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Frugal Family: Kid-Friendly Finds

Patch scoured our local resources to come up with kid-friendly activities you can do as a family, or kids can do alone.

Don’t let the sour economy get you down. There are still plenty of free, or inexpensive, activities you can do with your kids on a budget. So head out in the Tri-City area for family fun your wallet will love.

Most require parent supervision and many of them are free, only requiring registration, if anything at all.

1. KID’S CASTLE INDOOR FUN CENTER

Deal: For $3 per child, kids can play at Kid’s Castle. There's an indoor bounce houser, jungle gym maze, rides, games and costume characters.

The Fine Print: $3 covers admission only. Snack bar and other items must be purchased. 

Extra, Extra: Set up a school or group fundraisere.

Good through: Regular pricing, ongoing.

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Deal: Learn together as a family at the Union City Historical Museum. Find out about the city's past and browse old local newspaper articles. Admission is free.

The Fine Print: The museum is closed Sunday through Wednesday.

Extra, Extra: Buy Union City through the Years and the Union City Historical Museum Oral History Book while you're there. 

Good through: Ongoing.

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Deal: Save money when you buy flights in bulk for the entire family, and even more money when you pick a package with a couple of restrictions. Right now a family of up to five can purchase 10 flights for $199.95. The package includes a DVD of your flight session along with training, use of flight gear and a personalized flight certificate for each flyer.

The Fine Print: No more than five flyers may use the package, though fewer may split the 10 flights. Time restrictions apply.

Extra, Extra: Don’t want to worry about time restrictions? Upgrade to an "anytime" package for $40 more.

Good through: Ongoing.

4. JUSTICE

Deal: Have a mommy-and-me day shopping at Justice. Pick up tank tops for $8.90 each when you buy two or more, or load up on socks while they are buy two pairs, get one free.

The Fine Print: No coupon required. All items are on sale.

Extra, Extra: Pick up graphic tees and leggings while you’re there, $14.90 each when you buy two or more.

Good through: While sale lasts.

5. ARDENWOOD FARM

Deal: Feed farm animals at Ardenwood while learning about each animal’s favorite foods. The cost to participate is $1 to $5. Kids will check for eggs, bring hay to the livestock and help tuck the critters for the evening.

The Fine Print: Feedings are scheduled weekly Thursdays through Sundays. Ardenwood admission fees vary by day of the week.

Extra, Extra: Children under 4 are free.

Good Through: Ongoing.

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