Free Things to Do with Philly Kids in October

Photo of Franklin Square Pumpkin Patch by G. Widman
Free activities for children in the Delaware Valley

Autumn is the time of year when Philly families can enjoy the crisp October air, take a hayride, pick apples from the orchard, select pumpkins from the patch, and get ready for one of the most exciting nights of the year, Halloween. While some activities can be expensive, there are so many cost-effective ways to enjoy the change in seasons on a budget.

Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has rounded up plenty of options to keep everyone in the family entertained while saving money. This month features free experiences including a hands-on building project, a photography workshop, and science day festivities.  Outdoor activities include bird watching at Riverbend, boating on the Schuylkill River, playing among the trees at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, and even a haunted hayride at Green Lane Park! Towards the end of October, plenty of free Halloween fun awaits Philly kids so be sure to review our recently updated post to find great ways to get multiple uses out of those adorable and spooky Halloween costumes.

For now, keep reading for free fun for the month ahead.