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25 Free and Low-cost Visitation Ideas for Non-custodial Parents

Having Fun Together Doesn't Have to Cost a Lot of Money


25 Free and Low-cost Visitation Ideas for Non-custodial Parents

Visit your local library together. The books are free, and the quality time spent together is priceless.

Photo © Glenda Powers

What do you and your kids do together during your typical visitation times? If you're growing tired of eating out, and you don't want to spend a lot of money, mix up your visitation plans with these quick and easy ideas. After all, having fun together and building your relationship doesn't have to cost a lot of money!

  1. Go to a park.
  2. Read a book.
  3. Make a collage.
  4. Watch the sunset.
  5. Paint rocks.
  6. Go for a hike.
  7. Visit a petting zoo.
  8. Ride bikes together.
  9. Visit the library at story hour.
  10. Draw portraits of one another.
  11. Visit a nursing home together.
  12. Go to a matinee.
  13. Visit a pet store and name all the fish.
  14. Play basketball at a local park or community center.
  15. Collect bugs, leaves, rocks, or shells.
  16. Listen to each other's favorite CDs.
  17. Attend a sporting event at your local high school.
  18. Make a mural with sidewalk chalk.
  19. Pet kittens at a local animal shelter.
  20. Window-shop downtown.
  21. Go to a local children's museum on "Dollar Night."
  22. Play kid-friendly computer games together at the local library.
  23. Feed the ducks at a nearby pond.
  24. Visit a local airport and watch the planes come in.
  25. Paint a vase, frame, or plate at a pottery studio.

Check the community calendar section of your local newspaper for more great ideas.

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