Family Favorite Playground: DARTMOUTH PARK
822 Dartmouth St., Orlando
Just over three acres, Dartmouth Park and its playground are popular among neighborhood families for picnics and children’s birthday parties. The park has two pavilions and lots of shade to keep kiddos cool.
Family Favorite Tutoring Center: CLUB Z! TUTORING
Let the tutor come to you with Club Z! Tutoring. Club Z! Tutoring of Orlando offers one-on-one, in-home tutoring for all subjects, from pre-k to pre-med and everything in between.
Family Favorite Preschool: COLLEGE PARK UNITED METHODIST CDC
644 W. Princeton St., Orlando
The mission of the College Park United Methodist Child Development Center is to accept each child as a unique individual who is blessed with talents and gifts and who is worthy of recognition and praise, and to provide each child a safe, loving and effective Christian environment that promotes growing and learning.
Family Favorite Kids Night Out: NYPD PIZZA
2912 Edgewater Dr., Orlando
You’ll find more than just awesome pizza at this neighborhood joint. Choose from pasta, calzones and local brews on tap at this East Coast-style restaurant. Wednesday is kid’s night. Children make a pizza free with each adult entrée.
Family Favorite Restaurant: THE TAP ROOM AT DUBSDREAD
549 W Par St., Orlando
With tons of outdoor seating, The Tap Room at Dubsdread is a dream for families with spirited children. Choose from an easy, kid-friendly menu and watch the golfers on the Dubsdread course.
Family Favorite Pediatrician: DR. MICHAEL MIDDLETON
200 East Marks St., Orlando
Middleton Pediatrics is a family-centered pediatric medical home in the Central Florida community. They provide the highest level of pediatric care and pride themselves on building relationships with local families.
Family Favorite Consignment Shop: BOUTIQUE FOR A WEEK
Boutique for a Week is a pop-up style kid’s consignment sale where you can both sell and buy your kids gently used and unused items. It’s held once or twice per year at different locations. Check the website for dates and times. Beyond clothing, they also sell strollers, cribs, high chairs, swings, bouncy seats, toys, maternity clothes, nursery furniture, and more.
Family Favorite Birthday Party Location & Family Favorite Sweet Treats: COOKIE COUSINS
2322 Edgewater Dr., Orlando
These cookies are truly the best in Central Florida—buttery goodness! Take the kids for a sweet treat and try the delicious chocolate chip cookie sandwiches. Bring the friends and party down at Cookie Cousins, where they let the kiddos roll out the dough and cut cookies. While the cookies bake, the kids can eat lunch and open presents. After lunch, decorate the cookies and box them up for a special take-home favor.