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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week in Philly (and Online): March 29-April 4

At home and in person, plan your week!

Have some fun with our roundup of this week’s in-person and virtual activities! 

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The Philly Spring Break Breakdown

Sticking around Philly for break? Here’s special programming and more fun to get your family through the week!

Spring in Franklin Square

200 N. Sixth St.

 

 Franklin Square is back from its brief winter’s nap, with lots of family fun and events in store for the warm months ahead, including a newly themed Spring Mini Golf! Details in our guide.

‘Big Time’ at the Philadelphia Zoo

March 29–September 30; advance tickets required

3400 W. Girard Ave.

 

The Philadelphia Zoo will host 24 life-size animatronic dinosaurs in a new and exciting experience that’s sure to be a must-do for any little dino-lover in your family. Big Time: Life in an Endangerous Age will take guests through the Age of Dinosaurs through to the present day, showing the powerful changes and challenges that caused them to become extinct—and how other creatures survived. Advance tickets are required due to high demand and reduced capacity. Social distancing and masks will continue to be required for guests ages 2 and older.

Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition at the Franklin Institute

Through July 18

222 N. 20th St.

 

A highly colorful and interactive exhibit makes its debut at the Franklin Institute. Crayola IDEAworks is an immersive experience that uses state-of-the-art technology to challenge visitors, expand creativity, and hone problem-solving skills. Even cooler, with more than 150 physical and digital inquiry-based interactive experiences and challenges, guests can track their progress on an RFID wristband and receive a customized summary of their unique creative strengths discovered on their journey! Read more details in our preview.

Vacation Science Day Camp at Academy of Natural Sciences

March 29–April 9

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 

If you’re looking for somewhere unique to drop off the kids for some of the break, look no further. Kids ages 6-10 can spend their break at the Academy with educators, cool exhibits, and wild science! This program features small group, socially distanced activities, from crafts to live animals to shows. New topics will be explored every day, so you can sign the kids up for one date, or sign up for them all. Pre-register online, as capacity is very limited.

 

Family Scavenger Hunt at Penn Wynne Library

March 29–April 1

Pickup at Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Parkway, Wynnewood

 

Stop by the library to complete a family fun scavenger hunt anytime Monday-Thursday. Any submissions after hours should go in the book drop to be gathered the next day. The library will randomly select a winning family for a small prize.


Monday

In Person: Nest Family Music

March 29, 9 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

With the weather warming up, Nest classes are going outside! Drop in ($20 per family) for a fun music and movement class for ages 6 months to 5 years in Rittenhouse Square. Signing up in advance is recommended, as space is limited.

Kids’ Baking Class: Strawberry Scones

March 29, 10:30 am

 

In this class, your child will work step-by-step with a chef instructor to bake up this delicious treat.  Pre-register online. 

Music Play Patrol: Dr. Seuss Rhyming

March 29, 11 am

 

In this interactive, musical storytelling experience, kids of all ages will have fun playing with language in activities based on some of Dr. Seuss’s most popular stories. Free; pre-register online.

 
 
Kids ages 9-14 will learn to create movies by making toys, figures, and LEGOs come alive with stop motion animation using their smartphone or tablet. Pre-register online.

Holi Celebration with Penn Museum

March 29, 6 pm
 
 
Celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of spring, with a live performance of classical Indian dance by Philadelphia-based dance academy and studio, Three Aksha. Dancer, choreographer, and teacher Viji Rao and her company will showcase their mastery of Bharatanatyam. Tickets available online.

Tuesday

In Person: Nest Family Music

March 30, 9 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

With the weather warming up, Nest classes are going outside! Drop in ($20 per family) for a fun music and movement class for ages 6 months to 5 years in Rittenhouse Square. 

In Person Tuesday Education Pop-Up at Bartram’s Garden

March 30, 10 am-noon

5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

 

Meet Bartram Garden’s educator, Mrs. Leslie, by the ginkgo tree in Bartram’s Garden. She’ll have a fun activity for you to take home, and a range of activities and natural objects for you to explore while you’re visiting.

Kids’ Yoga Adventure

March 30, 10 am

 

Join Ms. Amy from Jitterbugs Music and Movement, as she takes kids age 3 and up on a yoga storytelling adventure that consists of a warm-up, the adventure, and relaxation. During the story, children will work on 20-25 yoga postures. Free; pre-registration is required, and an email with the Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.

Music with Miss Jill

March 30, 10:15 am

 

Music with Miss Jill is a free, lively interactive music program for toddlers through kindergarten. Activities consist of songs, fingerplays, props, musical games, and puppets.

