Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Pirate Festival, Xtreme Bugs, Big Bounce July 7-8

Things to do with kids in the Philly area on weekends
Photo courtesy of Wilmington Pirate Festival

If you need weekend inspiration, Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has got you covered. Our jam-packed event calendar is exploding with ways to encourage imagination, creativity, and physical activity.

Grab an eye patch and a sword to head to the Wilmington Pirate Festival, where kids can make pirate crafts, see aerial pirate performances, and take tours of the boat, the Kalmar Nyckel. Pretend you are a prince or princess and explore Fonthill Castle as you learn what it was like to live there long ago. View oversized insects in a world of gigantic bugs at Academy of Natural Science or construct fairy houses or teepees in the garden at Morris Arboretum. Channel your inner artist by dropping by an art session or art museum. Burn off some energy (and calories) at The Big Bounce America or paddle down Perkiomen Creek. Still looking for more? Continue reading our top picks for an amazing weekend!