Christmas need to add to em

Santa and Mrs. Claus Have Arrived at Westfield Brandon

Santa is at the Florida Aquarium
When: 11/26; 12/3; 12/10; 12/17; 12/21; 12/22
Hours: 10:30am-1:30pm
Location: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL, 33602
More Info: http://www.flaquarium.org/event-calendar.aspx

Westfield Citrus Park – Meet Santa & his Reindeer

Sensitive Santa at WestShore Plaza

Free Breakfast & Visit Santa at IKEA Tampa

Westfield Citrus Park – Sensory Friendly Visit With Santa

Santa Claus at Hyde Park Village

The Chrth-jpgfdaistmas Trail in Plant City

When: Dec: 9-11,15-18,21-23 6pm to 10 pm

Where: 2837 South Frontage Road, Plant City, FL, 33566

Website: http://www.thechristmastrail.com/

 

 Chick-fil-A Waters Ave

When: 12/1/16 through 12/25/16

Where: 6299 West Waters Ave. Tampa, Florida 33634

Website: https://www.facebook.com/CFAWaters/photos/pb.165856007680.-2207520000.1479919600./10154013580887681/?type=3&theater

 

Local Neighborhoods and houses that go all out!

  • If you know of any we should add, send me email at shinetaarmour@yahoo.com

     

    th-jpgfdaBarrington Oaks Neighborhood

    • When: 12/10/1 through 1/31/16
    • Where: Barrington Drive, Brandon Florida

    th-jpgfda407 Cranberry Lane, Brandon

    th-jpgfda12229 Adventure Dr, Riverview 

    th-jpgfda6023 Palomaglade Drive in Fishhawk

    th-jpgfda415 Benson Street, Valrico 

    th-jpgfda5920 Tulip Flower Dr, Riverview

    th-jpgfda 9711 Riverview Dr., Gibsonton

    th-jpgfda486 Florida Circle N. Apollo beach

    th-jpgfda506 Hickory Lake Dr: Brandon

    th-jpgfdaEleuthera Place in Seffner

    th-jpgfda2026 Chelam Way In Sterling Ranch

     th-jpgfda1713 Alhambra Crest Dr Ruskin

    th-jpgfda415 Benson Street, Valrico 

    th-jpgfda  2811 St Cloud Oaks Drive, Valrico

    6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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Weekend Events

August 18 – August 20

Friday, August 18, 2017 Events

 

Open Play For Kids at K Peas

Open play is a wonderful experience for parents and toddlers. It is a time for spontaneous fun and play. Moms meet other moms. Kids make friends and play together. Open play is relaxed and fun. Your sweet pea will love it! You are welcome to bring in food during open play. Open play is a great way to get introduced to K Peas Place. Walk-ins are welcome. (ages 0-5yrs)

  • When: Friday, August 18, 2017,  9:30 am –  3:30 pm
  • Location: 13966 Lynmar Blvd, Tampa Fl, 33626
  • Cost: $15 per family drop in
  • Website: kpeasplace.com

Open Play at Playtime

No reservations are necessary for Open Play, just walk in! Please check the current monthly calendar for days & times.

  • When: Friday, August 18, 2017, 10:00 am –  2:00 pm
  • Location: 6124 N Us Highway 41 Apollo Beach, Florida 33572
  • Cost: $6-Ages 6-11 months (infants under 6 months are free!) , $8-Ages 1-5 years
  • Website: playtime.com

 

Spring Break 2

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Spring Break is upon us here in Hillsborough county, and if you are like me you want to keep the kids busy!   We are very lucky to live in a state where a staycation can be a lot of fun for the whole family. Here is a list of some events/activities to do with the kids over spring break. Have a fun spring break and make the most of it!

If you are looking for a great and inexpensive day trip check out of list here:

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Monday March 13, 2017

Events and Activities at Hillsborough County Libraries

Check out the website to view the calendar for all libraries in Hillsborough Cty.  There are a ton of events listed for each day. From Baby/Toddler Times to block parties for the older kids.

  • When: All Day
  •  Location: Local Libraries
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: hcplc.org

Math + Arts + Bots Studio at Glazer Children’s Museum

This Spring Break explore our new Math+ Arts+Bots Studio. We can hardly wait for you to see the latest and coolest robots, circuitry, math and building toys that stretch the imagination. If your child can’t turn off Minecraft, let us introduce them to robots who dance, and our new friends, Sphero, Ozo and Skylee. Then, draw or create your own robots to take home! * Select Times*

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017 during museum operating hours
  • Location: Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa FL 33602
  • Cost: General Admission
  • Website: glazermuseum.org

Dinos Alive! at Lowry Park Zoo

They’re baaack! For the first time in 65 million years, dinosaurs will take over Tampa Bay and roam the Zoo every day! Grab the whole family and get ready to be surrounded by life size dinosaurs as you experience Dinos Alive! Get up-close and personal with varying species of dinosaurs that move, roar and interact with you! Learn about dinosaurs through the eyes of a paleontologist and connect with present-day species of wildlife on the brink of extinction. Feast with Dino-sized food and drinks and enjoy this larger than life adventure with the entire family.

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017,  9:30 am –  5:00 pm
  • Location: Lowry Park Zoo 1101 West Sligh Ave. Tampa, Florida 33604
  • Cost: Included with zoo admission
  • Website: lowryparkzoo.org

Open Play For Kids at K Peas

Open play is a wonderful experience for parents and toddlers. It is a time for spontaneous fun and play. Moms meet other moms. Kids make friends and play together. Open play is relaxed and fun. Your sweet pea will love it! You are welcome to bring in food during open play. Open play is a great way to get introduced to K Peas Place. Walk-ins are welcome. (ages 0-5yrs)
Relaxed fun
Spontaneous fun
Make friends
Set up play dates
Have fun, fun, fun!

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017,  9:30 am –  5:30 pm
  • Location: 13966 Lynmar Blvd, Tampa Fl, 33626
  • Cost: $15 per family drop in
  • Website: kpeasplace.com

Open Play at We Rock the Spectrum

With open play, children are welcome to come in and enjoy the same activities that are offered during the private sessions and private parties. This includes full use of the gym with all equipment, and an arts & crafts section that has: beading, painting, lanyard and much more.

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 10:00 am –  7:00 pm
  • Location: We Rock the Spectrum – Tampa 1076 E Brandon Blvd Unit 102, Brandon, Florida 33511
  • Cost: $12 per child. Siblings will be discounted to $10
  • Website: werockthespectrum.com

Free Sibling Monday Open Play at Playtime

No reservations are necessary for Open Play, just walk in! Every Monday is Free Sibling Day at Playtime, this means you only pay for one child! Please check the current monthly calendar for days & times.

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 10:00 am –  5:00 pm
  • Location: 6124 N Us Highway 41 Apollo Beach, Florida 33572
  • Cost: $6-Ages 6-11 months (infants under 6 months are free!) , $8-Ages 1-5 years. Siblings are FREE
  • Website: playtime.com

IKEA Tampa Kids Academy FREE Fun for kids

When school is out, get in on the fun at IKEA Tampa Kids Academy! The Academy is FREE for kids 12 and under. To participate, show up any time between 11a.m. & 12p.m. or between 5:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN!
March 13th – We’re swimming in fun! Come craft with us, we’re making a SUPER cute faux aquarium! *All participants will take part in a FREE activity/craft and will receive a FREE Kids Entrée from the restaurant (beverage not included).
Please note: free activity/craft and kids’ entrée offer are valid for children 12 & under and while supplies last. To receive the free kids’ entrée, you must first participate in the craft/activity then present your date stamped Kids’ Academy card to the restaurant cashier.Choose from 5 kids’ entrees available from 11 am to 8:30pm. One entrée per child (kids drink must be purchased separately); dine-in only. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No groups please. Child must be present to participate in the activity and obtain a date stamped card which must be presented to the restaurant cashier to receive the free kids entrée.

