Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Nature, History, Concerts August 29-30

Things to do with kids in Philadelphia, Summer Family Events

Ok, I'll admit it. I bought pumpkin-flavored Pop Tarts at the store this week. What was I thinking? I know it's August and there is still summer fun to be had.

Explore the creeks at Green Lane Park or Norristown Farm Park. Tour Woodford Mansion and discover what life in the 18th century was like or visit Pottstown Manor to learn about trades and crafts during the same era. Take a train ride to experience a Civil War Skirmish. Afterwards, relax with a summertime concert at Glen Providence Park or Franklin Square. Or check out a most unique performance by Invisible River beginning at Mander Recreation Center then traveling to St. Joseph's University's boathouse.

Our jam-packed Events Calendar is full of even more ideas to fill your weekend with fun. If you haven't subscribed already, be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter which is delivered every Thursday. Savor all August has to offer before Halloween decorations, Trick-or-Treat candy and pumpkin-flavored everything become the new normal. Have a great weekend!

All Weekend

Circus Week at the Garden Railway- Philadelphia, PA
Calling all train lovers! Morris Arboretum shows off its circus-themed train display to visitors through September 7.

Tomato and Pear Festival- Media, PA
Linvilla Orchards prepares to highlight juicy tomatoes and sweet pears at this family friendly festival. In addition to delicious treats, children can enjoy appearances from Radio Disney's road crew, Officer Offbeat and a beekeeper demonstration.

Civil War Skirmish Weekend- Wilmington, DE
Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour train ride at Greenbank Station while costumed reenactors recreate a battle on the site where Union and Confederate soldiers fought.

Hippo Awareness Weekend- Camden, NJ
Visit Adventure Aquarium to see the remarkable hippopotamus on view. Learn about these amazing creatures through interactive displays, educational shows and more.

Saturday, August 22

Creek Critters- Green Lane, PA
Be prepared to get wet as visitors to Green Lane Park explore the creek and its inhabitants.

Invisible River Performance- Philadelphia, PA
See this one-of-a-kind show in which Invisible River performers showcase their dancing skills while suspended from the Strawberry Mansion Bridge at Mander Recreation Center.

Woodford, A Summer Home- Philadelphia, PA
Take a guided tour of Woodford Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, and learn about the history of this 18th century summer home.

Butterfly Celebration- Royersford, PA
Children learn about tagging, feeding and raising butterflies as well as watch a butterfly release at Upper Schuylkill Park's Butterfly Celebration.

Kids Club Craft- Select locations, PA
Sign up to make a crafty bookmark just in time for Back to School at your local Michael's store.

Summer Afternoon Concert in the Park- Media, PA
Pack a blanket, some bug spray and head over to Glen Providence Park to listen to the sweet sounds of the classical woodwind quintet, Philly Winds.

Moonlight Walk- Doylestown, PA
Take advantage of staying up late for a moonlit walk through Peace Valley Nature Center.

Sunday, August 23

Fins, Wings and Other Creek Things- East Norriton, PA
Explore Norristown Farm Park's Kepner Creek to find insects, fish and frogs. Be sure to wear water shoes or old sneakers as visitors may get wet.

Sunday in the Square- Philadelphia, PA
Watch a free, live concert performed by Ernie & Neal at Franklin Square. Then, play a round of mini-golf or take a ride on the carousel.

Insect Safari- Churchville, PA
Churchville Nature Center hosts an opportunity to explore the grounds searching for six-legged creatures. Observe these critters up close with the help of nets and collecting jars, then release them back into their natural habitat.

Living History Sundays- Pottstown, PA
It's the last weekend to learn about 18th century life at Pottstown Manor. Trained staff and volunteers share trades, crafts and pasttimes of that time period with visitors.