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)


Swimming with a family of ducks at the Westmonte Pool

Swimming with a family of ducks at the Westmonte Pool

Altamonte Springs Westmonte Park Public Pool & Dive In Movie Nights
624 Bills Lane Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

www.altamonte.org/index.aspx?NID=361

Don't have a pool? No problem! Altamonte Springs has a great waterering hole and it's cheap too! During the Summer Dive-In Movie concessions are available and the movies that are played are popular recent releases.

Personal Recommendations:
Every hour there is a 15 min adult swim. Where kids have to sit out of the pool.
Booo! During this time. Your kids can eat a snack, use the restroom or even play on the large playground right outside the pool gate.

Bring SPF and Towels
Bring snacks and drinks
No floats or pool noodles allowed
Beach Balls, diving toys and other pool type toys are usually allowed.

Hours of Operation:
Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekends
Saturdays and Sundays mostly.

Dive In Movie Nights:
Change yearly but are usually held every other Friday Night in the Summer.
Pool opens at 7:30 PM and the Movie starts at dark.

Cost:
$2.00 per adult
$1.00 per child

$25.00 Seasonal pool pass limited to 5 members per household.
$15.00 Seasonal pool pass for individual


Lemurs at Back to Nature

Lemurs at Back to Nature

Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
10525 Clapp Simms Duda Rd. Orlando, FL 32832

www.btnwildlife.org

We had a baby bird fall into our fireplace from its nest at the top of our chimney. We didn't want it to die so we took a trip to Back to Nature and saved it's life! Back To Nature is dedicated to the rescue of injured and orphaned Florida Native Wildlife.  Back to Nature rescues approx. 2,500-3,000 animals per year. There is a self guided tour/nature walk offered where you can view the resident animals who have found homes here. Most of them have major issues that would bring certain death in the wild. Back to Nature gives these animals a safe and loving home. A few resident animals are even education ambassadors who travel all over telling the tales of how to protect and preserve our natural environment.

Personal Recommendations:
Bring an item to donate from their wishlist
Bring Water
Wear Comfy clothes and shoes
The Nature Walk is said to take about an hour full circle.
Read the animals stories
Adopt an Animal and contribute to the further education and rehabilitation of these animals.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday- Sunday 9 AM- 4 PM

Cost:
$5.00 per person
$25.00 Adopt an animal of your choice.


Outside of Bass Pro Shops Orlando

Outside of Bass Pro Shops Orlando

Bass Pro Shops
5156 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819

www.basspro.com

Testing out the 4 wheelers

Testing out the 4 wheelers

A rednecks heaven on earth! This store boasts over 150,000 square feet of shopping. In addition the 17,000 gallon freshwater aquarium hosts live feedings and fishing demos. There is also a fun shooting arcade. In the kids area there are unique toys and books. There is almost always a Free Craft to make on the weekends. Make sure to check the website for dates and times.

At the Holidays this store will blow your mind with it's winter wonderland. Featuring a merry go round of wildlife animals, toy train and RC Cars to play with and even a couple free arcade style games. You can also see Santa and tell him your Christmas Wish. When you do you will get a complimentary photo perfect to use for your Christmas Cards!

Personal Recommendations:
Be sure to see the aquarium.
Buy some fudge or nuts at their cafe.
Go on the weekend and make a free craft

Hours of Operation:
Open 364 Days a Year!
Regular Store Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00am - 10:00pm
Sun 10:00am - 8:00pm

Cost:
FREE!! Unless you buy food at the cafe or something from the store.


At Blue Spring visiting the Manatees!

At Blue Spring visiting the Manatees!

Blue Spring State Park
2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763

www.floridastateparks.org/park/Blue-Spring

Blue Spring State Park covers more than 2,600 acres, including the largest spring on the St. Johns River. Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. There is a free self-guided tour inside The Historic Thursby house, built in 1872. There is also a playground and plenty of places to eat a picnic lunch. You may want to camp overnight as well.

Personal Recommendations:
The Manatees are so gentle and playful take lots of pictures!
Bring a picnic lunch
Take the house tour it's full of history
There is a beautiful Mosaic Manatee Sculpture perfect for a picture opp

Hours of Operation:
Open 365 Days a Year!
8:00 AM - Sundown

Cost:
$6.00 per vehicle of 2-8 people
$4.00 single person vehicle
$2.00 per pedestrian, bicyclist, extra passenger

Camping Fee is $24.00 plus tax per night and include water and electricity


Backyard Camping

Backyard Camping

Camping
Various locations

There are so many places to camp out in Florida. Make memories while singing campfire songs and making smores. Sleeping under the start is such an amazing experience for the whole family! Whether you are in your back yard or choose to travel to one of these suggested locations Orlando camping will always be a memorable experience!

Follow the links to these suggested locations:

Blue Springs State Park

Daytona Beach Campgrounds

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

New Smyrna Beach Campground

Wekiwa Springs State Park


Crawling through a tunnel at Castle Park

Crawling through a tunnel at Castle Park

Castle Park Playground
255 S. Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789

cityofwinterpark.org/departments/parks-recreation/playgrounds/community-playground

Often referred to as the “castle park,” the Winter Park Community Playground is a very large wooden structure that allows imaginative play activities. I played there as a kid so it's a nostalgic place for me. Designed by nationally known playground designer Robert Leathers, this playground is quite unique and has climbing features as well as swings and a slide. There are public restrooms and a neat exercise trail as well. Bring a picnic lunch and a couple sports balls to throw on the lawn.

Hours of Operation:
8:00 AM to Dusk

Cost:
FREE!! 


Celebration Splash Pad

Celebration Splash Pad

Celebration
851 Celebration Ave. Celebration, FL 34747

www.celebration.fl.us

Known as a Town created by Disney, Celebration is a quaint little town that feels nostalgic and yet is very modern at the same time. In the downtown area you can enjoy shopping in the many specialized shops. There is a Splash pad with gushing water. There is always an event taking place on the weekends. We like to get a large ice cream cone at Kilwin's and sit lakeside in the rocking chairs. The resident birds and alligators can be seen in and around the lake area. There is Boardwalk Trail that you can stroll along and enjoy the natural scenery. In the Winter they have an ice skating rink and it snows! For Hello Kitty lovers there is a Sanrio store.

