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Free, Fun & Affordable Part 1

If you are like me,  I am constantly looking for fun,  low cost or even free things to do with my family, my friends and my  husband.   So I figured while doing the research for myself, I’d share what I found with you.

I have found a good deal of information so I decided this will be a series of sorts.   My findings will be broken up into three different posts.

First up!   Fun, kid/family friendly things to do.

Having two boys, sports have started to take center stage in our household.  Baseball being a major front runner.

Checking out a Revs game is always an option.  Tickets are only $4 for youth and start at $7 for adults.   Opening day is scheduled for April 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm.

Next up is something I’ve mentioned in other posts and I don’t mean to beat a dead horse.   I honestly just can’t say enough about the York County library system.   They have story times for babies, preschool aged kids and toddlers.   As well as knitting groups, book sales, book clubs (for adults and kids) and Wii game nights.   Check out the library’s website for events at your local library.    Also coming up will be the library summer reading program.  It has become an absolute favorite in our house!

I’ve always heard that York County is the factory tour capital of the world.   Even though I’ve lived here my entire life it’s something I have yet to do.  There are tours from Martin’s Potato Chips to Painted Spring Farm Alpacas (mmmm…did someone mention yarn??!!)   I think we will definitely be checking some out in the coming months.  Be sure to check the details of the business you would like to tour in advance.  Some require reservations and some also have age restrictions.

Next up is something that I have enjoyed doing my entire life and is honestly still the highlight to any trip I take to Hershey and that is a visit to Chocolate World.  While with todays rising gas prices it might not be economical to drive to Hershey just for the free Chocolate World ride, which still includes a free piece of chocolate at the end of the ride.  It is still worth checking out if you happen to be in the neighborhood.

Finally,  there is South York Cinemas located at 217 Pauline Dr, York.    This is a great theater that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to go to.   However they don’t show first run movies.   The cost is $2 for all ages before 6pm, after 6pm adults are $4.  You really can’t beat that!

Hopefully this list is helpful  in coming up with some fun and affordable family friendly things to do.

Stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon!

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