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Pondhawk in Boca Raton is an urban oasis & it’s free

Pondhawk Natural Area is among the delightful areas of wilderness within the urban and suburban fabric of South Florida. It’s open to the public for free. It’s includes wetlands and a fun StoryWalk. For insider info, Lee Lietzke of Palm Beach County  Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) offers his perspective on Pondhawk, including what …

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South Florida Fair in West Palm features rides, dinosaurs & discounts, including $2 days

The South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach is a fun attraction packed with entertainment, rides, food vendors, exhibits, parades and animatronic dinosaurs. It also includes discounts.  The fair in 2023 is January 13-29 at South Florida Fair, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach 33411. Entertainment includes Dinotopia On Ice skating show strolling performers and …

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Interactive, outdoor Mexican art in Coral Gables

Any way you spin it… you won’t want to miss this! The Shops at Merrick Park, in the heart of Coral Gables, is the perfect backdrop for the world-famous Los Trompos art exhibition created by Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. This interactive vibrant outdoor display will make its South Florida debut on January 31 and stay through …

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Art After Dark at The Norton in West Palm

Fridays are ideal for excursions to The Norton in West Palm. Art After Dark events include activities, discussions and entertainment, with reduced entry fees. After 4 p.m. on Fridays, entry is $10 adults, $5 for students, and free for kids 12 and younger.  Regular entry fees are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for …

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Free Family Day at The Underline in Brickell

Become an artist at Family Day at The Underline, Art of Nature on Saturday, June 18 from 2-4 p.m. at the Brickell Backyard Urban Gym.  Brickell Backyard Urban Gym is located at Southwest First Ave. between Seventh and Eighth Streets in Brickell. Family Day at The Underline takes place every third Saturday of the month …

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Educational Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park for $3

Tradewinds Park in northwest Broward features an educational farm with sheep, a pig, and other animals. Farm tours are usually offered on weekends for $3 a person. On tour, depending on the day, participants likely are offered opportunities to pet the animals and take photos. Feeding sheep and goats is $1 for food. Pancetta the …

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Train rides offered at Tradewinds Park

For a fun, unique and relatively inexpensive activity in north Broward, hop aboard a little railroad.  The teeny train runs on tracks around a pond at Tradewinds Park. Train rides offered third weekends Functioning model locomotives offer rides 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. third full weekends of each month, weather permitting.  Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad …

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Free outdoor family movies in Weston

For frugal entertainment, Weston offers occasional outdoor flicks that are free and fun for kids and adults.  Weston  Regional Park is at 20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston, FL 33327.  Parking is free.  Feel free to supply your own portable seats. Outside food is allowed. No alcohol. Films for 2023 include: 7:30 p.m. February 10 “Sing …

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Silverball Retro Arcade in Delray offers deals

If you’re a fan of pinball and arcade games, Silverball Retro Arcade in Delray is on point. It’s described as an interactive museum featuring oodles of games, including games dating back decades. Drinks and food are available for purchase. Players pay an entry fee, and game play is included. Regular fees are $15 -$20 per …

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Free outdoor movies in Boynton Beach

Friday Flicks in Boynton Beach offers food trucks, fun activities and a movie, all free family fun. Venue: Centennial Park, 120 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach  Parking: Free parking is offered on Boynton Beach and Seacrest boulevards Bring blankets and portable seats.  2023 Events 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. January 20 “Sing 2” 5 p.m. …

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