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Local Holiday Parades & Tree Lightings 2013

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

See what fun local townships have in store for the holidays.

Holiday Railways 2013

Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

All aboard! Holiday fun awaits you and your entire family as you board these train rides or visit this amazing railway displays.

Moonviewing Weekend at SHOFUSO JAPANESE HOUSE and GARDEN

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

From Friday October 18 through Sunday, October 20, join the Japanese House and Garden for a weekend of seasonal events celebrating the harvest moon at Shofuso. Otsukimi 月見, or moonviewing, is a traditional fall festivity to give thanks for a good harvest.

Pumpkinfest at Franklin Square

Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

Historic Philadelphia, Inc. presents Franklin Square’s Third Annual PumpkinFest, a family-friendly fundraising event that will take place at 11 am on Saturday, October 5, 2013. (Raindate: Sunday, October 6) This event helps raise funds to maintain Franklin Square, while providing families with an enjoyable fall tradition in Philadelphia’s most picturesque setting. 

Spooky Mini Golf in Franklin Square

Posted on Saturday, September 28, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

October in Franklin Square is filled with festive fall family events.  Weekend fun such as Pumpkin Patch and Trick-or-Treat Trail are free special events.  And the October Shake of the Month at SquareBurger is Pumpkin Pie Shake.  One highlight is Spooky Mini Golf, where Philly Mini Golf is transformed into spooky fun for the season with fog, lights, music, and surprises. $9 adults/$7 children (3-12), FREE for children under 2.

Linvilla's Family Friendly Makin' Music Concert!

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

The entire Makin' Music band is coming to Linvilla Orchards on Sunday, October 6, 2013 to treat audiences to fun, educational music the whole family will love! Starting at 4 pm the band will take the stage and sing a smile on to the faces of everyone at Linvilla's Entertainment Garden.

Don't Miss Riverbend's Annual Shiverfest on October 12!

Posted on Friday, September 20, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

Don’t miss Riverbend’s annual Halloween- themed event held on October 12, with an array of goings-on for all ages. With something new every year, our activities are scattered throughout our unique site with something for everyone.

The Conshohocken 5K Run-Walk & Funfest is September 21!

Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, join in the 5K Run & Walk through Conshy. Walkers and runners alike are welcome...baby strollers and pets too!

Bon Voyage Dhoruba and Jukuu!

Posted on Saturday, September 7, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

The time has come to bid farewell to Elmwood Park Zoo's giraffes! Although they will be missed, they must leave for zoos with indoor facilities that will keep them warm throughout the winter.

Don't Miss "Wings N' Wheels Day"

Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

Head to Wings Field in Blue Bell on September 7 from 11AM-4PM for a fun-filled family day bringing the community together to enjoy both vintage and new planes and cars. Enjoy a scenic airplane ride, fabulous music, food and children's activities.

Celebrate the Harvest with Linvilla at Pumpkinland

Posted on Monday, September 2, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

For generations, families have made it a ritual to visit Linvilla Orchards during autumn to participate in the vibrant harvest traditions. The harvest marks the end of the growing season and cultures around the world celebrate this time with lavish festivals and century old customs. Linvilla brings the many traditions into one extravagant experience that we have come to know as Pumpkinland!

Visit the Annual Celtic Heritage Festival Held July 20-21!

Posted on Friday, July 5, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

The Friends of Graeme Park have amped up the annual Celtic Heritage Festival into a two-day Celtic Weekend. Top notch entertainment, including the popular Glengarry Bhoys, Seamus Kennedy and Blackwater will be performing in the covered Festival Tent. Other musical entertainment includes Irish Thunder, MacGregor, and Bucks Caledonian Pipe and Drum Bands, the popular Celtic Martins, Carl Peterson, and new to the festival, Melinda Crawford, the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, who will be both performing and conducting a Scottish fiddle workshop for attendees who bring their own fiddles.

Raspberries are Ripe for the Picking!

Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

Take a trip into the country and spend a day outside on the farm. Whether you bring your family or go with friends, Linvilla Orchards annual Raspberry Festival on June 22 is going to be an entertaining day filled with exciting activities and fields of ripe raspberries ready for you to pick right of the plant!

