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Orlando Cooking Classes for Kids

Edible Education Experience; Photo by Jessica Friend

Looking for cooking classes for your kids in the Orlando area? I had the opportunity to visit some with my son. Here’s what I found…

Families are always on the go. Between school, sports, activities and jobs, it’s not easy to find the time to sit down at the table and eat together as a family. And on those occasions when everyone happens to be at home at the same time, there’s still the challenge of finding foods and recipes that everyone will enjoy. So what’s a family to do?

“Include your kids in the meal planning, grocery shopping and food preparation,” suggests Kari King, a registered dietitian and local teacher. “Giving them ownership will help kids develop a sense of pride, and they will be more motivated to participate in the kitchen.”

For busy parents who are looking for ways to connect with their kids, Yamira Lee Johnson (breakingbreadwithmira.com) recommends making family meals a priority when possible. “I believe that we create powerful bonds with our children when we sit down as a family and share a meal. It’s not just about the nutrients in the food; it’s about the connection we make as a family.”

And what about finding ways to encourage kids to make healthy choices when it comes to food? Gary Appelsies is a chef, nutritionist and the director of healthy eating for the YMCA of Central Florida’s 22 locations spanning six counties. He offers strategies to help families change the way they think about food. His suggestions include allowing kids to continue to eat the foods they enjoy but with a healthy twist. For example, he recommends baking chicken tenders instead of frying and adding pureed butternut squash or carrots to macaroni and cheese. 

Chef Gary also suggests continuing to introduce new foods over and over again. “Our taste buds change over time. There may be foods that your kids won’t eat when they are young, but they may end up liking it as they get older. Ask your children to take a ‘no thank you bite,’ meaning they must try one bite to see if they like it. Over time, they may end up enjoying it.” Chef Gary answers questions and provides more healthy-eating tips through the Virtual Chef page. You can also find dozens of healthy recipes the whole family will enjoy on the Y’s website here.


Edible Education Experience

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden, College Park

Edible Education Experience; Photo by Jessica Friend

Located just a short distance from the bustle of I-4, Edible Education Experience is a culinary oasis tucked into the College Park neighborhood of Orlando. From their lush, beautiful garden classroom to their professionally equipped kitchen house, this nonprofit is a welcoming space for parents and children looking for an educational culinary experience. 

During my visit, it was clear that the team at Edible Education Experience is passionate about what they do. I arrived just as a group of students was being led through the garden, and then I followed them into the kitchen where they were taught knife skills and kitchen safety. Every child was engaged in the lesson, and the instructors made it a fun experience for all. The entire facility is immaculate, and the kitchen is a dream for any aspiring home chef (including me!).  

The team is made up of both staff and volunteers, including locally renowned chef Kevin Fonzo, former owner of K Restaurant. Garden educator Brad Jones oversees the diverse ecosystem, which is free of fertilizers and pesticides. It’s an environment where children and plants thrive. He says,  “kids work collaboratively and function the way the garden functions, which is fundamental to success.” Culinary educator Erica Asti says, “We make an effort to integrate cultural influence in our garden and through our classes.” 

Edible Education Experience offers a selection of summer camps, school break camps, homeschool and community group classes as well as family-friendly Chef Night events. More classes and experiences are in development. For more information, visit EdibleEd.org.


Community Cocina

Downtown Orlando

Community Cocina; Photo by Jessica Friend

Held at the Orlando United Assistance Center in downtown Orlando, Community Cocina is a monthly multicultural experience led by Chef Yamira Lee Johnson. She guides the group through the process of making delicious meals with a cultural twist while teaching about health, diet and nutrition. Community Cocina takes place on the third Thursday
of each month. 


Publix Aprons Cooking School

Orlando: Dr. Phillips and Winter Park

Publix Aprons Cooking Schools can be found in several Florida locations, including two right here in the Orlando area. My son and I attended a Big & Little Chef Summertime Treats class, and we can’t wait to go back. The class, led by master chefs Craig and Jimmy, was not only educational but fun. Both chefs were patient and encouraging so everyone, no matter their skill level in the kitchen, felt comfortable participating. 

