We write a lot about Legoland and the various discounts that can save guests varying amounts of money. However, when I found an offer for Legoland Home School discounts, it was a little bit outside of my expertise. So I turned to our friend Tonya, from The Traveling Praters, who is not only an expert on home schooling and travel, but also a terrific resource for information. Please welcome Tonya to InACents!
I do not pretend to suggest that home schooling is for everyone. But those who do go down that road, may be surprised to find that when it comes to travel, home schooling your children offers several perks. I have spent 13 years making the most of those benefits with my three children, and today I will share a few with you.
When my husband began traveling extensively with his job, home schooling allowed us the freedom to join him on the road. While my husband was working, the kids and I explored the general area. In many cases this proved to be extremely educational as we were often near places of historic significance such as Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and Fort Raleigh.
As a family, home schooling has allowed us the flexibility to travel during the off-season. Since it is normally more costly to travel during peak season, this allowed us to save money and avoid the crowds that are normally present during busier times of the year. On the flip side, it also spoiled my kids who now have a low tolerance for crowds of any kind. I guess there are trade-offs to everything.
Finally, home schooling allows us to attend special events at popular attractions for a fraction of the normal admission price. As a bonus, special educational programming are sometimes offered for those in attendance. While most attractions are willing to set up tours and special programming throughout the year for a group of home school students, deeper discounts are often available during special “Home School Day” events.© The Traveling Praters
LEGOLAND® Florida is one of the attractions that offer this special Home School programming throughout the year. The following 2014 days are considered Home School days.
$8 per student days
January: 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 27
February: 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 24, 27, 28
March: 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 31
April: 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28
May: 5, 12, 19
$10 per student days
June: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July: 7, 14, 21, 28
August: 4, 11, 18, 25
September: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29
October: 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31
November: 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21
December: 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19
Home school students will gain access to LEGOLAND® Florida for only $8/10 per student which includes park admission and self-guided experience through the park! That is a pretty amazing deal! And while LEGOLAND® FLORIDA is geared for children up to the age of 12, and I agree with that recommendation, this price is extended to all home school students in the home, up to 12th grade. At the discounted price, even older kids will find a trip to LEGOLAND® Florida worthwhile and enjoyable.
One free chaperone ticket will be given to families purchasing more than five tickets, while additional family members and friends will receive the discounted admission of $25. That is an amazing deal but in order to receive the Home School Day pricing, you need to make advance reservations by calling 1-877-350-5346 (press 3 then follow the prompts) or online at the Legoland Home School site.
I called the park to verify that this offer is open not only to Florida residents but also to all current home schooling families. And good news, it is! If you are planning a trip to Florida that coincides with these dates and you are a home schooling family, you will be able to take advantage of this offer.
All families participating will need to provide verification of their home school status. Qualifying documentation include a copy of your country’s letter of intent, your home school name on founded letterhead, proof of involvement in a local support group, non-traditional or umbrella school or a state or national organization like FPEA, HSLDA, HEF and CHESS. If you do not present the proper verification, you will not receive the discounted rate.
Varied Resource Guides to enhance your experience are available for grades K-6th grade for instant download from the LEGOLAND® Florida website.
Legoland California also offers discount admission to homeschoolers on Mondays from January 6 to April 14, 2014 and May 5-19, 2014. Visit the Legoland California site for additional details and to register for the associated coupons.
Thank you Tonya for adding this terrific information on Legoland and the homeschooling programs. For all of the latest Legoland discounts, please visit our Legoland Promotions, Discounts, and Coupons (Buy One, Get One) page. Tonya has also put together a great list of discounts for home schoolers at various attractions around the Country.
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Tonya Prater began her blog, The Traveling Praters, when her husband’s job unexpectedly took the family on the road as a means to keep in touch with those “back home.” Though they are no longer “on the road,” do not expect to find them at home. This home school family is on a quest to explore North America one fun, family-friendly, educational adventure at a time.
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