brunch and get a chance to meet and take a picture with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own camera.

Create Amazing Videos with Mixed Reality and 3D

During this 2hr camp, students ages 8-12 can come and learn new ways to create video stories with Paint 3D and Photos Remix, the newest Windows 10 creativity apps. Play with mixed reality by taking a picture of a 3D monster running after your friends and add it to your video. Or play with 3D effects like lightening and bubbles.
By the end of the camp, students will have created their own mini-movies with 3D models, Windows Ink, special effects, and a soundtrack.
Register today to reserve your seat at microsoft.com/youthsparkcamp

Easter Egg Hunt at Rebounderz Apopka

Hop to the Easter Egg hunt at Rebounderz Apopka. Not only will you be able to hunt for eggs, but you can meet the Easter Bunny and bounce for 1 hour. Tickets also include pizza and a pitcher of soda. Bring your own basket!

How will your kids end their break?