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!

30 Cheap/Free Things To Do With Kids In Western MA This September

30 cheap or free things to do with kids in the Northampton, MA area this September 2016.

September 1: Free outdoor movie at Look Park Pines Theater. 7:45 PM. Space Jam. $7.00 Vehicle entry into the park applies. Northampton, MA

September 2: It’s the last week for Scoop on Poop at the Springfield Museums! Fish do it, frogs do it, pythons, eagles and elephants do it, yet “poop” is one of those subjects we find difficult to talk about with a straight face. Kids, however, are positively fascinated by it, which provides a great opportunity for learning and exploration.  Springfield residents and active duty military are free with valid ID. If that’s not you, you can save money on your visit by checking out a pass from your local library. Springfield, MA

September 3: Back to school bingo at the Sixteen Acres Library in Springfield, MA. 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Free

You will have a blast at Retreat Farm!

September 4: Visit Retreat Farm in Brattleboro, VT! I know it isn’t in Western Mass, but it’s a close day trip and it closes after  Labor Day. Read about our trip here. $5.00 admission. Brattleboro, VT

September 5:  Get the family together and grab a table at IHOP®! Purchase one adult entrée and you’ll get one kids’ meal absolutely FREE! Yes, free! It’s one great time for the whole family.
Pick your adult entrée, then let your kid choose one of these meals, FREE! Valid Sept 1 – Sept 25. Multiple Locations.

September 6: Today is National Read A Book Day! Visit the library or find a read aloud of your favorite book on You Tube!

September 7: Ice Cream Party & Lawn Games at the Indian Orchard Library, Springfield MA. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Free.

September 8: Soapy Clean Up Party at the Northampton Parent’s Center. Join the center as they get ready for the year with an indoor car wash party! 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Basement of Edward’s Church, Northampton, MA. Free.

September 9:  Friday night lights! Head to your town’s high school football game! Grab popcorn and cheer! Price varies.

September 10: Children author’s book signing and reading.  Natasha Lowe will be at World Eye with her newest release,”The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel!” Readings at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM. World Eye Book Shop, Greenfield, MA. Free

September 11: Instrument Petting Zoo and free demo music classes for kids at Northampton Community Music Center. 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  Northampton Community Music Center, Northampton, MA Free

September 12: Free play group! Opening day at the Northampton Parent’s Center. 9:30 AM – 11:30 PM Basement of Edward’s Church, Northampton, MA. Free.

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: Holyoke State Park nature event. Night Noises: WHO is Going Bump in My Night?! Ease uncertainty and fears by learning just WHO is making that NOISE in your child’s night!!  Discover the many animals and insects that fill the night with sound and what they are up to during their nighttime wanderings. Children ages 4 – 7 (siblings welcome).  Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitor Center 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Free.

September 15: The Red Sox played the Yankees 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 16: The Big E in West Springfield opens today. Special admission rate today only! $10.00 for adults. Kids 5 and under are free. West Springfield, MA .

September 17: Lee Founders Weekend parade, 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!
Horses At Holyoke Merry Go Round

September 20: Free yo-yo class at A to Z Learning Store. Come learn basic and advanced tricks with professionals. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Northampton, MA. Free

September 21: Go for a hike at the Whiting Street Reservoir in Holyoke. Stroller friendly. Free.

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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: Littlefest at Springfield Public Libraries and Museums. Enjoy crafts, stories, snacks and fun! Springfield, MA locations. More info. 

September 25: Make Minions Mac & Cheese cups for dinner!

Minions Mac and Cheese Cups Featured Image

September 26:  Story time takes place at 11:00 am in the upper level near Pottery Barn. Holyoke Mall, Holyoke, MA Free

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 Pulaski park. Free.


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