February GoList: The Best Things To Do With Philly Kids

Winter Fun Events for Families in Philadelphia PA

We've had some frigid days in Philly this year, and we may be looking at quite a few more before spring finally arrives. Luckily, there's plenty of fun for Philly kids indoors if you're not ready to brave the chills outside. Whether you're just looking for a place to drop-in, or trying to save a little money this winter, we've got a little something for everyone, including fun for even the littlest ones! So, stay warm and have fun this February, Philly!

Don't forget, there are tons more great events listed in our event calendar every day. 

1. Groundhog Day Family Festival - Philadelphia
February 2, 2019
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum invites families to learn about the history of Groundhog Day through groundhog walks, children's crafts, and coloring contests. Live music and light snacks round out the day.

2. Lunar New Year - Philadelphia 
February 2, 2019
Honor the Year of the Pig at Independence Seaport Museum's Lunar New Year celebration. Cultural activities, storytime, calligraphy demonstrations, crafts, martial arts, dancing, lantern-making, and games await visitors.

3. R.L. Stine's GOOSEBUMPS: Phantom of the Auditorium - Philadelphia
February 2 - 9, 2019
This frighteningly fun musical at Walnut Street Theatre is based on the beloved series from R. L. Stine. Follow Brooke and Zeke as they investigate the strange things happening during the school play rehearsals. Is it a joke or something more? Tickets are available online.

4. WinterFest - Abington 
February 3, 2019
Featuring games, crafts, animal programs and more, Briar Bush Nature Center's free winter festival has something for everyone in the family. Hope for snow for a true winter wonderland experience.

5. Winter Wildflower Walk - Schwenksville
February 9, 2019
Stroll through the landscape discovering winter flowers along the way. Learn how to identify different foliage as well as find out about their life cycles.

6. Valentine Workshop for Kids - Pennypacker Mills/Schwenksville 
February 9, 2019
Children ages 5 and older can visit Pennypacker Mills for a craft session featuring four Victorian themed Valentine crafts including a 3-D card, heart shaped sun catcher, a wood frame with poem, and a flower in hand gift. All materials and instructions are provided.

7. Presidents' Day Weekend Fun - Philadelphia 
February 16-18, 2019
Visitors are invited to the National Constitution Center to learn about the role that American presidents have played in our country and what it takes to be commander-in-chief. On Monday, February 18th, visitors can enjoy free admission courtesy of TD Bank. In addition, on Monday, visitors can attend a Kids Town Hall with Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt who will answer visitors’ questions.

8. George Washington's Birthday Celebration - Washington Crossing
February 17, 2019
Celebrate President's Day at Washington Crossing Historical Park. Guests can expect demonstrations, a station to make special birthday cards for General Washington, and a meet and greet with the General himself. Afterwards, sing Happy Birthday and eat his birthday cake cut with his sword.

9. Mummers Mardi Gras Festival - Philadelphia
February 23, 2019
The Philadelphia Mummers celebrate Mardi Gras at 2300 Arena. Guests can expect live performances both indoor and out, family-friendly activities, photo booths with Mummers costumes and props, face painting, and silent auction.

10. Annie - Wilmington, DE
February 23 - March 17, 2019
Delaware Children's Theatre proudly presents everyone's favorite redheaded orphan Annie and her lovable dog, Sandy. Audiences can expect to experience this young girl's journey in on of the best family musicals written. Tickets can be purchased in advance online. The show is recommended for children 4 and older.

11. Sugar Maple Trees - East Norriton
February 24, 2019
Guests to Norristown Farm Park can examine sugar maple trees, as well as other maple trees, and discover how Native Americans and early settlers retrieved maple sugar from trees. Visitors learn how maple syrup is made from the sap of these special trees. Participants can taste maple sugar and pure maple syrup to compare with commercial syrups. Afterwards, listen to the Native American legend of how maple sap was discovered. Pre-registration is required so be sure to call and secure a spot.


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