Free Things for Families

Free or Cheap Activities

The following are a few ideas for free/cheap activities you may want to consider for your family. 1 $ Wiser provides these links as a value-added service but makes no representation as to the accuracy of the information contained therein.

 

Free University Tuition

There are a number of nationally ranked universities who offer FREE tuition to students who have been accepted AND come from homes with limited familiy incomes. These universities include, but are not limited to Harvard University, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, The University of Texas at Arlington, University of Houston, and University of North Texas. Each university has their own admission requirements which must be met, and their own criteria for free tuition, fees, etc. Carefully check into the options at each university to which you or a family member wants to attend.

   

Libraries

Check your local library for events. They usually post their calendar of events online. Most offer free:

  • Concerts
  • Lectures
  • Book Groups
  • Children's Story Time
  • Teen Activities

 

Barnes & Noble

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/storelocator/stores.aspx?pagetype=eventlist

Enter your zip code to find events in your area:

Children's story times

Craft groups

Book Groups

 

Home Depot (FREE workshops)

http://www.homeimproverclub.com/

Weekly Workshops

Do-It_Herself monthly workshops

Kids Workshops - 1st Sat of each month

 

Michael's

www.Michaels.com

Classes

Events

the Knack - family craft ideas, age-appropriate projects

 

Rita's Italian Ice

Italian Ice at Rita's on first day of spring

http://www.ritasice.com/events-and-promotions/first-day-of-spring.aspx

 

RealSimple

Cheap activities

http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/family/kids-parenting/cheap-things-to-do-with-kids-00000000018865/index.html

 

26 Ways to Entertain Kids

http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/family/kids-parenting/playtime-00000000014868/index.html

 

College student discount sites

http://money.msn.com/saving-money/deals-and-discounts-for-students-freedman.aspx?GT1=33029

 

Family Fun by Disney

http://familyfun.go.com/

 

Miscellaneous

http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/FREE_ATTRACTIONS.htm

http://www.uptake.com/

 

Type "cheap attractions in ... (include name of city)" in search button. Under Popular Searches they have button for Family Activities as well.

http://attractions.uptake.com/new_jersey/cheap_vacations.html

http://www.free-attractions.com/index.htm

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