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Having fun with your family doesn’t have to break the bank. You may be surprised to find that there are many fun family activities that do not require you to spend any money at all. Here are six free activities to do with your family.

1. Going on a Bicycle Ride

Bicycling is an outstanding way to get exercise. It also provides a wonderful opportunity to to explore new places. Many public parks have trails equipped with bike racks. If you have kids who love to ride their bicycles, this is the perfect activity for your family. You will enjoy the fresh air and the peace of mind of knowing that you are doing something that is both healthy and cost free.

2. Baking Homemade Goodies

Many kids love to create things from scratch. A careful search of your pantry could give you plenty of great ideas. If you have some yeast, try baking some delicious homemade bread. All it takes is some simple ingredients, and instructions can easily be found online.

3. Hiking

Like bicycling, hiking is a cost free way to get fresh air, exercise your body, and explore new areas. If you have an outdoorsy family, going on a hike is likely to be a fun weekend activity that everyone will enjoy.

4. Playing Board Games

Most families have at least one or two board games laying around. Pull them out the closet and get ready to have some fun. There are all sorts of great options like Monopoly, Life, and Pictionary are among the most popular choices.  These games are designed to be played by several players at once, so they are perfect for families.

5. Visit the Library

Going to the library can be a fun and educational experience. It is free as long as you return your books on time! Have each member of the family check out a book that they want to read. Check your library’s calendar for free activities such as story telling or plays.

6. Build a Fort

Forts are a fun and harmless way to spend some time with your family. Your kids will love them! They are an excellent way to create your own free entertainment. All you need is a few chairs and a blanket to create an excellent fort.

These activities prove you don’t have to spend a lot, or even a little, to have a great time. Try each of these activities and see which ones your family enjoys the most. If you’re looking to store some of your fun activity paraphernalia try Hitch City Roof Racks in Mississauga, ON.

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