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Old 01-15-2020, 11:13 AM
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Crystal River is a fun place to see the manatees. There is a nice playground on Powell in Wildwood. Fun place to let the kids run about!
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:21 AM
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Any of the state parks but this one in particular is fun.Ponce de Leon springs state park. Sugar Mill Restaurant | Florida State Parks Swimming, kayaking and make your own pancakes. Also Weeki Wachee mermaid show, boat ride, animal shows & a restaurant or two. Lots of fun for everyone not just the kids!!
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Try some one on one things: simple old fashioned board and card games ( battleship, give-away checkers, battling cards, old maid, simple dominoes, etc.) whip up a batch of cookies with lots of their help, watch the RC cars race, watch e-boats race, create golf cart scavenger hunts (around the neighborhood; what is red at 124 Why St (fire hydrant), what's on the drive way at 147 X St? (a painted palm tree) or maybe around Lake Sumter Landing (how many sea creatures on the bath houses?, what is name of big fish? how many restaurants?, what does the mermaid sell?).
Also check local Libraries (incl. Leesburg)for special kids programs: magic, puppets, reading, science bag. Offered usually for free and geared to the under 8 kids.
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Venetian Gardens just outside TV in Leesburg has a great play area for kids.
A favorite of our 4 1/2 year old granddaughter also. She insists we go every time she visits which is every 4-6 weeks.
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Butterfly Forest in Gainesville. Beautiful butterflies fluttering all around and maybe land on your shoulder or arm. Our granddaughter loved it!
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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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I have 6 grandchildren and they LOVE the golf cart. Along with that there is a small playground in Sumpter landing behind Sonny’s restaurant. Also the boat ride is great!
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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.
Oh my gosh, those 2 granddaughter will find more than enough to do here. 2 of my granddaughters were here for a week & neither one of them said they got bored.
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If you can find an open platform court, I’ve seen people teach little ones tennis or pickle ball on those courts. The balls can’t leave the enclosure, so they are easy to track down and don’t run into other courts. The kids seem to love that.
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Gator world on 44 in Wildwood. Petting zoo too.
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Don’t forget the favorite of grandparents, let them DRIVE the golf cart. Age doesn’t seem to matter
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Don’t forget the favorite of grandparents, let them DRIVE the golf cart. Age doesn’t seem to matter
A 4 and a half year old? Surely you are joking (I hope!)
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