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Things to do with kids this summer (free, low-cost & deals)

When kids are out of school for the summer, parents in South Florida appreciate ideas for fun things to do. Especially, if those activities are free. Inexpensive. Or offered with an enticing discount. Lots of indoor & outdoor fun and entertainment — including free fun and entertainment — is offered in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater …

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Free water shuttles to Deerfield Island park on The Intracoastal

Deerfield Island is a natural area on the Intracoastal Waterway in north Broward that’s accessible by boat. You can ride free on a water shuttle to Deerfield Island Natural Area, weather permitting, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  The free boat shuttle service usually runs from a dock at Sullivan Park, 1701 Riverview Road, Deerfield Beach, …

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Woofing Waters Dog Park in Deerfield includes splashy fun

Woofing Waters Dog Park within Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield offers water-spritzing features for playful pooches. Entry fees for Quiet Waters Park fees on weekends and holidays are $1.50 per person for ages 6 and older Entry fees for Woofing Waters Dog Park $5 per day for up to 3 dogs in a family, or …

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Farmers markets & vendor fairs feature food, vintage wares & handmade goods

Shop for fresh produce, prepared foods, vintage treasures, art, decor and other items from South Florida vendors, farmers and artisans. Farmers markets in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties often include extra fun and entertainment like yoga, live music, family activities or petting zoos. That means vendor fairs and farmers markets offer opportunities for delightful, …

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Water parks, water playgrounds and pools

Refreshing fun is offered at pools, water parks and water playgrounds in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Entry fees for some public pools & water parks is relatively inexpensive. Some water parks offers deals, such as reduced fees in the afternoons.  Entry is free for plenty of splash pads with spritzing features in public …

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Tent or Tepee Camping at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield

Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield offers tents and tepees for rent for overnight camping. The tents are set up when you arrive for your overnight at the park. The tents are on platforms. The sites, which are on a peninsula overlooking lakes, include water, electricity and Wi-Fi access. Other amenities include picnic table fire ring …

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Kids eat free deal Tuesdays at Legends

For summer dining, Legends restaurants in South Florida are offering a Kids Eat Free deal Tuesdays.  The deal is offered until August 16, with purchase of an adult entree.  Legends Tavern and Grille  restaurants include 10 SW 6th St, Pompano Beach 33060, 954-933-3859 1391 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach 33442, 754-212-2655 10079 W. Oakland Park …

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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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