Community Day at The Highlands

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

Sunday, May 5th promises to be an exciting day at The Highlands as the site celebrates the be-ginning of summer. This family friendly day will have activities for children of all ages. Tours of the mansion and gardens, along with light refreshments will be available. This special com-munity event is from 2 –4PM and is FREE to the public.

Earth Day 2013!

Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

Show your love for Mother Earth at these local events celebrating "Earth Day!"

It's the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.

Longwood Gardens Discount Deal

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | Posted by Lori

 Groupon is running a deal for half price on an adult admission ticket to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square!  If you've never taken a ride with the kids to this beautiful space of fountains, indoor and outdoor gardens and play areas, this is definitely your chance.

Blue Cross Riverrink at Penn's Landing Salutes First Responders

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

The Blue Cross RiverRink will Salute First Responders this Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Featuring an outdoor Olympic size rink overlooking the Delaware River and an indoor heated facility with a snack bar, game room
and more, the Blue Cross RiverRink, has created this special
event as an honorable and informational celebration fit for all
ages with free activities for the entire family.

Get Lost! In Linvilla Orchard's Ultimate Recycled Maze

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

There's always something fun and exciting to do at Linvilla Orchards all year round! Starting January 2 through March 3, Linvilla Orchards wants you to leave your map at home and find your way through the Ultimate Recycled Maze! This amazing maze is constructed from over one-thousand unsold Christmas trees which have been recovered from area tree lots. They have been strategically placed to challenge your sense of direction while you walk through a green wonderland of recycled trees!

New Year's Eve 2012

Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Welcome in 2013 by counting down to 12 Noon or 12 Midnight with these family friendly events.

Linvilla Orchard is full of fun this season!

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | Posted by Kristen
If your family is looking for a winter wonderland extravaganza this December, head over to Linvilla Orchards from December 1 through 24 to experience a day full of heart-warming activities during Christmas Around the Farm. Bundle up to see the Christmasland display and visit the animals dressed head to hoof in their winter coats!

Watch the Seaport Parade of Lights!

Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Independence Seaport Museum is hosting the 3rd annual Seaport Parade of Lights on the Delaware River Saturday, December 15. The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. with carolers performing holiday favorites and Santa greeting visitors with candy canes. Visitors can enjoy complimentary refreshments (while supplies last) while taking in a special holiday exhibit inside the Museum. All activities are included with Museum admission.

Nativities 2012

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Christmas,crèches,figurines,holidays,Nativities,Nativity scenes,Photographs,religion,special occasionsDiscover the true meaning of Christmas at these local nativities.

Holiday Railway Fun 2012

Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

antiques,classics,engines,freight transportation,German culture,Germany,iStockphoto,locomotives,nostalgia,old,old-fashioned,Photographs,railroad station,railroad tracks,steam engines,steam train,traditional culture,trains,transportation,travelAll aboard! Holiday fun awaits you and your entire family as you board these train rides or visit this amazing railway displays.

Local Holiday Parades and Tree Lightings 2012

Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Christmas,Christmas decorations,Christmas trees,decorations,holidays,special occasions,starsSee what fun local townships have in store for the holidays.

Christmas Fun 2012

Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Peddler's Village Grand IlluminationMake your plans now for some of these fun, traditional Christmas events all over the area! Many are only one day events, so mark your calendars early!

"Think Rink" this Winter!

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Ready for the holiday season? The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation continues one of Philadelphia’s most iconic wintertime traditions with the 19th season of the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing. The Blue Cross RiverRink is “A Cool Place to Be” from November 23, 2012 through March 3, 2013, at 101 S. Columbus Boulevard on the Delaware River. With an array of special events, new Friday afternoon skating sessions, and now the ability to buy advance tickets online, the Blue Cross RiverRink is open seven days a week, including holidays, for outdoor winter fun for the whole family.

1st Annual Pumpkin Frenzy at Hellerick's Family Farm

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Remember all the things your Mom and Dad would never let you do to a pumpkin, squash or gourd? Well, on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, Hellerick's Family Farm will make your dreams come true!

