10 Amazing Free Things To Do with Kids In Florida

If you’re planning a trip to Florida with children, you know that the cost will add up in a hurry. There’s a number of exciting places that you’re visiting that are going to put the strain on your finances.

So how can you still do fun things without spending all that extra money? Did you know that Florida has a number of places that you can visit, that your children will enjoy that won’t cost you a penny. That’s right, and your kids will have a blast.

Check out these 10 amazing and free things that you can do with your children the next time you visit the state of Florida.


1. Enjoy A Sunset Celebration at Key West and Clearwater Beach

Plan on spending the day at one of these amazing beaches in Florida. Not only will you get to witness some incredible sunsets at Key West and Clearwater Beach, but also get to watch street performers and live music, as everyone celebrates even long after the sun has gone down.

2. National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola

Another free and neat place to experience with your children is the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. There are over 150 aircraft, 4,000 artifacts, along with fascinating information and history you’ll discover. If you plan your visit on Wednesdays, your kids can get autographs from real pilots. Make sure that you bring your ID.

3. Scalloping in Cedar Key

Scalloping is a popular activity to participate in during the summer at Cedar Key. How about catching your next meal with your kids by reaching for the bottom and grabbing these shells?

4. Visit Lake Eola Park

If you’re in the Orlando area, make sure you plan a walk around Lake Eola Park. It’s located right in the middle of the city. You can have a family picnic or simply watch the wildlife that hangs around the lake. There’s also a farmer’s market on Sundays here from 10-4.

5. Free Outdoor Movie Theatre at Fort Wilderness

Every night at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, near the Meadow Trading Post area, they play a free outdoor Disney movie. You might catch a Disney classic or one of their newer releases on a big screen. The event starts around 7 p.m with campfire singalongs with Chip and Dale.

6. Free Admission to Orlando Museums

On the first weekend of every month, there are several Orlando museums that will allow you to visit for free. The Orlando Science Center, Orlando Museum of Art, and the Mennello Museum are just to name a few that you won’t want to miss. There are also several other museums in the area that are always free.

7. LEGO Imagination Center

What kid doesn’t love playing with legos? Inside Disney Springs, the Lego Imagination Center allows children to be creative and build whatever their minds can come up with. There’s also hold special events for free several times throughout the year.

8. Spend the Day at Wekiva Island

At Wekiva Island, there are all kinds of fun recreational activities along with live music your family can enjoy. Admission is free during the week, and only a couple bucks on the weekends. Not only is there swimming but also volleyball, canoeing, sunbathing and don’t forget they serve beer and wine.

9. Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, head out on this 11-mile drive to witness native wildlife and hundreds of species of birds at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. Keep your eyes open for the alligators.

10. Plan a Day at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands

How about visiting a park that won’t cost you a dime to get in? The Wakodahatchee Wetlands at Delray Beach is a great place to see wildlife and walk out onto their boardwalk. Be aware that food and alcohol are not permitted in this park.

This is a list of 10 fun and free activities that you can do with children the next time you’re visiting Florida. If you live in Florida and know of other free and amazing places to visit, make sure you jot it down for us.


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