Friday May 25th 2018



Free or Inexpensive Kids Workshops and Fun Activities in HamptonRoads

PO20081122_0042Are you looking for Fun Activities and Places to take Your Kids that won’t cost a fortune? Maybe you are trying to cut your expenses or save money.

We have put together a list of some of the great places and activities you can take your kids to do or do as a family for Free or Very Cheap in Hampton Roads or nearby.

Free Things to Do with Your Kids

Free Kids Workshop at Home Depot
for kids 5-12 years old
The Workshop is 1 time per month the 1st Saturday of the monthit is open from 9am to 12noon to come and do the project with your child.

The kids will receive a and will get to build a project to take home. they also get a project pin for their aprons and a certificate. Some locations even provide you with a free coupon for lunch at the vendor outside.

Home Depot Kids Workshop Schedule and Info Page

Buy a Home Depot Kids Kit to build at Home

Lowe’s Build and Grow Free Kids Workshop

This work shop is 1 time per month from 10am to 11am Saturday. You must look at the website for dates and projects.

Kids receive a free Blue Lowe’s Apron, Goggles (usually), certificate,patch and get to build and take a wood project home with them. Parents will have to help kids with the project. Sign up ahead of time and fill out the parent waiver.

Go to the Lowes build and grow web page to find out which workshops and dates the kids’ workshops will be held.  They have one on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5th coming up.

Inexpensive Things to do with Your Kids

Michael’s Arts & Crafts Store-Kids Workshops

This workshop is held on Saturdays from 9am to 12noon. The cost is the workshop is $5.00 per child, which includes the art/craft supplies. Sign Up online and to find out dates and the particular project they will be doing.
Cost is 45.00 per child for supplies. 30 minute sessions running from 10am to 12noon.  Go to to find out about upcoming kids’ workshops (cost for materials) and the Free Demo Workshops where you can learn how to make something (demo only- viewers do not make something for free).

Check Out and Explore a State Park near You-click here

Depending on your location, you may have a state park/s near you and they are free except parking per car. They also often offer free or inexpensive educational classes and tours throughout the year. Get your kids out in nature, and running around. Fresh air and great scenery is a great outing for everyone. Check out the state parks in your State here.

Free First Time Class Passes

Gymboree Play & Music Kids Class

You can print off a Free Class Pass to take your child to 1 free class at Gymboree Play & Music (not for current members).

The Little Gym

You can sign up for 1 Free Class (first time only) to try out the Little Gym or for something to do one afternoon.

There are free and inexpensive things to do in every city in Hampton Roads (Tidewater) from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton and Suffolk.  Check back here often for other free and inexpensive ideas to keep your kids busy and let them try doing different things.

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