PA Ski Areas offers 4th & 5th Grader Snowpass program in 2012-2013

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association's Snowpass Program will be open to both 4th and 5th grade students, in and out of state, who ski at Pennsylvania ski areas in 2012-13.  Last season, PSAA recorded over 10,500 4th & 5th grade participants in this awesome program, which offers one (1) complimentary Learn to Ski/Snowboard Package as well as three (3) complimentary child's day lift tickets to each of the 22 participating member resorts throughout Pennsylvania. 

Pumpkinland Harvest Festival Returns to Linvilla

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Autumn is in the air and there is no better place to celebrate this beautiful season than Linvilla Orchards. Stop by Pumpkinland, where family and friends can become a part of harvest time traditions.

Devon Horse Show & Fall Festival 2012

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Get ready for the DEVON FALL CLASSIC, September 13 - 16, 2012, featuring the Zone 2 Jumper Championships, Young Jumpers (Six, Seven and Eight Year-Olds), and USEF Rating 4 Jumpers! We'll be offering entertainment for your entire family with fabulous food, a farmers market, great shopping and family fun!

2012 Philadelphia Honey Festival

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

The Philadelphia Honey Festival aims to raise awareness about the importance of bees to our environment, the impact of local honey on our economy, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening.

Win a Victoria Justice Signed CD!

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Posted by Lori

Tickets for Victoria Justice's “Make It In America” Tour are on sale now, including her August 16 stop in Philadelphia at the Mann Center for Performing Arts.  PlaygroundBuzz.com is excited to giveaway 2 autographed copies of her CD!

Memories Made at the Delaware River Waterfront

Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Celebrate summer on the waterfront as the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation sets sail with another great season of outdoor entertainment on the RiverStage on the GREAT PLAZA at Penn’s Landing and Philadelphia’s newest park, the RACE STREET PIER. Enjoy festivals, concerts, live arts, First Fridays, Screenings Under the Stars, kayaks, swan boats AND more fireworks than ever before!

Life is Peachy at Linvilla!

Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Although summer is half way over, the family fun has just begun! The sweet and tangy first bite of a perfectly ripened peach will make you feel like it's the first day of summer all over again. On Saturday, August 4th, Linvilla Orchards is celebrating their annual Peach Festival. Besides picking delectable peaches, make sure to stop by the Farm Marketwhere the delicious aroma of freshly baked pies fills the air and sweet treats await your arrival. Afterwards, hop on Linvilla's very own train, take a ride on a real pony, climb aboard a hayride and take part in many other exciting activities for the whole family to rave about.  

Walking Through Historic Philadelphia with Kids

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 | Posted by Lori

Once Upon a Nation is a group offering storytelling benches promising to take you back in time with fascinating stories that are quick, informative and keep the interest of your kids 6 or 76.

East Passyunk Avenue's 7th Annual Car Show & Street Festival

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPA) is revving up for the 7th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on Sunday, July 29, 2012, from Noon to 5:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets.  More than 140 cars, motorcycles and trucks are expected to compete for Best of Show and other top honors.  The accompanying street festival will feature live music, circus performances, vendors, kid's activities and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show.  EPA's award-winning restaurants will serve up special street food and summertime drinks.  Admission is FREE for attendees and $15 for cars.  The rain date is Sunday, August 5, 2012.

“Light” is Lovely at Longwood

Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Last Friday night, my husband and I took the kids to Longwood Garden’s “Light Nights.” Admission is free with ticket purchase. Thankfully, we have a family membership but, even if you don’t, this is something you’ll want your family to see.

"A Kingdom for Kids" so close to home!

Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

How lucky are we to have Dutch Wonderland so close to Philadelphia? This magical amusement park is perfect for younger kids, from 1 year old to 7 years old… but my 9 year old daughter secretly still enjoys this special place!

How Sweet it Is!

Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

What better way to spend a warm, summer's day than picking fresh, delectable produce that will have your taste buds begging for more! Nothing screams summer like the delicious, taste of sweet corn and blackberries! On Saturday, July 21, head to Linvilla Orchards for the Sweet Corn and Blackberry Festival! Spend the day picking fruit, enjoy a hayride through the fields and orchards, and check out the live entertainment. Linvilla has fun for the whole entire family!

We’re going to the zoo...

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

“We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo. How ‘bout you, you, you? “I sang as we drove to the Philadelphia Zoo. Sometimes I feel like I live IN a zoo so it makes sense to take the kids and visit the wild animals!

16th Annual Celtic Heritage Festival at Graeme Park

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

The Friends of Graeme Park are again gearing up for what promises to be the biggest and best Celtic Heritage Festival to date. According to Beth MacCausland, president of the Friends of Graeme Park and chairperson of the event, “we’re introducing new entertainment this year and a beer tent, and bringing back Highland athletics and Border collie demonstrations. In recent years, the event had turned into more of a music festival, and we wanted to showcase the many more aspects that make up the rich heritage of the Celts.”

Fun with Fairies, Fairy Tales and Silly Joe at Tyler Arboretum

Posted on Saturday, July 7, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Join the fun on Sunday, July 15 from 10 am – 2 pm for the Fairies and Fairy Tales Festival at Tyler Arboretum.  Dress in your favorite fairy or elf costume and follow our Fairy Godmother through a day full of fun activities including enchanting games, magical crafts, scavenger hunts with Hansel & Gretel and more.


Pro Bike Racing & Family Fun from Start to Finish

Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Join the party of over 20,000 visitors for an afternoon of racing excitement and family-friendly activities at the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium Bike Ride on the streets of downtown West Chester on Saturday, July 7.

Linvilla Orchards' Raspberry Festival

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Come celebrate Raspberry season by joining in on the fun at the annual Raspberry Festival at Linvilla Orchards. Gather up all the fruit you can on Saturday, June 23rd. The festival, packed with entertainment as flavorful as the berries, is sure to result in a day of family fun, so don't leave anyone at home! Picking starts at 8 a.m.

Flag Fest 2012

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Celebrate Flag Day in the birthplace of Old Glory with a week of festivities at the Betsy Ross House this June.  Flag Festival 2012  kicks-off the start of National Flag Week on Sunday, June 10 with a patriotic ceremony and flag retirement and continues right through Stars & Stripes Saturday on June 16, a daylong event that harkens back to the first Flag Day celebrations held at the House in the 1890s.  The fifth annual event will pay tribute to our national standard, and continue the tradition of Flag Day celebrations that began here more than 100 years ago, and resumed with the first modern Flag Festival in 2008.

Storybook Celebration at Tyler Arboretum

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Come be a part of Tyler Arboretum’s Storybook Celebration and step into a fantastical world of imagination and literature.  On Saturday, June 9 from 10 am – 2 pm, families and kids can revel in a world of reading as they listen to storytellers weave their tales while sitting among some of the artistically whimsical seats of Tyler Arboretum’s new exhibition, SIT A SPELL: Seats That Tell a Tale. 

Linvilla Orchards Strawberry Festival 2012

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Get the family ready for one of Linvilla Orchards biggest events of the year. On Saturday, June 2nd, Linvilla  will be celebrating their annual Strawberry Festival. You and your family won't want to miss out on this action packed day! Take a hayride to the fields and start picking! With acres of strawberries, you can pick your own delicious, fresh strawberries right off the plant.

Sit A Spell Opening at Tyler Arboretum

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Posted by Lori

 This summer, Tyler hosts an exciting and unique exhibition entitled SIT A SPELL: Seats That Tell a Tale. Inspired by nature, more than 30 talented artisans have designed outdoor seating of all kinds meant to entice visitors to come out and enjoy their natural surroundings. 

