October GoList: Best Things To Do with Philly Kids This Month

Fun Events for Families in Philadelphia PA

October is here and it's full of pumpkins, apples, hayrides, corn mazes, festivals, and more. Fall fun abounds and the weather is perfect for some outdoor fun. Check out the Fall Guide for more fun ways to get outside and enjoy fall before it gets too cold. If you've had your fill of fall fun and are looking for a little more variety in your fall calendar, the GoList has plenty of other great opportunities to have fun with your kids this month.

For lots of great Halloween fun and activities, check out our Halloween Guide, which is jam-packed with trick-or-treat alternatives, haunted houses, and amusement parks. As always, if you're still looking for something to do, our events calendar has plenty more activities to keep the whole family busy.

Truck and Tractor Day- Winterthur, DE
Saturday, October 1, 2016
See lots of big trucks and tractors at Winterthur Museum. Kids will also enjoy crafts, tree climbing, hayrides, and more. All activities are included in general admission and are free for members. 

Please Touch Museum's 40th Birthday Celebration-Philadelphia
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Kids will love celebrating the birthday of one of their favorite play spaces. Enjoy music and live entertainment, an immersive chalk-art experience, a dance party, and more. Guests receive 40% off admission as a special thank you from the museum.

Working in a TV Studio Workshop- Philadelphia
Saturday, October 8, 2016
This free workshop at Lasalle University is specifically for girls in grades 6, 7, and 8 with any level of experience in video production. Girls will create a "live" production using script, graphics, and video. The segment will air with one of Lasalle's regular programs on TV and on YouTube. This workshop is free, but registration is required.

Old City Fest- Philadelphia
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Celebrate art, music, culture, and family fun on the historic streets of Old City. Entertainment will be provided by Arden Drama School, Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Give and Take Jugglers, Music Monkey Jungle, and more. See demonstrations on 18th century chocolate making, as well.

STOMP The Day Away- Garnet Valley
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Kids in grades 1-6 will love making noise in this exciting workshop at Darlington Arts Center. Inspired by the stage show STOMP kids will use and build found objects to create percussive music and put on a show for friends and family. 

Minefaire- Philadelphia
Saturday & Sunday, October 15-16, 2016
If your kids loves Minecraft, don't miss this awesome event at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep in Survival Mode.

Night at the Museum: Community Overnight at Delaware Museum of Natural History- Wilmington, DE
Friday, October 1, 2016
This community overnight starts with some trick-or-treating fun, so wear your Halloween costume! Kids will then take a flashlight tour of the museum and roasted marshmallows over a campfire (weather permitted). The night ends with activities and a movie in the Community Room. Juice and bagels are served in the morning.

Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch Tournament- Philadelphia
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Chestnut Hill's Germantown Ave. turns into Hogsmeade on October 21. See a quidditch tournament at Chestnut Hill College, then check out all the shops on Germantown Ave. and meet some of your favorite Harry Potter characters. There will be book readings, activities, and a Harry Potter themed art gallery. 

World Culture Series: Day of the Dead- Philadelphia
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Penn Museum's annual Day of the Dead celebration features music and dance, puppetry and storytelling, and arts and crafts. Kids will have fun and learn about Mexican culture. Check to see if your local library offers a membership pass; you could get in free!

Day of the Dead Festivities- Philadelphia
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Decorate sugar cookie skulls, make paper flowers, get your face painted, and more at the Mütter Museum's celebration. All activities are included with admission and kids under 5 are free.

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