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March Break on a budgetBy Trevor J. Adams | Mar 12, 2012
Tags: budget, family, finance, Free, money management
March Break is upon us and many have packed up their troops and have flown the coop for the week. For the rest of us, we have to find ways to keep the kiddies occupied without breaking the bank. Here are a couple of ideas to keep yours entertained.
Be a Bookworm
There are many free activities at the Halifax Public Libraries for all ages. For example, why not check out the Lego Block party, Mad Science presentation, puppet shows or even do some arts and crafts.
It has been a wonderfully mild winter here in Halifax, so why not get outside and enjoy it? Point Pleasant Park offers 190 acres to explore, play and discover—for free. Burn off some of their energy and spend some time together as a family.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has a few events for the price of admission or free to members. Why not go the “March Break Spy Challenge” or take a guided tour.
Clay Café is another popular destination any day of the week. There are many pieces to paint which are very reasonable and you could go back each day for the entire week to work on the piece.
Discover & Learn
The Discovery Centre and the Museum of National History both have some amazing exhibits. Admission is not free but very reasonable. Check out Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo at the Museum and while you are there don’t forget to give Halifax’s favorite tortoise a big hello.
Surf the Waves
If you’re not interested in putting on a wet suit and heading to Lawrencetown to do some real surfing, try the Spryfield Lions Wave Pool. A family pass is cheap and there’s no chance of getting hit in the head with a surf board.
Just like adults, kids need down time from their job, school. Consider this a time to reconnect with them and enjoy even the small stuff.