Friday, July 29, 2011

Free things to do this summer with the kids

During the summer, I am on the lookout for fun things to do with my kiddoes.  And if it is free, then all the better!  Here is a short list of some of the things that I have run across so far this summer.

1. - Kids get 2 free games per day.  You do have to pay for shoe rental, unless of course you own your own bowling shoes.

2. Regal Cinemas - Many theaters offer free kid movies during the summer.  It is usually on weekday mornings.  Regal is $1.00, but some theaters are free.

3.  Library programs - Most offer some sort of reading incentive programs and several free classes/programs for children and adults.

4. State Museums - Our state museum accepts donations, but actual admission is free. 

5. Amusement Park Season Passes - Our passes paid for themselves in 2 visits, so any visits after that are free. 

6. Museum and Zoo annual passes - Last year we bought a zoo annual pass.  It paid for itself in 2 visits.  Same thing with a local children's museum that we now have passes too.  It paid for itself in 2 visits, and it includes free admission to several workshops every month.  Don't forget, with a lot of these annual passes you will get free or at least discounted admission to other locations through a reciprocal program.

7. National Parks - -  Lots of the national parks have free admission.  What a great way to learn history, by walking where it actually happened.

1 comment:

  1. I wanted to add another great free option for the summer.

    Vacation Bible School!! :)