Family Activities on the Cheap

Here are some ideas for cheap family activities.

As your family grows, so does the cost of entertaining everyone. But it doesn’t have to. Here are a few suggestions on how to stay on budget while still planning activities that can bond everyone in your household.

Parks and Recreation

You can limit this activity to just one afternoon — like hike or a picnic — or make a trip out of the outdoors by going camping. Find the perfect campsite in an area easily accessible for all of you. Make sure you have a tent, sleeping bags, enough food and some board games and you’ll be all set for the perfect little trip away. Spend the evening sitting around a campfire telling stories and get everyone involved in identifying animals, collecting materials from the woods or a spot of stargazing.


Watch a movie at home, as a family. This is a great way to keep yourselves entertained and it’ll be a shared experience that you can talk about afterwards. If you’re doing something as a family and there are children involved, then the cinema is your best option as you can choose from many different family-friendly films.

Street Fairs

There are plenty of local festivals that you could choose from that will satisfy everyone, from the people watcher in the family to the cultural enthusiast. Check local listings for country events, food fairs and music festivals – all of which provide plenty of fun.

So, get your family members together and get planning your next night out. Your family is precious to you and the time you spend with them can create long-lasting memories to cherish.

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