With the start of August, school is just around the corner. For parents, this may come as their saving grace from the kids with summertime boredom. But for the kids, this marks the end of their short-lived freedom.

It's always a struggle to continuously come up with activities to fill the days without school. Lots of people try to make a list of excursions they can take their kids on to entertain them.

But towards the end of summer, you may start to feel like you didn't get to hit all of the fun things on your bucket list. Don't worry--you still have some time to cross them off! Here are some ideas to try in Orlando during your last days of break. 


Head to this site (a guide to Orlando summer activities) to check out the full list of summer fun! I've included a few below:


  • Head to WonderWorks.
  • Visit the Orlando Science Center.
  • Head to Silver Springs. Ride a glass bottom boat.
  • Visit Ripley’s Believe it or Not.
  • Check out Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Center.
  • Enjoy some time with the gators at Gatorland. Or, drive through them at GatorWorld.
  • Explore Fun Spot.
  • Feel young at Old Town.
  • Get active and swing away at Drive Shack or Top Golf.
  • Drive a car at K1 Speed, I-Drive Nascar, orAndretti Indoor Karting off International Drive.

Free & Cheap: Outdoors

  • Head to an outdoor playground.
  • Walk around Downtown Disney or CityWalk.
  • Head to a state park and go hiking or fishing. With the Every Kid in a Park Pass, kids get into national parks for free!
  • Have dinner or a snack and watch the Disney fireworks from a Disney resort.
  • Head to an outdoor movie!
  • Did you know that you can do a campfire with your Disney friends (and a movie afterwards) at Fort Wilderness Campgrounds? It’s free for everyone.
  • Head to Lake Eola. Rent a swan boat. Feed the ducks and birds.
  • Find a trail and go for a hike! From Seminole County, Orange County, Lake County, and Volusia County, you can take a free journey through the trails of Central Florida.
  • Stroll through Leu Gardens and let the kids become nature photographers.
  • Plant a garden in the backyard.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure you enjoy every last minute before the school year starts once again!

Wade B. Coye
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