Summer camps and year-round classes are offered for kids, teens and adults. In addition to hands-on cooking classes, Publix offers cooking demonstrations and party-style private events. The Big & Little Chef series is open to children ages 8–12 who team up with a parent to prepare a meal. Older kids (ages 13–18) may attend classes on their own. Class information and schedules can be found at publix.com/recipes-planning/aprons-cooking-schools.


Orange County Library System

Branch locations throughout Orange County

Orange County Library System; Photo by Jessica Friend

From preschoolers through adults, the Orange County Library System offers something for the whole family, including hands-on cooking experiences and age-appropriate themed classes. I stopped by a recent Little Chef: Peach Cobbler class that was filled with preschoolers and their parents. 

The class started off with a sweet welcome song and storytime told using a super cute book about peaches. Following the story, the children all had the opportunity to create their own peach parfait. The smiles on their faces as they crushed their graham crackers into crumbs was priceless. The room where the class took place is filled with natural light and has a colorful mural painted on the wall. 

Noraliz Orengo, youth program specialist at the Downtown Orlando branch, encourages parent and child involvement. “The biggest thing for us is to strengthen the parent-child relationship while enhancing and promoting life skills.” Classes are held at various branches throughout Orange County, and a complete list of upcoming classes can be found at ocls.info/classes-events.


More Culinary Experiences for Kids
  • Pequeños Chefs
    All Kids Spanish offers a Saturday Spanish Cooking Club for kids in grades K–5. The program provides children a fun and hands-on way to practice their Spanish language skills (from beginners to advanced levels) while also providing a platform for building basic culinary skills. Recipes are inspired by Spanish culture and promote healthy eating behaviors.
  • Terralina Crafted Italian
    Put on your chef hat, kids! Learn how to create your own pizza with fresh ingredients at this restaurant in Downtown Disney. Embrace Italian food and culture while transforming simple ingredients into delicious dishes. These cooking classes are designed for kids ages 5-12.
  • Truffles and Trifles
    Named one of the top five cooking schools in the country by Food Network, Truffles and Trifles has been offering cooking classes and culinary experiences for 34 years. Hands-on classes and summer camps are available for kids and teens ages 7–18.
  • YMCA of Central Florida
    The YMCA isn’t just about exercise and fitness; it’s also about nutrition and healthy eating habits. On the website, you’ll find easy-to-follow recipes developed by their very own Chef Gary Appelsies, tips for healthy eating and a handy Florida produce guide. 
  • Williams-Sonoma
    Cooking classes and chef demonstrations are offered at various Williams-Sonoma store locations throughout Central Florida. Junior Chef classes are themed to be kid-friendly and teach age-appropriate skills and techniques. 

Kids Can Create Sweets & Treats

Chocolate Kingdom

Chocolate Kingdom; Photo by Amy Smith

This sweet chocolate factory adventure will delight family members of all ages. Learn the history of chocolate and see how chocolate is made from “bean to bar” during an interactive journey led by your personal guide with help from a handsome prince and his dragon sidekick. At the end, you get to customize your very own chocolate bar! Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are scheduled every hour on the hour.

Peterbrooke Chocolatier 

Peterbrooke Chocolatier in Winter Park

Summer camp and birthday parties have never been sweeter than at Peterbrooke Chocolatier in Winter Park! During these special events, kids get to be a chocolatier for a day. They will learn all about the chocolate-making process and will have hands-on fun as they dip their own treats, color with edible paints and build a gift basket to bring home. 

Wondermade

Wondermade Family Workshop; Photo by Jessica Friend

Bring the whole gang to see how marshmallows are made at the Marshmallow Family Workshop! The workshop includes a tour of the kitchen and the story of Wondermade. Plan on being there for about an hour. Kids can become an “official marshmallow agent,” and everyone will receive a complimentary slab of marshmallows. Family workshops are held on the last Saturday of each month.

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Betsy Jewell is a Central Florida-based content creator and mother of two teenage boys. After a long career managing projects and producing digital content for a certain mouse, she has set off on a new adventure as a podcaster and blogger at betsyjewell.com.

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March 5 to July 5

Connect with nature while wandering through family-friendly exhibits and interactive gardens geared specifically to kids at the Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Join the fun March 3 to July 5, 2021. 

