Free and Fun!

FREE Movies for Kids at Cinemaworld!

Cinemaworld is proud to announce The Summer KidFest - free films, seven days a week, all summer long! Every day at 10am, Cinemaworld features a Family-Friendly G or PG rated film for your kids to enjoy, with new movies premiering on Fridays.
  • Children are FREE. Adults are just $2 or FREE with the donation of a non-perishable food item to be donated to local food pantries. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. One adult admission or donation required for every four free child admissions. Large groups should call (401) 333-8019 to confirm availability.

Lowe's Offers a free kids workshop every Saturday at 10 am.

Not to be out done, Home Depot has a free "Kids Workshop" on the first Saturday of every month targeted for 5-12 year olds, offering projects like tool boxes, fire trucks, and mail organizers.

Bass Pro Shops offer free family and kids activities through July 17 revolving around crafts, camping and fishing

AC Moore offers free make and take kids' projects from 3-5 pm generally for kids 4 and up.

LakeShore Learning offers free crafts throughout the summer.

Michaels offers (free/low cost)make and take activities with their Passport to Fun program

Barnes and Nobles offers free children's story times. Time and dates varies by location.

Like letterboxing, geocaching is the next thing going.  It is real life treasure hunting by using clues, coordinates and a GPS (an iPhone will do).  And when you find the cache, make sure no muggles are around to see you.  There are free lite apps for the touch phones so try it out, the you and your kids will enjoy.

RI Outdoors Pursuit.
The Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit is a game to help you and your family to enjoy the recreational resources and outdoor activities our state parks have to offer, and to get moving toward a healthier lifestyle. To   play the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit, you need a minimum two-member team (one adult 18 years or older and one child under 18) and the desire to have a great time. You’ll decode clues, discover Rhode Island’s beautiful state parks and participate in fun activities and challenges - all for a chance to win great prizes. You will be invited to participate in up to seven “Pursuits” over a 12-week period. See the events page for the schedule. At each pursuit, you’ll be able to participate in free and low-cost activities such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing and children’s games. Each Pursuit will also feature music, food, environmental and health-related exhibits, and free raffles, give-a-ways and samples.  Five of the Pursuits require attendance on specific days. The remaining Pursuits are "self-guided" that you and your team can do on your own, before the Grand Finale. See the events page for a list of options to choose from.

RI Audubon Society Passport to the Trails
Explore the 10 refuges listed and find the hidden symbol.  Then record your visit with a crayon rubbing into your Passport. Complete 6 trail rubbings by September 30, 2011, and return it to receive a cool prize.  Complete all 10 and earn a little bit more, plus get entered to win the Grand Prize of Pentax Binoculars.  Go to either the Smithfield or Bristol locations (or you even might find a booklet at the REI in Cranston) and pick up the little green booklet. Then pick one of the 10 sites and start exploring.  Check out for details.

Cycling in the Ocean State
Blackstone River Valley Bike Trails
East Bay Bike Path
William C O'Neill Bike Path
East Coast Greenway
Fred Lippet Woonasquatucket River Bikeway