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.   

lakeshore4-10LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, April 11th from 11 am to 3 pm — Kids can make their own birdhouse masterpiece! 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. 

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.


Check out your local Chuck E. Cheese for a chance to win Super Tickets good for free tokens! Grand prize is a $150 Amazon Gift Card. To enter, a parent or legal guardian must either directly upload, tweet, Instagram or otherwise post to a social media website, a video featuring his or her child dancing to the song, “Do The Chuck E”. Be sure to include the hashtag, #DoTheChuckE. Entry must be submitted by April 19th. Contest not available in Canada. You can go HERE to learn the dance and go HERE for more details and to download the song.

LIVING SOCIAL: Now thru Sunday, April 12th, you can get $5 off your next purchase of $15 or more on Living Social when you use the promo code 5OFFAPR. To get started, just sign in or create a new account HERE, choose your deal and then click on “Redeem promo code” under your selection. Then enter the code 5OFFAPR to take $5 off your next purchase of $15 or more. Your discount will be reflected on the final purchase confirmation page. If you are new to Living Social– you can get great deals and discounts in your area on all kinds of things. Dining out, products and services and more– all in your local area. They also sometimes offer national deals too. Promo code must be used by April 12th, 2015 11:59 PM ET in the US only. One code use only per credit card. Promo codes not valid for tickets or Deals required to be completed on a third party site. Valid in the US only. See the full terms and details HERE.

lowes4-10LOWE’S BUILD & GROW: Saturday, April 11th at 10 am – Kids can build a special planter that lets them watch the plant grow! All Build & Grow Clinics give kids a chance to build a wooden project and receive a free apron, goggles, patch, and more! These clinics fill up fast, so its a good idea to register at least a week or more ahead. You can go HERE for more details and to set up a Lowe’s Build and Grow account.

NATIONAL PARKS: Did you know that Active Duty Military members and their families can get FREE admission to National Parks year-round? Military ID is required. For more details, you can go HERE.

BARNES & NOBLE: Saturday, April 11th at 11 am for special story time and activities featuring I Wish You More. You can also join the Kids’ Club and get fun, free, rewards & special offers! Benefits include a FREE Cupcake from the cafe on your birthday. Go HERE for more details.

pb4-10POTTERY BARN: Tuesday, April 21st at 11 am – Mark your calendars for this upcoming event. Kids can decorate biodegradable flower pots and plant seeds in celebration of Earth Day, and receive a special takeaway to track their flower’s progress. Space is limited so be sure and call your local Pottery Barn early to reserve a spot. Go HERE for more info and to find a location near you.

Kids can also 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.


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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