The heat and humidity of the Delaware Valley can sometimes be unbearable. What better way to beat the heat than cooling off with some delicious frozen treats! We have rounded up some sweet spots to visit throughout the summer months- just in time for National Ice Cream Day on July 15. A few places even have special events for the occasion so read on to discover some of our favorite places to get ice cream. The bigger question is-- which flavor will you chose?
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There's no doubt about it, swimming is an important life skill. That's why it's essential to teach kids how to swim at an early age. Plus, it means you can worry a little less during those long summer days at the pool or beach. We've rounded up some great nearby swimming lessons that are also affordable. Get the kiddos in their swimsuits and goggles and head on out to one of these great swim classes.
The dog days of summer have arrived in the Delaware Valley! With less rigid schedules and more daylight hours, Philly families have time to create their own personalized Summer 2018 Bucket List, unique to their family. But, don't think you have to go it alone. Mommy Poppins has rounded up a ton of exciting summer activities such as nature programs, outdoor concerts, theater productions, educational opportunities (Bonus: The kids won't even realize they are learning) and free movies. There will be no time for children to be bored!
Be sure to browse our comprehensive post featuring amazing 100 Free Things To Do with Kids in Philly this Summer, as well as our ultimate bucket list, 100 Things to Do with Philly Kids Before They Grow Up. Make this summer the best one yet.
Show your mama some love this Mother's Day with the best freebies (or deeply discounted options) rounded up by the Mommy Poppins Philadelphia crew. After all, Philly moms do so much for their families. They chauffeur the kids to music lessons, art classes, and swim practices. They pack healthy lunches, shop for clothes, help with homework, and even plan family vacations. Make Mom and your budget happy with our top picks, and check out our events calendar for more Mother's Day weekend ideas.
When a day without a music lesson, soccer game, dance class, or scout meeting presents itself, Philly parents must be ready with ways to keep the kids entertained. Thankfully, the Delaware Valley offers an abundance of day trip options for Philly families. From amusement parks to educational museums to outdoor gardens, there is something for everyone. We have rounded up some of our very favorite day trip destinations. Read through our list to find some ideas for your next day trip, and don't forget to share this post with a friend who might need inspiration of their own.
There is so much to see and do in Wilmington, Delaware. And with its proximity to Philadelphia, families can consider making a day trip or a weekend stay. A straight shot down I-95 (and even accessible by Amtrak), this family-friendly city is a delight for parents and kids alike. From sites along the Riverwalk to museums and outdoor adventures, Wilmington will have you coming back for more. Here is our roundup of the top 27 things to do as a family in Wilmington.
Still not sure where to take your next day trip? Check out our city guides for more ideas!
Discover 18 different ways to explore Philly and the surrounding areas in April (and that's no joke!) Mother Nature may have put us through the ringer with a very snowy start to spring, Philly families can finally embrace all the fun this season holds. Easter arrives early in the month so be sure to check out our round-ups of egg hunts, bunny brunches, train rides, and farm fun. But the adventures and fun don't stop there. Peruse our events calendar for exciting science activities with many local events making up the annual Philadelphia Science Festival, multiple spring food festivals for foodies, Brick Fest for Lego lovers, Earth Day and Arbor Day activities for the environmentally aware, and amazing consignment sales for those looking for a bargain.
Time to get out your family calendar and plan some family fun with our top picks for the month. Life is good in April!
As all parents know, children outgrow their clothes at an alarming rate. One way to avoid breaking the bank each season on a new wardrobe is by shopping consignment sales. Each spring, these weekend mommy markets pop up all over the Philadelphia area and offer families a great way to buy gently used clothes, shoes, toys, baby gear, and other items at a large discount off retail. Consignment sales are also an opportunity to sell outgrown items for some extra cash.