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2016 Florida Kids and Family Expo
August 27-28, 2016
Orange County Convention Center
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM
*A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit
New Hope for Kids.
From pre-natal to empty nest…and everything in between.
The Florida Kids and Family Expo is your one opportunity to discover what Central Florida has to offer moms-to-be, babies, toddlers, kids, teens and families. Beat the heat and get indoors for some epic family fun while discovering new ideas and opportunities for your family.
Come enjoy over 150,000 AIR CONDITIONED square feet of everything for pre-natal moms, babies, toddlers, kids, teens and families! 150 Exhibitors. THREE STAGES of live performances all day, both days. Interactive stations. Attractions (additional fees apply). There is so much going on…we simply can’t list it all!
If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please click here for more information.
Family Information & Tickets
The Florida Kids and Family Expo brings approximately 150 pre-natal, baby, toddler, kid, teen and family exhibitors together with products, services and opportunities to enrich your family. From free trials to coupons, discounts and giveaways, not only will you discover new ideas, but you’ll also be able to try them out for free or save money along the way! Most of the exhibits are free to interact with, from animal encounters to product trials to character meet and greets and so much more.
At last year’s expo, one mom, Jenna S., wrote on Facebook, “Our first 5 minutes here and Caden is telling me this is the best day of his life!”
What will you experience at the 2016 Florida Kids and Family Expo?
Character Meet & Greets
Interact with exhibitors!
Check out the performances!
Interact with animals!
Sample something new.
Get in a Zorb!*
See something magical!
Have your face painted.
Bounce off the walls.*
Visit our Toddler Zone!
Play with the Magic!
Ride a Pony.
Visit our Baby Zone!
On Saturday ONLY, after the event, stop by Chick-fil-A of Sand Lake Road between 11-7pm on Saturday, August 27th to receive a FREE 4-ct Kid’s Meal for every child 12 and under who attended the event! (Limit of one meal per child, per valid Kid’s Expo Ticket. Must surrender ticket upon receipt of meal. Mobile tickets cannot be accepted. Redeemable only at Chick-fil-A at 7333 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL on 08/27/16.)
In addition to the exhibitors at this expo, you will have the opportunity to watch live performances on multiple stages! From puppet shows, magicians, karate demo teams, dance troupes, live animal shows, dueling Medieval Knights, vocalists, aerial acts and so much more, you could spend all day simply watching the shows and fill your experience at the expo. All shows are included with admission!
We’ve also added a Toddler Zone and Baby Zone to the event this year. The Baby Zone, sponsored, by Babies, Bellies & Beyond, will be open on SUNDAY ONLY. The Toddler Zone will be open both days for your enjoyment and discovery.
Furthermore, we will bring you attractions from SpaceWalk, one of Central Florida’s favorite rental companies. Last year, we brought in a zip line, bumper cars, mechanical bull, climbing wall, and multiple bounce houses for kids to enjoy. The kids had a blast enjoying these attractions. To cover expenses like staffing, labor, electrical, etc. and to provide our charity, New Hope for Kids, with a portion of the proceeds, there will be a nominal fee for kids to enjoy fun on attractions and bounce houses. Tickets for attractions and bounce houses are $1 each. Attractions require 2 tickets and bounce houses are just 1 ticket. Or, you can purchase an unlimited wristband for just $15 to enjoy all the attractions and bounce houses all day. But, honestly, if you skip the attractions or bounce houses, as many families do, there is WAY MORE to enjoy at this event than you can do in a day! *Some attractions require a certain weight, age or height to participate.
As one mom wrote to us, “We never made it to the attractions because there were so many other things for us to enjoy and learn about. My daughter got a glitter tattoo, petted animals down just about every row, played games, picked up free toys, rode a skateboard and enjoyed the performances…especially the aerial acts. We shopped at the consignment sale and had her photo taken with Cinderella and Iron Man. It was a great day! Thank you so much.” -Angela B., Mom
We will continue to update this page with specifics about the 2016 Florida Kids and Family Expo, so please be sure to check back often for more information.
While none of us like to pay for parking, for an event of this magnitude, the convention center will discount parking to $10 per car.
Advance tickets are $7 for kids (3-17), $10 for adults (18+), and free for children (0-2).*
Tickets at the door are $10 for kids (3-17), $15 for adults (18+) and free for children (0-2).*
There are food carts available for snacks/lunch, and you can bring in food items for the family if needed.
*To cover expenses like staffing, labor, electrical, etc. and to provide our charity, New Hope for Kids, with a portion of the proceeds, there will be a nominal fee for kids to enjoy fun on attractions and bounce houses. Tickets for attractions and bounce houses are $1 each. Attractions require 2 tickets and bounce houses are just 1 ticket. Or, you can purchase an unlimited wristband for just $15 to enjoy all the attractions and bounce houses all day. But, honestly, if you skip the attractions or bounce houses, as many families do, there is WAY MORE to enjoy at this event than you can do in a day! *Some attractions require a certain weight, age or height to participate.
**On Sunday, after 2 PM, we’re offering 50% off advanced entry tickets for those families working on a more fixed income that still want to experience this event.Tickets MUST be purchased at the door after 1:45 PM on Sunday. We want all families to enjoy this event and all that it brings.*
*All tickets are non-refundable.
As one mom put it, “My daughter and I had an AMAZING TIME!!! SO THANK YOU FOR THE AMAZING DAY!!!” –Stephanie J., Mom
The goal of this expo is to put you in front of companies, schools, and organizations that can enrich your family in our community. From discovering new opportunities to trying new products to uncovering new ideas, this annual event will allow parents to learn new things while allowing their kids to have fun for the day. It’s all meant for your Central Florida family!
We look forward to seeing you there.