School's out, summer is here, and DC parents know the best way to a happy summer is to keep the kids busy and having fun all season long without breaking the bank. So we've put together a list chock full of free events (both recurring and one-time) plus anytime activit ideas that keep DC kiddos busy. For more great events, check out our full event calendar.
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Nothing says "Independence Day" like watching the fireworks light up the sky above the iconic memorials and monuments of the nation's capital on the 4th of July. It's a sight many Washington, DC families are excited to check off of their summer bucket lists, and it's easy to see why. But that also means the viewing spots can get pretty crowded, and no one wants to get stuck in traffic, watching the show from their car windows either. So if you want to check out DC's Fourth of July fireworks but don't want the crowds to put a damper on your family's evening of fun, read on for the lowdown on the best places to view this spectacular summer fireworks show.
School's out and summer is here. Time to find some great new ways to keep the kids busy and entertained over break without breaking the bank. We've compiled a HUGE list full of free events and anytime activity ideas for you to keep those kiddos busy all summer long. For more great events, check out our full event calendar.
This spring may have brought lots of rain, but now we turn our warm sunny thoughts to summer where kids can stay outside and play all day. From strawberry picking, splash pads and splaygrounds, to free outdoor movies and concerts, Mommy Poppins is your go-to for what-to-do in the Philly area this month.
Headed to the shore? We've got things to do with toddlers, best boardwalks, and best beaches. Looking for day trips to historical places or planning a big trip to celebrate summer vacation? We've got those, too.
Get started on your June planning with 13 of our Top Picks below, and from everyone here at Mommy Poppins Philadelphia...Welcome, Summer!!
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!
Parents have just a few short years before their little ones head to kindergarten. These years are marked by rapid growth and development, so, while the days are long, moms and dads know the time speeds by, and so they’re more than happy to spend precious quality time with their kiddos. That means heading to play spaces, enjoying kid-friendly museums (many with free admission!), getting outside, and everything else our nation’s capital and surrounding areas have to offer.
For more can't-miss DC family fun, check out 50 Things to Do in DC with Kids Before They Grow Up.
The Pick-Your-Own season is bookended by strawberries in the spring and apples in the fall, but what do you do with all those months in between? Pick everything else, of course! The Delaware Valley's many farms and orchards are great spots to haul out the family on nice weather days and haul home buckets, baskets, and bushels of fresh summer fruits, and some sweet memories, too. Many of these farms host summer festivals, family activities, and special events to really round out the day so be sure to search our events calendar for details. For now, read on for our list of the best Philly area farms and get pickin'.
When it comes to Washington, DC, museums are not in short supply, and thankfully, neither is free admission! If you're looking to explore the wonderful museums that DC offers without breaking the bank, then you've come to the right place. We've compiled the best museums that are free every day (yes, really, every day).
Take a look at our list below and find someplace fun - and free! - to check out with the family.