Personal Recommendations:
Wear a Bathing suit and SPF for the splash Pad
Bring a change of clothes and a towel
The Playground & Pool is reserved for Residents Only.
Check the calendar on their web site fro events and make sure you arrive early parking is not always easy to find.
Use Kilwin's Public Restroom
Check out this Trail Map

Cost:
FREE unless you buy something

 


At the CFL Zoo

At the CFL Zoo

Central Florida Zoo
3755 NW Hwy 17-92 Sanford, FL

www.centralfloridazoo.org

The Central Florida Zoo had been around since the 70's over the years it has changed a lot. It is now home to over 500 animals! It is also home to the KaBoom! Playground the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground and ZOOM Air Adventure Park. A day here is definitely full of memories and fun!

Personal Recommendations:
Arrive Early
Wear Comfy shoes and clothes
Feed the animals at the Barnyard

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Cost:
$16.50 Adult
$11.95 Child
Child 2 and Under FREE

Zoom Air and other Specialty Activities are additional.


Campfire Sing Along

Campfire Sing Along

Chip 'n Dale's Campfire Sing Along at Disney's Fort Wilderness Lodge
 901 Timberline Dr, Bay Lake, FL 32836

www.buildabettermousetrip.com/campfire-activities

Free Chip 'n Dale Character Meet & Greet, Sing Along and Outdoor Movie! Every night weather permitting. We have done this a few times and every time has been full of special memories. A different movie is shown every night of the month. You can view the Movie Schedule here. You can buy food at the concession stand and there are public bathrooms.

Roasting Hotdogs

Roasting Hotdogs

Personal Recommendations:
Get there about 7 PM to find a seat.
Bring your own smores, hotdogs and drinks.
Bring your own roasting sticks or buy them from the concession for a quarter. 
Bring a blanket to spread out for the kids in front of the screen when the movie starts.
Bring Bug Spray
Buses come every 20 mins.

Park at the Fort Wilderness Lodge.
Just tell the gatekeeper you are there to see the campfire movie and they will let you in to park for free!
The Campgrounds Area is very large and has it's own Bus System.
From the Parking lot you will have to take the Yellow Loop Bus to the Camp Loop 1500 which is the Meadow Trading Post. 
You will have to cross the street go over the wooden bridge.
As you approach the swimming pool (reserved for hotel guests with arm bands only) you will see a gravel path on the right. Follow that path to the Camp Fire Area. It's a short walk. If you ever feel lost ask a bus driver or cast member for help.

Hours of Operation:
7:30 PM Campfire Lighting and Concession Stand Opens
8:00 PM Chip 'n Dale Campfire Sing Along
8:30 PM Movie Starts

Cost:
FREE!! Unless you buy food at the concession


At Chuck E Cheese's in Altamonte

At Chuck E Cheese's in Altamonte

Chuck E Cheese
Various Locations

www.chuckecheese.com

Where a kid can be a kid! Pizza, Ski Ball, Arcade Games, kiddie rides and more! 

Personal Recommendations:
Check online for a coupon like 100 Tokens for $20.00
School Groups and Summer Camps frequent you may want to call ahead and check.
Most rides are suitable for younger kids.
The games are all 1 Token
Food can get pricey here so play and eat somewhere else.

Cost:
Depends on package you choose.


Mining for Gems

Mining for Gems

Congo River Golf
531 FL-436, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

www.congoriver.com/altamonte-springs-experience-the-congo-golf.html

Besides the obvious Putt Putt Golfing there are a handful of other activities to enjoy! You can feed Alligators and Turtles, Mine for Gems, Play in the Arcade and Take the Lazer Maze Challenge. 

Alligators and Turtles at Congo River Golf

Alligators and Turtles at Congo River Golf

Hours of Operation:
Sunday- Thursday: 10 AM-11 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10 AM- 12AM 

Cost:
Miniature Golf:
Adults- $12.99
Children 10 and Under- $10.99
One Child Under 5 is FREE with each paid admission

Aligator Food:
.50 cents per handful
$3.99 to feed using a cone pole

Gem Mining:
$5.00 and Up

Arcade:
Buy Tokens to play games.

Lazer Maze Challenge:
$3.00 per game


Crayola Experience at the Florida Mall
8001 South Orange Blossom Trail 
Orlando, Florida 32809 

www.crayolaexperience.com/orlando

Hours of Operation:
Opens July 1, 2015. Daily times vary.

Cost:
$19.99 Ages 2 and Up

Free Ages 2 and under


Cupcake Delights
122 E. 4th Ave. Mount Dora, FL 32757

www.cupcakedelights.com

This Cupcake store is a family tradition! We (I) love these cupcakes! They are by far the best cupcakes on earth! There are usually plenty of flavors to choose from our favorites are:
Red Velvet
Carrot Cake
Cookie Dough
Cookies & Cream and
Sprinkles

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Monday 11:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM- 8:00 AM
Saturday 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Times vary in the case of selling out.

Cost:
About $3.00 per cupcake


Dave & Buster's Wednesday 1/2 Price Games
8986 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

www.daveandbusters.com/locations/StoreInformation.aspx?StoreId=64

Arcade Game Mecca! Video Games for all ages! Win tickets to win prizes. You will need to buy Chip Credits to play.

Personal Recommendations:
Buy a Chip Deal so you get more chips for your money!
To win Big Tickets and Prizes play:
Big Bass Wheel
Harpoon Lagoon
Wheel of Fortune
Connect 4

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday Open to Close 11 AM- 2 AM

Cost:
$10 or more for Chip Credits.

1/2 Price Game Wednesdays at Dave & Busters

1/2 Price Game Wednesdays at Dave & Busters


On Daytona Beach in front of the Roller Coaster

On Daytona Beach in front of the Roller Coaster

Daytona Beach
www.daytonabeach.com

The World's Most Famous Beach! We love Daytona! It's such a fun beach!

Under the Pier at Daytona Beach

Under the Pier at Daytona Beach

Personal Recommendations:
Bring cash for beach parking and food vendors
Drive and park on the Beach.
Or Park in a lot close to the Boardwalk. There are public showers and restrooms. So no sand in the car!
Play in the Splash Pad located near the Boardwalk.
Take pictures under the pier.
Play near a life guard tower.
Bring Food and Plenty of Water, Beach Toys, Towels and Chairs
Protect your skin wear sunblock.

