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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week: November 1-7

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ Exhibit at Please Touch Museum

October 8–January 16

4231 Avenue of the Republic

 

Visitors of all ages are invited to come along with Dorothy and Toto on a multi-sensory exploration of the Land of Oz! Read more in our preview.

Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

September 11—November 7

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

If you haven’t had enough pumpkins, head to Linvilla, whose Pumpkinland lasts one more week. Enjoy entertainment, hayrides, train rides, pony rides, and more. Tickets are required for ages 1 and older. Find a huge selection of straw bales, corn shocks, toys, and fall decorations of all kinds. While there, grab a pumpkin to take home from the many piles of pumpkins for sale (no pumpkin patch here).

Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition at the Franklin Institute

Through November 28

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.

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

Select dates from September 24 through November 13

Eastern State Penitentiary, 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue

 

From the creators of Terror Behind the Walls, this brand-new seasonal festival offers more variety with 15 different spooky attractions, transforming abandoned cellblocks and courtyards into immersive, interactive environments. The experience includes two haunted houses (which can be bypassed by those wanting a less scary experience), a 3D fun house, two immersive walkthrough experiences, three live performances, four themed bars and lounges, and special effects like laser shows and large-scale video projections. Visitors can also take a guided, flashlight walking tour of the prison hospital wing focusing on the prison’s complex history. ‘Halloween Nights’ is recommended for kids 12 and older; children under the age of seven are not permitted. Tickets available online. Masks are required in all indoor spaces,  regardless of vaccination status.

Riverbend’s ShiverQuest Scavenger Hunt

October 16–November 7

1950 Spring Mill Rd., Gladwyne

 

Instead of their annual Shiverfest celebration, Riverbend came up with a family-friendly way to enjoy the fun of their signature Halloween event in your own home and safely at the environmental center this year.  Purchase a ShiverQuest Investigator Kit (on sale now), filled with games, activities, and cool tools that can be used at home and in your own backyard. The kits also contain instructions on how to download an app and participate in a self-guided scavenger hunt at Riverbend that starts on October 16–look for clues, and beat challenges as a family to solve the mystery. Participants of the scavenger hunt will be entered to win a week of Riverbend Summer Camp for the 2022 summer season.

‘Hamilton’

October 20-November 28

Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.

 

The Broadway sensation based on our “ten dollar founding father” is here, so do not throw away your shot! Recommended for ages 12 and up (but you can gauge your kid’s readiness by watching the performance on Disney+ first). Note that proof of vaccination and masks are required for all Kimmel Center Campus performances this season.


Monday

Baby Wordplay in the Park

November 1, 10 am

Cliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Ave.

 

Story Play in the park will have you and your little one playing with sounds, catching and tossing words, reading, rhyming, and singing! Pre-register online.

Creative Babies in the Park

November 1, 10 am

Meet at Springfield Township Library (70 Powell Rd., Springfield)

 

Share bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music. Meet at the Youth Services entrance and walk to the park together. Bring your own blanket. Free; pre-register online.

Baby and Toddler Storytime with Parkway Central Library

November 1, 10:30 am

Shakespeare Park, 1901 Vine St.

 

Join Miss Mary Mondays at 10:30 am at Shakespeare Park (across the street from the library on Vine Street) for Baby Storytime. Enjoy stories, songs, and fun! This program is intended for kids ages 2 and under and their caregivers. Weather-permitting. 

Gladwyne Toddler Storytime

November 1, 10:30 am

Gladwyne Park

 

Bring a blanket and meet at Gladwyne Park for storytime for ages 0-4. Pre-register online.

Kids Music Group

November 1, 1:30 pm

McPherson Square Library, 601 E. Indiana Ave.

 

Join Kensington Storefront weekly at the Library to sing, play, and move! Children up to age 10 and their caregivers are invited to come together to create music and memories, while supporting social and developmental skills.