Garden Railway Grand Opening

Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Morris Arboretum's Garden Railway Display Opens this Saturday, May 26! Storytime magic will be around very bend of the rails this season! Discover the sea-shell encrusted castle of Hans Christian Anderson's tucked inside a curve of one of the fifteen rail lines. Around the bend from another era, the humble houses of The Three Little Pigs can be found, a tale first told by Joseph Jacobs in 1890. And nestled in the woods beyond the trestle bridge, you just might find Charles Perrault's "Sleeping Beauty's Castle," covered with forbidding brambles and thorns.


Narberth Spring Sidewalk Festival starts May 3!

Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

The 2012 Narberth Spring Sidewalk Festival is a weekend full of family-friendly events from May 3-6 in downtown Narberth, PA.  May 2012 has been declared NarbART Guitar Month, and it kicks off with a weekend that includes a Sidewalk Sale, a music-filled First Friday celebration, circus performances, the Narberth Music and Arts Fest, and many other activities and events.  All month long, the shops of Narberth will keep NarbART Guitar month going with window displays of guitar-themed original art and in-store specials.   Details at www.narberthonline.com.

Philadelphia Science Festival

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 | Posted by Lori

From April 20 - 29, Philadelphia's schools, universities, cultural institutions, and research centers unite as one to put science in the spotlight. Scientists and engineers throughout the city offer fun, interactive programs for Philadelphians of all ages. 

Philadelphia Book Festival

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 | Posted by Lori

The Festival's grand finale takes place inside and outside on the Parkway. 6abc's Tamala Edwards kicks off the festivities in Shakespeare Park with the beloved Storybook Character Parade. Stick around for music by The Cat's Pajamas and Many Thoughts of Music, and fun with the Teddy Bear Picnic, Eagles Bookmobile, and KYW's Kidcast. 

Philadelphia International Children's Festival Giveaway!

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts hosts the 28th annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival and you can win tickets! From May 3-5, families can enjoy performances perfect for the young (and young at heart) including Space Panorama, John Hadfield's Monkeys in the House, John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean, Circo Comedia and PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical.

Riverbend will be part of the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Science Festival

Posted on Saturday, April 7, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Riverbend is excited to once again be a part of the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Science Festival, April 20-29, an innovative initiative to celebrate the region's strengths in science and technology. Launched to critical acclaim last year - and attended by more than 120,000 visitors - the city-wide Festival will again feature an extensive line-up of mostly-free programs and exhibitions designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and spark discussion. It kicks off with a public outdoor carnival on the Parkway (look for our interactive tent!) and continues with dozens or more events at institutions like ours and in each city neighborhood.

Enjoy the great outdoors and feel the thrill of reeling in the big one at Linvilla Orchards annual Family Fun Fishing Derby. Take the family for a relaxing morning sitting on the banks of Orchard Lake, but you better be ready when your bobber submerges under water and you have a winning fish on your line!

Easter Train Rides

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

All Aboard!  The Easter Bunny Express is leaving the station and you don't want to miss it!  "Hop" onboard, enjoy the ride, meet the Easter Bunny, pose for a picture... fun for the whole family at these local railroads.

Bunny Hop 5K & Family Fun Walk

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Posted by Lori

Join Miracle in Motion for the 5K Bunny Hop & Family Fun Walk on April 14 in Trappe!  All proceeds from this event will benefit children with special needs by supplying specially designed playground swings for Trappe Borough parks.  Fun for a great cause!

Birthday Party Contest!

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012 | Posted by Lori

Historic Philadelphia is holding a birthday party contest.  Enter today to win a free birthday party for your child in the new Pavilion in Franklin Square on March 29!

The 15th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. This year, it will take place Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20. Please join us for the 15th annual count!

Half Price to Longwood Gardens!

Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2012 | Posted by Lori

Groupon is running a deal for half price on an adult admission ticket to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square!  If you've never taken a ride with the kids to this beautiful space of fountains, indoor and outdoor gardens and play areas, this is definitely your chance.

Blue Cross RiverRink Salutes Men & Women in Blue

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2012 | Posted by Lori

The Blue Cross RiverRink is dedicating two ice skating sessions on Saturday, January 7 to the women and men of the Fire Departments and the Police Departments in the Greater Philadelphia region.  Special events honoring these officers will be held all day!

