If you are looking for inexpensive and Free, Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids, here is a huge list for you! Please keep in mind that it is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.
Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!
September 24th at participating museums nationwide
Download one free ticket, good for two people, for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum DayLive! Each ticket grants free admission on September 24, 2016, to the ticket holder plus a guest, valid at participating museums across all 50 states. To register, see the full list of museums, and download the ticket please visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumdaylive.
Free Admission at National Parks
September 24th is National Public Lands Day. Find a list of participating national parks.
Saturday, September 24th at 11AM. Join in the Storytime and activities featuring We Are Growing! and The Cookie Fiasco. Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.
Saturday, September 24th from 10-11:30 AM – Learn how to install wall tile and seal it like a pro.
Get more information at the Home Depot free workshops here.
Saturday, September 24th from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.
Kids design and take a Falling Leaves Mobile. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.
Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 AM
Kids make and take a fun craft – pre-registration is required at Lowe’s Kids Clinics.
Saturday, September 24th from 10 AM – 12 PM.
Kids ages 3 and up make a Leaf Placemat craft. The cost is $2 per project and includes the supplies. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises during Kids Club. Get more information at the Michaels’ website.
Saturday, September 24th from 12 to 2 PM
Join in the fun for a LEGO Disney Princess building event. You’re invited to build and take home a FREE LEGO Disney Princess Lumiere character. Get more information at Toys R Us.
Williams-Sonoma Cooking Classes for Adults
Sunday, September 25th – Knife Skills
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:: State Fair Schedule
:: FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2016
- November 11 – Veterans Day
Find a list of participating national parks
:: FREE National Parks Admission for 4th Graders
Every 4th grader will get an Every Kid in the Park pass food for FREE admission to all of America’s National Parks. The pass will be good for one full year and will be good for the 4th graders & their families as most parks charge admission per car. This is part of President Obama’s Every Kid in the Park initiative.
:: Bank of America Museums on Us
Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd
Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission. For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.
:: More Free Museum Dates
This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.
September is National Yoga Month. Over 1,500 yoga studios will offer 1 free week of classes and over 1,000 yoga studios all across the USA will have yoga events. Get more information here.
Find outdoor skills workshops, special events and more at your Bass Pro store. Check local store listings for more information.
Saturday, October 15th at 10:15 AM – Free Group Guitar Class: Press Record Pro Tools
Register at Guitar Center workshops.
Saturday, October 1st from 9 AM to 12 PM
Kids make and take a Toy Firetruck. Get more information and register at Home Depot workshops .
:: Lego Stores Free Model Build
October 4th & 5th
Free LEGO Model Build Events are usually held monthly in stores. Kids ages 6 to 14 can build a model and take it home. You must use an email address saved in your LEGO VIP Membership account. Membership and registration are free. Get more information here: shop.LEGO.com/VIP.
:: Pottery Barn Kids
More to Explore Throughout the Year:
:: Apple Store
Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.
:: Athleta Stores
Free fitness classes, group runs and special events at your local store. Visit your local store page here for more information.
:: Beauty Events in Stores
Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.
:: Factory Tours
:: Flying Lessons
Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.
:: Home and Garden Shows
:: Lululemon Fitness Classes
Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations.
:: Major League Baseball Clinics
Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.
:: Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)
Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.
:: Playground Finder
If you find yourself in a new location and are looking for a playground, use the free KaBoom Map of Play, playground finder and just type your location into the search bar.
:: Find Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Orchards and Haunted Houses. Many of these will have a fee or admission. Enter your location for details.
:: REI Running Classes
Learn or get back into running with training and techniques classes. Find our more at REI.com.
:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes
Join the Sephora Beauty club , and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.
:: SKI Passport for 5th Graders
Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.
:: Target – Free Community Events
Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.
:: Wine Tasting
Total Wine stores offer free wine tasting classes each weekend. Learn about specific producers, regions and varietals. Where allowed by law, participants receive special discounts on the wine being tasted. View the FREE Wine Tasting Schedule here.
:: Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays
Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Punctuation Day, Comic Book Day, Love Note Day and more. See the schedule at Days of the Year.
For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan of Goldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading “Comp Train” from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.
Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!
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