Hours of Operation:
Sunrise-Sunset

Cost:
Parking is at least $5 sometimes more 


Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge
2901 Osceola Parkway Blvd., Orlando, FL 32821
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/animal-kingdom-lodge

The Animal Kingdom Lodge is a super fun place to visit! It overlooks a wildlife park inhabited by zebras, giraffes and gazelles. Free/Cheap things to do include:
Look for hidden Mickeys everywhere. 
Press a penny for cents to create a souvenir.
Go early in the morning or around sunset to view Animals in  the Four Savannas. If you go at night Cast Members pass out night vision glasses to view nocturnal animals.
Animal Kingdom Lodge and Kidani Village have three restaurants, JikoBoma, and Sanaa, offering authentic African and Indian cuisine.  Beginning at 4 pm each restaurant offers a free 30-minute pre-dinner tasting tour. Boma and Jiko begin at the Jiko podium.  Sanaa begins at the Sanaa podium. 
Stop by the veranda to sit around the campfire and listen to the storyteller. It is free for all visitors not just Hotel guests. Then, after the story a nightly movie begins at 8:30 pm. Campfire marshmallow kits and roasting sticks are available for a small fee or you can bring your own. Check the movie schedule here.


Lighthouse Replica at Disney's Boardwalk

Lighthouse Replica at Disney's Boardwalk

Disney's Boardwalk
 2101 N Epcot Resorts Blvd, Disney's BoardWalk Inn, Orlando, FL 32836

disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/boardwalk

Disney’s BoardWalk is built around a lake and is beautifully themed to be reminiscent of Cape May or Coney Island in the 1940s. It’s fun just walking around and enjoying the atmosphere! You can rent a bike for 2 or 4 and tour the pier, Disney's Yacht Club and the Swan and Dolphin Hotels. Over by the Beach and Yacht Club they play Disney Movies nightly for Free on the sandy beach. 

After Sunset the boardwalk comes to life. There are carnival style games for small fees and street performers that offer live free entertainment.

Personal Recommendations:
3 Hour Parking at the Boardwalk is Free just tell the parking lot attendant you are there to visit the boardwalk and they will give you a pass.
Be sure to notice all the picture ops and take lots of pictures
Dip your toes in the water right off shore. There are small wave pools in the rocks you can cool off in as well.
Stay for the Movie on the beach see the schedule here
Look for hidden Mickeys

Cost:
Parking is Free 
Entrance is Free
Bike rental is usually $21-$24 an hour.
Carnival Games are small fees


Disney Wilderness Preserve

Disney Wilderness Preserve

Disney  Wilderness Preserve
2700 Scrub Jay Trail Kissimmee, FL 34759

www.nature.org

I bet when you think of Disney World you think of a Pants wearing Mouse and His Bowtastic girlfriend holding hands and skipping towards the Gigantic Cinderella castle in the middle of Disney World. Bet you didn't know that Disney also owns land that is labeled conservation. Here you can hike one of three trails and take in the wildlife that calls Disney property their home. You can see alligators, turtles, gophers and tons of birds.

Personal Recommendations:
Go in the morning to avoid the heat 
Bring water
Wear comfy shoes and clothes and SPF
Bring your own food and drinks.
There are restrooms on the trail.

Hours of Operation: (Weather Permitting)
Open Daily
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Call ahead before visiting just in case there is limited access due to flooding or restoration activities
407-935-0002

Cost:
Free although donations are appreciated


Dollar Day

Dollar Day

Dollar Day

This is an idea I thought up. It's a day where you visit multiple stores and buy something for a dollar or less at each store. It's sort of like a scavenger hunt. You will be surprised at how many stores offer quality dollar items!

Store Recommendations:
Target,
Walmart
Dollar Store
Dollar Tree
Big Lots
Goodwill
7-11
Toys R Us
McDonalds and more!

Personal Recommendations:
Shop in a strip mall with lots of stores in one parking lot.
Get food and drink from the Restaurants or Gas Stations.
Look in Dollar Bins and Clearance Sections.
Check by the register for small items.


Mr. Tator Head and my Crew

Mr. Tator Head and my Crew

Disney Springs
1486 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830

www.disneysprings.com/

Disney Springs formerly known as Downtown Disney is the best Disney Themed place for your buck! A visit here makes you feel like you have ALMOST gone to a theme park but for free! There are tons of shops some with interactive things to do. We love the World of Disney store. There is so much to see. Our favorite Disney characters are everywhere we look! We always stop at Goofy's Candy Company and get an ice cold Glacier slushee! There are always school chorus and band groups playing at the amphitheater. My daughter Natty Bear performed there too!

We like to visit Disney Springs multiple times a year. My kids and I have been here so many times we decided we would put together a Scavenger Hunt of things to find and Do. Please click the link below to visit our Scavenger Hunt Page.

www.disneysprings.com/

Personal Recommendations:
Go to my Scavenger Hunt Page for all the fun details
Get there early.
Bring your own food and drinks.
Kids can wear their bathing suits to play in the splash pad.
Bring a towel or 2 to dry off.

Hours of Operation: 
365 Days a year
10:00 AM- 12:00 AM

Cost:
Free


Dr. Phillips Splash Pad

Dr. Phillips Splash Pad

Dr. Phillips Splash Pad
8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836

www.drphillips.org/making-impact/our-community/dr-p-phillips-community-park

An interactive water filled area. Water spouts, cannons and more! Fun for the younger kids. There is also a playground and picnic areas.

Personal Recommendations:
Bring your own food and drinks.
Bring Towels and SPF
There is a public bathroom.

Hours of Operation: (Weather Permitting)
Summer Every Day: 10 AM to 2 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM
Winter: Monday-Sunday 10 AM to 2 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM 

Cost:
$1.00 Per Person June through August.
$1.00 Per Person every weekend March through October.


