This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-9 of 9 discussions (9 posts)

What are some family activities that can be done for under $20?

  1. aDayInMyLife1 profile image89
    aDayInMyLife1posted 6 years ago

    What are some family activities that can be done for under $20?

  2. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    Most large cities have schedules for free festivals, concerts, parades, etc, Find areas to take hikes, picnic,fly kites, and play sports. As a family, sign up for community service projects.

  3. Juliek958 profile image59
    Juliek958posted 6 years ago

    Picnics and parks are always good.  Church activities and volunteering at community soup kitchens or even senior centers.  My town has a $2 movie theater which doesn't show the new feature films but is still fun.  I grew up with family game night - board games, the old fashioned board games are still under $20.

  4. profile image0
    susanm23bposted 6 years ago

    Many national parks and state parks have very small or no admittance fees.  A picnic of foods you have prepared at home, stopping by a bakery for a special cookie,etc for dessert and a hike is a great way to spend family time.  My family has done this many times.

  5. jacqui2011 profile image82
    jacqui2011posted 6 years ago

    You could have a family games night, playing charades, board games and interactive games on the wii etc.

    Movie nights are good fun too, get the kids to make some popcorn and watch a selection of films together.

    Depending on the age of the children, they may like to make cookies, cupcakes or chocolates. Most kids love to bake and create some mouthwatering treats.

    Have a crafts day. Wrap up warm and go for a cycle or a play in the park. A winter barbeque can be fun.

    Some bowling alleys offer deals for taking kids early morning at the weekends. Check out your local library and community center for deals on various activities and events in your area.

  6. aDayInMyLife1 profile image89
    aDayInMyLife1posted 6 years ago

    Thanks for all the great suggestions. I'm fairly new to NC and trying to figure it all out.

  7. savanahl profile image70
    savanahlposted 6 years ago

    For outdoor stuff I love taking the kids downtown to the farmer's market. There's so much activities and fresh, healthy things to eat for cheap.
    For indoor activities, depending on how old your kids are, I love doing art activities. We break out the construction paper colors, paints glitter etc. and do fun activities. You can even do seasonal themes using outdoor stuff like feathers and leaves etc.

  8. xethonxq profile image66
    xethonxqposted 6 years ago

    Go to the park, take a bike ride, go on a hike, volunteer at the humane society, visit and spend time with people at a retirement center, have a picnic....

  9. Cardia profile image94
    Cardiaposted 6 years ago

    A nice trip to the local park to play frisbee or take photos would cost very little if at all, and would be very enjoyable.

    Going to watch a star-fall/meteorite shower would be fun, and would cost nothing at all! You would have to look it up online for the date and location closest to you. Then you could take a blanket, flashlight and snacks to the local park (once you have permission!) or even to your roof or balcony, and watch the shower. It's fun, and would teach the kids a little science.

    Hope this helped!