Cut costs on activities with your family by using these tips on How to Save on Family Fun. You can create lasting memories even on a limited budget.
Every family wants to have those moments and memories where life was perfect, even if only for a moment. Those memories can be quite expensive though. If you’ve been wanting to do a family activity but haven’t had the money, these tips on How to Save Money on Family Fun are just what you need. They can help you cut costs on those family activities and let you focus more on having fun.
How to Save on Family Fun
Entertainment Book: If you’ve never used an Entertainment Book, now is the time. The put out a new one every year and each one is packed with thousands of dollars in coupons for your local area. You’ll find food and other types of coupons in it, but the best part for family fun on a budget are the attraction coupons. For around $20.00 each, you can’t beat the savings and they’ll help you save repeatedly.
Local Library: Your local library is most likely a plethora of free events that the whole family will enjoy. Gone are the days where storytime is your only option because these days you’ll find exhibits and more. All of them totally free or for a very small donation fee.
City Events: Your city or town is very likely offering you ways to save money on family fun and you may not even realize it. Check out your local Chamber of Commerce’s website for a calendar of events. Chances are good that there will be at least one family event coming up that will be very budget friendly.
Buy a Membership: Do a quick search and you can find museum and zoo memberships that will save you a boatload on admission fees. These one-time fees will either allow your family to be admitted for free or at very steep discounts. They’re worth taking the time to search out the best one for your family.
Use Groupon: If your family fun is local, Groupon can be a wealth of savings for you. You can save on everything from classes to take together as a family, restaurants and local attractions. They even have an app so that you can check nearby if you just happen to be out and about.
Use Citypass: Citypass is like Groupon but only for specific cities and attractions. If you’re headed toward a bigger city it is worth checking to see if they have any packages. You buy your Citypass vouchers which are then good for 6-8 different attractions. You pick which ones you would like to visit and you save on the admission fees.
Go at Off-Peak Times: Family attractions have peak hours and days and usually you’ll pay more if you visit during those times. For instance, weekend admissions are usually more expensive than weekday. By visiting during off-peak time periods, you can save quite a bit depending on how large your party is.
Bring Your Lunch: Instead of eating at the expensive restaurants that most larger attractions have on site, pack your lunch and leave it in the car. Get your hand stamped and head out to the car to enjoy lunch. You’ll save money and give your tired feet a break.