2014 Free & Low-Cost Summer Fun

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Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Here are some great and FREE and cheap activities!

Check your local library, most offer quite a few summer activities and may require reservations.

Barnes & Noble offers a free reading program every summer. Read 8 books and earn a new one! My children have participated in this program for a very long time and it’s always a treat to get a new book!

Lakeshore Learning stores offer free crafts every Saturday

Pottery Barn Kids offers a weekly story time.

Do you have a budding chef? Whole Foods Market offers low cost class for kids ages 5-12, reservations required. They also offer a kids club that offers free birthday treats!

The Microsoft Store offers a free summer camp class schedule as well as year round classes for kids and adults

Apple Retail Stores offer free kids programs and classes

Target Stores sponsor free community events in many cities. Visit the website to find out what is offered in your area.

Kids Bowl Free – Visit a participating bowling alley for 2 free games every day this summer! Free bowling does not include shoe rental.

The US National Park Service is offering free admission to most parks on August 25th to celebrate the birthday of the National Park Service, and again on Sept 27 for National Public Lands Day.

Kids Bowl Free partners with thousands of local bowling alleys to offer FREE games of bowling for kids all summer long!

Regal Cinemas offers $1 movies all summer long.

Cinemark Theaters offer low cost summer films at $5 for 10 movies or $1 per show!

Cobb Theaters offer $1 movies during the summer. Visit your local Cobb Theater’s webpage for a list of movies & showtimes.


No Kid Hungry is helping to combat hunger by providing free lunches to all persons 18 & younger at various locations around the country. The No Kid Hungry website also offers information on applying for assistance.

The USDA offers free summer meals to children who qualify for reduced or free school lunches. The income limit for this program is pretty high, it might be worth a look.

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