101 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Philly

Discover family-friendly events with the Philadelphia Family Community Calendar. Our team adds fresh content every week to help you make the most of raising kids in Philly, from the baby and little ones-stage through the teen years and beyond! Please be sure to check with the host location about their health and safety protocols, as well as their registration requirements, prior to heading out!

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Pick-Your-Own at Linvilla Orchards

Linvilla Orchards 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA

Support local agriculture and make lifelong memories by picking your own fruit, veg, and flowers at Linvilla Orchards! Wile you're there, be sure to check out their over 5,000 plants and 8 different varieties of Sunflowers have been planted on the farm creating a magical […]

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After-school Adventures at Pennypack Environmental Center

Pennypack Environmental Center 8600 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA

This staff led after-school program meets at Pennypack Environmental Center and guides children on new adventures each week. Children ages 8-12. Please note that this is a drop off program; parents and siblings are not able to stay. Meets every other Tuesday from September to […]

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Hellerick’s Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival

Hellerick's Family Farm 5500 N Easton Road, Doylestown, PA

Visit Hellerick's Family Farm for lots of fall fun. The general admission fee includes the Adventure Farm Fun Area, a hayride thru the scenic farm, pumpkin rolling, access to the pumpkin field, a 5-acre corn maze, farm animals, corn chute, slides, and spider web climbing […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square

Franklin Square 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA

If you dare, grab a date, some friends or the whole family and play Philly Mini Golf, all decked out in Halloween finery.  Spooky music, lights, smoke and special effects will have guests shivering while they’re putting.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for […]

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Pick-Your-Own at Linvilla Orchards

Linvilla Orchards 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA

Support local agriculture and make lifelong memories by picking your own fruit, veg, and flowers at Linvilla Orchards! Wile you're there, be sure to check out their over 5,000 plants and 8 different varieties of Sunflowers have been planted on the farm creating a magical […]

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Hellerick’s Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival

Hellerick's Family Farm 5500 N Easton Road, Doylestown, PA

Visit Hellerick's Family Farm for lots of fall fun. The general admission fee includes the Adventure Farm Fun Area, a hayride thru the scenic farm, pumpkin rolling, access to the pumpkin field, a 5-acre corn maze, farm animals, corn chute, slides, and spider web climbing […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square

Franklin Square 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA

If you dare, grab a date, some friends or the whole family and play Philly Mini Golf, all decked out in Halloween finery.  Spooky music, lights, smoke and special effects will have guests shivering while they’re putting.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for […]

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Pick-Your-Own at Linvilla Orchards

Linvilla Orchards 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA

Support local agriculture and make lifelong memories by picking your own fruit, veg, and flowers at Linvilla Orchards! Wile you're there, be sure to check out their over 5,000 plants and 8 different varieties of Sunflowers have been planted on the farm creating a magical […]

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Hellerick’s Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival

Hellerick's Family Farm 5500 N Easton Road, Doylestown, PA

Visit Hellerick's Family Farm for lots of fall fun. The general admission fee includes the Adventure Farm Fun Area, a hayride thru the scenic farm, pumpkin rolling, access to the pumpkin field, a 5-acre corn maze, farm animals, corn chute, slides, and spider web climbing […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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MusiCore After School with Rock to the Future

Rock to the Future - Germantown 430 Washington Ln, Philadelphia, PA

Rock to the Future's MusiCore After School program combines exciting music opportunities, instrumental instruction, and live performance with academic and educational support in two different locations--Germantown and Kensington. There is no cost to participate and no experience necessary. Meals, transportation, and instruments will be provided. […]

Evening in the Gardens at Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Take a stroll through the beautiful victorian gardens at Philadelphia Zoo’s 2022 Evening in the Gardens. This immersive, outdoor celebration and fundraiser is an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with the zoo's majestic wildlife and meet their veterinary and animal experts.

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Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square

Franklin Square 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA

If you dare, grab a date, some friends or the whole family and play Philly Mini Golf, all decked out in Halloween finery.  Spooky music, lights, smoke and special effects will have guests shivering while they’re putting.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for […]

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Halloween in Manayunk

Manayunk 4312 Main Street, Manayunk, PA

Bring the whole family - pets, too - to Manayunk for a spooky Halloween celebration all month long. Thursdays through Saturdays in October, visitors can get around Main Street on the free Trick-or-Trolley! The Trick-or-Trolley will stop at several spots including the brand new Lincoln Mill […]

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Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Sinister scares, enchanting entertainment, historic tours, and unforgettable moments... all in a truly one-of-a-kind setting. Halloween Nights is an immersive experience featuring five thrilling haunted houses — plus historic tours, themed bars, live entertainment, and more — inside the massive, abandoned complex of Eastern State Penitentiary. All […]

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Pick-Your-Own at Linvilla Orchards

