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Kids Weekend Guide - Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando Feb. 16 - 18, 2024

Updated: Feb 14

Keeping the kids amused in Orlando can be an expensive affair, but relax, because not everything is gonna break the bank! Here at Gotta Go Orlando we bring you the best free and cheap events and things to do with the kids.


The Best Events & Things To Do in Orlando in January

Free & Cheap Things To Do With The Kids

There's tons of family-friendly events and things to do in Orlando every weekend that won't break the bank, and every weekend we select the best free and cheap things to do with the kids.


Whatever the family decide to do this weekend in Orlando, have a great time, and remember to to keep up with the latest news on events, and things to do in Central Florida by signing up for the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


Weekend FREE Events and Things To Do in Orlando Feb. 16 - 18, 2024


Before attending events, please contact the event organizer to confirm that the event is taking place as changes, and cancellations can occur.


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2024



Florida State Fair
February 8 - 19

The Florida State Fair takes place at the Florida Sate Fairgeounds in Tampa, and boasts the largest Midway in the USA, plus shopping, food, livestock, non stop entertainment, and so much more, including racing pigs.


Osceola County Fair 2024
February 9 - 18

The Osceola County Fair is back February 9-18, 2024 at Osceola Heritage Park!

Celebrating its 80th year, Osceola County’s largest event will feature amusement rides, games, exciting exhibits, livestock shows, scrumptious fair food, and a demolition derby.

Tell your friends, tell your family, it’s the 80th Osceola County Fair at Osceola Heritage Park!



152nd Silver Spurs Rodeo
February 15 - 18

One of Osceola County’s longest and most treasured traditions celebrates 80 years of dirt-pounding action. The Silver Spurs Rodeo is hosted every 3rd weekend in February, this event features all seven traditional rodeo events: bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. In between all the rodeo action, there will be an act by a rodeo clown and our famous Silver Spurs Quadrille team, who perform a square dance on horseback. Well known as one of the best indoor rodeos of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the Silver Spurs Rodeo in February draws contestants from all over the nation.



Orlando Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty
February 15 - 18

One kiss — that’s all it took to awaken Princess Aurora from her century-long slumber and to meet her handsome Prince Desire. The Sleeping Beauty is timeless and cherished, which is why choreographer Christopher Stowell chose to retell through dance one of the world’s favorite fairy tales. Stowell’s choreography has a human touch that ushers the audience to a happy ending after its journey through good versus evil and love conquering over revenge. Stowell’s dance is calibrated precisely with the lush and sweeping music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Get tickets now.


Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival
February 16 - 18

Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival is family-friendly event that celebrates Scottish culture and is packed with lots of fun and entertainment for everyone. The festival features bagpipers, highland athletics, Celtic music, highland dancing, a tartan parade, contests, kids’ activities, food, merchandise vendors, and more at Elizabeth Evans Park.



Celebrate Lake Mary
February 16 - 17

Celebrate Lake Mary’s Festival on the Oval is at Oval Park located at 900 International Parkway, Lake Mary, this free event features the Jonnie Morgan Band and our headliner "SISTER HAZEL" for this annual event aimed at bringing a weekend of live music, craft drinks, food, and more to the City of Lake Mary!


Camp Wewa Movie Night featuring Barbie
February 16

The City of Apopka is hosting Camp Wewa Movie Night featuring Barbie. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Movie will begin at dusk. Admission is $10 per vehicle (online registration required)


Movie in the Park Clifford the Big Red Dog
February 16

Free Movie Night in The Park, at The Oviedo Amphitheatre in Center Lake Park! The movie begins at "dusk" (approximately 6:15) February 2024 featured movie is "CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG". Remember to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. FREE POPCORN will be provided by Bosely Group.


Movie in the Park in Longwood

February 16

Watch a free movie at Reiter Park, 311 W Warren Ave. on Friday, February 16. Bring your family and friends, and don’t forget to pack a blanket, chair, and/or snacks. The movies begin at 7 pm and the featured movie is Trolls World Tour.


Movies Under the Stars in Clermont
February 16

The Clermont Parks and Recreation Department is bringing you great movies and awesome family fun. Join them at Waterfront Park for free movies under the Highlander pavilion. Bring chairs or a blanket.  Movies begin at 7 pm.



Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Old Town Kissimmee

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Every Friday

Join the heart pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horse power for our Muscle Car Show every Friday night at Old Town in Kissimmee. The Friday Muscle Car Show will begin at 3:00pm and the qualifications are show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm and all cars registered can participate.



 


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2024


Fun Spot's HUGE Mardi Gras Event
February 17 - March 30, 2024

Fun Spot is all jazzed up for a spectacular Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando and Kissimmee! Experience the spirit of New Orleans right here in Florida as you indulge in mouth-watering Mardi Gras flavors. Snap your best moments at our themed Foto Spots, and don't miss the Children’s Parade taking place every Saturday in Orlando & Kissimmee at 4 pm. Don’t miss all the fun, food and festivity.


Giraffes Can’t Dance, The Musical
Saturday - Sunday, January 29 - February 25

Giraffes Can’t Dance takes the Orlando Family Stage as our first professional production of the New Year. Gerald the giraffe has a problem. All the other animals seem to know how to dance. The warthogs can waltz, the rhinos can rock ‘n’ roll, even the chimps can cha-cha! Gerald, with his long neck and skinny legs, thinks he cannot dance. That is, until he discovers that “sometimes when you’re different, you just need a different song.” Based on the bestselling picture book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, this new musical with original songs will transport you to Africa where you will encounter a cast of characters guaranteed to make you laugh- and think! Most of all, Gerald’s story will remind you that we all can dance when we find the music we love.


Florida State Fair
February 8 - 19

The Florida State Fair takes place at the Florida Sate Fairgeounds in Tampa, and boasts the largest Midway in the USA, plus shopping, food, livestock, non stop entertainment, and so much more, including racing pigs!


Osceola County Fair 2024
February 9 - 18

The Osceola County Fair is back February 9-18, 2024 at Osceola Heritage Park!

Celebrating its 80th year, Osceola County’s largest event will feature amusement rides, games, exciting exhibits, livestock shows, scrumptious fair food, and a demolition derby.

Tell your friends, tell your family, it’s the 80th Osceola County Fair at Osceola Heritage Park!


152nd Silver Spurs Rodeo
February 15 - 18

One of Osceola County’s longest and most treasured traditions celebrates 80 years of dirt-pounding action. The Silver Spurs Rodeo is hosted every 3rd weekend in February, this event features all seven traditional rodeo events: bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. In between all the rodeo action, there will be an act by a rodeo clown and our famous Silver Spurs Quadrille team, who perform a square dance on horseback. Well known as one of the best indoor rodeos of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the Silver Spurs Rodeo in February draws contestants from all over the nation.


Orlando Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty
February 15 - 18

One kiss — that’s all it took to awaken Princess Aurora from her century-long slumber and to meet her handsome Prince Desire. The Sleeping Beauty is timeless and cherished, which is why choreographer Christopher Stowell chose to retell through dance one of the world’s favorite fairy tales. Stowell’s choreography has a human touch that ushers the audience to a happy ending after its journey through good versus evil and love conquering over revenge. Stowell’s dance is calibrated precisely with the lush and sweeping music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Get tickets now.



Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival
February 16 - 18

Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival is family-friendly event that celebrates Scottish culture and is packed with lots of fun and entertainment for everyone. The festival features bagpipers, highland athletics, Celtic music, highland dancing, a tartan parade, contests, kids’ activities, food, merchandise vendors, and more at Elizabeth Evans Park.


Celebrate Lake Mary
February 16 - 17

Celebrate Lake Mary’s Festival on the Oval is at Oval Park located at 900 International Parkway, Lake Mary, this free event features the Jonnie Morgan Band and our headliner "SISTER HAZEL" for this annual event aimed at bringing a weekend of live music, craft drinks, food, and more to the City of Lake Mary!



Spark STEM Fest
February 17 - 19

Orlando Science Center’s most popular multi-day event known as Otronicon has evolved to Spark STEM Fest! The event resides at the crossroads of inspiration and engagement, igniting curiosity in STEM careers, empowering meaningful connections between the public and STEM professionals, and building excitement for the possibilities that lie ahead.


Fun Box at The Florida Mall
Saturday - Sunday, February 17 - 25

If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out FUNBOX at The Florida Mall. FUNBOX is 25,000 square feet of inflatable fun containing 10 play zones and an obstacle course. The play area was designed for kids, but of course it's tons of fun for adults too, with lots of photos ops!


