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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Event Series Moms Supporting Moms Group

Moms Supporting Moms Group

Center City Pediatrics 1740 South Street #200, Philadelphia, PA

This event is for moms who are looking for connection and community in a shared place. You do not have to be a patient of Center City Ped's to attend the group but registration is required. This is for any moms with children 0 to 3 -- […]

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 […]

Event Series Chestnut Hill Farmers Market

Chestnut Hill Farmers Market

7673 Germantown Ave (Chestnut Hill Farmers' Market) 7673 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Chestnut Hill Farmers’ Market Winter Hours: Saturdays from 10am to 12pm Germantown Ave & Winston Lane The list of expected vendors is subject to change without notice.   https://www.farmtocitymarkets.com/markets/chestnut-hill

Event Series AdventureWoods at Awbury

Adventure Woods at Awbury Arboretum

AdventureWoods at Awbury Arboretum 6060 Ardleigh Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

From April through October 2024, AdventureWoods will be free and open to the public during the following times, weather permitting: ❦ Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ❦ Sundays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM What is a natural materials playground? It is a […]

Event Series Saturday Free Boating

Saturday Free Boating

Bartram's Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bartram's Garden free public boating programs are suitable for people of all ages and skill levels. They provide all equipment and instruction for kayaking or rowboating. No registration or experience is required. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. See their Boating FAQ for complete details.

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 […]

Stories of Science

Science History Institute 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join the Science History Institute in their museum EVERY SATURDAY for a family-friendly program that highlights the many strange and surprising stories from the history of science! Their fun, interactive activities are designed for science lovers of all ages. Take an up-close look at interesting […]

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, […]

Juneteenth Family Pride Picnic

Lovett Park 6945 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join Philadelphia Family Pride for their 3rd Annual Juneteenth Pride Picnic. June 15th at Lovett Memorial Library from noon - 4pm. All are welcome at this tobacco-free event which will center LGBTQ+ Black Families. There will be fun activities, entertainment and food!

Event Series Philadelphia Marketplace

Philadelphia Marketplace

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

The Philadelphia Marketplace returns to Dilworth Park for the spring and warm weather season with the ultimate artisan showcase. Come out and support a revolving list of small businesses from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware at the seasonal pop-up market that shines the spotlight on […]

Father’s Day Read-a-Thon

Braid Mill 441 High Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Celebrate father figures and a love of reading at the annual Father's Day Read-a-Thon! This family-friendly event will include lunch for everyone in attendance, games and activities, storytime with local authors and a very special surprise guest. Each child in attendance will receive free books […]

Juneteenth Wine & Arts Festival (all ages)

Cherry Street Pier 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Celebrate Philadelphia's 2nd Juneteenth Wine & Art Festival with tastings, art exhibits, live music performances, and more! Co-organizers The Women's Coalition for Empowerment, Inc. & Cyrenity Sips Winery LLC , in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, the inaugural Juneteenth Wine & Arts Festival […]

Juneteenth Family Art Celebration at Woodmere Art Museum

Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Juneteenth Family Celebration 06/15/24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm Woodmere Art Museum For all ages 2 pm: Art & Storytelling Listen to storybooks that deepen children’s understanding of Juneteenth and create Flags of Freedom in a follow-up art activity. 3 pm: Juneteenth Performance with TAHIRA: storyteller, […]

Sensory Sunday at Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ, United States

Adventure Aquarium is committed to creating an inclusive, entertaining, and educational experience for all guests, including those with autism and other sensory sensitivities, for whom a typical trip to the Aquarium can be much more challenging. As part of an ongoing effort to create an […]

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 […]

Event Series AdventureWoods at Awbury

Adventure Woods at Awbury Arboretum

AdventureWoods at Awbury Arboretum 6060 Ardleigh Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

From April through October 2024, AdventureWoods will be free and open to the public during the following times, weather permitting: ❦ Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ❦ Sundays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM What is a natural materials playground? It is a […]

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 […]

Event Series Family Funday Sunday

Family Funday Sunday

Spruce Street Harbor Park 401 S Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Head down to Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Philly waterfront for free, Family Funday Sunday — every Sunday this summer from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be fun fitness classes, crafts, and activities, with pop-up play each week. Start your day with […]

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Music of Grateful Dead & More (for Kids!)

Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia 1009 Canal Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Rock out with dad on Father's Day at Brooklyn Bowl! Enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead and More featuring Lovelight. A portion of the proceeds will support Rex Foundation.   The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series hosted at historic music venues […]

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 Jazz Bruch

Mt. Airy Art Garage 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Come out to celebrate Father's Day and enjoy brunch while listening to the smooth sounds of Passage Jaz! You will have a great time! They are a BYOB.

Father’s Day Express – West Chester Railroad

West Chester Railroad 230 E Market St, West Chester, PA

Take Dad on a relaxing train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on his special day. During your brief layover in Glen Mills, you will be able to explore the historic Glen Mills train station as well as a picnic grove along […]

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 […]