Before you head back to school, head over to the amazingly fun and super affordable Dinosaur World in Plant City. It's about half way between Tampa and Orlando and it's worth the drive from anywhere if you have kids that even remotely like prehistoric creatures big and small.
August is a great month to visit because it's Double Dino Days – that means when you pay full admission price in August, you get a ticket to come back any day in December except Christmas Day. Now that's a deal.
This place has everything for a day of fun – fossil digs, 150+ lifesize dinosaurs, anamatronics, educational movies, a playground and picnic area – and you can bring in your own food and drink. You will love it – we do!