Tuesday

Schuylkill Center Day-Off Camp

November 2, 8 am–3 pm

8480 Hagy’s Mill Road

 

Discover how artists incorporate nature into their work by walking through the Scuylkill Center’s art gallery and trails, then bring our canvases into the field and uncover the secrets of fall! Pre-register online. Extended care available until 6 pm for an additional $20.

Day-Off Camp at Phield House

November 2, 9 am–3 pm

814 Spring Garden St.

 

Campers (grades K-8) will enjoy participating in a variety of sports and activities in Phield House’s indoor sports facility. Pre-register online.

Day-Off Camp at Philadelphia Rock Gyms

November 2, 9 am — 3 pm (half day and extended care available)
All PRG locations

 

Kids can spend the day learning bouldering and top rope skills, while also strengthening their problem solving, communication, and teamwork. Kids will also do team building exercises and arts and crafts. Choose from full day for $80 or half day til noon for $45. Extended care is also available for an additional $10 an hour. Philadelphia Rock Gyms have seasonal camps at all of their locations in the area, so check out their website for all the options.

Election Day Story Walk at Penn Wynne Library

November 2, all day

130 Overbrook Parkway, Wynnewood

 

Mark Election Day with a story walk, Grace For President, outside the library. After you read the story, go inside for a Bake Sale, vote on your favorite baked good, and get an “I VOTED” sticker.

Drop-Off Halloween Baking Class

November 2, 10 am–noon

Hudson Table, 1001 N. Second Street

 

Extend the Halloween magic with a cooking and baking Halloween class! Kids (ages 4-7) will make creepy snake calzones, spooky mummy wrapped raspberry hand pies, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They’ll eat lunch in class and get some treats to take home. Costume optional! This class is drop off. Pre-registration required online.

Mister John’s Music at Kith + Kin

November 2, 10 am

3060 W. Jefferson St.

 

Through music, rhythm and movement, infants and toddlers learn about self-expression, teamwork, sharing, and empathy. all full of surprises and set to your favorite tunes from your favorite artists! This is an all-ages, BYO instruments class. Pre-register online ($25 for drop-in).

Library in the Park with Nourishing Literacy

November 2, 10 am

Rittenhouse Square (meet at the Goat Statue)

 

Members of the Culinary Literacy Center’s Nourishing Literacy team will be leading some wellness and food-inspired activities for children and families.

Toddler Time in the Park

November 2, 10 am

Outside of Springfield Township Library (70 Powell Rd., Springfield)

 

Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers, and letters are introduced. The program is about 20 minutes long. Free; pre-register online.

Garden Storytime at Donatucci Library

November 2, 11 am

1935 Shunk St.

 

Join Miss Sunita for Storytime in the Donatucci Garden every Tuesday. Masks (for kids over 2) and social distancing required. Ages 0-5. Bring Your Own Blanket. Weather permitting.

School’s Out: Fall for Nature Crafts

November 2, 11 am

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore

 

Drop by the Scott Arboretum and make a fall-inspired nature craft on your day off from school! Create a beautiful botanical miniature pumpkin using natural materials from the Scott Arboretum and try your hand at making a tissue paper marigold flower in honor of Día de los Muertos. This is a free, drop-in event and no registration is required. Crafts are available while supplies last.

Fun Ballers: Outdoor Preschool Sports

November 2, 11:30 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

Sandcastle Fun Co.’s “Fun-Structors” will guide kids ages 3-5 through all kinds of age-appropriate sports games. Drop-in passes available online.

November 2, 1 pm

 

Using collection artifacts, participants will learn about Indigenous games from North, Central, and South America to understand the rules, significance, and connections to games still played today. This 45-minute session with the Penn Museum is free, and perfect for elementary and middle school kids. Pre-register online.


Wednesday

Storytime at the Goat Statue

November 3, 10 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

Join Miss Liz  at the goat statue in Rittenhouse Square for stories and activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Stories and Songs for Pre-Walkers  in the Park

November 3, 10 am

Outside of Springfield Township Library (70 Powell Rd., Springfield)

 

This gentle yet lively story time features bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music while young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers. This is exclusively for pre-walkers. Free; pre-register online.

