How to Find Free Fall Activities Near Me
Are you wondering how to find free fall activities near me? We have your guide to finding cheap entertainment for your family all fall – and all year long. Here’s how to get started.
Autumn is officially here and as the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to change, chances are that you’re looking for some fun new things to do as a family.
Keeping kids busy during fall (or any time of year!) when you’re on a tight budget can often be a challenge. However, the truth is you can have fun as a family all autumn long without spending a lot of cash.
Here is how to find some of the best fall activities locally for your family.
HAVE HAUNTED HALLOWEEN FUN
The spooky season doesn’t have to scare your wallet, there are lots of fun Halloween things to do without breaking the bank!
We have dozens of fun Halloween activities on Two Kids and a Coupon including a free Halloween bucket list to keep your family busy. Be sure to also print off our free Halloween printables including Halloween Bingo, Halloween jokes, a Halloween word search and more!
HIT UP YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY
Your local library is not only a fantastic resource with free books, videos and more to check out, but chances are your library is doing all kinds of fun events too!
We regularly attend free concerts, classes, craft days and more at libraries in our area. We’ve done tie dye, learned coding, had Nerf wars and so much more.
Check your local library’s website and Facebook events for your area. Many of these free events and classes do have limited attendance so be sure to RSVP if it asks you to do so. Be sure to check our post here on other great reasons to take your kids to the library!
Be sure to also inquire at your local library about any local event passes that they might offer.
Our libraries offer a pass that can be checked out that offers free family tickets to our science center, our zoo, our children’s museum and other fun area attractions. This is a huge value and totally worth a few minutes of time to reserve it.
TAKE FUN FALL PHOTOS
Commemorate this special time of year with some fun fall photos out among the changing foliage! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion like an anniversary or a new baby, take some new family photos or just have some selfie fun, there are lots of great backdrops outdoors.
You don’t need a professional photographer, just grab a friend or take them yourselves!
FOLLOW FACEBOOK EVENTS
Even if you’re not a huge fan of social media, joining Facebook just to find free fall activities near me can be worth it. Keep an eye out for events in your area. There are so many free things to do to keep busy!
During the fall you will find trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treat events, bonfires, fall hikes and drive-in movie nights as just some of the fun activities. Many of these events are free, or may require a small goodwill donation.
You can also find food events as well! Many churches, fire departments and charities have amazing dinners, breakfasts and bingo nights that you can attend for a free will donation.
REQUEST FREE THINGS BY MAIL
Do your kids LOVE to get mail? There are dozens of amazing freebies they can request and keep fun surprises in coming to your mailbox all fall long. Be sure to visit our post on free things for kids by mail.
WATCH FOR FREE TICKETS
Want to go to a local ball game, concert or play? Did you know that there are times when you can get tickets for free?!
When we are looking for fall activities near me, we watch local social media groups for ticket giveaways and for people giving away tickets to events last minute when they can’t attend. This is a great way to go to football games, outdoor concerts and drive-in movie nights. Don’t miss these tips for how to go to concerts for free.
WIN TICKETS TO LOCAL EVENTS
Want to go to the latest events and shows, but don’t have the ticket cost in your budget? Use some of your down time to try to win tickets!
My family attends dozens of events every year for free from free tickets my husband wins on social media and on the radio. It’s a fun way to get out of the house and to try some new things you normally wouldn’t be able to afford.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE ADMISSION ATTRACTIONS
Do you know that many zoos offer free admission and lots of museums do too! These are a great way to get out of the house without blowing your budget and expose your kids to new information and ideas.
CHECK ON INCOME BASED PROGRAMS
If your family is in a lower income bracket, you may qualify for discounts! Some cities and counties offer supplemented programs where families can qualify for discounted or free admissions to local attractions.
In Iowa (where we live), there is a great program that offers buy one get on free admission to many attractions as well as 75% off family passes to other attractions. Check with your local area attraction or parks and recreation departments to see what programs are available.
REDEEM THOSE REWARDS
Do you collect Coke Rewards, airline miles or points for another program? If so, you may be able to redeem them for free admission to theme parks, aquariums, zoos or other attractions!
We have redeemed ours in the past for many different adventures and have saved hundreds of dollars on admission!
Having adventures as a family doesn’t have to be expensive, and you can even go to attractions for free with a little bit of planning and research. It’s a great way to expand your family’s horizons and add more activities to your calendars without a lot of expense.
MAKE YOUR OWN FALL BUCKET LIST
Still not finding all events for your area? Make your own fall activities! Don’t miss this fun fall bucket list for families.
Do you know of some great ways to find fall activities near me that we missed? Leave them in the comments below!
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