In Person: Storytime in the Wintergarden

March 30, 11 am

Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.

 

The rink may be closed for the season, but the Wintergarden is sticking around for family programming this spring from the Free Library of Philadelphia.

 

The Pomo people of Northern California are well-known for weaving intricate baskets that are admired around the world. Join Penn Museum online to look closely at Pomo baskets to learn about their meanings, and then use shapes to create a pattern that represents something special to you. This 30-minute session is free, and perfect for elementary and middle school kids. Pre-register online.

Get Crafty with Crayola

March 30, 1 pm

 

Join Craft Box Girls and Crayola on Facebook Live for fun and easy crafts you can make at home.

New Parent Virtual Support Group

March 30, 1 pm

 

Kith + Kin’s new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Share stories, ask hard questions, and more. Pay what you can; join on Zoom via Kith + Kin’s website.

Pajama Storytime with Haverford Township Free Library

March 30, 7 pm

 

Grab your jammies and a special friend and get ready for some stories before bed! Join free on Facebook.


Wednesday

In PersonElmo’s Eggstravaganza

March 31–April 4, 10 am–5 pm

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

Guests can safely visit Sesame Place for a hoppin’ good time with rides, shows, surprise mini parades, and special Easter fun with everyone’s favorite furry friends. Get physically distant photos with the Easter Bunny in his Picture Patch, go on an Easter Egg scavenger hunt, and shake your bunny tail at the Furry Friends Bunny Hop Dance Party! You can also reserve a meal with Elmo, Abby, and the Easter Bunny for even more fun. Book tickets in advance, as capacity is still limited at Sesame Place.

In Person:  Skate with the Easter Bunny

March 31; noon, 3:30 pm, and 6:30 pm

7017 Roosevelt Blvd.

 

Go skating with the Easter Bunny, and get your photo taken with him too! Choose from three different timeslots.

In Person: Nest Family Music

March 31, 10 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

With the weather warming up, Nest classes are going outside! Drop in ($20 per family) for a fun music and movement class for ages 6 months to 5 years in Rittenhouse Square. 

Virtual Music & Movement with Parkway Central Library

March 31, 10:30 am

 

Join Ms. Naomi for songs, dancing, and fun exploring rhythm and movement. Intended for ages 2-7 years but all are welcome to join in the fun on the library’s Facebook live.

Penguins with the Omaha Zoo

March 31, 11 am

 

Students will be up and out of their seats in this highly interactive program that explores penguins and their ocean and tundra habitats from a front-row seat at one of the world’s premier penguin exhibits. Free; pre-registration is required online.

Woof and Meow Café: Read to a Dog or Cat!

March 31, 3 pm

 

Young readers are invited to bring a favorite book to read to a furry guest from Main Line Animal Rescue. Each individual reader session lasts for 15 minutes. Fill out the Google form to sign up and get the Zoom link.

Tots Circus Class

March 31, 3:30 pm

 

Kids ages 3-5 can get moving with a class from the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Pre-register online and join on Zoom.

Ruby’s Birds

March 31, 4 pm

 

Join the Delaware Museum of Natural History to get to know the nature around you. You’ll meet some local animal friends and play a game to find something new in your own backyard. Best for kids ages 5 and up but all are welcome. Free; pre-register online.

Youth Stretch & Strength

March 31, 5 pm

 

This class is for kids ages 8-12 with a background in circus who want to practice their skills at home. The class includes stretching and strengthening exercises that will help students of all levels see faster progress in their aerial training. Pre-register online.

In Person Live Music in the Wintergarden

March 31, 6 pm

Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.

 

This spring, free live entertainment will be provided every week in Dilworth Park’s beautiful Wintergarden. Be sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing as you enjoy the free concert!

Free Princess Party with Snow White

March 31, 6:30 pm

 

Snow White is making a royal Zoom visit to the young friends of Ridley Township Public Library. Join Snow White for songs, stories, games, Q & A, and more. Best for ages 3 and up. Free; pre-register online.

Read Along, Draw Along: ‘I’m Not Just a Scribble’

March 31, 7 pm

 

Celebrate National Crayon Day with a read along of I’m Not Just a Scribble, a story all about inclusion, the many colors of our emotions, and the power of a simple scribble! After the story, join author/illustrator Diane Alber in a Draw Along to learn how to create fun scribble characters.

Free Livestream with Princess Jasmine

March 31, 7 pm

 

Join Princess Jasmine for a free Facebook Live storytime before bedtime.


