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…

BOA-LogoBANK OF AMERICA: If you have a Bank of America Debit Card- then check out the list of qualifying museums that you have FREE admission to the first weekend of every month! To find out more about the Museums on Us Program and to view a list of participating museums in your area, you can go HERE.

POTTERY BARN: Saturday, November 1st from 5-9 pm — It’s a very fairy tea party! For a $10 donation, children are invited to create magical fairy wands and enjoy sweet treats, refreshments and story time. Space is limited and pre-payment is required so you’ll need to RSVP. Ages 4 & up. You can go HERE for more details.


GROUPON: To celebrate Halloween, Groupon is offering up to 30% off on select local deals thru Saturday, November 1st only. You can get nice discounts on local restaurants, events, spas, health & fitness and much more. Just go HERE to check out the deals in your area while it lasts. If you are not a member of Groupon, you can sign up HERE. Its a great way to explore your local area at a nice, discounted price! Prices as marked. Valid in select cities only. Ends 11/1.

 The Elf on the Shelf: A Holiday Tradition Storytime. Check out your local Barnes & Noble store for a special storytime event featuring The Elf on a Shelf. Enter your zip code HERE to find a participating store near you.

lakeshore10-31LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, November 1st from 11 am to 3 pm — Kids can create their own scarecrow puppet. 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: 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.

lowes11-8LOWE’S BUILD & GROW: Coming Soon! Saturday, November 8th at 10 am. Kids can build their own Science Lab, complete with experiment cards. 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! 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!

basspro-halloween2BASS PRO SHOPS: October 31st from 4-8 pm – Today is the last day of Halloween activities at Bass Pro Shops. Don’t miss the Costume Parade for kid ages 12 & under. 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 more details, go HERE, scroll down and click on the Peanuts gang.

CHUCK E CHEESE: 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.


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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