Day one - Animal encounters and Tropical Splash Ground
Your kids will love a trip to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
, where you'll see everything from elephants to kookaburras to endangered amur leopards. Visit the Butterfly Sensory Garden for an exciting new educational experience
that incorporates touch, look, listen and smell stations to illustrate the differences between human and insect senses. The Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground is a fun place to cool off with raining trees, a water tunnel and a bucket dump. Also don’t miss the new ZOOm Air Adventures
, an aerial adventure course that allows you to explore the tree tops from an animal’s perspective using rope bridges, zip lines, suspended disks and more.
Day two - Airboat and horseback riding
Take a ride with Captain Bill and explore the historic St. Johns River at Bill's Airboat Adventures
east of Sanford. You're sure to see lots of fascinating creatures, including alligators, bald eagles, otters, manatees, sand hill cranes, wild hogs and more. The ride lets you enjoy the natural beauty of the river but also has plenty of exciting twists and turns.
After a leisurely lunch in Sanford head to the Rock Springs Riding Stables
for a family horseback-riding trip in the breathtaking 14,000-acre Rock Springs Run State Reserve. Friendly local trail guides will take you on a safe and memorable excursion within the scenic Wekiva River Basin under oak hammocks. Your family will experience the sights and sounds of nature they won't soon forget.
Day three - Bouncing off the walls
Visit Longwood for a day of sports and fun for the whole family. The Aiguille Rock Climbing Center
is a world-class facility that offers excitement for ages four and up. Whether you're a first timer just learning the basics
or an experienced climber looking for new challenges, this impressive rock-climbing center is sure to get your adrenaline going. Rope systems and harnesses provide a safe environment for climbing.
For even more excitement, visit Rebounderz
, which features a 6,700-square-foot arena style jumping court with rebounding floors and angled rebounding sidewalls. This facility is the first of its kind in the state of Florida, and your kids will enjoy bouncing off the walls - literally. Special helmets and shoes are worn and specially trained "referees" keep all jumpers safe.