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)

About to pick out their favorite cupcake!

About to pick out their favorite cupcake!

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

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

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.

About $3.00 per cupcake

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


Wooton Splash Park

Wooton Splash Park

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

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.

$2 per person. Anyone who enters.