Thursday

In PersonBunny Bounces at BounceU

April 1 and 2

130 W. Main St., Collegeville

 

Kids will enjoy 60 minutes of bouncing, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and a small Easter treat. Due to safety restrictions, tickets are extremely limited and must be purchased in advance.

In PersonShady Brook Farm’s Easter Eggstravaganza

April 1–3
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley

 

Take a wagon ride to the “Hunting Grounds” where kids will find 6 candy-filled eggs, get a prize, and meet the Easter Bunny. There will also be go-karts, an obstacle course, inflatables, sports zone, and more in the Festival Field. Tickets available online.

In PersonElmo’s Eggstravaganza

March 31–April 4, 10 am–5 pm

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

Guests can safely visit Sesame Place for a hoppin’ good time with rides, shows, surprise mini parades, and special Easter fun with everyone’s favorite furry friends. Get physically distant photos with the Easter Bunny in his Picture Patch, go on an Easter Egg scavenger hunt, and shake your bunny tail at the Furry Friends Bunny Hop Dance Party! You can also reserve a meal with Elmo, Abby, and the Easter Bunny for even more fun. Book tickets in advance, as capacity is still limited at Sesame Place.

In PersonHayrides to the Easter Bunny at Highland Orchards

April 1–3

1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester

 

Take a ride on a socially distanced hay wagon to visit the Easter Bunny in his burrow! You’ll hear a special story and get an egg that you can redeem at the Farm Market for a special treat. Rides leave every half hour; reserve tickets online.

Brandywine River Museum Virtual Read Aloud: ‘Art & Max’

April 1, 10:30 am

 

Families with young children are invited to join museum staff on Zoom for a morning of fun interactive storytelling and artwork engagement. Each family will receive suggestions for connecting to the book at home with craft and sensory exploration ideas. Free; pre-register online.

Virtual Programming with Philadelphia Museum of Art

April 1, 1 pm

 

This spring break, upcycle it all, the big and the small! Art meets environmentalism in these virtual playdates where kids will discover artists who create magic by repurposing discarded materials, plus engage in playful discussions, sketching challenges, and other fun activities. Best for ages 6–10. Pay-what-you-wish. Pre-registration required online.

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Virtual Support Group

April 1, 1 pm

 

Kith + Kin moves their group online so you can continue on your journey while you’re home. Facilitated by an international board-certified lactation consultant who can help answer your questions and provide tips for success, the group meets on Zoom (call-in info in the link in title); pay what you can over Venmo.

Virtual Easter Celebration

April 1, 3:30 pm

 

Join Northeast Regional Library’s children’s department for an Easter story and craft on their Facebook page.

Play ‘Among Us’ with Kensington Library

April 1, 4 pm

 

Kensington Library will be running their own private Among Us room with a Zoom chat for ages 9-12. Email Arrick Underhill at underhilla@freelibrary.org for more details.

HomeMAKERs STEAM Challenge

April 1, 5:30 pm

 

This monthly STEAM-based challenge for grades 3-5 incorporates inspiring true stories and open-ended creative thinking in simple, fun MakerSpace projects. Take-home kits with required materials will be available to pick up from Radnor Memorial Library. Free; pre-register online.

Virtual Easter Bunny Storytime

April 1, 6:30 pm

 

Join the Easter Bunny and Assistant via Zoom for a fun Easter themed storytime with interactive songs. Tickets available online.


Friday

In Person: Spring Family Sugar Cookie Decorating Outdoors

April 2, 10 am and noon

Hudson Table, 1001 N. Second St.

 

Each child will get to roll out dough to make their own cookies, then decorate them with their own piping bag set and sprinkle tray. The class will be outdoors and socially distanced. Masks are required for guests when not seated, staff will wear masks the whole class. For ages 3-14 with caregivers. Tickets available online.

In PersonBunny Bounces at BounceU

April 1 and 2

130 W. Main St., Collegeville

 

Kids will enjoy 60 minutes of bouncing, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and a small Easter treat. Due to safety restrictions, tickets are extremely limited and must be purchased in advance.

In PersonEaster Bunny Train

April 2–4
Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks

 

Take a ride through the beautiful rural countryside with the Easter Bunny as your conductor, and meet him on board. On April 4, an Easter meal will also be available aboard the train. All tickets must be purchased in advance online.

