The Walt Disney World Flower and Garden Festival with Kids is all about fun foods, learning and games. There is so much for both kids and grown ups to do at Epcot that we just had to pull together a list of our favorite things at Flower and Garden. Here’s all the things we love for Kids at Epcot during Flower and Garden.
Kid-Friendly Activities at EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival
Contrary to popular belief, there is SO MUCH for kids to do at Epcot. Add in all the extra activities at the festivals and your to-do list just got a whole lot bigger. Here is all our favorite things to do with the little ones at Disney’s Flower and Garden Festival.
Topiaries at Disney’s Flower and Garden Festival
The main attraction at this Festival is of course, the flowers! And if you’re traveling to the Flower and Garden Festival with Kids, then you will have plenty to explore. Throughout all of Epcot, you can see beautiful topiaries of your favorite characters as well as bright and beautiful flowers everywhere! Such a gorgeous sight to see and really pictures don’t do it justice. Here are some favorites. And if you grab the Flower and Garden Festival Passport at any kiosk in EPCOT you can check off the topiaries as you go!
Kid-Friendly Foods at Flower and Garden
The food here is set up just like the Food and Wine Festival as there are booths throughout the World Showcase with various menu items. This is a great use of snack credits if you’re using the Disney Dining Plan as some of these are a little higher priced. Just look for the little DDP notation on the menus! Better yet, many of the dishes are shareable with kids. So you save a little money and still get to try a variety of foods! Be sure to check out the Flower and Garden Festival Menus to find the best Kid-Friendly foods; noted by a KF in the Festival Passport.
Kid Stuff at Flower and Garden
Springtime at Disney brings the Egg-Stravaganza Egg hunt, which if you head to Disney near Easter you’ll get a chance at this fun game. The eggs are hidden both inside and outside and let me tell you, a couple of them are super difficult to find!
Another fun thing Epcot has for the kids at this festival is a special Kidcot Garden Stop Field Guide to take around the World Showcase and get your autographs! Each page has fun info about flowers and a place for the respective country to sign off on. We love Kidcot Stops anyway because its such a fun interaction and we thought this was a fun addition to the Festival. And best of all, its free! Can’t get mad about a free souvenir. Just pick one up at any Kidcot Stop.
Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt Game at Flower and Garden
And if you aren’t at Disney earlier in the season to take advantage of the Egg scavenger hunt game, you get to find spike the Bee instead! This cute game is set up the same and offers prize options at the end too. Check out our whole post on Spike’s Pollen Nation Scavenger Hunt Game!
Goodness Garden Butterfly House
There is nothing quite so magical as butterflies. The Butterfly House is located near FutureWorld, so be sure to stroll through. Walking through the greenhouse with butterflies flying all around is perfect for kids. To learn, to be inspired and a great way to get fun science-y conversations happening. You can even check out fun educational posters, information and more.
With no shortage of things to learn there are quite a few different types of gardens throughout the festival that showcase different cultures, methods and fun DIY. We prefer being in nature when we can be so it was kind of nice to become immersed in that while at Walt Disney World. You can even take a stroll down the Health Full Trail presented by AdventHealth . This family trail weaves through Epcot and highlights fun ways to stay active, while leading you to the most healthy food booths along the way!
The Fairy Gardens in the United Kingdom
One of the newest additions to the Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World is Fairy Gardens! Located in the courtyard area behind the U.K. buildings, near the gazebo, you can find small fairy houses, butterfly gardens and Tinkerbell herself is usually located here! Watching over all the fairies. As one of the best places at Disney to relax, this hidden garden area at EPCOT is a favorite place for afternoon breaks, when the kids ( or parents) need a rest from the chaos!
If you’re bringing the kids to the Disney Flower and Garden Festival then head to the Canada Pavilion to see the Jammin’ Gardeners. These folks add a bit of toe-tapping’ fun that even the kids can enjoy, and since they play throughout the day during the festival you’re sure to see them!
Park Areas and Playgrounds
Perfect for the little ones, there are pockets of run-around spaces, with playground equipment and loads of grass for lounging. If you need a break or somewhere to let the kids get out the extra energy head to Bo Peep’s Playtime Training Grounds topiary garden and playground. You can locate the Bo Peep and her sheep topiary on the park map to find this park area.
Special Tours during Flower and Garden Festival
UPDATE: Tours are currently unavailable due to COVID restrictions.
During the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival there are several tours you can take! The Behind the Seeds Tour is a regular tour that is always offered at Epcot and takes you behind the scenes at The Land Pavilion. During flower and Garden they even point out the different plants that helped contribute to the foods and topiaries. So cool!
And if the kids are up for sipping some tea, you can head to the Royal Tea Garden Tour that is offered before the World Showcase opens at 9:30 and ends with tea and scones. Its $15 and advance reservations are recommended. More info here. Or you can grab the free tea tour. Twinings offers a complimentary 20 minute tour of the English Tea Garden. Same day reservations are available at the Tea Caddy.
The Gardens of the World Tour is a little pricier and takes you behind the scenes of creating the beautiful festivals at Epcot. You can learn more about that tour here!
The Flower and Garden Merchandise
Some of our favorite merch that we find while at Walt Disney World is during the festivals! Check out the 2020 Flower and Garden Merchandise wrap up. They have so many fun designs and products that you can get only at the Festival. This year we noticed lots of mugs, tees and even Sorcerer Mickey Garden decorations! So cute! And, of course, the coveted Dooney and Bourke collection that you can only purchase within Epcot. Such a beautiful line!
Bringing Kids to the Flower and Garden Festival
Hopefully we’ve shared enough reasons for you to pick up the kids and head to Epcot! Check out the topiaries, play the games, listen to the music and try the foods! With Disney characters around every corner there is no shortage of fun, or magic to be had! Be sure to let us know your favorite kid-friendly things during the festival! Happy festival!