Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy of Delaware River Waterfront
Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy of Delaware River Waterfront

Free Things to Do with Philly Kids in June

The month of June brings sunshine, the smell of freshly mowed grass, blooming gardens, and carefree days now that school has almost ended. As great as that is, the extra free time can also easily empty a Philly parent's wallet. The cost of keeping the kiddos entertained can really add up. But keep those debit cards tucked away! Why? Because there is an enormous amount of free fun to be had throughout the Delaware Valley, and we've got the lowdown.

There are places to cool off, movies to watch under the stars, parks to hike and picnic, and outdoor concerts to dance and sing. On sunny days, kids can explore a 'new to you' destination playground such as Manderach Memorial Playground in Limerick or pack a picnic to visit Fort Mifflin during Freedom Blast. If clouds move in, families can retreat indoors to experience free museum fun at Rodin Museum, The Rosenbach, Franklin Institute, or American Swedish Museum. Escape to air-conditioned malls for free programming to keep little ones entertained such as Kids' MusicRound at Oxford Valley Mall.

No matter the weather, there are plenty of great ways to have fun without spending a dime!


Spruce Street Harbor Park
Columbus Blvd and Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Historic Philadelphia Center
6th and Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
101 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA

King of Prussia Town Center
155 Village Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Downtown Narberth
Haverford Avenue
Narberth, PA

Second State Press
1400 North American Street B103
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Brandywine Battlefield Park
1491 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Chestnut Hill Free Library
8711 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Whitman Library
200 Snyder Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
101 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA

Kimmel Center - Verizon Hall
300 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Franklin Institute
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Rose Tree Park
1671 N. Providence Road
Upper Providence, PA 19063

Green Lane Park
2144 Snyder Road
Green Lane, PA 18054

Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Free Library of Philadelphia Central Library
1901 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA