Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Kids & Family

Deals and events for Father's Day

Sunday is Father's Day, and there are plenty of ways to show Pops you appreciate him (and to say sorry for the ding in the right fender).

Dads get in free

These attractions offer free admission for dad with a paying guest:

Dinosaur World: Regular admission: $14.95, $12.95 seniors, $11.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City. (813) 717-9865. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

Glazer Children's Museum: So dad can play with radio-controlled cars, helicopters and water toys. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861. 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

Florida Aquarium: $21.95, $18.95 for seniors 60+, $16.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

History Center: The day includes exploration of "Circus! The Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier." $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students with ID, $7.95 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. 801 Old Water St., Tampa. (813) 228-0097. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: See more than 55 vintage cars and vehicles. $8, $6 seniors, 12 and younger free. 3301 Gateway Centre Blvd., Pinellas Park. (727) 579-8226. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

Lowry Park Zoo: Appeal to dad's baboon side. $23.95, $21.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Old McMicky's: All fathers and grandfathers can milk a cow and explore the farm including chickens, goats, donkeys, turkeys, ponies, rabbits and a barn maze free of charge. Additional guests: $11, $9 ages 2-12/seniors/military, one and younger free. Old McMicky's Farm, 9612 Crescent Drive, Odessa. (813) 920-1948. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.

Henry B. Plant Museum: Fathers get free admission to the museum whether their children are with them or not. $10, $7 seniors/students, $5 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 254-1891. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

For sporty dads

Dads Jump Free

Dad are free with one paid one-hour session. Safety equipment included. $10 per hour + $2 equipment rental; $9 each additional hour. Boing trampoline center, 622-624 Ware Blvd., Tampa. (813) 341-4897. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

I Love Father's Day Race

5K for all levels. Includes raffle and breakfast. $5 kids run, $20 advance, $25 day of race. Chestnut Park, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. 8 a.m. Sunday.

In the Ring

Kids 18 and younger can join their fathers to explore boxing at this event with horse rides, pony rides, a barbecue and bouts between nearly 100 youth boxers. $10, $5 ages 4 and younger, $3 non-boxers. Clearwater Boxing Gym, 1710 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. (813) 270-4105. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Free Swim

Fathers get a free swimming session and a gift with one paid child admission. Free. Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3018. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Father's Day 5K

Chip timed 5K race or walk includes T-shirts, drinks and snacks. Strollers welcome. $35 advance, $40 race day. Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. (813) 274-8184. 9 a.m. Sunday.

Other events

Father's Day Art Show Cook Out & Sale

Features door prizes, affordable local art and a cookout. Free. 7 Arches Art Gallery & Boutique, 1248 County Road 1, Dunedin. (727)-724 4278. 12-4 p.m. Saturday.

Father-Daughter Dance

Former radio personality Stu Robinson and other celebrity guests bond with daughters. $40. TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. (727) 379-4843. 4-8 p.m. Sunday.

Father's Day Dine

Busch Gardens offers a buffet, meet and greets with Elmo and other Sesame Street characters and a treat for Dad. $22, $15 children. Park admission required. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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