Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Nightscape, Balloon Freak, Campfire August 1-5 Submitted by Kristen Sullivan on Sun, 07/31/2016 - 10:00am One of the best parts of summer is the free time on the family calendar. There is no homework (well, perhaps some summer reading and math pages), music lessons, soccer practices, dance classes, and scout meetings. These activities are put on hold allowing more time for semi-spontaneous fun. Find some great ways to fill those empty moments with experiences from our Events Calendar. Visit The Colonial Theatre to watch balloon tricks by John Cassidy. Go for a stroller walk at Winterthur. Cool off from summer heat with a day trip to a nearby lake or a swim at a pop-up pool. Once the sun sets, head to Longwood Gardens for a nighttime spectacular called Nightscape or gather by the campfire to enjoy the nighttime sky at Churchville Nature Center. Overwhelmed with all the options? Relax! Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has our top weekday picks below. And, be sure to check out our August GoList to plan out the month ahead. Read more.