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Family Fun Without Breaking The Bank

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Games and activities that are fun, free and safe for the entire family to enjoy are innumerable. The main idea is to find something suitably entertaining for everyone in your family without putting a strain on your wallet. Playing in the park, board games, card games or organizing weekly game nights are always a good option. Here are some ideas for family fun which our readers suggest will keep your kids happy and occupied without breaking the bank.

Indoor Activities:
“The best family free activity is cleaning the house together. It creates a team atmosphere, it's much funner than cleaning alone, and the house gets clean.”
-C, San Ramon, CA

“We have a game night every Friday the kids love it and so do we.”
-S, Belfast, NY

“One of the best family activities that can be done for free is playing an educational board game such as Candyland or putting a puzzle together as a family and talking.”
-G, Thief River Falls, MN

“Board games or cards are always fun. Michigan Rummy has been a favorite card game at our house for as long as I can remember.”
-Dave, NY

“On Saturday nights we watch a DVD (borrowed from the library) and make smoothies.”
-A, Peoria, IL

“I always take my children to the local library for the free programs offered there. They learn lots of new things and earn prizes.”
-Terra, Quincy, MA

“Go to the local library to pick out some favorite storybooks (including some of the classics) to read aloud to the kids.”
-Lee, Carlsbad, CA

Outdoor Activities:
“Playing games out in the yard.”
-G, Cambridge, MA

“Playing soccer or basketball as a family.”
-K, Hailey, ID

“The best family activity we enjoy that is free is going to the beach together. The children have a blast.”
-Jess, Panama City, FL

“I think it would be going to the park and playing together. It gets everyone active and we all have fun. Plus, it creates some great memories for the kids.”
-Paul, Norfolk, VA

“We love nature...are outdoors quite a bit and visit local farms to learn about animals.”
-S, Hamden, CT

“We love hiking or biking as a family.”
-Heath, Seattle, WA

“For free, go on a picnic in the woods.”
-Darija, Grant, WV

“We love to go fishing as a family. It does cost a little for the bait, but we are lucky enough to have a stocked pond. It gets us outside and the kids go crazy when they catch one!”
-S, Pinetown, TX 
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