Thankfully it doesn’t have to cost at lot to have fun with your family. Northeast Ohio is full of FREE (and low cost) family activities and events taking place each day.
The following FREE events in Northeast Ohio will keep you up to date on all the affordable family fun!
FREE Kids Workshops, Classes & Demonstrations
Home Depot Kids Workshops – Home Depot stores across the country offer classes for children (ages 5-12) on the first Saturday of each month. During the classes each child will build a wooden craft to take home along with an official home depot apron and workshop pin.
Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics – During select Saturdays Lowe’s Home Improvement stores host a FREE Build and Grow Kids Clinic where kids can build their own wooden project. Project themes change each week. In addition to the building fun, each child receives a free apron, goggles, and project pin.
Michaels Kids Club – Michael’s stores offer an occasional Free Family Craft Time as well as a Kids Club on Saturdays.
Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Center – Each Saturday, Lakeshore Learning Centers offer a free Crafts for Kids program.
Family Open Studio Art House Inc – Create a family art project at Art House Inc for FREE. Each month has a different theme and Art House provides the materials.
FREE Glass Blowing Demonstrations at Canal Fulton Glassworks – Every Saturday you can stop into Canal Fulton Glassworks to watch Glass Blowing Demonstrations by the talented artists.
Museums: Specials Events & FREE Admission
Terrific Tuesdays at the The Children’s Museum of Cleveland – Enjoy a free evening of fun each month at The Children’s Museum of Cleveland. Free admission the second Tuesday of each month from 5pm-7:30pm. Note: They are no longer holding the Terrific Tuesday event
Cleveland Museum of Art – Admission is always FREE for the CMA. The museum of open Tuesdays-Sundays (closed on Mondays)
Trolley Museum Tours of Northern Ohio Railway Museum – The museum is open for walking tours on Saturdays from mid-May until the end of October.
Family Days at Cleveland Museum of Art – While admission to the CMA is always free, they also offer free family fun activities on the second Sunday of each month. Themes and activities change monthly.
Family Fun at Massillon Museum – The activities are open to all age and incorporate a new theme each month. No registration is required. Just show up any time between noon-2pm.
You may also be interested in: Complete List of Museums & Science Centers across Northeast Ohio
Current Deals & Discounts to Area Attractions
Current Deals & Discounts – A round-up of the family friendly deals available on discount sites like Groupon and Living Social. The deals are updated weekly, so be sure to bookmark or pin the page so you can refer back to it.
Local Parks & Playgrounds
Visiting a local playgrounds or park is a great FREE family activity. See pictures and read reviews of all the Parks across Northeast Ohio that we’ve visited
FREE Indoor Playgrounds
Playland at First Christian Church – Indoor playground located at First Christian Church in North Canton. Very well kept and open to the public during select days/hours during the week. Also available to rent for birthday parties.
Playground World in Avon– Located in Lorain County and offers FREE play on Monday and Thursday from 11am – noon and Friday from 10am to 11am. Also available to rent for birthday parties.
Playground World in Chesterland – Located in Geauga County and offers FREE play on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-11am. Also available to rent for birthday parties.
DiscoveryWorks – The amazing indoor play area at the Avon Lake Public Library. One area designed for infants through age 7, and another Tweens area for age 8 and older.
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center – Free toddler days every Thursday from Noon until 5pm. This includes skating admission and the play area free. The toddlers can also bring their favorite push or riding toy. No bikes please.
You may also be interested in: Complete List of Indoor Play Centers across Northeast Ohio
Kids Eat Free
Now it is easy for you to find out what restaurants in Northeast Ohio offer Kids Meal Deals. Just click on the area of interest below to browse through each listing. Note: restaurants can change these promotions at anytime, so please contact the location before visiting.
Current Giveaways – Find out what the current giveaway is and enter to win. Note: Giveaways typically run from Monday through Sunday, but there is not always a giveaway each week.
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Free Weekend Events
Free Things to do this Weekend – The weekend round-ups provide details on many fun things taking place over the weekend and many of the events are FREE (or low cost). Note: Upcoming weekend event round-ups are published every Wednesday.
Free (and low cost) Activities each Season
FREE Summer Fun – Details on over 50+ FREE activities that take place during the summer months
FREE Fall Fun – Details on many fun and FREE activities that take place during the Fall months