Thursday, 20 May 2010 15:23
Having fun in the summer doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are plenty of activities the whole family can enjoy on a budget! Take a look:
Picnic. Pack a few sandwiches, drinks, a blanket, and a Frisbee and head to your local public park.
Monon Trail. Pay a visit to Indianapolis’ Monon Trail and go for a long walk, a bike ride, or even rollerblading. Click here for more information on the Monon Trail.
Barbecue. Instead of going out for an expensive dinner, have a barbecue pitch-in party at your home and invite friends. You can provide the barbecue and your friends can bring sides and desserts.
Use the Sprinkler. Instead of paying $5 to $10 a person for you and your family to visit the local public pool, turn on a sprinkler in your yard. Your kids will have fun with this! You could even incorporate a water balloon fight.
Backyard Camping. Try camping at home and instead of paying a fee at a campground. You can still sing campfire songs, tell stories, and sleep outside without the cost! Plus, indoor plumbing will only be steps away.
Library. If it’s a rainy summer day, visit the library and check out a good book instead of spending money at the movie theater or mall.
IMA Movie Night. If you really want to see a movie with the family, visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Summer Nights Film Series from June through August. They feature movies every Friday evening at the IMA’s amphitheater for $5 per ticket. $5 is around half the cost of a ticket you’d purchase at your local movie theater. Click here for details.
Do you have other low-cost summer activity ideas?!