Free Summer Vacation Activities

I look at this list and think the summer isn’t long enough!

be creative summer reading program
Summer Reading programs at local libraries encourage reading with events, rewards, giveaways & more! This year’s theme is “Be Creative”: Richmond City, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Pamunkey Regional (Hanover, Ashland, Goochland), Petersburg (pdf), Colonial Heights

Plus Bookstore Summer Reading Programs at Barnes & Noble, and Borders

Free events and programs organized by county Parks & Rec: Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Richmond, Dogwood Dell

lowes build and grow
Lowe’s Build & Grow workshops on alternating Saturdays, and Home Depot Kids Workshops on the first Saturday of each month.

Free kids’ movies at all Regal Cinemas and Movieland

2 games of Free Bowling every day at AMF Lanes, with program registration.

Free Family Summer Camp events and workshops at Bass Pro Shop, through July 5.

Free admission to the Virginia Historical Society all summer.

Get out of town and enjoy Fee Free Weekends at National Parks in Virginia.

Short Pump Summer Concert Series on Thursday evenings.

Vacation Bible Schools at countless local churches, most of which have signs out front with schedule and registration info.

Explore a new park in Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover, or Henrico.

And then there’s the “50 Free Things to Do in Richmond” list, compiled by the RMCVB.

What else? What’s your favorite source for free family fun?

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