Sunday Funday yoga. Photo courtesy of Awbury Arboretum
Sunday Funday yoga. Photo courtesy of Awbury Arboretum

60 Free Things To Do in Philly this Summer with Kids

Now that the most unique school year on record is over, Philly parents must find ways to entertain, educate, and engage their children over the summer. This can get expensive, so Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has researched some of the best events throughout the region that do not cost a cent. The list includes outdoor movies, festivals, scavenger hunts, storytimes, and Wawa Welcome America events throughout the region. So get ready for a great summer ahead while staying on a budget.

For other ways to spend the hazy, lazy days of summer, be sure to browse our Summer Activities Guide for Philly Kids. Read on to discover our favorite, free activities from our events calendar.

Places featured in this article:


Logan Branch Library (Free Library of Philadelphia)

African American Museum in Philadelphia

American Swedish Historical Museum

Eastern State Penitentiary

Independence Mall & National Constitution Center Lawn

Philadelphia's Magic Garden

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Chester County Government Services Complex

Amphitheater behind the Plymouth Meeting Community Center

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
Grow Up Green
Sister Cities Park - 10:30 AM Pick
Early Learner Summer Pods by The Barnes Foundation
Philly Playstreet Mantua (MULTIPLE LOCATIONS) - 11:00 AM Pick
Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum
Morris Arboretum - various times Pick
Goshen Country Fair
Fair Grounds - various times Pick
Pop-Up Naturalist Series
Newlin Grist Mill - 6:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides