5 Free or Cheap Summer Family Fun Ideas In and Around Wesley Chapel

We love the location of WaterGrass—in the heart of the active and growing town of Wesley Chapel, Florida, just a short drive from Tampa, and surrounded by all the beautiful natural areas residents enjoy in our community. Families always have something fun to do in this area, packed with entertainment options.

Family Friendly Tampa Bay recently put together a comprehensive list of 75 free and cheap things to do for families in the area. We’ve checked out their incredible list and pulled a few of our favorites! See below for nearby family fun this summer that doesn’t break the bank!

1. Free Summer Kids Movies at Cobb Theatres

See free movies all summer long! They have a great list of titles for their free series, including many popular movies from the past year. Check out the schedule.

2. Cool Off Ice Skating at Florida Hospital Center Ice

Ice skate during public skate times with the family. The cost is $15 (with skate rental), or $49 for a family of four. Find out the public skate hours.

3. Shops at Wiregrass Concerts and Farmers Market

Every first and third Saturday from 10am-2pm, the Shops at Wiregrass hosts a Farmers Market where you can find food, crafts, and live music. Also, stay tuned for more information about their summer concert series!

4. Swim and splash the day away at Sunwest Park

You’ll love this new gem of northwest Pasco County. Enjoy the views of the beautiful white sand of the 70 acre spring-fed lake. You’ll find plenty for everyone to do, including renting a kayak or paddle board, splashing your way through the Aqua Park (an inflatable obstacle course), and more! A great day trip from WaterGrass.

5. Earn a free ticket to a Rays Game by Reading

Visit your local library for a game card, complete the tasks, and earn a free ticket to a Rays game! While you’re at it, join the library’s summer reading club program and earn even more prizes for reading time.

And, as a WaterGrass resident, you’ll love everything that is right within the community for summer fun anytime—parks and playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and, of course, the WaterGrass Club, which includes a resort pool with a zero entry section, splash zone, and lap lanes, a brand new Jr. Olympic 6-lane pool, as well as tropical landscaping and a large lanai and several shade structures off the pool area. And, to stay in shape all summer work-out in the state-of-the-art fitness center.

Don’t forget to check out the full list, which includes a ton of awesome ideas in and around Tampa!

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CalAtlantic Collecting Toys for Tots through December 10

CalAtlantic Homes at WaterGrass is an official drop off site for Toys for Tots, The Great Toy Drive. Drop off any new, unwrapped toy now through December 10, 2017. The toys will be delivered to local children in time for Christmas!

What: Drop off a toy to CalAtlantic Homes at WaterGrass for Toys for Tots
Where: CalAtlantic Models, 33187 Cypress Bend Drive and 33120 Whisper Pointe Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
When: Now through December 10, 2017

We are proud to be part of such a generous community. Thank you for your generosity!

Toys for Tots collects toys to deliver to local children. The goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters through a gift of a new toy at Christmas. Learn more about CalAtlantic’s Toys for Tots drive.

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Symphony of Lights at Shops at Wiregrass Opens!

Shops at Wiregrass premieres the annual Symphony in Lights on November 11 at 5PM, and it is brought to you by our very own CalAtlantic Homes! This annual holiday extravaganza includes a lively array of dancing lights, dazzling décor, and snow too! Symphony in Lights is an amazing free holiday light show, choreographed to music featuring the Trans-Siberian Orchestra!

What: Symphony in Lights at Shops at Wiregrass
When: Nightly shows on the hour, 6-9PM, November 11-December 31
Presented by: CalAtlantic Homes

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7 Cheap or Free Family Summer Activities

It’s summer, so it’s time for family fun in the sun! Recently, we wrote about all the fun things you can do within the community as a WaterGrass resident. Today we want to focus on fun cheap or free family activities you can do in and around Wesley Chapel.

Every year, Family Friendly Tampa Bay rounds up all the fun, inexpensive family fun to be had in the Tampa area. From their roundup, we’ve pulled the top 7 activities near WaterGrass!

