Born and raised in Florida this list in comprised of all my favorite cheap places to go and cheap things to do with my family.
Some places and ideas listed are just one or two hours of fun and some are all day fun!
(All prices,dates and times should be verified before visiting. Please verify with venue websites where applicable)


Apopka Station Park

Apopka Station Park

Apopka Station
111 South Forest Avenue Apopka, FL 32703

Apopka Station is a stop of the West Orange Trail. There is a fun playground with areas for toddlers and older kids. There are also picnic pavilions a grill and public restrooms. You can also bring a picnic lunch and picnic on the grassy area across the street.

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Cost: Free!


Sparky the Peregrine Falcon Photo Courtesy of www.arc4raptors.org

Sparky the Peregrine Falcon Photo Courtesy of www.arc4raptors.org

Avian Reconditioning Center
323 West Lester Rd. Apopka, Fl 32712

www.arc4raptors.org

Issiah the Bald Eagle Photo Courtesy of www.arc4raptors.org

Issiah the Bald Eagle Photo Courtesy of www.arc4raptors.org

The Avian Reconditioning Center, or ARC, is a bird of prey rehabilitation and education facility. Her you can get a personal encounter with their resident eagles, hawks, falcons, kites and owls.

Hours of Operation:
Sundays 10AM -4PM
September- May
10AM- 1PM
June-July
Weather Permitting
CLOSED IN AUGUST

Cost: 
There is no entrance fee. Instead they ask for donations. At least $5.00 is appreciated.


Brunswick Wekiva Lanes

Brunswick Wekiva Lanes

Brunswick Wekiva Lanes
2160 Semoran Blvd. Apopka, FL 32703

www.bowlbrunswick.com

Bowling is fun for all ages! At Wekiva Lanes they cater to everyone. Along with the bowling there is a snack bar and an arcade. There are also special days and times they offer Cosmic Bowling. They just recently updated their facility with high tech screens so your time there is sure to be a blast!

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday 8PM- 11PM
Please check site for other days

Cost:
$2 Tuesdays -$2.00 per game, $2.00 shoe rental


Rock Springs main swimming area

Rock Springs main swimming area

Kelly Park/Rock Springs Run
400 E Kelly Park RD Apopka, FL 32712
www.ocfl.net/cultureparks/parks.aspx?m=dtlvw&d=22

Natural Spring and Lazy River. 68 degrees year round! There is a full-service concession, picnic pavilions and a playground.

Personal Recommendations:
Arrive early. Entry will be postponed or denied if maximum capacity is reached.
Bring your own tubes/floats. Personal or two person tubes only. NO TUBES over 5 FEET are allowed.
Bring your own towels, snorkel gear and beach toys.
Locker Rental is available for valuables.
Start at the beginning of the Lazy River where you can jump into the springs.
Play ball in the shallow beach area.

Hours of Operation:
Summer: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Winter: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Monday - Sunday

Cost:
$3.00 per vehicle of 1-2 people
$5.00 per vehicle of 3-8 people
$1.00 per additional person
$1.00 per person for walk in, motorcycles or bikes


Apopka Fair

Apopka Fair

Kit Land Nelson Park
10 South Forest Avenue Apopka, FL 32703

www.apopka.net/departments/recreation/recreational-facility-locations/kit-land-nelson-park.html

Kit Land is a 5 acre park with a gazebo, picnic areas and a small Space Net Duo playground.
They also host many events like, Lights on Christmas, Apopka Fair, Food Truck Days and more!

Cost:
Free unless attending a special event.


Museum of Apopkans

Museum of Apopkans

Museum of Apopkans
122 E Fifth St. Apopka, FL

www.facebook.com/MuseumoftheApopkans/info?tab=overview

The Apopkan Museum is a small log cabin building where you can find the history of Apopka, FL. You can learn about the stages of developement and see artifacts. Some dated to 10,000 years ago.

Hours of Operation:
Tues- Fri 12:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Cost:
Accepts Donations


Seeing Cinderella at the Movie Theater

Seeing Cinderella at the Movie Theater

Regal Summer Movie Express
Wekiva River Walk Theater: 2141 N. Semoran Blvd., Apopka FL 32703

www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express

Dollar movies all summer long! 9 weeks of popular recently released movie titles rated G or PG. There are 2 titles to choose from each week.

Personal Recommendations:
Arrive early. There are lots of Preschool and Summer Camp groups that take advantage of this great deal too! 
Get a Regal Crown Club Card it's free! Earn credits for buying tickets and concession items and get rewards like free popcorn, drinks and movie tickets!
See a long line?! No worries, Regal is prepared to open a second theater if needed to accommodate everyone.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 AM

Cost:
$1.00 per person


Wekiwa Springs State Park

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Circle Apopka, FL 32712

www.floridastateparks.org/park/Wekiwa-Springs

Wekiwa Springs State Park offers 13 miles of hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, picnic areas and more! They also host special events throughout the year.

Hours of Operation:
365 Days a Year
8AM- Sundown

Cost:
Admission

$4.00 Single occupant vehicle
$6.00 per vehicle of 2-8 people
$2.00 pedestrians, bicycilists and extra vehicle passengers.

Camping Fee:
$24.00 per night, plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee. Includes water and electricity.
*Florida residents who are 65 years of age or older or who hold a social security disability award certificate or a 100 percent disability award certificate from the Federal Government are permitted to receive a 50 percent discount on current base campsite fees. Proof of eligibility is required.

Primitive Camping Fees:
$5.00 per person, per night, plus tax.