We LOVE to share family-friendly attractions with you, and we love it EVEN MORE when we can share a great deal and save you some $$ on family fun!

Below you’ll find a round up of deals on attractions and activities in Lakeland and across Central Florida, perfect for kids and families. While we do our best to keep this list updated, deals are subject to end at any time, and most are limited offers. That means if you see something you want to do – jump in and buy it while it is still available! 

Our list includes discount tickets on top Tampa & Orlando attractions such as

  • Busch Gardens
  • Sea World
  • Aquatica
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Madam Tussauds
  • SEALIFE Aqarium
  • Blue Man Group
  • I-Drive NASCAR Kart Racing
  • Pirate’s Dinner Adventure
  • and more.

We’ve also got links to savings on local activities in Lakeland and Polk County:

  • Bok Tower Gardens
  • LEGOLAND Florida
  • Safari Wilderness
  • Explorations V Children’s Museum
  • Bowling
  • Paintball
  • and other favorites

Keep in mind that whether you purchase one these deals or just a regular admission ticket, prices are almost always cheaper if you purchase a ticket in advance online instead of waiting until you get to the gate.

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a small commission if you make a purchase through our links, at no additional cost to you. We’ve done the research to be sure everything we list below is actually a savings to you, and we appreciate your support for Lakeland Mom if you decide to take advantage of one of these deals!

LAST UPDATED: 6/13/19

Bok Tower Gardens

Groupon Deals:
• General Admission and Pinewood Estate Admission for Two – $21
• General Admission and Pinewood Estate Admission for Two Adults and Two Children – $31
• General Admission for Two – $15

(Regular Prices for comparison: General Admission and Pinewood Estate is $21/person age 13+ and $10/child ages 5-12. General Admission is $15/person age 13+ and $5/child ages 5-12. Kids under 5 are free.)

Expires Sept. 30, 2019. Read our review of the Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden at Bok Tower Gardens.

Safari Wilderness Ranch Lakeland

Nestled on over 260 acres of land in North Lakeland, Safari Wilderness one of the most unique and memorable experiences in Florida. It is one of our favorite places in Lakeland. Look a zebra in the eye, feed a llama from your hand, see the huge horns of the Watsui cattle, get licked by a water buffalo, hold hands with a ring-tailed lemur, and more.

Current Discounts
Sunset Safari Experience: Friday and Saturday nights from June 1 to August 31. Includes a 90-minute guided safari truck ride through 260-acres of wilderness, where visitors will have a chance to see over 500 animals at their most active time of day. At mid-point, the tour stops at the elevated Tree House deck for refreshments and a view of a sunset over the savanna. Tickets are $95 per person on Groupon (regular price $160).

LEGOLAND Florida Resort

There always seems to be a BOGO offer or other LEGOLAND Florida deal floating around for single-day admission, but when you live as close as we do, the annual “Awesome Pass” or Awesomer Pass” is the best deal! Click here for details and regular LEGOLAND prices.

Available Deals on single-day admission:

$30 off General Admission with an empty 20oz bottle of any Coca-Cola® product through Aug. 11.
Click here for full details on the LEGOLAND Florida website and the locations where you can find the specially marked bottles.

Visit select Sonic locations in Florida for a Kids Go Free offer. Valid for one free single-day child ticket with purchase of one single-day adult ticket of the same type for participating SEA LIFE Aquariums, LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Available at Sonic through June 30.

Check the LEGOLAND Florida Blog for other Ticket Discounts

Military Discounts: Active U.S. Service Members receive FREE admission to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort & Water Park, no restrictions or blackout dates. This offer is not available online. To redeem this offer, please bring a valid military ID to any LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticket window.  More Details.

