Play Without Boundaries at the Please Touch Museum. Photo courtesy of the museum
Play Without Boundaries at the Please Touch Museum. Photo courtesy of the museum

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Festivals, Trains, Museums August 3-4

Approximately six weeks of official summer has passed already and Philly parents may have heard the dreaded phrase, "I'm bored" a time or two. No one is going to be bored this weekend! Not if Mommy Poppins Philadelphia can help it. From toddlers to teen, this August weekend is sizzling with fun for everyone. There are variety of festivals featuring summertime fruit, butterflies, libations and crustaceans, culture, animals, and music happening throughout Philadelphia and the entire Delaware Valley

After attending a festival or two, young ones can enjoy the performance by Two of a Kind at Parkway Central Library's Sundays on Stage. Children who are interested in things that go can take a picnic train ride at West Chester Railroad or explore the antique automobiles at Marshall Steam Museum. Older kids can learn a bit of history at Valley Forge or discover more about Alexander Hamilton at the National Constitution Center. Everyone in the family can be inspired by the creativity found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Art Splash exhibit, with hands-on activities at the Barnes, and through stories at the Brandywine River Museum.

Can't decided what to do first? Read about the details of some of our top picks. Don't forget to browse our event calendar for additional ideas.


Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Mount Hope Estate and Winery
2775 Lebanon Rd
Manheim, PA 17545

Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534

Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA

Gratz College Theater Performances
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA

Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA 19063

Home Depot
ALL LOCATIONS 2200 W Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145

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

Brandywine River Museum
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

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

Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

West Chester Railroad
230 E Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382

Northern Liberties
North 2nd between Germantown and Green Streets
Philadelphia, PA