Holding Sweetie Pie at the Environmental Center

Holding Sweetie Pie at the Environmental Center

Environmental Center
2985 Osprey Trail Longwood, Florida 32750

www.scps.k12.fl.us/environmentalcenter/Home.aspx

The Environmental Center needs our help to keep it's doors open. The first time I visited here was on a 5th grade field trip with my son. There are two portions of the field trip dry day and wet day. I went on the dry day. While there we took a class and visited the Natural History Museum. There are plenty of places to picnic. There are also Trails that wind through 5 natural habitats and lead to an awesome view of Lake Jesup. The classes are reserved for field trips but the trails only will keep you busy.

Personal Recommendations:
Bring water.
Wear Comfy clothes and shoes
Bring your own food and drinks.
There are public restrooms.
Make a donation.

Hours of Operation: (Weather Permitting)
365 days a year from sunrise to sunset

Cost:
FREE


Family Game Night

Playing Parade-opoly

Playing Parade-opoly

Most of us own a few games. No, not those electronic video games with the clicky controllers. You know, old school style games with a board and tokens and play money. Like, Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, Yahtzee and many other classics! Gather up your family and declare a Family Game Night. Pick a few board games to play together. Offer prizes and bragging rights to the winners. You could even raise the stakes for the winner to remove weekly chores or possibly lessen a grounding from two weeks to one. Anything that'll work to bring your family together for a couple hours to sit and play games. Family Game Night is a great rainy day activity. 


Fishing
Various Locations

myfwc.com/conservation/freshwater/fish-orlando

There are so many places to fish in Orlando it's almost ridiculous. Most parks, hotels and beaches have fishing areas. If you don't have your own rod and tackle a quick trip to Walmart and less than $20 should get you a cane pole, hooks and worms at the very least. You can also buy your fishing license there as well. Be sure to visit the website above for public fishing locations and times.


Flying kites in our backyard

Flying kites in our backyard

Fly A Kite!

There are so many public parks and beach areas that you can enjoy spending time out doors. My kids love to fly kites. I love it because it's a cheap activity to do outside! We go to the dollar bins at local stores and pick up a few kites for cheap and then it's time to fly. See who's kite flies the highest and who's kite goes down first. Which kite will be eaten by a tree? Enjoy the peacefulness of flying kites as a family. Pack a picnic lunch and a wiffle bat and ball or a football and you've scored a good couple hours out of the house making memories!


In front of the Gaylord Palms Orlando

In front of the Gaylord Palms Orlando

Gaylord Palms Resort
6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746

www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcogp-gaylord-palms-resort-and-convention-center

In the Everglades at Gaylord Palms Resort

In the Everglades at Gaylord Palms Resort

This Hotel is amazing! Over the years they have added a huge Water Park open to hotel guests only. Bummer for those of us who don't want to drop $200.00 or more a night to stay there. Even so, there are a bunch of other FREE things to do at this hotel! Visit the Sawgrass Place where there are snakes and baby alligators. In the Gator Springs there are juvenile gators and turtles to watch. At the Key West there are daily fish feedings. See the Flagler College Bell Tower and read it's History. At the Catilla de San Marcos you can view a small scale replicas of original built in 1672. While there be sure to see the Treasures of the Atocha which were lost in 1622 and discovered in 1985. In the everglades you will enjoy Florida in a more natural state. In Key West you can see the S.S. Gaylord, a 60-foot schooner and a 161,000 gallon Lagoon filled with snapper, stingrays tarpon and more!

Hours of Operation:
Open Year round

Key West Fish feedings at 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

See an alligator hatch-ling up close on Monday, Wednesday and Friday right after the Key West fish feedings.

Alligator Feedings 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday.

Cost:
Parking is $10 to $20 can be validated if you dine at a restaurant but eating here can be pricey.

Touring the hotel and watching the feedings is FREE!


Found a Cache in Altamonte Springs

Found a Cache in Altamonte Springs

GeoCaching
www.geocaching.com

Download the App

A real-world Treasure Hunt happening right now all around the world. Navigate to a set of GPS coordinates and then find the geocache container hidden in that location.
Caches can be all sizes colors and shapes. Every Cache has at least a logsheet or logbook for you to sign. Some larger Caches have small trinkets to take and replace with something of equal value. Most Caches are hidden in wooded or natural areas. There is always a chance of danger so stay aware of your surroundings.

Personal Recommendations:
Download the App
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Buy Trash Grabbers and rubber gloves at the dollar store. This way you can search safer and pick things up without touching them.
Buy small trinkets at the Dollar Store so you have replacement trinkets if you score some loot.
Bring water.
Bring Hand Sanatizer
Bring a Pen.
*Be prepared that you may not find every cache. That is o.k. it is a treasure hunt.


Mt. Dora Playground

Mt. Dora Playground

Gilbert Park in Mount Dora
310 S Tremain St, Mount Dora

Watch your kids' eyes widen when they see all the stuff this park has to do. There's a cool maze-like wooden castle to climb and a second playground that includes numerous slides, a mini-rock-climbing wall and a bridge. In addition, there's a covered picnic pavilion and the shores of Lake Dora are in view. Adjacent Palm Island park is home to nature walks, a lighthouse, a fishing dock and a boat ramp. Public Restrooms and a Picnic Pavilion are also available.

Hours of Operation:
Sunrise to Sunset

Cost:
FREE!


Give Kids the World Gingerbread House

Give Kids the World Gingerbread House

Give Kids the World- Volunteering
210 South Bass Road Kissimmee, FL 34746 

www.gktw.org

Give Kids The World depends on volunteers, known as Angels, to fulfill hundreds of volunteer shifts every day. Whether you're in the Central Florida area, interested in a volunteer vacation, or are a former wish family wanting to give back, then you are invited to be a part of the GKTW family! Kids have to be at least 12 and a Parental Agreement needs to be signed for ages 12-17. There are so many places to volunteer. I hope you are able to give some time here.

You can apply online here.


Chasing Chickens at Green Meadows Farm

Chasing Chickens at Green Meadows Farm

Green Meadows Farm
1368 South Poinciana Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34746

greenmeadowsfarm.com

Bella the milk cow and Elmer the water buffalo live at Green Meadows Farm along with a small village of 300 tame animals, including pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, and other barnyard animals. Orlando's family-oriented petting farm lets youngsters ride ponies, milk cows, feed sheep and pot belly pigs, take a hay ride, and ride a train.

