Free Fun

This page lists free programs and activities for kids in the Gainesville, Florida area.
Kids Gainesville: Free Fun - Fun 4 Gator Kids
Alachua Splash Park

A small splash park with water fountains, buckets that dump water, and sprinkler features.  Also features a sand box area and several picnic tables lo ...

Free: Yes
14300 NW 146th Terr., Alachua, FL
Bo Diddley Plaza

The beautiful renovated Bo Diddley Plaza is located in the heart of Historic Gainesville. Support local farmers & enjoy great music at the Union Stre ...

111 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Cellon Live Oak

The Cellon Live Oak was named for its former owner, Ralph W. Cellon, and now sits in Cellon Oak Park, Owned by Alachua County, three miles south of La ...

4100 NW 169th Place in Gainesville., Gainesville, Florida
Depot Park

Downtown Gainesville is getting an Adventure Playground and a custom splash pad complete with water soakers, ground jets, and waterfalls! This family ...

Free: Yes
201 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Restrooms: yes
Duck Pond at NFRMC

Visit the ducks (and turtles) and take a nice walk around the pond on the path. Adjacent to the North Florida Regional Medical Center

6500 Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Florida Museum of Natural History

All the permanent exhibits are kid-friendly and many have hands-on features just for kids. Check the website for information about special exhibits. ...

UF Cultural Plaza: SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Gainesville Solar Walk

Spanning nearly a mile, you can see the entire solar system and even a few stars on the Gainesville Solar Walk. Each planet is represented with its ow ...

NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices.   The basic idea is to loc ...

Great Florida Birding Trail, The

The Great Florida Birding Trail (GFBT) is a program of the FWC.   At its core is a network of 489 sites throughout Florida selected for their excellen ...

Harn Museum of Art, The

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is an 112,800-square-foot-facility, which includes 40,400 square foot of exhibition space, 5 garde ...

3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32611
High Springs Historical Museum

The Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of High Springs as it was in the 1800s to 1900s era. The museum depicts pioneer life during this tim ...

Free: Yes
120 NW 2nd Ave, High Springs, Florida, 32643
Lake Alice

Lake Alice is a signature feature of the University of Florida campus.   It is a proven sanctuary to alligators as well as many birds.   On Lake Alice ...

Lake Alice on Museum Rd., Gainesville, FL
Lake Butler Splash Park

The Lake Butler Splash Park is a small water park located at Lakeside Park in Lake Butler. Free to Everyone!Open every day, mid-March thru October.

Lakeside Park 155 NW 3rd Street, Lake Butler, Florida, 32054

Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming "treasure hunt" style outdoor quest.   A w ...

PokemonGO to our Libraries

PokémonGO App is the newest version of the classic Pokémon (pocket monster) game. You capture monsters as a trainer and then fight other trainers and ...

Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm

Retirement Home for Horses, Inc. at Mill Creek Farm is a not for profit 501(c)(3) equine sanctuary located in Alachua, Florida. We provide lifelong c ...

20307 NW C.R. 235A, Alachua, FL, 32615
Sweetwater Park

Located directly behind the Museum, the park is a joint effort of the Matheson Museum and the City of Gainesville.   The park is an outdoor museum in ...

513 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
UF Bat Barn and Bat House

The university built this 18-by-18-foot bat house in 1991 as a replacement home for bats living in campus buildings.  It is now gaining fame as the wo ...

north side of Museum Road between Village Drive and Radio Road across from Lake Alice, Gainesville, FL
UF NATL Nature Trails

The University of Florida Natural Area Teaching Laboratory (NATL) is dedicated to teaching students and the public about ecology and biotic diversity. ...

University of Florida Cultural Plaza: SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
UF Physics Department Lobby

The Department of Physics Lobby Exhibits exhibits include a T-Rex Hologram, Parabolic Dishes, a Large Plasma Ball, a Giant Guitar String, the Anti-Gra ...

UF Physics Department B100 New Physics Building, Corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and Museum Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
UUF Labyrinth

Next to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, there is a labyrinth made of rocks. The labyrinth is one of the oldest contemplative and transformation ...

4225 N.W. 34th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32605