It’s The End Of The Month And We Are Having Some Frugal Family Fun!
Sometimes money can get so tight that for the last week of this month I must start reverting to tips I used in my student days to make the pennies stretch farther. I don’t mean eating beans on toast for every meal, or having pasta with,… err… pasta, but searching for more affordable ways to have fun with my son. So I thought I would share some of my cheap family activities for frugal family fun.
Low Cost Ways to Have Family Fun
Having little spare money doesn’t have to mean boredom to your family. You can still have family fun without having to shell out too much. Here are some ways to keep your family entertained without putting a big dent to your finances, and keeping happy families and wellbeing.
Fun Things To Do As A Family
Grow a Green Thumb: Gardening is one of the most productive and less-costly ways to amuse oneself. In case you’ve got the kids helping, you can double the fun. You can have so much fun growing fruits and vegetables which you can also use to make your own meals. This means more savings for your family, in addition to promoting good health and family life.
Watch your Regional Sports Team. From soccer or rugby to cricket or hockey. Kids enjoy watching sports. Encourage your local sports team by incorporating yourself and your kid as part of its cheering team.
Keep an eye out for local free events, such as village fetes, city shows or festivals to visit. Check our magazine or website for event listings in the area.
Visit your local museum, which is generally free or has cheap admission, especially when they have family-friendly events or exhibitions running.
Turf out the crap in your, cupboards, attic or in the back of your garage and operate a garage Sale – get the kids to make some posters which you can put up round the neighbourhood. Great fun, and an inexpensive way to earn a little extra money.
Do you have a tent and some camping gear? Shake off the dust and set up camp in your backyard. Get the camping stove out to cook some bangers and baked beans for tea.
Purchase annual passes for cheap family outings. Check out their annual pass or family membership packages. Buy these at a time when you have a little spare money, or request them as a Christmas or Birthday present.
Get on the net for some free fun. With the majority of us using broadband with monthly payments instead of the old-fashioned pay as you go kind connections, using the world wide web is great when searching for family entertainment. Watch some humorous videos, or watch movie trailer clips to find out what’s going to be released in the cinema. Additionally, there are loads of online games you can play for free, just do a search for free games and lots of sites will come up. You can even get nostalgic with space invaders and Pac-man. My son really enjoys playing on sites that are specifically intended for children, but that also have an educational slant, so kids will learn while they’re having fun. These websites are all free to play, and you don’t need to pay for memberships unless you would like to.
Have a family day. Whether you play Scrabble, Monopoly, or another favorite board game, watch DVD’s together, or even getting into the kitchen to bake a few cookies or make a cake,Palm Bay Animal Trapping, setting a normal family day doing these simple and fun activities will condition your loved ones to look forward to less-expensive methods of having fun. It’s a terrific way to bond with your family too.
Here’s to plenty of low-cost family fun!