Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Savings for kids in the Lehigh Valley

With the kids on your hands full time this summer, entertaining them can be a challenge! Staying on budget while entertaining everyone is another story!  We're proud to be bringing families a great list of free or cheap activities they can enjoy with the whole family this summer! 

Every Activity idea has a link to more information, just click for futher details and find how you can can enjoy summer on a budget.

We will be updating the post weekly with new ideas and attractions, so be sure to check back or bookmark this page!

Outdoor Activities
Free or low cost Playground Programs
Many local municipalities offer free or low cost summer playground or park programs that create a camp like atmosphere at your local park and supervised play for kids ages 6 + (ages vary by area)

Arts & Culture
Free Outdoor Movies 
 Bring a blanket and get comfy for a movie under the stars

Deals & Steals
Free Live Music
Emmaus Music in the Park
Emmaus Community Park

Historic Bethlehem
Tunes at Twilight

Steel Stacks - Levitt Pavillion
Three free concerts every week!

Feel Good Fridays at the Promenade Shops
Sample treats and stroll through the shops with live music every Friday. Details in link

Arts & Culture
Movie Theater Deals 

Super Fun Free Summer Events

Free Zumba in the Park - Emmaus 
Every Saturday Morning

Family Yoga (kids are free)
Every Thursday and Saturday

National Night Out  check back for participating municipalities

August 1-10

Where's Waldo Emmaus
Start your hunt any day in July!


Free and low cost Attractions

Pop Jets at the Promenade Shops
everyday beginning at 11am, see link for details

Allentown City Spray Parks
Free, water infused fun! 

Yosko Spray Park
Wet and wild!

Allentown Art Museum - Free admission all Summer 
Cool indoor artsy fun!

Mack Tuck Museum - Free Admission 
perfect for the truck little lover!

Liberty Bell Museum 

Historical fun!

Farmers markets
fresh and local fun! 

Playgroups & Storytelling

Storytelling & Books

limited space available! Register now

Library reading incentive programs  
Make reading fun

Library story hours
find what your local library is offering

Nockamixon State Park

 click above to save on Crayola Experience admission buy now to use anytime! 
click above for more information

Check back for periodic updates all summer! 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lehigh Valley Summer fun Guide 2014

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After what was one of our longest winters in recent history, summer has arrived and we have your guide to keeping your kids happy this summer! We have exclusive deals, a great list of free or cheap activities, suggestions for camps and upcoming events! Keep reading!

Saving $$$ at the Crayola Experience

Check out this amazing deal from Crayola!  Save money on any upcoming admission to the Crayola Experience this summer by clicking here and purchasing tickets to be used at any time.  You will not find a better price on a ticket to the Crayola Experience anywhere! Buy now and use them anytime to beat the heat this summer!
Need plans for Father's Day? Dads get in free on Father's Day! If you purchase this exclusive limited time offer tickets here and take dad on father's day a family of 4 will save over $34 on admission which is more than 40% off regular price!
Everyone loves this local spot and it is the perfect destination for kids of any age to enjoy on a super hot summer day or a rainy wet one.
Click here to share this exclusive deal!

Free and Cheap summer fun Guide Coming seem!

We've added a brand new category to the website to help families enjoy the Lehigh Valley without breaking the bank.  Our "Cheap Summer Fun" category listing in our "Deals and Steals" section is designed to be a quick way to click through and find a great activity. We have free outdoor movies, library programs, playground programs, outdoor activities, farmer's markets and so much more.  Click here to see a full list of our free or low cost summer activities. Or click over to the event calendar and click away you can add any upcoming event to your personal calendar with a click! Stay tuned for a brand new blog post with our full list of free and cheap summer fun ideas for the Lehigh Valley.
  • Story times
  • $4 morning movies
  • Outdoor movie nights
  • Playground programs
  • Free concerts
  • Fairs and Festivals
  • And so much more!

Cool Camp!

Active Learning Centers are offering a summer leadership camp. This unique summer camp program runs with weekly themes that teach valuable leadership qualities.  Children spend most of their day outside playing. They have the opportunity to go to the swimming pool twice a week and they go on field trips once each week.
Every child enrolled in camp will also have the opportunity to take a martial arts class each day at no extra charge. Each week has a different theme and these themes are based upon leadership qualities. The activities of the week are designed to teach, encourage, and develop those traits in the children. From listening skills to problem solving, and courage to communication.

Registration is open now for this summer. Click here for registration information.
Active Learning Centers is the premier child care facility in the Lehigh Valley and there couldn't be a cooler place for your kids to spend their summer!

Upcoming Miss. Chickadee's Picks

Check out our ever growing event calendar every day this summer for something new! We are always adding fun new activities for the whole family! You can find something for daytime, evening, weekdays or weekends! Here are a few upcoming picks!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fun with Crayons at Crayola

We enjoyed a lovely day at the Crayola Experience and were thrilled to finally get to see all of the new attractions that have been added since the attraction was made over last year. We were able to spend about 3 hours at the Experience and could have stayed another few hours easily if naps hadn't been calling my kids' names (they were asleep before we hit 22!).

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This post is the first of (hopefully) many more that will introduce a special savings offer to our readers!  Keep reading and make sure to click the link at the bottom for a huge limited time discount on admission to the Crayola Experience!

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Their new attraction allowing children to make art out of melted crayons was great! They were able to paint with wax, mold their own crayon into a special shape and make spin art!

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The crayon molding station was really fun. We got to choose our color and mold a crayon into our choice of shapes! - We picked a fancy ring! These exhibits despite involving heat are 100% safe, as the machinery all has cooling equipment that makes sure everything is safe to touch before it comes out.
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The Art Alive room was really cool! This is a new addition since last year's remodel and it allows kids to draw, animate and use multiple different artistic techniques on an ipad to project a creation onto a huge wall dancing with children's artwork! Older kids could get really creative with all of the options that the application offers.

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They have a new attraction that lets your make a crayon with your name on it! You get to pick a symbol/picture and put your name in and a real crayon label gets printed for you to put onto the crayon!

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The Toddler Town space is a much appreciated addition that expands the age rage that the Crayola Experience can reach.  We loved the giant light up peg board!

Photo courtesy of Crayola
Their new multiple level playground was intimidating for our 4 year old. She was interested but never fully "took the plunge" she couldn't seem to muster the guts to climb into the 3 story climbing apparatus. This is a great way to burn energy after taking in some of the exhibits and is probably best for ages 5+ ( or brave 4 year olds)!

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We spent a long time in the Doodle in the Dark room. My kids loved chasing the animations on the floor and making the giant animated crayons move and dance with them and the glow coloring wall was really fun as well, with boards that were just their height it made it easy for them to draw on the walls.

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Baby Chickadee #1 and Baby Chickadee #2 highly recommend the giant bubble crayons as an excellent place for taking a break!

Families can save over 20% on admission to the Crayola Experience this summer by clicking here or below on the photo. This offer will close shortly don't miss out! Tickets can be used anytime if you purchase now. These also make a great gift!

If you are interested in offering a special deal for your Lehigh Valley attraction, business or event and/or would like to be featured in our blog please contact us directly by submitting a form here.

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