Free and Cheap Summer Ideas for Families

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Did summer camp kill your wallet? There are plenty of things you can do for free with the kids in Hunterdon County this summer. Read on for some free and almost free deals in Hunterdon County for Summer 2018.

Go to museums for free – In some cities, the local library carries passes which can be checked out to use at local museums and attractions. We have checked out free passes to places like Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey, The Bucks County Children’s Museum and Elmwood Park Zoo. You can call your library and ask them if they have free passes before you head out that day. If your library doesn’t offer free passes check with your city or township recreation office for discounts. The Hunterdon County Library system has a large variety of passes available. To participate or see which passes are available go to: http://www.hclibrary.us/community/museum.htm

Free Bowling – That’s right kids can bowl free by registering at kidsbowlfree.com. Each child registered can get two free games of bowling per day. When you go to the website just check for bowling alleys which participate in your area and if you see one nearby you know you can have a great summer bowling as much as you like. Shoe rental may be required unless you have designated bowling shoes.

Kids on Wheels – It’s not just bowling that’s free. Kids can go skating too by registering at kidsskatefree.com. This site offers a list arranged by location, find a skating rink near you and click to see if they accept passes and the times for which those passes are valid. Equipment rental may be required.

A quiet meal – Did you know at many area restaurants kids eat free on certain nights. Check with participating restaurants such as Applebee’s, Chick-Fil-A and Chili’s to see if your local branch participates in Tuesday night kids eat free. Sometimes entertainment such as balloon artists are included. Wednesday nights some restaurants also offer deep discounts for kids like Buffalo Wild Wings.

Go to the movies for a buck – Regal Cinemas is doing $1 movies all summer long. For nine straight weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, they will be playing kid-friendly summer movies, from popular cartoons like The Lego Batman Movie and The Boss Baby to live action like Paddington 2. Before you head out check the website at Regal and deal sites like Retailmenot.com for additional deals on popcorn and snacks. The Regal Pohatcong Stadium 12 is participating.

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