Inexpensive Family Friendly Summer Fun in the Tri Cities Washington
Well, summer is here at last, days are warming up, kids are out of school and fun summer activities are popping out everywhere in the Tri Cities, Washington area. As I was looking around for things to do this summer that were relatively inexpensive to do with the kids I came across a bunch of activities! Something fun for the whole family are the free or $1 movies at the local movie theaters. There are also summer bowling passes at the local bowling alley, reading programs for kids, discounts at a variety of places, and summer workshops just to name a few. For a complete list of all the places I found see below! Hope you have enjoyable summer with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or those special kids in your life!
Kids Bowl Free Summer Pass
Go Bowl Lanes in Pasco and Atomic Bowl in Richland both are participating in the Kids Bowl Free Summer event. The Kids Bowl Free Pass starts at $24.95 and covers up to 4 adults and 6 children, it includes 2 games a day throughout summer. Standard Shoe rates apply for both Go Bowl Lanes and Atomic Bowl. Go Bowl Lanes is open Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Atomic Bowl is open 7 days a week 10:00am to Midnight.
Lowes and Home Depot Kids Workshops
Both the Lowes and Home Depot are offering Kid’s Workshops this summer to teach kids how to build woodwork. The Lowes workshop will be held on Saturdays at 10:00am. Register for the workshops online, the first two that are online are June 26 (building a monster truck) and July 10 (building a ball and cup game). The first 50 kids to register will get the kit to build what they registered for, an apron, and goggles. The Home Depot workshop will be the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am until 12:00pm at all stores. July 3 kids will get to build a periscope and then on August 7 kids will get to build a school bus pencil organizer.
Summer Reading Programs
The Mid-Columbia Libraries and Barnes & Noble are all having summer reading programs for kids to keep them reading through summer. The Mid-Columbia Libraries’ summer reading program gives prizes and coupons to local restaurants or businesses to any child who reads for 15 hours; visit any Mid-Columbia Library or go online to register your child for the reading program. The Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Passport allows a child to pick a book off of a grade level list once the child has read 8 books and filled out their passport, which can be downloaded online.
Free Movies at the Mall
Regal Columbia 8 at the Columbia Center Mall in Kennewick, Washington will be having their Free Summer Movies Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00am beginning June 22 and going through August 19.
June 22 – 24: Tale of Desperaux (G)
June 29 – July 1: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G)
Astro Boy (PG)
July 6 – 8: Charlotte’s Web (G)
Planet 51 (PG)
July 13 – 15: Rugrats: The Movie (G)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)
July 20 – 22: Rugrats in Paris (G)
Kung Fu Panda (PG)
July 27 – 29: Wallace and Gromit (G)
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (PG)
August 3 – 5: Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (G)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)
August 10 – 12: Doogal (G)
Hotel for Dogs (PG)
August 17 – 19: Muppets from Space (G)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)
Free Movies at Fairchild
Fairchild Cinemas off Rd 68 in Pasco, Washington will be having their Free Summer Movies Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00am beginning June 22 and going through August 19.
June 22 – 24: Curious George (G)
Aliens in the Attic (PG)
June 29 – July 1: Planet 51 (PG)
Astro Boy (PG)
July 6 – 8: Alvin and the Chipmonks: The Squeakquel (PG)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)
July 13 – 15: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)
July 20 – 22: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)
Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)
July 27 – 29: The Tooth Fairy (PG)
Hotel for Dogs (PG)
August 3 – 5: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)
Furry Vengeance (PG)
August 10 – 12: Shorts (PG)
The Spy Next Door (PG)
August 17 – 19: Surprise Final Film!
$1 Movies at Carmike
Carmike Cinemas in Kennewick, Washington will be having their summer movie series on Tuesdays, these began on June 8, movies cost $1 and there are $1 soda and popcorn specials also at 10:00am.
June 8: Night at the Museum
June 15: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
June 22: Aliens in the Attic
June 29: Ice Age
July 6: Ice Age: The Meltdown
July 13: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
July 20: Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
July 27: Alvin and the Chipmonks
August 3: Alvin and the Chipmonks: The Squeakquel
August 10: Tooth Fairy
As I find more to do this summer I will make sure to post it!