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2017 Philadelphia Bestie Guide: Parenting Resources Winners

Philadelphia families, you have spoken! In 2017 we asked you all to weigh in on Philadelphia's Besties—the best family businesses and resources in categories that range from best restaurants, parties, activities, and more. With all the great family fun experiences and resources in Philadelphia, it was hard to choose just 24, but you were up to the task! Each winner was selected from a competitive crop of 10 nominees in each category.

A special thank you to the Bestie Sponsors, and congratulations to the four lucky voters who were picked at random to enjoy some amazing prizes!

The votes are finally in, and we couldn't be more excited about our winners. We've grouped them into three winning categories: Parenting Resources, Enrichment Programs, and Family Fun. 

Without further ado, here is your guide to the best of family-friendly Philadelphia, the 2017 Philadelphia Besties!

Best Family Fun Winners | Best Enrichment Programs Winners 

2017 Philadelphia Bestie Guide: Family Fun Winners

Philadelphia families, you have spoken! In 2017 we asked you all to weigh in on Philadelphia's Besties—the best family businesses and resources in categories that range from best restaurants, parties, activities, and more. With all the great family fun experiences and resources in Philadelphia, it was hard to choose just 24, but you were up to the task! Each winner was selected from a competitive crop of 10 nominees in each category.

A special thank you to the Bestie Sponsors, and congratulations to the four lucky voters who were picked at random to enjoy some amazing prizes!

The votes are finally in, and we couldn't be more excited about our winners. We've grouped them into three winning categories: Enrichment Programs, Family Fun, and Parenting Resources. 

Without further ado, here is your guide to the best of family-friendly Philadelphia, the 2017 Philadelphia Besties!

Best Enrichment Programs Winners  | Best Parenting Resources Winners

2017 Philadelphia Bestie Guide: Enrichment Program Winners

Philadelphia families, you have spoken! In 2017 we asked you all to weigh in on Philadelphia's Besties—the best family businesses and resources in categories that range from best restaurants, parties, activities, and more. With all the great family fun experiences and resources in Philadelphia, it was hard to choose just 24, but you were up to the task! Each winner was selected from a competitive crop of 10 nominees in each category.

A special thank you to the Bestie Sponsors, and congratulations to the four lucky voters who were picked at random to enjoy some amazing prizes!

The votes are finally in, and we couldn't be more excited about our winners. We've grouped them into three winning categories: Enrichment Programs, Family Fun, and Parenting Resources. 

Without further ado, here is your guide to the best of family-friendly Philadelphia, the 2017 Philadelphia Besties!

Best Family Fun Winners | Best Parenting Resources Winners 

Spring is in Full Swing with these Delicious Philly Food Festivals

Warm weather is in the air, flowers are starting to bloom... spring is almost here! There's no better way to experience and celebrate the season than getting outdoors taking in the sights, scents, and smells of the fresh food festivals that pop up in Philadelphia and in the region.Take a deep dive and tempt your taste buds with fresh foods, some locally grown, and festivities that are great family-fun. Here's a round-up of spring food festivals you can sink your teeth into, including a few that feature pick-your-own opportunities.

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Flowers, Leprechauns, Star Wars March 11-12

Philly families know that spring technically doesn't arrive for another 12 days. But it sure feels like the seasons are changing now that the annual PHS Flower Show has arrived in Philadelphia. In addition to flowers, another sign that spring is approaching is the activity of the animals at The Brandywine Zoo's Spring ReZOOvenation. This is an opportunity for visitors to see the zoo animals and usher in the new season.

But wait! Don't forget about St. Patrick's Day fun. Put on your running shoes and run (or walk) down MLK Drive in the Philadelphia Leprechaun Run. Then, head to a traditional parade in Bucks County, Springfield, or Conshohocken. Or, search downtown Narberth for hidden leprechauns. On the other hand, perhaps you prefer storm troopers and droids over leprechauns. If so, head to the Elmwood Park Zoo for its Star Wars Day.

New activities are constantly being added to our events calendar so be sure to check in for additional fun and excitement. Now, continue reading for our top picks for the weekend ahead.

Prenatal Pain Relief: Top Spots for Moms-to-Be in Philadelphia

Whether you just found out you are expecting, or you're in the home stretch, your body is probably finding 100 new ways to express pain and discomfort. Not to mention all the stresses of what you need to do when baby arrives. Is your car seat installed correctly? Do you have everything you need for a new baby? What about birth plan and delivery? Between the stress and the growing belly, it's no wonder you might be feeling out of sorts. Which means, of course, that it is time to pamper yourself! Whether you are experiencing regular pain, nausea, or just need a few moments of pampering, prenatal services such as acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and even massage can make a world of difference! Although a trip to the spa sounds great right about now, not all practitioners are trained to handle the particular needs of prenatal patients, so to ease at least one of your worries, we have a round up of the top spots to book for your aches and pains!

Science & Technology Camps for Philadelphia Area Kids

The importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education is becoming more and more apparent in our children's lives. Technology is everywhere, and STEM fields provide some of the most in-demand career opportunities. Plus, kids can learn to design video games, build LEGO robots, or even dissect a squid! How cool is that? 

Fun and engaging summer camp programs in science and technology are plentiful in the Philadelphia area. All this is sure to make summer science anything but boring.

Visit the Mommy Poppins Camp Directory for even more great summer program options.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Consignment Sales, Homeschool Days, Dance March 6-10

As March begins, Philly families may notice one big clue that spring's around the corner: consignment sales are infiltrating our events calendar! There are plenty of sales throughout the Delaware Valley to get your kiddos stocked with spring and summer clothes for the season. But, if your kids are like mine, trying on clothes is probably the least exciting thing to do. Intertwine fashion with fun at some of the exciting activities this week.

Start the week off with some delicious pancakes in honor of National Pancake Day at your local IHOP. Listen to stories at Linvilla Orchards and then enjoy the weather with some free play at Linvilla's Playland Playground. Learn about North America at Penn Museum's Homeschooler Day or explore nature at Bucktoe Creek Preserve's Drop-In on Nature Playgroup. If there is a dancer who likes the Dance Mom series in your house, you won't want to miss Children's Book World's The Maddie Diaries event.

There's only one more week to share the love, Phillly, and win a stay at Camelback Resort by voting for your favorite BESTIE. Make it a great week!

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