Finding engaging activities to enjoy with your children doesn't have to break the bank. Whether you're looking for weekend adventures or activities during school breaks, there are often numerous free options available in your area. In this blog post, we'll explore a variety of exciting and budget-friendly activities that you can enjoy with your kids, fostering cherished memories without spending a dime. Here are a few ideas we’ve done with our littles and friends.
Have a picnic at Elmwood park.
Explore Zorinsky Lake hiking trails.
Check out The Great Plains Trails Network and go for a bike ride in Lancaster County.
Have a DIY photo shoot in scenic locations. Here is a great list
Visit a nearby lake: Cunningham, Standing Bear, Manawa, or Pony Creek.
Organize a neighborhood scavenger hunt.
Set up a backyard campout or just sleep in a hammock under the stars.
Host an outdoor movie night or check out the free ones at Turner Park.
Take a scenic drive down Loess Hills Byway.
Visit your neighborhood farmer's market and try something new.
Join a free outdoor yoga class at Midtown Crossing on Sundays at 4pm.
Attend free local concerts at Lauritzen Gardens.
Visit the Joselyn museum or the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.
Stroll down the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
Check out Hot Shops Art Center.
Download the NE Passport app and check out new things.
Attend the Naija Arts and Culture Event July 23rd.
Host a potluck BBQ with friends and neighbors.
Create a summer reading list and dive into books at the local library, but read them outside.
Have a DIY arts and crafts session using materials from nature.
Try out a new workout routine or outdoor fitness challenge.
Take up birdwatching and identify local bird species.
Go to the Benson Park splash pad.
Explore local street art and graffiti in South Omaha and Benson.
Take a day trip to Ashfall Fossil Beds or the Niobrara.
Engaging in free activities with your kids not only provides entertainment but also offers opportunities for learning, bonding, and exploration. From local parks and museums to nature trails and community events, your area likely has a wealth of cost-free options waiting to be discovered. So gather your family, embark on these adventures, and create unforgettable memories while staying within your budget. After all, the best things in life are often the ones that don't cost a penny.