2016 Florida Kids and Family Expo
August 27-28, 2016
Orange County Convention Center
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM  |   Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM

Please read to the bottom to download our Program, Map, Driving Directions and More.

Florida Kids and Family Expo

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.

This event is presented by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.APH With Foundation Line - Pantone

*A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit:New Hope for Kids

 

From pre-natal to empty nest…and everything in between.

Behind the Scenes


Family Information & Tickets


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!

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.

 


What will you experience at the 2016 Florida Kids and Family Expo?

Character Meet & Greets

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Interact with exhibitors!

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Check out the performances!

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Interact with animals!

Sample something new.

Get in a Zorb!*

Dino Encounter!

Enjoy Attractions.*

See something magical!

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Have your face painted.

Bounce off the walls.*


Visit our Toddler Zone!

Magic Court
Play with the Magic!

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Ride a Pony.

Baby Zone
Visit our Baby Zone (Sunday)!

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Play Soccer.

Play Golf.

Ride a Train (Sunday)!

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Drive a Soap Box Car.

Build Something (Saturday).

Win Something.


This just in…

We’ll be welcoming some of our favorite characters (see images below).

There will also be someone from Wonderland making an appearance and some other surprises too.

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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.)


Frequently Asked Questions

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How much are tickets? Are tickets more at the door?

Tickets in advance online.

Adults (18+): $10
Kids (3-17): $7
Little Ones (0-2): Free

Tickets at the door.

Adults (18+): $15
Kids (3-17): $10
Little Ones (0-2): Free

**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.

What is the stage schedule?

Saturday

Stage 1

11:00 AM   Jacki Manna, Ventriloquist
11:45 AM   The Warehouse Dance, Karate & Fitness
12:30 PM   Championship Martial Arts
12:45 PM   Sleeping Sunset
1:30 PM   Mad Science
2:00 PM  Championship Martial Arts
2:30 PM  Skate Reflections
3:30 PM  Medieval Times

Stage 2

11:30 AM  Los Solditos
12:15 PM  Moriah Ruth
1:00 PM  Victory Martial Arts
1:45 PM   Mr. Richard
2:30 PM  Jungle Jimmy
3:00 PM  Championship Martial Arts
3:15 PM  Chef Rich

Stage 3

10:45 AM  Scott Barhold, Magician
11:15 AM   Gatorland
12:00 PM  Medieval Times
12:45 PM  Championship Martial Arts
1:15 PM  Orlando Science Center
2:15 PM  Girls Scouts
3:30 PM  Gatorland
4:00 PM  The Roaming Gourmet Chef Ze Carter

Stage 4

11:00 AM   Accent Modeling
12:30 PM   CBP Martial Arts Academy
1:15 PM   Young Bless/Heavenly Homies
2:00 PM   Championship Martial Arts
2:15 PM  2RU and Natalie
3:00 PM   Miss Buckle Up
4:15 PM   Accent Modeling

Aerial Stage

10:30 AM   Orlando Aerial Arts
11:30 AM  Orlando Aerial Arts
1:30 PM  Orlando Aerial Arts

Sunday

Stage 1

11:45 AM  Orlando Science Center
12:30 PM  Medieval Times
1:00 PM  Championship Martial Arts
1:15 PM  Sleeping Sunset
2:00 PM  Victory Martial Arts
2:45 PM  Skate Reflections
3:30 PM  Gatorland

Stage 2

12:00 PM   Los Solditos
12:45 PM   Mr. Richard
1:30 PM  Jungle Jimmy
2:00 PM  Championship Martial Arts
2:15 PM   Gatorland
3:00 PM   Championship Martial Arts
3:15 PM   Mad Science
3:45 PM   The Roaming Gourmet Chef Ze Carter

Stage 3

11:45 PM    Scott Barhold, Magician
12:15 PM    Actors Reaching Out
10:45 PM    Championship Martial Arts
1:00 PM    Jacki Manna, Ventriloquist
1:45 PM    The Warehouse Dance, Karate & Fitness
2:30 PM    Moriah Ruth
3:00 PM    Medieval Times
3:45 PM    Chef Rich

Stage 4

12:00 PM 2RU and Natalie
1:15 PM   Miss Buckle Up Princess Foundation
1:30 PM   Young Bless/Heavenly Homies
2:30 PM   My Magic/My Way Entertainment
3:00 PM  DGBEK The Hip Hop Dance Academy of Orlando
3:45 PM   Championship Martial Arts

Aerial Stage

11:45 AM   Orlando Aerial Arts
1:30 PM   Orlando Aerial Arts
2:30 PM   Orlando Aerial Arts


These buttons will connect you to our Map and Program after August 8th as we’re finalizing details.

Driving Directions

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Expo Map
How much is parking?

Parking is discounted to $10 per car. We wish it was free too!

What are the Giveaways?

Family Four Packs to:

Sea World

Legoland

Kennedy Space Center

Gatorland

Orlando Science Center

Medieval times

Disney on Ice

Wonder Works

Additional Prizes from:

Ubbi Pearhead

Thirty-One

Put Smiles on Kids

Skate Reflections

Los Solditos

Mad Science

Can I bring something to eat?Babies and Gators

Certainly. If the kiddos are hungry, there will be many food carts available, but you are welcome to bring treats and snacks as well.

What’s included with admission?

You can enjoy three stages of performances all day both days! 150+ Interactive booths and stations are included as well. Do arts and crafts with Michael’s and Art-a-Go-Go, play golf, play soccer, play basketball with the Orlando Magic, character meet and greets, animal interactions, meet a dinosaur, build something with Home Depot, watch aerial acts, Touch-a-Truck with Arnold Palmer Hospital, drive a soap box derby car, win prizes, and more! Also be sure to enjoy our Baby Zone and Toddler Zone for the littlest kiddos! There’s more to do, that’s included with admission, than you can get to in a day!

Is there anything that’s an additional cost?

We have 5 attractions (zip line, bumper cars or trampolines, mechanical bull or surf simulator, and rock climbing wall) and 4 bounce houses that will be available for added entertainment for kids. Tickets will be sold for $1 each (attractions are 2 tickets each and bounce houses are 1 ticket each) or you can purchase an unlimited wristband for $12 to enjoy all the attractions and bounce houses all day. Some of the attractions and bounce houses require a specific height and/or weight. A portion of these proceeds will benefit New Hope for Kids!

King and Super HeroesYou may come across our pony rides, a train, face painters, and other services provided by companies that may choose to charge a nominal fee ($1-2). Our goal is to keep the “extras” as affordable as possible, keeping in mind the major expenses for these companies to participate!

As one mom put it last year, “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

What is the Baby Zone?

The Baby Zone is brought to you by Babies, Bellies & Beyond. It will be open Sunday ONLY. The baby zone is included with admission to the kids and family expo.

We’re also working to add a Toddler Zone to the expo this year and will have more information when it’s finalized.

Will there be changing rooms and nursing stations?

Yes. We’ve added a covered area for changing rooms and nursing stations. Just be sure to check your program map for their location.

Can we bring strollers?

Yes. The floor is cement in the exhibit hall for easy stroller pushing!

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As one mom put it, “My daughter and I had an AMAZING TIME!!! SO THANK YOU FOR THE AMAZING DAY!!!” –Stephanie J., Mom

Click here to find out just some of the great comments from families from our 2015 expo!

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.

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Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors.

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