Hours of Operation:
Open 364 days a year from 9:30 AM- 4:00 PM 

Cost:
General Admission (Age 13 - Adult) $23
Florida Resident $21
Age 3-12 $20
Age 2 $5


Idea Garden at Leu Gardens

Idea Garden at Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens Free Mondays
1920 North Forest Avenue Orlando, FL

www.leugardens.org

The first Monday of each month is free admission! Explore an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis on a self guided tour. There is a beautiful Rose Garden that boasts hundreds of colorful rose blooms. The Idea Gardens are fun to explore because the plants there are unique. The butterfly garden is a favorite with my kids. Butterflies everywhere! 

If you have younger children there is a FREE story time offered as well.

Personal Recommendations:
Parking lot is small arrive early to get a good spot.
Bring plenty of water and SPF.
You can take as many pictures as you like. 
Ask your kids to pick out their favorite plants or flowers in each garden and take a picture of them by it.
Take time to read the information plaques. There is so much history there.
Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and find a cozy spot next to the big tree by the entrance.

Hours of Operation:
Open 364 days a year from 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM 

Story time:
10:00  – 10:15 a.m. Infant Time (up to 18 months)
10:20  – 10:35 a.m. Toddler Time (18 months to 2 year olds)
10:40  – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Time (3 to 5 year olds)

Cost:
First Monday of Every Month is FREE!

 


Built an airplane at Home Depot

Built an airplane at Home Depot

Home Depot Kid Workshops
Various Locations

workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops?cm_sp=vanity-_-Kidsworkshops-_-DEC13

FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 - 12
All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.
Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
To ensure a spot you can register online.

Hours of Operation:
Select Saturdays 9:00 AM- 12:00PM (noon)

Cost:
FREE 


Pirate Ship at International Palms Cocoa Beach

Pirate Ship at International Palms Cocoa Beach

International Palms Cocoa Beach
1300 North Atlantic Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

www.internationalpalmscocoabeach.com

Pirate Ship Splash Pool Area

Pirate Ship Splash Pool Area

We stayed at this hotel a handful of times when the kids were younger. The hotel is beachfront and has a decent pool. Most rooms are not beachfront. But the walk to the beach is short.

Our kids loved the Pirate Ship Splash Pool area. There are a couple slides and a soft whale and turtle, water canons and of course and awesome pirate ship!

The rooms are decent and you can usually score cheap rates on many booking sites. We usualy pay $50-$60 a night for a room. Not bad at all! Make sure to visit Ron Johns Surf Shop while your there too!


Indoor Gocarts at K1 Speed Orlando

Indoor Gocarts at K1 Speed Orlando

K1 Speed Orlando
9550 Parksouth Court, Suite 400 Orlando, FL 32837

www.k1speed.com/orlando-location.html

A fun indoor karting center for kids and kids at heart. Go carts are super fun and the courses are just tough enough to be a challenge for everyone. Speeds of up to 20 miles an hour for the juniors and 45 miles per hour for adults!

Personal Recommendations:
Helmets and Headsocks are provided
Wear comfy clothes and Closed Toed shoes
Height requirement for ADULT karts is 4ft 10in (58″).
All JUNIOR racers must be a minimum of 4ft (48″) tall to race.
No mixed JUNIOR and ADULT races.

Hours of Operation:
Open 365 days a year!
Monday- Thursday 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Saturday 10:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Sunday 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM
See website for special holiday hours

Cost:
1 Race- $19.99
Annual License $6.00


Rock Springs

Rock Springs

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


Kids Fringe 2014

Kids Fringe 2014

Kids Fringe
Held Outside the Mennello Museum for American Art
900 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803

orlandofringe.org/what/kids-fringe

Kick off the summer with Arts & Crafts galore! Kids Fringe is a special part of the Orlando Fringe Festival just for kids and families. Located in the beautiful sculpture gardens of The Mennello Museum of American Art, Kids Fringe offers performances by Fringe artists and local arts organizations, workshops and hands-on-art activities. Kids Fringe is free to all participants!

Personal Recommendations:
Bring Water and snacks
Wear Comfy clothes and shoes
There is usually a bounce house so wear or bring socks.
Make your mark with Fence Painting

Hours of Operation:
Usually held in the Summer. Check website for actual dates

Cost:
Parking is in the Science Center Garage and is $5.00 for the day
Free to walk the park trail, make crafts and more!
There are a handful of Food Vendors that cost money if you choose to eat there.


At Daytona Beach Krispy Kreme

At Daytona Beach Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme
Various Locations

www.krispykreme.com

Oh for that magical HOT NOW Sign to be brightly lit and beaming through the window as you pull up to Krispy Kreme... You know you about to taste Heaven On Earth. Step inside to one of the sweetest doughnut stores in the world! Watch these tasty treats being made from start to finish. No hidden back kitchens here. The baking and icing and cooling is done right in front of you. It's completely magical! ;) Pick any flavor doughnut you like but be sure to get at least one original glaze. When they are HOT NOW you can literally here chubby cherubs singing hallelujahs as you eat.


Feeding a Goose at Lake Eola

Feeding a Goose at Lake Eola

Lake Eola & Movieola
512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801

www.cityoforlando.net/parks/lake-eola-park

Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando.
The sidewalk that circles the lake is .9 miles in length. There is a playground and for quarters you can feed the many resident swans and other birds. On the weekends there are usually concerts or  plays in the Walt Disney Amphitheater. You can also rent swan-shaped paddle boats.

At night the fountain comes alive with a choreographed show set to music. The colors of the water and the musical themes change with the season. 

Movieola is a family friendly outdoor movie showing in the park for the Summer. It's completely free unless you want to purchase food.

Personal Recommendations:
Park in the parking garage by the Downtown Library and walk across the street to Lake Eola.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. There is a lot of walking.
Bring plenty of quarters. The birds love to eat!
Bring a blanket and picnic lunch so when you find the perfect spot you can eat and take in the view of downtown Orlando.

Movieola:
Bring blankets, chairs and snacks.
Be sure to arrive early to secure a spot and enjoy some of the pre-movie activities.

Hours of Operation:
Check Dates and Movie Schedule on Website.
Movies are shown on certain Friday Nights throughout the Summer.
Movies start at 8:00 PM

Cost:
Parking is hourly and can be between $5-$10 dollars depending on where you park
Free to walk and enjoy the sites
Movieola is free unless you want to buy snacks.


