The Real Deal: How to entertain kids during the winter, and how to save

Admission at many parks can be pricey, but Janice Lieberman found ways to grab a discount to make parents and kids happy.

News 12 Staff

Jan 10, 2023, 12:32 PM

Updated 551 days ago

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Winter is a tough time to entertain the kids, but as News 12's consumer reporter Janice Lieberman tells us in The Real Deal there are great deals out there to keep them busy.

Admission at many parks can be pricey, but she found ways to grab a discount to make parents and kids happy.

At the American Dream Mall, you can grab twilight admission, where you can access all the great rides and attractions for the last two hours of operations for $39 to $55 less than prime hours.
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Want to hit the outdoor slopes? For skiing and snow tubing, many resorts in the area - like Mount Peter in Warwick, New York, and Mountain Creek in Vernon, New Jersey - offer the biggest discounts if you are willing to go in the late afternoon or early evening, you can save $20 to $30 off regular priced lift tickets.

Don’t forget about your local libraries, you don’t have to just go to read or take out books, many have a calendar of free events and entertainment for kids, and families.

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum offers free admission on Thursdays between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., but you must reserve your tickets in advance. Check out other local museums to see if there are any free or discounted times.

Look for student, senior and veteran’s discounts.

Check social media or Groupon for local discounts to events in your area and at the parks.

Don’t forget to pack snacks, drinks and lunch as that can really jack up your bill.
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