Fun and Free Family Activities for Spring and Summer

Try These Free Family Activities When Your Spring and Summer Days Get a Bit Boring

Spring will be here before you know it and then summer will begin, which means you’re probably going to be in need of some fun family activities to keep you and your little ones busy. After all, no one wants to hear “I’m bored” day in and day out, right? Here are some things you can do with the entire family. The best part? They won’t cost you a dime!

Call the Zoos and Museums

Most zoos and museums offer free family days a couple of times each year. Find out exactly when those dates are and then mark your calendar. With some of these attractions charging $10 or more per person for admission, free family days can save you quite the pretty penny.

Plan a Picnic

Picnics are one of the most tried and true fun family activities, and millions of moms and dads pack picnic baskets each and every summer. This year plan a picnic or two and pack a basket filled with your family’s favorite foods.

Just remember, not all picnic locations are created equal. Find one that is family friendly and bring along some Frisbees and balls. You can make an entire day out of a great picnic in the park.

Camp in the Backyard

If your kids are bored with the day in and day out drudgery of mundane life, they could probably use a vacation. But what if you can’t take the time away for a family vacation (or you just can’t afford one right now)? Then bring the vacation to you and pop a tent in the backyard. With some flashlights, a campfire, smores and a few spooky stories, your family’s favorite vacation memories might just take place right outside your back door.

Let’s face it – all families need to have fun. Fortunately for those of us who don’t have money trees in the backyard, there are some fun family activities that don’t cost a penny. The above three are just the tip of the iceberg. Why not share a few of your favorite free family activities with us?