Looking for something to entertain your kiddos this summer without breaking the bank? It’s possible, I promise. Here are a bunch of fun free summer activities for kids.
*Updated for 2015*
- KidsBowlFree.com – Register your kids for two free games of bowling all summer long at lanes across the country.
- AMF Bowling – Register at AMF Bowling for free bowling for kids this summer, and you will receive a voucher each week for 2 free games per day through September 13.
- KidsSkateFree.com – Register your kids for coupons to skate free all summer long at rinks across the country.
- Free LEGO Model Build – LEGO offers free LEGO Builds for kids 6 – 14 year old every month.
- Free Lowes Build and Grow Kids Clinic – Attend a Lowes Build and Grow Clinic where kids build projects to take home. Themes are usually aligned with upcoming holidays. Space is limited so be sure to register.
- Free Home Depot Kids Workshops – Home Depot offers kids (5 – 12) workshops the first Saturday of every month between 9 – 12 pm. Kids get to keep their craft and receive a Free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
- American Girl Crafts – Stop by your local American Girl Store all summer to celebrate Grace, the 2015 Girl of the Year, with free Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration classes. Be sure to RSVP ahead of time.
- Lakeshore Learning Center – Free craft projects for kids every Saturday from 11 – 3 pm.
- Free National Park Entrance – Visit more than 100 national parks for free on August 25 & September 28.
- Free Museum Admission – Bank of America card holders can get free general admission to 150 museums nationwide the first full weekend of each month. Check to see what museums are free near you.
- Win Free Chuck E Cheese Tickets – Give your kids a head start toward the big prizes by playing online games to win tickets.
- Apple Summer Camps: Select Apple Retail stores hold summer camps where kids can make movies, create photo slideshows, write and record songs, put on a show for everyone, and learn how to do new things on a Mac. Each free workshop lasts three hours. Recommended for kids ages 8-12.
- FREE Museum & Cultural Center Admission – The Target First program brings FREE and reduced-price events around the country. Many are the first weekend of a month, but check the calendar and locations near you to be sure.
- Pottery Barn Kids Book Club – Visit Pottery Barn Kids on Tuesdays from 11 – 11:30 for story time. Kids will get a book club passport the first time they attend and will earn a free special gift after attending five times. (Also check out free PBK workshops to make crafts like a Father’s Day card.)
- Michael’s – Find
free$2 kid’s craft projects on various Saturdays all year long. (Kid’s craft classes used to be free, but are now $2 including supplies.)