Kids Activities in Lakeland Highlands

The Great Pumpkin Safari for One Adult from Safari Wilderness Ranch (60% Off)

Safari Wilderness Ranch

Lakeland

Visitors relax in a shaded truck to view exotic and endangered wildlife at a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and fire pit

$75 $29.95

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$272 for $495 Worth of Laser Tag — Code Zero FPS Inc

Code Zero Fps Inc

Redeem from Home

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$495 $272

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$134.55 $18

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Admission for 2 or 4 or 1-Year Family Membership to Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Florida Air Museum

Lakeland Municipal Airport

Aviation museum displays homebuilt and military planes, plus artifacts from the largest collection of Howard Hughes memorabilia in the world

$24 $15

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$39 for Two Hours of Bowling for 5 with Shoe Rentals and a Large Pizza at Cypress Lanes (Up to $67.20 Value)

Cypress Lanes

Cypress Lanes

Groups of up to five bowlers play unlimited games across two hours and refuel between frames with a large one-topping pizza

$67.20 $39

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Three Individual Day Passes or Punch Card With 10 Admissions at The Dinosaur Playground Bounce House (Up to 55% Off)

The Dinosaur Playground Bounce House

Lake Hamilton

Prehistoric-themed bounce house with enormous, inflatable dinosaurs, including a T-rex, triceratops, and stegosaurus

$30 $15

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$25 for Bowling, Laser Tag, Arcade Play, and Drinks for Up to Six at Terrace Sports (Up to $92 Value)

Terrace Sports

Temple Terrace

32 pristine lanes host pyramids of Brunswick Max pins at bowling center with laser tag, recently updated arcade, and hearty food selection

$92 $25

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Jessica's Piano Studio

Grace Baptist Church

Teacher draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

$50 $25

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Two, Four, or Six 45-Minute Music Lessons at Studio 28 Designs, Inc. (Up to 57% Off)

Studio 28 Designs, Inc.

School of Music

Lessons for students of all ages and ability levels teach performance techniques, music theory, ear training, and harmony

$50 $25

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One Month of Basketball Camp with Optional One-on-One Training from Argus Elite Skills Training (Up to 59% Off)

Argus Elite Skills Training

Country Walk

Kids from grades 5-12 perfect their dribbling, shooting, and defense skills during camps and individual sessions

$80 $39

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$25 for Entry to Tampa Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Saturday, October 25 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Pour House

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$55 $25

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$12.99 for General Admission for One at MOSI ($22.95 Value)

MOSI

Temple Terrace

A fun day at MOSI includes permanent exhibit galleries, IMAX documentary film, and hands-on interactive exhibits

$22.95 $12.99

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Batting Cage Sessions or Private Hitting Lessons at The Hitting Academy (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

The Hitting Academy

Multiple Locations

The academy's pitching machines throw baseballs in range of speeds and pitch types in oversized batting cages that also host private lessons

$30 $15

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$35 for Four Drop-In Kids' Art Classes at KidzArt South Tampa ($68 Value)

KidzArt South Tampa

Prep of South Tampa

Knowledgeable instructors lead kids in drawing classes or during creation station time at open art

$68 $35

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Unlimited Trampoline Jumping for Two or Four at AirHeads Trampoline Arena (Up to 36% Off)

AirHeads Trampoline Arena

Multiple Locations

Spend a hot or rainy day bouncing across colorful, wall-to-wall trampolines with dodgeball and basketball areas

$35.90 $23

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Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf and Optional Laser Maze at Glowgolf (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

Luminescent golf balls, putters, and walls illume players negotiating a tricky, themed course; lasers crisscross challenging maze

$16 $8

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Roller Skating Package for Two or Four, or Birthday Party for 10 at Town & Country Skateworld (Up to 46% Off)

Town & Country Skateworld

Town N County Park

Roller rink immerses skaters in thumping music, lights, and fog; birthday parties include pizza, soda, and party favors for each guest

$26 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Batting Practice — Heaters Sports

Heaters Sports

Tampa

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$20 $12

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$17 for Four Indoor Playground Visits to Jump!Zone ($38.50 value)

Jump!Zone

Tampa

Kids clamber and bound over seven giant inflatables such as pirate ships, dinosaurs, Disney princess castles, and Batman obstacle courses

$38.50 $17

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Four Laser-Tag Sessions for Two or Four or Unlimited Sessions for Two at LaserStrike (Up to 66% Off)

LaserStrike

Tampa

Indoor laser tag arena spans 3,800 sq. ft. and features neon lights and various game formats

$39 $15

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$19 for Two-Hour Unlimited Arcade-Game Package at GameTime (Up to $45 Value)

GameTime

Tampa

Racing and shooting games alongside basketball and skee-ball machines and redemption games offering fun prizes

$45 $19

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$140 for Fall Session Performing Arts Classes at South Tampa Center for the Arts ($240 Value)

South Tampa Center for the Arts

Palma Ceia West

Students ages 4–14 study acting, singing, or dancing in an encouraging, fun environment

$240 $140

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$125 for a Manchester United Birthday Package for Up to 12 Kids at Cinco Soccer ($195 Value)

Cinco Soccer

Tampa

Soccer counselors get kids running around the field during 1.5 hour birthday celebrations

$195 $125

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Memorial Museum Visit for Two or One-Year Companion or Family Membership (Up to 47% Off)

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum

Channel District

Shipboard museum showcases historic artifacts on a 455 ft. cargo vessel that survived WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War

$20 $12

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$17 for $30 Worth of Services at JCD Productions

Jcd Productions

On Location

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$30 $17

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Bounce Visit Wednesday–Friday or Saturday and Sunday for Two or Four at Hoppers Fun House (Up to 54% Off)

Hoppers Fun House

Town N Country - Tampa

Kids frolic inside a 7,228-square-foot facility filled with inflatable structures and padded floors, munching on hot dogs and sipping soda

$24 $12

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Trampolining and Video Gaming Session for One, Two, or Four at Boing! Jump Center (Up to 57% Off)

BOING! Jump Center

Tampa/Brandon

12,000 square feet of trampolines and a expansive arcade with prize center

$40 $20

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$12 for $23 Worth of Music Lessons — Tampa Piano Academy

Tampa Piano Academy

On Location

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$23 $12

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Four Open-Play Passes or a Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 18 Kids at Bounce Boy (Up to 51% Off)

Bounce Boy

Tampa

Parents can bring food and decorations from home to parties personalized with themes such as princesses or pirates; clean environment

$275 $135

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Three, Six, or Nine 60-Minute Music Lessons at Jim Chambers MusicBox (Up to 56% Off)

Jim Chambers MusicBox

Lake Magdalene

Students of all levels can learn how to sing or properly play instruments such as the piano, guitar, and drums

$180 $89

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$25 for a Laser Tag Package for Four with Pizza and Soda at Xtreme Adventures Family Fun Center ($51.75 Value)

Xtreme Adventure Family Fun Center

Land O' Lakes

This 6,000 sq. ft. laser-tag arena stretches across multiple levels, which surround players with black-lit passageways and chambers

$51.75 $25

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8- or 16-Class Basic Skills Ice-Skating Package at Citrus Figure Skating Club (Up to 58% Off)

Citrus Figure Skating Club

St. Cloud

Students of all ages learn skating fundamentals, including forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns

$234 $99

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Go-Kart or Indy-Kart Package with Arcade Tokens and Gator Feeding for Two at Kissimmee Go-Karts (Up to 70% Off)

Kissimmee Go-Karts

Kissimmee

Track sends go-karts racing, tokens unlock access to 50 game machines, and gator food lets patrons feed live alligators

$84 $25

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Alligator Academy Visit for One, Two, or Four from Gator Adventure Productions (Up to 77% Off)

Gator Adventure Productions

Multiple Locations

Visitors get up-close views of crocodiles and alligators as they learn how to feed and catch them

$60 $20

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Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four at The Ice Factory of Central Florida (Up to 57% Off)

The Ice Factory of Central Florida

St. Cloud

Hockey or figure skates slip onto feet before slicing ice in NHL-size skating rink

$30 $15

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One Round of Mini-Golf for Two or Four at Bonanza Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Bonanza Golf

Kissimmee

Two 18-hole courses with an Old-West mining theme and waterfalls that flow at 21,000 gallons per minute

$19.90 $11

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Military History (50% Off)

Museum of Military History

Kissimmee

Museum hosts workshops, lectures, and interactive exhibits to help museum-goers better understand the combat experience of American veterans

$14 $7

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Two or Four 30-Minute FlowRider Indoor Wave Sessions at Fantasy Surf (Up to 39% Off)

Fantasy Surf

Kissimmee

A state-of-the-art FlowRider system replicates the feeling of riding a wave on a surfboard or wakeboard in a safe indoor setting

$40 $25

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$39 for Bowling for Six with Shoe Rental, Popcorn, and Soda at Orange Bowl Lanes ($75.90 Value)

Orange Bowl Lanes

Kissimmee

Twelve-lane alley stays open until 2 a.m. five nights a week and until midnight on Mondays and Wednesdays

$75.90 $39

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18 Holes of Mini Golf and a Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four at Mighty Jungle Golf Adventure (53% Off)

Mighty Jungle Golf Adventure

Formosa Gardens Village, Kissimmee

Two scenic, jungle-themed golf courses featuring roaring waterfalls, and colorful animal statues

$29.85 $14

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Four Private Lessons or Eight Group Classes at The Music House (Up to 53% Off)

The Music House

Eastlawn

Lessons can cover guitar, piano, bass, drums, brass, woodwinds, vocals, and the violin

$100 $49

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$40 for $80 Toward Bucket Drumming for Kids - Musicology 1 On 1

Musicology: 1on1

Lost Lake

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$80 $40

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Beginner or Advanced Paddleboard Lesson for One or Two at Serenity Paddleboarding (Up to 57% Off)

Serenity Paddleboarding

Waterfront Park

Beginner classes cover SUP basics to get all levels up on the board; advanced classes teach advanced turns, paddle stroke analysis, and more

$45 $22

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Viola, Violin, Voice, or Piano Lessons at Tampa Bay Music Academy (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Tampa Bay Music Academy

Keystone

Instructors teach students of all ages and skill levels to coax music from violin and viola strings, piano keys, or their own vocal cords

$50 $25

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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$17 for a One-Hour Paddleboard Rental from Saltwater Kite & Paddle ($35 Value)

Saltwater Kite & Paddle

St. Pete Beach

Experts endow guests with boards and paddles, along with a brief tutorial, before setting them free on a one-hour jaunt

$35 $17

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One Day at Sunken Gardens for Two, or One Annual Family Membership (Up to 50% Off)

Sunken Gardens

Crescent Lake

100-year-old botanical museum houses more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers, as well as flamingos and turtles

$16 $9

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Two- or Four-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rental for Two People at Kayak Valet (Up to 51% Off)

Kayak Valet

Multiple Locations

Kayaks and paddleboards designed for safety and stability engage first-timers in water sports.

$80 $39

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$14 for One Round of Mini Golf for Two at Smuggler's Cove (Up to $25.98 Value)

Smuggler's Cove

Multiple Locations

Pirate-themed miniature golf where balls roll past waterfalls & into caves; exhibits such as golfing with the gators feature live alligators

$25.98 $14

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$35 for Bowling for Six with Shoe Rentals, Pizza, and Soda at Mariner Bowling Lanes (Up to $88.52 Value)

Mariner Bowling Lanes

Spring Hill

Pizza and soda fuel bowlers for two games; shoe rentals included

$88.52 $35

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Mini Golf, Batting Cages, Arcade Tokens, and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Spring Hill Fun Zone (Up to 50% Off)

Fun Zone

Spring Hill

A Dairy Queen mini Blizzard treats taste buds as guests test their skills on the mini-golf course, batting cages, and indoor arcade games

$32 $18

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$82 Off Family Membership to Suncoast Primate Sanctuary ($150 Value)

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Palm Harbor

Members visit more than 100 apes, birds, reptiles, and other animals that call the park home; includes events, discounts, and other benefits

$150 $82

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$25 for Bowling for Up to Six with a Pitcher of Soda at Lane Glo Bowl ($50.50 Value)

Lane Glo Bowl

Multiple Locations

Up to six guests enjoy bowling and soft drinks in a modern facility with automatic scoring systems

$50.50 $25

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$20 for $40 Worth of Services at Mullins Music

Mullins Music

Ridgewood

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$40 $20

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2 or 10 Individual Children's Play Passes at Escape Zone (Up to 64% Off)

Escape Zone

Port Richey

Children can leap inside a bounce house, zip down a slide, or test their mettle on an obstacle course or video game

$14 $7

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Sea Fari Adventure Cruise for Two Adults or a Family of Four from Sun Line Cruises (44% Off)

Sun Line Cruises

Tarpon Springs

Cruises head to the Gulf of Mexico; a guide shares facts about the estuaries, bayous, wildlife, and shore birds.

$32 $17.99

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Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership to The Armed Forces History Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Armed Forces History Museum

Largo

Day or year-round access to a museum of armed-forces memorabilia, interactive exhibits, dioramas, and audio visual effects

$35.90 $17

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Two Games of Bowling and Rental Shoes for Two, Four, or Six at Countryside Lanes (Up to 49% Off)

Countryside Lanes

Clearwater

Join friends for a two games of toppling pins at an alley owned by a bowling Hall of Famer

$23 $12

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$16 for Family Visit for Five with Alligator Holding and Feeding at The Alligator Attraction ($33 Value)

The Alligator Attraction

Madeira Beach

Visitors use long fishing poles to feed hot dogs to gators that are 18 to 48 inches long and hold a large gator with its mouth taped shut

$33 $16

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90-Minute Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise for Two or Four by Dolphin Quest (Up to 47% Off)

Dolphin Quest

Madeira Beach

A Coast Guard–licensed captain takes passengers out onto Boca Ciega Bay in search of dolphins, manatees, and seabirds

$33 $19

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Two or Four Weeks of Music Lessons at BandCademy Rock School (Up to 59% Off)

BandCademy Rock School

Seminole

Students can choose from vocal, guitar, keys, bass, or drum lessons; each week includes one lesson and one band rehearsal

$70 $35

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$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

The Other Bar

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$90 $45

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Presale: $52 for a Harlem Globetrotters Game at Amway Center on February 28, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. ($86.55 Value)

Harlem Globetrotters

Amway Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$86.55 $52

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$24 for a Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Session at Super Awesome Cool Pottery ($40 Value)

Super Awesome Cool Pottery

Pine Castle

Students pick out pre-made ceramic bowls, plates, vases, or figurines to glaze and decorate with provided brushes

$40 $24

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One- or Two-Hour of Paddleboard Rental at Orlando Watersports Complex (Up to 60% Value)

Orlando Watersports Complex

Orlando

Propel yourself along the water's surface atop standup paddleboards, with instructors standing by to help

$25 $12

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All-Day Amusement-Park Visit for Two or Four at Magical Midway (Up to 52% Off)

Magical Midway

Southwest Orange

All-day access to two wooden elevated go-kart tracks, an arcade, and the Space Blast tower

$64 $32

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Four or Eight Play-Center Visits with Arcade Cards or Birthday Party for Up to 24 at Monkey Joe's (Up to 41% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Multiple Locations

Kids bound over inflatables, slides, and obstacle courses during parties or open-play sessions at an inflatable indoor playground and arcade

$48.96 $29

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Round of Mini Golf and Gator Food for Two or Four at Congo River Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Congo River Adventure Golf

Congo River Golf Orlando

Live alligators crunch morsels in an exhibit next to a mini-golf course with waterfalls, towering rock structures, and safari artifacts

$33.96 $18

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Zipline Ride and Gatorland Visit for One, Two, or Four (Up to 52% Off)

Gatorland

Southchase

110-acre theme park houses thousands of crocodiles and alligators under a zipline adventure that soars above lush habitats

$69.99 $35

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$14 for a Day at CoCo Key Water Park Orlando ( Up To a $24.95 Value)

CoCo Key Water Park Orlando

CoCo Key Water Park Orlando

54,000 sq. ft. water park with 14 slides, including 3 signature slides, interactive-play island, refreshing pools, and a bar for grownups

$24.95 $14

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Trampoline and Aerial Arts Class for One, Two, or Four at Orlando Circus School (Up to55% Off)

Orlando Circus School

Orlando Circus School and Flying Trapeze

Current and former artists from Cirque du Soleil teach students how to safely perform tricks on trampolines, aerial silks, and hammocks

$60 $29

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Paddleboard Lesson at Kindred Board Company (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

Kindred Board Company

Harbor Park

Learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding, safety, stance, and paddle techniques on the lake from enthusiastic, encouraging instructors

$85 $42

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Unlimited Trampoline Jumping for Two or Four at AirHeads Trampoline Arena in Orlando (Up to 36% Off)

AirHeads Trampoline Arena

South Orange

Spend a hot or rainy day bouncing across colorful, wall-to-wall trampolines with dodgeball and basketball areas

$35.90 $23

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One Hour or Unlimited Jump Time for 2 or 4 with Pizza or Birthday for 15 at Rebounderz Orlando (Up to 46% Off)

Rebounderz Orlando

Florida Center

Kids can let loose on trampolines that line floors and walls, doing tricks as they land in soft foam pits or playing aerial dodge ball

$38 $22

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Miniature Golf for Two or Four at Hawaiian Rumble (Up to 60% Off)

Hawaiian Rumble

Multiple Locations

Two miniature-golf courses feature obstacles such as a 50 ft. volcano, a waterfall, and streams

$19.90 $9.50

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Two-Hour Laser-Tag Outing with a Slice of Pizza for One, Two, or Four at Battleground Orlando Laser Tag (Up to 62% Off)

Battleground Orlando Laser Tag

Orlando

Hide behind indoor- or outdoor-course obstacles, zapping competitors with infrared laser beams and evading beams in return

$29.95 $15

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90-Minute Standup-Paddleboarding Rental for One or Two from Haole Paddle Board (Up to 52% Off)

Haole Paddle Board

Lake Ivanhoe Park

Dip a confident toe into the sport of standup paddleboarding with a 90-minute introductory lesson and excursion across Lake Ivanhoe

$60 $30

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$17 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Simon Music

Simon Music

Orlando

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$30 $17

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$29 for One Month of Open-Gym at Gymboree Play and Music ($65 Value)

Gymboree Play and Music

Multiple Locations

Innovative play environment encourages creativity and physical activity

$65 $29

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The licensed skydive veterans of Skydive Tampa Bay have accompanied customers soaring from the bellies of airplanes since 1978. These plummetologists have earned national and international championship titles and multiple world records, and now start beginners on a path to their own air-bound accolades with introductory tandem jumps. Lessons begin with on-ground instruction before instructors securely attach students to their torsos like thrill-seeking mother kangaroos and freefall for two miles. After students learn the basics through tandem dives, instructors put them through the Accelerated Freefall Program, which includes classroom time, ground training, solo jumps, and post-dive critiques of freefall techniques and maneuvers.

7498 Coronet Rd
Mulberry,
FL
US

Kids learn with all five of their senses?that's literally what puts the V in the name of Explorations V Children's Museum. Spread across three floors, the museum brims with hands-on activities in a range of permanent exhibits. And the organization's interactive approach to learning has helped it earn accolades, such as a grant from Disney's Helping Kids Shine award program.

On the lower floor, an exhibit charting the journey of the Florida orange begins with local history and ends with a look at global ecosystems. On the first floor, the exhibit Marvelous Me! teaches about the human body with an interactive skeleton and memory tests; Water Matters teaches water conservation with interactive stations. At the top of the museum, check out the temporary exhibits and the Dragon of Toys, a colorful sculpture of plastic trinkets. It's also here that instructors conduct daily programs ranging from open art studio sessions to nutritional cooking classes.

109 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

Safari Wilderness Ranch's exotic wetland animals freely roam 260 acres of grassy plains, girded by an 850-square-mile watershed. Accredited by the Zoological Association of America and licensed by the USDA, the ranch is an agritourism project dedicated to teaching about endangered species through hands-on safaris. Wandering zebra and watusi-cattle herds coexist harmoniously with waterbuck and lost cable guys as explorers ride by on trucks, horse-drawn carts, and camels. An outdoor aviary flutters with nearly 100 colorful, playful budgie parakeets who will munch millet seeds from the palm of a hand, and a lemur habitat allows guests to feed the ring-tailed primates grapes.

10850 Moore Rd.
Lakeland,
FL
US

Though the creatures on display at Dinosaur World don’t need much space to roam, plenty of care has been taken to furnish them a comfortable habitat. They peer imposingly from the hillsides of Kentucky, crane their necks up through native trees, and stomp through prairie fields. Although a life-size mammoth or T. rex might be hard to miss, little visitors might still jump with delight at noticing a baby dino suddenly appear from behind a bush. Giant brachiosaurus necks arch high above treetops, while toothy meat-eaters and spiny stegosauruses roam the world below. The fiberglass, steel, and concrete models reach up to 80 feet in length, and are built according to the latest scientific discoveries about what dinosaurs looked like and what styles were trendy in the Mesozoic era.

The first Dinosaur World location was a former alligator farm in Florida and five years later another one was opened in Kentucky. As Swedish-born Christer Svensson began to fill it with statues, he consulted with experts around the world to not only create realistic reptiles but to surround them with fun, educational activities. Kids can sift through sand to find shark’s teeth, gastropod shells, and trilobites in a fossil dig, get to know some lizards a little better on the playground, or examine ancient eggs and raptor claws in the museum.

5145 Harvey Tew Rd
Plant City,
FL
US

Cypress Lanes enthralls orb-launching visitors with rounds of bowling within its 40-lane facility. Imperfect aiming abilities receive a boost by bumper lanes, and all players can chase their perfect-game dreams during open bowl or by joining adult leagues or youth programs. Each Friday and Saturday night partakers can attend 2.5-hour Rockin' Bowl outings to enhance sessions with a thumping sound system, special-effect lights, and prizes such as bowling pins that clatter to the exact bassline of "Stairway to Heaven" when knocked down. Between frames, customers can relax on Cypress Lanes' outdoor smoking deck, peruse the pro shop, or compete in rounds of air hockey or Deal or No Deal in a redemption game room stocked with assortments of new prizes every week. Striker's Sports Cafe reenergizes clientele after each game with delectable bar fare.

2010 Dundee Rd.
Winter Haven,
FL
US

Nestled on the shores of the eponymous southern Florida lake, Lake Okeechobee Resort is an ideal base camp for outdoor recreation. Popular pursuits here include bass fishing, boating, and hiking or bicycling along a segment of the 1,400-mile Florida Trail that wends around the lake’s perimeter. You can set off into the lake from the resort’s 100-slip marina. From its location on the southeastern side of the lake, the resort has a spot to watch sunsets over the water.

For those camping, Lake Okeechobee Resort has especially long lots for oversized RVs or sleeping bags designed for giraffes. An onsite restaurant, public bathrooms, and pool take the edge off of roughing it while staying at the campground or in the cabins.

2950 Crump Rd
Winter Haven,
FL
US