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

Fun Events for Families in Philadelphia PA

Yes, we're back to school, but that definitely doesn't mean the fun of the season has ended. Squeeze the last bit of summer out of September and then turn right around and enjoy the first glimpses of fall. While this month can feel especially busy as you try to get back into the swing of the school year routine, we've made having fun easy for you with our top picks for September all in one place. So round up the family and get going, from free museum admission to the start of Fall activities, an annual Mushroom Festival, a visit from Thomas the Train, and more.

1. Star Wars Science Day- Wilmington
September 1, 2018
Journey to a galaxy far, far away at the Delaware Children's Museum. Kids can pose for photos with their favorite Star Wars characters, and engage in many Star Wars-themed science activities throughout the day.

2. Back to School Weekend- Philadelphia
September 1-3, 2018
Kids under 12 can visit the Museum of the American Revolution for free Labor Day weekend to celebrate the start of a new school year!

3. Philadelphia Honey Festival - various locations
September 7-9, 2018
Sweet liquid gold is the star of the show during The Philadelphia Honey Festival. Throughout the weekend, guests are invited to celebrate at three different locations (Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Wyck Historic Home, and Bartram's Gardens) featuring a variety of activities including a honey tasting, children's carnival, and demonstrations.

Visit an old-fashioned carnival and check out the children's activities and culinary exhibits at Kennett Square's Mushroom Festival. Photo courtesy of G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

4. Mushroom Festival- Kennett Square
September 7-9, 2018
Kicking off with a community parade, this festival also includes a carnival. In addition, you'll find plenty of children's activities, culinary exhibits, an antique car show, and tons of vendors.

5. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Weekend- Philadelphia
September 8-9, 2018
It's the last weekend to catch Thomas the Train at the Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum. See if your local library offers passes here.

Celebrate fall at Spruce Street Harbor Park with yummy seasonal food and more! Photo courtesy of Chris Kendig for Delaware River Waterfront

6. Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival - Media
September 15-16, 2018
Throughout this September weekend, guests to Linvilla Orchards enjoy live music from local musicians and beautiful crafts created by local artisans. While visiting, be sure to check out all of the children's activities such as hayrides, mazes, and Pumpkinland fun.

7. Scarecrow Festival- Lahaska
September 15-16, 2018
Peddlers Village is bustling with activity this time of year. Stroll the village looking at the creative scarecrows and enjoy food and entertainment all weekend.

8. Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird & Wildlife Festival - Green Lane
September 22, 2018
The entire family can enjoy a day of fun and learning at Green Lane Park. Visitors can expect live animal presentations, Monarch Butterfly tagging and releases, kids’ games and activities, free hayrides, and live music.

9. Disney's Aladdin, Jr. - Philadelphia
September 22-30, 2018
Based on the timeless animated film and hit Broadway show, Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is filled with magic and thrills the whole family will enjoy at Walnut Street Theatre. When street urchin Aladdin falls for the strong-willed Princess Jasmine, he gets help from a fun-loving Genie to outsmart the wicked Jafar and win her hand.  

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