Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Winter Fun, Shows, Parade Jan 23-24

Things to do with kids in Philadelphia, Winter Family Events

Winter is definitely here as Philly families can tell by the predicted snowfall and the even more predictable rush to the  grocery store for bread and milk. Hopefully, the white stuff doesn't have to stop the fun that awaits, but be sure to check with venues directly for updated schedules due to the anticipated snow.

This weekend, there are a variety of activities families can enjoy. Take a winter hike at Riverbend Environmental Education Center, learn about ferrets at Elmwood Park Zoo or owls at Schuykill Center for Environmental Education. Celebrate wintertime at Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival's Parade. Or, for some extra-special fun, take advantage of the snow and plan a skiing and snowboarding day trip.

After spending time out-of-doors, find a seat at a family-friendly performance. Both Snow White at Delaware Children's Theatre and Peter Pan and Wendy: A Musical at The Media Theatre have shows this weekend. Or, start cleaning out those closets to prepare for the spring consignment sales. Spring dates are constantly being added to our comprehensive list.

Be sure to browse through our entire Events Calendar to see all there is to do. To narrow your search, select age, area, and type of activity. Whether we get a dusting or a foot, make it great!

All Weekend

Peter Pan and Wendy: A New Musical- Media, PA
Audiences are transported to Neverland, a place where there are no parents, no rules, and no school, in The Media Theatre's performance of this classic with a bit of a modern twist.

Annual Model Railroad Open House- Phoenixville, PA
It's the last weekend to watch the Schuylkill Valley Railroad Club's trains in action as its open house concludes for the season.

Snow White- Wilmington, DE
Children are encouraged to dress as princesses and princes as the Delaware Children's Theatre presents the classic tale of Snow White. The sweet princess falls asleep after biting a poisonous apple, but will her prince come to give her true love's kiss and break the spell?

Saturday, January 23

Laerenswaert "Worth Learning" Series- Worchester, PA
Do your kids complain about doing chores around the house? Visit the Peter Wentz Farmstead for an eye-opening look at how people in colonial times did their chores in winter.

Owl Prowl- Green Lane, PA
Held at Green Lane Park, this program offers guests the opportunity to take a closer look at owls. After some learning time indoors, venture outside to listen for owl calls in the park.

Winter Festival Parade- New Hope, PA CANCELLED
Celebrate winter at the annual Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival. Guests can expect to see marching bands, floats, Mummers, and more. The parade begins at New Solebury High School and crosses the Free Bridge into Lambertville, so be sure to grab a good spot. After the parade, check out the ice sculpture contest.

Family Hour- Philadelphia, PA CANCELLED
The National Liberty Museum hosts its Family Hour on select Saturdays. This Saturday, the Museum features the story, Katie's Cabbage, which features growing crops.

Winter Walk- Ambler, PA
Bundle up with coats, gloves, and hats and venture through Wissahickon Park to enjoy the beauty of nature during wintertime.

Sunday, January 24

Tu B'Shevat Program- Philadelphia, PA CANCELLED
Morris Arbortetum celebrates the Jewish New Year of Trees during this educational program. Kids take a tour of the Arboretun, learn about the root system of trees, and play Tree Jeopardy.

Not-Bored Family Board Game Night- Philadelphia, PA CANCELLED
Set up the board, pass out the cards, and have some fun at Big Blue Marble Bookstore. A variety of board games are provided but guests can bring their favorite games along as well.

Winter Warriors- Gladwyne, PA CANCELLED
Guests to Riverbend Environmental Education Center discover how animals survive winters through hibernation or migration and search the grounds for signs of animal life.


Photo courtesy of Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival