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)


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

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.

Testing out the 4 wheelers

Testing out the 4 wheelers

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.


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.

1/2 Price Game Wednesdays at Dave & Busters

1/2 Price Game Wednesdays at Dave & Busters

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:
$12.00- 60 Chips
$23.00- 123 Chips
$29.00- 170 Chips
$40.00- 250 Chips
$56.00- 375 Chips
Mega Play
$75.00- 550 Chips
$100.00- 750 Chips


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.


Hello Kitty Store at Mall at Millenia

Hello Kitty Store at Mall at Millenia

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?!

DOWNLOAD MALL SCAVENGER HUNT PDF

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!


Riding the dino in the toddler area at Monkey Joes

Riding the dino in the toddler area at Monkey Joes

Monkey Joes

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.