Philadelphia Seaport Festival

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 | Posted by Lori

The Independence Seaport Museum is launching the Philadelphia Seaport Festival, a month of events and activities taking place on and around the Delaware River. 

Family Fun 5k & Walk at Peddler's Village

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | Posted by Lori

Join Kisses for Kyle Foundation in their fight against childhood cancer with their 5K and Walk at Peddler's Village October 15.  Registration is now open!

Art Extravaganza & Rockin' Kids Concert

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 | Posted by Lori

It's Abington Art Center's Kid Fest this Thursday, August 4!  Bring the whole family for an evening of imaginative play, inventive art activities, a rockin' concert with Princess Katie & Racer Steve, and a chance to see Kathy O'Connell from WXPN's Kids Corner. Admission is FREE with t-shirt painting, tile painting, face painting and global art workshops ranging from $2-$7 or an artpack for $10. 


A Peach of a Day at Linvilla

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2011 | Posted by Lori

Head to Linvilla Orchards in Media for their annual Peach Festival on Saturday, August 6.  Pick your own peaches, then enjoy a day of musical entertainment, contests, games, train & pony rides!

Kayaking & Swan Boating on the Delaware River

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 | Posted by Lori

The popular “Paddle Penn’s Landing” program is back, featuring kayaks and foot-pedaled swan boats. Outdoor enthusiasts, families and kayakers of all levels can rent boats and enjoy the river in a safe and supervised environment.


Free Outdoor Concert Fun

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011 | Posted by Lori

This Sunday evening, join The Cat’s Pajamas for cool kids’ rock with a musical comedy twist.  It will be lots of fun for the family at Rose Tree Park in Media with dance, puppets, props and costumes and a great band backing their signature 3-part harmony. 

Casting Call for Baby Boost

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011 | Posted by Lori

Your child could be on tv!  Baby Boost will be filming fun music videos for kids at SMITH Play Place in the Park on Tuesday, July 26th.

Free (or really cheap) Movies This Summer!

Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 | Posted by Lori

Every summer, some local theatres offer great summer movie deals for kids on weekday mornings. In addition, many local township Parks & Recreation Departments are sponsoring free outdoor movies in the park this summer. 

Wawa Welcome America Family Festivities

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 | Posted by Lori

Wawa Welcome America!, Philadelphia’s free multiday July 4th Festival, captures the minds and imaginations of kids and adults alike with fun, free family programming featuring games, arts and crafts, face-painting, entertainment, food and more.

Memorial Day Weekend in Historic Philadelphia

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 | Posted by Lori

If you don't have a trip to the shore or poconos planned for the long weekend, why not experience some of our city's rich history? Visit Historic Philadelphia Memorial Day Weekend for storytelling, tours and more.

Philadelphia on Parade at the Mann!

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2011 | Posted by Kristen
Spend an exhilarating, fun-filled summer day outdoors at the Mann with your friends and family. Over 1000 artists will perform throughout the afternoon on the Main Stage, the Rock/Rhythm and Blues Stage, the CIGNA Children's Pavilion, the Jazz Coffeehouse, and in PECO Plaza. Philadelphia on Parade has music for everyone, plus children's activities, crafts and food throughout the day.

Spring Carnival at Exton Square Mall

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011 | Posted by Kristen

People of all ages are invited to experience thrills and excitement May 4 - May 8 at the Spring Carnival at Exton Square Mall with Powers Great American Midways, one of America's highest rated carnival companies with wholesome family entertainment. From family-friendly children's rides to major adult rides, there will be over 20 amusement rides in addition to good old fashioned food and a variety of carnival games.

At Tyler Arboretum, visitors are invited on Friday and Saturday to celebrate. Admission to the Arboretum is free on Friday, May 6, with a National Public Gardens Day coupon, from the May issue of Better Homes and Gardens, or download your coupon good for two free admissions from www.BHG.com.

