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


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!


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


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


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


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!


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


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!


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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