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, 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.
  • Skate World Lakeland – Dads skate free and get free skate rentals from 2-5pm on Father’s Day.
  • 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.
  • Lakeland Tropics – Dad gets 2 free tickets for the Tropics doubleheader soccer game on Saturday, June 16 at 4pm at Bryant Stadium (must register in advance – click here) Women play at 4pm and Men at 7:30pm. Tickets valid for both games.
  • 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.
  • Medieval Times Orlando – free admission for dads with the purchase of one full-priced adult, valid June 4 – 17.
  • MOSI in Tampa (Museum of Science & Industry) is free for dad on Father’s Day weekend (Saturday & Sunday) with a paid child’s admission.
  • Crayola Experience in Orlando – Dad gets FREE admission to the on Father’s Day when you purchase one child’s admission ticket.
  • Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park – Dads receive free admission on Father’s Day with the purchase of a full-price single day ticket.
  • Dinosaur World in Plant City will let your fossil-loving dad in free with 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.

 Things to do with Dad

Brunch/Lunch/Dinner Ideas

  • Dad eats free at PDQ on Father’s Day! Receive one free Combo Meal with the purchase of any meal, bowl, or salad, all day long.
  • Hallback’s Bar & Grill at the Lakeland Airport is offering 3 seatings for Father’s Day at 11:30am and 2:30, & 4:30pm. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations suggested, 863-937-8900.

Local Restaurants

The Sports Enthusiast

  • Lakeland Tropics – For a soccer loving dad, get tickets for the Tropics game on Saturday, June 16 at 7pm at Bryant Stadium
  • Lakeland Flying Tigers –  There aren’t any games on Father’s Day weekend, but you can go early from June 8 – 14 or surprise him with tickets for a game later in the season. Be sure to check out their promotions.
  • Tampa Bay Rays – No games on Father’s Day weekend, but you can get dad tickets to a future game, or purchase a 5 game flex-pack to go to multiple games this summer.
  • 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

Other Gift Ideas

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