In PersonElmo’s Eggstravaganza

March 31–April 4, 10 am–5 pm

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

Guests can safely visit Sesame Place for a hoppin’ good time with rides, shows, surprise mini parades, and special Easter fun with everyone’s favorite furry friends. Get physically distant photos with the Easter Bunny in his Picture Patch, go on an Easter Egg scavenger hunt, and shake your bunny tail at the Furry Friends Bunny Hop Dance Party! You can also reserve a meal with Elmo, Abby, and the Easter Bunny for even more fun. Book tickets in advance, as capacity is still limited at Sesame Place.

In PersonShady Brook Farm’s Easter Eggstravaganza

April 1–3
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley

 

Take a wagon ride to the “Hunting Grounds” where kids will find 6 candy-filled eggs, get a prize, and meet the Easter Bunny. There will also be go-karts, an obstacle course, inflatables, sports zone, and more in the Festival Field. Tickets available online.

In PersonHayrides to the Easter Bunny at Highland Orchards

April 1–3

1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester

 

Take a ride on a socially distanced hay wagon to visit the Easter Bunny in his burrow! You’ll hear a special story and get an egg that you can redeem at the Farm Market for a special treat. Rides leave every half hour; reserve tickets online.

Kids’ Cooking Class: Berry Smoothie Bowls

April 2, 10:30 am

 

A healthy snack or breakfast, smoothie bowls are a great way to use up pretty much any combination of ingredients you have in your fridge. In this class, your child will blend their favorite fruits in a blender, pour them into a bowl and decorate it with their favorite toppings. Tickets available online.

Virtual Programming with Philadelphia Museum of Art

April 2, 1 pm

 

This spring break, upcycle it all, the big and the small! Art meets environmentalism in these virtual playdates where kids will discover artists who create magic by repurposing discarded materials, plus engage in playful discussions, sketching challenges, and other fun activities. Best for ages 6–10. Pay-what-you-wish. Pre-registration required online.

Create with Bala Cynwyd Library

April 2, 1 pm

 

Spring has sprung! Tune into Bala Cynwyd Library’s Facebook page learn how to make a hanging rainbow streamer to display on a sunny day. No registration required.

In Person: Family Art Night at Cherry Street Pier

April 2, 6:30 pm

121 N. Columbus Blvd.

 

As part of Cherry Street Pier’s First Friday, join Portside Art Center for a fun family paint night activity. Pre-register online to reserve your spot. 

Free Livestream with Merida

April 2, 7 pm

 

Join Brave‘s Merida free on Facebook Live to craft a bow and arrow!

Not A Peep Sleep Workshop

April 2, 8 pm

 

During this 1.5-hour virtual workshop, sleep expert Maria Lopez of Not a Peep will teach you about the science of children’s sleep, why problems occur, how to prevent them and how to troubleshoot your current issues. topics include children’s sleep, ideal routines for each age, common sleep problems: regressions, night wakings, and short naps. Pre-register online, and bring all your questions!


Weekend Events

Hawthornes Easter Bunny Brunch

April 3 and 4

738 S. 11th St.

 

Hawthornes and Pivot Coffee are hosting their first-ever Hawthornes Easter Bunny Brunch with seating in their festive spring-decorated bubbles, on the sidewalk, and in the heated covered tent. Snap some family photos with the Easter Bunny, himself! Fun specials include Bunny Pancakes, Bunny Scramble, and carrot cake pancakes; plus fun spins on cocktails like “Bunny Marys” and Carrot Juice Mimosas for the grown-ups. Reservations required online for $10 per person (food and drink are pay-as-you-go).

Elmo’s Eggstravaganza

Select dates from March 27 – April 18

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

Guests can safely visit Sesame Place for a hoppin’ good time with rides, shows, surprise mini parades, and special Easter fun with everyone’s favorite furry friends. Get physically distant photos with the Easter Bunny in his Picture Patch, go on an Easter Egg scavenger hunt, and shake your bunny tail at the Furry Friends Bunny Hop Dance Party! You can also reserve a meal with Elmo, Abby, and the Easter Bunny for even more fun. Book tickets in advance, as capacity is still limited at Sesame Place.

Linvilla Orchards’ Hayrides to Bunnyland

March 27-April 4, 11 am — 4 pm
Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media

 

Hop aboard a hayride as it carries you through the woods to visit the Easter Bunny’s house where you’ll enjoy a story and have the chance to meet Linvilla’s Easter Bunny for photos and treats. Be sure to bring your own camera and reserve tickets in advance online. Tickets will not be available in person this year, so plan ahead.

