Thrifty Thursday: Frugal Summer Fun!

Summer fun does not have to be costly, on Good Day PA‘s Thrifty Thursday segment, Sarah Mock of shared Frugal Fun For The Family.

State Parks

Photo by Sarah Mock
hoto by Sarah Mock

Sarah’s family favorite is Gifford Pinchot State Park.
· Free swimming in the lake at the Quaker Race Day Use Area (at your own risk)
· 4 Miles of Bike trails
· 18 miles of hiking trails
· Horseback riding (bring your own horse)
· Camping with tent sites starting at $19 per night! Plus they have Cabins, Yurts, Modern cabins and RV sites.
· 18 hole disk golf course. No fee!

Free outdoor movies
· Dauphin County offers Movies and music throughout the summer at various locations
· York Township Park Has Friday Movies
· York City Summer Movie Series at Kiwanis Lake

Summer Reading programs
· Check with your local libraries for the summer reading programs.

Tennis for kids
·Free tennis lessons at 21 locations in York county.
·Ages 7-16
·Tennis For Kids sessions run 9:00-11:00 AM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday June 22 through July 24, 2015 weather permitting and unless otherwise determined.

$1 movies
· Many theaters will have second run moves for $1. They are family friendly and often will have deals on concessions too!

Photo by Sarah Mock
Photo by Sarah Mock

Amusement parks reduce rates
· Sunset Pack (Sunset admission, 1 snack voucher, 1 game ticket)
· Hershey Entertainment concert ticket discount
· Military discounts
· 2 Day Play Pack

~Dutch Wonderland
· Summer Value Pack (admission, souvenir cup, 1 game ticket)
· Purchase online 7 or 3 days ahead for discounts
· Smart Day Ticket. Save $8 on select dates.


· Free Admission only pay for rides
· Sundown Plan M-F
· Bargain Night Wednesday & Fridays starting at 6pm. $10 per person or $7.50 per person under 48″ tall.
· Watch for online deals such as Buy one Get One Free Ride All Day bands.

Pick Your own fruit
· raspberries, blueberries, peaches

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