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Places to Go with Baby in Tow – Orlando

Mother and baby yoga class
Baby & Me at Full Circle Yoga | Photo: iStock

After a period of snuggling and bonding at home with your new baby, you’re finally feeling like it’s time to venture out. Take a deep breath, put on your best nursing bra and leave the house with baby in tow. Our list will help you find all the best mommy & me groups in Central Florida.

Fitness & Wellness

Exercise releases endorphins. Endorphins make mom and baby happy! These groups will surely put a smile on your face.

Balanced Baby
Balanced Baby offers several classes designed for new moms and their babies and toddlers. We recommend the Mama Fit class, which is a mixture of Pilates, Barre and HIIT style exercises. (Balanced Baby, Winter Park)

Bella Boppers Dance Classes
Bop to the rhythm together at this parent-friendly intro to dance class for toddlers. Your tiny dancers will learn basic dance moves and rhythmic awareness while having fun through imaginative play. (Bella Ballerina, Winter Park)

FIT4MOM
There’s strength in motherhood and in your muscles after taking this stroller-friendly boot camp. (Two locations in West Orlando)

Full Circle Yoga
Best for babies who are not yet crawling, Full Circle Yoga’s popular Baby & Me class is designed to help mom regain her postpartum strength while bonding with her bundle of joy. (Full Circle Yoga, Winter Park)

Giggling Guppies
This mommy and me class focuses on building gross motor skills for toddlers in a gym setting. It’s a great way to help your toddler get their wiggles out. (Legacy Gymnastics, Maitland)

Hike It Baby
Nothing cleanses a new parent’s soul quite like getting outdoors on a hike with your baby. Check out the mommy & me hikes, walks and social meetups.

Launch Orlando
Let them bounce, run and climb the walls during Toddler Time at Launch Orlando. On Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. kids ages 6 and under have this indoor trampoline and entertainment park to themselves!


Art & Culture

It’s been said that Picasso could draw before he could talk. These groups bring out your child’s creative genius.

Toddler Tuesdays
This fun workshop features colorful crafts and attractions to get toddlers thinking outside the (crayon) box. (Crayola Experience, Orlando)

Toddler Art Play
Watch your little embrace their inner Picasso with creative toddler art play. This class fills up fast, so you’ll want to register early. (Creative Jane Art Studio, Winter Park) 

Musikgarten
Bond with baby through music and movement in a studio setting. They offer pop-up classes and 8–12-week sessions. (Bushel & Peck Musikgarten Studio, Winter Park)

Musikgarten child sitting on mat with musical toys
Musikgarten

Kindermusik
Teach your little rocker to shake, rattle and roll with this popular music play group that inspires creativity and builds community for families. (Grow & Sing Studios, multiple locations)

Trap Baby & Me
At Trap Baby & Me, music classes are day parties for the entire family and introduces young minds to trap, R&B, afrobeats and gospel music. The research-based curriculum uses instruments and nursery rhymes that represent a diversity of culture. (Trap Baby & Me, Orlando & Lake Mary)

Trap Baby & Me music class
Trap Baby & Me

Mr. Richard’s Teatime Dance Party
Mr. Richard has been entertaining Central Florida toddlers for over a decade. This monthly dance party featuring acoustic sing-along favorites gives parents a chance to get out and chat while also keeping the kids entertained. (Infusion Tea, College Park)

Mr. Richard Teatime Dance Party
Mr. Richard Teatime Dance Party

Baby & Me at The REP
Foster a love of theater early in these themed sensory play classes at the Orlando REP. Classes include music and dramatic play. (Orlando REP, Orlando)

Symphony Storytime
The Orlando Philharmonic brings classic childhood fairytales and stories to life while introducing children to all the instruments in an orchestra. (The Plaza Live, Orlando)

Symphony storytime at the Orlando Philharmonic
Symphony Storytime | The Plaza Live

Stroller Tours
This stress-free walk through the galleries during a special hour when “crying and chatty babies are welcome” gives moms a moment away from hectic days at home. (Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando)

stroller tours at orlando museum of art
Stroller Tours | Orlando Museum of Art

Music Together
This baby/toddler music series teaches families 25 songs together over a 10-week semester. Classes also includes fun take-home extras, including an illustrated family songbook. (Songbirds Music, Art, & Dance Center, Oviedo)


Playtime With A Twist

The babies and toddlers think they’re just playing, but shh… they’re learning, too! These fun activities have an extra educational competent for families.

KidsTown
The KidsTown area at the Orlando Science Center is the perfect place for your little ones to play and learn! It’s ideal for children from infants to age 7 so they can develop essential skills and confidence in navigating the world around them. (Orlando Science Center, Orlando)

The Breakfast Club
Introduce baby to solids in a fun and social way at this 4-week class series facilitated by a feeding therapist. (Baby Bliss, Orlando)

baby hands holding strawberry
iStock/The Breakfast Club

Sensory Play Group
Interact with your child through sensory play at this regular meetup in the park. There are class options for babies and children up to 6 years old. (Big Talk 4 Little Ears, Winter Park)


Classic Storytimes

Nothing can capture a toddler’s attention quite like an engaging storyteller. These are some of our favorite storytime outings.

Leu Gardens Storytime
Open a new chapter in their childhood at this free indoor storytime event at one of Orlando’s most beloved botanical gardens. (Leu Gardens, Orlando)

Toddlers sitting with stuffed animals during storytime at Leu Gardens
Leu Gardens Storytime (Courtesy: Amanda Murphy)

Tiny Tales & Family Storytime at the Library
Your little literature lover will adore these animated storytellers. The Orange County Library System offers lots of options for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, including a bilingual storytelling program in Spanish & English. (Orange County Library System)

children and parents sitting on the floor for storytime at an orange county library
Orange County Library’s Storytime (Courtesy: Amanda Murphy)

Library Early Readers Program
The Seminole County Library System’s Early Literacy & Storytime Program offers a variety of activities for pre-readers. Events include toddler time, family & preschool storytimes, and the nationally recognized Mother Goose on the Loose program for babies. (Seminole County Library System)

Fables on the Farm
Toddlers will go wild for storytime on the farm. The book is followed by a meet & greet with baby goats! Families may even get the chance to help feed the baby farm animals. (Wildflower Farm, Orlando)

Storytime at the Zoo
Storytellers will share a fun story about animals in the zoo courtyard. Kids will also have a chance to meet and learn about a special animal ambassador. (Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Sanford) 

Woman holding bird on stick showing child during at the Central Florida Zoo
Storytime at the Central Florida Zoo

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Amanda Green is a native Floridian and mother of two. She enjoys writing about travel, family, adventure, and living the Florida lifestyle. Look for her next time you're outside exploring Central Florida's parks and trails.

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