Looking for some family friendly entertainment this weekend? In addition to city parks and shopping malls, here are a few ideas that you may not have considered:
Also see: 100 Free Activities for Kids in Orlando
1. Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida
One of the oldest Holocaust museums in the country, founded in 1982. Permanent exhibit, traveling exhibits, a 6,000 volume library, a film series, and community programs.
Free admission to the museum. Explore the history of the Holocaust with a minimum of graphic images and disturbing representations.
851 N Maitland Ave. in Maitland.
You may know the this popular spot by it's prior name, Crane's Roost Park. The City of Altamonte Springs has recently added an entire shopping, dining and entertainment complex along the lake. On just about any given evening you will find free entertainment including live music, karaoke, comedians and street performers.
Exit I-4 at 436 and head east about 1/4 mile, Uptown Altamonte will be on your left.
3. Big Tree Park
An unfortunate fire destroyed The Senator in February of 2012.
This Longwood park's main attraction is "The Senator", a 3500 year old Bald Cypress, one of the oldest and largest trees in America. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a day of nature.
West of U.S. 17-92 on General Hutchinson Parkway
Open daily from 8 am till sunset.
4. Flea World
Central Florida's largest Flea Market with over 1500 vendors. A great place to wander around, pick up odds and ends, fresh produce and people watch. Located between Orlando & Sanford, Florida, just 10 miles north of Orlando on Hwy 17-92.
4311 Orlando Avenue
Sanford Florida 32773
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm.
5. Old Town
This shopping, dining and entertainment venue located in the heart of the tourist district in Kissimmee has live entertainment nightly with a classic Friday & Saturday Nite Cruise - a parade of custom, exotic and special interest vehicles highlighted with music from the 50's & 60's. Throughout the year special weekend family events include: December snow falls, Latin Sundays and even pinewood derby races.
5770 W. U.S. Highway 192
Kissimmee, Florida 34746
Check the current monthly calendar for more discounts and other free events.