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: IKEA Tampa 1103 N. 22nd Street Tampa, FL 33605
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: ikea.com

Spring Break Open Studio at Pinot’s Palette Brandon

Have you ever wanted to paint your own idea but don’t want to make a mess or invest in all the supplies? You may choose to paint one of 30+ self guided paintings(step by step in written form) . The studio will be open to all artists and aspiring artists who would like to come in and create their own masterpiece. For only $15 (all art supplies included), enjoy your time painting, sipping and listening to great music! The artistic atmosphere will inspire you to create your own painting or choose one of our self guided paintings. There is not an artist on duty to assist. You can register online or just drop in! **No discounts on Open Studio please**

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 11:00 am –  3:00 pm
  • Location: 2086 Badlands Dr. Brandon, FL 33511
  • Cost: $15 per painter
  • Website: pinotspalette.com

STEAM Squadron at North Tampa Branch Library

Spend a fun, interactive, and creative afternoon with your imagination. For grades K-5. New STEAM theme each week. Funded by the Friends of the North Tampa Branch Library.

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017,  2:30 pm –  3:30 pm
  • Location: 8916 North Blvd. Tampa, FL 33604-1209
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: hcplc.org

Family Night at Boing Fun Center Tampa

Family Night: Get one hour of jump time for your immediate family for only $35 every Monday!

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017,  3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Location: Boing! Fun Center 622-624 Ware St. Tampa, FL 33619
  • Cost: $35 per family
  • Website: boing.com

STEAM Club at John F. Germany Public Library

Join us for STEAM Club as we explore topics such as science, technology, engineering, art and math projects that encourage critical and creative thinking.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017,  3:00 pm –  4:00 pm
  • Location: 900 N. Ashley Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: hcplc.org

Manic Monday at Airheads Tampa

On Mondays purchase your unlimited jump in pairs for only $12.50 per jumper! Special listed cannot be combined with other coupons or deals.

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017,  3:30 pm –  8:00 pm
  • Location: 5072 West Linebaugh Avenue Tampa, Florida 33624
  • Cost: $12.50 per jumper
  • Website: airheads.com

Florida Hospital Center Ice Public Skate

The Florida Hospital Center ice Facility offers several public and community oriented programs designed to combine fitness and entertainment for patrons of all ages. Visit our website to see the full public skate calendar!

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017,  5:00 pm –  7:00 pm
  • Location: 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
  • Cost: Admission is $9.75 + tax ($7.75 + tax for seniors, veterans, and active duty military) and skate rental is $4.75 + tax
  • Website: flhospitaliceskating.com

IKEA Tampa Kids Academy FREE Fun for kids

When school is out, get in on the fun at IKEA Tampa Kids Academy! The Academy is FREE for kids 12 and under. To participate, show up any time between 11a.m. & 12p.m. or between 5:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN!
March 13th – We’re swimming in fun! Come craft with us, we’re making a SUPER cute faux aquarium! *All participants will take part in a FREE activity/craft and will receive a FREE Kids Entrée from the restaurant (beverage not included).
Please note: free activity/craft and kids’ entrée offer are valid for children 12 & under and while supplies last. To receive the free kids’ entrée, you must first participate in the craft/activity then present your date stamped Kids’ Academy card to the restaurant cashier.Choose from 5 kids’ entrees available from 11 am to 8:30pm. One entrée per child (kids drink must be purchased separately); dine-in only. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No groups please. Child must be present to participate in the activity and obtain a date stamped card which must be presented to the restaurant cashier to receive the free kids entree.

  • When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Location: IKEA Tampa 1103 N. 22nd Street Tampa, FL 33605
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: ikea.com

Tuesday March 14, 2017 Events

Events and Activities at Hillsborough County Libraries

Check out the website to view the calendar for all libraries in Hillsborough Cty.  There are a ton of events listed for each day. From Baby/Toddler Times to block parties for the older kids.

  • When: All Day
  •  Location: Local Libraries
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: hcplc.org

Pi Day at Glazer Children’s Museum

What better way to celebrate Albert Einsteins’s birthday than with a little slice of pi to the face? March 14 (3.14) is national Pi Day and at GCM, we are celebrating math! Join us in Curtis Hixon Park and the Museum for our first annual shaving cream pie throwing party! Families will get messy, help the Museum Math Squad solve problems, and make colorful art with math during this fun-filled day. Pre-registration is required to participate.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – All Day Event
  • Location: Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa FL 33602
  • Cost: See Website
  • Website: glazermuseum.org

Dinos Alive! at Lowry Park Zoo

They’re baaack! For the first time in 65 million years, dinosaurs will take over Tampa Bay and roam the Zoo every day! Grab the whole family and get ready to be surrounded by life-size dinosaurs as you experience Dinos Alive! Get up-close and personal with varying species of dinosaurs that move, roar and interact with you! Learn about dinosaurs through the eyes of a paleontologist and connect with present-day species of wildlife on the brink of extinction. Feast with Dino-sized food and drinks and enjoy this larger than life adventure with the entire family.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017,  9:30 am –  5:00 pm
  • Location: Lowry Park Zoo 1101 West Sligh Ave. Tampa, Florida 33604
  • Cost: Included with zoo admission
  • Website: lowryparkzoo.org

Lil’ Yogi’s at Playtime

Lil’ Yogi’s is a fun class, designed specifically for young children, ages 2-6. We learn poses to increase strength, flexibility & coordination. Classes are intended to be fun & include age appropriate games & animal sounds. Breathing techniques are taught, which help children to integrate new skills of self-regulation & calmness into their lives. Class begins with 25 minutes of free play in our playroom, followed by yoga lesson. Parents are welcome to participate. Pre registration is required. Reservations are required, no later than 24 hrs before class! Always call ahead to confirm.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017,  9:30 am – 10:20 am
  • Location: 6124 N Us Highway 41 Apollo Beach, Florida 33572
  • Cost: $8/non-members, $5/members
  • Website: playtime.com

Michael’s Kids Spring Make Camp Art Class

Keep little makers’ creativity flowing during Spring Break. Each day, kids will explore different craft supplies, today they can enjoy ink. No instruction or steps to follow, just pure imagination and fun! Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: At participating Micheal’s locations, visit website to find your local store
  • Cost: $2 per child
  • Website: michaels.com

Mommy & Me at Airheads Tampa

Unlimited jump for toddlers from 10am-1pm on Tuesdays. Special listed cannot be combined with other coupons or deals.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 10:00 am –  1:00 pm
  • Location: 5072 West Linebaugh Avenue Tampa, Florida 33624
  • Cost: $6.00 for the first child, $4.00 each additional child
  • Website: airheads.com

$1 Cupcake Days at Petite Madelyns Bakery

Come and enjoy delicious cupcakes for just $1.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1017 Bloomingdale Ave Valrico 33596
  • Cost: $1 Cupcakes
  • Website: petitemadelynsbakery.com

Movers & Shakers at Village Square

In movers & shakers children sing, dance, and play their way through an energy burning 45-minute class. Classes will focus on imaginative play, movement, and exercise in a small group setting.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 10:15 am
  • Location: Located at Westshore Plaza, 101 Westshore Plaza Tampa, Florida 33609
  • Cost: Drop-In for just $12 or save by purchasing a 10 class pass
  • Website: villagesquare.me

Free Spirit Rescue Visitor Day

Visit with some of the animals we have rescued, hear their stories, fall in love and spoil them rotten! Visitors MUST wear closed toe shoes. You’ll be required to sign a waiver. Be sure to see Jessica at the blue tent when you first arrive. She will have those readily available. Please keep in mind that this is the home of many rescued, injured or abused animals. This is their safe place now so please be mindful of them. You’re welcome to bring food for snacks and lunches, but please be careful what you feed the animals. We will have buckets of treats you may get to feed the animals for a small donation.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:00 am –  3:00 pm
  • Location: 3210 Bruton Rd. Plant City, Fl. 33565
  • Cost: Donations appreciated
  • Website: freespirit.org

Open Bowl at Brandon Crossroads

Join us for some good old’ family fun, Bowling!