FREE Florida Teacher Pass: LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando are offering Florida teachers for grades PreK-12 one year of free admission with a Florida Teacher Pass. To redeem bring your most recent paystub, current Florida photo ID and valid FDOE Professional or Temporary Certificate to the ticket window at the entrance of LEGOLAND® Florida, Madame Tussauds Orlando or SEA LIFE Orlando. You must be present to receive your Florida Teacher Pass, as your photo is included on the ID card. This offer is only valid for current certified teachers in the State of Florida, teaching grades PreK-12 and may not be transferred to any other person. More details.

Florida PTA Member Discount

  • Get a 1-day adult Legoland Florida ticket for $40
  • Get a 1-day Legoland Florida + Water Park Combo ticket for $63

Must select date and purchase in advance to get the discount. Proof of PTA Membership not required. Click button below to purchase.

Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum

Florida’s “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center” located on the SUN ‘n FUN campus features a dynamic display of the best examples aviation has to offer including one-of-a-kind designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques and war-birds. Kids can get hands on with a variety of airplanes, displays, and flight simulators.

Groupon Deal:

  • $16.50 for admission for two (up to a $24 value)
  • $25.50 for admission for four (up to a $48 value)

Regular admission – Adult: $12 / Senior 55+: $10 / Student Ages 7 – 17: $8 / Children Under 6 & Active Military: FREE

Paintball

Off the Wall Adventures in Lakeland – 2055 Shepherd Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811 – Directions
Central Florida Paintball in Lakeland – 9365 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809 – Directions
Action Paintball in Winter Haven – 1715 7th St, Winter Haven, FL 33880 – Directions

Multiple deals available on Groupon for each location. Be sure to read the fine print as most only cover equipment and still require an additional purchase of paintballs.

Explorations V Children’s Museum

  • $39 for single-day admission for up to six ($54 value)
  • $129 for one Plus membership ($150 value)
  • $215 for one Mega membership ($250 value)

Click here to learn more about Annual Memberships to Explorations V and the various levels of membership. A Summer Pass is also available at the front desk – valid for up to 5 people through August 31 for only $55.

Tampa CityPass 

Save over 50% on tickets to 5 of Tampa’s most popular attractions. For only $109 for adults and $99 for kids you’ll receive admission to ALL of these family friendly activities:

You’ll have up to 9 calendar days to visit all 5 of these attractions, making for a great summer staycation where you can sleep in your own bed every night. 

Sea World Orlando
Aquatica Orlando
Busch Gardens Tampa
Adventure Island Tampa

If you’re only looking for 2-3 days of theme park fun and not interested in a Fun Card or Annual Pass, you can get a GREAT deal on single day admission to a combination of these 4 theme parks!

Groupon deal:

  • Two Park Admission Ticket- enjoy two visits at any combination of these parks – $110
  • Three Park Admission Ticket- enjoy three visits at any combination of these parks – $126

Must purchase one voucher per person. All park visits on the voucher must be redeemed by the same person. All visits must be completed within 14 days of the first visit. Expires December 31st, 2019.

Single Day Tickets with All Day Dining also available – click here.

Sea World Orlando & Busch Gardens Tampa

Save on all Sea World & Busch Gardens tickets when you purchase in advance online. These links should take you directly to the Florida Resident pages and Annual pass deals for Sea World and Busch Gardens. Don’t waste time searching, we’ve already done the work to be sure you get to the best deals!

There are three options:

  • Single Day Tickets – if you’re only going for 1 day, see above for the best deal on Groupon.
  • Fun Cards are valid for the remainder of 2018 with no blackout dates. They only include park admission, and do NOT include Free Parking. {Parking is $20 per visit.}
  • Annual Passes get you 12 months of admission from the date of purchase, PLUS free parking (value of $20/visit), discounts, monthly specials, discount on guest tickets, etc.