US Toy Lego Build for the Lego Movie

US Toy Lego Build for the Lego Movie

Lego Builds for FREE
Multiple Locations all year long! Dates and Times Vary.

Everyone young and old loves legos! There are bunches of ways to score FREE LEGOS all year long. Check out all these websites for times and dates:

The Lego Store at  Downtown Disney Marketplace
First Tuesday of every month they hold a FREE Lego Builds

US Toy Company in Apopka
You will want to sign up for their promotional emails to get the build dates.

Toys R Us Various Locations
Call once a month and ask if there is a Lego build

*All Lego builds are first come first serve. Due to the bricks popularity be prepared to wait an hour or more in line to score your precious Lego set. Snacks and drinks may help you along your wait. If you let your kids shop/play in the store while you wait it's a good idea to try to have them check in with you every so often. Some stores get packed and children safety should always be considered.


Let's Skate Orlando

Let's Skate Orlando

Let's Skate Orlando- Wednesday Cheap Skates
14207 Colonial Drive Winter Garden, Florida 34787

www.letsskateorlando.com

Roller Skating fun for the whole family! Large Roller skating rink with fun lights and popular music. Concession Stand is available for refreshments.

Personal Recommendations:
School Groups and Summer Camps frequent. Get there early
CASH Only
You are allowed to bring your own skates but it doesn't save you money.
No outside food or drink is allowed.
 

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday 11: 00 AM- 9:00 PM

Cost:
$6.00 per person includes skate rental


Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics
Various Locations

lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx

Build a wooden project and get a free apron, goggles, patch and more!
Walk ups are normally turned away due to high attendance. No biggie though, you can easily register before the date clinic date to reserve your spot. 

Hours of Operation:
Select Saturdays 10:00 AM

Cost:
FREE just register in advance online.


Mall at Millenia
4200 CONROY ROAD ORLANDO, FL 32839

www.mallatmillenia.com

Obviously a shopping mall isn't every ones favorite. But, what if the mall you were shopping at was epic? What if the stores you window shopped at were some of the top Fashion Brands in the world? Still not impressed? What if you had a Scavenger Hunt list to make it fun for everyone?!

I have created a 30 item scavenger hunt for you to use when visiting the mall. Of course you can use this scavenger hunt at any mall. But, why not use it at Orlando's most prestigious mall? It's up to you to find the items and it's up to you to make the judgement call of whether your items actually fit the descriptions. You can take pictures with each item or just simply mark the items off as you go. Either way a scavenger hunt is always a good time!


Mennello Museum

Mennello Museum

Mennello Museum of American Art
900 East Princeton Street Orlando, FL 32803

www.mennellomuseum.com

Tucked away on the shore of Lake Formosa in Loch Haven Park, the Mennello Museum of American Art is housed in what was once the private home of Howard Phillips, son of philanthropist Dr. P. Phillips. The intimate museum uses its gallery spaces to showcase changing exhibitions featuring American art of all genres and time periods, including originally curated and traveling shows.

Hours of Operation:

Closed Mondays

Tuesday-Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday
Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Closed major holidays

Cost:
Adults $5.00
Children ages 6 through 18 $1.00
Children under age 6 Free

 


Riding the dino at Monkey Joes

Riding the dino at Monkey Joes

Monkey Joes

Winter Park
5471 Lake Howell Road Winter Park, FL 32792

Pointe Orlando
9101 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819

www.monkeyjoes.com

FUN FUN FUN! Tons of different inflatables to jump, slide and play on. The soothing sounds of the inflatables' fans always keeps my calm while the kids run like well, monkeys from one place to the other climbing and sliding every which way. I have to admit, I have had fun racing down a few slides to try to beat my little ones to the bottom. There is a toddler jumping area and a parent area with wifi and a TV.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thr 10:30-8
Fri 10:30-10
Sat 10-10
Sun 11-8

Cost:
$10.99 per Child
Adults are FREE!
$6.99 Children 2 and under if playing
Wednesdays are BOGO in the summer. Call ahead to double check first.


Nerf Gun Fight

A few years ago I was out shopping by myself and found a great deal on Nerf Guns. So I bought them all. Then I called my brother and sister and we all showed up at my house like assassins and started the largest Nerf Gun Battle ever! Epic!!! My kids ran to their rooms and grabbed all their Nerf guns and war raged for a couple of hours. Lot's of laughing and hiding and running and tons of fun memories. So, gather your Nerf guns and ammo and declare a Nerf war in your house soon! 

Here are a few online store to by new Nerf supplies:

Target

Toys R Us

Walmart

 


Boogie Boarding at NSB

Boogie Boarding at NSB

New Smyrna Beach
 210 Sams Ave. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 

www.cityofnsb.com

New Smyrna Beach NSB is a staple in our family. Almost every time we go to the beach we head here.

Personal Recommendations:
Bring cash for beach parking and food vendors
Drive and park on the Beach.

Or Park in the lot at 27th Avenue.
Amenities at the 3.4-acre park include a boardwalk, basketball and racquetball courts, picnic area and pavilion, fishing and swimming on the beach, restrooms and a children’s playground. The oceanfront park at the intersection of 27th Avenue and A1A/Atlantic Avenue on New Smyrna Beach’s south beach area, 3701 S Atlantic Avenue.

Bring Food and Plenty of Water, Beach Toys, Towels and Chairs
Protect your skin wear sunblock.
On the way home a stop at FROZEN GOLD Icecream Shop is a must.
They accept Cash Only and shoes and shirts are required inside

Hours of Operation:
Sunrise-Sunset

Cost:
Parking on the beach is at least $5 sometimes more
Parking in lots is usually FREE! 