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Location: 609 Crater Lane Tampa, FL 33619
  • Cost: $2.50 per person per game and $2.25 per pair
  • Website: brandoncrossroads.com

IKEA Tampa Kids Academy FREE Fun for kids

When school is out, get in on the fun at IKEA Tampa Kids Academy! The Academy is FREE for kids 12 and under. To participate, show up any time between 11a.m. & 12p.m. or between 5:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN!

March 14th – Give life to the garden by decorating a flower-pot for your favorite plant.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: IKEA Tampa 1103 N. 22nd Street Tampa, FL 33605
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: ikea.com

Spring Break Open Studio at Pinot’s Palette Brandon

Have you ever wanted to paint your own idea but don’t want to make a mess or invest in all the supplies? You may choose to paint one of 30+ self guided paintings(step by step in written form) . The studio will be open to all artists and aspiring artists who would like to come in and create their own masterpiece. For only $15 (all art supplies included), enjoy your time painting, sipping and listening to great music! The artistic atmosphere will inspire you to create your own painting or choose one of our self guided paintings. There is not an artist on duty to assist. You can register online or just drop in! **No discounts on Open Studio please**

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:00 am –  3:00 pm
  • Location: 2086 Badlands Dr. Brandon, FL 33511
  • Cost: $15 per painter
  • Website: pinotspalette.com

Story Time at Learning Express Toys of Brandon

Join us for story time at our store every Tuesday at 11:00am.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:00 am
  • Location: Westfield-Brandon Mall 670 Brandon Town Center Mall Brandon, FL 33551
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: learningexpress.com

Open Play For Kids at K Peas

Open play is a wonderful experience for parents and toddlers. It is a time for spontaneous fun and play. Moms meet other moms. Kids make friends and play together. Open play is relaxed and fun. Your sweet pea will love it! You are welcome to bring in food during open play. Open play is a great way to get introduced to K Peas Place. Walk-ins are welcome. (ages 0-5yrs)
Relaxed fun
Spontaneous fun
Make friends
Set up play dates
Have fun, fun, fun!

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 12:00 pm –  4:00 pm
  • Location: 13966 Lynmar Blvd, Tampa Fl, 33626
  • Cost: $15 per family drop in
  • Website: kpeasplace.com

B Creative Painting Studio $5 Studio Fee Day

A Funky Paint Your Own Pottery Studio located in The Grove Wesley Chapel. Every Tuesday $5 studio fee ALL DAY!

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 12:00 pm –  8:00 pm
  • Location: 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd, Ste 103 Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544
  • Cost: $5 studio fee
  • Website: bcreativepaintings.com

Magic Tree House STEAM Club at John F. Germany Public Library

Take Magic Tree House Club even further with STEAM Club as we explore topics from the books through science, technology, engineering, art and math projects that encourage critical and creative thinking. Recommended for ages 5 and up

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017,  2:45 pm –  3:30 pm
  • Location: 900 N. Ashley Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
  • Cost: Free.
  • Website: hcplc.org

Crafty Kids at Brandon Regional Library

Make something! Take it home! Explore ideas with a free, fun craft at the library. Seasonal crafts, holiday crafts, and crafts just for fun are all part of this exciting and creative program. For children in grades K – 5.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017,  3:00 pm –  3:45 pm
  • Location: 619 Vonderburg Dr. Brandon, FL 33511-5972
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: hcplc.org

The Alley at Southshore Tuesday Specials

Enjoy half price on all redemption / arcade games plus Kids Eat free from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM! *Children Ten and Under Receive a FREE Kids Meal when an entrée is purchased by an Accompanying Adult

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017,  3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Location: 10221 Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL 33578
  • Cost: See Website
  • Website: thealley.com

$10 Tuesday at BOING! Fun Center

40 arcade credits and 30 minutes of jump time for $10! Add another 30 minutes of jump time for just $5!

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017,  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Location: Boing! Fun Center 622-624 Ware St. Tampa, FL 33619
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: boing.com

Triple Tuesdays at Skateworld Tampa

Every Tuesday evening. One game of Laser Tag, Roller Skating and Bounce House!

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017,  5:00 pm –  8:00 pm
  • Location: 7510 Paula Dr, Tampa, Florida 33615
  • Cost: Admission is only $7 and it includes regular skate rental along with our Triple Tuesday deal!
  • Website: unitedskates.com

IKEA Tampa Kids Academy FREE Fun for kids

When school is out, get in on the fun at IKEA Tampa Kids Academy! The Academy is FREE for kids 12 and under. To participate, show up any time between 11a.m. & 12p.m. or between 5:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN!

March 14th – Give life to the garden by decorating a flower-pot for your favorite plant.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017,  5:30 pm –  6:30 pm
  • Location: IKEA Tampa 1103 N. 22nd Street Tampa, FL 33605
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: ikea.com

Family Night Out at Land O Lakes Library

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for stories, crafts, and games for the whole family. Sponsored by the Friends of the Land O’ Lakes Library. Ages: 5yrs-12yrs

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017,  6:30 pm –  7:30 pm
  • Location: Land O’Lakes Library – 2818 Collier Parkway Land O’Lakes, FL 34639
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: pascolibraries.org

Family Time at Brandon Regional Library

Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading for children of all ages. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy.

  • When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017,  7:00 pm –  7:30 pm
  • Location: 619 Vonderburg Dr. Brandon, FL 33511-5972
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: hcplc.org

Wednesday March 15, 2017 Events

Events and Activities at Hillsborough County Libraries

Check out the website to view the calendar for all libraries in Hillsborough Cty.  There are a ton of events listed for each day. From Baby/Toddler Times to block parties for the older kids.

  • When: All Day
  •  Location: Local Libraries
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: hcplc.org

Dinos Alive! at Lowry Park Zoo

They’re baaack! For the first time in 65 million years, dinosaurs will take over Tampa Bay and roam the Zoo every day! Grab the whole family and get ready to be surrounded by life-size dinosaurs as you experience Dinos Alive! Get up-close and personal with varying species of dinosaurs that move, roar and interact with you! Learn about dinosaurs through the eyes of a paleontologist and connect with present-day species of wildlife on the brink of extinction. Feast with Dino-sized food and drinks and enjoy this larger than life adventure with the entire family.