Avalon SpringFest
February 17

Avalon SpringFest features a Taiwanese food court, kung fu, Japanese drumming, Vietnamese culture and education, Korean folk dances, Asian instrumental music, food trucks, arts and crafts, and more.


Apopka Police Department's Cookies & Milk with Cops
February 17

Join the Apopka Police Department at the North Orange Branch Library (1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka, FL 32703) on the third Saturday of the month for Storytime, arts and crafts, and cookies and milk provided by LCL Food Services (McDonald's).



The 10th Annual Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party
February 17

Grab your beads on Saturday, February 17, 4-9pm and come enjoy the 10th Annual Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party in the ‘Famous L’ between Celery City Craft and West End Trading Co. in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford!


City of Ocoee's Block Party
February 17

You’re invited to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Healthy West Orange Wellness Park with an Ocoee Block Party! Enjoy fitness activities, a rock-climbing wall, food trucks, health resources, & music performances! Take a walk around the ponds, enjoy the views on the boardwalk, and meet our awesome local health partners. Admission is FREE and open to all ages! Dogs are welcome, please have them leashed.


Hamlin Cruise-In
February 17

Enjo an incredible evening filled with family fun, music beats, and cash prizes at the Hamlin Cruise-In, showcasing cars from 1990 and older! The Hamlin Cruise-In will take place in the Lake District, streetside between Ford’s Garage & Cinépolis Luxury Theatre.


Disney Springs Kids Club

Disney Springs Kids Club
Every Saturday

Dance, play and be entertained at engaging shows for kids of all ages at the Disney Springs Kids Club, taking place every Saturday. Free Entertainment and Free Parking.


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Every Saturday

Join Old Town in Kissimmee every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida. The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00pm and welcomes show-quality 1985 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm. The event is free for participants and free for the public to attend.


Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Every Saturday

Live on the Lawn is your Saturday oasis to relax and recharge while listening to live music and playing lawn games with family and friends. Join Lake Nona from 11 am – 3 pm every Saturday!


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Every Saturday

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to Show Car Saturday Nights. All makes and models are welcome and displayed along Margaritaville Boulevard.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy the music of DJ Scotty B while admiring an amazing collection of classic to modern automobiles, with live bands performing on the Promenade Plaza Stage nightly.



 


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2024


Fun Spot's HUGE Mardi Gras Event
February 17 - March 30, 2024

Fun Spot is all jazzed up for a spectacular Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando and Kissimmee! Experience the spirit of New Orleans right here in Florida as you indulge in mouth-watering Mardi Gras flavors. Snap your best moments at our themed Foto Spots, and don't miss the Children’s Parade taking place every Saturday in Orlando & Kissimmee at 4 pm. Don’t miss all the fun, food and festivity.


Giraffes Can’t Dance, The Musical
Saturday - Sunday, January 29 - February 25

Giraffes Can’t Dance takes the Orlando Family Stage as our first professional production of the New Year. Gerald the giraffe has a problem. All the other animals seem to know how to dance. The warthogs can waltz, the rhinos can rock ‘n’ roll, even the chimps can cha-cha! Gerald, with his long neck and skinny legs, thinks he cannot dance. That is, until he discovers that “sometimes when you’re different, you just need a different song.” Based on the bestselling picture book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, this new musical with original songs will transport you to Africa where you will encounter a cast of characters guaranteed to make you laugh- and think! Most of all, Gerald’s story will remind you that we all can dance when we find the music we love.


Florida State Fair
February 8 - 19

The Florida State Fair takes place at the Florida Sate Fairgeounds in Tampa, and boasts the largest Midway in the USA, plus shopping, food, livestock, non stop entertainment, and so much more, including racing pigs!



Osceola County Fair 2024
February 9 - 18

The Osceola County Fair is back February 9-18, 2024 at Osceola Heritage Park!

Celebrating its 80th year, Osceola County’s largest event will feature amusement rides, games, exciting exhibits, livestock shows, scrumptious fair food, and a demolition derby.

Tell your friends, tell your family, it’s the 80th Osceola County Fair at Osceola Heritage Park!


152nd Silver Spurs Rodeo
February 15 - 18

One of Osceola County’s longest and most treasured traditions celebrates 80 years of dirt-pounding action. The Silver Spurs Rodeo is hosted every 3rd weekend in February, this event features all seven traditional rodeo events: bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. In between all the rodeo action, there will be an act by a rodeo clown and our famous Silver Spurs Quadrille team, who perform a square dance on horseback. Well known as one of the best indoor rodeos of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the Silver Spurs Rodeo in February draws contestants from all over the nation.