Paleo Playdate at Academy of Natural Sciences

November 3, 10:15 am

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 

Have some fun with Academy experts and other young natural history fans for a very special science storytime. Each week will feature new stories, new hands-on activities, take-home crafts, and room to move and explore. For ages 3-5. Pre-register online.

Outdoor Toddler Tales: Spanish Storytime

November 3, 10:15 am

Helen Kate Furness Free Library, 100 Providence Rd., Wallingford

 

Bring a blanket and your 2- to 4-year-olds (and their siblings) to the front lawn of the library for stories, songs, movement, and more. Pre-register online.

Outdoor Preschool Storytime at Richmond Library

November 3, 10:30 am

2987 Almond St.

 

Join Ms. Meghan in front of the library for stories, songs, and fun. Recommended for ages 4 and under with caregivers.

Bilingual Storytime at Lulu’s Casita

November 3, 10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Join Señora Maureene for a mini fiesta and storytime at Lulu’s!

Virtual  GOALS Martial Arts Free Class for Kids

November 3, 3:30 pm

 

Join Mr. Bob from GOALS Martial Arts as he demonstrates martial arts moves and techniques. For ages 3 and up. Free; pre-register online. An email with the Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.

After School Baking at Hudson Table: Ghost Mini Cake

November 3, 3:45 pm

1001 N. Second Street

 

Kids ages 8-14 can test out their baking skills, Nailed It! style, and create a mini ghost cake. Kids will get some instruction on how to work with the materials and create their masterpiece. They will get to take home their creation at the end of the class. Class is drop-off. See more details and pre-register online.

First Wednesday at Please Touch Museum

November 3, 4–7 pm

4231 Avenue of the Republic

 

On select first Wednesdays of the month, the Museum offers extended hours and special programming after hours. Members can enjoy extended hours for free; admission for non-members is $2 after 4 pm. Advanced reservations are required.

Archery and Wildlife Spooktacular

November 3, 4–6 pm

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd.

 

Keep the Halloween fun going a little longer with a special spooky time on the archery range! Test your skills shooting pumpkins and haybales, learning about bats, and enjoying some spooky crafts and Halloween treats. Free archery is available for everyone age 8 and up. No registration or equipment required.

Veggie Art Project

November 3, 4 pm

Bustleton Library, 10199 Bustleton Ave.

 

Members of the Culinary Literacy Center’s Nourishing Literacy team will be leading some wellness and food-inspired activities outside the library. There will be songs and movement, an imagination kitchen station, and a colorful veggie art project.

Virtual Not A Peep Sleep Workshop

November 3, 8 pm

 

During this one-hour 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!


Thursday

Rollin’ Rockers: Music and Movement

November 4, 9:30 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

From shakers to tambourines and drums, choose your favorite musical instrument to join the band and rock out with Sandcastle Fun Co. as they take kids ages 1-5 on a rock and roll journey. Drop-in passes available online.

Fall Family Storytime at Radnor Library

November 4, 10 am

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

Stories, songs, and movement activities to help your young child engage with literature in a fun, social setting. Each 30-minute session emphasizes language and listening skills. Pre-register online.

Preschool Stories in the Park

November 4, 10 am

Meet at Springfield Township Library (70 Powell Rd., Springfield)

 

Sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. The program is about 30 minutes long. Free; pre-register online.

Mandie’s Nature Nook

November 4, 10 am

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore

 

Join Youth, Family, and Diversity Programs Coordinator Mandie Curtis Banks and Mari, her special caterpillar friend, for mornings full of stories, singing, dancing, and playing as they dig into nature. This in-person series is a free program for babies through PreK aged children and their caregivers. All classes will be held outdoors if weather permits. In case of severe weather, a virtual option will be offered through Zoom. The class is free, but registration is required and limited.

