It's maple sugaring season: How sweet it is. Photo courtesy of Philly Parks & Rec
It's maple sugaring season: How sweet it is. Photo courtesy of Philly Parks & Rec

Things to Do in Philly this Weekend and Beyond: Ghost Tours, Franklin Square, Scavenger Hunts

While Philly families prepare to bid February a fond farewell, our event calendar is ready to help parents make these last days of the month exciting and memorable for their children.

Adventure seekers can try throwing an axe at Bury the Hatchet's Family Fun Day. Older kids might enjoy hearing spooky ghost stories at Fort Mifflin or throughout Old City and Society Hill, while young ones might prefer wandering about Chinatown on a scavenger hunt to celebrate the Year of the Ox. After working up an appetite, everyone is sure to appreciate eating lunch or dinner in an igloo, yurt, or greenhouse. Best of all, no dishes to clean up and more time for fun!

There are several activities throughout the city that conclude this weekend. Be sure to take a final spin on the ice at Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, visit the Leaders and Legends of North Philadelphia display prior to its closing date, or play a round of Chilly Philly Mini Golf while seeing the lights at Franklin Square before they are turned off for the season.

Remember to browse through our Winter Fun Guide, which is filled with additional ideas on how to make the most of these cold, blustery days. No matter what you do, make it a great weekend.

As COVID circumstances unfold, check directly with a venue website for updates before heading out. Keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing measures. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find other exciting options. Note: Photos in this post are from prior to the pandemic.  

Places featured in this article:


Wolf's Hollow County Park, Parking Lot

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

Brandywine River Museum

Museum of the American Revolution

Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

High Rocks State Park

McKaig Nature Education Center

Valley Forge National Historic Park

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Jack Frost and Big Boulder Moutain
Hands on Science with DMNH
Winterthur Musuem, Garden & Library - 11:00 AM Pick
PECO Go 4th & Learn: Science of Fireworks
City Hall Courtyard - 2:30 PM Pick
Movies in the Park at Leeland Park
Leeland Park - 7:00 PM Pick
Outdoor Screenings at Abington Art Center
Abington Art Center - various times Pick
Big Time: Life in an Endangerous Age
The Philadelphia Zoo - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides