August 13, 2014

5 Free (or nearly free) Fun Family Activities

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Family Fun Night

Make sure everyone can join in the fun.  If you play board games, young children can roll the dice or move the game pieces.  You can also do a parlour entertainment evening.  Play piano or another instrument, recite poetry or tell a story.   

Local Adventures

Check out your city or town's website to see what free activities are available for families.  Does your local zoo, museum, science centre or other tourist attraction offer free days?  Visit a community sports field and watch a game of soccer or baseball.  Does your town or city have a bowling program where children can bowl for free during the summer?

Build paper airplanes

Look up designs and have everyone make their own (or assist young children).  Then have a competition to see whose plane flies the furthest or does the best stunt.


Spend a day making a positive impact in your community.  Choose an issue together which is important to your family, then find a local organization that works on that issue and volunteer. Volunteering can help you make new friends and shows children how you can make a difference and how good it feels to do that.  

Go swimming

This is a low-cost, fun family activity.  Swimming gives you an all-over body workout and is suitable for any age group.  

1 comment:

  1. Great post, you mentioned some good ways to have fun without spending too much money. Love those :)


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