Ideas for Connecting Kids with Nature

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | Posted by Lori

In honor of Earth Day, this Friday, April 22, we wanted to share some "Ideas for Connecting Kids with Nature" courtesy of the Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne

Spring Break in Historic Philadelphia

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 | Posted by Lori

Spring is a perfect time to visit Historic Philadelphia ... the flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, carousels are spinning, burgers are sizzling!

Philadelphia Science Festival

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | Posted by Lori

For two weeks, Philadelphia's schools, universities, cultural institutions, and research centers will come together as a single, united voice to put science in the spotlight and engage all Philadelphians in the science that makes this city great.

Fifth Annual Philadelphia Book Festival

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | Posted by Lori

This week, writers, poets, storybook characters, and literary exhibitors will gather together inside and outside the Parkway Central Library for the Free Library’s fifth annual Philadelphia Book Festival.

Philadelphia International Children's Festival

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2011 | Posted by Lori

The 27th annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival will be Thursday, April 7 – Saturday, April 9 at the Annenberg Center. Enjoy family-friendly music, theatre and dance performances, as well as a host of fun and interactive activities in the FUN ZONE on the Outdoor Plaza including crafts, face painting, jugglers and more!

White House Easter Egg Roll

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011 | Posted by Kristen

The President and First Lady announced that this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 25, 2011.  You can now enter the online lottery to try to win tickets! 

Last Chance to Skate for the season at Blue Cross RiverRink

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2011 | Posted by Kristen

A favorite winter tradition in Philadelphia, the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing will have its final day to skate on March 6, 2011. With just a few days left to skate, the Blue Cross RiverRink is always the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors in a way that is good fun and good for you too!

New Year's Events

Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 | Posted by Kristen

Happy New Year!  Celebrate 2011 at these entertaining events for the entire family!

Holiday Camps/Winter Break

Posted on Saturday, December 25, 2010 | Posted by Kristen

Looking for something fun to do over winter break?  Why not try a camp?  From the zoo to the Franklin Institute, there is something for everyone!  Or, need to finish holiday shopping?  Try a "Parent's Day Out."

Hersheypark: The Sweetest Place on Earth is even Sweeter at Christmastime

Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 | Posted by Kristen

When I think of Christmastime, decorated trees, twinkling lights, family, friends and sweet treats come to mind. Typically, amusement park rides is not on the list… until this year. This year, we took our kids to Hersheypark’s Christmas Candy Lane! 

Christmas Attractions and Events

Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2010 | Posted by Kristen

Looking for some family fun over the holidays?  Something different and unique?  If so, you have come to the right blog!  From an old-fashioned Christmas at Kitchen Kettle to the Festival of Lights at the Camden Children's Garden to the excitement of Hershey Park's Candylane... there is something for everyone!

Railway Train Displays & Rides

Posted on Sunday, December 5, 2010 | Posted by Kristen

All Aboard!  Many different destinations but all of them full of holiday fun... these railway rides offer some extra special treats.  They are sure to thrill and amaze everyone in the family. 

Holiday Parades/Tree Lightings/Township Events

Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 | Posted by Kristen

Many of the townships have special holiday festivities.  Either check out the tree lighting in your own neighborhood or start a new tradition by venturing out somewhere new to see a parade. 

All Aboard! Destination Longwood Gardens

Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | Posted by Lori

As we walked our usual path through Longwood Gardens, my kids and I heard a faint whistle in the distance. Sure enough… the Train Display was up! Longwood’s “Engineer” handed each of my little ones his “ticket” and off we went.

Freedom Playground Grand Opening!

Posted on Sunday, October 24, 2010 | Posted by Lori

Freedom Playground in Haverford Township’s Grand Opening is Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 2pm. Freedom Playground is a state of the art, custom‐built play structure which caters to children of all abilities and needs. Made primarily from composite lumber, it gives ALL children 100% accessibility to all areas of the play structure.


Take me out to the (Minor League) ballpark

Posted on Monday, August 9, 2010 | Posted by Lori
If you are looking for another family outing before the summer ends, definitely check out minor league baseball.  Ticket prices and dining are reasonable, promotions are abundant and nearly all seats provide a great view of the game and there is plenty of entertainment for kids between innings and along the concourses.