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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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Fern Forest is an oasis for nature walks

If you’re looking to soak in the outdoors in South Florida, Fern Forest is a lush oasis for nature walks. Delight in the scenic setting on your own. Or register for a guided hike. Most events are free. Admission and parking are free.  The 244-acre wilderness preserve features walking trails for savoring the sights, scents …

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Pics with a pig: Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park for $3

File this under who knew? Broward is home to goats, a pig  and other farm critters. And you and the kiddos can get up-close-and-personal. Tradewinds Park features an educational farm with sheep, a pig, goats and more. Farm tours are offered on weekends for $3 a person. In addition, weekend entry fees for Tradewinds Park apply. …

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Summer Savings Pass offers 3 South Florida attractions for 1 price

The Summer Savings Pass is a one-price deal good for entry to three South Florida attractions. That’s some savings! This year’s pass is valid for May 27 through Aug. 31, 2022, and is $60 plus tax for adults and $50 plus tax for children (age 3 to 12).  The pass is good for the following …

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Butterfly World: $5-off & other discounts

Now’s a good time to nab a discount for the enchanting Butterfly World in Coconut Creek.  The popular walk-through attraction, at Tradewinds Park,  3600 W. Sample Road, features free-flight aviaries with tropical foliage and thousands of butterflies and birds from different parts of the world. Regular prices are $32.50 for guests age12 and older, $22.50 …

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Ideas for free and cheap dates in Broward

If you appreciate frugal fun, delighting your sweetie with a lovely inexpensive or free date is doable in Fort Lauderdale and the rest of Broward County. Plenty of exciting events and interesting activities are free. Others are relatively inexpensive. With extra dollars in your wallet, splurge on sparkling wine, a fancy dessert, or other romantic …

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Free: Libraries loan electronics, robotics & other gear

You name it. Family-friendly fun. Yoga. Educational workshops. Tutoring. Technology & digital equipment.  Take-home tablets. Language lessons. Entertainment. It’s likely offered at a Broward library. Or,  online via the website. Most everything offered from Broward Library is free.  If you need a library card, obtain it  for free, including online versions. Read our feature, Register …

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