Orlando Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty
February 15 - 18

One kiss — that’s all it took to awaken Princess Aurora from her century-long slumber and to meet her handsome Prince Desire. The Sleeping Beauty is timeless and cherished, which is why choreographer Christopher Stowell chose to retell through dance one of the world’s favorite fairy tales. Stowell’s choreography has a human touch that ushers the audience to a happy ending after its journey through good versus evil and love conquering over revenge. Stowell’s dance is calibrated precisely with the lush and sweeping music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Get tickets now.



Spark STEM Fest
February 17 - 19

Orlando Science Center’s most popular multi-day event known as Otronicon has evolved to Spark STEM Fest! The event resides at the crossroads of inspiration and engagement, igniting curiosity in STEM careers, empowering meaningful connections between the public and STEM professionals, and building excitement for the possibilities that lie ahead.


Fun Box at The Florida Mall
Saturday - Sunday, February 17 - 25

If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out FUNBOX at The Florida Mall. FUNBOX is 25,000 square feet of inflatable fun containing 10 play zones and an obstacle course. The play area was designed for kids, but of course it's tons of fun for adults too, with lots of photos ops!



Milk Mart Lazy Lover's Market
February 18

Time to celebrate the inclusivity and diversity of all the different types of love! The Milk Mart's sweetest market at The Nook on Robinson is the perfect weekend day out with your partner, best friends, family, or pups! Featuring over 200 local artists, makers, vendors, and businesses to visit, there's something for everyone to love!


Bazaar Botanica Toon Town Market
February 18

Bazaar Botanica presents a celebration of Animation, Puppetry, claymation, and the wild and wacky characters from our youth! 30+ Local Artisans Showcasing Art, Vintage and Collectibles inspired by Cartoons, Animation, and Nostalgia! Puppet Shows All day! Starting at 2pm!


Kindred Pear Exchange Market
February 18

Enjoy the Kindred Pear Exchange Market at the Veranda in Thornton Park!


College Park Makers Market
February 18

Over 20 local makers, delicious bites, and live music at Good Crowd.


Food Truck Wars
February 18

30 Gourmet Food Trucks Competing for 4 Awards, Executive Judges - Live Music with Trickle Down - DJ Lex Lion. Free Admission - Beer Garden - Kids Zone - Laser Shows

а portion of proceeds benefit local charities through Rotary Club of Orlando. At

Luminary Green Park Orlando. Get info.



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Cheap & Free Things To Do With Kids Anytime!


It might surprise you to know but there really is so many amazing Free or Cheap Things To Do in Orlando with the kids that won't cost the world, and will allow you to keep yourself on budget and still enjoy so many fantastic and memorable experiences as a family.


Expore Orlando parks and gardens for free

Visit Orlando's beautiful Parks, Gardens, and Nature Trails

Orlando is blessed with an abundance of parks, gardens, and the chance to escape the tourists and enjoy the great outdoors where you'll get the chance to become one with nature.


The kids will love running around the parks, with many including splash pads, playgrounds, and more, or visit a nature trail and the entire family can delight in seeing a ton of birds and animals including a few gators, then everyone can get on their bikes and enjoy Orlando's bike trail, now... get outside and have fun!


Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is a must visit, located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake 0.9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running


Relax amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline and the gorgeous Lake Eola, enjoy the swans and other birds inhabiting the park, or you can check out a free concert, movie or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater.


Harry P Leu Gardens

Explore an amazing botanical oasis nearly 50-acres minutes from Downtown Orlando. Harry P Leu Gardens features landscaped grounds and lakes, with walking trails all shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias. Free entry days at Leu Gardens are offered on select Mondays throughout the year, check the website for details.


The UCF Arboretum

The Arboretum of the University of Central Florida is located on the main campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, United States. Covering 80 acres, it contains more than 600 species of plants, including more than 100 bromeliads, in cultivated gardens.


Lake Lotus Park

Lake Lotus Park is the City of Altamonte Springs’ nature preserve. The total area is approximately 150 acres, including 120 acres of woods and wetlands. The park is a diverse, natural habitat that provides limitless natural encounters with flora and fauna.


