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Dads, flamingos. and a compass

Dads will be celebrated on June 15th this year, and families always want a family-friendly outing to honor Dad on his special day. Sarasota has some great choices this year to celebrate Father's Day with activities that are unique to the community.

Father's Day celebrations
Photo by Darren McCollester

*Father's Day at the Children's Garden is honoring dads with half-price admission with a child's full price admission. Dads can participate in a special scavenger hunt in the garden with clues to find the hidden objects. Found clues may be redeemed for a free cold drink. The Children's Garden is located at 1670 Tenth Way in Sarasota. You may log on at www. to learn about the garden.

*Father's Day Orienteering Workshop at Oscar Scherer State Park offers dads the opportunity to practice or learn basic skills with using a compass. Bring the family and your compass for a great day outdoors. Both beginning and higher level skilled users are welcome to participate. Preregistration is required. You may call 941-483-5956 to register. You may also log on at

*Father's Day at Sarasota Jungle Gardens will honor dads with free admission with purchase of a full-price admission for children. Come out to this Sarasota iconic family-friendly garden and feed the flamingos while walking through the beautiful garden areas. You can even hold a snake on your special day. Sarasota Jungle Gardens is located at 3701 Bay Shore Rd. in Sarasota. You may log on at to learn more about this Sarasota attraction. You may also call 941-355-1222 for more information.

Celebrate Dad this year with gardens, a compass, and flamingos.

Learn about the history of this special day with the fun video that is included.

Happy Father's Day 2014!

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