Inexpensive Things to Do in Saskatoon for Summer 2019!

inexpensive things to doInexpensive Things to Do in Saskatoon This Summer

  1. Take the family swimming for a loonie per person at a City of Saskatoon Outdoor Pool. Nothing spells summer quite like a refreshing dip in a pool, and you can do it on the cheap Monday to Thursday evenings after 6pm! Some restrictions apply.
  2. Speaking of pools, why not make a splash at a City of Saskatoon Paddling Pool? These facilities are FREE and come staffed with a summer student who will entertain kids with crafts and games right on-site. Check schedule for opening hours. With over 30 locations, you’re never far from a paddling pool.
  3. As well as regular performances of As You Like It or Comedy of Errors, the Community Stage at Shakespeare on Saskatchewan hosts FREE performances of dance, play-readings, poetry, spoken word, bands, and more throughout the season. Performances begin at 6pm Tuesday through Sunday, and also at noon on Sunday.
  4. Hit up a playground in Saskatoon! Scattered throughout the city on school grounds or in public green spaces, there are dozens of awesome playgrounds to choose from in Saskatoon. Play the day away, and don’t spend a penny! Check out our list of Top Ten Playgrounds in Saskatoon for 2019.
  5. Make a masterpiece at Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Program. On Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30pm and 9pm, and Saturdays between 1pm and 6pm SCYAP is open for families to drop-in and craft together at no cost!
  6. Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park should not be overlooked when it comes a cheap-ish day out. The zip-line, novelty slides, and sand/splash pad are FREE, and the train, ferris wheel, and merry-go-round will only set you back a toonie each!
  7. ‘Spare’ your change with the Kids Bowl Free program!  Register with participating local bowling alleys and receive up to 2 games per day for FREE with this program aimed at giving back to kids and communities.
  8. Grind, drop, and alley-oop at a skateboard park location in Saskatoon. These facilities won’t cost you a dime, and you can also take advantage of the FREE opportunity to have some skateboard lessons from the City of Saskatoon. See schedule for locations and times.
  9. Get up close and personal with a T-Rex at the U of S Museum of Natural Sciences! Grab the family and head to the University of Saskatchewan Biology building and behold, among other things, a full-size T-rex, mini-aquarium, and fascinating geological displays.
  10. If you’re a family of car enthusiasts, why not attend the Rock 102 Show and Shine August 16th to 18th in downtown Saskatoon? It’s FREE to set your sights on the plethora of amazing rides from times past.
  11. Walk, ride, roll, or stroll the Meewasin Valley Trail. Get your fresh air and exercise and enjoy the sights of our beautiful city on miles and miles of trail that run through the heart of city and beyond.
  12. Speaking of getting fresh air and exercise, why not branch a little further out and head to Cranberry Flats or Beaver Creek to explore the natural habitat surrounding our great city?!
  13. Take advantage of the Saskatoon Public Library FREE programming all summer long! Of course, you can always grab a book and just read, but it should also be noted that SPL offers dozens of programs for families fromDrop-in story-time to Stories in the Park.
  14. Set your sights on the heavens at the University of Saskatchewan observatory. View celestial objects free of charge with your family Saturday nights at this staffed facility! See schedule for times.
  15. Leave your wallet at home and come out and enjoy Theatre in the Park with SUM Theatre! From July 2 – 25, a performance of Young Ones will be coming to a park near you!
  16. Cheer on your favourite Dragon Boat team! July 19th and 20th is your opportunity to take the festivities at Rotary Park and, of course, watch the colourful boats take to the South Saskatchewan for a most exciting race!
  17. Hit up a spray pad with the fam! Cool off with the spray and colourful features of a spray pad in Saskatoon! Check out the new pad in Stonebridge or one of the 16 other locations in the city.
  18. Check out the Fringe Festival August 1st – 10th on Broadway. For the price of tipping a well-deserving street performer, you and your family can enjoy theatre, dancing, crafts, performances, and more at this family-friendly festival.
  19. Summer in Saskatchewan is not complete without a trip to the lake. The park fee is a small price to pay for beach memories that will last a lifetime! Check out our list of 5 lakes near Saskatoon worthy of a daytrip.
  20. If you’ve never made use of a City of Saskatoon Youth Centre, make 2018 the summer that you do! These FREE facilities (and travelling services) offer supervised opportunities to participate in sports, crafts, and music at locations around Saskatoon.
  21. Send summer out with the bang at the family-friendly and, yes, FREE Nutrien Fireworks Festival!
  22. Golfing can be affordable when KIDS GOLF FREE with the Silverwood Family Deal!
  23. Visit the Saskatchewan Railway Museum for just $4 for kids and $6 for adults Friday through Sunday and holiday Mondays until Labour Day.
  24. Grab a pair of runners and play a good old-fashioned game of soccer in the park, hosted for FREE by Saskatoon Youth Soccer!
  25. Learn all about the history of Aviation in Saskatchewan at the inexpensive Saskatchewan Aviation Museum on Hangar Road!
  26. Lesser-known but oodles of fun and always FREE… Disc Golf is a great way to get kids on the move in pursuit of a hole in fun!
  27. BOOSH! It’s always an ACE when you play Tennis for FREE on any of the amazing courts in Saskatoon.
  28. Enjoy an inexpensive craft any Saturday morning at Michaels! The kids play in the on-site crafting room while you shop!
  29. Enjoy a family movie on the cheap at Cineplex on Saturday mornings with their $3 Family-Favourites promotion or take advantage of Landmark Kid’s Day on Sundays.
  30. Chill at home! Everyone deserves it.

Happy Summer to Saskatoon families! Enjoy every minute of that precious season! School will be back before you know it…


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