Snow in Philadelphia can be hit or miss, but when it does hit, you want to be prepared! Not just with the milk and bread and indoor activities, but with the best spots for you and your kiddos to go celebrate the awesome, snowy days. Whether you are going sledding in the city or out in the suburbs, we have you covered! Here we break down the best spots (not just by their cool factor, but also by age group), so you know exactly where you should head the next time Old Man Winter shows his face.
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Fall is upon us, which means we are busy checking off all the fun apple and pumpkin-filled events we can cram in before the weather officially gets too cold to be outdoors. Topping off every list is the ultimate in fall fun—a hayride! Whether through a spooky field, in costume, or just for the fun of it, hayrides, and other harvest fun are a tradition from childhood we get to relive with our own littles. Just remember to wear denim, as all that dry hay can get itchy!
Getting the first haircut is a big milestone moment. Will you excitedly cut off those baby locks as soon as possible in favor of a more refined 'do? Mark it with the first birthday? Or even wait until they are old enough to tell you that they demand a haircut. Whatever your choice of timing, when you are finally ready to make the appointment, you want to make the experience a positive one. You might want to start with asking if your stylist does child haircuts, especially if you have a good relationship. But if that's not in the cards, there are plenty of choices in Philadelphia.
Whether you have been able to whether the weather to stay in shape this summer or not, the cool crisp air of Fall is almost upon us. And with fall, comes many opportunities to get out and run! Which might be why Fall is one of the best seasons for family-friendly runs. These runs can not only encourage physical health awareness for you and your kids, but help you bond over a shared goal, and possibly learn about a cause or charity that may be a great learning experience for your kids. If you have fun on these runs, keep training for the later festive fall Turkey Trots and Santa Runs!
On August 3rd, Longwood Gardens’ latest evening spectacular Nightscape opened to the public. The trippy, amazingly choreographed sound and light extravaganza is definitely not your run of the mill evening out with the family- especially not for my family, as my husband and I have a three-year old son. Starting off with the fact that we were out way past bedtime (the light show in August doesn’t start until 9 PM when it is well past dark), this experience was easily going to go one of two ways: amazement and giggles or...well, you’re parents, you know the rest.
Parenting in Philadelphia is pretty awesome. With access to so many free places to take our kids, expose them to new learning activities, or just have a great time, its no wonder we have more than 100 places to check off our parenting bucket list! But sometimes it's fun to spend a little and try something new and amazing. Whether it's a special occasion to celebrate, or a special memory you can't wait to create, there are a number of options in and around Philadelphia that are really worth the cost. Here are our picks of some you might want to add to your "worth it" parenting bucket list!