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Spring Activities for
Families on a Tight Budget
Your family may have been cooped up indoors all winter long.
Now that the days are growing longer, the fl owers are blooming
and the temperature is warmer, you may be eager to get out of
the house and have some fun together. The one thing holding you
back maybe a limited budget. While it is true that many activities
do cost a substantial amount of money, the spring months are
ideal for enjoying many affordable or even free activities with
your loved ones. If you are looking from wonderful ways to take
advantage of beautiful spring weather on a budget, these are
some thoughtful spring activities to consider.
Plant a Garden
Many families love to garden together and spring is the perfect
time to plant vegetable, herb and fl ower gardens. The great thing
about a family garden is that it requires regular efforts. Planting
the garden may be a weekend project, but you and your family
will need to spend a few hours regularly watering, weeding and
more. This means that a garden is a long-term project that will
continue to keep you busy for months to come. Plus, you can
enjoy the fruit of your labors through the free food that you
Visit a Local Fruit Farm
If you do not have a green thumb or a backyard, another idea is to
head to a local fruit farm. This is a great option for a fun day trip.
Depending on where you live, there are different types of crops
that you could pick. This may include strawberries, blueberries,
apples, oranges and more. In many cases, you pay for the fruit
that you pick by weight, which makes this an affordable, fun and
healthy activity that you can all enjoy together. When you get
home, you can use the fruits to make special dishes together.
Spruce up the Yard
Winter can be harsh on your yard and spring is the season to
restore its beauty and health. Depending on the age of your
children, you can get them to help with planting fl owers,
spreading mulch, pulling weeds or even mowing. Taking care of
the house and yard can bring the family together and can instill
pride of ownership in even the youngest members of your family.
Head to the Park
In many areas, there are multiple parks nearby that offer various
amenities. Some parks may have several play areas and picnic
tables. Others may have a duck or fi shing pond, or there may be a
huge fi eld to fl y a kite. Pack a lunch, and bring a Frisbee and your
kite. A soccer ball, baseball or other items are also wonderful
items to pack in your trunk. You can plan to spend several hours
playing together under the sun at your local park. The following
weekend, you can try a different park. In fact, you can park-hop
until the weather is too hot.
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