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017,  9:30 am –  5:00 pm
  • Location: Lowry Park Zoo 1101 West Sligh Ave. Tampa, Florida 33604
  • Cost: Included with zoo admission
  • Website: lowryparkzoo.org

KidX Sham-Rock & Shake! at WestShore Plaza

Treasures to be found, Mr.Tommy’s rockin’ sound! Come sing and dance and play! Let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Join us at WestShore Plaza for music, activities and lots of fun courtesy of Mr.Tommy, Village Square, Chick-fil-A and Bricks4Kids! At 11:15, Darin Koenig from Koenig Martial Arts will be there to teach children some basic techniques! Don’t miss it!

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: WestShore Plaza – Center Court 250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: westshoreplaza.com

Michael’s Kids Spring Make Camp Art Class

Keep little makers’ creativity flowing during Spring Break. Each day, kids will explore different craft supplies, today they can enjoy ink. No instruction or steps to follow, just pure imagination and fun! Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: At participating Micheal’s locations. Visit Website to find your local store
  • Cost: $2 per child
  • Website: michaels.com

Open Play at We Rock the Spectrum

With open play, children are welcome to come in and enjoy the same activities that are offered during the private sessions and private parties. This includes full use of the gym with all equipment, and an arts & crafts section that has: beading, painting, lanyard and much more.

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 10:00 am –  7:00 pm
  • Location: We Rock the Spectrum – Tampa 1076 E Brandon Blvd Unit 102, Brandon, Florida 33511
  • Cost: $12 per child. Siblings will be discounted to $10
  • Website: werockthespectrum.com

Art Classes at Learning Express Citrus Park

All month-long Learning Express has fun crafts! Visit their website and/or Facebook page to see the projects they have scheduled for this month. Space is limited reserve your spot by calling 813.926.9380.

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 11:00 am
  • Location: Learning Express Toys of Citrus Park: Westfield Citrus Park Mall, 7814 Citrus Park Town Center Mall Tampa, FL 33625
  • Cost: Free but RSVP is required
  • Website: learningexpress.com

IKEA Tampa Kids Academy FREE Fun for kids

When school is out, get in on the fun at IKEA Tampa Kids Academy! The Academy is FREE for kids 12 and under. To participate, show up any time between 11a.m. & 12p.m. or between 5:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN!
March 15th – Fly high! Design your very own colorful kite to brighten the sky!

*All participants will take part in a FREE activity/craft and will receive a FREE Kids Entrée from the restaurant (beverage not included).
Please note: free activity/craft and kids’ entrée offer are valid for children 12 & under and while supplies last. To receive the free kids’ entree, you must first participate in the craft/activity then present your date stamped Kids’ Academy card to the restaurant cashier.
Choose from 5 kids’ entrees available from 11 am to 8:30pm. One entrée per child (kids drink must be purchased separately); dine-in only. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No groups please. Child must be present to participate in the activity and obtain a date stamped card which must be presented to the restaurant cashier to receive the free kids entrée.

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: IKEA Tampa 1103 N. 22nd Street Tampa, FL 33605
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: ikea.com

Open Studio at Pinot’s Palette Brandon

Have you ever wanted to paint your own idea but don’t want to make a mess or invest in all the supplies? You may choose to paint one of 30+ self guided paintings(step by step in written form) . The studio will be open to all artists and aspiring artists who would like to come in and create their own masterpiece. For only $15 (all art supplies included), enjoy your time painting, sipping and listening to great music! The artistic atmosphere will inspire you to create your own painting or choose one of our self guided paintings. There is not an artist on duty to assist. You can register online or just drop in! **No discounts on Open Studio please**

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 11:00 am –  3:00 pm
  • Location: 2086 Badlands Dr. Brandon, FL 33511
  • Cost: $15 per painter
  • Website: pinotspalette.com

After School Art at Temple Terrace Public Library

Enjoy a story read aloud and a related art project. For children ages 5 to 12 with a caregiver

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017,  3:30 pm –  4:15 pm
  • Location: Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Pkwy. Temple Terrace, FL 33617
  • Cost: Free.
  • Website: templeterrace.com

Mini Makers at John F. Germany Public Library

Children ages 5 to 10 can create at the The Hive – Maker Dome (3 West) every week. New project weekly. Visit the library website for more details on upcoming events.

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017,  3:30 pm –  4:30 pm
  • Location: 900 N. Ashley Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: hcplc.org

Art Afterschool at Jimmie B. Keel Library

This is your time to express yourself through art. Come join the fun, take home your creations and show off your talents! Grades K-5.

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017,  4:00 pm –  4:45 pm
  • Location: Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library – 2902 W. Bearss Ave. Tampa, FL 33618
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: hcplc.org

Hump Day Special at Boing Fun Center Tampa

Hump Day Special: All you can jump for $15!

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017,  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Location: Boing! Fun Center 622-624 Ware St. Tampa, FL 33619
  • Cost: $15
  • Website: boing.com

IKEA Tampa Kids Academy FREE Fun for kids

When school is out, get in on the fun at IKEA Tampa Kids Academy! The Academy is FREE for kids 12 and under. To participate, show up any time between 11a.m. & 12p.m. or between 5:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN!
March 15th – Fly high! Design your very own colorful kite to brighten the sky!

*All participants will take part in a FREE activity/craft and will receive a FREE Kids Entrée from the restaurant (beverage not included).
Please note: free activity/craft and kids’ entrée offer are valid for children 12 & under and while supplies last. To receive the free kids’ entree, you must first participate in the craft/activity then present your date stamped Kids’ Academy card to the restaurant cashier.
Choose from 5 kids’ entrees available from 11 am to 8:30pm. One entrée per child (kids drink must be purchased separately); dine-in only. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No groups please. Child must be present to participate in the activity and obtain a date stamped card which must be presented to the restaurant cashier to receive the free kids entrée.

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Location: IKEA Tampa 1103 N. 22nd Street Tampa, FL 33605
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: ikea.com

Wacky Wednesday At United Skates

Featuring Top 40 Music from the 80’s, 90’s and Today **FAMILY SPECIAL!** $30 for a family of 4, includes admission, regular skate rental, a large 1-topping pizza, and a pitcher of soda! (additional family members are $3 each!)

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017,  6:30 pm –  8:30 pm
  • Location: 5121 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603
  • Cost: $5.00 includes Admission and Regular Skates
  • Website: unitedskates.com

Thursday March 16, 2017 Events

Events and Activities at Hillsborough County Libraries

Check out the website to view the calendar for all libraries in Hillsborough Cty.  There are a ton of events listed for each day. From Baby/Toddler Times to block parties for the older kids.

  • When: All Day
  •  Location: Local Libraries
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: hcplc.org

Math + Arts + Bots Studio at Glazer Children’s Museum

This Spring Break explore our new Math+ Arts+Bots Studio. We can hardly wait for you to see the latest and coolest robots, circuitry, math and building toys that stretch the imagination. If your child can’t turn off Minecraft, let us introduce them to robots who dance, and our new friends, Sphero, Ozo and Skylee. Then, draw or create your own robots to take home! * Select Times*

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 – All Day Event
  • Location: Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa FL 33602
  • Cost: General Admission
  • Website: glazer.org

HorsePower For Kids – Food Pantry Day

Bring a can of food and receive a FREE admission Food will be donated to local community shelters (1 per family).

