Free, Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids and Families this Weekend

Free Activities for Kids

If you are looking for inexpensive and free activities for kids and family activities, 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.

Babies First birthday event at Babies R Us

Babies R Us

Saturday, April 30th from 11 AM – 12 PM – Baby’s First Birthday Event with giveaways and inspiration for planning baby’s big day.

Barnes & Noble story time April 30th

Barnes & Noble

Saturday, April 30th at 11 AM

Story time and activities featuring Night at the Stadium.

Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.

Guitar Center free classes

Guitar Center

Saturday, April 30th at 10:15 AM – Group Ukulele Workshop

Register at Guitar Center workshops.

Lakeshore Learning kids craft April 30th

Lakeshore Learning

Saturday, April 30th from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.

Kids design and take a Thanks a Bunch Bouquet craft. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.

Michaels' Kid's Club April 30th


Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, April 30th from 10 AM – 12 Noon

Kids make and take a Tissue Paper Tie-Dye Banner craft. Cost is $2 per child. Find out more information at Michael’s.

Geoffreys Birthday Club store event

Toys R Us

Sunday, May 1st from 3-4 PM

Geoffrey’s Birthday Club celebration. Birthday Club members receive a special surprise with coupon, including a FREE Geoffrey plus toy and storybook. Event intended for children ages 2 and up, while supplies last. Join the Birthday Club now (or log in) and present the mobile coupon or coupon printout to receive the birthday freebies. Get the details at Toys R Us.


:: State Fair Summer Schedule

Find your state and summer fair dates here. Thanks Family Frugal Fun!

:: FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2016

  • August 25th-28th – National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

Find a list of participating national parks

:: National Public Gardens

Friday, May 6th

Free Admission – an annual celebration of the nation’s public gardens. Find Gardens Near You.

:: Bank of America Museums on Us

Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th

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:

:: Museum Art Day

Wednesday, May 18th

Approximately 150 member museums will offer free admission, special programs and events in an international celebration of the importance of museums in our world. Get more information here.

: FREE Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 7th

The first Saturday in May is FREE Comic Book Day. Go here to see if your local store is participating.

:: National Train Day

Saturday, May 14th

Be sure to join the National Train Day celebration and discover why trains matter so much to our towns and communities. Get more details on the National Train Day Facebook page as they become available.

:: 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.

:: Bass Pro Shops

Ongoing outdoor workshops in stores. Check your local Bass Pro Shop store for specific events, times, and details.

:: Home Depot Kids Workshop

Saturday, May 7th from 9 AM to 12 PM

Kids make and take an Angry Birds Bird House. Get more information and register at Home Depot workshops .

:: Home Depot Workshops for Adults

Saturday, May 14th from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Learn to build a DIY Outdoor Sofa

Sunday, May 15th from 1 PM – 2:30 PM – Basic Electrical Skills

Get more information on Home Depot workshops.

:: Lego Stores Free Model Build

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store for details.

:: Lowe’s

Thursday, May 5th. Registration required: Lowe’s Kids Clinics.

:: Michael’s Family Craft Classes

Saturday, May 7th from 1- 3 PM

Have fun crafting a card and a bracelet for Mom. this is a free event and supplies are included.

:: Pottery Barn

Thursday, May 12th from 6-8 PM.

Stylish theme parties to throw this summer. For more information contact your local Pottery Barn store.

:: Pottery Barn Kids

Storytime on Tuesdays from 11 – 11:30 AM. For more information, visit Pottery Barn Kids events here.

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Cooking Classes for Kids

Saturday, May 14th at 10 AM – We Love Tacos

Get more information at your local Williams-Sonoma store.

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Cooking Classes for Adults

Sunday, May 22 – hours vary by store – Flavors of Mexico: Building the Perfect Taco

Get more information at your local Williams-Sonoma store.

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

Find factory tours all across the USA, go here, The site has 570 tours and counting! Many are free but some may have an admission fee. (Thanks to the Happy Housewife for sharing this!)

:: 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

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: 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

:: 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 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.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site,, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays

Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Mother Goose Day, Oatmeal Cookie Day, Lei Day and more. See the schedule at Days of the Year.

For more ideas for family fun, be sure and check Groupon, Amazon Local and LivingSocial in your area. Join each site for free and start having more fun on a budget! These vouchers make great gifts too!

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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Gymboree: Free Shipping & 40% Off Entire Purchase

Today only, Gymboree is offering free shipping with code COLORFUL, plus get 40% off entire your purchase. Click here to shop.

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Krispy Kreme Buy A Dozen Glazed Doughnuts, Get A Dozen Free

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Today only, Krispy Kreme is offering a dozen free glazed doughnuts when you buy a dozen. Click here for more details.

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25% Off Rustoleum Transformation Kits Today Only

Today only, Home Depot is offering 25% Off Rustoleum Transformation Kits. Prices start at $55.86 with free shipping or free store pickup.

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50% Off Skechers Today Only

One of Amazon’s daily deals will save you 50% off Skechers shoes for the family. Shipping is free on orders of $49 or more, or get free shipping with Amazon Prime (get your free trial). Amazon prices can change at any time.

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Living Accents Folding Adirondack Chair, $39.99 Today Only

Today only, Ace Hardware offers the Living Accents Folding Adirondack Chair for just $39.99 with free store pickup. Price valid online only.

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Sony PlayStation Plus Membership (1 Year), $39.99 Shipped

On Ebay, via a reputable seller, you can get the best price available on a one year Sony PlayStation Plus Membership. It’s $39.99 with free shipping (reg. $49.99). This can sell out so hurry if interested.

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PlayStation® Plus Membership Includes:

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Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set, $17.95

Walmart has the Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set on sale right now for $17.95 with free shipping.

High-quality stainless steel blades
Premium knives come with matching blade guards and ergonomic handles

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