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Budget Bonding: 3 Father-Son Activities That Won’t Break The Bank

Bonding with your kids is one of the most rewarding things in life. However, many fathers miss out on bonding activities with their sons due to a belief that they just don’t have money to blow on expensive pastimes. While skiing or boating may be bonding activities that can cost some serious cash, here are three father-son activities that won’t break the bank.

Practice Putting On The Golf Course

Golf is a game that can bring father and son very close together. While playing 18 holes can be quite expensive, almost every golf course has a free practice putting green. Any serious golfer knows that the best way to a great score is through your short game. Taking your son to the putting green can be a great way to see if they have a talent or love for the game. Finding a putter at a second-hand sports store would only cost about $5 and a few extra bucks for some balls. This is a very inexpensive way to spend some quality father-son time together. Remember, you don’t need to pay expensive country club membership fees in order to teach your son the fundamentals of golf.

Fix Up An Old Car

Bringing an old car to life may seem like it would take a lot of money. However, there are great options, such as U Pull & Pay, that will allow you to find the parts you need for very little money invested. When working on older cars, the biggest investment is time. Restoring an older car can be a great activity for teenage sons. If you are feeling generous, you can give the restored car to your teenage son for their 16th birthday. Every time your son drives this car, he will remember all the times the two of you spent fixing it up together.

Go Camping

Camping is a fun activity that will help you bond with your son and create memories that can be remembered for a lifetime. When you go camping, you can also indulge in fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities. A weekend of camping can be a very inexpensive way to spend quality time with your son. Purchasing sleeping bags and a tent can be very affordable when you are buying used camping equipment. You can eat for very little money over the weekend, too. Roasting hotdogs on the fire is a food choice that will not end up breaking the bank.

Although it may be daunting to try to figure out different father son bonding activities, there are plenty of options out there. Above we mentioned a few that provide the opportunity to spend some quality time together while not breaking the bank.



Tim Esterdahl

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