Summer is one of the best times to join family and friends for indoor or outdoor fun and excitement, you don’t want to miss. You might find yourself asking the questions: can I do this outing, or can I afford to take my kids to the movies? What about a concert? The wrong type of budgeting can place a damper on any fun. To lessen some of the anxiety, here are a few summer activities you can do, and still, have a great time!
Summer Activities at no cost
Georgetown Digital Cinemas has free kids movie June 8 – July 27. Check local listings for movies and movie times.
Kids Bowl Free – Kids receive two (2) free games of bowling every day, all summer long. Visit www.kidsbowlfree.com to register.
Flat Creek Park has free Tree House Climbing. Flat Creek Park is located at 16141 E. 101st St. Fishers, IN.
Barnes and Noble offer kids in grades 1st through 6th who participate in the Summer Reading
Triathlon can snag a free book. The program runs through September 5.
The Indianapolis Public Library has a Read It and Eat It summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults through July 29. Visit indypl.org for more details.
Summer Activities at $10 or less
Carmel Water Park at Monon Community. Admission cost: $10 for adults and $7 for youth ages 3-15.
Freedom Springs Water Park in Greenwood, IN. Admission cost: $6 for Greenwood residents and $8 for non-Greenwood residents.
Studio Movie Grill at College Park offers a budget friendly option to watch $1 screenings of recent, children films. Visit www.studiomoviegrill.com for movies and locations.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis offers $5 admission the first Thursday evening of every month from 4 – 8 p.m. Skateland offers $2 admission and $2 skate rental every Tuesday all summer long. Skateland is located at 3902 N. Glen Road, Indianapolis, IN.
Visit NCAA Hall of Champions. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for youth ages 6-18.
Summer Activities at variety of cost and free events
Indy Parks and Recreation - Visit, apm.activecommunities.com/indyparks/ for pool location and hours, concerts, and movies times.
Indiana Black Expo-Summer Celebration July 6 – 16. Visit www.indianablackexpo.com for events, concerts, and free exhibits. The IBE Exhibition Hall at the Indiana Convention Center is free for all July 14 – 16.
For additional cost saving ideas, visit Indy’s Child website at indyschild.com or other local resources online.