Things To Do With Kids That Don't Cost A Lot

Emmie By Emmie, 13th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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With the current credit crunch, it might feel like there is an even bigger hole in your wallet, but the kids still need entertaining, don’t they? Here are some great ideas to keep kids amused without busting the bank.


Children can be difficult to please at the best of times, but during a recession where many parents simply do not have the money to take their children to expensive places, they can be even more difficult.

However, unknown to many parents, there are places and things to do with children that do not cost a lot, or don’t have to. Some of the ideas are listed below:

1. Take them to nature reserves. They are great places and cheap enough to get into, if you go to the right ones of course!

2. Picnic- Go to a local park and take some sandwiches, crisps and a few bits and they can run it off after.

3. Go outside and blow water bubbles. All you have to do is buy the water bubbles and will keep them amused for hours.

4. Go to the seaside. Once again take them to the sea and build sand castles or stone castles if you are in the UK!

5. Go to a local Garden Center. They might not think it’s interesting but it is. Most nowadays have fish, animals and best of all parrots! It is so cool.

6. The local library. Let the kids sit down for an hour and read some. Good education wise and tell them it is silent! At least you will get an hours peace.

Well i thought i would give a few suggestions as i was thinking about it. I do hope you have found this short article helpful but to the point and have found some things to do with your children that don’t cost a lot.


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author avatar Saqib
13th Nov 2010 (#)

These are really some very nice suggestion and really hot topics. I agree with your idea...

Thanks for sharing with us...:)

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
14th Nov 2010 (#)

good tips, nature is always rewarding, cheap, and educational.

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author avatar aden kendroemen
14th Nov 2010 (#)

Thank you for sharing, great tips to follow. In light of the thoughts you have shared, I have many friends who have become distraught with regards to not being able to give their children as much because of the recession. I like to remind them that although children want things, what they truly crave is attention. In the course of their life will they remember that toy that you bought them, or the time that you spent with them. In the long run that is what matters. The love and attention you show them can never be lost, or broken; they will never lose interest in or outgrow it.

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author avatar Carol
14th Nov 2010 (#)

Good ideas,many thanks

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Feb 2015 (#)

We can even spend happy time with them at home, entertaining them and listening to them - siva

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