Whenever a carefree August day presents itself, a family 'go-to' activity is to read a book. Luckily for Philly families, this week offers a variety of opportunities to do just that. From listening to stories under the trees at an arboretum, among the animals at the zoo, at a neighborhood bookstore, or even at a grist mill, children can dive into the world of imagination through interesting characters.
If your crew prefers to watch a movie, there are plenty of spots throughout the Delaware Valley to indulge in film. Penn's Landing and Water Tower Recreation Center feature Beauty and the Beast, Aston Community Center presents The Good Dinosaur, Miles Park showcases Finding Dory, and Oxford Memorial Park welcomes folks to watch Sing. Those looking to escape screens for a bit can turn to nature and our latest round up of parks, gardens, and other open spaces. Be sure to plan a visit to one or two of them before the summer ends.
But, the real question is... have your started your back to school shopping? Believe it or not, consignment sales are starting to pop up on our events calendar. Grab some great deals or prepare to make some extra cash by reviewing our consignment sale tips. Now, continue reading for our top picks for this week.
Monday, August 14
St. Ann's Church Carnival- Bristol, PA
This annual summertime carnival at St. Ann's Church features both kiddie and family rides. Save up to $5 on each wristband if purchased before August 13th at 11:55 PM.
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Tuesday, August 15
Yoga on the Banks- Philadelphia, PA
Looking to build strength, clarity, and balance? Grab a mat and water bottle to do some yoga along the banks of the Schuylkill River at 25th and Locust. All ages are welcome.
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Wednesday, August 16
Storytime Book Trail- Philadelphia, PA
Families with younger children can wander about the grounds of Morris Arboretum. Then, gather for a storytime courtesy of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library and the Free Library of Springfield Township.
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Thursday, August 17
Springhouse Storytime- Glen Mills, PA
Preschoolers can learn about the days of the week during Newlin Grist Mill's monthly storytime session. In addition to books, kids can expect to sing songs, play games, and make crafts.
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Friday, August 18
Tall Trees Playdate- Philadelphia, PA
This rain or shine opportunity allows parent and child to explore nature at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. During this special experience, children can use things found in nature and their imaginations to build their own creations while making new friends.
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Photo courtesy of Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education