Frugal Family Fun
Frugal Family Fun Activities
The 4th of July long weekend will soon be here and those lazy, crazy hazy days of summer are now upon us. Every now and then we all need to take a break from our daily routine For ways to spend quality time and have some family fun while still keeping within the family budget, here’s some tips if you’re planning a family Staycation or daycation:
The Hubster’s family introduced us toat a family campground when the kids were younger. It wasn’t long after that we ventured to sites on our own, out-of-state. Rather than taking a week’s vacation, sometimes taking long family weekend trips are more economical, while still enjoying a few laughs and getting out of Dodge.
We don’t take the kind of camping trips that require learning . Family members experienced in camping can help to guide you. Siblings, cousins and family friends can bond by making and roasting s’mores around the campfire, singing songs, and telling ghost stories.
My charming son-in-law is from, and everyone up there knows how to stoke a campfire, albeit, a necessary survival skill!
Other ways to enjoy frugal family outings are:
State Parks – These are great for daytripping. Many have playground equipment,and picnic facilities. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch!
Miniature Golf – Admissions is normally reasonably priced and provides an opportunity for relaxation and family competition. Although my husband did end up in the ER with 4 stitches to his eye after my daughter swung the club as if she was using a driver – she was fresh out of sports camp!
Petting Zoos – Smaller zoos may not have exotic animals, like Disney World, the San Diego Zoo, theor Roger Williams Park Zoo may have, but the kids will enjoy feeding and petting the animals. We used to take the kids to the , and they always enjoyed that!
Museums – Many offer cheap or free admission, while other admission prices may cost more. Check out season passes. Some of our favorite places that the grandchildren enjoy is and Mystic Aquarium. If you live close to a museum, you can benefit by visiting all year long for one family admission price.
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