Photo courtesy of Brandywine River Museum
Photo courtesy of Brandywine River Museum

34 Things To Do With Preschoolers This Winter

It can be challenging to keep Philly toddlers and preschoolers entertained during the winter months. Cold temperatures, snow, and ice can exclude outdoor play as an option and may force Philly parents to get creative at home. But if the weather isn’t being too uncooperative, there are plenty of ways to engage those young, inquisitive minds and energetic little bodies outside of the house. 

Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has rounded up our top picks to keep Philly parents and their young kids from going stir crazy this winter. From the city to the suburbs, little ones in the Delaware Valley can learn, grow, and be inspired no matter what the thermometer reads. Browse our list below to find the perfect fit for your children.


Kimmel Center Common Wealth Plaza
300 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Reading Terminal Market
51 N 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA

Cecil B. Moore Library
2320 Cecil B. Moore Avenue Cecil B. Moore & 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Free Library of Philadelphia/ Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Free Library of Philadelphia/ Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19003

American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Reading Terminal Market
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Bartram’s Garden
54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Brandywine River Museum
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063

Natural Balance Gymnastics
311 Bethlehem Pike, M Turn on Advance Lane, Left in first Driveway
Colmar, PA 18915

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Sky Zone Glen Mills
10 Conchester Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Briar Bush Nature Center
1212 Edgehill Road
Abington, PA 19001

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063

Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA 19063

Norristown Farm Park
2500 Upper Farm Rd
East Norriton, PA 19403

ISC Mount Laurel
1 Hovtech Blvd
Mt Laurel, NJ 08054

Jazams
Old York Road
Lahaska, PA 18938

Lakeshore
340 W. DeKalb Pike PA 19406
King of Prussia, PA

Peter Wentz Farmstead
2030 Shearer Rd
Worcester, PA 19446

Book & Puppet Co.
466 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042

The Museum of American History at Deptford, NJ
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ 08093-1627