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 10:00 am –  2:00 pm
  • Location: 8005 Racetrack Rd. Tampa, FL 33635
  • Cost: See Website
  • Website: horsepowerforkids.com

Michael’s Kids Spring Make Camp Art Class

Keep little makers’ creativity flowing during Spring Break. Each day, kids will explore different craft supplies, today they can enjoy ink. No instruction or steps to follow, just pure imagination and fun! Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: At participating Micheal’s locations.
  • Cost: $2 per child
  • Website: michaels.com

Arts & Crafts Around The Center – Brandon

Come and join us for great Arts & Crafts activities at the Center. Children, ages 2-4, will enjoy projects which help develop their creative side. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Location: Children’s Board Family Resource Centers in Brandon, 1271 Kingsway Road Brandon, FL 33510
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: brandonfamilysupport.org

Craft Classes at Learning Express Toys of Brandon

Join us for a special craft at our store every Thursday at 11:00am.

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 11:00 am
  • Location: Westfield-Brandon Mall 670 Brandon Town Center Mall Brandon, FL 33551
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: learningexpress.com

IKEA Tampa Kids Academy FREE Fun for kids

When school is out, get in on the fun at IKEA Tampa Kids Academy! The Academy is FREE for kids 12 and under. To participate, show up any time between 11a.m. & 12p.m. or between 5:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN!
March 16th – Celebrate the arrival of Spring–decorate a cupcake ‘blossoming’ with edible delights. *All participants will take part in a FREE activity/craft and will receive a FREE Kids Entrée from the restaurant (beverage not included).
Please note: free activity/craft and kids’ entrée offer are valid for children 12 & under and while supplies last. To receive the free kids’ entrée, you must first participate in the craft/activity then present your date stamped Kids’ Academy card to the restaurant cashier. Choose from 5 kids’ entrees available from 11 am to 8:30pm. One entrée per child (kids drink must be purchased separately); dine-in only. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No groups please. Child must be present to participate in the activity and obtain a date stamped card which must be presented to the restaurant cashier to receive the free kids entree.

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: IKEA Tampa 1103 N. 22nd Street Tampa, FL 33605
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: ikea.com

Spring Break Open Studio at Pinot’s Palette Brandon

Have you ever wanted to paint your own idea but don’t want to make a mess or invest in all the supplies? You may choose to paint one of 30+ self guided paintings(step by step in written form) . The studio will be open to all artists and aspiring artists who would like to come in and create their own masterpiece. For only $15 (all art supplies included), enjoy your time painting, sipping and listening to great music! The artistic atmosphere will inspire you to create your own painting or choose one of our self guided paintings. There is not an artist on duty to assist. You can register online or just drop in! **No discounts on Open Studio please**

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 11:00 am –  3:00 pm
  • Location: 2086 Badlands Dr. Brandon, FL 33511
  • Cost: $15 per painter
  • Website: pinotspalette.com

Paw Patrol Skate for the younger kids and Unlimited Laser Tag for the older kids at Skateworld Tampa

Come meet the Paw Patrol Thursday, March 16th from 12-4pm or 6-9pm! Top 100 music and Radio Disney Mix! Presales available at 813-884-7688 – call us today!
Our laser tag arena will be open for UNLIMITED games at an additional $5 per person!

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 12:00 pm –  3:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: 7510 Paula Dr, Tampa, Florida 33615
  • Cost: Admission is $6 and regular skate rental is $3.50 extra! $5.00 unlimited laser tag
  • Website: unitedskates.com

Crafternoon at John F. Germany Public Library

Chill out at the library with cool arts and craft activities. For children ages 5 and up.

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017,  3:30 pm –  4:30 pm
  • Location: 900 N. Ashley Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: hcplc.org

Kids Yoga 3.5-7 Years at Village Square

Join us for yoga just for kids! Kids will learn the basics of yoga through fun poses, games, and an energizing movement based practice!

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017,  3:30 pm
  • Location: Located at Westshore Plaza, 101 Westshore Plaza Tampa, Florida 33609
  • Cost: Drop-In for just $12 or save by purchasing a 10 class pass
  • Website: villagesquare.me

IKEA Tampa Kids Academy FREE Fun for kids

When school is out, get in on the fun at IKEA Tampa Kids Academy! The Academy is FREE for kids 12 and under. To participate, show up any time between 11a.m. & 12p.m. or between 5:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN!
March 16th – Celebrate the arrival of Spring–decorate a cupcake ‘blossoming’ with edible delights. *All participants will take part in a FREE activity/craft and will receive a FREE Kids Entrée from the restaurant (beverage not included).
Please note: free activity/craft and kids’ entrée offer are valid for children 12 & under and while supplies last. To receive the free kids’ entrée, you must first participate in the craft/activity then present your date stamped Kids’ Academy card to the restaurant cashier. Choose from 5 kids’ entrees available from 11 am to 8:30pm. One entrée per child (kids drink must be purchased separately); dine-in only. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No groups please. Child must be present to participate in the activity and obtain a date stamped card which must be presented to the restaurant cashier to receive the free kids entree.

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Location: IKEA Tampa 1103 N. 22nd Street Tampa, FL 33605
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: ikea.com

Flicks + Food Trucks

Come experience the event that speaks to the core of all things Tampa Bay. This urban, free event is enjoyed by all ages, is a pet friendly destination and loved by Tampa Bay. Get your forks and fingers ready to dive into 15-20 of the best of Tampa Bay’s gourmet food trucks, offering everything from burgers to vegetarian bites. Featuring craft brews served up by the Pour House, Local-Live Music, a larger than life Outdoor, Movie Screen Experience and Entertainment for all. Hosted at The Grand Central at Kennedy, from 6pm-10pm, on the 3rd Thursday of every month & always held rain or shine!

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017,  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Location: The Grand Central at Kennedy 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Cost: Free Admission
  • Website: tampabaymarkets.com

Play Your Way Thursday at GameTime – Ybor

Play Your Way Thursday is Game Time’s signature promotion with up to 5 hours of Timed Play* for only $10! This offer is available in Tampa throughout the Summer.

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017,  7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
  • Location: GameTime Tampa 1600 East 8th Ave. A147, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Cost: $10 per person
  • Website: gametime.com

Friday March 17, 2017 Events

Happy St. Patty’s Day

Day Out With Thomas

Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 20-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway. Florida Railroad Museum has a Thomas & Friends Imagination Station with Thomas-themed activities including temporary tattoos, hands-on arts and crafts, and a Thomas storytelling and video viewing area. Included with your Day Out With Thomas ticket are many additional activities such as musical entertainment by Mister Dave and magic shows with Marty the Magician, Thomas & Friends inflatables, and more! The activities on site at Day Out With Thomas™ are for you and your children to enjoy for the duration of the event.
We highly recommend you to arrive at least one hour before your scheduled train departure. Every event features a ride and hours of different activities. Please plan to spend several hours at the event to enjoy all offered activities.

  • When: Friday, March 17, 2017,  9:00 am –  4:00 pm
  • Location: Florida Railroad Museum 12210 83rd St E, Parrish, Florida 34219
  • Cost: $19.00 per person
  • Website: dayoutwiththomas.org

Children’s Board Family Resource Center Water Safety Event

Join us for fun interactive water safety activities, giveaways, raffles, and learn about water safety resources in your community. Children ages 3 to 12 are eligible to receive a swim lesson voucher if they are Hillsborough County residents and are enrolled in one of the following: Medicaid, Hillsborough County School’s Free Lunch Program, SNAP-Food Assistance Program.
Caregivers must provide proof of eligibility to receive their voucher. Vouchers will be available while supplies last. There is no cost to attend. Reservations are required. Please call the Children’s Board Family Resource Center nearest you to reserve

  • When: Friday, March 17, 2017,  9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Location: 3030 E. College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570
  • Cost: Free.
  • Website: ruskinfamilysupport.org

Michaels Kids Spring Make Camp Art Class

Keep little makers’ creativity flowing during Spring Break. Each day, kids will explore different craft supplies, today they can enjoy ink. No instruction or steps to follow, just pure imagination and fun! Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

  • When: Friday, March 17, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: At participating Micheal’s locations.
  • Cost: $2 per child
  • Website: michaels.com

DeArmon CAST presents Alice in Wonderland

A magical show that audiences will love. It follows the well-known stories of Lewis Carroll with fun and energetic music and dialog.
Four performances:
Friday, March 17th at 11:00 am. & 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 18th at 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Presented by our Elementary students.

