Frugal Family Fun in Orlando

taulbeesAround the country, and even around the world, Orlando is known for the many fun and expensive attractions and theme parks. From Disney to SeaWorld to Gatorland, theme parks surround Orlando and provide plenty of expensive family fun for special days.

But in our home (due to Vicki’s creativity), Orlando is known to have just as many inexpensive or free things to do with the family during the summer.

So, if you are looking for ways to entertain the kiddos without transferring money from their college fund, here are five ideas from The Taulbees.


Frugal Family Fun Days in Orlando

  • Harry P. Leu Gardens offers free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Monday of every month.
  • Lake Eola Park is a 43-acre recreational area in the heart of downtown Orlando. Visitors can picnic along the shore, enjoy one of the many free concerts at the amphitheater, feed the resident swans or stop by the farmer’s market on Sundays.
  • LEGO Imagination Center at downtown Disney Marketplace is 4,400-square feet of fun. Guarded by friendly dinosaurs and a huge sea serpent made of LEGO bricks, this play area lets kids explore their creativity by building with colorful bricks, and it’s all free.
  • The Orlando Wetlands Park has more than 20 miles of roads and woodland trails leading through marshes, hardwood hammocks and along scenic lakes. The most popular activities are bird-watching, nature photography, jogging and bicycling.

And for mom and dad, check out The Orlando Brewing Company near downtown Orlando. It is the only organic brewery and tap room in the Southeast and one of only 10 in the United States. Each weekend, there are free brewery tours, free Wi-Fi and free live entertainment.