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December 1, 2014

Now Open: Reading Terminal Market’s Holiday Railroad Returns With 14 Working Train Lines, Miniature Scenes And More, Through December 31

Reading Terminal Market

One of the city’s most loved attractions, Reading Terminal Market, celebrates the holiday season as its Holiday Railroad choo-choos to the Piano Court from the end of November through the entire holiday season — until December 31. The cheery locomotive promises 14 working train lines and miniature scenes of Center City and the snowy surrounding […]

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November 18, 2014

A Very Furry Christmas At Sesame Place Celebrates The Holiday Season With Festive Family-Friendly Shows, Lights And More, November 22-December 31

Sesame Place

Bring the pint-sized set to Sesame Place for a major dose of Christmas cheer as the Bucks County attraction presents A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place, an annual event set to make merry on select dates from this Saturday, November 22 through December 31. Located just 30 minutes from Philadelphia, Sesame Place is the […]

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August 18, 2014

The Butterfly Festival Returns To Tyler Arboretum With Lessons, Hands-On Activities And More, This Saturday, August 23

The Butterfly Festival Returns To Tyler Arboretum With Lessons, Hands-On Activities And More, This Saturday, August 23

Discover the wonderful world of butterflies at Tyler Arboretum’s annual Butterfly Festival, this Saturday, August 23. Bring the kids, and get up close and personal with butterflies at all different life stages at Tyler Arboretum’s Butterfly House and learn about common garden insects as the Greener Partners’ Farm Explorer, a farm on wheels, makes a […]

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August 8, 2014

The African American Museum Presents Beyond Sustenance, Which Explores African American Agriculture And Its Unexpected Roles In Life, Select Dates Through August 24

The African American Museum Presents Beyond Sustenance, Which Explores African American Agriculture And Its Unexpected Roles In Life, Select Dates Through August 24

The African American Museum in Philadelphia unveils a new series for the month of August, Beyond Sustenance, an interactive look at African American culinary traditions and how they relate to agriculture. Presented in part with the museum’s African American farming exhibitions, Distant Echoes: Black Farmers in America and Syd Carpenter: More Places of our Own, […]

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May 20, 2014

Longwood Gardens’ Fireworks & Fountains Spectacular Returns For Its 2014 Season, Beginning On Saturday, May 24

Longwood Gardens' Fireworks & Fountains Spectacular Returns For Its 2014 Season, Beginning On Saturday, May 24

Welcome the informal start of summer over Memorial Day weekend with a big bang. Few spectacles are more festive than huge fireworks displays, and the folks at Longwoods Gardens know how to celebrate. This Memorial Day weekend, Fireworks & Fountains, Longwood Gardens’ annual fireworks celebration, returns for the 2014 summer season. From Saturday, May 24 […]

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April 8, 2014

Historic Philadelphia Presents Colonial For A Day, An Opportunity For Children To Dress In 18th-Century Attire Throughout The Year

Historic Philadelphia Presents Colonial For A Day, An Opportunity For Children To Dress In 18th-Century Attire Throughout The Year

Dress as they would in the olden days as Historic Philadelphia unveils Colonial For A Day, a brand-new kid-friendly program. On certain days throughout the year, children are invited to dress up in 18th-century garb as they explore the sights of historic Philadelphia. Costume rental is available for both boys and girls and costs $24.95 […]

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April 1, 2014

East Passyunk Avenue Celebrates Easter With Its Annual Free Easter Egg Hunt And Kid-Friendly Brunch Deals, This Saturday, April 5

East Passyunk Avenue Celebrates Easter With Its Annual Free Easter Egg Hunt And Kid-Friendly Brunch Deals, This Saturday, April 5

This Saturday, April 5, East Passyunk gets into the Easter spirit with its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children up to the age of 10 to enjoy. Beginning at 11 a.m., families are invited to head to the lawn of the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center to decorate bags for egg collection. Following the bag […]

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March 31, 2014

Now Open: Historic Franklin Square Park And SquareBurger Are Officially Open For The 2014 Season

Now Open: Historic Franklin Square Park And SquareBurger Are Officially Open For The 2014 Season

The spring season has finally arrived, and Historic Philadelphia’s family-friendly favorite Franklin Square is open and ready to welcome families, history buffs and lovers of milkshakes. Weather permitting, one and all are invited to come out to one of the city’s top play places and enjoy its awesome attractions daily through the fall. As long […]

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March 26, 2014

Smith Memorial Playground Presents Its Annual Spring Kick Off, Play-A-Palooza, This Saturday, March 29

Smith Memorial Playground Presents Its Annual Spring Kick Off, Play-A-Palooza, This Saturday, March 29

UPDATE: Play-A-Palooza has been canceled due to inclement weather. Playtime is the name of the game this Saturday, March 29 at Fairmount Park’s Smith Memorial Playground. From noon to 3 p.m., families are invited out for Play-A-Palooza, an event made to celebrate a new season of the well-loved playground. In addition to playtime on slides, […]

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February 25, 2014

Historic Franklin Square Park Opens For The 2014 Season This Saturday, March 1; SquareBurger To Reopen Saturday, March 22

Historic Franklin Square Park Opens For The 2014 Season This Saturday, March 1; SquareBurger To Reopen Saturday, March 22

Winter weather may be persisting, but Philadelphia’s annual signs of spring are thankfully at hand. Historic Philadelphia’s family-friendly favorite Franklin Square plans to reopen for the 2014 season this Saturday, March 1. Weather permitting, one and all are invited to come out to one of the city’s top play places and enjoy its awesome attractions, […]

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