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Easter Egg Hunts Around the Philadelphia Area

As Peter Cottontail makes his way to the Delaware Valley, Philly kids should find their favorite basket and get ready to search high and low for eggs at these local Easter egg hunts. Most of these egg hunts are outdoors. In the event of questionable weather, please be sure to check directly with the organizers to see if they have a rain date. All of our event listings link to official websites. Also, make sure to click through to our events calendar for exact times since many hunts have multiple time frames based on age.

The majority of these egg hunts are FREE and are a great way to welcome spring and create Easter traditions with your kids. Be sure to check our Easter Bunny Express post for information on special holiday train rides and our Easter Bunny Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner post with plenty of eating options for your family.

Orlando's Wyndham Bonnet Creek Offers Disney-Adjacent Suites and Resort Amenities

Finding the perfect place to stay for your Orlando family vacation can be hard. You want a location with good proximity to the amusement parks, but don't forget there’s lots more to do in Orlando than just theme parks, so a resort that is fun on its own can save you a bundle and also be a whole lot more fun. Family-sized suites, kitchens, and laundry options bring the comforts of home that take the stress out of a family trip, too.

Wyndham Bonnet Creek offers luxurious condo-style one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom family suites adjacent to Walt Disney World and close to other Orlando attractions. With a full schedule of resort activities, five pool complexes, including a lazy river and water slides, it’s no wonder it ranks No. 4 on Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards list of Top Resorts in Orlando.

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Outdoors, Women's History, Holi March 23-24

No matter what Punxsutawney Phil said, there is no doubt about it. According to the calendar, it's the first official weekend of spring in the Delaware Valley. Welcome it with some great family activities found in our events calendar.

With spring's arrival, Philly families can find many opportunities to get outdoors. Those who enjoy fishing can cast a line at Norristown Farm Park or Linvilla Orchards. Animal lovers can construct a bird house for bluebirds or meet a whitetail deer named Max. Other interesting activities include creating paper kites from recyclable materials at Wissahickon Environmental Center or trying archery at Warwick County Park.

Museums also offer engaging experiences. National Constitution Center recognizes Women's History Month with exhibits, displays, and an educational music video workshop inspired by Lady Gaga while Please Touch Museum celebrates the Hindu spring festival known as Holi. Kids visiting the Museum can expect to see traditional Indian dancers, henna art, and a confetti color throwing party.

Keep reading for more ideas on how to make this spring weekend a great one.

7 Single Parent Hacks for Entertaining Kids (and Staying Sane) Every Day of the Week

March 21st is National Single Parent Day. Yes, that's a thing. It even has a hashtag #NationalSingleParentDay. Yipeee, let's celebrate you! The holiday was created in 1984 to "honor the sacrifices and diligent work of single parents across our country" with the hopes that it would become just as popular as Mother's Day or Father's Day. Okay, that's pretty cool. Except, you know, when you're single... there's no one to actually go out and get you roses or candy or take you to dinner or even draw you a bath...on National Single Parent Day, on Mother's Day, on Father's Day, or any other day... because, you're SINGLE. But you deserve to be celebrated—if not with roses then at least with a few helpful hacks to get through the week.

31 Spring Festivals, Fairs, and Carnivals for Philly Families

Spring is here and naturally so is festival season. Philly families look forward to a springtime filled with festivals, fairs, and carnivals. Whether you're in the city or the 'burbs, it is definitely worthwhile to add some of these events on your family's schedule. The variety is remarkable. From science and art to nature to culture, there is truly something for everyone. Rainy weather may impact some of these events since most are outdoors so be sure to check directly with the venue if the weather seems questionable. 

So, click on your family calendar, text some friends, and make plans to attend some of this great events this spring!

Insider’s Guide to Haines, Alaska: 21 Top Things to Do with Kids

Alaska is a dream destination on many family travel bucket lists. The way most people experience the state is to hop on one of the many cruises that travel up the Inside Passage. Cruising is particularly suited for Alaska travel because the scenery from the ship is beautiful and the destinations are hard to reach otherwise. But, as with many things in travel, the easiest road often passes by the best destinations.

Haines, Alaska, is one of those gems that is often missed by family cruisers. If you have the option to take a cruise that stops in Haines, or can take an excursion to Haines (an option from Skagway), I highly recommend it. Or, if you want to plan your own Alaska trip, you could easily spend a week in Haines without running out of amazing things to do with the kids, from bear watching and fishing to exploring some really unique museums.

20 Affordable Summer Camps for Philadelphia Families

Two months. That’s how long your student has off from school for the summer. While you could see this as a great bonding time with your kids (and it is!), there is one problem: it’s just so. much. time! That’s where summer camps come in to save the day. Teaching your kids new skills, helping them form new friendships, and burning off the copious amounts of energy.

But summer camp can be a major burden on the wallet. Fortunately, there are a number of local summer camps and programs that make enrollment much more manageable. Whether they want to learn more about science and technology, grow as an artist, or gain skills on the field, there is an affordable camp for every age and interest.

To help you make your selections, we’ve rounded up a great list of free or affordable summer camps (using the cap of $350 per week as the highest limit) that you can use to help keep your kids entertained and engaged all summer long. Most camp registrations are on a week to week basis.

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Parades, Leprechauns, Consignment Sales March 16-17

The luck of the Irish has arrived in the Delaware Valley this weekend. Philly kids can search for leprechauns, listen to Celtic music, take a St. Patrick's Day train ride, and see an Irish dance performance. Many parades are set to march down the streets of Levittown, Springfield, Wilmington, and Conshohocken so be sure to grab the perfect viewing spot. Afterwards, head to an Irish festival at Green Parrot Restaurant Pub & Patio or Molly Maguire's Irish Restaurant & Pub.

While there certainly is a lot of St. Patrick's Day fun, the weekend isn't all about the Irish. Harry Potter fans can search through the Philadelphia Museum of Art on a themed scavenger hunt. Those interested in meditation and yoga can participate in St. Alban's Mindfulness Day. Girls can learn about coding at First African Baptist Church while kids interested in archaeology can spend time digging at Newlin Grist Mill. Don't forget to get a jumpstart on updating the kids' closets for spring at the many consignment sales going on this weekend. Hopefully, you'll catch some good deals, if you aren't able to catch a leprechaun.

25 Things We Are Excited To Do With Philly Kids this Spring

Springtime in Philly is the perfect time to get outdoors and find some new adventures with your littles. Spring brings so many great activities and fun events for Philly families to do. For many, spring heeds the opening of lots of outdoor play spaces like Diggerland and Sesame Place. It's also a time for blooming flowers, festivals, and the pick-your-own season at area farms and orchards.

Take a look at our events calendar for more springtime activities.

Star Wars, Potter, and More New Theme Park Rides at Disney and Beyond

Amusement parks are a spring break and family vacation staple. From coast to coast, amusement and water parks abound, offering fun and thrills to parents and children ranging from toddlers to teens alike.

While there's never any shortage of excitement, having an opportunity to check out new attractions only adds to the kids' enjoyment. Take a look at which popular destinations are introducing everything from state-of-the-art roller coasters to gentle kiddie rides, and which are celebrating the opening of entirely new sections of their already-enticing parks in 2019. We've rounded up new rides (including water park fun) from California's Disneyland to Orlando, Florida and even along the New Jersey Shore boardwalks and in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Texas.

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