Easter Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt at Elmwood Park Zoo

April 3 and 4
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Choose from Saturday or Easter Sunday. Each brunch will feature an appearance by the Easter Bunny for a photo op, as well as crafts, admission to the zoo, and a brunch buffet. Guests can also enjoy an Easter egg hunt and animal meet-and-greets. Tickets available online.

Easter at Frankford Hall

April 3 and 4, 11 am–1:45 pm

1210 Frankford Ave.

 

Come for the Easter Bunny, fun crafts courtesy of Primp and Play, and some special menu additions!

West Chester Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express

April 3 and 4

230 E. Market St., West Chester

 

Hop on board the West Chester Railroad and take a 90 minute round trip along the beautiful Chester Creek from West Chester to the historic Glen Mills village. The Easter Bunny will be on board the decorated train handing out treats to all passengers. Tickets available online.

Easter Bunny Train

April 2–4
Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks

 

Take a ride through the beautiful rural countryside with the Easter Bunny as your conductor, and meet him on board. On April 4, an Easter meal will also be available aboard the train. All tickets must be purchased in advance online.

Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition at the Franklin Institute

Through July 18

222 N. 20th St.

 

A highly colorful and interactive exhibit makes its debut at the Franklin Institute. Crayola IDEAworks is an immersive experience that uses state-of-the-art technology to challenge visitors, expand creativity, and hone problem-solving skills. Even cooler, with more than 150 physical and digital inquiry-based interactive experiences and challenges, guests can track their progress on an RFID wristband and receive a customized summary of their unique creative strengths discovered on their journey! Read more details in our preview.

Parks on Tap Pop-Up at Fairmount Horticulture Center

April 3-25

100 N. Horticultural Drive, Fairmount Park

 

The popular family-friendly beer garden benefiting Philly moves to the beautiful Horticulture Center grounds for peak cherry blossom viewing. Reservations are strongly recommended, and masks are required.

Easter Weekend at Longwood Gardens

April 3 and 4
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

Easter Weekend is a perfect time to visit Longwood Gardens and celebrate spring. Their new Spring Blooms will just be starting to make their appearance, as well. Advanced tickets highly recommended, as sell-out is likely.


Saturday

Shady Brook Farm’s Easter Eggstravaganza

April 1–3
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley

 

Take a wagon ride to the “Hunting Grounds” where kids will find 6 candy-filled eggs, get a prize, and meet the Easter Bunny. There will also be go-karts, an obstacle course, inflatables, sports zone, and more in the Festival Field. Tickets available online.

Free Easter Bunny Photos and Petting Zoo

April 3, 10 am–2 pm

Smithbridge Gardens, 508 Smithbridge Rd. Glen Mills

 

Enjoy a free petting zoo, and take free (outdoor and socially distanced) pictures with the Easter Bunny! Spring flowers will be on sale as well.

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

April 3, 10 am

Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road

 

Pick up a nature exploration kit at the Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family to complete the activities inside. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10 am and noon. All ages welcome. No registration or fee required. Masks are required when picking up your kit.

AdventureWoods Opening Day

April 3, 10 am–2 pm

Awbury Arboretum, 6060 Ardleigh St.

 

Celebrate Spring and the seasonal opening of AdventureWoods Natural Playground at Awbury Arboretum. Family-friendly activities will include free play in the playground, karate, yoga, a family hike, seed bomb making, a scavenger hunt, and more. No registration required, but due to social distancing requirements, the Family hike, Family Yoga, and Karate will have limited participation. First come, first served. Masks are required.

Spring Fling at Fort Mifflin

April 3, 10 am

6400 Hog Island Rd.

 

Get outside and explore the history and environment of Fort Mifflin! Discuss the changing seasons with the visiting 18th century Gentleman Scientist, enjoy guided historic and nature tours, look for animal signs, meet Mary Walker, Civil War surgeon plus more surprises. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the riverfront picnic area or around a fire pit. Tickets available online.

The Hop-A-Long Trail at Franklin Square

April 3, 11 am — 1 pm

200 N. Sixth St.

 

The Hop-A-Long Trail puts a socially distanced, investigative twist on a traditional Easter egg hunt. Kids age 10 and under will bring their own baskets, and start at the Great Lawn where they will get a map to guide them to their Easter eggs. Capacity is limited and tickets are timed in order to have fun safely. Tickets are not available at the park, so be sure to buy them in advance.

Dilworth Park Family Saturdays

April 3, 11 am

1 S. 15th St.

 

Free, kid-friendly entertainment will be provided every Saturday in the Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn! This week, families are invited to enjoy a live performance from Philly’s own Ants on a Log.

