Ever asked yourself this question…
What can I do with my kids that doesn’t cost an arm & a leg in Arlington?
With a four year-old and a one year-old, my wife and I are always looking for ways our kids can have fun that don’t put a huge dent in our wallets. You may have caught our suggestions for things to in Arlington with kids this summer.
But if you are still looking for cheap or free things to do with the kids, we’ve got a few suggestions that may help:
River Legacy Living Science Center
River Legacy Living Science Center is an Arlington jewel that brings our community closer to nature. It is a great place for kids as it hosts several nature-related events and classes designed to entertained and educate. Several events and classes are free.
Barnes & Noble
From storytimes to activities and events, Barnes & Noble at The Parks at Arlington always has events for kids. Expose your kids to the power of books by getting them involved in some of the bookstore’s events and storytimes. You can subscribe to their calendar and stay updated when new events are announced. Free
Half Price Books
With two locations in Arlington, Half Price Books is probably my home away from home. But since this is about the kids and not me, both locations host Storytime Sundays at 2 pm. After a good lunch and nap, wake up the kids (infants – 6 years) and head to the South Arlington or Lincoln Square Half Price Books locations for a good story and refreshments. Free
Studio Movie Grill
For kids, there’s something magical about going to the movie theatre. Maybe it’s the big screen, the popcorn or all of the above. The Arlington Highlands Studio Movie Grill routinely offers kid friendly movies at a deeply discounted price (most times tickets are $2). Movie screenings specifically for kids with special needs are also available each month. Varies
Dallas Cowboys Rally Days
You’ll see us mention Dallas Cowboys Rally Days in our weekend guides. Yup, a bit more expensive than the other events on this list, but tons of fun. Kids get to run around on the field, tour AT&T Stadium, meet former players and play games and activities. And I’m willing to bet they parent tagging along will have as much fun as the kids. Kids tickets $14 – $22; Adults tickets $17 – $27
The Home Depot Kids Workshops
Boy do I wish I had these when I was a tyke. On the first Saturdays of each month, The Home Depot host free Kids Workshops. In the workshops, kids build cool projects that they can take home with pride. And along the way, they learn how to use tools that will no doubt help them later in life. Free
City of Arlington Parks and Recreation
I’ve lived in many cities but I must say that I can’t think one with a more active parks and recreations department than the City of Arlington. With all the parks and recreation centers in Arlington, there is always something cheap or free to do with kids. Be sure to keep a close eye on their calendar for upcoming kids events. Free