FAMILY ACTIVITIES

ON A BUDGET

Here are some cheap activities that are enjoyable for the kids without breaking the bank!

 

EXPLORE THE PARK

 

Set up some activities, have a picnic, kick around a soccer ball, play a game of cricket or just go for a walk.

 

VISIT THE LIBRARY

 

In addition to having thousands of new books to borrow, the library often hosts' story time, cooking lessons and other workshops where anyone can participate. Check out the libraries noticeboard and book into the activities you wish to attend.

 

WATCH A MOVIE

 

Movies are a great activity for the whole family, however sometimes they can be expensive. Look out for cheap Tuesday where movie prices are considerably less and save money by bringing your own snacks from home. Also check out your local council or newspapers for free showings in parks and council halls for kids during school holidays.

 

GO FOR A SWIM

 

Head to your nearest public pool, river or beach and jump in! Pack a lunch from home to save some money. Remember to always make sure appropriate lifeguards are on duty.

 

RIDE YOUR BIKES

 

There are many bike tracks where you hire bikes cheaply or bring your own.

 

FEED THE DUCKS

 

Got some old bread lying around? Head to a local creek and let the kids feed the ducks.

 

FLY A KITE

Buy inexpensive kites or make your own. Wait for a windy day and watch them soar high in the sky! Click here for easy to follow instructions.

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

Creating things is always an enjoyable time with your kids, pick up some paint, paper, craft materials or playdough and create! Click here for heaps of crafty ideas.