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How To Find The Best Free Family Entertainment During Your Spending FreezeLooking for family entertainment that doesn’t cost a lot?

We talk about many different ways to save money and get the best deals on TrueMoneySaver, but one of the best ways to save your money is by not spending it!

A few years back when we were still working hard to pay off our debt, we did many spending freezes.

Hands down the most challenging parts were keeping ourselves entertained!

During the summer months, it was hard. We could go to the pool and stay inside but we grew tired of watching TV. Florida can be just too hot during the summer to be outside all day.

One of the main reasons most people can’t stick with a spending freeze is because they become bored.

Find out how to prepare and plan for your first spending freeze.

So here’s how you find free activities for your family fun nights that won’t cost you anything!

Because finding free things to do and creating family fun time is important to keeping your spending freeze going and your family happy!

Plus, finding fun family activities during your family weekends is so much better than sitting around the tv!

Here is how to find free family entertainment for your spending freeze to make sure you don’t spend money! Even if you’re not doing a spending freeze, these ideas are great for those of you who are on a tight budget.

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Festivals Or Free Events

Whether it’s movies in the park or a free festival, there are a ton of free activities and events all throughout the year.

These events are run by local businesses and even great charitable organizations and can be great family fun nights.

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You can often attend parades and other activities for free in your area!

If you live in a small town, look at nearby cities for events to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Even if it’s a small event, an outing can be an adventure. Pack a picnic and drinks to keep your family from purchasing food at the event.

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Check Out Your Community’s Local Calendar

If you live in an apartment, town, or neighborhood, you can probably find some free entertainment no matter what time of year for your family fun time.

You’d be surprised how many free activities and events are going on right now near you!

Make the most of your frugal family weekends and start exploring your local towns. 

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Facebook Groups

If you or your family have hobbies or interests, look for Meetups and Facebook groups where like-minded people hang out.

You may be able to attend local meetups, swap books, or talk with people to keep you entertained!

If you are interested in reading, you may be able to hold book clubs or a get together with a few of the members!

Family entertainment is all in what you make of it!

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Facebook Events

Facebook has an entire section on their site for events!

You can find suggested events, where your friends are going to be, nearby events, fun family activities, and more!

You can find tons of free events for your family fun nights this way and even try something new!

Get the kids involved! You may never know what might peek their interests.

Over the summer we attended a Watermelon Festival and a Greek festival which turned out to be a lot of fun!

Don’t forget that each event can be a learning tool too! From history to science and even math, you can incorporate learning into your outing.

Even if you don’t homeschool, you can enjoy learning new things together as a part of your family entertainment.

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Your Local Library

Your library is not just a storage unit for books!

Many libraries have movies, audiobooks, and even events sometimes.

You can bring your younger kids to storytimes or film nights. Some libraries may even have guest speakers or lectures there.

Stop in to look for events, or check out your library’s website for more info.

Your library can be a great place of free things to do!

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Get Creative

Your own home might just have the gold mine of activities you’ve been looking for as a part of your family entertainment!

Break out the board games and have a game night, learn to play a video game with your kids, or watch old home movies together.

Use your creativity and have everyone pick something out of the pantry and make dinner out of your choices! You might even find a new dish you’ll love, and it’ll be so much fun!

Just be careful that you don’t ruin your meal plan by making too much food.

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You don’t have to leave the house to have fun, but you may have to get creative. The fun of being creative is that there are no rules.

Break out the markers, coloring pencils, or paint for a night of color and fun.

You can also get creative with things to repaint like birdhouses, birdbaths, flowerpots, and outside benches.

Use old magazines, shoe boxes, and wrapping paper as your painting canvases if you run out of plain white paper.

The possibilities are endless when you get creative and use what you have to have to create your family fun time.

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Your Friends

If your house is feeling a little boring, try going to someone else’s house or having company over to your house!

Being with friends will help fight the temptation to go out, and you get to spend time with a friend. This can be a great way to reconnect with your friends and even make some great family entertainment out of it!

When we’re on a spending freeze, we get together with friends for a potluck! This is a great way to spend time with friends, enjoy some delicious food, and not worry about spending money for a night.

Just because you are trying not to spend money doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun!

There are great ways to find some free entertainment without the guilt of spending money!

The next time you find yourself bored and on a spending freeze, look in these places for some free entertainment.

You may surprise yourself with what you find, even after the freeze is over, you may still do these free entertainment ideas!

I hope you use these free activities for your family fun nights so they won’t cost you anything!

Because finding free things to do and creating family fun time is important to keeping your spending freeze going and your family happy!

Plus, finding fun family activities during your family weekends is so much better than sitting around the tv!

 

YOUR TURN: What types of free family entertainment does your family enjoy? Let me know in the comments below!

How To Find The Best Free Family Entertainment During Your Spending Freeze
How To Find The Best Free Family Entertainment During Your Spending Freeze
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