1. Free Kids Movies at Cobb Theatres

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Cost: Free
Where: 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
When: Tues-Thurs throughout the summer

See free movies all summer long! They have a great list of titles for their free series, including many popular movies from the past year. Check out the schedule, which includes hits like Trolls, The Secret Life of Pets, and more.

2. Drive-In Movie Fun at Joy Lan Drive In in Dade City!

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Cost: Free for 3 and under, $1 ages 4-9, $5 ages 10 and up
Where: 16414 US 301, Dade City, FL 33523
When: Wed-Sun, double features begin at 8:45!

What’s a summer without a trip to the drive-in! See a double feature, and be sure to follow these tips from Family Friendly Tampa Bay.

3. Summer LanePass at Pinchasers

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Cost: $14 for 15 games of bowling for students
Where: Pin Chasers, 6816 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
When: Pass on sale May 25-August 13, 2017. Games never expire.

Who doesn’t love a good game—or 15—of bowling. Students from kindergarten through seniors in high school are eligible to purchase a summer lane pass. And if you use up all of your games, you can reload $10 for 10 more games! This deal’s a strike!

4. Cool Off Ice Skating at the new Florida Hospital Center Ice

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Cost: $9.75 admission, $4.25 skate rental, or a Family 4 Pack for $40, including rental.
Where: 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
When: Check their site for free skate times!

During the heat of summer, sometimes nothing sounds better than being surrounded by ice. This brand new facility offers four full-sized rinks and one kid-sized rink. It’s the largest hockey complex in the Southeast United States!

5. Free First Tuesdays at the Glazer Children’s Museum

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Cost: Free on the First Tuesday of the month from 12-7 PM. (Normally $9.50 Child/$15 Adult)
Where: 110 West Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602

Your kids will love exploring this interactive Children’s Museum that is only 30 minutes from WaterGrass. They can play at a water table, find buried treasure, charter a boat, make a storm, fight fires, shop at a grocery store and more!

6. Read Your Way to a Free Rays Game!

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Cost: Free
Where: Local Library and Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL

Visit your local library for a game card, complete the tasks, and earn a free ticket to a Rays game! While you’re at it, join the library’s summer reading club program and earn even more prizes for reading time.

7. Splash the Day Away at Sunwest Park

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Cost: $5 parking, $10 weekday/$15 weekend for Aqua Park, $10 for Kayak and Paddleboard
Where: 17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL 34667

You’ll love this new gem of northwest Pasco County. Enjoy the views of the beautiful white sand of the 70 acre spring-fed lake. You’ll find plenty for everyone to do, including renting a kayak or paddle board, splashing your way through the Aqua Park (an inflatable obstacle course), and more! A great day trip from WaterGrass.

Check out the complete list of cheap and free activities from Family Friendly Tampa Bay!

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We love the location of WaterGrass—in the heart of the growing, beautiful town of Wesley Chapel, Florida, just a short drive from Tampa, and surrounded by all the nature that we love to highlight within our community. And we love that families always have something fun to do in this area, packed with entertainment options. Would you like to live at WaterGrass? Make an appointment to visit today!

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Spring Fling Tons of Fun for WaterGrass Residents

Residents of WaterGrass love the sense of community at the WaterGrass Club. Throughout the year, the CDD hosts fun gatherings for community members. This past weekend, the WaterGrass Club hosted the Spring Fling, where residents and families had a chance to participate in an egg hunt, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, games and a special visit by the Easter Bunny. Check out a few photos below!

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This fun event is just one example of the neighborhood fun available at WaterGrass—the community also hosts annual events at the WaterGrass Club for Halloween, the Holiday season, and more. In addition to being the hub of community gatherings, the WaterGrass Club offers a resort-style pool, Jr. Olympic pool, fitness center, social gathering room, park, and sports courts for residents.

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