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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Chester County Balloon Festival

Willowdale Steeplechase 101 E Street Road, Kennett Square, PA

Since 1998, the Chester County Balloon Festival has been the largest and continuing Hot Air Balloon Festival in operation in the Brandywine Valley in Chester County and the state of Pennsylvania. It is a must attend event providing family fun for all ages. Experience Chester […]

Father’s Day Weekend Fan Fest

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA, United States

Cheer for Dad with a sports fan fest at Sesame Place! Come to Sesame Place to meet some of your favorite sports team mascots. Then, stomp and clap along with performances from the West Powelton Steppers and Drum Squad. Plus, treat Dad to an all […]

Event Series The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the […]

Under The Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest

The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Travel to the most diverse ecosystem on the planet! Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest is an immersive exhibition introducing you to the fascinating world of rainforests and the animals that inhabit them. Learn about unique plants and rainforest ecology as you encounter a […]

Roller Skating at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Rothman Roller Rink has returned for a fourth season at Dilworth Park! The rink is colorful and retro-inspired, featuring a checkerboard floor and an art installation overhead composed of multicolored fabric by Lucky Dog Studio.   Throughout the season there will be fun events, […]

Father’s Day Celebration @ Kick Axe Philly

Kick Axe Throwing PHILLY 232 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate your Dad on Father's Day! A Free Beer for DAD when he hits the bullseye, Cold Beer & Cocktails, Tasty Food, Fun Games & more!

Father’s Day Signature Dinner Cruise

City Cruises Philadelphia - Penn's Landing 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Go all out for dad with a fun and festive evening celebrating under the stars on a Signature Philadelphia Father’s Day Dinner Cruise! An unforgettable family night out awaits on the Delaware River with a delicious chef-curated buffet and breathtaking views of the city skyline. […]

Postpartum + Play: Gentle Movement for Parents and Pre-crawling Babies

kith + kin 3060 west jefferson street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

There's a new kind of offering coming for you from the @bwelltots crew! Join @steadyup_pt every Monday at 9:30 for a postpartum class built for parent AND baby!   Join them for a rejuvenating and interactive Postpartum and Play Class tailored for the postpartum body […]

Little Wildlings Nature Explorers

Lemon Hill Park 3298 Sedgley Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Mondays at 9:30 AM (18 months-2 years) + 10:30 AM (2-4 years) Join Kith + Kin for a series of exploring the natural world through child=friendly hikes, sensory play, and nature art.   This class is perfect for children who love bugs, dirt, or just […]

Event Series The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the […]

Roller Skating at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Rothman Roller Rink has returned for a fourth season at Dilworth Park! The rink is colorful and retro-inspired, featuring a checkerboard floor and an art installation overhead composed of multicolored fabric by Lucky Dog Studio.   Throughout the season there will be fun events, […]

Pride Night

Citizens Bank Park 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Phillies invite you to celebrate Philadelphia's rich LGBTQ+ culture at their annual Pride Night presented by The GIANT Company at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, June 17 when the Phillies host the San Diego Padres. All members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as […]

Songs & Stories with Krystal

Rutabaga Toy Library 3426 Conrad St c2, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Weekly gatherings - a wonderful way to explore Rutabaga & meet new friends! Hangouts are open to the public: free for members & just $10 drop-in for non-members. We’ll sing together a read a book during this casual circle time. Free-play afterward. Invite a friend!

Event Series Baby Wordplay in the Park

Baby Wordplay in the Park

Lemon Hill Park 3298 Sedgley Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join Baby Wordplay for their Tropical Tuesdays outdoor series in Lemon Hill Park! Baby Wordplay Storyplays are literacy-rich, fun opportunities to engage your little one with reading, songs, fingerplays, and puppets. Baby Wordplay is committed to growing readers and thinkers by promoting a love of […]

Event Series The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the […]

Roller Skating at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Rothman Roller Rink has returned for a fourth season at Dilworth Park! The rink is colorful and retro-inspired, featuring a checkerboard floor and an art installation overhead composed of multicolored fabric by Lucky Dog Studio.   Throughout the season there will be fun events, […]

Event Series Center City Fit

Center City Fit

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Keep it movin’ with professional trainers from City Fitness! Every week, participants of all skill levels are invited to join free outdoor workouts in the heart of Center City. Classes will change throughout the season, with Zumba kicking things off in April and May.   […]

