Things to Do in Philly this Weekend and Beyond: Nature, Farm Fun, Trains
With each October day that passes, Philly families may notice things getting a bit spookier throughout the Delaware Valley. Have you seen cackling witches, creepy spiders, scary spirits, and ghastly ghosts infiltrating our events calendar? It's really quite terrifying!
But what is even more frightening is missing out on the fall fun to be had. Kids can take a nature hike to learn about nocturnal animals at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, walk through Morris Arboretum to see the scarecrows on display, or get crafty at Crayola Factory's Screamin' Green Hauntoween. If you haven't had the chance for quintessential fall activities such as taking a hayride or picking a pumpkin, pay a visit to Varner Farms, Hellerick's Farm, Milky Way Farm, or Froehlich's Farm, Or, consider taking a train ride on the Wilmington & Western Railroad or Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad to see the colorful foliage.
Be sure to check our Fall Fun Guide, which is filled with seasonal events around the Delaware Valley. Families can find more activities in our Philly events calendar, including virtual events for kids to do at home such as Paleopalooza, the beloved festival at the Academy of Natural Sciences which has gone virtual this year. For now read on to discover great ways to spend this weekend and the rest of October.
Be sure to check venue websites or call ahead for the latest updates. Visitors should observe social distancing guidelines, wear masks, and bring along hand sanitizer to stay safe.