FREE & Discount Activities for Kids and Families

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Here are some FREE & Discount events going on this weekend. Many may seem to have consistent national participation- but it is always wise to call your local location to be sure they are participating…  

basspro2BASS PRO SHOPS: Check out your local Bass Pro Shop for FREE In-Store Fishing Seminars this weekend! Just go HERE to select your store and check for participation and schedule of events. Kids activities include a FREE Craft, Beginning Fishing Workshop, and giveaways. Events may vary by store. Go HERE for more details and to check your store’s schedule.

GROUPON: Sign up and receive a daily email from Groupon with coupon offers for savings up to 90% in a city near you. Visit the Groupon Site, choose your city and enter your e-mail. Each day they feature something cool to do in your city at an unbeatable price. To find out more about how Groupon works, go HERE, and see if there is a city close enough to take advantage of some of the great deals. You can also check out the FAQ and they even have a short video which explains how the program works in more detail.


lakeshore9-26LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, September 27th from 11 am to 3 pm — Lakeshore is celebrating 60 years of learning with games, goodies and giveaways and you’re invited! They are also offering a Buy One, Get One 50% off coupon valid on any regular priced items, for in-store purchases only. Limit 1 coupon per customer, expires 9/28. You can get all the details HERE on their website.

HOME DEPOT: Coming soon! Saturday, October 4th from 9 am to 12 pm. Kids can learn how to build their own EMS Truck for Fire Safety Month. These FREE, hands-on workshops are designed for kids ages 5-12. Go HERE and click on the Kids Workshops tab for more details.

LIVING SOCIAL: Another good resource for great deals and discounts in your local area is Living Social. You can head over HERE to check for deals on all kinds of things including kids’ activities, entertainment, dining out, travel, etc. Just enter your zip code or city and state.

lowes-firetruckLOWE’S BUILD & GROW: Saturday, September 27th at 10 am. Kids can build their own cool Fire Truck just in time for Fire Safety Month coming up in October. Saturday, September 13th at 10 am – Kids can build their own Binoculars. All Build & Grow Clinics give kids a chance to build a wooden project and receive a free apron, goggles, patch, and more! You can go HERE for more details and to set up a Lowe’s Build and Grow account.

MICHAEL’S: Check out Michael’s Kids Club for fun kids’ events! For only $2 per child, you can reserve a spot for a creative session for your child to enjoy a craft while you shop! Sessions are held every half hour between 10 am and 11:30 am. Purchase of supplies maybe required. Go HERE for more details and to register.

POTTERY BARN: Kids can enjoy Story Time every Tuesday from 11am – 11:30am, check out program details HERE. Members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first story time, plus a special gift after attending five story times.

 Saturday, September 27th at 11 am – Check out your local Barnes & Noble store for a special story time featuring the Elf on the Shelf Birthday Tradition, plus fun activities & treats. Enter your zip code HERE to find a participating store near you.

CHUCK E CHEESE: Sign up for the Chuck E. Cheese’s e-club for exclusive coupon deals, get FREE tokens on your child’s birthday, kid’s activities and rewards! Just go HERE and enter your email address to get started on great ways to save on food & fun. Joining the e-club is completely free and only takes a few seconds. You can also go HERE to download FREE Rewards Calendars to help your kids earn FREE tokens for good behavior.


FREE & DISCOUNT ADMISSIONS COURTESY OF TARGET: Target sponsors several community events including FREE and discount admissions to arts and cultural events & institutions nationwide. Many of these events are free and on a monthly schedule. Just go HERE and scroll down to where you can choose your closest city to find FREE and reduced-price Target events near you.

-Thanks so much to Kelley for help with the roundup!

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