Family Favorite Historical Site: CASA FELIZ
656 Park Ave. N., Winter Park
Casa Feliz is a beautifully restored Spanish farmhouse designed by acclaimed architect James Gamble Rogers II. Overlooking the golf course in the heart of Winter Park, Casa Feliz offers a home museum where special events are held.
EDITOR’S Favorite Preschool:BRIGHT HORIZONS PRESCHOOL
1700 Fire House Ln., Orlando
This beautiful campus is in a great location in Baldwin Park, conveniently located next to Audubon Park Elementary School. The unique curriculum allows a child’s individual interests to become the launchpad for academic learning. It’s no wonder there is usually a waiting list for enrollment.
Family Favorite Storytime: WINTER PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park
Winter Park Public Library offers programs including Mother Goose Time for babies and toddlers, Time for Twos for 2-year-olds, On Your Own Time for 3- to 5-year olds (without their caregivers), and Pajama Time for kids 5-years-old and under and their families.
Family Favorite Sweet Treat: KELLY’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
3114 Corrine Dr., Orlando
Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream serves handcrafted ice cream flavors, Italian ices, and wine sorbets. They are located on Corrine Drive and are open seven days a week. Go all in and book them to cater your special event. Treat your sweet peeps!
Family Favorite Outdoor Play: BALDWIN PARK
Baldwin Park is located in a quaint neighborhood centered around a lake and a unique shopping center. You can stroll around and treat yourself to the many food and beverage options or exercise around the lake. The dock makes it easy to relax on the water and enjoy picnics or family time.
EDITOR’S Favorite Family Indoor Play: GRAMMY’S INDOOR PLAYGROUND
4270 Aloma Ave., Winter Park
This is a great little spot for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to play, make new friends, and enjoy Grammy’s story time. Guests may pay per visit or buy a package. For an additional fee, try an enrichment class in art, yoga, Spanish, and more!
Family Favorite Restaurant: GATORS DOCKSIDE
4982 New Broad St, Orlando, FL 32814
Gators Dockside is a neighborhood restaurant focused around sports and a family-friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy delicious food while playing games and experiencing great service. They are known for their grilled wings, juicy burgers, sandwiches, ribs and more. Get your grub on at Gators Dockside!
Family Favorite Farmer’s Market: WINTER PARK FARMER’S MARKET
200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park
The Winter Park Farmer’s Market occurs every Saturday on Park Avenue. It features local artisans, local food companies, sweets, agriculture and more. Walk around the family-friendly atmosphere and try out some new snacks while scoping out unique local vendors.
Family Favorite Summer Camp: MEAD GARDENS NATURALIST CAMP
1500 S. Denning Dr., Winter Park
This camp is for kids ages 5 to 12 who enjoy nature, the outdoors, animals, plants, critters, and exploring. Mead Gardens provides opportunities to embrace and respect the nature surrounding us.
Family Favorite Music Studio: GROW AND SING STUDIOS
Grow and Sing Studios is staffed by music professionals who offer classes for your family and kids to engage in enriched music experiences. They offer lessons, classes, and parties, and your first class is free!
Family Favorite Gymnastics Family Favorite After School Program: BALDWIN PARK METRO GYMNASTICS
4915 New Broad St., Orlando 407-644-0847 http://baldwinpark.orlandometrogymnastics.com
Metro Gymnastics has facilities located all over Orlando and has a location in Baldwin Park area. They offer gymnastics and swim classes for all ages, as well as birthday parties, special events, day camps, and more. They even have an award winning team of gymnasts!
Family Favorite Dance Studio: DANCE 360
4867 New Broad St., Orlando
Dance 360 offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, and improv styles. Classes are split up by age groups and are offered Mondays through Saturdays. They also have several camps and an in-house competitive team.
Family Favorite Kids Store: TUGBOAT & THE BIRD
318 N. Park Ave., Winter Park407-647-5437 www.tugboatandthebird.com
This locally owned boutique offers hard-to-fi nd brand name clothing for children. In addition to clothing, they have unique toys, gifts and locally made accessories and décor for children’s rooms. The great customer service that each shopper experiences keeps this boutique a favorite among local families.
EDITOR’S Favorite Private School: WALDEN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
4595 Howell Branch Rd., Winter Park
This small and progressive private school is a hidden gem tucked away in Winter Park next to an equestrian center. There are no grades, shoes are optional and kids spend a lot of time outdoors. The student to teacher ratio is capped at 10 to 1. Walden provides a challenging curriculum in a relaxed and homey environment.
Family Favorite Birthday Party Location: MY GYM
473 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland
My Gym is designed specifically for kids (ages 6 weeks to 10 years) to develop physical skills such as balance, coordination and flexibility. Enroll in classes or host your child’s birthday party here. You can book your classes online, too!
Family Favorite Support/Therapy: BALDWIN PARK KIDS CLUB
Baldwin Park Kids Club is for children ranging from newborns to 5-year-olds who want to engage with other kids around the local area for play dates and other activities. But this club isn’t just for the kids! The club offers mom’s night out dates and volunteer activities, too. The Baldwin Park Kids Club strives to bring local families together and create friendships through planned activities. You can join their membership to be in-the-know on the latest events and get-togethers.