  • When: Friday, March 17, 2017, 11:00 am
  • Location: University Area CDC 14013 N 22nd St, Tampa, Florida 33613
  • Cost: $8-$12 per ticket
  • Website: dearmoncast.com

O’Keefe’s St. Patrick’s Day Tent Celebration

O’Keefe’s St. Patrick’s Celebration. Corned Beef and Cabbage, Green Beer, Bagpipes, Irish Dancers and More!
Live Bands, Arts and Craft Vendors, Face Painter, Beer Tastings, Drink Specials, Family friendly rock painting tent.
Pieces of Treats of Clearwater along with Gem Princess Parties, will be hosting an Irish cupcake decorating and meet and greet with Tinker Belle and Michaelangelo at 5pm. Spots are $8 that include the cupcake & decorations and character meet and greet and photo opportunity.
$5 Cover for adults after 3pm FREE PARKING -Morton Plant (Jeffords and Pinellas St. Parking Lots) Parking Shuttle after 4pm

  • When: Friday, March 17, 2017 Events Tent opens at 12 pm
  • Location: 1219 S Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater, Florida, 33756
  • Cost:  see website
  • Website: stpattysday.com

IKEA Tampa Kids Academy FREE Fun for kids

When school is out, get in on the fun at IKEA Tampa Kids Academy! The Academy is FREE for kids 12 and under. To participate, show up any time between 11a.m. & 12p.m. or between 5:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG, COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN!

March 17th – Top off your St. Patricks Day, make your very own St. Pat’s Hat!

*All participants will take part in a FREE activity/craft and will receive a FREE Kids Entrée from the restaurant (beverage not included).
Please note: free activity/craft and kids’ entrée offer are valid for children 12 & under and while supplies last. To receive the free kids’ entrée, you must first participate in the craft/activity then present your date stamped Kids’ Academy card to the restaurant cashier. Choose from 5 kids’ entrees available from 11 am to 8:30pm. One entrée per child (kids drink must be purchased separately); dine-in only. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No groups please. Child must be present to participate in the activity and obtain a date stamped card which must be presented to the restaurant cashier to receive the free kids entree.

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Location: IKEA Tampa 1103 N. 22nd Street Tampa, FL 33605
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: ikea.com

Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches 2017

Looking for some fun Fall/Halloween events? Look no further, we have got you covered. Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Festivals, and more.

Corn Mazes

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Fox Squirrel Corn Maze

  • When:  WEEKENDS ONLY  Oct. 7 – Oct 29
  • Hours:  10am – 5pm
  • Location: 3002 Charlie Taylor Rd, Plant City, FL 33565
  • Cost: Adults: $11 + tax (18 & older) Youth: $10 + tax (3 – 17) 2 & Under: FREE  (cash only, there is no ATM on site)
  • Websitefoxsquirelcornmaze.com

 not updated CornFusion Maze at Smith Family Ranch

Harvest Holler Corn Maze

  • When: September 22 – November 12
  • Hours: Friday: 4pm – 8pm Saturday: Noon – 8pm Sunday: 12pm – 5pm Monday to Thursday: by reservation only
  • Location: 950 Tavares Rd., Polk City, FL, 33686
  • Cost: $10 Senior, $8 Youth 4-12 $8, Children 3 and under: FREE
  • Website: harvestholler.com

Harvest Moon Farm

  • When: Oct. 1 – Nov. 6
  • Hours:  10am – 5pm
  • Location: 15990 Stur St, Masaryktown, FL, 34604
  • Cost: Adults & Children (ages 3+) $11.95+tax, Includes all attractions, vendors may require additional cost for example pony rides, face painting and food
  • Website: http://www.harvestmoonfl.com/

Sweetfields  Farm

  • When: Weekends October 1st – November 6th
  • Hours: 10am – 5pm, last admission sold at 4pm
  • Location: 17250 Benes Roush Rd. Masaryktown, Fl 34604
  • Cost: 12 and older $9.50 each + tax, 3-11  $5.00 each + tax , 2 and under are Free
  • Website: http://sweetfieldsfarm.com/

Hunsander Farms

  • When: October 15 & 16, 22 & 23 and 29 & 30 , 2016
  • Hours:  9am – 5pm
  • Location: 5500 CR 675, Bradenton, FL, 34211
  • Cost: Admission $10, Parking $5, Children 12 and under free
  • Website: http://www.hunsaderfarms.com/page10.html

Pumpkin Patches

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ppFlorida Railroad Museum Pumpkin Patch Express

  • When: Oct 29 and 30
  • Hours: Trains run at 10am, 1pm and 4pm both days.
  • Location: 12210 83rd St East, Parrish, FL, 34219
  • Cost: $14 -$28
  • Website: http://www.frrm.org/Months/ppe.html

 

ppHarvest Hollar Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

  • When: September 15 – November 13
  • Hours: Friday: 4pm – 8pm Saturday: Noon – 8pm Sunday: 1pm – 5pm Monday to Thursday: by reservation only
  • Location: 950 Tavares Rd., Polk City, FL, 33686
  • Cost: $10 Senior, $8 Youth 4-12 $8, Children 3 and under: FREE
  • Website: http://www.harvestholler.com/

 

ppHarvest Moon Farm

  • When: Oct. 1 – Nov. 6
  • Hours:  10am – 5pm
  • Location: 15990 Stur St, Masaryktown, FL, 34604
  • Cost: Adults & Children (ages 3+) $11.95+tax, Includes all attractions, vendors may require additional cost for example pony rides, face painting and food
  • Website: http://www.harvestmoonfl.com/

ppHunsanders Farm Pumpkin Festival

  • When: October 15 & 16, 22 & 23 and 29 & 30 , 2016
  • Hours:  9am – 5pm
  • Location: 5500 CR 675, Bradenton, FL, 34211
  • Cost: Admission $10, Parking $5, Children 12 and under free
  • Website: http://www.hunsaderfarms.com/page10.html

ppHydro Harvest Pumpkin Patch

 

ppPicking Patch U-Pick pumpkin Patch

  • When: Sept. 26 – Oct. 25
  • Hours: Fridays 3pm -7pm, Saturdays 10am – 7pm, and Sundays 12pm- 7pm
  • Location: 11000 Rolling Hills Road, Dunnellon, Florida, 34432
  • Cost: $3pp and 3 and under FREE
  • Website: http://www.dunnellonpumpkinpatch.com/

 

ppSweetfields Farm Pumpkin Patch

  • When: Weekends October 1st – November 6th
  • Hours: 10am – 5pm, last admission sold at 4pm
  • Location: 17250 Benes Roush Rd. Masaryktown, Fl 34604
  • Cost: 12 and older $9.50 each + tax, 3-11  $5.00 each + tax , 2 and under are Free
  • Website: http://sweetfieldsfarm.com/

ppTampa Bay Humane Society Pumpkin Patch

Please always verify all information on each event through their website. Hours may change due to weather.

