Free admission & discounts on Father’s Day in Orlando
Harry P. Leu Gardens is offering free admission for dads on Father’s Day, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stroll through Orlando’s most beautiful garden. For everyone else, garden admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
SAK Comedy Lab is giving dads the gift of laughter with a lineup of three shows on Father’s Day. Dad’s admission is free and general admission is $20. Reservations are recommended.
Winter Park is inviting everyone to relax in the park with their favorite superhero: DAD! Kids can make some fun gifts to celebrate dad at Phelps Park on Saturday, June 15, 10am – 12pm. Free event.
RDV Ice Den in Maitland is letting dad lace up for free ice skating on Sunday, June 16 with the purchase of one child’s public skate admission. Public skate times on Father’s Day: 2pm – 3:45pm and 5:30pm – 7:15pm.
Bass Pro Shops: Give dad a day out with the kids during Gone Fishing Event, June 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 2019 at participating Bass Pro Shops. Free catch and release ponds, certificate of first catch (while supplies last), and other special memory makers are available.
Take a dip in one of Central Florida’s cool and natural springs. Choose from one of many parks near Orlando:
At De Leon Springs, you can cook your own pancakes at the Sugar Mill Restaurant, and then stay for the day to take a dip in the swimming area or rent canoes.
Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka has boat tours, camping, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling. The cost is $6 per vehicle.
Kelly Park/Rock Springs in Apopka is popular for the floating down the stream in an inner tube. Kelly Park also has a concession, picnic pavilions and playground. The tube rentals are available from vendors outside the park at an added cost, but we suggest bringing your own pool floats to save some cash. The cost to enter the park is $3-5 per vehicle.
The beach is just a 45-minute drive from Orlando. Pack the car for a day trip to Cocoa or New Smyrna Beach.
Boggy Creek Airboat rides takes you through Florida wetlands at speeds up to 50 mph for an up-close look at native wildlife.
Play volleyball, corn toss, enjoy live music and a take dip in the cool waters of the Wekiva River: all for free at Wekiva Island. This eco-recreation destination has an old Florida feel, a bar that serves beer and wine, and riverside cabanas. Admission is free during the week, but the charge is only a dollar or two on the weekends.
Rent bikes. Explore the City Beautiful by renting bikes through the Orlando Bike Share program. Simply reserve a bike online or through the app, release the bike to ride and then return at any one of the designated stations.