Free is always great, especially when you have kiddos at home who are constantly saying, “I’m bored!”. Here is a list of fun, free places & things I have come across to help you beat the boredom this summer AND maybe sneak in some learning.
FREE Places & Things To Do This Summer!
Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long! Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Every Day All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child!
- KidsSkateFree.com – sign up to four children per email address to receive two free passes to use at skating sessions near you.
- Lowes Build & Grow projects
- Free Kids Workshop at Home Depot on the 1st Saturday of each month! Designed for ages 5-12, each child gets a certificate, apron, & pin while supplies last!
- Toys “R” Us In-Store Events – Saturdays are when free events, giveaways, projects and more are held.
- Disney Store Events for Kids – Use the Store Locater to find out what events are happening near you. Events can include Story Time, Showtime, and more. Some events include free gifts for participating!
- Search for restaurants where kids eat free at KidsMealDeals.com!
- Of course, you can’t forget the local public library! Check out the different activities that your library offers such as story time & crafts! Ours just hosted a Doctor Who day for teens!!
- Find free and reduced-price Target events near you such as free museum days!
- Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
Your local YMCA may have some free activities & programs available to you. Our local one has a free summer food program for children aged 18 and younger while school is out of session.
- Earn a free book from Barnes & Noble with their summer reading program.
- Traillink.com – Find local trails to go hiking, biking, etc.
- Geocaching – A real-world treasure hunting outdoor game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices such as your smartphone, and then share their experiences online.
- Free activities for kids at Pottery Barn Kids such as character meetings & even a reading challenge!
- LEGO Store Events – Find your local LEGO store to see what events are going on this Summer. Some events include building a mini-figure and taking it home!
- Free Crafts For Kids every Saturday 11am-3pm at Lakeshore Learning Center (ages 3+)
- Just bring a book report with you to the select Bookworm Wednesdays movie and that’s your price of admission! Every Wednesday at 9 a.m. (10 a.m. at other locations)
- Bow Tie Cinemas – On Tuesdays and Wednesdays they will be showing family favorites absolutely free. Movies start at 10 AM.
- Phoenix Big Cinemas – 10 am every Tues, Wed & Thursday