- The list below includes 108 free or cheap things to do in or near Bel Air, Maryland, including 106 different types of inexpensive activities like Pubs, Movie Theaters, Bowling and Playgrounds.
- From Rockfield Creative Playground to The Ma & PA Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bel Air and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Baltimore, Cockeysville, Havre de Grace and Towson.
Featuring a wooden playground structure, Rockfield Creative Playground has slides, climbing structures, and sand pits for children to play in. There is a larger playground for older children, and a separate playground for small children.
Harford Artists Gallery puts the spotlight on local artists by showcasing their pottery, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, and other artwork. The gallery features a new artist every few months and throws a party where visitors can meet them.
The Liriodendron Foundation manages the Liriodendron mansion, which was built in 1898. It is available for special events, such as weddings, but there is also a museum and art exhibits that visitors can browse.
At Digiplex Churchville, visitors can see the latest films while enjoying popcorn from the concession stand. The theater is becoming a part of the Carmike cinema rewards program, where visitors can earn points for every purchase towards free tickets.
An Irish-themed restaurant and bar, Looney's Pub also hosts live music and special events. The bar features a wide array of pub food, and features outdoor seating areas and dining rooms that can be rented for special events.