Oakland Nature Preserve

West of Orlando, just 30 minutes from the attractions and nestled between Winter Garden and Clermont in the beautiful Town of Oakland, lies a "hidden gem." Oakland Nature Preserve is a150-acre preserve offering environmental education and ecotourism activities for visitors of all ages.


Mead Botanical Garden

With 47 acres to explore in Winter Park, your senses will come alive with the sights, sounds, and scents of the garden. Mead Botanical Garden offers hiking trails, creek, boardwalk, tall pine trees, greenhouse, butterfly garden, and pond that’s home to turtles, fish and wading birds.


Kraft Azalea Garden

This 5.22-acre public garden is located on the shore of Lake Maitland and is open year round from 8 a.m. until dusk. Kraft Azalea Garden is a beautiful park is shaded by enormous cypress trees that add to the old Florida charm of the 13-acre property


Orlando Urban Trail

The Orlando Urban Trail is located near Downtown Orlando and is considered the spine of Orlando’s trail network.


The trail is approximately three miles long and runs from Lake Highland through Loch Haven Park, to Mead Garden in Winter Park. Highlights include connections to six lakes, Orlando Cultural Park, and the Gaston Edwards Trail.


West Orange Trail

The West Orange Trail is a 22-mile long multi-use rail trail. The paved trail passes through downtown Oakland, Winter Garden, and Apopka with most of its length built on old railroad alignments.


Lake Nona Sculpture Garden

The Lake Nona Sculpture Garden is a 50,000 square-foot outdoor space designed for the exploration and discovery of a distinguished selection of sculptures from one of the world’s largest private art collections, The Lewis Collection.


Orlando Wetlands Park

The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The Park is 1650 acres in size and located in Christmas, Florida. Visitors can visit the Park seven days a week, between sunrise and sunset, to enjoy primitive and passive activities including, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, and Guided Tours


Cranes Roost Park

Cranes Roost Park is at the heart of Uptown Altamonte surrounding Cranes Roost Lake. The lake is encircled by one mile of continuous walkway with benches and covered seating areas. Within the 45-acre park is a European-style plaza including a choreographed fountain show, a 62-foot picturesque tower and the Eddie Rose Amphitheater which features stadium-style seating and a one-of-a-kind floating stage.


The Seminole Wekiva Trail

The nearly 14 mile Seminole Wekiva Trail is a paved recreational trail that has been designated as one of Seminole County's Showcase Trails because of its length, beauty, and accommodation of many users.


The section of the trail that runs west of the I-4 trail overpass to the County line at the Wekiva River is also a designated part of the Florida National Scenic Trail.


Dr. P. Phillips Community Park

Dr. P. Phillips Community Park provides a range of amenities for the whole family to enjoy, including playgrounds, splash pad, plus sports fields, picnic areas & a dog run


Wekiva Island

Central Florida’s favorite watering hole Wekiva Island. Located just north of Orlando, Wekiva Island offers visitors the chance to experience the incredible natural springs in Florida. Explore the pristine Wekiva River and its fascinating Florida wildlife with more than 2,000 square feet of Island fun.


Orlando Science Center

Educate and Entertain the Kids at the same time

Orlando has a long list of museums that the entire family will find fascinating, museums are a cheap day out, with many offering free admission, while others offer designated free admission days


Rollins Museum of Art

The Rollins Museum of Art features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art.


 Open to the public free year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection.


Mennello Museum

Paintings of American Impressionism and Realism from the Mennello Museum collection alongside important works from prestigious Florida museums. Every second Sunday of the month, Mennello Museum offers free admission to the galleries during Free Family Funday.


CityArts

Funky gallery collective with monthly, varied exhibitions from local & international artists. CityArts in downtown Orlando is th Downtown Arts District's flagship venue containing six galleries, presentation and events spaces, as well as home to Curate Cafe.


Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. Enjoy free entry the 3rd Thursday of the month, 6 pm to 9 pm.


The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Morse Museum in Winter Park is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of dazzling works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. A visit is complimentary during Friday Nights at the Morse scheduled November through April from 4 pm to 8 pm.


The museum is also free on Independence Day, Easter weekend, Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival weekend, and Christmas Eve.


Art & History Museums of Maitland

You can enjoy free admission on the last Wednesday of every month to the current exhibition of the Maitland Art Center Gallery.


