Barbara Ann gives you her hints on fun things you can do with kids around Tampa Bay that will not cost you a small car payment to do.
Minor-League Baseball’s Cheap All American Deals
During Baseball Season, the minor-league team’s tickets are usually between $1 and $10. The Clearwater Threshers have dollar Tuesdays where the ticket and all the food sell for a dollar each! At the Tampa Yankees games on Wednesday’s they have Kids Night. Kids 14 and under can chow down on a free hot dog, ice cream, and soda with the purchase of a reserved $5 ticket. The Dunedin Blue Jays sell dollar dogs on Wednesdays and dollar refreshments on Thirsty Thursdays. All kids 14 and under receive free admission to the Lakeland Flying Tigers Sunday home games. Kids can play catch on the field before the game and run the bases following the game.
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$6 Days At Lowry Park Zoo
1101 West Sligh Ave. | Tampa, 33604
(813) 935-8552 | www.lowryparkzoo.com
Hang with the kids and the animals at the Lowry Park Zoo. Normally ticket prices at the Zoo rang from $23.95 to $18.95 and children 3 and under are free. Certain times of the year they offer huge savings, all tickets are $6. Beware these $6 days are packed! FYI – most zoo rides and animal food are not included in the ticket price on $6 Days.
Next $6 Day: Sunday, September 15 • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center
6990 Dickman Rd. | Tampa, FL 33572
813-228-4289 | www.tampaelectric.com
Hours: 10 – 5 p.m. Daily
The manatee viewing center is free seasonal attraction open only during the cold water months – Nov. 1 – April 15. It’s near the TECO plant in Apollo Beach. The manatees, their offspring and stingray’s find the warm water inviting. They are large and extremely graceful to watch and the platforms allow you to wander out further from the information center. Also on site snack shop, gift shop and butterfly gardens. Well worth the drive. Best part it’s FREE!
Free Miniature Train Rides
Largo Central Railroad
225 Central Park Dr
(727) 585-9835 | www.lcrailroad.com
All aboard everyone! Big kids and little kids of all ages will giggle with delight when they climb on board Largo Central Railroad’s miniature trains. The first weekend of every month they open up and offer free public run days. Everyone is welcome. Over a mile and a half of tracks run through Largo Central Park. They operate from 10am to 4pm. Bring a picnic or buy lunch from one of the vendors. Children must be at least one year to ride the trains.
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