Evening in Franklin Square

Franklin Square 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Evening in Franklin Square annual fundraiser features the exclusive preview of the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival. This illuminating evening includes a silent and live auction, the Parx Square Derby carousel race, dinner, and dessert and dancing among the lanterns throughout the Square. The Parx […]

Juneteenth at the Please Touch Museum

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

In celebration of Juneteenth, the Museum will host an array of programming honoring the spirit of liberation and innovation within the African-American experience in the United States. RESERVE TICKETS FOR 6/19

Event Series The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the […]

Museum Adventures Preschool Program

The Rosenbach 2080-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Calling all preschoolers! Come play with The Rosenbach on the third Wednesday morning of every month. Everyone will read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to discover things that relate to the story. […]

Under The Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest

The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Travel to the most diverse ecosystem on the planet! Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest is an immersive exhibition introducing you to the fascinating world of rainforests and the animals that inhabit them. Learn about unique plants and rainforest ecology as you encounter a […]

Juneteenth Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Explore the continuing struggle for equality for all and join the Museum to celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The date commemorates the day in 1865 when the abolition of slavery reached the deepest parts […]

Roller Skating at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Rothman Roller Rink has returned for a fourth season at Dilworth Park! The rink is colorful and retro-inspired, featuring a checkerboard floor and an art installation overhead composed of multicolored fabric by Lucky Dog Studio.   Throughout the season there will be fun events, […]

Liberation Rising: Juneteenth Block Party and Free Museum Day at AAMP!

​The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is throwing a huge block party on Juneteenth complete with performers, a community marketplace, and free admission to the museum.

New Baby Meetup

Rutabaga Toy Library 3426 Conrad St c2, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Weekly gatherings - a wonderful way to explore Rutabaga & meet new friends! Hangouts are open to the public: free for members & just $10 drop-in for non-members. In your new role as caregiver, sometimes you simply need to feel heard — to be seen […]

Juneteenth Guided Talk at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens sits on a storied block. It is anchored, on one end, by an African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, the roots of which stretch back to 1793 when black preachers responded to the segregation of Philadelphia churches by forming their own. On the […]

Awbury Juneteenth Dinner

Francis Cope House 1 Awbury Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join Awbury Arboretum at Francis Cope House on Wednesday June, 19th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm to celebrate the legacy of Juneteenth! Come celebrate and learn about the history of Juneteenth and the continued fight for liberation. The evening will consist of a panel discussion and […]

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

Franklin Square 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The year of the dragon soars into summer 2024 as the spectacular Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square brings light and culture with magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted artistic sculptures. The popular 200-foot-long dragon returns along with never-before-seen giant lantern displays. In addition […]

Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market

18th & Walnut Streets 18th & Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Summer hours: Saturdays from 9am to 2pm, Tuesdays 9am to 2pm. 1800 Walnut Street, Center City, Philadelphia 19103 The list of expected vendors is subject to change without notice. View the most up-to-date upcoming market lineups.

Event Series The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGO® brick. From child's toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, the […]

Baby and Me Yoga

Everland 529 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This 60-minute class is focused on vinyasa flow and restorative/yin yoga. Use this time on your mat to connect with your body, breath and baby. Suitable for babies 6 weeks to crawlers. Taught by Dahvia Dalton, a certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher specializing in Prenatal and […]

Under The Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest

The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Travel to the most diverse ecosystem on the planet! Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest is an immersive exhibition introducing you to the fascinating world of rainforests and the animals that inhabit them. Learn about unique plants and rainforest ecology as you encounter a […]

Roller Skating at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Rothman Roller Rink has returned for a fourth season at Dilworth Park! The rink is colorful and retro-inspired, featuring a checkerboard floor and an art installation overhead composed of multicolored fabric by Lucky Dog Studio.   Throughout the season there will be fun events, […]

Family Game Night

Rutabaga Toy Library 3426 Conrad St c2, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Weekly gatherings - a wonderful way to explore Rutabaga & meet new friends! Hangouts are open to the public: free for members & just $10 drop-in for non-members. From RING TOSS to BINGO to TWISTER, there’s something for all ages at Rutabaga’s weekly game night!