We still hunger for entertainment but we have changed how we do it, so that we can enjoy fun times without the disappearing pay-packet. There are so many activities available in the community for free that are great fun.
In the past few weeks we have been to:
- Swimming pool & water slides. (Great relief on these balmy days.)
- Fathers day breakfast in the park with a jumping castle, balloons & face painting.
- Different playgrounds in various neighbouring suburbs.
- Fun Bus, with lots of various kids activities; play-doh, painting, water play & more.
- Story time at the library.
- Reading of The Wonky Donkey by the author/songwriter.
- Fishing & a fishing meet up.
- Dance displays and workshops.
- Face painting and balloons at a hardware store.
- French movie under the stars.
|Free French Movie Under The Stars.|
People often ask me how I know about all these activities and community events. I see them on the internet, public noticeboards, newsletters, newspaper, flyers, banners and from word of mouth. The trick is I don't disregard any of them. Instead I keep my eye and ear open and jot them down in my diary as I learn about them. As the day approaches we decide if it's something any of us would like to attend and plan it in.
We still go out and pay to see the circus, theatre and concerts as we enjoy these activities and believe artists should be paid fairly for their work and skills. However these are now special family events and not regular outings.
What entertainment do you enjoy? Is it costly, inexpensive of e Freebie?
Stephanie @ Frugal Down Under.