Campbell Square Easter Egg Hunt

April 3, 11 am

Belgrade St. and E. Allegheny Ave.

 

Hop on over to Campbell Square to see what treats the Easter Bunny may have left! Free event for the first 40 children ages 0 -12. First come, first served.

Liberti Church Northeast Easter Egg Hunt

April 3, 11 am

10100 Jamison Ave.

 

All kids up to 11 years old are invited to join a free Easter egg hunt at Liberti.  Check-in will begin at 10:30 am, and the hunt starts at 11 am. Masks are required for everyone 5 and up, and all eggs are pre-packaged with non-food items like stickers and small toys. The Easter Bunny will also be there!

Virtual Kids’ Cooking Class: No Bake Matzoh Ice Box Cake

April 3, 11 am

 

Join this fun virtual class for some holiday-inspired (un)baking! Kids will work step-by-step with a chef instructor to create this holiday dessert from start to finish. Tickets available online.

Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair: Easter Edition

April 3, noon–4 pm

East Market, 1100 Market St.

 

The Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair is a women-led initiative to promote Philadelphia-based and female-run hospitality businesses affected by the pandemic by way of traveling, socially-distanced food markets. On April 3, you can get all your Easter (and Passover) goodies from top local female chefs, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs supporting each other. Visit Sisterly Love on Instagram for a full list of vendors as the event gets closer.

Children’s Chocolate Easter Workshops at Kilwins

April 3, various timeslots

Kilwins, Suburban Square, 85 Coulter Ave., Ardmore

 

Kilwins is hosting extremely limited chocolate-making sessions for kids! Limited to just four people from the same household, each child at the workshop will create 3-4 chocolate confections to take home. Masks and advance online reservations are required.


Sunday

Barnes Foundation Free First Sunday Family Day

April 4, 10 am-5 pm

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 

It’s the first Sunday of the month, so families can get free admission to the Barnes Foundation! And this month, you can see their temporary exhibit “Soutine/de Kooning,” highlighting two major 20th century artists. Online registration is required for free admission to the Barnes Foundation; tickets are not available on-site. Masks are required for all visitors over age 2. If you can’t make it to the museum, they’re also offering free virtual activities and inspiration to enjoy at home.

Hawthornes Easter Bunny Brunch

April 4, 9 am

738 S. 11th St.

 

Hawthornes and Pivot Coffee are hosting their first-ever Hawthornes Easter Bunny Brunch with seating in their festive spring-decorated bubbles, on the sidewalk, and in the heated covered tent. Snap some family photos with the Easter Bunny, himself! Fun specials include Bunny Pancakes, Bunny Scramble, and carrot cake pancakes; plus fun spins on cocktails like “Bunny Marys” and Carrot Juice Mimosas for the grown-ups. Reservations required online for $10 per person (food and drink are pay-as-you-go).

Easter Cruise

April 4, noon

Spirit of Philadelphia, boarding from Penn’s Landing

 

Take a cruise with spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline, on board music and entertainment, a buffet meal, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny for boarding photos. Book online.

Goat Walk

April 4, 1–3 pm

Awbury Arboretum, 6336 Ardleigh Street

 

Take a socially distanced goat walk through Awbury’s Farm and Arboretum! This event will feature taking turns to enjoy short goat walks and short info sessions on beekeeping, too! Plus, plenty of time for goat selfies. This is a free event; donations are encouraged at the end.

Virtual Kids’ Parkour

April 4, 1 pm

 

Are your kids climbing walls and jumping off the furniture? This class will teach them how to do that safely and appropriately. This class teaches the fundamentals of parkour and free-running inside. For kids ages 8-12. Pre-register online.

Virtual Youth Acro

April 4, 1:30 pm

 

This half-hour virtual class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts will have kids ages 6-10 jumping, rolling, and cartwheeling. Activities include warm-up games, dancing, basic acrobatics, and doorway climbing! Pre-register online.

Virtual Kids’ Baking Class: Tie Dye Sugar Cookies

April 4, 3 pm

 

In this class, kids will measure, mix and bake these delicious and colorful cookies from scratch, step-by-step with a chef instructor over Zoom. Tickets available online.

Merion Civic Association Egg Hunt

April 4, 3:30 pm

Merion Tribute House, 625 Hazelhurst Ave., Merion Station

 

Bring your own baskets and masks for an egg hunt on the beautiful grounds of Merion Tribute House! $5 per child, payable on site.

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph by Andre Flewellen.

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