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…

potterybarnPOTTERY BARN: Kids are invited to wear their fairy finest and join the Very Fairy Tea Party on Saturday, November 15th at 3pm & 4pm at the Pottery Barn. For a $10 donation, children are invited to create magical fairy wands and enjoy sweet treats, refreshments and story time. Proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. RSVP to your local store HERE. Just click on “Find a Store” for more details. For ages 4 and up.

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.


 There are 2 story time dates coming up at Barnes & Noble including The Great Thanksgiving Escape on Saturday, November 15th at 11 am. And, on Tuesday, November 18th at 11 am, will be Love Monster and the Perfect Present. 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.

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 15th from 12 to 4 pm, kids are invited to come in and try out the NERF N-Strike Elite Demolisher Blaster and NERF Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster! And, play with other hot Hasbro toys like Doh Vinci, Transformers & more. Be sure and mark your calendars too for next Saturday’s Ultimate Wish Saturday Lego Event to be held on 11/22. You can check out all the upcoming store events HERE.

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. This Saturday, kids can paint their own Reindeer canvas. Ages 3 & up. Go HERE for more details and to register.

 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.

lakeshore11-14LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, November 15th from 11 am to 3 pm — Kids can create their own Family Photo Tree. 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.

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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