Since we had children, my husband and I have moved to new cities multiple times. I have personal experience-and friends-in many areas around the country. After unpacking and setting up our home, one of my first tasks is to search free or cheap kids activities in our new area.
As a stay-at-home mom, it makes sense to seek out the free or cheap kids activities first. We have to make one income stretch as far as possible. Free and inexpensive family activities are always in need no matter the season. This series on the blog will be a collection of free or cheap activities for kids and families.
When you live on one income-or are a frugal person-free or cheap kids activities are often the best choice for getting out of the house during the week or spending time together as a family on the weekends.
This resource of kids activities will be an index of free or cheap kids activities around the world. If you do not see your area yet, leave me a comment at the end of this page. I will be adding new cities weekly.
Free or Cheap Kids Activities
I want to begin with national and international resources where you can search for free activities in your area.
Yelp – (website and app) Search kids activities in your particular area, or surrounding area, and get detailed descriptions, ratings and maps to get you on your way. Yelp has global listings. I was able to locate kids activities in the US, Canada and France. If your town listed? Click here to search.
Yuggler – (app) This is a handy app for iPhone or iPad that allows you to search for local kid-friendly events in your area. Everything from playgrounds to local museums. Search Yuggler in the app store to download it.
Red Tricycle – (website) A bit more limited in location availability, Red Tricycle is great if your city is listed. So far Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, and Washington DC are linked.
Groupon – Why not search kids activities in your area based on what coupons and deals are being offered. Even the most pricey events often have deal days, or free trials. It is worth a check. Click here to search kids activities on Groupon.
Macaroni Kid – Search your local area for kids activities. There is even a weekly calendar of events listed for each area as well. You can plan your week right there!
Summer Activities for Kids that are free or cheap – I shared a list of 32 national activities for kids that are free or cheap over the Summer months. Check out which ones are available all year long.
Kiplinger – 50 free ways to have fun with the kids that can be done anywhere-no matter where you live.
US Nationwide Activities for Kids – Playground Parkbench shares some great spots to find nationwide activities that do not cost much.
Free or Cheap Kids Activities by Location
Eastern North Carolina
San Diego, California
Twin Cities, Minnesota
…and more locations coming soon!
Do you know about some great free or cheap kids activities for families in your area? I want to hear from you!
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