SeaWorld Orlando

Busch Gardens Tampa

Adventure Island Tampa

Platinum Annual Pass to ALL Parks

  • Platinum Pass – $361.88 OR $25.99.33/month
  • Unlimited visits for 12 months to 11 parks – includes Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island, SeaWorld & Aquatica Orlando, and other parks outside of Florida.
  • Includes admission to popular seasonal events
  • FREE preferred parking at select parks when available
  • 15% off dining and shopping
  • 2 FREE Guest Tickets (blockout dates apply)
  • 50% off up to 6 Guest Tickets
  • 1 FREE animal encounter
  • 1 FREE Annual PhotoKey at select parks
  • FREE ride again access at select parks
  • FREE reserved show seating at select parks

SeaWorld Florida Teacher Card: Teachers get FREE admission to SeaWorld® Orlando – click here for your FREE ticket!

Active Duty Military Promotion: Both Sea World and Busch Gardens offer one complimentary admission per year for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
Click here for Sea World military tickets.
Click here for Busch Gardens military tickets.

Preschool Pass: The window to register for the 2019 Sea World Preschool Pass has ended. Registration for the 2019 Busch Gardens Preschool Card has ended. However, guests who registered prior to May 19 may still redeem their Preschool Card at the park.

Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure

Buy 2 Days, Get 3 Days Free on Select Promo Tickets through Groupon at the link below.

Universal is currently offering a summer Florida Resident deal with a Get 2 Days Free With a 2-Day Ticket deal (4 days total). Experience four days at Universal Orlando Resort. There’s a whole lotta days to come through Dec. 20. Use the promo code from specially marked cans of Coca-Cola® and Coke®. Zero Sugar. Must purchase by Jun. 28 and use by Dec. 20, 2019. Starting at $179.99 per person. Visit the Universal website for details.

Blue Man Group Orlando 

Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience. It’s an outrageous evening of entertainment. See the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Blue Man Group – enemy of monotony, remedy of boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation.

Groupon Deal: $49/person for Tier 1 Seating (Regular price is $60-75 for adults)

Details: Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2019. Limit 6/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. All sales final. Must purchase together to sit together. 

Disney Florida Resident Discover Disney Ticket

Florida Residents can enjoy 3 days at a Walt Disney World theme park for $175 per person, plus tax with a Florida Resident Discover Disney Ticket. You can also add a 4th day for just $20 more per person, plus tax. Must be purchased by June 27, 2019 and expires on June 30, 2019.

Certain Annual Passes are also available exclusively to Florida Residents and range from $279/person for the Epcot After 4 pass to $589/person for the GoldPass. Click here to learn more about Disney Annual Passes and see blockout dates.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Show – Kissimmee

Available discounts:
• One General Admission Child Ticket – $33
• One General Admission Adult Ticket – $43
• One Royalty Child Ticket – $45
• One Royalty Adult Ticket – $55

Royalty package includes: priority castle access, VIP seating, priority seating access, cheering banner to support your knight, and VIP lanyard. Child tickets valid for ages 12 and under. Children younger than 3 do not need a ticket if they do not require their own seat.  BE SURE TO READ FINE PRINT FOR FULL REDEMPTION DETAILS. Expires Aug 31, 2019.

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure – Orlando

Would-be pirates of all ages will become a part of this epic and interactive pirate show at Pirates Dinner Adventure! Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Rise of the Sea Dragon is a Broadway-style production set aboard a replicated 18th-century Spanish galleon. Voyagers on each of the six ships have their own fearless pirate mascot whom they cheer on as the adventure unfolds with a cast of a dozen actors, singers and stunt performers engaging in a bounty of action-packed exploits, accompanied by cannon blasts, pyrotechnics and plenty of laughs. A full 3 course dinner is included. Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Reservation required, 24 hour advance notice required.

