Several big attractions offer free admission to veterans and their families over summer. Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Orlando Resort recently released new details about Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, a ride it calls its “most highly themed, immersive coaster yet.” Read more

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Guests at Busch Gardens can celebrate the theme park’s big 60th anniversary all year. The park is planning special events for every week of 2019, two-parks-for-the-price-of-one Fun Cards (limited time), free admission for preschoolers and more. Read more

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The Naples Botanical Garden is a favorite for families with kids of all ages, especially those with a baby and a toddler. Read more

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When you’re on a tight budget, date night can seem like an impossibility. But we have some ideas for an affordable night of romance and connection you won’t want to miss. Read more



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Big bold birthday parties with lots of children running around are a lot of fun. But what happens when you condense that fun to a guest list you can count on one hand? The mini party opens up a whole host of ideas and opportunities. Read more



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National touring shows bring the quality of New York to the Fort Myers-Naples area. Read more


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These particular penguins prefer a perfectly chilled 67 degrees in their pool. Read more

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  • Pumpkin Safaris

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    Pumpkin Safaris

    Safari Wilderness in Central Florida offers Pumpkin Safaris in October.

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    Nikki Calvo, center, holds her son, Drayden, 3, while talking to Amy Hickey, right, while Hickey sits with her son, Jamison, 3, and husband Matt Calvo, left, looking on, all of Naples, aboard Pure Naples' Double Sunshine.

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    Andrew West

    Todd Ruback, center, points out a loggerhead sea turtle on exhibit at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.