Halloween Events and Haunted Houses

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Looking for some spooky fun?  Check out all the awesome Halloween festivals, haunted houses, trunk or treat, and more. Be sure to check out the scare level for the events, as some may not be suitable for young children.  For more information about each event please click on the link for the website by event for more info.

Have fun and don’t get to scared!!!!

gfdshsdfHaunted Horse-a-Ween Spectacular and Non-Haunted Horse-a-Ween

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gfdshsdfMonster Mania at Crayola Experience

gfdshsdfCreatures of the Night at Lowry Park Zoo

  • Dates:  Friday and Saturdays in October
  • Hours: Zoo open till 10pm
  • Cost: Included with general admission. Zoo Members and Pay for A Day Ticket holders enjoy FREE and unlimited access.
  • Location: 1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33604
  • Website: http://www.lowryparkzoo.org/events/creatures-of-the-night

gfdshsdfHaunted Angelus Scream Park

  • Dates: September 30-October 31. Thursday – Sunday ONLY
  • Hours: : Fri-Sat: 7:30 pm-12am Sun & Thurs: 7:30pm-11pm
  • Cost: Adults $12.00 Children(5-10) $6.00 (Children 4 & under are free)
  • Location: 12413 Hudson Ave, Hudson, FL, 34669
  • Website: http://www.36haunt.com/

gfdshsdfNot So Spooky & Spooky Train Rides

  • Dates: October 21 & 22, 28 & 29
  • Hours: 6pm – 10pm
  • Cost: $5pp
  • Location: 16739 Crews Lake Dr, Shady Hills, FL, 34610
  • Website: http://cpgrr.org/

gfdshsdfBoo and Goo at Glazer Children’s Museum

gfdshsdfGuppyween at the Florida Aquarium

gfdshsdfThe Haunt at Old Town

gfdshsdfHowl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa

gfdshsdfHalloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios

gfdshsdfMickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

gfdshsdfHorror Fest in Lakeland

gfdshsdfMr. Tommy’s Very Un-Scary Halloween

gfdshsdf4th Annual Haunted Hammock

  • Date: Oct. 14
  • Hours: 5:30pm – 10pm
  • Cost: $5.00 per person, UNDER 5 are FREE. The Cost of the Terror Tram is an Additional $5.00 per person all ages
  • Location: 5931 Hammock Road, Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring, Florida, 33872
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/672224776263572/

gfdshsdfHalloween Spooktacular

gfdshsdfHaunted Woods Hillsborough River State Park

gfdshsdfDunedin Halloween Trick or Treat

gfdshsdfTots Trick or Treat Street in Riverview

gfdshsdfTrunk or Treat at St. Pete Beach Community Center

gfdshsdfHalloween Spooktacular in Largo

gfdshsdfSouth Shore UMC Trunk or Treat/Fall Festival

gfdshsdfFall Festival at the Grove Wesley Chapel

gfdshsdfHalloween Horribles Parade at Center Place Brandon

gfdshsdfFall Fest Tampa Bay and Trunk or Treat Citrus Park

gfdshsdfFall Fest Tampa Bay in Brandon

gfdshsdfTrunk or Treat Lakeland

gfdshsdfHalloween Spree at Glazer Children’s Museum

Enjoy and have a safe and happy Halloween!

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Weekend Events August 19 -21

Friday August 19

Glow Jump at Pump It Up Brandon

We turn down the lights and turn up the fun! With all of our special FX, LED, and Glow lights turned on, it is a sure way to illuminate your child’s imagination! It offers an exciting new twist to the typical open jump! Open for ages up to 12 *BE SURE TO WEAR WHITE OR NEON CLOTHES

Friday Night Live at Wiregrass

Friday Night Live! Free entertainment to enjoy at The Shops at Wiregrass. Bring the whole family and get ready for a fun night of live music featuring Wade Williams! Free concerts held every Friday 6-9pm through September 30th in Center Court.

  • When: 6pm – 9pm
  • Location: The Shops at Wiregrass 28211 Paseo Dr, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.theshopsatwiregrass.com

Baseball Forever Night at the Trop.

Come out and support your TB RAYs at ‘Baseball Forever’ Night at the Trop! Together, we will show the Rays just how much we support our hometown team by filling the stadium.

 

Saturday August 20

Star Wars Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Dress your toddler in the star wars best and bring them to jump at sky zone for toddler time.

  • When: 10am – 12pm
  • Location:  Sky Zone Tampa 10137 E. Adamo Dr, Tampa
  • Cost: $9.99 for 1 hour of jump time and one parent jumps free

Wee Artists! Let’s Create at the Southshore Regional Library

Wee Artists (3-6 years, adult must be present) will join art instructor Tim Gibbons and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling (813)273-3652. Funding provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library.

  • When: 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Location: SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, Florida 33573
  • Cost: FREE, but you must register by calling 813-273-3652

Creative Artist Lets Create at the Southshore Regional Library

Creative Artists(7-11 years) will join art instructor Tim Gibbons and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 22. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling (813)273-3652. Funding provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library.

  • When: 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Location: SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, Florida 33573
  • Cost: FREE, but you must register by calling 813-273-3652

Cruisin’ at Wiregrass Car & Truck Show

Classic and custom cars cruise in and line the streets, come check out these beauties. Over 200 lined the streets.

  • When: Noon – 6pm
  • Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel
  • Cost: FREE

Shopkins Trading Party at Learning Express

Once you shop you can’t stop! Bring in your Shopkins to trade with us and other kids then join us for great games and prizes, one lucky winner will go home with a SEASON 5, 5 pack of their very own Shopkins! Our party will start at 1 PM and end with our drawing at 3 PM!

  • When: 1pm
  • Location: 129 WestShore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609
  • Cost: FREE

 Strawberry Classic Car Show

Enjoy a car show in the streets of historic downtown Plant City third Saturday Night of Every Month.

  • When: 4pm – 9pm
  • Location: Historic downtown Plant City, 100 N. Collins St.Plant City, Florida 33564
  • Cost: FREE

Finding Nemo at SunWest Park

SunWest Park be playing Finding Nemo on the beach! Bring some chairs, blankets, or even floats for the water! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

  • When: 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Location: 17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL
  • Cost:  $5 for parking

Sunday August 21

Beach Bash at SunWest Park

  • The Tom McCormick Memorial Fund will be back for the 2nd Annual Back-to-School Beach Bash.  Benefiting the local Sertoma Foundation, this year’s event will be bigger and better than last year!  There will be a Sertoma bar-b-que, raffles, music, door prizes & giveaways, kid’s zone, and more!  It will be $10/car and $2 for walk-ins.
  • When: 10am – 5pm
  • Location: 17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL
  • Cost: $10 per car

August 5 to August 7 Weekend Events

The last weekend of summer break is upon us, but have no fear there are plenty of events to stay busy.  Here is a list of a few fun events going on near you.  Check them out and have fun. Be sure to use #everydaymoms in your check ins at events.

