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…

lakeshore10-24LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, October 25th from 11 am to 3 pm — Kids can create their own spooky candy holder. Join the fun every Saturday with FREE crafts for kids at all locations. For a complete calendar of events, check out their Facebook page HERE and click on the Events Tab if you don’t see them.

HOME DEPOT: Coming Soon! Saturday, November 1st from 9 am to 12 pm. Kids can learn how to build a pallet coaster. 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.


b&nhalloweenBARNES & NOBLE: October 25th – Check out your local Barnes & Noble store for a special Halloween story time featuring Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat. Fun giveaways and activities planned as well. Enter your zip code HERE to find a participating store near you.

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 learn more about how Groupon works, go HERE, and see if there is a city close enough to you to take advantage of some of these great deals.

CHUCK E CHEESE: Celebrate Chucktober month with Chuck E. Cheese! Visit your local Chuck E. Cheese dressed in your Halloween costume and get 50 free tickets! Plus, when you share a photo of yourself at Chuck E. Cheese in costume to #Chucktober2014, you can enter to win gift cards to Target, Best Buy, and Toys R’ Us or be featured on their website! Go HERE for more details.

You can also sign up for their e-club for exclusive coupon deals, and 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.

basspro-halloween2BASS PRO SHOPS: Now thru October 31st — Bass Pro Shops will be hosting FREE Halloween Events including a scavenger hunt, crafts, costume parade, FREE photo, Trick or Treating, and more! Kids 12 & under are invited to dress up and join the Costume Parade, Friday, October 31st. Lineup will start at 6 pm – see store associate for location. Participants will receive a FREE Kid’s Owl Drawstring Bag (while supplies last). For a full schedule of events and participating locations, go HERE, scroll down and click on the Peanuts gang.

JOANN’S FABRIC & CRAFT STORE: Saturday, October 25th – FREE Make It–Take It Events! From 2-3 pm, there is an All-Store Halloween Make It-Take It event, and then from 4-5 pm is the Perler Scary Eyeballs event at select stores. Check out your local Joann’s for big fun! Go HERE and click on Weekly Ads to check your local store’s schedule of events.

michaels-kidsclubMICHAEL’S: Check out Michael’s Kids Club for fun kids’ events! Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. The November schedule includes a turkey craft, a snowman ornament, and more. Ages 3 & up. Go HERE for more details and to register. Scroll down to see all the fun crafts scheduled this month for Halloween!

POTTERY BARN: Kids are invited to attend a special Halloween Story Time this Tuesday from 11am to 11:30am, check out program details HERE. Kids’ story time is held every week and kids who sign up, receive an official Book Club Passport at their first story time, plus a special gift after attending five story times.


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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  1. Hi Melissa- sorry about that – my bad! It should say Friday- will change now 🙂 You may want to call your local store though to verify the time with them.

  2. For the Bass Pro…Halloween is on Friday, not Saturday. So which day can they dress up for the parade?

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