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July 1

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 1

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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July 1

You can do the $25 drop-in class rate or monthly membership is $75. There are limited spots available so please be sure to message me to reserve your spot. Social distancing will be practiced during this class.

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July 2

Babies love music. With Virtual Little Music Makers, you and your baby can sing, play, and share the joy and whimsy of music while fostering language, movement, and social-emotional development milestones. Gather any instruments you have at home and engage your little ones during class time.

0-6 mo – 9am-10am

6-12 mo – 10am-11am

12-18 mo – 11am-12pm

All virtual classes held on Friday mornings during regularly scheduled hours.

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July 2

Enjoy complimentary admission the last Friday of the month May through September compliments of Wawa. Committed to the communities they serve, Wawa is keeping the Gardens growing with their generous support.
To receive complimentary admission, please come to the Entrance Gate. Visitors do not need to make a purchase. No voucher or reservation necessary.

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July 2

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 2

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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7:00 pm / 9:00 pm
July 2

Host A Family Movie Night At Home

Gather the gang for Family Night, weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming.

Download printable Family Night movie tickets , movie marquee signs and a movie snack box !

Don't miss family night every Friday from 7 - 9 PM on PBS KIDS!

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July 3

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

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July 3
  • The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is normally held at the old train depot, located at 200 West New England Avenue, that has been restored into an historical landmark that hosts this NUMBER ONE produce and plant market in Central Florida. The market takes place every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is a popular community gathering place that provides fine produce, plants, baked goods and so much more.
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8:30 am / 10:00 am
July 3

Offered Saturdays & Sundays from 8:30 – 10:00 am
Weekday reservations available upon request.
Adventure is open to all ages but we suggest one adult per two youth.

Embark on a behind-the-scenes tour through this fan-favorite exhibit which emulates animal habitats found in nature. Throughout your guided experience, you will participate in animal touches and feedings while learning about animal husbandry and the care that goes into keeping our animals happy and healthy. Once you’re familiar with the lay of the land, it’s time to learn the ropes and become an animal keeper!

Did you know our animal ambassadors are big fans of food prep? Our animals’ diets are designed to fit each of their unique nutritional needs. Help us prepare the day’s meals and feed some of our four-legged friends!

Enrichment is also a crucial part of our animals’ health and wellbeing. Learn how keepers use enrichment to keep animals physically and mentally fit. This will be demonstrated while an animal ambassador paints a two-colored masterpiece for you to take home as a keepsake for your exciting day!

Meet an animal ambassador! Once you've finished your animal keeper training, there will be time for a special opportunity to interact with an animal ambassador* and pose for photo-ops.

*Animal encounters are just as enriching for the animals as the humans who participate in them but, like humans, sometimes they want to stick to their own schedule. Animal well-being is our top priority, so if a particular animal does not want to participate in that day’s private experiences, our staff will select another exciting animal ambassador for you to meet!

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 3

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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10:00 am / 2:00 pm
July 3

Weekly Open House every Saturday at The Orlando School of Music!!

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.!

Come visit us to view the school, receive a VIP tour of the school, and schedule a trial lesson! We have a lot of great perks for students and parents!

4968 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803! (321) 281-8386!

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Free
11:00 am / 3:00 pm
July 3
Jack & Jackies, Jimmy Williams, Stop the Violence and Embrace, LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida and other community partners invite families to the Fourth of July American Family Expo on Saturday, July 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The expo is free and open to the public. LIBERTY Dental Plan will give out free dental kits and information to help keep young smiles healthy and bright.
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July 3

Public skating is for children 12 years old and younger and their parents.
$8.00 admission includes regular skate rental

Adults that want to skate the admission is only $5.00 with every paid child and as always non skating chaperones are free.

Need a lesson?

For $10.00, come in at 9 a.m. and have instruction from 9:15 to 10 a.m., which includes our Tiny Tot public session and regular skate rental!

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Nature Play
July 3

Fables on the Farm is a children's fun time here at Wildflower Farm.

They will read a children's book in our pasture pavilion. After the book reading, the baby goats will come join for a meet and greet! We will supply fresh greens you can feed them.

Then they will ask for you to help to us give the "kids" a bottle of warm milk!

