With the kids back in school but half term coming up fast, you might be wonder what great half term holidays you might conjure up for the kids to celebrate their first full couple months back at school. While there are a whole number of great options to choose from, heading out for a family holiday to the state of Florida is a great option. With so many theme parks and cool things to see and do, it’s no wonder more and more families are picking Florida for fun in the sun, in the sea and in the sand. Check out these top things you need to check out on any trip to the Sunshine State.
From Disney World to Universal Studios and beyond, Florida seems to be theme park heaven. Whether you’re travelling with youngsters or older children, everyone can enjoy a good theme park. Take your kids to Discovery Cove, an immersive aquatic and tropical experience that blends both aquariums and atriums of tropical fish and birds into an all inclusive day resort where you can snorkel with all manner of ocean dwellers in the morning and feed beautiful toucans and parrots in the afternoon. For a truly unique experience, the park offers the opportunity to add a dolphin swim package to any day pass. The resort limits the numbers as well, so the experience overall is more intimate and special.
Cape Canaveral And The Kennedy Space Centre
For the space and science geek in the family, nothing will make them happier than to spend a day exploring the Kennedy Space Centre – an interactive museum dedicated to mankind’s quest for the stars. Visit the outdoor storage area dedicated to the various parts of the rockets that have carried humans from Earth into orbit and beyond. If you’re lucky you may time your trip to coincide with a rocket launch at the Cape you can get tickets to watch – the ultimate experience for any space enthusiast.
Tucked away in the deep, deep south is a huge swathe of wetlands and marsh where numerous different wildlife can be found in their natural habitat. A popular location for the famed Florida crocodile, you can take tours through the Everglades region by hovercraft with keen-eyed wildlife spotters. Be sure to keep an eye out for some of the endangered residents of the area such as the Florida panther, West Indian manatee and the leatherback turtle. A truly unique experience for children and adults of all ages, a trip through the Everglades is one you won’t soon forget.
So whether you’re looking to get out and experience nature up close and personal, you want to explore the history of the space race and manned moon missions or you just want to let your inner child loose at one of the many, many theme parks found around Orlando, you can be sure that Florida is the right place for you. So what are you waiting for? Florida and all it has on offer are all waiting for you this autumn!