New to the playground? Welcome! Orlando has a fun and supportive parenting
community for you to explore. Check out these places to go with baby in tow.
• Amaya Papaya
For families who want some variety, Amaya Papaya is an open play space for kids ages 5 and under that has scheduled enrichment programs each weekday. Check out the weekly Baby Buddies play group for infants 0–11-months-old and support for their parents.
Arcadia Kids Museum is now District Kids! Little ones learn through fun and play at any of the eight exhibits, including water play, pet vet, grocery store, diner, gas station and more. We suggest waiting until your baby is walking to benefit from all of the interactive exhibits. Join their activity and storytime each Friday at noon.
KidsTown at Orlando Science Center
Splash, climb, tinker and explore your way through this family-favorite exhibit, designed especially for children ages 0–7, where the littlest scientists are encouraged to make exciting discoveries and author their own experience! Check out ToddlerTown for a separate area just for the babies.
Little Monsters Learn and Play
This interactive playground encourages little ones ages 0–6 to explore and use their imaginations through safe and unstructured play. They also offer an outdoor play area, a preschool prep co-op program and a Kids Night Out drop-off program.
Millie Moo’s is an awesome indoor playground that is made for beating those baby bubble blues. Order a coffee and a snack at their vegetarian cafe, meet some other parents and let your littles explore this clean and safe play place.
My Little Town
South Orlando & Sanford
This safe playground has all kinds of toys and play-sets for children ages 6 months–7. It’s also home to exciting events like holiday parties, character visits and birthday celebrations!
Oviedo, Altamonte Springs & Casselberry
Besides being a crazy-cool play space for kids (and a hub for all kinds of extracurricular activities), O2B Kids also has a toddler-only play zone designated for children up to age 3. Plus, the mommy/baby Morning Magic meet-up followed by the Brighter Babies play groups are designed to keep your little ones active!
Princesses & Princes
From the castle to the train table to the play market, this place is an all-out fantasy playground. Daily programming for babies includes sing-a-longs, crafts and storytime.
Move and Groove
Grow & Sing Studios, multiple locations
Let your child hear, touch, sing and play at the musical enrichment classes by Grow & Sing Studios. They offer some serious perks for new parents here; along with a free first-time preview class, there are two free spots set aside in each class for infants 4 months old or younger.
Little Music Makers
AdventHealth for Women, Orlando
Babies love music, and Little Music Makers is the perfect class for new parents to get out and shake things up. Dance, sing and play with instruments while making new friends.
Shayna’s Village at the JCC, Maitland
Families from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds can take creative classes with their infants, toddlers and preschool-aged kids at Shayna’s Village, nestled inside the JCC in Maitland. These programs are open to the community.
Musical Storytime with Mr. Richard
Multiple locations and times
If you’re new to the local parenting scene, Mr. Richard’s live music guitar shows for kids are a must-see. Visit his website or get on his email list to learn the circuit. Some of his regular gigs are at Barnes & Noble (E. Colonial Dr. in Orlando), Infusion Tea (College Park), Chick-Fil-A (Winter Park and Winter Springs), Soda Fountain (College Park), Princesses & Princes (Ocoee) and more! Oh, and the shows are free.
Fit and Fabulous
Baby Boot Camp
This total body workout is all about you, mama — but kids under 4 years old are a part of this stroller fitness program! These classes also cater to pregnant mamas and those recovering from pregnancy.
Smart Start Gym Program
A Kids Gym, Oviedo
Research focused in music and movement development has been implemented into this seasonal curriculum to create the most learning possible out of your parent/child gym experience. It’s not only great bonding time, it’s also a perfect opportunity to meet other parents! For kids ages 4 months–3 1/2 years.
Little Bundles: 6 weeks to 6 months
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center,
The youngest My Gym students begin their first visual, audial and spatial exploration with their parents. Baby exercises, songs, dances, infant-safe rides, unique swings and many other Parent & Me adventures await the infant-parent team. This fun and movement class also includes a brief parent discussion element and informative handouts.
Babies Gym & Music: 3 to 12 months
Romp n’ Roll, Winter Garden
Your baby’s first class at Romp n’ Roll provides opportunities for you and your baby to engage in activities that help them grow and learn physically and socially, naturally supporting the bond between baby and parent.
Mini Swim Lessons: 4 to 16 months
Goldfish Swim School, Winter Park
Enjoy introducing your baby to water play, skills and safety lessons at this indoor facility with a heated pool built for families and excellent instructors. This parent/child program is 30 minutes and limited to 6 children per class.
Gymboree’s Play & Learn program grows along with your child. At Level 1, infants get tummy time, first songs and sensory activities. The class includes parent discussion time so you can learn about your child’s development.
Move with Me:
Baby-Wearing Dance Class
Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts,
Perfect for baby-wearing parents, this parent/child class provides early exposure to music, movement and dance. This class devotes equal focus to the parent/guardian, the child and the bond between.
Baby & Me Yoga, newborn to crawling
Full Circle Yoga
Find your zen and have some fun meeting other parents while practicing yoga. This class specifically designed for new babies and you, too!
Little Lit Lovers
Infant Story Time
Leu Gardens, Orlando
First Mondays, 10 a.m.
Families receive free admission to Leu Gardens during the monthly storytime program. Most families stay and enjoy the gardens after the indoor storytime presented by the Orange County Public Library. Infant Time (up to 18 months) 10–10:15 a.m.; Toddler Time (18 months–2 years) 10:20–10:35 a.m.; Preschool Time (3–5 years) 10:40–11 a.m.
Zero to Five Storytime
Orange County Library System
Multiple locations and times
This is every parent’s first stop for storytime. You’ll look forward to this weekly outing together that incorporates rhythm that your baby will love. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together!
Pottery Barn Kids: All Ages
Mall at Millenia, Orlando
Make a detour for storytime on your next shopping trip to Mall at Millenia. Pottery Barn hosts readings and activities for little ones on select Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Find Your Tribe
AdventHealth for Women Orlando, Winter Park, Celebration
and Altamonte Springs
This is a laid-back luncheon for mothers and their babies up to 12 months old. It’s the perfect way to get vital information about your child’s development while meeting other moms.
Mother-Baby TEA Class
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, Orlando
Join other new moms for some TLC, Education and Answers. Nurses and educators will answer questions on topics like breastfeeding, comforting your baby and oh-so-important self-care.
Momlando and her crew organize meet-ups for moms (and dads) and their little ones to create connections and explore Orlando together.
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