Working to pay the bills is a necessary task that the head of every household must complete to maintain stability. However, the entire family still needs to have recreational time to nurture their emotional needs and promote bonding. Recreational activities are sporting events and other activities that fall under the “fun” umbrella. Some household heads worry about the costs of such activities, but a frugal person can find those activities for discounted prices. The following are four tips and ideas for frugal recreational activities:
Inexpensive Bowling for the Family
Bowling is a sports activity that family members of all ages can enjoy. Most bowling alleys have light balls and bumpers for toddlers and small children who want to bowl with their parents. Many bowling alleys have a specific day during which they offer discounted bowling to consumers. They may have “dollar bowling day” during which they offer shoe rentals, games and snacks for one dollar. Some alleys offer discounted pricing to people who want to rent a bowling alley for a number of hours. Interested persons can call the local bowling alley or visit the website for information.
Many families enjoy going out to movies, but the prices have become astronomical lately. However, a small number of movie theaters still offers discounts during matinee showings. Many theaters offer discounts for small children, as well. Furthermore, some theaters offer discount cards to families that will frequently be visiting. Regal Cinemas is an example of such a place. A curious person will want to contact movie theaters in the area for additional information.
Free Kid’s Meals
Family members can take advantage of free kid’s meals at a number of restaurants. The kidsmealdeals.com website offers a comprehensive list of places where parents can take their children for free meals. Visitors just need to enter their zip code and the day that they want to enjoy the free meal to receive a list. Denny’s is an example of a restaurant that offers free meals to children one night per week, which is Tuesdays.
Free Park Play
Parents of small children can take theme to an assortment of free parks where they can play for free. A number of McDonald’s locations have play areas for the children. Many schools have free public play parks, as well.
The previously mentioned ideas are just a few to consider. Many more frugal recreational opportunities are available.