Old Spanish Sugar Mill

Old Spanish Sugar Mill

Old Spanish Sugar Mill
601 Ponce De Leon Blvd. De Leon Springs, FL 32130

www.oldspanishsugarmill.com

About to Griddle Pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill

About to Griddle Pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill

The Old Spanish Sugar Mill sits beside the spring named for the legendary explorer Ponce De Leon. Originally constructed in the 1830’s to crush sugar cane utilizing the power of the 16 – 18 million gallons of water flowing from the spring daily, the mill features a 30 foot. undershot waterwheel. The mill was rebuilt around 1900.
At the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House restaurant you sit at tables with electric griddles in the center and make your own pancakes right on the griddles. There are different types of homemade pancake batters. After breakfast walk over to Ponce De Leon Springs. You can swim and snorkel in the year round 72 degrees spring. There are also hiking and nature trails and a playground close to the springs.

Hours of Operation:
Open Year Round
Serving :
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 8;00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas

Cost:
Entry Fee to the park is $6.00 per car up to 8 people.
$2.00 per additional person

Pancakes are $4.95 per person and are ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Side orders of meats, eggs, fruits, beverages range in price from $1.85- $2.50 depending on what you order.
Sandwiches and salads range from $4.00- $9.00
Canoe Rentals and Boat Tours cost extra


Courtroom set up for a wedding.

Courtroom set up for a wedding.

Orange County Regional History Center
65 East Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801

thehistorycenter.org

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, the History Center offers four floors of dynamic permanent exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida history. The smart, surprising fun continues with limited-run and nationally-run traveling exhibitions scheduled throughout the year.

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Saturday 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Sunday Noon- 5:00 PM

Cost:
Parking- FREE
Adult- $12.00
Child- $9.00
4 & Under- Free
*Prices can fluctuate due to traveling exhibits or special events


Kids Town Treehouse

Kids Town Treehouse

On the Science Center Roof at the Crosby Oberservatory  

On the Science Center Roof at the Crosby Oberservatory

 

Orlando Science Center
777 E. Princeton Street • Orlando, Florida 32803
 

www.osc.org

Four Levels of Science Fun!! Staples include:
Nature Works: Up close views and live feedings of Alligators, Turtles, Fish, Snakes and more! 
Dino Digs: Prehistoric Dinosaur Skeletons and a Dig Pit to uncover fossils for yourself.
Kids Town: Work in the Orange Groves, Play in the Treehouse, Float Boats at the Waterfall and much more!
So many other exhibits, science stations and movies offered everyday!
1 Hollywood Movie, Cinedome and Giant Screen Films are all included with Admission!!!

Personal Recommendations:
Avoid the Weekends!
Go on Thursday or Friday. The Science Center offers Hollywood Movies like Home, Lego Movie and more!
Plan your day before you go. Visit the website and look at the daily schedule for movie times and special activities.
Eat at lunch at an off time there is a Subway located on Level 1.
Watch at least one show at the CineDome.
Watch a 3D Movie.

Hours of Operation:
Monday:    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday:    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday:    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday    10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday    10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Orlando Science Center is open on most major holidays except for:
Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Cost:
Parking- $5.00
Adult- $19.00
Child- $13.00
2 & Under- Free
*Prices can fluctuate due to traveling exhibits or special events


Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop on Park Aveue Winter Park

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop on Park Aveue Winter Park

Park Avenue in Winter Park

Koi ponds on Park Avenue Winter Park

Koi ponds on Park Avenue Winter Park

experienceparkavenue.com

There is so much to see and do on Park Avenue in Winter Park, FL. Window Shop, picnic in Central Park park, people watch and more! On Saturdays there is a Farmers Market. Be sure to check out the rose garden by the Sunrail and the huge koi fish in their ponds inside the store halls.

Cost:
Free unless you buy something.


Picture Show at Altamonte

Picture Show at Altamonte

Picture Show at Altamonte Springs
130 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

www.pictureshowent.com/home-altamonte-springs

Watch some of the most recently released movies for cheap!

Personal Recommendations:
Park behind the building. Yes, drive behind the building like you are making a UPS delivery and you will find the Theater Parking Lot and entrance.
Go to an early viewing
Arrive early or purchase tickets online.
Buy the Large Popcorn/Large Coke deal and ask for complimentary Chip Trays or Hot Dog Bags to separate popcorn per person.
With this deal the large popcorn is a one time free refill.

Hours of Operation:
11:30 AM- 10:30 PM
Movie times vary.

Cost:
All Movies $1.75 per person
Tuesdays All Movies $1.00

All 3D Movies $1.75 upcharge


Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
4931 South Peninsula Drive - Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
 

ponceinlet.org

As the largest Lighthouse in Florida this lighthouse is 203 steps to the top.  Although built in 1887 it is now restored and labeled a National Historic Landmark. The view from the top is so beautiful and satisfying. Pictures up there mark the fact that you made it to the top! There is also an entire self guided tour through exhibit buildings and a Garden/Nature Walk. When you have taken in all the sites drive a couple miles back towards the beach and spend the day.

Personal Recommendations:
Arrive when it opens
Climb the Lighthouse First
Take lots of pictures from the top!
Try to spot Nelly the resident Lighthouse Cat
Use the Winterhaven Park Beach access. It's FREE Beach front parking. Offers restrooms, showers and a boardwalk to the beach.

Making our way back down from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

Making our way back down from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

Hours of Operation:
The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is open to the public seven days a week with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Normal Hours of operation are:
Sept 2, 2014 - May 22, 2015: Open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
(last admission at 5:00)
May 23, 2015 - Sept 7, 2015: Open from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
(last admission at 8:00)

Cost:
Adult- $5.00
Children (11 & Under)- $1.50
Infants (Newborn to 2)- Free with paying adult

Discounts: Check out ponceinlet.org/coupon for special deals off admission


Picnicing at the water fountain at Winter Park

Picnicing at the water fountain at Winter Park

Popcorn Flicks in the Park
251 S. Park Avenue Winter Park Fl.

www.enzian.org/film/popcorn_flicks

Popcorn Flicks features classic films for the whole family. Popcorn Flicks are usually held on the second Thursday of each month. The films are FREE and open to the public. You are encouraged to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks.

Hours of Operation:
Please visit the website for actual dates and times.
Usually held on the 2nd Thursday of Each Month.
Movies are schedules to start at 8:00 PM but may not start until sunset to provide an optimal viewing experience.
Movies can get rained out

Cost:
FREE


At the Downtown Library

At the Downtown Library

Public Libraries
Various Locations

Orange County Library System Website

Seminole County Library System Website

Local Libraries are great indoor fun! There are weekly events and childrens readings all open to the public. During the summer months the activites double in fun and even include special guests like Gatorland animals and hands on Wacky Science experiments. Make sure to visit the websites for dates and locations.

