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…

Click on continue reading to see more FREE & Discount events going on this weekend.

lowes12-5LOWE’S BUILD & GROW: Saturday, December 13th at 10 am. Kids can build their Holiday Train Engine! 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. Scroll down the page and click on Schedule to see future events. You may need to wait until this event’s date has passed to see the next one.

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.


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.

BARNES & NOBLE: Coming Soon – so mark your calendars! December 19th at 7 pm – Kids are invited to a special Storytime featuring the holiday classics, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and The Night Before Christmas. Call your local store for more details. Enter your zip code HERE to find a participating store near you.

 Bass Pro Shops’ Annual Santa’s Wonderland with FREE crafts, games, activities, and much more is going on now thru December 24th. You can also get a FREE 4×6 photo taken with Santa! Be sure and check your local store for times and activities since it can vary from store to store. You can go HERE to select your store.

paddingtonCHUCK E CHEESE: Right now, you can get a FREE Travel Tag inspired by the movie, Paddington with purchase of food at participating locations. Plus, get three FREE Tokens & three more tokens every time you bring it back – for the rest of the year! Offer expires 12/31/14. Go HERE for more details. Paddington is scheduled to be released in select theaters on January 16th.

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.

lakeshore12-12LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, December 13th from 11 am to 3 pm — Kids can make their own colorful wreath using tissue paper! 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. This Saturday, December 13th, kids can create their own snowman on canvas using yarn. Ages 3 & up. Go HERE for more details and to register.

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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