Free Stuff

Because I'm cheap, and my kids are forever bored, I've been researching…

Here ya go,  10 free things to do with your monkeys-

1. Take a hike, anywhere really.
Here's the Arlington parks website, check it out:

http://www.arlingtontx.gov/park/index.html

(don't forget the snacks)
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Terrific-Trail-Mix/Detail.aspx

2. Make a splash
There are plenty of splash parks around. 
I highly recommend these:

http://www.townofpantego.com/index.aspx?NID=70

http://www.ci.arlington.tx.us/park/guides/trails/trails_californialane.html

(frozen snacks)
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cranberry-Orange-Power-Smoothie/Detail.aspx

3. Head downtown-
Check out the Water Gardens

http://www.fortworth.com/01visitors/0104parksgard/010405watergardens/010405watergardens.shtml

Fire Station Number 1

http://www.fortworth.com/01visitors/0106museums/010607firestation/010607firestation.shtml

And the Botanical Gardens

http://www.fwbg.org/

(wrap up a picnic)
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1626,133179-248193,00.html

4. Take a look in a book
Go to readings and events at your local library

http://arlingtonlibrary.org/locationsetc/uce.aspxhttp://www.fortworthgov.org/library/

Barnes and Noble has them too:

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/storelocator/stores.aspx?pagetype=storeList&city=&state=&zip=76002&x=0&y=0#content

(top of the muffin to ya)

http://kidshealth.org/kid/recipes/recipes/muffins.html

5. Catch a free flick:

http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/familyfilmfestivalschedule.aspx

(sneak in a snack mix)

http://kidshealth.org/kid/recipes/recipes/snack_mix.html

6. All Aboard:

http://www.fortworthchild.com/calevent.asp?calevtid=9801

(yo-go)

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/the-surreal-gourmet/granola-yogurt-berry-parfait-recipe/index.html

7. Culture Club:

https://www.kimbellart.org/Exhibitions/Kimbell-Exhibitions.aspx

(save some dough)

http://kidshealth.org/kid/recipes/recipes/pretzel.html

8. A touch of magic:

http://www.learningwhilelaughing.com/

(deceptively delicious disappearing brownies)

http://family.go.com/food/recipe-281285-deceptively-delicious-brownies-t/

9.Catch a Concert:

http://www.cityofkeller.com/index.aspx?page=15&recordid=850&returnURL=%2findex.aspx

(music to my mouth)

http://family.go.com/food/recipe-ew-504707-barbecued-chicken-burritos-t/

10. The Sky's the Limit:

http://www.fortworthchild.com/calevent.asp?calevtid=9093

(cheese it up)

http://family.go.com/food/recipe-ew-504774-no-bake-macaroni—cheese-t/

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One Comment to “Free Stuff”

  1. LOVE this list!!! Totally going to the hot air balloon show!

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