Superhero Saturday. Photo courtesy of Please Touch Museum
Superhero Saturday. Photo courtesy of Please Touch Museum

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Festivals, Trains, Grandparents Day September 7-8

Philly kids are adjusting to the new school year and acclimating to a different routine, but that doesn't mean family fun has to end. After all, summer technically lasts until mid-September. Why not spend part of the weekend with activities found in the Mommy Poppins's event calendar?

Start off by attending a festival. There are opportunities to appreciate the culture of Poland and Brazil, learn about the impact of honey bees, or pretend to be a superhero. Foodies can enjoy good eats at the Mushroom Festival or Whoopie Pie Festival while music lovers rock out to tunes at Haverford Music Festival. Other noteworthy experience include Caln Community Day, Doylestown Art Festival, Bryn Mawr Day, and Brandywine Festival of the Arts.

Don't forget that Sunday is Grandparents Day! Take Granny and Pop to a museum to learn about family trees, an arboretum to see Thomas the Tank Engine, or the pier for some fishing. No matter how you spend your weekend, make it a great one.


Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Brandywine Park
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802

Downtown Kennett Square
101 South Union Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Downtown Doylestown
East State Street
Doylestown, PA

Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Caln Township
253 Municipal Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372

Downtown Bryn Mawr
7 N. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Hershey Farm Restaurant
240 Hartman Bridge Rd
Strasburg, PA 17572-9791

Wings Field
1501 Narcissa Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Valley Forge
1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia , PA 19406

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA

Delaware Children's Museum
550 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
101 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia's Magic Garden
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA