Writing these posts about cheap and or free things to do with kids in Western MA each month is one of my favorite posts to provide for you each month! I hope you enjoy this great list and that it blesses your family to know what’s going on! If you’re wondering how I define “cheap” when looking for things in this guide, typically look for events that will either cost the entire family less than $20.00 or no more than $5.00 per person. The majority of this guide is date specific, so grab your calendar and plan your month! Also if you loved this list, share it with a friend! Send it to their Facebook or email them!
Cheap/Free Things To Do With Kids In Western MA This September
September 13: Did you know that the library is full of museum passes? Many offer FREE admission. Check out what yours has to offer and plan an adventure! Free.
September 14: At The Notch Visitor’s Center, every Thursday until October 8th, learn what old bones have to say at Speaking With Skulls. You might think that the dead don’t talk, but you’d be surprised! Come examine the skulls of local animals and see what a bunch of old bones can tell you. Meet at the picnic table behind the kiosk. In case of rain, meet in Visitors Center. 3:30-4:00PM
September 15: The Big E! opens today! Special admission rate today only! $10.00 for adults. Kids 5 and under, and military are free. West Springfield, MA.
September 16: The Red Sox played the Tampa bay Rays last night! Did they win? Kids eat free at 99 Restaurant with the purchase of an adult meal when the Red Sox win! Check to see who won and head on down!
September 17: Last Day of Lee Founders Weekend, 10:00 am. Downtown Lee, MA. Free.
September 18: Explore the public art installations of Art In The Orchard in Easthampton, MA. Free
September 19: Check out this list of 30 Things To Do With Kids In Holyoke MA! There is something for everyone in Holyoke!
September 20: It’s Story Time at the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum! Free with admission. 2:30PM
September 21: Go for a hike at the Whiting Street Reservoir in Holyoke. Stroller friendly. Free.
September 22: Have you visited a pumpkin patch yet? Plan your trip!
September 23: Visit the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Gardens. Springfield Museums. Free.
September 24: Mike’s Maze in Sunderland is open weekends through November 5th. This corn maze is 8 acres and this year’s maze is a visible postcard sending a cosmic message from the surface of the planet “Greetings from Earth: The Pale Blue Dot.”
September 25: Need an easy weeknight meal? Maid Rite Sandwiches come together quickly and is a family favorite!
September 26: Visit Heritage State Park and take a spin on the Merry-Go-Round. Open Noon-4PM.
September 27: Explore the Tuesday Market farmers market in downtown Northampton. 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Free music and entertainment. Located near the parking garage. Northampton, MA
September 28: Visit an apple orchard!
September 29: Have you decided what you’re going to be for Halloween? Head to a second hand store like Savers and see if you can DIY your costume!
September 30: Explore downtown Northampton and stop at the redesigned Pulaski park with it’s brand-new playground. Free.