The Sand Pail
A bucket list for kids.
Become a LEGO Champion
Conquer your challengers during Legoland’s Ultimate Build Off Competition (Jan. 18), where kids with one hour and piles of bricks vie for the ‘Ultimate Builder’ title, trophies and Legoland annual passes. florida.legoland.com
Relish the sweetness of a sun-kissed berry plucked straight from the patch at Mark’s U-Pick Blueberries (mid-April through mid-July) in Clermont, and Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries (January through April) in Oviedo. marksblueberries.com; search for Pappy’s Patch on Facebook.
Believe in Magic
Ride dragons, send a postcard at the Owl Post and enjoy a sweet butterbeer at Hogs Head Pub, all at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a must-see for local and tourist families alike. universalorlando.com/harrypotter
Gather your giddy gang for a trip to Giraffe Ranch. Safari tours through the 47-acre preserve near Dade City offer hand feeding lemurs, giraffes and rhinos, petting a camel, and admiring Austrian Haflinger horses and tiny Irish Dexter cattle. girafferanch.com
Alternate between lost and found for an hour or two each fall in the 6-acre corn maze at Long & Scott Farms in Lake County, where thousands of strategically grown corn stalks make locating the elusive escape routes no easy feat. longandscottfarms.com