Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Outdoors, Creek Critters, Festivals June 8-9

As the school year winds down, Philly families gear up for summer mode. Likewise, Mommy Poppins Philadelphia notices the shift in seasons as movies under the stars, concerts in the park, and an increase in outdoor activities fill our events calendar.

Those who like water can head outdoors with boots to splosh about with creek critters at Lorimer Park or hike around Upper Schuylkill Valley Park in search of frogs. If you prefer being above the water than below, try steering a canoe in the Perkiomen Creek or take a boat ride along the Schuylkill River. Once you have had your fill of animals and water fun, turn your attention to the many festivals going on this week. Families can expect carnivals with amusement rides, events featuring beloved comic book characters, and festivals rich in tradition, culture, and delicious food.

So, how will you spend your weekend? Keep reading for additional ideas, then text your friends and make plans for a fabulous weekend.

Arden Theatre Company
40 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Ave. Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

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

340 W. DeKalb Pike PA 19406
King of Prussia, PA

Upper Schuylkill Valley Park
1615 Black Rock Road
Royersford, PA 19468

Hagley Museum
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE 19807

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
1201 Pawlings Road
Audubon, PA 19403

Merriam Theater
250 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Light Box Film Center
Philadelphia , PA 19118

Graduate Hospital
23rd and South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Upper Mount Bethel Fire Hall
2341 North Delaware Drive Hwy 611 North
Mount Bethel, PA 18343

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806

Brandywine Battlefield Park
1491 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Philadelphia's Magic Garden
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
Plays In The House Teen Edition
website - various times Pick
The Shows Must Go On
Youtube - various times Pick
Make Your Own 18th Century Ice Cream
Zoom - various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides