My partner and I are taking his kids (age 17 and 7)to Orlando next June for 2 weeks. They've been often in the past but have tended to do the theme park thing. When we all went last year, we only did 4 days of theme parks, a day in Winter Garden and a day in a national park which had a natural spring where we swam with rubber tyres. The kids certainly had a great time doing that! The rest of the time we stayed at our resort and swam which was great as we alternated our days so it wasn't too repetitive.
This time round we want to try to reduce the theme parks to maybe 3 days max. What I desperately need are other suggestions for about 4 other days. Winter Park didn't go down very well for them! I think the natural spring or something similar would be fun for them, but not sure what they would think of the Kenndey Space Centre. However I think there is a nature reserve nearby and that might interest them ( or the adults anyway!). Can anyone make any suggestions? We will have a car so travelling is not a problem (although probably only a 2 hour max journey each way would be bearable for them).