- TripBuzz found 208 things to do with kids in or near Sanford, Florida, including 185 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Winter Park, DeLand, Mount Dora and Apopka.
- From Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens to Airport Lanes, the Sanford area offers 96 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Theaters, Hiking Trails and City Tours.
- Located in central Florida is the city of Sanford. Situated on the southern shores of Lake Monroe the city is a popular tourist destination. Home to the Central Florida Zoo, the city offers many family-friendly attractions that also include many local parks and performing arts centers. Other points of interest include the River Walk hiking trail, art galleries, antique shops and a weekly farmer's market.
A fun place for family and friends to gather, Airport Lanes provides lots of activities for everyone to enjoy. Along with bowling, there is an arcade room with air hockey and other table games. A full-service bar and grille is also on-site.
With its sternwheeler paddleboat, the St Johns Rivership Company offers special cruises filled with special events, such as live entertainment. It has its own bar and a galley which prepares fresh food, from the appetizers to the deserts.
Both passive and active recreational areas are offered at Sylvan Lake Park. Guests can enjoy sports fields, running tracks, a pavilion, fishing, rock climbing, and tennis courts which have group tennis lessons for youth during the summer months.
Paw Park of Historic Sanford is a local dog park offering a number of amenities for dogs and their owners to enjoy. The dogs are allowed off leash to play and mingle while the owners relax on the outside benches.
Dedicated to preserving the region's history, Sanford Museum houses a wide variety of artifacts, from football jerseys to Victorian furniture. The highlight of the museum is the display on Henry Sanford, a famous resident of the city.
A spacious outdoor space in Sanford, Fort Mellon Park offers an array of fun activities and recreation. The park features a playground and splash pad, walking trails and both basketball and tennis courts for added enjoyment.