Open House At The Casa

Casa Feliz, or "Happy House," is the signature work of noted architect James Gamble Rogers II. The Andalusian-style masonry farmhouse has significantly influenced the architectural and cultural aspects of the community and served as a gathering spot for cultural discussion and education. Enjoy an open house on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon


The Alfond Inn Art Tours

Meet in The Alfond Inn lobby for a free tour with a Rollins Museum of Art staff member every first Wednesday of the month, which lasts about 60 minutes.


Artlando

Grab a map from the DT Orlando Information Center and go on a self-guided tour of downtown Orlando's streets to discover the contemporary sculptures which are Art Orlando. Not only will you get to know Downtown as you walk around, you’ll be seriously impressed by these stunning works of art.


Dinky Dock in Winter Park

Mess around at Dinky Dock

Spend a day at the beach in Winter Park. Dinky Dock is a 1.56-acre year-round park and offers a fishing pier and boat ram.


Yes there is a beach and swimming is permitted, the kids are gonna love it here!


Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

Take the kids to a Free Ski Show

The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team perform free ski shows throughout the year in Winter Haven, the show is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month on Lake River in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Winter Haven.


From the pyramid to one ski, to even barefoot, the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team pulls out all the tricks on Lake Silver. A world famous show that started at the old Cypress Gardens theme park in 1943 and continues on in Winter Haven to this day.



Play some Put Put

You can't visit Orlando and not play some put put! It's the law, well not really but still!


Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, located next to Icon Park is a great choice, featuring over-the-top pirate ships and three different courses. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for children age 4 to 12.


Fun Spot America Orlando

Enjoy the thrills of a Huge Amusement Park

Fun Spot America has two locations, Orlando and Kissimmee, both parks offer different levels of thrills for all ages.


At the Orlando park enjoy unique multi-level racing go-kart tracks, roller coasters, kiddie rides and thrill rides. Home to White Lightning, the only wooden coaster in Orlando, and one of the tallest SkyCoasters in the world, standing at 250 ft


Beat the heat at the state of the art Splash Pad in Orlando, and enjoy Gator Spot, a 15,000 square foot oasis at the Orlando park. See over 100 gators as well as exotic reptiles and birds.


At Fun Spot America Kissimmee enjoy wheel-gripping fun on two gigantic, multi-level go-kart tracks! Buckle up for twists, turns and hair-raising fun as you ride upside-down on Mine Blower - Florida’s only wooden rollercoaster with a 360-degree inversion!


Extreme fun awaits as you soar from 300 feet on the world’s tallest Sky Coaster! With over 20 rides to choose from on every level of thrill, everyone in the family will find their fun! An iconic, family-owned theme park, Fun Spot America promises you will always experience the best guest service anywhere. And because they always practice the Golden Rule, when you’re at Fun Spot America, you’re family!


Parking is FREE at Fun Spot America as well as FREE admission. Pay for a day pass in advance or by the ride at the park. A Single Day Fun Pass is only $59.99 per person


Island H20 Water Park Kissimmee

Splash into lots of fun at a Water Park

Island H2O Water Park is Orlando's most immersive and technologically advanced water park is located at Margaritaville Resort Orlando! The water park offers over 20 experiences, including several exhilarating drop slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, and a children’s area to ensure fun for the whole family.


This water park is the first of its kind and themed completely around social media. Streaming and posting your experience is all a part of the fun – simply sync up your wristband with our app and make some waves! $64.99 per person, age 3+


Coco Key Water Resort

Cool off on International Drive

Escape for the day to CoCo Key Water Resort on International Drive, where kids can play on the slides and rides and parents can relax under the Florida sunshine.


Designed with families in mind, the water park offers a 54,000 sq. ft water park containing 14 slides and rides and a 6,500 sq. ft arcade. A single-day weekday pass is only $37.99 for all ages.


 The Wheel at ICON Park

Take the kids for a spin in a giant Ferris Wheel

Not your average Ferris wheel, The Wheel at ICON Park is a stunning 400 foot tall Observation wheel gives you a view of Orlando like no other.


From the top of this spectacular Observation wheel the entire family can take in the sights throughout Orlando, for $34.99 per person.


Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World!”

