Admission is Free for Kids at San Diego Zoo, Sea World, LEGOLAND & More in October

Admission is Free for Kids at San Diego Zoo, Sea World, LEGOLAND & More in October

October 1, 2013 |  by  |  Free for Kids, San Diego  |  No Comments

For a great day trip or weekend with the family this month, head to sunny San Diego where admission to the Zoo, Safari Park, Sea World and LEGOLAND are all free for kids. Yes, you heard right. All FREE for children depending on their age and the attraction.

At the San Diego Zoo, home to 3,700 rare and endangered mammals, birds and reptiles, admission is free for kids ages 11 and under.

It’s the same for the zoo’s sister site, the 1,800-acre San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where animals roam free in vast expanses designed to mimic their native habitats of Africa and Asia.

At SeaWorld San Diego admission is free for one child, ages 3 to 9, with one full-paid adult admission. The same free admission rules apply for Dine with Shamu. Additionally, kids, ages 10 to 12, can participate for free in SeaWorld’s Dolphin Encounter and Dolphin and Beluga Interaction Programs with one paid adult participation (kids must be at least 48″ tall).

LEGOLAND® California Resort and its companion attraction, the SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium, are offering a free one-day Child Hopper Ticket for one kid, ages 12 and under, with purchase of a full-price one-day Adult Hopper Ticket.

Want more? Kids ages 12 and under get in free to 30+ San Diego museums with one paid adult admission. Just print out this coupon from the San Diego Museum Council and your kids can visit places like  the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, the U.S.S. Midway and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps for free anytime during their open hours in October. Some museums may have to collect your coupon so print out several to have on hand.

But wait, there’s even more! Check out the list of free- for-kids offers at restaurants, hotels and cruises at the San Diego Visitors and Convention Bureau.  And if you fancy a train trip, kids rides free on the Amtrak Surfliner from as far north as San Luis Obispo to Oceanside, Old Town San Diego or San Diego Downtown. One child ages 2 – 15 ride free with one adult paid ticket reserved at least 3 days in advance.

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Free LEGO Workshop for Kids Tuesday August 6!

Free LEGO Workshop for Kids Tuesday August 6!

Kids get to build and keep a cool LEGO mini-build set at their local LEGO store on Tuesday August 6. This month’s LEGO model is an outdoor BBQ grill.

Kids ages 6 to 14 are invited to build the brick mini grill at the free monthly workshop starting at 5pm. No reservations are necessary but each store has a limited supply of mini-build kits,  so get to the LEGO store early.

While the kits are not available for sale, kids can  download the instructions on how to build each mini model for free on the LEGO website. So if you can’t make it to Tuesday’s free workshop or if there is no LEGO store nearby you’ll be able re-create the mini-build model with your LEGO bricks at home. Right now the site has all the instructions from all the 2013 workshops available.

More free fun: Download the Free monthly LEGO store calendar. Each calendar comes with fun ideas, a list of the store’s events and coupons!

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Free Home Depot Kids Workshop Saturday August 3

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop Saturday August 3

For FREE things to do with kids this weekend, try Home Depot’s free kid’s workshop tomorrow, August 3, 2013! Kids get to build their own Home Depot Load ‘n Go truck, 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is now required to participate. But it’s online and easy to do. Click Here to sign your child up!  Choose the tab “Kids Workshops.”

Home Depot’s free workshops for kids are offered at all stores every first Saturday of the month. At each workshop, kids are introduced to a new project and are taught do-it-yourself skills and tool safety. In addition to keeping their handmade project, each child receives a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

If you’re looking for more fun afterwards, Lakeshore Learning stores hold free craft events every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.

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Free LEGO Friends Mini Model Building Event August 1

Free LEGO Friends Mini Model Building Event August 1

LEGO stores have rolled out another surprise FREE mini-build workshop — this one on Thursday, August 1, for fans of their Friends brand.

The LEGO Friends mini model building event gives kids ages 6 to 14 the instructions and the bricks to create and decorate a mini jewelery box. Then they can take home their LEGO creation for free!

Supplies are limited to 150 kits per store. These free mini-build events are so popular that kids line up two hours before the start time of 5 p.m. to assure themselves an opportunity to participate. Check with your local store to find out if there are any special arrangements for the event, so you don’t miss out.

More free fun: Read our post about the free LEGO Club, free LEGO magazine and more!

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Build a LEGO Crab at Free Kids Workshop Tuesday July 2!

Build a LEGO Crab at Free Kids Workshop Tuesday July 2!

Young LEGO maniacs looking for free fun can create and keep a cool crab mini model at their nearest LEGO store on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

Kids ages 6 to 14 can build the crab at the free monthly mini build workshop at LEGO stores. Workshop starts at 5pm. No reservations are necessary but each store has a limited supply of mini-build kits,  so get to the LEGO store early.

While the kits are not available for sale, kids can  download the instructions on how to build each mini model for free on the LEGO website. So if you can’t make it to Tuesday’s free workshop or if there is no LEGO store nearby you’ll be able re-create the mini-build model with your LEGO bricks at home. Right now the site has all the instructions from all the 2013 workshops available.

More free fun: Download the Free monthly LEGO store calendar. Each calendar comes with fun ideas, a list of the store’s events and coupons!

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Free Star Wars LEGO Mini-Kit at Toys R Us Saturday May 4!

Free Star Wars LEGO Mini-Kit at Toys R Us Saturday May 4!

The force will definitely be with your kids on Saturday, May 4 when they get and build a FREE Star Wars mini LEGO kit for free!

The free fun happens at participating Toy R Us stores noon – 2pm. It’s in celebration of the unofficial Star Wars Day as in “May the Fourth be With You!” The freebie LEGO mini-build kit is a Stealth Starfighter as seen in the Cartoon Nertwork Show, The Yoda Chronicles debuting May 29. The free kit is for kids ages 5 and up; parental supervision required at all times.

Free Star Wars LEGO mini magazine

As an added bonus, kids will get a free LEGO Star Wars mini magazine! You can also pick up the mini magazine freebie at all LEGO stores May 4 and May 5.

Can’t make it to Toys R Us or a LEGO store? Check out the online Star Wars LEGO Store on May 4 for the debut of a free online game LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles. The game will be available as a free download for iPhone and iPad, and players can toggle between the two apps. Only part of several game levels are being released, with the rest slated for when the Android version is available this summer.

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Build a LEGO Lamb for Free at Mini Workshop Tuesday April 2!

It’s no April Fool’s — LEGO stores offer a FREE mini build workshop Tuesday, April 1 and kids can make and take home lamb built with LEGO bricks!

Free LEGO Lamb Kit

Free LEGO Mini Build Kit!

Every first Tuesday of the month, kids ages 6 to 14 can build a specially themed mini kit at any LEGO store. Workshops start at 5pm. No reservations are necessary but each store has a limited supply of mini-build kits so get to the LEGO store early.

While the kits are not available for sale, kids can get the instructions on how to build each mini model for free on the LEGO website. So if you can’t make Tuesday’s free workshop or if there is no LEGO store nearby you’ll be able re-create the mini-build model with your LEGO bricks at home.
Free Exclusive Splinter Key Chain with LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ purchases of $75 or more! Valid 4.1.13 - 4.30.13 or while supplies last.
More free fun: Download the Free monthly LEGO store calendar. Each calendar comes with fun ideas, a list of the store’s events and coupons!

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Kids Eat Free at Outback Steakhouse on Easter!

There’s an Easter surprise waiting for you this Sunday at Outback Steakhouse — kids eat free!

On Sunday, March 31,  when you buy an adult entree, your child can order a free kids meal. Just say “Kids Eat Free” to your server. Limit four per table.

The offer is valid for kids ages 10 years and under. Free Kids Meal choices are from the Joey Menu only and include an entrée and choice of drink. Offer valid for lunch or dinner, dine-in or Curbside Take-Away®.

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Build a LEGO Sea Turtle at Free Kids Workshop Tuesday March 5!

Young LEGO maniacs looking for free fun can create and keep a cool sea turtle mini model at their nearest LEGO store on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Free, Exclusive LEGO Star Wars Republic Frigate with $50 LEGO Star Wars order. Valid 3.1.13 - 3.31.13

Kids ages 6 to 14 can build the sea turle at the free monthly mini build workshop at LEGO stores. Workshop starts at 5pm. No reservations are necessary but each store has a limitedd supply of mini-build kits so get to the LEGO store early.

While the kits are not available for sale, kids can get the instructions on how to build each mini model for free on the LEGO website. So if you can’t make Tuesday’s free workshop or if there is no LEGO store nearby you’ll be able re-create the mini-build model with your LEGO bricks at home.

More free fun: Download the Free monthly LEGO store calendar. Each calendar comes with fun ideas, a list of the store’s events and coupons!

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Kids Build a Race Car at Free Home Depot Workshop Saturday!

February 28, 2013 |  by  |  Free for Kids  |  No Comments

For FREE things to do for kids this Saturday, go to Home Depot where kids can build a nifty wooden race car for free!  At the free kids workshop on  March 2, 2013, kids can paint and put stickers on the car, making it look like a NASCAR entry.

Children ages 5 to 12 can build the race car 9 a.m. to noon, no reservations required.

Home Depot’s free workshops for kids are offered at all stores every first Saturday of the month. At each workshop, kids are introduced to a new project and are taught do-it-yourself skills and tool safety. In addition to keeping their handmade project, each child receives a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

If you’re looking for more fun afterwards, Lakeshore Learning stores hold free craft events every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.

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