It’s the weekend again, which means once again families across America are looking for free activities or somewhat cheap activities to do.

There are many free or inexpensive activities that families can enjoy on the weekends. Here are some ideas:

Visit a local park

Many cities have parks with playgrounds, picnic areas, and hiking trails that are free to use.

Take a bike ride

If you have bikes, take a ride around your neighborhood or local bike path. This is a fun and healthy activity for the whole family.

Have a movie night

Rent a movie or find one on a streaming service and make some popcorn. You can also create a cozy atmosphere with blankets and pillows.

Play board games

Dust off some old board games or find some new ones to play as a family. This is a great way to spend quality time together.

Have a picnic

Pack some sandwiches, snacks, and drinks and head to a local park or beach for a picnic. This is a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy the outdoors.

Visit a museum or zoo

Many museums and zoos offer free or discounted admission on certain days of the week. Check their websites for details.

Go for a hike

Find a local hiking trail and explore nature as a family. This is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air.

Visit a farmers’ market

Many communities have farmers’ markets on the weekends. You can support local farmers and vendors while enjoying fresh produce and other goods.

Bake or cook together

Choose a recipe and cook or bake together as a family. This is a fun and educational activity that can also result in a delicious treat.

Have a DIY day

Choose a project that you can work on together, such as painting a room, building a birdhouse, or making a craft. This is a great way to spend quality time together while also being productive.

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Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

* For more ideas for family fun, be sure and check Groupon 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.

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