25 Cheap Outdoor Activities for Kids

There are plenty of free and low-cost outdoor activities for kids that also come with great health benefits!

There are always activity ideas for all ages. There are fun activities for children and fun outdoor activities for families!

With the right kind of packing snow, the fun never ends! Build a snowman, snowwoman, or snow family for people driving and walking by to enjoy.

Build a snowman

Spring is usually the time to start pulling out weeds and planting seeds! Get the kids involved with planting flowers and vegetables and taking care of them.

Plant a garden 

Almost an entire day can be spent at the beach lounging on the sand and swimming in the water! Pack the sand toys and a picnic, get on your swimwear and you are all set!

Go to the beach

Whether camping in the backyard or at a park, there are lots to do when camping outside. Campgrounds often have nice hiking trails and access to lakes where people can go kayaking, canoeing, and swimming.


Pick out a pumpkin for carving and roasting the seeds. Pumpkin patches often have other fun fall activities, warm apple cider, and plenty of pecan and pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin patch

Why is outdoor play so important? When kids seem glued to devices, outdoor play is a much-needed break from screens in this day and age.

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