Frugal Family Summer Fun in Richmond

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Summer’s here! I’ve compiled some free & cheap activity ideas if you’re looking for things to do 🙂

Honestly, this post takes so much time to research/link/organize that’s it’s not totally completed yet – I still want to add more water/outdoor options and a few other ideas. Also, keep an eye for Apple Camp 2016 registration opening very soon…

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Summer Reading

Barnes & Noble – Fill out the Summer Reading Triathlon Reading Journal. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. Choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store

Local Libraries all have reading programs with incentives and special events

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Projects & Crafts

Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics – Free! Offered select Saturday mornings; register online

Home Depot – Free kids workshops on the first Saturday morning of each month

A.C. Moore – Free “Make & Take” project every Wednesday June 29-August 10. Ages 4 and up. No need to register.

Michael’s – “Camp Creativity” craft classes for $4, and “Kids Club” $2 crafts – register online


See THIS POST for the low-down on free & cheap summer movies in Richmond


The Free Summer Concert Series list can be found here

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Bowling:Kids Bowl Free; King Pin Lanes in Midlothian participates (Note: AMF’s Summer Bowling Pass costs $26.95 for kids this year instead of free (but does include shoe rentals))

Roller Skating:Kids Skate Free program at Rollerdome Family Fun Center on Williamsburg Road

Baseball: – Flying Squirrels “Score an A Free Ticket Program” and free Kids Club Sunday games

Anthem Lemonaid – July 15-17 Now in its 15th year, Anthem LemonAid is a community-wide lemonade sale that benefits the Hematology and Oncology Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Participants register online and it’s absolutely FREE to participate. Stands can be hosted at a location of participants’ choosing or they can reserve a time slot at a participating Walmart, Sam’s Club, Panera Bread or Kroger location. The week prior to the event, participants receive a complimentary LemonAid kit with all the supplies they need. It’s a great first lesson in philanthropy for children of all ages!

See also: posts tagged “summer 2016” and the Richmond Bargains event calendar

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