Best of October: 25+ Top Things To Do in Philly with Kids

Head to Bartram's Garden to honor Indigenous People's Day at this free, outdoor event. Photo courtesy of the gardens
Head to Bartram's Garden to honor Indigenous People's Day at this free, outdoor event. Photo courtesy of the gardens

October in Philly means fall festivals, sweater weather, pumpkin patches, and lots of Halloween anticipation

There's a full month of Halloween festivities ahead this October, with tons of opportunities to get some extra mileage out of those costumes. Staples like Boo at the Zoo and Spooky Mini Golf are back, plus check out the new haunts on the block like Lincoln Mill Haunted House in Manayunk, opening its creaky doors for the first time this month. October 10th is Indigenous People's Day, so head to Bartram's Garden for a big family celebration that Sunday. Stage shows like Annie and Disney Jr. Live both arrive on Broad Street this month, and keep an eye on our calendar for neighborhood festivals like Roxtoberfest

For all the best Halloween happenings, check out our Guide to Halloween in Philly, where you'll find our top 50 event picks for Halloween. Our Fall in Philly Guide, featuring our fall bucket list, will have you ready for sweater weather in no time.

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Places featured in this article:


Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

Appell Center for the Performing Arts

East Passyunk Avenue Business District
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