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Cheapies & Freebies

Having kids can get expensive but having fun with kids does not have to be. Many of the other pages include activities that can be done for free but this page is dedicated for those special deals that come along every once in awhile.

Please note that these deals are subject to change without notice. We encourage you to call the facility before you head out on your fun activities!

Archery Anyone? Free Family Fun at the Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend

Bass Pro Shops CrossIron Mills, Next Generation Weekend, August 29-30, 2015

This weekend at Bass Pro Shops, there’s all kinds of fun and games for the whole family. Kids’ archery challenge, archery workshop, BB shooting range, craft, giveaway and a fun photo booth. There’s also stuff going on for adults who hunt; check their Facebook page for details. Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend Event Details: When: August […]

Watch a Family Flick on the Big Screen for Under $3 Each!


On Saturdays, you can enjoy a classic family movie at a great price! Admission to Cineplex Family Favourites is only $2.99 per person, including GST, making this a great way to enjoy the weekend with your family. * New this summer: select theatres will also be showing Family Favourites during Wednesday matinees. Check your local listings to see if your […]

Watch a Free Movie Outdoors at a Movie in the Park


Movie in the park is Calgary’s answer to drive in movies. These are free, sponsored events by companies and communities. A huge inflatable screen is set up on different dates around the city. All you need to bring is a blanket or lawn chairs, some movie snacks and enjoy! […]

Take the Summer Reading Challenge and Keep Your Family Reading Over the School Break

Summer Reading Challenge

The TD/Calgary Public Library 2015 Summer Reading Challenge can keep your kids (and the entire family) reading all summer long! Discover great new books with terrific Summer Reading challenges for all ages. You could also win fantastic prizes if you track your reading. Head online or swing by your local branch of the Calgary Public Library to […]

Dr. Seuss in the Park

Dr. Seuss in the Park takes place in Riley Park every Saturday between June 27 and August 29, 2015. Calgary AB

The University of Calgary’s Students’ Union Volunteer Services – Students for Literacy is once again presenting Dr. Seuss in the Park this summer! From June 27 – August 29, the group will set up a tent in Riley Park each Saturday to get kids excited about books! There will also be crafts and games. Children of […]

Michael’s Kids Club

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Participating Michael’s stores hold Kids Club activities on select weekend mornings. Your child (aged 3 and up) can have fun getting creative while you do your shopping in the store (sessions last 30 minutes). $2 per child, sessions starting every half hour between 10 and 11:30 am. Contact your local store for more info! Michael’s Kids […]

Alberta Resident Discount | Brewster Travel Epic Explorer Pass

Brewster Travel's Epic Explorer Pass

This summer, Brewster Travel Canada wants you to experience Epic Made Easy. Their Epic Explorer Pass includes the following four Alberta adventures: A heart-pounding walk on the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk A trip to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola A tranquil tour on the Banff Lake Cruise An Ice Age exploration on the Glacier […]

Where Kids Eat Free (or super cheap!) in Calgary

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Eating out is one of life’s great pleasures, but when you’ve got extra mouths to feed, restaurant meals can get very expensive, very quickly. Thankfully, there are some restaurants in town that offer complimentary kids’ meals on certain days! Here’s our round-up of when and where kids can eat for free (or nearly so) in Calgary: ABC […]

Kids Grow! Family Gardening Program

Kids Grow! Family gardening program in Calgary AB.

Kids Grow! is a free, collaborative, community based children and family gardening program that is run by volunteers. The program runs weekly from June 6 to August 29, 2015, with the goal of teaching children (and their parents!) about gardening, food production, healthy and sustainable food choices, community building and environmental stewardship. Head out to join […]

Free Mini Build at Lego Store Chinook Mall

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Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday of every month and you can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free! […]