Summer can be a tough time when it comes to budgeting. Don’t fear, in Warman there are many things your family can do to have fun without spending money. Check out this list of free, fun activities. With a little creativity you are sure to come up with even more! Check out our events calendar and our news posts on DiscoverWarman.com regularly. There’s always something fun—and free—going on in Warman.
1. Go to the Farmers’ Market
The Farmers’ Market at the parking lot of Warman City Hall is a fun place to walk around, try samples, and browse the locally grown food and crafts every Thursday from 2 pm to 6 pm. Some upcoming special event days at the Farmers Market this season: Rider Day on Thursday, August 29 (wear green and be entered in a special draw), Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, September 19 (free coffee and Timbits and live music).
2. Head to the park for a picnic or a game of tennis
Warman has many parks to discover and they are the perfect place to spend special time with friends or family. Pack a snack or a simple lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying a new park or one that you love. Bring along some outdoor games like Spike Ball, play catch or kick around a soccer ball. Get a friendly game of football going or fly a kite. If you picnic at Lions Park on Warman’s east side, you can challenge your friends to a game of horseshoes, tennis or beach volleyball. The possibilities are endless!
3. Find the local geocaches
You might be surprised at how many geocaches are hidden around Warman waiting to be found! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. You can navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. This is an exciting, family-oriented activity. To get started you’ll need a GPS and a free membership at geocaching.com. Bring your sense of adventure and have fun whether you go alone, with family or a group of friends.
4. Hit the skate park or BMX track
You’ll find scooters, skateboards, bikes and inline skates zipping around Warman’s 14,875 square foot concrete skate park at Prairie Oasis Park. This excellent facility is meant to be a challenge with a large bowl, kickers (ramps) and rails creating a combination of obstacles that appeal to beginners and the more advanced. It’s also great fun biking on Warman’s BMX track right next to the skate park. These activities bring out child-like joy learning some new skills while having a great time. Wear your safety gear!
5. Cool off at the spray park
The perfect way to cool off on a hot day is by taking advantage of our spray park. Multiple water features make it wonderfully refreshing for all ages. Pack your sunscreen and make a day of it! Eat your lunch at one of the handy picnic tables or throw a blanket on the grass, kick back and relax while the kids delight in the fun playground and run free in the expansive green space of Lions Park.
6. Go to a movie
Every Saturday at 1:00 pm head to the theatre at Warman Community Middle School for a child-friendly movie. Open to everyone (come even if you don’t have kids!), this is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, especially on a cool or rainy day. Senior/Adult movies are offered on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm. Hosted by Warman Community Library, this activity is totally free!
7. Play disc golf
Disc Golf is our newest recreational activity and it’s free to play. Bring your disc golf discs and your friends to play this popular sport. The rules are similar to tradtional golf but using discs you “tee off” by throwing towards a basket. The goal is to sink your disc in the basket with as few throws possible. It’s a great way to get some fresh air, exercise and laughter. You’ll find the disc golf course at Zane Dmytryshyn Park on Warman’s west side. Download and print a scorecard here.
8. Go canoeing or kayaking
Take a stroll over to Prairie Oasis Park where you’ll find a dock to launch your canoe or kayak. You are welcome to paddle around any pond in Warman. What better way than this to enjoy a sunset on a calm summer evening!
9. Expand your knowledge at the library
It is free to get a library card and to borrow a variety of reading and educational materials at the Warman Community Library. They offer many free services and programs for all ages. You can also use their computers for word processing and internet use. Join in on the TD Summer Reading program – check in at the library for details.
10. Go for a walk, run or bike ride
Spending time in nature is proven to have physical, mental and spiritual health benefits. So get outside and get moving! Warman has many kilometres of trails that meander through our many beautiful parks. Put in your headphones or have a friend join you as you get some quality time on the trails. If you have your canine buddy with you, head to the Off-leash Dog Park where you can continue on a path through the park’s 12 acres of open space.
Enjoy summertime in Warman and keep an eye out for activities happening throughout the season!