6 Socially Distanced Family Activities in Seminole County
Dreading the idea of yet another weekend stuck at home? While staying safe and healthy is the number one priority for all of us these days, there’s plenty of fun to be had while practicing social distancing and taking extra care. So grab your mask (and the kids!) and get excited for some socially distanced family activities in Seminole County, Florida.
Outdoor Activities for Kids and Families
When it comes to socially distanced fun, outdoor activities top the list. And because of Seminole County’s mild year-round weather, you and your little ones can enjoy these attractions, activities, and the great outdoors no matter the season!
Wekiva Island: Paddling through Springs
If your little one is always up for an adventure, Wekiva Island is the place to be. Rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and set out to explore the springs, where you might run into gators, otters, and other wildlife (but be sure to keep a safe distance from animals and other groups!). You can also rent a private cabana to keep your group together and have your own space on the “island.” And when you’re ready for lunch, the Without a Paddle Cafe, Wekiva Island’s onsite restaurant and bar, serves up food and drinks to keep you fueled up for the day.
Central Florida Zoo: Wildlife from Around the World
Want to check out some wildlife minus the paddling? The Central Florida Zoo’s 116 acres let you keep your distance from other guests while giving you and your family a peek at creatures from near and far. To keep park-goers safe, the zoo is running modified hours so be sure to check their schedule and reserve your ticket online before you head out! And while you’re there, don’t miss Seminole Aerial Adventures for ziplining, rope bridges, and more outdoor games.
Cranes Roost Park: A Stroll in the Sun
Fancy a “go-at-your-own-pace” kind of outing? Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs is a waterfront oasis perfect for an afternoon or early evening stroll. This local park’s walkways and boardwalks loop approximately one mile, so even little legs will be able to keep up as you peek over the railings to spot turtles, fish, ducks, and more. Cranes Roost also features an outdoor amphitheater where you might be able to catch a special performance if you time your visit right!
Black Hammock Adventures: High-Speed Airboat Rides
Kid-approved and sure to be a hit for guests of all ages, Black Hammock Adventures’ airboat rides are pure, high-speed fun. Zooming across Lake Jesup, you’ll not only get to enjoy the fresh air on the open water, but you might also spot some native Florida wildlife. Grab a burger or fried gator tail (and a cold beer for mom or dad!) at the Lazy Gator bar and restaurant and watch the lake sparkle in the Central Florida sunshine.
Active Indoor Fun for Kids
Even in sunny Florida, outdoor play isn’t always an option. If there’s a rainy day on the forecast during your visit to Seminole County or if you’re a local looking to escape the house for a few hours, here are bounce houses, obstacle courses, and trampoline parks practicing social distancing and extra sanitation while offering up some quality family time.
Planet Obstacle: High-Flying Action
Let the little ones get their energy out at the first indoor amusement park built for all ages. Planet Obstacle features trampolines, a Ninja Warrior course (with courses for both kids and adults), an aerial rope course with a zip line, rock-climbing, and sure to be a fast favorite, bumper cars! Located in Lake Mary, Florida, Planet Obstacle is the world’s largest indoor obstacle park, making it a can’t-miss destination for any family.
Altitude Sanford: Seminole’s Trampoline Park
Bounce into action at Altitude Trampoline Park in Sanford, with over 30,000 square feet of trampolines, foam pits, trapeze swings, and more. For older kids, extreme dodgeball and trampoline basketball, not to mention the “Wipeout” challenge, are sure to be a hit. For younger children and toddlers, Altitude features a kids’ court so they don’t miss a minute of the action.
When it comes to socially distanced fun, Seminole County and its surrounding areas have a lot to offer. These were six of our top picks but there’s so much more to explore and experience. Let’s go!