This week's Nifty & Thrifty idea is a way I've been saving money entertaining my kiddos for a couple of summers now...yearly county park passes! We are very blessed to have an incredible park system where we live. For only $10 for the entire calendar year I can take my kiddos to 3 water pads/water features, 2 petting zoos, horseback and buggy rides, trails, enchanted forests, free arts and crafts and nature walks, little tyke hikes, 12 and under fishing competions, 2 butterfly gardens, more parks than I can count, paddleboating, fishing, driving remote controlled cars/sailboats, playbarns, huge treehouses, and more. Not to mention, there are family-friend free concert series, weekly movie nights, beer and wine tasting events and murder mysteries for the adults and much much more. Exploring the park systems has been so much fun!! This is our third summer buying a pass, and we still haven't hit all the fun parks and features yet. It's also perfect, affordable fun for when company comes in. If you can fit all your company in one car (which I did with my bff and her 2 kids...gotta love a third seat) there is no need to buy another pass. We had fun for 2 adults and four kids at our fingertips. There is lots of variety, countless opportunities for exercise and fun for all ages. Do your research, buy yourself a pass and get exploring. You'll love it! Summer rocks!
Here are a few pictures of features found at the park system we buy & some photos of us enjoying them:)
Summer Fun @ our local parks! So affordable and neverending exploring!!!
What are your cost-saving ideas, new coupons, great deals, fun and cheap crafts for kids?! Come share!!!