Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Arts, Animals, Cirque Eloize January 9-13

Things to do with kids in the Philly area on weekdays

Now that the holidays and winter break are a distant memory, Philly families can refocus on getting children back to a predictable routine. Thankfully, our events calendar has many opportunities to help keep your children on schedule and engaged with a variety of artistic, educational, and unusual activities this week.

Children can tap into their creative side with a visit to Monkey Fish Toys in Exton or West Chester, Delaware Art Museum's Sketch It! program, or the Barnes Foundation's Artime Storytime. Learn about animals on the farm at Springton House Manor. Finish the week with a special splurge to Cirque Eloize at the Merriam Theater.

Prepare for wintertime fun by reading our recent skiing, sledding, and snowtubing posts in case we get a little white stuff on the ground sometime this season. Until then, keep reading for the excitement that awaits this week!

Monday, January 9

Exton Craft Monday Morning- Exton, PA
Start off the week getting crafty at Monkey Fish Toys' free craft time.

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Tuesday, January 10

Family Mornings at Smith- Philadelphia, PA
Explore Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse without crowds every Tuesday morning.

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Wednesday, January 11

Pre- and Post- Natal Yoga- Philadelphia, PA
Pregnant women or women who recently have given birth can take some time for themselves by participating in NEST's free Pre- and Post- Natal Yoga session.

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Thursday, January 12

Wild Animals Up Close- Glenmoore, PA
Little ones can visit Springton Manor Farm to take a closer look at the farm animals.

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Friday, January 13

Cirque Eloize: Saloon- Philadelphia, PA
Older children can appreciate the amazing acrobatic talents of the performers as they depict the Wild West at the Merriam Theater.

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Photo courtesy of the Merriam Theater.