Florida is the world's number one family holiday destination. Classic theme parks such as WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort, SeaWorld® and Universal Studios®, will provide days of entertainment for all the family.
As well as theme parks galore, there are wonderful water parks,
beautiful beaches, numerous land and water sports, eco parks
and hands-on museums to keep the whole family entertained!
Why not combine a few days or a week in Orlando with a break or holiday elsewhere in Florida, including Miami, the Florida Keys and the coast. The best of both worlds!
Reasons to book your family holiday with us
- Kids go free! Check out our great kids' offers.
- Kids' prices don't stop at 12 years - check out our special offers for teens.
- The reassurance of our Virgin Resort Team who are at the end of a phone, 24 hours a day in case you need emergency assistance.
- The flexibility that we offer - you choose where you want to stay and for how long - we book it for you!
More than Theme Parks
Think you know Florida? Think again! To
give you a head start, we've listed some
great family-friendly things to do
Miami & South Beach
Perfect for families who don't want to rent a car as everything is within easy walking distance!
Key attractions include Parrot Jungle Island and Miami Children's Museum. There's also a MetroZoo and plenty of bike
trails for sightseeing.
Read more about Miami & South Beach...
Naples and Marco Island
Safe, shallow waters and sandy beaches are especially great for kids who just want to build sandcastles.
Read more about Naples and Marco Islands...
For all the fun of the circus with some history thrown in! For teenagers, kite surfing is becoming very popular here.
Read more about Sarasota...
Fort Myers Beach
Teenagers in particular will enjoy the water sports and biking trails.
Read more about Fort Myers Beach...
Visit the Dolphin Research Center or Theater of the Sea to get close up to sea life without getting wet!
Read more about this destination...
Accessible from the Naples area, the national park offers great narrated tours.
Read more about The Everglades...
The beaches in this area are great for surfing.
Read more about Daytona...
Clearwater and St Pete
These resorts offer fantastic stretches of sand and have some amazing family-focused excursions on offer.
Read more about Clearwater and St Pete...
Something for all ages
Some theme parks are targeted at different age groups, and many rides have height restrictions, but most offer something for everyone.
WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort is tailor-made for young children. You can pre-book character breakfasts and watch the spectacular parades and fireworks.
Universal® Orlando Islands of Adventure® allows the teenagers to get their thrills on the roller coaster rides, while the youngsters can enjoy the likes of Seuss Landings™. SweaWorld® will also entertain the whole family, as will the various water parks.
EPCOT and DISNEY-MGM STUDIOS are particularly good for older children. The water parks also offer some great attractions for teens. For those who can't be torn away from their games consoles, Disney Quest® gives state-of-the-art a whole new meaning.
You can get to know our Virgin Resort Team at your welcome briefing, where you can also purchase the followingm 2 exclusive cards:
Kids Eat Free Card
Available from our service team in Orlando - present this card at many Orlando restaurants for exclusive savings.
Virgin Contact Card
A telephone and discount card, which saves you money at many Orlando shops and attractions, plus includes 45-min
talktime to the UK.
The theme parks also so everything they can to make your time with them go as smoothly as possible. Services include:
Lost children centres
Park guides are on the lookout for lost kids and will keep them amused until you come to reclaim them!
Baby swap systems
Allow both parents to enjoy the rides. When you get to the front of the queue, one of you hops on board the ride, leaving the other holding the baby. When the ride finishes, just swap places without having to queue again!
Tips on travelling with kids
When to go Florida
is a year round destination and sunny days are virtually guaranteed at any time of the year, so there is no real time to avoid.
Plan your trip
Multi-park tickets and special family deals can help keep the cost of your holiday down. Why not plan your days and pre-book your park tickets in advance - allowing you to budget and save precious time!
Beat the queues at the airport and take advantage of Virgin Atlantic's hassle-free Online Check In service or use Twilight Check In at Gatwick the night before you travel.
Virgin K-iD backpacks will help keep them entertained on the flight, but for younger children, also take some of their favourite things from home to keep them amused.
When it's time to leave, use our Virgin Check In at DOWNTOWN DISNEY© to help you make the most out of your last day.
Getting around in resort
Virgin shuttle passes are available from our resort team, but if you want to venture further, a car is the best way to get around, which is why we've included car hire in all packages in this brochure for FREE.
Car seats can be hired when you book your car or are FREE when you book Virgin's EXCLUSIVE platinum car package.
To take the worry out of driving, why not pre-book a Sat Nav system for your car.
Where to stay
Whether you want to cater for yourselves in a private home or apartment, are on a tight budget or fancy a hotel with plenty of amenities, we have something for you.
Travelling as a single parent can often seem daunting, not to mention expensive. We make sure you can enjoy full kids' discounts at 4 of our Orlando properties. Check out: