Events & Activities in The Villages

Up to 55% Off Private Golf Lessons and Practice

Belleview

$72 $35

Former golf director at Hofstra University conducts private lessons, teaching concepts golfers can then try out in practice driving sessions

50% Off Pan- or Bass-Fishing Trips

Carney Island

$240 $120

Guides take anglers on the water for six-hour fishing trips

Half Off Sleepaway Camp

Piney Woods

$199 $100

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Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 54% Off Flight Simulator Session

Leesburg International Airport

$61 $29

FAA-certified Red Bird full motion flight simulator mimics the sensations and situations found at the helm of a real airplane

Up to 58% Off Mixed-Martial-Arts Classes at Grappling Mastery

Tavares

$75 $35

Students learn from black belt and grappling expert Brian Ruscio during MMA classes that teach self-discipline and self-defense techniques

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

60% Off Unlimited Golf Plus Cart Rental

Village At Black Bear

$95 $37.99

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Designed in 1995 by Pete Dye, the par 72 course emulates classic links with mounded fairways and more than 120 sand traps

50% Off at Appleton Museum of Art

Ocala

$12 $6

The 80,000 square-foot museum on a 44-acre site houses European paintings, masterpiece sculptures, and rotating specialty exhibits

Cirque Italia – Up to 48% Off

Trinity Catholic High School

$51 $27

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

Up to 81% Off Krav Maga or Kickboxing Classes

Ocala

$100 $19

Krav maga and cardio-kickboxing classes grant students defensive skills and a thorough workout

75% Off CrossFit

Ocala

$140 $35

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47% Off Martial Arts

Ocala

$66 $35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 61% Off Zumba Classes at Pulse Fitness Studio

Ocala

$45 $20

Easy-to-follow dance moves set to Latin beats burn calories while sculpting muscle

50% Off Services

Ocala

$129 $65

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67% Off at CrossFit Pinnacle

Ocala

$225 $75

CrossFit focuses on bettering physical fitness in cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, and power

43% Off

Ocala

$30 $17

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Up to 58% Off Paintball

Ocala

$94 $44

60-acres of outdoor paintball grounds; 15 playing areas strewn with forts, planes, and obstacles

Up to 56% Off Fencing Classes

Ocala

$20 $10

Students of all skill levels learn the modern Olympic sport of fencing from a former national champion

Up to 89% Off Classes at Martial Arts World

Multiple Locations

$230 $25

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Martial arts classes burn calories while boosting confidence; uniform included

Up to 61% Off Fitness Sessions

Ocala

$100 $51

Todd Miller leads participants through boot-camps or personal training sessions with sandbags and tires while listening to rock music

51% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Ocala

$80 $39

Instructors provide one-on-one attention during 30-minute lessons that are based on English-style riding and customized to your skill level

Up to 67% Off Yoga Classes

En Guarde Fencing Club of Ocala at the Training Center of Ocala

$150 $49

Certified instructor strives to inspire mental and physical awareness in students of all abilities as she leads asanas linked with breathing

Up to 55% Off at CrossFit Ocala

Ocala

$50 $25

Trainers with more than 10 years of experience lead constantly changing, high-intensity workouts that focus on functional fitness

Up to 56% Off Horse-Farm Walking Tour

Ocala

$20 $10

Tour introduces visitors to rare horses & delves into vibrant subculture that began breeding them

Up to 60% Fitness Classes at Ocala Barbell

Ocala

$74 $35

Strength trainer emphasizes proper form in strength and fitness classes that mix cardio with intensive deadlifts, squats, and bench presses

Up to 53% Off Paranormal Tours

Ocala Downtown Square

$30 $15

Paranormal tours head through a historic district while guides divulge information about hauntings and investigations

Up to 52% Off Wine or a Winemaking Class

Ocala

$20 $10

At a rustic facility with exposed brick walls and hanging lamps, students learn the basics of making, bottling, and tasting wines

Up to 47% Off Blues Festival

Elizabeth Evans Park

$55 $29

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Two days of live blues music from Jimmy Thackery, Ana Popovic, and Muddy Waters' son Big Bill Morganfield

Gold's Gym – 90% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $15

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Guests pedal and punch together at famous gym's group fitness classes, which include Pilates, TRX, and barre

67% Off Martial Arts

Downtown Mount Dora

$150 $49

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50% Off

Sorrento Hills

$180 $90

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Up to 59% Off Personal Training

Downtown Mount Dora

$100 $49

Husband-and-wife martial-arts experts with an international reputation help shape stronger bodies at a locally owned fitness center

Up to 50% Off Boat Tour

Mount Dora

$55 $29

Two-hour cruises down the waterways of Dora Canal give sightseers glimpses of ancient cypress trees & other indigenous fauna

50% Off Tandem Hang-Gliding Experience

Hang Gliding Central Florida

$259.99 $129

Give the gift of flight as students learn basic hang glider controls, safety, and take their first flight strapped to a seasoned instructor

Up to 52% Off Flyboarding Lesson

Groveland-Mascotte

$229 $119

First-time flyboarders learn the function and safety aspects of the water-propelled jetsuit before flipping and flying around Quest Lake

Up to 53% Off Trampoline Jump Time for 2, 4, or 6

Clermont

$34 $18.99

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Trampolines cover floor and walls; for adults and kids; games such as 3-D dodge ball and fitness classes such as SkyRobics

Up to 60% Off Jetpack and Flyboard Experiences

Orlando

$199 $99

Flyboards and jetpacks let operators fly over water as 1,000 gallons per minute pump out of nozzles, generating hundreds of pounds of thrust

50% Off Bucket Drumming for Kids

Lost Lake

$80 $40

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Up to 52% Off Archery Lessons

Clermont

$50 $25.99

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Students learn how to properly shoot a bow an arrow from certified instructors

Up to 70% Off CrossFit Classes at Sweat Factory

Minneola

$35 $15

With hard work, CrossFit promises results with its ever-changing daily workouts

Up to 61% Off CrossFit Classes

Minneola

$45 $19

Trainers invent new workouts daily, drawing from Olympic weight-lifting, gymnastics, and other schools of fitness

Up to 67% Off Yoga Classes

Minneola

$100 $40

During 45- to 60-minute classes, instructor leads groups through body-bending poses, emphasizing breath control amid relaxing, soft music

Up to 48% Off Monster-Truck Off-Road Eco Tours

Showcase of Citrus

$60 $32

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2,500-acre family citrus farm with monster swamp-buggy rides, exotic animals, you-pick fresh fruit, and other activities

55% Off

Citrus Ridge

$350 $157

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Up to 50% Off Painting Classes

Sandhill Commons

$35 $18

During 60-minute classes or parties, instructors teach adults and kids how to create a beautifully painted canvas; all supplies included

50% Off

Minneola

$60 $30

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Peter Noone from Herman's Hermits — Up to 50% Off Concert

Trilogy Orlando

$40 $20

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After a wine and beer tasting, hear legendary vocalist Peter Noone perform hits such as "I'm Into Something Good"

40% Off Glider-Flight Package

Clermont

$299 $179

Once towed a mile off the ground, gliders’ acrobatic descents double as hands-on flying lessons; ground school included

Up to 79% Off from Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 85% Off at Core Body FX

Apopka

$259 $39

Get a head start on weight loss before the holidays with fitness classes that build muscle, boost stamina, and increase overall fitness

82% Off Boot-Camp Membership

Multiple Locations

$162.75 $30

45-minute boot-camp classes for all fitness levels combine plyometrics, cardio, and circuit training

Up to 57% Off Horseback Riding or a Birthday Party

Apopka

$50 $25

Equestrian center run by a veteran competitor with nearly three decades of experience; pleasant countryside setting

Up to 50% Off Ballroom Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$90 $49

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Couples or solo dancers learn the steps of ballroom dance over the course of eight engaging classes

Half Off Rugby Training Sessions

Winter Garden

$95 $47.50

Before participating in full-contact rounds, players aged 4–18 learn rugby skills such as ball handling during touch games

76% Off at Extreme Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$120 $29

12-session boot camps help participants drop pounds with cardio and strength-training workouts and nutritional advice

Up to 75% Off at Jim Cleary Golf Instruction

Winter Garden

$85 $39

A working golf instructor since 1985, Master Teaching Professional Jim Cleary imparts score-shaving advice in private and group lessons

Up to 62% Off Children's Music Instruction

Multiple Locations

$15 $7

Children learn about music and broaden their minds during ever-changing playdates or weekly piano lessons

Up to 67% Off at Core Yoga Orlando

Winter Garden

$120 $40

Students strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and detoxify bodies during Bikram-yoga classes in spacious spa-like studio

Up to 87% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$123.50 $29

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

59% Off Classes at Armor CrossFit

Ocoee

$169 $69

In a positive, upbeat environment, coaches teach a system of intense functional exercises that prep charges for all physical activities

Up to 76% Off Pole Dancing or Aerial Yoga

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

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17 pole-dancing classes add a sultry twist to fitness regimens; aerial yoga pairs traditional poses with a suspended fabric sling

Up t 76% Off Slim Down Boot Camps at CrossFit High Intensity

Ocoee

$125 $36

The boot camp method blends high intensity interval training, circuit training, calisthenics, and weight exercises to burn fat and get fit

60% Off Stock-Car-Racing Class

Multiple Locations

$499 $199

Zoom around a track for 10 laps in a professionally maintained racecar after learning tips and tricks from seasoned drivers

Up to 64% Off Manatee Swimming Tour

Crystal River

$90 $35

Snorkel or swim alongside manatees in crystalline 72-degree waters

54% Off Manatee Snorkel Tour

Crystal River

$59.50 $29

Manatee tour furnishes snorkeling equipment and in-water guides for up-close manatee encounters in the Crystal River

Up to 62% Off Scuba Course from Adventure Diving

Crystal River

$145 $69

Master instructors let students try diving or give international certification after successful completion of at least four open-water dives

