July 18, 2008

Local on the cheap

There are some fun things to do in Green Bay that are low cost or free for families.

Packers Family Night - this is a rare chance to see your favourite team in action. No NFL team can say this: watch your team play (really it's just practice) for $8. The Packers sell out out this event every year. 60,000 + people pay to watch their beloved packers play.

Bay Beach
- this is the best value for your money - hands down! This is an old style amusement park. Here's the amazing part: there is no admission fee to the park and tickets are 25 cents each! All rides take 1 or 2 tickets. I take my two kids for $5 and they have a blast!
Of course food is available there - but for amusement park food the price is alright. A family of 4 can eat for $10. We always brown bag it :)

Green Bay Zoo
This is a great small zoo. Don't be expecting the San Diego or St. Louis zoo here. There are some wild things going on at this local spot. A family day pass is $15.. not bad. However if you go between 4-8pm on Wednesdays it's free!

Neville Museum
There is a fun Discovery Zone for kids! Go the last 2 hours on Thursday and admission is free!

Kids Rule Film Festival Do you know how much it costs to go to the movies these days? I have no clue - isn't it close to $9? Not in Green Bay (and many other cities too in Illinois, North Dakota, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and through out Wisconsin) you can take your kids to see a new movie on Wednesday and Thursday mornings for just $2.50 - plus your popcorn is free! See movies this summer that include Kung Fu Panda, Space Chimps, and Kit Kittredge.

Art Street This is an annual event for us! Explore local art on the streets of downtown Green Bay. Admission is free! There is a great kids area - tons of make and takes - painting, pictures frames, make sun catchers - the list goes on. At the Children's Art Tent children can make their own art purchase. Art pieces have been generously donated by exhibiting artists and range in price from $1 to $10. What a great way for kids to get involved with local and national artists.

Wild Life Sanctuary This is a wonderful place! Over 700 acres of trails and wild life! They offer lots of hands on nature programs... and the price? free!

Enjoy a low cost summer!
Check online for some great places that are free in your local area!

Grocery Spending :
ShopKo (includes prescriptions) $89.71
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