Farm products, local craft items and merchandise will be available for purchase.
Admission is $12.50 per person. (1 and under free)

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4:00 pm / 5:00 pm
July 3

The Hive: A Makerspace- Join the Maker Movement! Go forth and create! In this collaborative workspace, you can try new tools, build new skills, and create something one-of-a-kind to take home. Makers are MacGuyvers. Through the simple act of making something, you are strengthening essential skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. These experiences will challenge you to bring your ideas to life, and every choice you make will lead you to something new. Makerspaces cultivate community so enjoy sharing your creations with each other. Being a maker is all about creativity and experimentation, so select one of the following projects for your group’s private experience to explore and make your own: 3D Design for Printing, Make Your Own Mouse Ears, Sew a Felt Succulent Garden

Offered Saturdays & Sundays from 9-10:30am or 4-5pm however weekday reservations are available upon request. This adventure must be booked online and workshops are best suited for makers ages 8 and older.

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July 3

All Your Favorite Classic Cars Come Together at One Place.

Join us every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida.

The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00 pm and welcomes show-quality 1983 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30 pm and all registered cars are able to participate.

The Classic Car Show is free for participants and free for the public to attend. It's the perfect outing for families of every generation, young and old, to enjoy.

Here are some reminders and safety precautions to ensure everyone enjoys their time at Old Town:
- Practice safe social distancing between you and other guests of at least 6 feet.
- No gatherings or congregating of more than 10 individuals.
- Face masks or coverings are strongly encouraged while you enjoy Old Town.
- Face masks are county mandated inside public facilities in Osceola County.
- Old Town has placed additional sanitizing stations throughout the property and at each restroom.
- All Old Town staff, security and housekeeping are required to be temperature checked and wear masks at all times.
- Old Town requires cars be parked at least 6 feet apart to ensure cruiser and guest safety.

For more information on how to stay safe and healthy during your visit to Old Town, please visit Stay Safe.

PARTICIPATING CLASSIC CARS: enter Old Town from Highway 192 under the east (left) side of the Jukebox signs where you’ll be greeted by Event Staff. They will then direct you to a security escort down the brick streets. Please do not drive on the bricks without permission.

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July 4

Join Grande Lakes Orlando for a luau-themed fair, featuring games, contests, shows, slides and more! Sunday, July 4, 5:00pm-9:00pm. DaVinci Lawn (weather permitting) For details, please call 407-393-4977.

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July 4

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

Read More
8:30 am / 10:00 am
July 4

Offered Saturdays & Sundays from 8:30 – 10:00 am
Weekday reservations available upon request.
Adventure is open to all ages but we suggest one adult per two youth.

Embark on a behind-the-scenes tour through this fan-favorite exhibit which emulates animal habitats found in nature. Throughout your guided experience, you will participate in animal touches and feedings while learning about animal husbandry and the care that goes into keeping our animals happy and healthy. Once you’re familiar with the lay of the land, it’s time to learn the ropes and become an animal keeper!

Did you know our animal ambassadors are big fans of food prep? Our animals’ diets are designed to fit each of their unique nutritional needs. Help us prepare the day’s meals and feed some of our four-legged friends!

Enrichment is also a crucial part of our animals’ health and wellbeing. Learn how keepers use enrichment to keep animals physically and mentally fit. This will be demonstrated while an animal ambassador paints a two-colored masterpiece for you to take home as a keepsake for your exciting day!

Meet an animal ambassador! Once you've finished your animal keeper training, there will be time for a special opportunity to interact with an animal ambassador* and pose for photo-ops.

*Animal encounters are just as enriching for the animals as the humans who participate in them but, like humans, sometimes they want to stick to their own schedule. Animal well-being is our top priority, so if a particular animal does not want to participate in that day’s private experiences, our staff will select another exciting animal ambassador for you to meet!

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July 4

New Weekly Indoor Sunday Market inside the Altamonte Springs Mall featuring Fresh Produce, Packaged Foods, Food Finds, Flowers, Local Artisans just off Center Court 1st floor

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4:00 pm / 10:00 pm
July 4

Join us for a 4th July celebration in Baldwin Park Village Center - with retail vendors on Broad Street and a wide variety of food vendors on the lake front.

