Mommy's Lil' Black Book
If you're looking for some low-cost family fun, you've come to the right place!  Here you will find many FREE or low-cost activities to enjoy with your family!  This page is updated frequently and many of the Frugal Fun activities are seasonal so be sure to check back often!  If you know of any free/low-cost activities that should be added to this page, please email me the details to:; it's my mission to share events that all family budgets can afford!

Frugal Fun

A.C. Moore
FREE crafts for A.C. Moore kids every 2nd Saturday from February to June from 1-3pm.  Click the link to see the upcoming project!

Barnes & Noble
Many Barnes & Noble locations offer FREE weekly story time events. 
Click the link to find a location and story time near you!

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Read 8 books and record them in your journal (write who you would recommend the book for and why) and bring completed journal back to B&N for a FREE book from their selection on the reading journal list!

Blue Star Museums
More than 2,000 art centers, museums and exhibits offering FREE admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day!

Bucks County Public Libraries

Bucks County Public Libraries offer many FREE community activities! 
Click the link above to find out what's happening at your local library!

Busy Bee Toys
Wednesday Play Date every Wednesday from 10:30am-12:30pm! 
Have fun with toys, play some games and meet new friends!  FREE!

Chuck E. Cheese's Reward Calendars for Tokens
Reward your child with 10 FREE tokens to Chuck E. Cheese's for completing a 2-week reward calendar (various calendars are available)! 
FYI: Food purchase is required.

Friday Night Lights at Penn's Landing
Enjoy a land side fireworks display from the Penn's Landing Marina at
 approximately 9:15pm as a finale to certain concerts. 
Click the link for the Friday Night Lights schedule.

Herr's Snack Factory Tour
Enjoy a FREE, fun-filled tour of the Herr's Snack Factory! 
You'll get to experience real workers during this fun yet educational factory tour!
Tours run Monday through Thursday from 9am-3pm and Friday from 9am-11am but they cannot guarantee production running on Fridays.

Home Depot Kids Workshops
Home Depot stores offer FREE Kids Workshops for children ages 5-12 on the first Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm.

JaZam's Lahaska
Stories and Songs with Lolly every Monday morning at JaZams in Peddlers Village!
This is perfect for pre-schoolers but all ages are welcome!

Jenkinson's Boardwalk - Point Pleasant, NJ
Enjoy $18 Wristband Nights on Tuesdays from 12pm-6pm and
Fridays from 5pm-11pm until September.

Kids Bowl Free
Select bowling centers around the country offer 2 FREE games of bowling per day all summer long!  Registration is required (see link).

Kids Skate Free
Select skating centers around the country offer FREE skating admission to encourage children to be active and have fun!  Registration is required (see link).

Lakeshore Learning
Every Saturday from 11am-3pm they offer FREE crafts for kids! 

Michaels Kids Club
Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. Space is limited so register early!

Newtown Movies in the Park
Enjoy a FREE movie at Linton Memorial Park in Newtown each Wednesday at dusk from June 25th to August 6th!  Bring a blanket and/or chair and don't forget your bug spray!  Click the link for the movie schedule.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pay-what-you-wish admission all day on the first Sunday of the month and
after 5pm every Wednesday!

Philadelphia Zoo
TEACHERS receive a FREE Teacher Pass to Philadelphia Zoo valid
Monday-Friday from 6/15/15 - 8/28/15. 

Please Touch Museum
Enjoy $2 admission to the Please Touch Museum the first Wednesday of
each month from 5-7pm courtesy of Target First Wednesdays!

Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge
Complete the reading list appropriate for your child and receive a FREE book!

Regal Summer Movie Express
Participating Regal Theaters offer $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
at 10am for 9 weeks during the Summer months.
Click the link for participating theaters and movie schedule.

Sandy Ridge Farm Market Movies Under the Stars
Join us just after 8pm every other Friday night in the summer for a family movie night under the stars! Dress the kids in their pajamas, bring blankets or chairs
and come enjoy a movie and popcorn!  FREE!

Schuylkill Banks Movie Series
Enjoy FREE movies under the stars at 3 different locations on the Banks! 
Movies are shown select dates June through August.
Click the link for movie schedule.

Screenings Under the Stars at Penn's Landing
Penn's Landing offers FREE movies during most Thursday nights in July and August
Click the link for the movie schedule.

St. Mary Parenting Resource Center
The Parenting Resource Center offers FREE parent/child classes during the Fall, Winter and Spring months.  Visit the calendar of events page for class times.

The STAMP Pass is open to any Philadelphia high school student (ages 14-19), and is valid for one year of FREE admission to a selection of the city’s top museums and attractions (Philly Zoo, Art Museum, Constitution Center and more!)!

TD Bank Summer Reading Program
Read 10 books, complete the Summer Reading Form, take the form to the nearest TD Bank and receive $10 in your new or existing Young Saver account!

The Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation offers two FREE programs: ARTime Storytime (best for ages 2-5) and ARTsee Activities (great for any age) throughout each month. 
Click the link to visit their schedule of activities.  Registration for ARTime Storytime is required; ARTsee is a drop-in program (no registration needed).

The Doylestown Bookshop
Enjoy Children's Story Time with Miss Larissa every Thursday at 10:30am! 
Featuring music, books, crafts and more
Recommended for ages 2-4. 
This is a FREE activity

The Franklin Institute
Target Community Nights brings you FREE admission to The Franklin Institute the third Wednesday of each month from 5-8pm unless otherwise specified
(click the link for specific dates). 

Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting
Kids Club is every Monday from 11am-12pm the community room. 
This drop-in weekly activity is always hands-on including crafts, stories
and delicious snacks.


Young People's Concert Series at Mann Music Center
All shows are FREE and open to the public!  Gates open 30 minutes prior to show time.   Parking is FREE!  Seating is general admission and on a first come, first serve basis. There are NO tickets issued for these events. All show times are 75 minutes and will take place rain or shine. See link for performance schedule.

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