Drop-in Play and Storytime at Philly Art Center

November 4, 10:30—11:45 am

2333 Fairmount Avenue and 514 Bainbridge Street

 

For babies ages 0-2. Walkers enjoy sensory stations, while floor-bound babies enjoy age-appropriate play. Storytime is at 11 am. Pre-registration is required online for your desired location.

Outdoor Read, Baby, Read Storytime

November 4, 10:30 am

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St.

 

Join Ms. Meghan in front of the library for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. For babies with caregivers; siblings welcome.

Virtual Brandywine River Museum Virtual Read Aloud: ‘Festival of Colors’

November 4, 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. Pre-register online.

Fun Ballers: Outdoor Preschool Sports

November 4, 11:30 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

Sandcastle Fun Co.’s “Fun-Structors” will guide kids ages 3-5 through all kinds of age-appropriate sports games. Drop-in passes available online.

Disney’s Moana Jr.

November 4, 7 pm

Catholic Community Choir at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 1701 Sproul Road, Springfield

 

Cardinal O’Hara High School presents Disney’s Moana on stage. Tickets available online.


Friday

Sand Jam Music and Movement

November 5, 9:30 am

Rittenhouse Square

 

In this Jamboree style class, kids ages 1-4 will explore engaging movement activities through a dynamic musical lens with Sandcastle Fun Co. Drop-in passes available online.

Books and Blankets

November 5, 10:30 am

Penn Wynne Park, 1214 E. Manoa Road, Wynnewood

 

Join Ms. Danielle for outdoor storytime. Bring a blanket and be ready for stories, songs, and silliness.

Rothman Rink Opens at Dilworth Park

November 5, 11:30 am

1 S. 15th St.

 

Winter kicks off early with the opening of the ice skating rink at Dilworth Park, as well as the Cabin for treats and warm drinks, and the Wintergarden Maze for exploration and photo ops. It all begins with a ribbon cutting ceremony, complete with skating fairies, enchanted stilt walkers, and magical snow flurries!

First Friday at Cherry Street Pier

November 5, 4–9 pm

121 N. Columbus Ave.

 

Enjoy the river views, see the Pier’s resident artists at work in their studios, shop the artisan market, and treat yourself to some on-site concessions. Plus, at 6:30 pm you can participate in a fun and creative Family Art Night (pre-register online). 

American Street First Friday Fall Festival

November 5, 5 pm

American and Jefferson streets

 

Olde Kensington Boutique, Punch Buggy Brewing, New Liberty Distilling, and EsCafe Lounge have partnered up for American Street First Fridays!
There will be over a dozen local makers and artists selling their products, a festive fall theme with pumpkin decorating, and other fun activities for all ages.

Kids’ Night at Philly Rock Gym

November 5, 5:30–7:30 pm

All PRG locations

 

Kids’ Night offers two hours of unlimited Top Rope climbing hosted by PRG’s belay staff for kids ages 6-15 every Friday night. Plus, it’s drop-off, so you can go grab an adults-only dinner! Pre-register online.

Clue

November 5, 6:30 pm

Devon Preparatory School, 363 North Valley Forge Road, Devon

Based on the cult classic film and popular board game, this madcap comedy will keep you guessing until the final twist! Tickets available online.

Disney’s Moana Jr.

November 5, 7 pm

Catholic Community Choir at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 1701 Sproul Road, Springfield

 

Cardinal O’Hara High School presents Disney’s Moana on stage. Tickets available online.


Weekend Events

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink Opening Weekend at Dilworth Park

November 5–7

Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.

 

Dilworth Park begins kicks off its winter season with the opening of Rothman Rink and the beautiful Wintergarden maze. Open seven days a week, Dilworth will be the site of skating, cozy Cabin eats, fun activities, and more!

Peddler’s Village Apple Weekend

November 6 and 7

2400 Street Road, New Hope

 

Celebrate Apple season in Bucks County with a weekend of family fun including live entertainment, moonbounces, pony rides, a petting zoo, foodtrucks, and much more.

Fall Festival and Adventure Farm at Hellerick’s Family Farm

Weekends through November 29

5500 N. Easton Road, Doylestown

 

Fall fun on the farm! The 18-acre Adventure Farm area includes a hayride, 2 corn mazes, farm animals, slides, tractor tire playground and 40+ activities for children and adults of all ages. Tickets available online.

‘Hamilton’

October 20-November 28

Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.

 

The Broadway sensation based on our “ten dollar founding father” is coming, so do not throw away your shot! Recommended for ages 12 and up (but you can gauge your kid’s readiness by watching the performance on Disney+ first). Note that proof of vaccination and masks are required for all Kimmel Center Campus performances this season.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Brick or Treat

Through November 14

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Celebrate the spookiest time of the year at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Create your own LEGO pumpkin, pose with Bonesy, find all the scary scenes in a Miniland scavenger hunt, and much more!

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular

Weekends through November 7

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

Come in costume and celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun! The park will be transformed into a family-friendly Halloween haven and guests will enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed shows, participating in an interactive Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, and unique photo opportunities with everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume on their Halloween-themed floats!

Little Red Riding Hood

November 6, 10 am; and November 7, 1 pm

Hedgerow Farmhouse, 146 W. Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley

 

Come to Hedgerow to see this brand new adaptation of the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood. Join Little Red, Granny, the Wolf, and more on a journey through the woods with surprises and delight. Make sure to bring your favorite beach chair and blanket for this outdoor performance. Advance tickets required; no tickets will be sold at the door.

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

Select dates from September 24 through November 13

Eastern State Penitentiary, 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue

 

From the creators of Terror Behind the Walls, this brand-new seasonal festival offers more variety with 15 different spooky attractions, transforming abandoned cellblocks and courtyards into immersive, interactive environments. The experience includes two haunted houses (which can be bypassed by those wanting a less scary experience), a 3D fun house, two immersive walkthrough experiences, three live performances, four themed bars and lounges, and special effects like laser shows and large-scale video projections. Visitors can also take a guided, flashlight walking tour of the prison hospital wing focusing on the prison’s complex history. ‘Halloween Nights’ is recommended for kids 12 and older; children under the age of seven are not permitted. Tickets available online. Masks are required in all indoor spaces,  regardless of vaccination status.


Saturday

Gritty 5K

November 6, 7 am

Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. (and virtual)

 

Fans will dress up as Gritty and run a 5K around the stadium complex in honor of the start of the Flyers season and everyone’s favorite mascot. DIY Gritty costumes welcome! Pre-registration required online. If you cannot come in person on November 6, sign up for the Virtual Gritty 5K!

Virtual Baking with Your Kids: Holiday Cookie Favorites

November 6, 9:30 am

 

Kitchen Wizards will take you and your kids step-by-step through preparing yummy butter cookies, chocolate sugar cookies, thumbprint jam cookies, and oatmeal toffee chocolate chip cookies for the holidays. Pre-register online.

Occupied Philadelphia at Museum of the American Revolution

November 6, 10 am–5 pm

Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third St.

 

The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate the dark days of the British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, a living history event. The Museum will offer guided walking tours, special programming, and family-friendly activities exploring what life was like in the city while British forces controlled it. The living history interpreters will also be occupying the neighborhood on Sunday, but walking tours will not be available that day. Visitors will meet costumed historical interpreters portraying soldiers, civilians, and spies on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. Guests can complete a spy challenge to collect information on the British Army and watch street theater vignettes that bring to life dramatic moments from 1777. Pre-register online to book a tour, or History Explorers Club activity for kids ages 6-11 at 11:30 am.

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

November 6, 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.

CraftNOW Create

November 6, 11 am–2 pm

Smith Memorial Playground, 3500 Reservoir Dr.

 

The highlight of CraftMONTH for families is the much-loved CraftNOW Create on November 6. This year, rather than having it at the Kimmel Center, CraftNOW takes it outside to Smith Memorial Playground! Demonstrations and take-home kits will be set up on their wrap-around porch and immediately in front of the Playhouse. All projects are free, and most are ideal for elementary-aged students. 

Rittenhouse Row Dogs Rule Day

November 6, 11 am–1 pm

18th and Walnut streets

 

Meet adoptable dogs from ACCT Philly, and enjoy fun activities including fun raffles, an agility course, doggy giveaways at the Republic Bank tent, a gourmet treat bar from Doggy Style Pets and at noon, participate in the costume contest! Prizes for cutest, silliest, most fashionable, most original, best homemade costume, and best collaboration with an owner.

Woodland Winter at Dilworth Park

November 6, 1–3 pm

Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.

 

To celebrate the opening weekend of Rothman Ice Rink and Wintergarden at Dilworth, enjoy an ice carving demonstration, crafts for children and a woodland scavenger hunt and bubble magic with a real-life fairy!

Spiral Q presents the 21st Annual Peoplehood Parade

November 6, 1 pm

Paul Robeson House to Clark Park (50th and Walnut to 45th and Kingsessing)

 

Organizations, activists, families, and neighbors join together to represent who they are and what they stand for parading with art they’ve made, as themselves, or joining the art of other folks. Line up at noon, parade at 1 pm, and gather in Clark Park at 2:30 pm for short performances and art-making.

Fun with Goats at Penn Treaty Park

November 6, 1–3 pm

1301 N. Beach St.

 

Join the Philly Goat Project to walk, play, learn and read at the park. Free; no registration required.

Diwali at Cherry Street Pier

November 6, 2–5 pm

121 N. Columbus Blvd.

 

Explore a timeless form of Indian dance as Usiloquy Dance Designs produces its first-ever Diwali event with hourly live performances featuring dance and sitar music. Pre-register online.

Disney’s Moana Jr.

November 6, 2 pm and 7 pm

Catholic Community Choir at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 1701 Sproul Road, Springfield

Cardinal O’Hara High School presents Disney’s Moana on stage. Tickets available online.

Tissue Paper Candle Holder Craft

November 6, 2 pm

Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Gather outside one last time (before it’s too cold!) to make a cozy candle holder. Bring a medium sized jar wide and tall enough for a votive candle and the library will supply the rest. Ages 3-8. Free; pre-registration is required online, as space is limited.


Sunday

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day at the Barnes Foundation

November 7, 10 am-5 pm

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Discover the meaning of wings in art and let your imagination take flight. Find birds (and fantastical winged creatures!) in the galleries and learn more with fun family activities. Free; pre-registration online.

Philadelphia Veterans Parade and Festival

November 7, noon

Juniper and Market streets (festival at  Market Street between Third and Fifth streets)

 

The parade begins at Juniper and Market Streets with a brigade of over 250 motorcyclists and continues heading east on Market Street and concluding at North Fifth Street where the Veterans Festival will take place until 4 pm. The Veterans Festival is a fun and family-friendly atmosphere where veterans and family members can gain access to resources, plus participate in fun activities including games, facepainting, photo ops, and more.

Fall Foliage Express at West Chester Railroad

November 7, noon and 2 pm
230 E Market St., West Chester

 

Enjoy a brisk fall afternoon along the picturesque Chester Creek Valley from their heated train as you take a 90-minute journey back in time to the village of Glen Mills and return.

Mermaid for a Day at Primp & Play

November 7, 2 pm

1520 Locust Street, Second Floor

 

Have your kids become a mermaid for an afternoon of fun! Kids can come dressed as their favorite mermaid, build a mermaid grotto project to take home, enjoy a glitter mermaid facial, a clip-in colored hair braid, and a sweet mermaid treat! Tickets available online.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Please Touch Museum.

Contributing Writer

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