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Posted on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 at 11:15 am
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Summer Savings

Summer Savings

With the school calendar winding down here, I want to make sure that I find plenty of fun family things to during the summer. It is even better when fun activities can be free. Here are some of the best free events and things to do around the country.

Free National Parks Visits

From June through August, there are three weekends when participating national parks will wave their fees so you can visit for free! You could do a different park each weekend or each free day, for a total of up to six parks! This is a lifesaver if you have a large family and normally hesitate to go anywhere where you have to pay by person. The national park visits even include some mansions and national monuments, if you like a little bit of history to go with your nature.

Here is the general information about the free weekends. They are:

* June 20-21, 2009 (Father’s Day weekend)
* July 18-19, 2009
* August 15-16, 2009

Click here for more information.

And you can see a list of the participating parks here.

If you want to have something fun that is a little closer to home and will occupy the kids for a bit, why not take advantage of one of the free workshops for kids at your local home improvement store?

Both Home Depot and Lowes offer fun projects using real wood and real tools. My kids love making fun items, and they are so proud to show them off. Plus, the kids get an apron and patches or pins for their aprons when they complete a clinic.

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics projects are a golf putting green and a pirate ship. Home Depot’s Kids Workshop is offering a hardware sorter and a picnic caddy.

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