To continue on our Spring Break Series, we have some more fun family activities for Spring Break that won’t break the bank.
Tonight we headed to our local university to watch the girls softball team play. I brought my 3 youngest kids along. My girls both play softball and my son plays baseball, so I knew this would be something they would enjoy.
If you’re local to Orlando, there are quite a few colleges with sports teams. UCF, Stetson, and Seminole State College are just a few schools in our area where you can check out games. The prices are great! Even for our family of 6. UCF Softball tickets are $5 for the kids (up to 17!!) and $7 for adults. Bring along a glove and you may get lucky enough to catch a foul ball. There is fun music and some interactive games, including the easy slots games between some of the innings to keep younger kids entertained.
Most of these fields also offer free parking. Parking at UCF was right at the field. We found this out after parking at a parking garage half a mile away. Whoops. On a positive note, I got my steps in today! And we were able to get a peek at the football stadium (Go Knights!) on our walk, along with the restaurants, and stores on campus. My oldest son is attending in the Fall, so it was nice to get a mini tour.
If you prefer baseball, you can grab tickets to UCF games for as little as $5. I’m sure other colleges in our area are right around that price as well. Another option are Spring Training games. The cost is higher for those, but you’re going to pay less than an MLB game and they are so much fun!
Keep in mind that the concessions are probably going to be pricey. And you’re not allowed to bring in any outside food or drinks. Even water is confiscated at the door. We were sure to eat beforehand. Some of the prices I saw at our game were a little crazy: $4 for water, $4 sunflower seeds, and $6.50 or a Smart Water. They did run a $1 hot dog special in the middle of the game which we took advantage of!