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4:00 pm / 5:00 pm
July 4

The Hive: A Makerspace- Join the Maker Movement! Go forth and create! In this collaborative workspace, you can try new tools, build new skills, and create something one-of-a-kind to take home. Makers are MacGuyvers. Through the simple act of making something, you are strengthening essential skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. These experiences will challenge you to bring your ideas to life, and every choice you make will lead you to something new. Makerspaces cultivate community so enjoy sharing your creations with each other. Being a maker is all about creativity and experimentation, so select one of the following projects for your group’s private experience to explore and make your own: 3D Design for Printing, Make Your Own Mouse Ears, Sew a Felt Succulent Garden

Offered Saturdays & Sundays from 9-10:30am or 4-5pm however weekday reservations are available upon request. This adventure must be booked online and workshops are best suited for makers ages 8 and older.

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5:00 pm / 10:00 pm
July 4

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for the 44th annual Fireworks at the Fountain on Sunday, July 4 at Lake Eola Park. From 5 to 10 p.m., enjoy live entertainment, family friendly fun, and food and beverages available for purchase from a variety of vendors. At 9:15 p.m., the sky will illuminate with a spectacular fireworks finale, set to a live patriotic performance by the Orlando Concert Band. Can't make it? Not yet comfortable attending in-person events? Watch the festivities live on News 6 WKMG starting at 8 p.m., or stream online at clickorlando.com.

** kid activities, live music, food vendors, firesworks, and more!

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 5

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 6

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 7

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

Read More
Nature Play
July 7

Fables on the Farm is a children's fun time here at Wildflower Farm.

They will read a children's book in our pasture pavilion. After the book reading, the baby goats will come join for a meet and greet! We will supply fresh greens you can feed them.

Then they will ask for you to help to us give the "kids" a bottle of warm milk!

Farm products, local craft items and merchandise will be available for purchase.
Admission is $12.50 per person. (1 and under free)

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Foodie Fun
5:00 pm
July 7

On Wednesdays, kids eat free* with the Little Piglet Dinner Special.

Wednesday, starting at 5pm, stop by Pig Floyd's locations for dinner and along with your dinner purchase, your child can enjoy a Quesadilla or Chicken tender kids meal, ON US.
Don't have kids, perfect night to invite a friend that does.

See you for dinner!

*Special offer restricted to this date/time only and applies to quesadilla or chicken tender kids meals. Items cannot be substituted.
FoodKid FriendlyFood tasting

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July 8

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

Read More
9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 8

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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10:00 am / 12:00 pm
July 8

Admission covers waffle and juice with a goody bag for 1 child and 1 free adult admission and of course JJ.
Additional adults are $5. The cafe will be open as well so additional food and drink items are available for purchase.
Cant make this date? We will be hosting more JJ breakfasts through out the summer! So make sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest info on all of our upcoming events !!

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July 8

You can do the $25 drop-in class rate or monthly membership is $75. There are limited spots available so please be sure to message me to reserve your spot. Social distancing will be practiced during this class.

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8:00 pm / 10:00 pm
July 8

This film is a part of our Popcorn Flicks series, which takes place in Central Park, Winter Park once a month and it’s FREE and open to the public! Presented by Computer Business Consultants, Inc
Rip Torn Tribute
They are the best-kept secret in the universe. Working for a highly funded yet unofficial government agency, Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith) are the Men in Black, providers of immigration services and regulators of all things alien on Earth. While investigating a series of unregistered close encounters, the MIB agents uncover the deadly plot of an intergalactic terrorist who is on a mission to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies currently in residence in New York City.
USA, 1997, 98 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

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July 9

Enjoy complimentary admission the last Friday of the month May through September compliments of Wawa. Committed to the communities they serve, Wawa is keeping the Gardens growing with their generous support.
To receive complimentary admission, please come to the Entrance Gate. Visitors do not need to make a purchase. No voucher or reservation necessary.

Read More
July 9

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

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July 9

Babies love music. With Virtual Little Music Makers, you and your baby can sing, play, and share the joy and whimsy of music while fostering language, movement, and social-emotional development milestones. Gather any instruments you have at home and engage your little ones during class time.

0-6 mo – 9am-10am

6-12 mo – 10am-11am

12-18 mo – 11am-12pm

All virtual classes held on Friday mornings during regularly scheduled hours.

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 9

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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