Weekend Activities For August 5-7

Friday August 5

The Beach is coming to Tampa

 

The Vinik Family Foundation invites Tampa Bay to share in an interactive architectural installation that will bring a beach to downtown Tampa. The Beach Tampa is a 15,000 square foot immersive environment featuring an “ocean” of 1.2 million recyclable and antimicrobial white balls. The Beach will be staged in an all-white enclosure made of construction materials including scaffolding, wall panels, and perforated mesh, creating a sense of wonder and anticipation, while also recalling a boardwalk beach arcade. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to go for a “swim”, enjoy the view from the water’s edge, or stroll along the pier. This event runs through Aug.25

Website: thebeachtampa.com

When: All day event

Where: Amalie Arena

Cost:FREE

General admission tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis during all hours of operations at the McDonald’s Ticket Office at AMALIE Arena or by visiting ticketmaster.com

Pokemon Go Lure at Busch Gardens

The Pokémon GO phenomenon that is taking over the world, is now taking over Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! Throughout the duration of Summer Nights, Pokémon trainers are encouraged to wear their team colors and try to level up as many Pokémon as they can during special lure-a-thon times.

Guests are welcome to visit their team hubs which will be identified by team colors throughout the park.

When: 11 a.m. – 3 p. & 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Busch Gardens Tampa Florida

Cost: Included with admission to park and free for pass holders

Sunset Celebrations at Lowry Park Zoo

See the Zoo in a whole different light at the all-new Summer Sunset Celebration! Stroll the Zoo as the sun sets and enjoy the wildlife, discover special experiences in scenic areas throughout the park including live music performed by talented bands and a wide-range of roving entertainment. Relax at a secluded beer & wine garden and delight in enhanced dining and refreshment offerings. Each fun-filled summer night will be topped off with laser light finale.

When: 4pm to 10pm

Where: Lowry Park Zoo 1101 West Sligh Ave. Tampa, Florida 33604

Cost: Included with admission and free for zoo members

Free Splash Pads Hours at Campo YMCA

The Campo YMCA offers free community hours for the splash pool area on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5pm to 7pm.  This is a great way to beat the summer heat.

When: 5pm to 7pm

Where:  Campo YMCA 3414 Culbreath Rd. Valrico, FL 33596

Cost: FREE

Golden City Gymnastics Open Gym

At open gym they offer structured free time for gymnastics, acro, tumbling and more! It’s an event that Golden City offers every Friday night! During this time, participants will be able to enjoy structured free time in the gym and Coaches will be available to spot the athletes. This is a great time for athletes to get extra time in the gym to work on whatever it is they need to work on. This time is open to anyone from the ages of 5-18 years. You do not have to be a gymnast to participate, anyone is welcome!

When:6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: 930 Lithia Pinecrest Rd Brandon, Florida 33511

Cost: $10

Saturday August 6

Tampa Bay Comic Con

The Tampa Bay Comic Con is a comic book convention located in Tampa, Florida.  Comic books, toys, cosplay, art…just a cornucopia of nerdy fun! As Florida’s #1 family-friendly and fan owned comic book convention, the Tampa Bay Comic Con is the perfect place to let your inner-nerd run wild and free! Enjoy a weekend full of comic books, toys, cosplay, guest artists and celebrity appearances.

When: 8am-11pm

Where:Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa

Cost: $33.49 – $64.99, Kids 12 and under are FREE

Website: tampabaycomiccon.com

Back to School Back to Nature at Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center

Camp Bayou’s 9th Annual Back to School – Back to Nature. Enjoy the Florida outdoors while learning about the wonderful types of nature around us everyday! Registered families can visit several nature stations where they will learn something about frogs, fossils, forests or other natural topics. Before leaving each station, children will be given a free school supply item! For a possible extra bonus, children will be given a free raffle ticket after their family signs in at the registration table. Tickets will be drawn every 30 minutes for other items, including backpacks, journals, lunch bags, and more.

When: 9am to Noon

Where: 4140 24th St SE, Ruskin, Florida 33570

Cost: FREE, but be sure to register for this event

Website: www.campbayou.org

Home Depot Kids Workshop

Attend a free Kids Workshops on the first Saturday of each month! All kids get to keep their craft, receive a free certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. This craft for this week will be a skateboard pencil box.

When: 9am

Where: Check your local home depot workshops.homedepot.com

Cost: FREE, but you must register with you local home depot!

My Gym Brandon Anniversary Party

My Gym Brandon celebrates their 1-year anniversary in August. My Gym Brandon has brought fun and fitness to local families for a full year.  To mark the occasion, they will celebrate with free play for all, special discounts, giveaways and activities on Saturday, August 6 from 9am – 1pm and 3pm – 5pm. This event is free, but reservations are required. Reservations may be made online here: http://www.mygym.com/brandon/camp

The anniversary celebration will include activities such as songs, games, dances, puppets, gymnastics, rides, swings, and more. Additionally, one lucky attendee will win one free year of classes.

When: 9am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm

Where:2060 Badlands Dr, Brandon, Florida 33511

Cost: FREE, but you must register http://www.mygym.com/brandon/camp

Back to School Fair at Westshore Plaza

The day will start off bright and early at 10 a.m. with the first 500 kids who arrive receiving a FREE back to school tote bag filled with school supplies and goodies. From there, the 9th Annual Back to School Fair will continue to rev up with live entertainment, hands on activities, workshops, speaker sessions, a scavenger hunt and so much more. In addition, local exhibitors will be providing all sort of back to school related information including health & wellness, safety, private and public schools, resources, childcare, after school programs, school supplies, tutors, children’s retailers, finances and much more! And with 60+ retailers, the 9th Annual Back to School Fair at WestShore Plaza will give families the chance to get all of your back to school shopping done at the same time.

When: 10am to 5pm

Where: Westshore Plaza, 250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609

Cost: FREE

Get Pop-Cultured: Marvel at Barnes and Noble

Special Event (Other)Come and explore the Marvel Universe with a special offer and exclusive samplers, including the first storyline for Mosaic. Also enjoy trivia, coloring, cosplay and more.

When: 7pm

Where:Brandon Square122 Brandon Town Center, Brandon, FL 33511

Cost: FREE

Sunday August 7

Summer Olympic Days at Glazer Children’s Museum

Go for the gold as we celebrate this year’s Summer Olympics. Not everyone can travel to Brazil, so we’re inviting your family to GCM as you all show off your talents with our Olympic inspired daily programs. Enjoy special surprises, presentations, and more!

When: 1pm to 6pm

Where:Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa FL 33602

Cost: included with admission

Family Fun Day with the Rays

Family Fun Days presented by TGH is back for 2016. Every Rays Sunday home game features:

* Free parking for cars with four or more passengers

* Giveaways for kids 14 and under

* Variety of activities for kids on the concourse

Extra entertainers will also be provided pregame on Sundays including:

Face Painter

Airbrush Tattoo Artists

Magicians & Mimes

Stilt Walkers

Jugglers

Balloon Artists

Complimentary concourse activities, include:

Grand Slam Alley

Strike ‘Em Out Home Run Derby

Raymond’s Art Studio

Topps Make Your Own Baseball Card

After the game, don’t miss:

Kids Run the Bases

DJ Kitty Kid’s Party

When: Gametime is at 1:10 pm vs the Twins

Where:One Tropicana Drive St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Cost: http://m.mlb.com/rays/tickets

Tampa Bay Comic Con

The Tampa Bay Comic Con is a comic book convention located in Tampa, Florida.  Comic books, toys, cosplay, art…just a cornucopia of nerdy fun! As Florida’s #1 family-friendly and fan owned comic book convention, the Tampa Bay Comic Con is the perfect place to let your inner-nerd run wild and free! Enjoy a weekend full of comic books, toys, cosplay, guest artists and celebrity appearances.

When: 8am-11pm

Where:Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa

Cost: $33.49 – $64.99, Kids 12 and under are FREE

Website: tampabaycomiccon.com