You’ve planned the camps and family trips, worn out the mailbox with Netflix deliveries, scheduled the play dates and trips to Grandma’s… and still, the kids are bored, weeks before school starts. I know the feeling! That’s why I set out to find some free family fun to edify the rest of our summer schedule.
Here’s what I found:
- SCFD FREE DAYS at some of Denver’s coolest (literally and figuratively) museums! Get the free entrance dates for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Art Museum, and more, at scfd.org.
- Denver Public Pools are FREE for kids every weekend for the rest of the summer! Adults get in for $1 each.
- Take the kids to see some of the movies you loved as a kid, plus new favorites – FREE!
- Free Movies in the Parks: denver.org/what-do-do/museum-art/denver-outdoor-summer-movies
- Boulder Outdoor Cinema: boulderoutdoorcinema.com
- Colorado Parent List of free or low-cost movies: colorado.parenthood.com
- Make sure to double-check the rating for age appropriateness, and times and dates are subject to change.
- Have a bored budding carpenter at home? Check out your nearest home improvement store. Many Lowe’s and Home Depot stores offer free woodworking clinics for kids with a take home project, even an apron to complete the look!
- LEGO stores at Colorado Mills and Park Meadows have monthly model builds, and the kids get to take home their mini creation! My son loves these, but they can get crowded, so arrive early. For a calendar of events: stores.lego.com.
Those are a few of my ideas, I’d love to hear your suggestions, too! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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- In her Brooke’s Bargains blog Brooke Wagner writes about finding bargains and saving money for her family. She calls it one of her favorite hobbies. Blog entries cover everything from the latest steals, deals, and freebies to cheap family activities, saving for college, and what to buy right now. Tweet Brooke your ideas at @BrookeCBS4.