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Old 01-14-2020, 08:54 AM
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Hiya everyone!

We just moved here a few months ago. My two granddaughters will be visiting for 4 days in a couple of weeks.

Going to the pool - hiking the nature paths - golf cart excursions will be top of list.

What other fun things can we do? Prefer inside the Villages but would be willing to travel outside up to 20 miles.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:56 AM
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Uncle Donald's Farm in Lady Lake
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:20 AM
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Hiya everyone!

We just moved here a few months ago. My two granddaughters will be visiting for 4 days in a couple of weeks.

Going to the pool - hiking the nature paths - golf cart excursions will be top of list.

What other fun things can we do? Prefer inside the Villages but would be willing to travel outside up to 20 miles.

Thanks in advance.
Grand Oaks Resort - check their website to see if there are any exhibitions or shows/contests going during their visit. Usually it's free to attend, and they have a restaurant there where you can get sandwiches for lunch. Grand Oaks is a resort, but also a venue for horse and dog competitions and show.
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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing it's about 15 miles from here. Our grandson who was 4.5 at the time loved it. And they learn lots of things. They have a cut away engine they can hand crank and see how pistons and valve and camshafts work. Lots of really cool drag racing cars and next door lots of restored antique cars.

Mermaid show at Wickie Watchee

There is another farm off 200 in Ocala with lots of great farm animals to see

Strawberry picking will be here in a couple weeks

Homosassa wild animal park. They want to go back there again and talk about it every time we see them.
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Thank you for your helpful idea. We’ll check it out!
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Alligator Farm on 44 a couple miles west of 301. A little further but great would be the glass bottom boats at Silver Springs. I think there are boat rides at Lake Sumter Landing but not sure if they are every day. To top off their visit go to the Russell Stover outlet on 44 west of 301 for candy or ice cream.
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Thank you everyone for all the wonderful ideas!
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Hiya everyone!

We just moved here a few months ago. My two granddaughters will be visiting for 4 days in a couple of weeks.

Going to the pool - hiking the nature paths - golf cart excursions will be top of list.

What other fun things can we do? Prefer inside the Villages but would be willing to travel outside up to 20 miles.

Thanks in advance.
GatorWorld has a big display of huge gators you drive through to see. They also have a petting zoo which the young ones (and the Grandparents will enjoy). Its located about 1 mile west of I75 on Hw 44, minutes from The Villages. Website is gatorworldparks.com. About 8 miles west of I75 on HW 44 is Wild Bills Airboat Rides. Also about 1 hour away is Homosassa State Park. They have boat rides to the Wildlife Park/Zoo. Just google these. We have been to all of these with our Grandkids and they loved it.
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Silver Springs Silver Springs, FL - Glass Bottom Boats! - YouTube This place was great. The pool was great for the little ones and the practice putting green about 6 or 7 PM was great fun for the older kids. They respected the property and took some lessons from other people who were practicing. The hit for me was the Alligator place in Wildwood. I felt like a kid from the Fresh Air Fund. Very Informative. We all got to hold a Gator. the kids liked it to! Have fun. Lots of sunblock even this time of the year. Better safe than sorry.
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Bocce, shuffleboard, corn hole toss, pickleball/tennis. All equipment available at the rec centers. Many 4-5 year olds (and older) love to run and laugh as they go from one activity to another and tire themselves out in the process. Good luck.
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Silver springs boat ride, in January you may see the manatees
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Our grandkids(6 and 4) loved Uncle Donald’s Farm off of 466 near Rolling Acres. Lots of
animals, they get to bottle feed a baby goat, hayride where they feed the cows, milk a goat, and a pony ride (extra) if you’d like. We’ve been there twice and they always ask to go back.
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Venetian Gardens just outside TV in Leesburg has a great play area for kids.
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Uncle Donald's Farm in Lady Lake
omg, yes! we spent the entire day there, it was a wonderful place. very good bargain & the kids may even get to feed a baby goat, along with wildlife and all sorts of critters. is VERY close to the villages off Griffin road, & you will have a good time, too.
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Alligator Farm on 44 a couple miles west of 301. A little further but great would be the glass bottom boats at Silver Springs. I think there are boat rides at Lake Sumter Landing but not sure if they are every day. To top off their visit go to the Russell Stover outlet on 44 west of 301 for candy or ice cream.
the boat rides are during the day after 4pm. the crew spice it up for kids on board-telling stories & talking about gators they have seen. the kids on board loved it
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