A treasure trove of magical sights and childhood delights, fantasy-fuelled family holidays don't get much better than this. Sure, the Sunshine State can't help but put a smile on your face wherever you are, but they most definitely beam brightest in Florida's central city. Having long earnt its stripes as the theme park capital of the world, Orlando family holidays are your ticket to world-famous attractions, free-spirited fun and an infectious euphoria you can't quite put your finger on.
Overflowing with iconic attractions and first-class facilities, there's little wonder that Orlando is a longstanding favourite for family holidays. Filled with exciting experiences and fuelled by childhood nostalgia, the enchanting playground of magic kingdoms and wizarding worlds transcend generations. One of the few places on earth that may as well have been designed by kids – Orlando ticks all the boxes for entertaining everyone from your new born to your Nan.
Thrill-seeking teenagers can test their nerves on rollercoasters that hurtle upwards of 70mph, while your little ones come face to face with their favourite cartoon characters at meet-and-greets. Dad can sneak off to sample the local craft beer scene, and mum can treat herself to some retail therapy at one of the premium outlets. If you prefer to stick together, the whole gang can enjoy a guided tour of an African savanna in Disney's Animal Kingdom, before finishing up with an unforgettable fireworks display.
The best bit? At the end of an action-packed day you have a villa holiday haven to head back to. Tired tots return to a home from home, and equally-as-exhausted parents can have a relaxed evening to unwind in the comfort of their own front room. With villas that sleep up to 24 and enough amusements to keep the whole clan well entertained, there's plenty to do on the days you just want to laze. Theme park thrills and spills are replaced with splash happy mornings in your own private pool, with afternoons being reserved for some healthy sibling rivalry over an air hockey table.
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Whether you're after tranquil lakeside locations or holiday resorts that come with their very own golf courses, Orlando is overflowing with family friendly options. Prestigious gated communities are within a stone's throw of thrilling theme parks and essential amenities, giving you a chance to escape the bright lights for a lazy afternoon by the pool.
Carefree Kissimmee needs little introduction. Slightly outside of Orlando's central hub, this family-focused resort keeps the emphasis on explorations and relaxation. With plenty of must-sees away from the main parks, this sought-after spot has plenty of crowd-pleasing cards up its sleeve. Don't worry though, Walt Disney World Resort is still very much on your doorstep no matter where you choose to stay. Fabulously located Windsor Hills is just five minutes away, while the fantastic fairways at Highlands Reserve and Champions Gate makes it easy for dad to squeeze in a round or two.
Chances are you've picked Orlando for its resident magical mouse and iconic pastel-coloured castle, and you wouldn't be alone! Thrilling theme parks are first on the agenda for most families, where kids can watch their favourite characters in colourful parades between throwing their hands in the air on as many rides as possible.
From Walt Disney World Resort to Universal Studios™ amazing array of movie sets and memorabilia – it's easy to fill two weeks with unforgettable fantasy lands and fan-favourite cinematic scenes! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ spans two parks, taking you from the cobbled streets of Diagon Alley™ to Hogsmeade™ village via the Hogswarts Express™!
Family-orientated Orlando is well-versed in crowd-pleasing outside of the parks too. Swap heart-racing rollercoasters for heavenly nature reserves, or explore outer space at Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex. One small step from Orlando, one giant step for your little child's imagination! Come face-to-face with the space shuttle Atlantis or strap in for an exhilarating eight minute take off into orbit…
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