Photo courtesy of Bucks County Children's Museum
Photo courtesy of Bucks County Children's Museum

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Fall Fun, Festivals, Museums, October 9-13

October is jam-packed with apples and pumpkins to pick, games to play at fall festivals, and exhibits to view at local museums. As always, Philly families can rely upon Mommy Poppins Philadelphia to round up some great options for the week ahead.

Take a hayride to pick apples at Johnson's Corner Farm or play among the pumpkins at Longwood Gardens. Babies can see works of art from the comfort of their stroller at the Philadelphia Museum of Art while toddlers and preschoolers can bop along in a music session or participate in apple activities at Bucks County Children's Museum. Older kids may appreciate a visit to the haunted USS Olympia. The entire family can celebrate the Jewish holiday, Sukkot, with crafts and stories at Please Touch Museum's Family Festival.

For additional fun, consider booking a train ride to see fall foliage or making reservations for a fall family weekend getaway. However you choose to spend the week, make it a great one.

Monday, October 9

Whole Foods Kids Club- Plymouth Meeting, PA
Take a break from grocery shopping at this engaging playdate held in the community room at Whole Foods.

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Tuesday, October 10

Music and Movement Storytime- Philadelphia, PA
Pick one of two different sessions so your little one can dance, wiggle, and clap to the music at Philadelphia City Institute.

Kids Mini-Yoga- New Hope, PA
Take the kids to Bucks County Children's Museum and see the exhibits on display. Be sure to check out a free mini-yoga session too.

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Wednesday, October 11

Homeschooler Days- Philadelphia, PA
Lead by Bartram Garden's staff, these workshops offer time for exploration, a lesson, and snack. This session's theme is The Hidden Beauty of Winter and features the opportunity for kids to identify trees without their leaves and make crafts to take home.


Photo courtesy of Bartram Gardens

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Thursday, October 12

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me Class- Exton, PA
Little ones and their moms can be creative during these free art classes held at the Exton Square Mall.

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Friday, October 13

Tall Trees Playdate- Philadelphia, PA
Held rain or shine, children can play in the natural playground at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Kids can meet new friends while use their imaginations to be creative outdoors. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.

Fairy Ball- Cherry Hill, NJ
Splurge with a visit to The Garden State Discovery Museum for its annual Fairy Ball. Make crafts, pose for pictures with the Fairy Queen, and twirl on the ballroom floor.


Photo courtesy of The Garden State Discovery Museum

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