6 Awesome Apps to Find Budget-Friendly Family Activities

Finding budget-friendly family activities can be a challenge sometimes. This is especially true if you have a wide range of ages in your family. Plus, weeding through all of the potential options during an online search can be extremely time consuming. And as parents, time is not a luxury that we generally have a lot of. So we have found some of the most awesome apps to help you find great budget-friendly family activities.


Groupon can be used to find all sorts of products and activities. In fact, it is one of the most widely used apps to find leisure activities and get huge discounts. We have used Groupon to get deals on things such as:

  • Bowling
  • Mini-golf
  • Trampoline park
  • Wildlife adventure
  • Corn maze
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Hayrides
  • Roller skating
  • Ice skating

And to sweeten the deal even more, I usually use either my Ebates or Honey extensions. These extensions help me get more money back on my Groupon purchases. Right now, Ebates is offering 6% back on all Groupon purchases, plus Groupon will run sales frequently reducing the rates even more. Therefore, by combining the Groupon deals and one of the extensions, I save even more money!

The Groupon app is free and is offered on both Android and Apple platforms.


Eventbrite is an app that we have been using for many years now that has come in extreme handy. We have been able to find a ton of budget-friendly family activities via the app that we would have been hard pressed to find otherwise. Eventbrite breaks things down into groups and categories, which makes it extremely user friendly.

For example, you can search by:

  • age group
  • interest
  • date
  • city

This way, you can search ahead of time if you are planning to take your family somewhere. Mapping potential activities out ahead of time can make everything so much easier when it is a family event. Plus, a lot of the events on the app are free, so this can really help your overall budget.

The Eventbrite app is offered on both Android and Apple, so anybody can get a hold of it. Oh yeah, and the best part is that it is FREE!


Yuggler is a great app for finding budget-friendly family activities. In fact, it is extremely easy to use and can help you save hundreds of dollars. This is a huge bonus!

They way it works is by using your GPS location on your phone to search for activities near you. Little bubbles will pop up near you denoting which types of activities may be available. They are broken down into different categories, such as:

  • Eat
  • Play
  • Shop
  • Camp
  • Sports

This makes it easier for you to narrow down your options based on what you are searching for. Currently, the Yuggler app costs $.99 in the Apple store and is not yet offered on Android devices.

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Field Trip

The Field Trip app is a great way to learn more about your own city, not just others. This app is loaded onto your phone and operates in the background. It is constantly searching for new and interesting things near you to tell you about. When it comes across something of interest, it will give you a notice to alert your attention.

This app is akin to having a tour guide ride along with you on your adventures. They are currently reworking the Android app, but you can still get the Field Trip app on Apple right now. This is another app that is free, so what have you got to lose to give it a try?


While most of us think of Yelp as only a search engine, it is also an app. And it is one of the most widely used apps for finding activities with associated reviews. Although, not as many people review on Yelp as other platforms, it can help you find some interesting things to do near you.

You can search for food options, entertainment, festivals, etc. The Yelp app will also give you directions directly from the app, to make getting to your destination just a bit easier. And if you are on the hunt for family-friendly restaurants, you can not only find a plethora of them, but make reservations directly from the app.

Just like most of the other apps we have mentioned, Yelp is a free app. It can be found in both the Android Google Play store and Apple iTunes store.

Oh, Ranger! Park Finder

If your family are big into outdoor adventures, then this is a great app for your arsenal. This app will help you find local, regional or national parks in any location you request. This is one of the most comprehensive list of parks and all they have to offer. The app will tell you things about each park, such as:

  • Entry fee, if any
  • Hours of operation
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Concessions
  • Lodging
  • Special events

That is a very exhaustive list and makes life so much easier when you are searching for something specific. Another great perk is that the Oh, Ranger! Park Finder app is offered for free on both Android and Apple.

Budget-Friendly Family Activities

Overall, there are so many awesome apps to find budget-friendly family activities. Some of the apps may only work on an Apple device right now though, such as:

  • Yuggler
  • Field Trip

However, even if you have an Android device, you still have great options, such as:

  • Groupon
  • Eventbrite
  • Yelp
  • Oh, Ranger! Park Finder

Either way, the options are almost limitless for family fun and adventures. So check out some of these awesome apps and find your new favorite to help create new, awesome family memories on the cheap.

What are some of the best apps you have found to find great budget-friendly family activities?