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Spring Break Activities for Philly Families

Maybe you're considering a vacation this spring break, or perhaps staying local works out better this year. Whether near or far from home, trying to find fun ways to entertain your kids when school's out can be a challenge. We've got you covered. Check out these ten Greater Philly activities that will keep your kids engaged this April (and hopefully offer you some enjoyment too).  

25 Fun Things to Do in Scranton, Pennsylvania with Kids

Looking for an easy family road trip around the tristate area? Scranton, Pennsylvania, might be your solution. It's less than three hours from the New York City area and Philadelphia and is filled with classic family vacation fun.

It’s easy to add a stop in the Electric City if you’re planning a trip to the Poconos with the kids or a stay in one of its many family-friendly resorts. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by all that Scranton has to offer.

Though most people associate the city with the TV show The Office, this area boasts lots of year-round fun: skiing and tubing in winter, minor league baseball in spring, water slides in summer, hiking in fall—and plenty of unique cuisine.

May GoList: Best Things To Do with Philly Kids

From fireworks at Sesame Place to strawberries in Peddler's Village and Mother's Day brunches around the Delaware Valley, there's so much to do in Philly and its suburbs this May! Get outside and play all day, or for rainy days, head indoors and check out some Philly museums for free

Want more ideas? Read on for 14 family-friendly events, and then head over to our event calendar to see what fun May can bring. Festival and fairs, nature and playtime, there's something for everyone this month!

15 Super Easy April Fools' Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids

There are few things more satisfying than pulling a fast one on your own kid, but elaborate prep work is sure to sap the fun out of any good April Fools' Day joke. In the past, we've shared ideas for old-school gags and fun tricks to play on children, but more recently, we've found that the very best pranks are also the simplest.

Here, we run down 15 easy ways to show kids that we still have the upper hand—at least when it comes to April Fools' Day!

Easter Bunny Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner for Philly Families

For many Philly families, part of celebrating the season of spring includes a visit to see the Easter Bunny. Thankfully, there are many opportunities to not only see the Easter Bunny hopping through the Delaware Valley but enjoy a meal as well. Kids have a chance to eat brunch, lunch, or dinner with the bunny at a variety of locations including museums, zoos, boats, and restaurants. Almost all events include photo-ops and some even offer egg hunts!

Take a look at some of our favorite events happening this year. Be sure to book your reservation in advance as many of these opportunities sell out.

Orlando's Wyndham Bonnet Creek Offers Disney-Adjacent Suites and Resort Amenities

Finding the perfect place to stay for your Orlando family vacation can be hard. You want a location with good proximity to the amusement parks, but don't forget there’s lots more to do in Orlando than just theme parks, so a resort that is fun on its own can save you a bundle and also be a whole lot more fun. Family-sized suites, kitchens, and laundry options bring the comforts of home that take the stress out of a family trip, too.

Wyndham Bonnet Creek offers luxurious condo-style one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom family suites adjacent to Walt Disney World and close to other Orlando attractions. With a full schedule of resort activities, five pool complexes, including a lazy river and water slides, it’s no wonder it ranks No. 4 on Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards list of Top Resorts in Orlando.

Easter Egg Hunts Around the Philadelphia Area

As Peter Cottontail makes his way to the Delaware Valley, Philly kids should find their favorite basket and get ready to search high and low for eggs at these local Easter egg hunts. Most of these egg hunts are outdoors. In the event of questionable weather, please be sure to check directly with the organizers to see if they have a rain date. All of our event listings link to official websites. Also, make sure to click through to our events calendar for exact times since many hunts have multiple time frames based on age.

The majority of these egg hunts are FREE and are a great way to welcome spring and create Easter traditions with your kids. Be sure to check our Easter Bunny Express post for information on special holiday train rides and our Easter Bunny Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner post with plenty of eating options for your family.

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Outdoors, Women's History, Holi March 23-24

No matter what Punxsutawney Phil said, there is no doubt about it. According to the calendar, it's the first official weekend of spring in the Delaware Valley. Welcome it with some great family activities found in our events calendar.

With spring's arrival, Philly families can find many opportunities to get outdoors. Those who enjoy fishing can cast a line at Norristown Farm Park or Linvilla Orchards. Animal lovers can construct a bird house for bluebirds or meet a whitetail deer named Max. Other interesting activities include creating paper kites from recyclable materials at Wissahickon Environmental Center or trying archery at Warwick County Park.

Museums also offer engaging experiences. National Constitution Center recognizes Women's History Month with exhibits, displays, and an educational music video workshop inspired by Lady Gaga while Please Touch Museum celebrates the Hindu spring festival known as Holi. Kids visiting the Museum can expect to see traditional Indian dancers, henna art, and a confetti color throwing party.

Keep reading for more ideas on how to make this spring weekend a great one.

7 Single Parent Hacks for Entertaining Kids (and Staying Sane) Every Day of the Week

March 21st is National Single Parent Day. Yes, that's a thing. It even has a hashtag #NationalSingleParentDay. Yipeee, let's celebrate you! The holiday was created in 1984 to "honor the sacrifices and diligent work of single parents across our country" with the hopes that it would become just as popular as Mother's Day or Father's Day. Okay, that's pretty cool. Except, you know, when you're single... there's no one to actually go out and get you roses or candy or take you to dinner or even draw you a bath...on National Single Parent Day, on Mother's Day, on Father's Day, or any other day... because, you're SINGLE. But you deserve to be celebrated—if not with roses then at least with a few helpful hacks to get through the week.

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