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…

toysrus11-8TOYS R US: Check out their Ultimate Wish Saturdays where kids can play with the hottest toys, create a Wish List, meet Geoffrey and more. This Saturday, November 8th, kids are invited to come in and play the all-new Skylanders Trap Team video game on tablet and Xbox One. Check out all the upcoming store events HERE.

LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, November 8th from 11 am to 3 pm — Kids can create their own Harvest Headdress. 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.

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.


 Saturday, November 8th at 11 am – Check out your local Barnes & Noble store for a special storytime and activities featuring Paddington! Enter your zip code HERE to find a participating store near you.

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.

basspro-santaBASS PRO SHOPS: Coming Soon! Santa’s Wonderland – The Magic Returns! Mark your calendars for Bass Pro Shops’ Annual Santa’s Wonderland with FREE crafts, games, activities, and much more. Santa’s arrival will kick off the events on November 15th at 5 pm. You can get a FREE 4×6 photo taken with Santa thru December 24th– just go HERE and select your store for more details and schedule.

lowes11-8LOWE’S BUILD & GROW: 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.

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.

pottery-barnPOTTERY 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.

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.


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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