Get up close to hundreds of Gators

Come on out and enjoy all the alligator awesomeness of a day at Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World!” There isn’t a better place to see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, also known as grunts, to the 14-foot monsters that call our Breeding Marsh home. We even have the largest collection of extremely rare white leucistic alligators. But, Gatorland is more than just a gator park! Enjoy the free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one-of-a-kind animal shows, and more. Adult $29.99, Child (3-12) $19.99


Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Let's all go to the Zoo

The entire family will love seeing more than 500 animals, including rare and endangered species at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, as well as 23 acres of lush natural beauty. $19.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors, $13.95 for children ages 3-12


Aerophile Balloon Rides Disney Springs

Go up, up and away on a Ballon Ride

Soar sky-high during an 8-minute tethered adventure in the world’s largest hand-painted helium balloon at Disney Springs. Aerophile Balloon Rides will give you a birds eye view of Walt Disney World! Before 10 am each day, $15.00 per person, after 10 am each day, $25 per adult, $20 per child.


Free Orlando Splash Pads

Cool Off In An Orlando Splash Pad

When it comes to the hottest months of the year, you just gotta cool off, and one of the best free things to do in Orlando during the sizzling hot days of summer is to cool off in a splash pad!


Many parks in the area have free splash pads, which are an awesome place to have lots of fun. Downey Park Splash Pad in East Orlando is a beautiful park that includes a splash playground, and an inclusive playground for kids with special abilities, Fort Mellon Splash Pad in Sanford is located at First Mellon Park and features a splash pad for anyone to come and cool off, and also has a a playground fit for all ages.


The City of Oviedo Splash Zone in Oviedo is located at the Oviedo Aquatic Center and features a huge outdoor splash zone. There is two spas pads in Winter Springs, The Splash Playgrounds are open each year from April through October and are located at Torcaso and Trotwood Parks.


In Orlando's Bithlo Community Park the kids will love Bithlo Splash Pad, and in Capehart Park, Orlando there is a splash pad, and a tot lot playground.


Another Orlando splash pad is located at Dr. P. Phillips Community Park, Orlando, while over in Kissimmee the kids will love the El Yunque Splash Pad featuring over 30 splash pad elements from bubblers to a 250-gallon dump bucket.


Dave & Buster's Orlando

The Kids will love a Huge Arcade!

They say it’s not about winning or losing. But those people obviously haven't been to Dave & Buster’s. Because with hundreds of games to play, everyone leaves feeling like a champion. There is arcade games, tabletop, air hockey, ping pong, billiards and more!


Each game requires chips, minimum purchase $20 for 100 chips


Chocolate Kingdom Orlando

Visit a Chocolate Kingdom

Chocolate Kingdom, the Factory Adventure Tour, is an interactive journey that uncovers how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy chocolate bar.


Your Personal Chocolate Tour Guide joins forces with a handsome Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take guests through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, a Mystical River of Chocolate and a Bean-to-the-Bar Factory utilizing old world machinery.


Prices: Adults, $18.95 each, Children (Ages 4-12) $14.95 each


Ice Factory of Central Florida

Too Warm? Head for the Ice!

​It might surprise you to know that right here in the heat and humidity of Central Florida, you can enjoy daily public skating sessions at the Ice Factory, the kids will love it and yes, it's really cool!


The Ice Factory is conveniently located just off of the Florida Turnpike exit 244 in Kissimmee, and it's only $18.00 per person, cool!


Jumpstart Trampoline Park Orlando

Jump around all day!

Jump Start features 20,000 square feet of fun, adventure and excitement with Dodge Ball, Super Slam, Trampoline Courts, and more.


Located at Dezerland Action Park, enjoy unlimited fun, all day for $29.95 at Jump Start. The kids will love you forever! $29.95 per person unlimited all day play


Monkey Joe's Pointe Orlando

Monkey around at Monkey Joe'

An indoor play space where young ones find their happy space with unlimited play on inflatable-filled jumps, obstacle courses, arcade action and a snack shack.


A fun, interactive experience for the whole family. Enjoy unlimited play, affordable pricing and more at Monkey Joe's within Pointe Orlando on I-Drive. $24.99 per child.


The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show

Treat the Kids to Magic and Pizza!

Enjoy Orlando’s longest-running dinner show! Guests can expect to be impressed by this interactive, entertaining, and hilariously funny dinner show.


The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner how is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience with non-stop laughter and engaging audience participation. Don’t just watch the show – be a part of it! The dinner includes unlimited fresh, hand-tossed cheese and pepperoni pizza, salad, beer, wine, soda and dessert.


Price: Adults $35.99, Kids (4 - 12) $25.99, Seniors $25.99


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