Photo courtesy of Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens
Photo courtesy of Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens

Mother's Day Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Festivals, Nature, Art

Philly Moms do so much for their families - grocery shopping, laundry, helping with homework, and chauffeuring kids to soccer practice and piano lessons. So why not treat the special mother figure in your life with some Mother's Day fun this weekend? Our events calendar is loaded with activities that are sure to put a smile on Mom's face while entertaining the kids too!

Plan on eating out at a delicious brunch held at Elmwood Park Zoo, Sesame Place, or Morris Arboretum. Construct a special picture frame for Mom at Independence Seaport Museum or explore nature with her by taking a hike and searching for birds. Pause in the afternoon for tea time on a train or in a tea house.

Looking for additional family options? Clark Park's Annual May Fair features live music, obstacle courses, and bounce houses, The Philadelphia Fleadh provides Irish music and entertainment, Brandywine Battlefield Park's Encampment Day allows guests to step back to colonial days and learn about the Civil War, and Tyler Arboretum welcomes families to learn about amphibians during its Froggy Madness event.

As you plan out the weekend, be sure to sort events using tags, location, and age filters. Everyone at Mommy Poppins Philadelphia wishes all the MOMMIES out there a well-deserved Happy Mother's Day!


Museum of the American Revolution
101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neshaminy Mall
707 Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, PA 19020

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063

Second State Press
1400 North American Street B103
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Clark Park
43rd St. and Chester Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia National Guard Armory
2700 Southampton Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd and Walnut Street Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens
Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives West Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA

Lorimer Park
183 Moredon Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806

Philadelphia's Magic Garden
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

West Chester Railroad
230 E Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
16th Annual KidsFilmFest
Online - various times Pick
Night Skies in the Observatory at Home
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
Alastair Moock Family FB Concert
Facebook - various times Pick
Goodnight with Dolly
- various times Pick
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