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I need ideas for activities that will myself and the kidsĀ out of the house but that don’t cost money. Thanks


Posted by mom62066, 3rd June 2014


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  • Your local library will have storytime, games, classes for older kids (mine did coding recently, for example), and author visits. Parks are good, too.


  • Camping in your backyard. Picnics. Going to the park. Going to the beach. Going on walks. Visits to the library and museum. Card and board games


  • Play card games, geocaching , beach days with hunts for crabs shells seaglass


  • I can’t add any more to the already great comments.


  • Walking, visiting museums, going to the beach, riding a bike, art galleries, painting landscapes, DIY nature walks (or check for local NP parks for free open days), pic-nics, fishing, flying a kite, roller skating, gardening, volunteering (in a shop/ community centre), going to parkrun (saturday mornings in many cities across Australia), DIY orienteering (just down load a free map and go to your nearest permanent course and teach the kids to map read), bike parks etc.


  • parks, beaches, community centres, libraries, botanical gardens, friends places, sports, contact your local council or visit website for what’s on locally, and there are some great posts on this site too for free stuff to do in capital cities x


  • Take them to the parks/playground , bring some toys, ball etc,. The library , the beach , some museums and galleries are free especially the smaller ones, school holidays normally have a lot of free or very cheap activities at shopping centres , libraries, community centres etc. Google your local area .


  • Library story times. Some museums are free. Some galleries have child friendly spaces which are free. Parks and playgrounds. Going up lifts and escalators. Pushing the mini shopping trolleys without buying anything. The beach. Google free activities for children and there will be events that come up reguarly.


  • Depending on where you are located and how many kids you have and how old they are; parks – you could make up a treasure hunt/ quest for them to either find things or take photos/ draw pictures of things; walks around your neighbourhood or an interesting/ different area of your town/ city that you don’t often visit; art gallery/ museum visits; the local libraries often have singalongs and workshops for kids; bushwalking (you could borrow a bird book from the library); going to the beach; gardening (even planting a few things in pots is fun).


  • Go to the park if it is a nice day, Go to the beach, if the weather is hot or wet most shopping centres have a small play area that my daughter loves and can spend a long time playing in.


  • Picnics at parks are wonderful; good outside time; kicking a ball and playing games.


  • GOing to a park to fly a kite, building sand castles on the beach


  • beach
    water park
    window shop
    sprinkler in the backyard
    park
    playground
    museum
    bunnings free workshop
    officeworks free holiday workshops
    zoo some are free


  • Depends on where you are, beaches, parks, museums, nature walks, library’s , fishing , feeding the ducks at your local park, a friendly game of sport with some friends. It’s good to teach kids they do not need money to necessarily have a good time or special day out.


  • Go to your local library. You can sit and read to the kids, let them read, play on the computers. They often have activities in school holidays like craft etc. The local council may also be able to let you know of any activities coming up or places to visit. We went to our local botanic bush garden today and explored the sculptures, trees, plants, birds, moss, fungus, insects. Then we found a pond and fed the ducks. Then to a small playground. Although it was small the kids didn’t mind, because it was a different one. While there we saw some kids with netballs on the netball court rolling balls and shooting hoops. On the tennis courts there was a couple playing tennis. We got our kids their first tennis racquets from the local op shop. Also check out the ‘wild time’ app, the logo is a green owl. great idea’s for getting outdoors and back to nature. Good luck!


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