Budget-Friendly Summer Activities for Families and Kids

Summer is here, and if you are looking for family-friendly activities that won’t break the bank, this is the chat for you. You can tune into the  #CreditChat on Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitter ever Wednesday at 3 p.m ET.

The panel included: Mandi Woodruff: Executive Editor at Magnify MoneyTracie: Founder of PennyPinchinMom.comCameron HuddlestonPersonal Finance Expert and Columnist at GoBankingRates.comRod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian; and Christina Roman: Social Media Specialist at Experian.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: Let’s take a trip down memory lane. What were your favorite summer activities as a child?
  • Q2: How do you plan and create a budget for summer fun for the family and kids?
  • Q3: How can you involve your kids in the summer budgeting process?
  • Q4: What are your favorite frugal tips for keeping kids entertained during the summer?
  • Q5: What are some free local activities you might be able to take advantage of this summer?
  • Q6: How can parents save on summer camps?
  • Q7: How can parents save on summer sports?
  • Q8: What are some inexpensive ways families can get outside and explore the great outdoors?
  • Q9: What programs can low income families turn to for help with summer day care or entertainment?
  • Q10: Any final tips for fun and frugal activities for kids and families?

10 Budget-Friendly Summer Activities for Families

1. Go for a hike.

2. Go for a bike ride.

3. Have a family game day.

4. Have a family movie night.

5. Visit your local library.

6. Camp out in your backyard.

7. Have an arts and crafts day.

8. Take up a new hobby.

9. Dine where kids eat free.

10. Go to a free museum.

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Resources:

Fun & Frugal Summer Activities for Kids via Experian

30+ Fun Summer Activities for Families That Won’t Break the Bank– via Woman’s Day

38 Free of Cheap Summer Activities for Kids via The Balance

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