Penny Pinching: 5 Way to Have Fun On A Budget

. May 31, 2018.

Here are five family activities that won’t break the bank!

Discover outdoor adventures

You’ll find plenty to do at one of the many parks in the Wood County Park District this summer. Paddle in the pond at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, take the plunge and rappel down a cliff at Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve, or embark on a family geocaching adventure. Not enough? Take advantage of archery, fishing and hands-on learning programs offered at various parks. You’re sure to find something for everyone.

419-353-1897 |

Lace up the skates

Kids and adults alike will have a blast at enjoy spending time at Rolling Thunder Skating & Family Fun Center, whether out on the roller skating rink or playing games in the arcade. On Mondays in summer from 6:30-8:30pm, enjoy $1 admission and $3 skate rental.

2225 Keith Pkwy, Findlay
419-422-7227 |

Get onboard for railroad history

Learn about railroad history and see model size, to quarter-scale, to full scale trains at the Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation. A train ride on the quarter-scale model is included in the admission cost, which is $2, or only $1 for children 12 years and younger.

12505 C.R. 99, Findlay
419-423-2995 |

Catch an outdoor movie

Enjoy a good movie and traditional movie theater prices at the Tiffin Drive-In Theater, a perfect choice for families. Two movies are shown each evening. Free for children under the age of 4, $5 for children ages 5-12 and seniors. $8 for teens and adults. Bring a van full of people for $25, as well as permission for outside food and drink for an extra $5.

4101 N State Route 53, Tiffin
877-343-5334 |

Enjoy unique artwork

Looking for something fun and unique? Explore a collection of art from children’s books, a big slide, and a gift shop at The Mazza Museum, which offers free admission every day.

1000 N Main St, Findlay
419-434-4421 |