Affordable or Free Family Fun Idea

Now that the holidays are over—you may find yourself looking for new and exciting things to do during the evenings and weekends with your family. Family fun activities are a great way to keep the kids busy, see new sites and spend some quality time with the family.

If you are looking for new family fun activities to do this weekend, we’ve got a few ideas for you!


Go on a Picnic

If it’s sunny outside, make some delicious sandwiches and head to one of the many wonderful parks within the lower mainland. Have some family fun by playing outdoor games such as badminton, Frisbee or have an intense game of hide-and-go seek. If the weathers good outside, picnics are an affordable way to spend time with your family while enjoying some fresh air.


Take a Hike

Take the kids out for a hike up a mountain or on a trail. Taking hikes can be a great way to have some family fun while being active and exploring the beautiful forests and mountains of BC.  Kids can have fun while they hike by playing games like “I spy” along the trails. And the best part is— it’s free!


Visit the Nearest Public Library

If it’s chilly outside, have some family fun with the kids by spending the afternoon at the nearest public library. The library has a great selection of books, CDs and videos that can appeal to every member of your family. If you want to encourage reading at home, check out some books for free. Visiting libraries can encourage your family to read and allow you to share in each other’s interests and likes.


Play Board Games

Board games come in all shapes and sizes and are a great way to have some quality family fun while spending an evening at home. There are board games and puzzles available for all ages, so your kids can participate too! If you have any old board games lying around the house, take them out and enjoy a board game night with the whole family.


Make Crafts At Home

There are many simple and affordable crafts that you can make at home with everyday materials you would find around the house. The internet is a great resource for finding simple craft ideas for your whole family to enjoy, just type in “simple crafts” in the search bar and see what you can find! Have some family fun by spending an afternoon making a picture frame or a spring wreath to decorate your home with.


Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Have some family fun by going on a scavenger hunt with the kids around the neighbourhood. Try to find the tallest building, the nearest fire hydrant, or a house with a “For Sale” sign. A neighbourhood scavenger hunt is an affordable way to have some family fun, while getting to know your neighbourhood better.


Participate in Community Events

Local free events such as Easter egg hunts and Canada Day celebrations allow your entire family to celebrate your community together and have some family fun. Community events are happening all year round, check with your local city hall or community centre to see if there’s an upcoming event in your area.


Learn a New Skill

If there’s a skill that you and your kids have been interested in learning, now’s a great time to try it! Whether it’s sewing, fishing or cooking a certain type of food—you can have some family fun by learning something new together!