For scores of people right now, tuttavia, those plans are pretty much out the window — or at least put on hold.
The cost of a trip to Disney World or Disneyland can quickly surge into the thousands of dollars once park passes, shuttle travel, accommodations, airline tickets, incidentals and more are factored into the equation.
Parents and kids can have a good time this summer while also taking control of the costs and the scheduling.
ecco 10 fun summer activities the whole family can enjoy without breaking the bank.
1. Have some backyard fun
Parents and caregivers can put a lot of pressure of themselves to try to keep their kids happy. Ma this Virginia mother — like plenty of others, to be sure — discovered that you don’t need a ton of money to be creative. I bought an all-purpose pop-up sun tent for the beach — and used it in the backyard as a fort, which is great fun for kids ages 3-12.
Check your local stores’ prices or go online, as the costs vary.
Add a child-sized beach chair, blankets, pillows and towels for the inside of the tent. Pull together some healthy snacks and add drinks to a cooler for convenience.
Around the yard, set up a sprinkler or a baby pool to cool off in if there’s no pool (make sure to watch all young children closely around any body of water, no matter how shallow the water may be).