he kids are out of school, so now what?? There are plenty of things to do as a family right here in Tampa Bay.

Getting Ready for Father’s Day (Reminder: It’s June 15)
Father’s Free

June 14-15

Father’s get in free Father’s Day weekend with full price paid admission to many bay area attractions like the Glazer Children’s Museum and Lowry Park Zoo. To learn more about all the great deals for dad this year, visit .

Handmade Gifts for Dad at Color Me Mine in Hyde Park Village

Spend a few hours in Hyde Park Village with the kids to create a handmade gift for Dad. There are a variety of items your child can hand paint including coffee mugs, picture frames, wine goblets and desktop accessories. Learn more at .
Bootcamp for New Dads

June 14, 9:30am-12:30pm                                                                                                                                                     Join veteran dads at TGH’s Bayshore Pavillion to learn the basics of caring for a new baby. The veteran dads will bring their one to six month old babies and show dads to be how to hold a baby, pack a diaper bag and how to change a diaper. The fee is $20. Learn more at .

Fun for the Whole Family:
Adventure Island Island Nights:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

June 12-August 9, 5pm-9pm                                                                                                                                            Enjoy live music, entertainment, sand sculptures, street performers, stilt walkers and steel drum band. There’s a food truck, too! Florida Resident Weekday Pass for Adventure Island ages 10 and up: $47, Child 3-9: $43. Learn more at .


The Florida Aquarium summer evenings

Thursdays at 4pm from June 19-August 14.

$15 admission after 4pm. Aquarium will close late at 7pm. Kids can cool off at Explore a Shore and don’t forget to tour the new exhibit, Journey to Madagascar! Learn more at .

Tampa Theatre Summer Classics                                                                                                                               Sundays at 3pm

This week is ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. Next Sunday is ‘Saturday Night Fever’. The weekend of June 21-22, enjoy a Sing-Along to ‘Mary Poppins’ and on June 29, watch ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’. Learn more at .

Bowl with the Family at AMF Bowling                                                                                                                             Weekdays

Locations in Tampa, Bradenton, Lakeland and Clearwater. You can pick up a Family Pass for 4 for $39.95. Register your children who are ages 15 and under for AMF’s Summer Games and they can bowl 3 free games every day until 6pm through Labor Day. Learn more .


Ban Bossy                                                                                                                                                                           June 25, 11:00 a.m.

Join Working Women of Tampa Bay for a lively, thought-provoking panel discussion, including Tampa Bay Parenting’s Founder and Editorial Director Angela Ardolino. Whether it’s the word “Bossy” or another “B” word, female leaders of all ages have been fighting the stereotype of being too aggressive for years. It’s now in our hands to change the conversation. Learn more .

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By: Angela Ardolino of Tampa Bay Parenting,