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Fun for less!

Need to pinch a penny while finding fun activities to entertain the kids this summer? Walton EMC has found plenty of activities that are free or affordable in our area.

LEGO CLUB, Monroe-Walton County Library. Every Thursday, 2-5 p.m., all materials are provided free for kids and teens to build Lego creations.

SPLASH PARK, Between. Walton County residents pay only $3 for all-day entry to this new water park.

LIVE ON THE LAWN, Snellville Towne Green. Bring the family on July 22, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. to enjoy free outdoor concerts.

FAMILY FUN DAY, Athens-Clarke County Library. On June 3, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., the library kicks off its summer reading program with a free event featuring a petting zoo, touch-a-truck, arts, crafts and more.

OCONEE FARMERS MARKET, Watkinsville. Kids can enjoy free activities such as crafts and games while parents shop the Saturday market.

WORLD OF WONDER PLAYGROUND, Southeast Clarke Park, Athens. Named one of the Top 50 U.S. Playgrounds, this ADA-compliant public park features 10 slides and a climbing rock wall.

JIMMY CARTER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, Atlanta. Explore the legacy of the nation’s 39th president, and the only Georgian ever to be president. Free admission for kids 16 and younger.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA, Athens. It costs nothing to let kids explore the trails that wind through this stroller-friendly, 313-acre garden on the University of Georgia campus.

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, Atlanta. Enjoy free admission on the second Sunday of each month from noon to 5 p.m. Includes special family programming.

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS, Atlanta. Georgia library cardholders can score four free passes to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum to see Jim Henson’s Muppets and more.

ATLANTA MONETARY MUSEUM, Atlanta. The Federal Reserve Bank offers free, self-guided tours to let kids watch the automated counting and sorting of millions of dollars.