Available discounts:

  • $32: General Admission for One Adult (regular price $61.95)
  • $25: General Admission for One Child (Ages 3–10) (regular price $35.95)
  • $46: Landlubber Upgrade Admission for One Adult
  • $36: Landlubber Upgrade Admission for One Child (Ages 3–10)

I-Drive NASCAR Indoor Kart Racing – Orlando

  • Racing Package for One – $28
  • Racing Package for Two – $52.50
  • Racing Package for Four $95

Includes two go-kart races for each person, 30-credit arcade card for each person.  All racers must be at least 55” to race and wear closed toe shoes. Must be 16 and up to race in the adult race. Check website for additional restrictions. Expires 90 days after purchase.

Orlando Explorer Pass: Admission to 3 or 5 Attractions

  • $53 for a 3-attraction Orlando child pass
  • $62 for a 3-attraction Orlando adult pass
  • $85 for a 5-attraction Orlando child pass
  • $94 for a 5-attraction Orlando adult pass

Save up to 35% off vs. purchasing tickets individually. All passes include the free I-Ride Trolley Pass add-on. Choose 3 or 5 of these attractions:

  •  ICON Orlando (formerly Coca-Cola Orlando Eye)
  •  SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando
  •  Madame Tussauds Orlando
  •  Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World
  •  Boggy Creek Airboat Tour
  •  WonderWorks All-Access Pass – Includes Lazer Tag
  •  The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show
  •  Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando
  •  Fun Spot America Theme Park – 4 Ride Sampler
  •  Congo River Adventure Golf
  •  Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
  •  CoCo Key Water Park
  •  Forever Florida Trail Buggy Adventure
  •  SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
  •  Skycoaster

Check Groupon listing to verify current list of eligible attractions. Pass is valid for 30 days from your first attraction visit.

Go Orlando Card: 2-Day OR 3-Day Unlimited Admission

Get 2 or 3 days of unlimited admission to over 30 top Orlando area attractions. Your 2 or 3 days must be within 14 day period, but do not have to be consecutive. Choose as you go from a selection of attractions, museums, aquariums, tours, cruises, and more located from Tampa to Orlando, plus the east coast and down to Miami. This pass requires advance planning to be worth it! If you can make a schedule to hit multiple 2-3 hour attractions each day this will pay for itself.

Available Deals:

  • $119 for a 2-day all-inclusive children’s Go Orlando Card (Age 3 – 12)
  • $135 for a 2-day all-inclusive adult Go Orlando Card (Age 13+)
  • $160 for a 3-day all-inclusive children’s Go Orlando Card (Age 3 – 12)
  • $189 for a 3-day all-inclusive adult Go Orlando Card (Age 13+)

Unlimited Admission Attractions include:

  •  LEGOLAND® Florida
  •  Florida Aquarium
  •  ZooTampa at Lowry Park
  •  Boggy Creek Airboat Tour
  •  Gator Park Airboat Tours
  •  Congo River Adventure Golf
  •  Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World
  •  Fun Spot America Theme Park – 4 Ride Sampler
  •  WonderWorks All-Access Pass Now includes laser tag!
  •  Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
  •  The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show
  •  SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando
  •  Madame Tussauds Orlando
  •  The Wheel at ICON Park
  •  Kennedy Space Center
  • Daytona Speedway All Access Track Tour
  • and more (including attractions in Miami)

Fun Spot

  • Single-Day General Admission for One – $44.95 (This is the same price if you buy in advance on the FunSpot website but is a deal if you have a Groupon discount code)

Valid at Orlando or Kissimmee Park. Includes all-day riding privileges on go-kart tracks, roller coasters, thrill rides, and Kid Spot rides. Access to Gator Spot (at the Orlando park).

April Mucci Lakeland Mom
April Mucci Lakeland Mom

About the Author: April Mucci

April is the owner of LakelandMom.com. She has lived in Lakeland since age 2 and is passionate about our community and connecting people with local resources. She is a mom to 2 boys and a mini goldendoodle, wife to Matt. You can often find April at the baseball field where she cheers on her baseball loving 10 year old, or home building Legos with her 8 year old. She loves reading, saltwater fishing, and working on Lakeland Mom!