Did paying for summer camp kill your wallet? There are plenty of things you can do for free with the kids in Bucks County this summer. Read on for some free and almost free deals in Bucks County for Summer 2018.
Go to museums for free – In some cities, the local library carries passes which can be checked out to use at local museums and attractions. We have checked out free passes to places like Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey, The Bucks County Children’s Museum and Elmwood Park Zoo. You can call your library and ask them if they have free passes before you head out that day. If your library doesn’t offer free passes check with your city or township recreation office for discounts. Also, remember if you have a Bucks County Library System Card it is good for every branch.
Free Bowling – That’s right kids can bowl free by registering at kidsbowlfree.com. Each child registered can get two free games of bowling per day. When you go to the website just check for bowling alleys which participate in your area and if you see one nearby you know you can have a great summer bowling as much as you like. Shoe rental may be required unless you have designated bowling shoes.
Kids on Wheels – It’s not just bowling that’s free. Kids can go skating too by registering at kidsskatefree.com. This site offers a list arranged by location, find a skating rink near you and click to see if they accept passes and the times for which those passes are valid. Equipment rental may be required.
A quiet meal – Uno’s Pizzeria and Grille offers kids eat free on Tuesday nights, with the purchase of at least one adult meal. This is a good enough deal all by itself, but at the Doylestown/Warminster Uno’s they make it even better. They also have a craft station for the kids, which is staffed by an employee. The kids play and do crafts with the staff member, within sight of the parents. This can allow adults up to twenty minutes of conversation and each other’s company while the kids play and create with the other kids.
Go to the movies for a buck – Regal Cinemas is doing $1 movies all summer long. For nine straight weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, they will be playing kid-friendly summer movies, from popular cartoons like The Lego Batman Movie and The Boss Baby to live action like Paddington 2. Before you head out check the website at Regal and deal sites like Retailmenot.com for additional deals on popcorn and snacks. Area Regal's participating include the Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 and regal Richland Crossing Stadium 12 in Quakertown.
Bucks County freebies from the Library – Many of the libraries in the Bucks County Free Library system offer free museum and attraction passes, like the Free Library of Solebury and New Hope and the Warminster Township Library. The Doylestown Branch does not offer any museum passes but does allow checkouts of items like special baking pans, games and educational electronics. There is a station in the library which displays Playaway Launchpads, at the station parents and children can select a pad loaded with age-appropriate educational games and take them home for up to a week.