Up to Half Off a Four-Hour Private Manatee Tour

Homosassa

$350 $175

The houseboat boasts satellite TV and a hearty breakfast spread, although swimming alongside manatees trumps those amenities

58% Off Scuba Certification from Adventure Diving

Crystal River

$399 $169

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Certification dives and open-water training combine with a CD-ROM for at-home study to leave students with SDI certification

Up to 50% Off RV or Tent Camping at Lake Rousseau RV Park

Crystal River

$50 $25

Hook-up site water, sewer, cable, WiFi, electricity, and trash services

75% Off at Fitness Bootcamp At The Barn

Gotha

$180 $45

A trainer leads five–seven participants through one-hour, personalized boot camps using various functional movements and exercises

Up to 59% Off Waterski or Wakeboard Lesson

Lake Butler

$80 $35

Instructor and award-winning athlete brings a lifetime of knowledge to lessons on waterskiing or wakeboarding

Up to 58% Off Membership at USD & MMA Fitness

Orange City Town Center

$99 $45

Soak up self-defense techniques from the masters while burning fat and toning muscle

Up to 67% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Orange City

$99 $35

Students of all fitness levels take part in exercises and team activities during indoor and outdoor boot-camp sessions

Half Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Orange City

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 68% Off Fitness Boot Camp

Altamonte Springs

$100 $49

Boot camp sessions push bodies into toned, muscular shapes with high-intensity workouts, interval strength training and endurance exercises

Up to 67% Off Group Fitness Classes

Altamonte Springs

$75 $35

Inclusive Group Fitness classes help participants of all fitness levels improve their condition with varying exercise regimens

Up to 69% Off Paintball

Altamonte Springs

$56 $20

Two paintball fields; gear package with marker and mask; unlimited air refills

Select Local Merchants

Start Skydiving owes its ranking as the number-one skydiving location on dropzone.com to its staff of master skydivers, pilots, and instructors. The team navigates its aircraft thousands of feet in the air for tandem or AFF solo skydives, and the jumpers help novices in obtaining their own USPA B, C, or D licenses. Newly inducted divers can gear up with Start Skydiving’s online store, which carries everything from altimeters and flight-specific shirts to tickets for rides on hot-air balloons or twin-engine pterodactyls.

1511 Taylor Avenue
Coleman,
FL
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Havensight Farm's 40 acres of land sets the stage for owner and trainer Lisa Stewart as she teaches pupils the basics of horsemanship and a balanced seat. With more than two decades of experience, Lisa coaches of all ages and skill levels. She specializes in welcoming riders of all ages into the world of equestrians by fostering a safe and encouraging atmosphere, and looks on proudly as they pick up life skills such as patience, responsibility, and self-discipline all while developing coordination, balance, and posture.

15550 Southeast 36th Avenue
Summerfield,
FL
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Tree Tops Golf curates competitive fun and practice at a sprawling facility that encompasses a driving range, a miniature golf course, and batting cages. Airborne golf shots take flight at the driving range, where grass tees appeal to those who prefer a natural feel and artificial hitting mats cater to prima donna pitching wedges that demand a perfect lie every time.

A canopy of vibrant palms forms cool shadows over the 18-hole mini-golf course as putters tap orbs across a winding circuit of artificial turf lined with brick rails and rocky outcrops. Two Iron Mike pitching machines lob high-arching, slow-pitch softballs in two batting cages, helping batters to prepare for their next opportunity to ruin a water-balloon-toss competition.

175 S Rolling Acres Rd
Lady Lake,
FL
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Dedicated to responsible public education and the conservation of endangered and rare animals, the staffers of the Florida International Teaching Zoo tend to a diverse collection of living beings while teaching students to do the same. Amid the rustling feathers of Lady Amherst pheasants and the uncontrollable laughter of spotted hyenas reading the works of Oscar Wilde aloud, the school’s pupils spend days practicing their cage-side manner and stockpiling wildlife know-how through classes and conservation projects around the globe. To round out their tuition, students helm zoo tours for visitors four days a week, practicing their newly minted public-management skills and granting guests a chance to take in the wonders of the natural world in an intimate setting.

4258 SW 52nd Ter
Bushnell,
FL
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424 N Palmetto St
Leesburg,
FL
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Festivals of Speed has been parading a fleet of the world’s snazziest automobiles before crowds at several fancy Florida hotels and resorts for a full decade. The who’s who list of cars includes vintage and contemporary models from Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, and Aston Martin, some so frighteningly aerodynamic that the wind refuses to blow on them.

To complement the automotive elegance, the event planners have made arrangements for soft jazz, luxury lifestyle displays, and sumptuous snacks perfect for tossing to Bentleys as they hop up on their hind wheels. The festival also attracts speedy species of watercraft, aircraft, and custom motorcycles, as well as classic and restored cars submitted by local auto enthusiasts. Alongside its vehicle lineup, the festivals also showcase jewelry, fine art, real estate, and culinary gems to cater to all manner of luxury aficionado.

10400 County Road 48
Howey In The Hills,
FL
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