April GoList: Best Things To Do with Philly Kids

Spring Fun Events for Families in Philadelphia PA

Discover 18 different ways to explore Philly and the surrounding areas in April (and that's no joke!) Mother Nature may have put us through the ringer with a very snowy start to spring, Philly families can finally embrace all the fun this season holds. Easter arrives early in the month so be sure to check out our round-ups of egg huntsbunny brunchestrain rides, and farm fun. But the adventures and fun don't stop there. Peruse our events calendar for exciting science activities with many local events making up the annual Philadelphia Science Festival, multiple spring food festivals for foodies, Brick Fest for Lego lovers, Earth Day and Arbor Day activities for the environmentally aware, and amazing consignment sales for those looking for a bargain.

Time to get out your family calendar and plan some family fun with our top picks for the month. Life is good in April!

Easter Promenade—Philadelphia, PA
April 1, 2018
The annual Easter Promenade is ready to entertain the crowds with music, dancing, and the Easter Bunny!

The Great Easter Egg Hunt—Rosemont, PA
April 1, 2018
Search for 7,000 eggs at this free, community egg hunt held at Rosemont College. Families can expect opportunities for even the littlest hunters to find eggs.

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival—Philadelphia, PA
April 7 and 14, 2018
For two Saturdays, families can enjoy Morris Arboretum's beautiful cherry blossom collection and take part in a series of Japanese cultural events. Both days include a Cherry Walk, Kyo Daiko Drumming Crew, and a Japanese Elements Tour.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley—Philadelphia, PA
April 7-17, 2018 Fridays and Saturdays
Watch as your favorite flat boy, Stanley, embarks on an exciting musical journey at the Walnut Street Theatre.

Snow White at the Arden—Philadelphia, PA
April 8-June 3, 2018
Experience Snow White on stage at Arden Theatre. Families with children 6 and older can enjoy this classic tale featuring the beautiful princess, evil queen, and seven dwarfs.

Spring StrEAT Food Festival—Manayunk, PA
April 15, 2018
Dive into some good eats in downtown Manayunk. Festival-goers can expect food trucks, gourmet food vendors, and farm stands too!

EarthFest—Ambler, PA
April 20, 2018
Temple University's Ambler Campus celebrates Earth Fest, its Earth Day celebration. This outdoor educational experience allows guests the opportunity to learn about the environment and preserving our planet for the future.

Bat Campfire Program—Churchville, PA
April 20, 2018
Head to Churchville Nature Center and search for fuzzy, flying bats during this special campfire program. After enjoy a fun campfire experience with roasted marshmallows.

Philadelphia Science Festival Star Party—Various Locations
April 20, 2018
Local universities, community centers, and wildlife refuges throughout the region host a night of star gazing, with telescopes and star maps available.

Middle East Galleries Opening Festival—Philadelphia, PA
April 21-22, 2018
Penn Museum is hosting a two-day festival in celebration of the opening of the Middle East Galleries. Expect a fest packed with the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the region, past and present.

Brick Fest Live—Oaks, PA
April 21-22, 2018
LEGO fans can fully engage in building fun at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Race a LEGO derby car, pose for pictures with mascots, build floor puzzles and mosaics, and play golf.

International Spring Festival—Lansdale, PA
April 21, 2018
Featuring international foods, music, entertainment, a health fair, and a ton of kid-friendly activities.

Zuzz the Alien Needs Your Help—Ambler, PA
April 21-April 29, 2018 Saturdays and Sundays
A space alien needs your help! This interactive play experience invites the audience to work as a team at Ambler’s Act II Playhouse.

Opening Day at Sesame Place—Langhorne, PA
April 28, 2018
Be one of the first to arrive at Sesame Place on opening day! Let the season begin—visitors will enjoy a character celebration, followed by red carpet meet and greets with all of the Sesame Street friends.

Science Carnival—Philadelphia, PA
April 28, 2018
Interactive games, family-friendly activities, and science experiments are featured at this scientific celebration which is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival held at Penn's Landing.

Aladdin Jr—Wilmington, DE
April 28-May 13, 2018
Kids 4 and older can take in the thrilling tale of Aladdin, based on the Disney classic at the Delaware Children's Theatre.

Arbor Day Family Day—Philadelphia, PA
April 29, 2018
Trees are the highlight throughout the garden at Morris Arboretum where children can design a tree house, make a tree map, create a street landscape with trees, and shadow an arborist. Girl Scouts can earn their Gardener badge.

Grand Opening Party at Goldfish Swim School—Oaks, PA
April 28, 2018
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Goldfish Swim School Oaks with fun for the whole family in the pool! In addition to open family swim, guests can expect snacks, raffles, crafts, and much more. 

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