Linvilla Orchards 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA

Support local agriculture and make lifelong memories by picking your own fruit, veg, and flowers at Linvilla Orchards! Wile you're there, be sure to check out their over 5,000 plants and 8 different varieties of Sunflowers have been planted on the farm creating a magical […]

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Hellerick’s Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival

Hellerick's Family Farm 5500 N Easton Road, Doylestown, PA

Visit Hellerick's Family Farm for lots of fall fun. The general admission fee includes the Adventure Farm Fun Area, a hayride thru the scenic farm, pumpkin rolling, access to the pumpkin field, a 5-acre corn maze, farm animals, corn chute, slides, and spider web climbing […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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The Lion Guard : The Exhibit at Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA

Experience the first-ever children’s museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s “The Lion Guard” at Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum this fall! This one-of-a-kind exhibit brings “The Lion Guard” story to life, taking young children and their families on an adventure through the African savanna to defend […]

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Spooky Twilight Tours at Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Travel back to Philadelphia in the 1700's and learn about the City's gruesome history of infection and inoculation. Hear true tales of bloodletting, small pox, yellow fever and other gross experiences. Learn what it was like to live in the ghastly 18th century and discover why Philadelphia […]

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Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square

Franklin Square 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA

If you dare, grab a date, some friends or the whole family and play Philly Mini Golf, all decked out in Halloween finery.  Spooky music, lights, smoke and special effects will have guests shivering while they’re putting.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for […]

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Halloween in Manayunk

Manayunk 4312 Main Street, Manayunk, PA

Bring the whole family - pets, too - to Manayunk for a spooky Halloween celebration all month long. Thursdays through Saturdays in October, visitors can get around Main Street on the free Trick-or-Trolley! The Trick-or-Trolley will stop at several spots including the brand new Lincoln Mill […]

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Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Sinister scares, enchanting entertainment, historic tours, and unforgettable moments... all in a truly one-of-a-kind setting. Halloween Nights is an immersive experience featuring five thrilling haunted houses — plus historic tours, themed bars, live entertainment, and more — inside the massive, abandoned complex of Eastern State Penitentiary. All […]

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Salsa & Bachata Dance Party at LOVE Park

Love Park 1501 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Join Siempre Salsa Philly and Dance Republic for a group Dance Lesson immediately followed by the opportunity to "dance the night away" to the sounds of Philly's top Latin DJs and/or the region's best salsa bands.

Slide-A-Thon 2022 at Smith Memorial Playground

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA

Children ages 4-12 and adults of all ages are invited to enter the Slide-A-Thon fundraiser at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse. Featuring a kids’ competition with timed slides and relay races, and a competitive team competition for adults, this is one family friendly event you […]

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Pick-Your-Own at Linvilla Orchards

Linvilla Orchards 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA

Support local agriculture and make lifelong memories by picking your own fruit, veg, and flowers at Linvilla Orchards! Wile you're there, be sure to check out their over 5,000 plants and 8 different varieties of Sunflowers have been planted on the farm creating a magical […]

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Hellerick’s Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival

Hellerick's Family Farm 5500 N Easton Road, Doylestown, PA

Visit Hellerick's Family Farm for lots of fall fun. The general admission fee includes the Adventure Farm Fun Area, a hayride thru the scenic farm, pumpkin rolling, access to the pumpkin field, a 5-acre corn maze, farm animals, corn chute, slides, and spider web climbing […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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The Lion Guard : The Exhibit at Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA

Experience the first-ever children’s museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s “The Lion Guard” at Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum this fall! This one-of-a-kind exhibit brings “The Lion Guard” story to life, taking young children and their families on an adventure through the African savanna to defend […]

Fishtown Music & Arts Festival

Fishtown 29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA

Join your Fishtown neighbors for  this fun, new celebration of culture and community. Featuring only the best local artists, musicians, and businesses, this is one event you don't want to miss! Please note that while access to the vending area and kids zone between Thompson […]

Weirdo: The East Kensington Arts and Oddities Festival

Philadelphia Brewing Co. 2440 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Weird reigns at this eccentric, eclectic, family-friendly oddities festival, featuring everything from circus performers to wrestlers, and plenty of food, music, and drinks! For more information, please visit the event host site here. 

Philly Goat Project’s GOAToberfest FUNdraiser

Laurel Hill West Conservatory 215 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Philly Goat Project is hosting their first ever GOAToberFest FUNdraiser at Laurel Hill West. Event festivities will include their 13 beloved goats, signature cocktails, snacks, goat walks, silent auction featuring private goat experiences, raffle for exclusive goat art, other goat shenanigans, and the launch of […]

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Spooky Twilight Tours at Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Travel back to Philadelphia in the 1700's and learn about the City's gruesome history of infection and inoculation. Hear true tales of bloodletting, small pox, yellow fever and other gross experiences. Learn what it was like to live in the ghastly 18th century and discover why Philadelphia […]

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