Cost:
FREE


With the Radisson Parrot

With the Radisson Parrot

Radisson Celebration
2900 Parkway Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34747

www.radisson.com/kissimmee-hotel-fl-34747/flkissim

We have stayed at this hotel a handful of times. The hotel is close to Celebration and Downtown Disney. Our kids love the pool slide and the waterfall. There are two pools. One has salt water in it. They show pool side movies on the weekends too! The rooms are decent and you can usually score cheap rates on many booking sites. 


Ice Skating at RDV

Ice Skating at RDV

RDV Ice Den 
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando, FL 32810

www.mvpsportsclubs.com/florida-orlando-rdv-sportsplex-ice-den

Personal Recommendations:
Visit the website before you go to see pricing and hours
Arrive 15 mins early
No outside food or drink
Go in the summer months during the C Time Slot and get discounted prices
It's chilly! Wear long pants, long sleeves, socks and gloves.

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week
Times Vary

Cost:
Admission Price per Time Slot
A) $6.90 per person
B) $9.72 per person
C) $3.75 per person
Skate Rental Fee is $3.38 per person
Concession Food is additional cost

 


Dodge Ball at Rebounderz

Dodge Ball at Rebounderz

Rebounderz
Various Locations

rebounderz.com

Family and Fitness come together in a fun jumping atmosphere! This trampoline arena is fun for the whole family. You can jump, play dodge ball, basketball and even do flips into the foam pits. There is also an arcade with prizes and a concession stand.

Personal Recommendations:
You will need to purchase Rebounderz Brand Socks
There is a waiver that needs to be completed for everyone who jumps. You can fill it out on line before you go to save time.
Check the website for special family night deals to save money.

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday 11:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM- 11:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM- 11:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM- 8:00PM

Cost:
Rebounderz Special Jump Socks $3.00 a pair
30 Minutes of Jump Time: $8.00
60 Minutes of Jump Time: $14.00
90 Minutes of Jump Time: $20.00

Additional hour: $10.00

Arcade costs extra


Movie Theater

Movie Theater

Regal Summer Movie Express 
Wekiva River Walk Theater: 2141 N. Semoran Blvd., Apopka FL 32703
Winter Park Village Stadium: 510 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park FL 32789

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

 


Shady Park Splash Fountain and Community Pool
721 W. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL

cityofwinterpark.org/departments/parks-recreation/recreation-sports/community-center

Shady Park is home to a few fun things to do! There is a Splash Fountain. There is also a Neos Wall Electronic Play System that has 9 different games. Most importantly the zero entry pool with splash features where you can cool off on a hot Florida Day. Ther pool reaches a maximum depth of just under 5 feet. Check the website for Monthly Dive-In Movie dates and times as well!

Hours:
 The pool is a seasonal amenity that opens in May 3 and closes the last weekend in September. 

May 3-June 6
Monday-Friday Closed
Saturday 12pm-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

June 7-August 15
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
Saturday 12pm-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

August 16-September 27
Monday-Friday Closed
Saturday 12pm-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

Cost:
Splash Fountain and Park Area are FREE

Community Pool: 
$2.00 per resident
$4.00 per non-resident.
10 visit Passes and Family Season Passes are available as well.

 


Oviedo Splash Zone

Oviedo Splash Zone

Splash Zone
Aquatic Facility 148 Oviedo Blvd Oviedo, FL 32765

www.cityofoviedo.net/node/1448

Hours of Operation:

Spring May 3, 2015- May 31 2015
M-F: Closed
Saturday: 12 - 5pm
Sunday 12 - 6pm

Summer June 1, 2015 - August 23, 2015 -
All Summer long on Tuesday and Thursday mornings the Splash Zone
will open to Residents Only from 11:00am-12:00pm.
M - F: 12-4pm
Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Fall August 24, 2015 - September 27, 2015
M - F: Closed
Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Winter September 28, 2015 - April 29, 2016
Closed - seasonal pool

Cost:
$4.00 per person Oviedo City Resident
$6.00
per person Oviedo City Non-Resident Member
$9.00 
per person No Resident


Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats Taco Tuesday
tijuanaflats.com/location

Two Tacos, Chips and Drink for $5.49 plus Tax Kids meals start at $4.50 and come with  entree, chips, candy or applesauce and a drink!

Cost:
Starts at $5.49 plus tax per person.

Kids Starts at $4.50 plus tax per person.


Headed to the Water slides at Buccaneer Bay

Headed to the Water slides at Buccaneer Bay

Weeki Wachee Springs
6131 Commercial Way Spring Hill, FL 34606 

www.weekiwachee.com

Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring and the only one of it's kind in the world! Here you can enjoy Buccaneer Bay with water slides, diving platform and splash pad. There is also a Free 30 min. Boat Tour and plenty of picture opportunities. There are also Animal Encounters that include up close glimpses of alligators, snakes and more! All of this and yet the main reason to visit Weeki Wachi is the REAL LIFE MERMAIDS! There are daily shows in the underground Mermaid Theater.

Personal Recommendations:
Check Show Times on the website and plan your day ahead.
Shows fill up quick be sure to get there early.
You can bring a Cooler of food and drinks. Just no Glass items.

Hours of Operation:
Open daily from 9 AM to 5:30 AM

Cost:
Adult- $13.00
Child Ages 6-12- $8.00
Children 5 and Under are Free!

Parking is Free!


Wooton Splash Park

Wooton Splash Park

Wooton Park & Splash Park
100 E. Ruby Street Tavares, FL 32778

www.tavares.org/facilities/facility/details/Childrens-Splash-Park-21

This fun Splash Park is perfect for younger kids. There is a small slide and plenty of splashing water. Even parents standing on the sidelines can get pretty wet! 

Personal Recommendations:
Max Occupancy is 59 so arrive early
Great for small children
Wear Comfortable clothes and shoes so you can play in the wooden playground.
Bring your own lunch and eat at the pavilion

Hours of Operation:
Open daily from April through Labor Day, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.Closed October through March.

Cost:
$2 per person. Anyone who enters.