Fun Family Activity Apps
by Bev Bachel
If you’re sick of hearing your kids say they’re “bored” on the weekends or during the long summer months, you’re not alone. This is where free apps like Yuggler can come in handy. Developed by two brothers, Yuggler offers offline activity ideas—with tips and photos—that come from Yuggler parent users, not from advertisers.
These features not only help you find activities that are age- and interest-appropriate for your kids, but they also save you time. Yuggler also comes with a unique feature that can save you money. “We curate and review Groupon’s data and match over 10,000 deals for kids’ activities with our data to help parents save as much as 70% on the activities they and their kids are most interested in,” says Thomas Bodenski, a dad and Yuggler co-founder.
Based on that research and conversations with parents worldwide, Bodenski says the best activity apps include three important features:
1. Engaging, human-created content that changes frequently
2. The ability to search that content anytime, anywhere, using keywords and classifications that are meaningful to you
3. The ability to add activities to your calendar, set alerts and organize your family’s fun
In addition to Yuggler, here are four other activity apps that are free, available on the App Store and Google Play, and also get high marks from both moms and dads:
Discover popular and recommended events, festivals, classes and more with this user-friendly app. You can even personalize which events you see based on your kids’ ages and interests.
Want to make driving more interesting and find fun activities no matter where you go? Field Trip uses your phone’s location to automatically notify you when something interesting—an event, a museum, an outdoor art exhibit, for instance—is nearby. If you have a headset, the app will read the information to you. Field Trip will even detect when you’re driving and “talk” to you and your kids about interesting things taking place around you.
If you want to know what’s happening “near” you, Nearify is the app for you. From nearby art and tumbling classes to outdoor concerts and fun runs, this app will keep you and your kids on the go.
Bird festivals. Movie nights. Species spotting. Scenic drives. These are just a few of the outdoor family activities this app will help you find. Featuring every national and state park in America, plus wildlife refuges, recreation areas and more, Oh, Ranger! is like having a personal park tour guide in the palm of your hand. Choose from 20 different activity categories and easily access directions, phone numbers and related websites.
Freelance writer Bev Bachel lives in Minneapolis and uses her phone to talk, text and email friends and family around the world. She’s the author of What Do You Really Want? How to Set a Goal and Go For It!
More TECHNOLOGY ...
- Apps to Purchase Event Tickets at Discounted Prices
- Virtual Pet Apps That Teach Children Responsibility
- Best Music Making Apps & Sites for Kids
- Instagram Do's and Don't's
- Music Streaming Apps Teens Love
- Make Your Smartphone Your Personal Trainer
- 3 Free Texting Apps Kids Love
- Best Apps for Young Aspiring Writers
- Help Make Your Kid a 'Maker'
- Best Foreign Language Apps for Kids
- Best Goal-Setting Apps for Kids
- Best Reading Apps for Kids
- Smart Educational Apps for Kids
- Spend Less with These In-Store Apps
- Worthy Personal Finance Apps
- Get Organized with These 3 Apps
- Meditation Apps that Lower Stress
- Hot New Beauty Apps You'll Love
- Sleep Better Thanks to These Mobile Apps
- Pocket App: Changing Reading While On-the-Go
- Ready, Set, Relax Apps
- Apps to Monitor Your Nutrition
- Apps to Help You Care for the Elderly
- Fun Family Activity Apps
- Photo Apps That'll Make You Look Like a Star
- Make Your Family A Digital Scrapbook
- Keep Kids Learning All Year Round
- Travel Apps For Last-Minute Vacations
- Getting Started with Mobile Payment Apps
- The 5 Most Appetizing Meal Delivery Apps
- Mobile Calendar App Time-Savers
- What Your Teens Should Know Before Using Snapchat
- Tell Visual Stories With Your Smartphone
- How To Use Photoshop Mix
- Best Free Mobile Video Editing Apps
- Best Photo Apps To Download Now
- Do You Really Need a Fitbit?
- Get Organized With Online Appointment Scheduling
- Best Apps for On-the-Go Business Owners
- Top 5 Healthcare Apps Right Now
- 5 Best Fitness Apps
- Must-Have Apps for New York City
- Time-Saving Apps for Moms
- There's a Map for That
Article: Copyright © 2016 Studio One Networks. All rights reserved.
"Fun Family Activity Apps"