We know all of our fellow Lakeland Moms love to find unique gifts for Lakeland Dads, and we’re here to help you think of the perfect gift for the sports enthusiast, outdoorsman, daredevil, or music loving guy in your life. We’re big on “experience gifts” that give dad an adventure to remember.

We’ve also got a list of activities if you’re looking for something to do Father’s Day weekend (June 16, 2019), including places offering free admission or free food deals just for dad!

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Father’s Day Weekend Freebies & Deals

  • Family Fun Center –  Dads get a FREE round of mini-golf on Father’s Day. Challenge the family to a mini-golf competition or a lazer tag battle.
  • Bok Tower – Free admission for all dads on Father’s Day! Treat Dad to a day exploring the Gardens with live carillon concerts at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children 4 & under are FREE. {Get a GROUPON discount for the rest of your group}
  • Escapology Lakeland – Dad’s Escape for free! Must call (863)698-7329 to book. *Offer isn’t valid with any other promotions, discounts, or group events pricing.
  • Lakeland Escape Room – 20% off for dad during Fathers Day week. Promo code 20dad19.
  • Lakeland Tropics – Dad gets tickets for only $1 for the Tropics soccer game on Saturday, June 15 at 7pm at Bryant Stadium (must register in advance – click here)
  • Urban Air – Get a FREE Parent Pass on Father’s Day with the purchase of a daily admission ticket
  • Medieval Times Orlando – free admission for dads with the purchase of one full-priced adult, valid June 3 – 16.
  • Crayola Experience in Orlando – Dad gets FREE admission to the on Father’s Day when you purchase one full price admission ticket.
  • Dinosaur World in Plant City will let your fossil-loving dad in free with the purchase of a child’s ticket. The offer is only good on Father’s Day. Offer only valid on tickets purchased at the door. Children 2 & under are FREE.
  • The Florida Aquarium – Dads get in free all weekend with the purchase of a full paid admission (Valid Saturday & Sunday). Children 2 & under are FREE. *Must purchase tickets at onsite Aquarium ticket booth to receive offer.
  • MOSI in Tampa (Museum of Science & Industry) is free for dad on Father’s Day weekend (Saturday & Sunday) with a full paid admission.
  • Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park – All dads get in FREE with the purchase of one full-priced, single day admission ticket on Saturday and Sunday. Offer is only valid at the ticket window.

 Things to do with Dad

Brunch/Lunch/Dinner Ideas

The Sports Enthusiast

  • Lakeland Tropics – For a soccer loving dad, get tickets for the Tropics game on Saturday, June 15 at 7pm at Bryant Stadium
  • Lakeland Flying Tigers –  There aren’t any home games on Father’s Day weekend, but you can go early from June 7 – 13 or surprise him with tickets for a game later in the season. Be sure to check out their promotions.
  • Tampa Bay Rays – The Rays play both Saturday & Sunday on Father’s Day weekend, but you can also get dad tickets to a future game, or purchase a 5 game flex-pack to go to multiple games this summer. Visit their website for ticket deals.
  • Fanatics – Check out the selection of Father’s Day Gifts – you’re sure to find something with his favorite sports team.

The Outdoorsman

  • Paddleboard Winter Haven – Book a paddleboarding trip on the Chain of Lakes. They offer lessons and tours from beginners, to advanced paddleboarders, families, and fitness enthusiasts.
  • Airboat Tours – Have a real Florida adventure and view native wildlife on an airboat tour. There are multiple companies offering tours in Polk County, including Alligator Cove, Alligators Unlimited, Captain Fred’s, Grape Hammock Fish Camp, and Camp Mack. Most tours allow children of all ages, certain ages require an adult. Every child is different, and airboats are LOUD, so use your own discretion.
  • Charter Fishing Trip – Book a day out of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg or Anna Maria Island. While we don’t have anyone specific to recommend, we’ve included links to reviews and contact information on Trip Advisor.
Father's Day Father son kayaking canoe

The Music & Live Performances Fan

Fathers Day Dad holding kids

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Do you have any Father’s Day traditions? Leave us a comment below!

Lakeland Summer Activities for Kids

Be sure to check out our Summer Fun Guide for Summer Camps, FREE Movies, FREE Bowling, FREE Library Events & Activities, Swim Lessons, 4th of July Events, Reading programs, Online Camps, and much more!