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 2019.
(Tip: Be sure to check out our 2019 Summer Fun Guide for even more ideas!)
Free Museum Passes
In some cities, the local library carries passes which can be checked out to use at local museums and attractions. Look for 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. Remember if you have a Bucks County Library System Card it is good for every branch.
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. (Levittown Lanes, Penndel Bowling Center, and ThunderBird Lanes in Warminster are a few included.) Shoe rental may be required.
Kids Eat Free
Sometimes you want a break from cooking, but eating out can get expensive! Keep an eye out for local restaurants that offer free kid's meals on select nights.
Here are just a few:
Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse in Langhorne: Kids under 10 eat free with a purchase of adult entree on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday in Langhorne: One free kid entree with every adult entree after 5 p.m.
Continental Tavern in Yardley: Kids eat free from the kids' menu
Uno’s Pizzeria and Grille in Bensalem: Kids eat free, with the purchase of at least one adult meal.
Denny's in Langhorne: Free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree after 4 p.m.
J.B. Dawson's in Langhorne: One free child's meal per adult entree (excludes holidays)
Ground Round in Langhorne: Kids 10 and under eat free all day long (from the kids menu) with purchase of full-priced adult entree
Escaping the heat to watch a movie is always a favorite summer activity, but paying for tickets and snacks can really add up! Keep an eye out for ticket deals at your local theater.
The Newtown Theatre will offer its annual summer kids' movie series beginning July 10. There will be six classic movies shown on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. (local summer camps are at 10 a.m.) The lineup includes Free Willy on July 10, The Iron Giant on July 24, Babe on July 31, The Land Before Time on August 7, Hook on August 14 and Beethoven on August 21. Seating is first come, first served, and you do not need tickets.
Regal Cinemas is doing $1 movies all summer long as part of their Summer Movie Express. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, they will be playing kid-friendly summer movies such as Despicable Me 3, Paddington 2, and The Secret Life of Pets. 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.
AMC Theatres offers $5 Ticket Tuesdays for AMC Stubs members, any movie, all day long! (Surcharges will apply for premium format experiences like IMAX and 3D.) AMC Stubs members can also purchase a $5 Cameo Combo (cameo sized fountain drink and popcorn.) Find out more about becoming an AMC Stubs member here.
Parks & Playgrounds
There's no shortage of beautiful parks and playgrounds in Bucks County that are perfect for spending a summer day. Here's our list of a few favorites.
Several places in Bucks County offer free (or cheap) outdoor concerts throughout the summer. These events are completely family-friendly, so bring the kids, some blankets and snacks, and enjoy music under the stars. Take a look at our Summer Guide for more details.
Check Out Your Local Library
Summer Quest is the Bucks County Free Library’s learning program with a variety of free, fun activities to stay active, expand knowledge, and engage with the community during the summer. Kids can look forward to hands-on STEM activities, entertainers and animal visits, physical challenges, arts & crafts, storytimes and more!
In addition, Bucks County libraries offer free playspaces such as Penn's Little Village in Langhorne, the Backyard in Doylestown and Discovery Studio in Quakertown.
Read this article for even more reasons to rediscover your library this summer.