Every year it seems like Philadelphia gets better and better with more things to see and do for local families and tourists alike. Major initiatives for the city include expanded green space, which often means new opportunities to get out and play. Outdoor events are always a big draw and each year the calendar seems to have more to offer in terms of destinations to experience art and culture. 2018 is no different, in addition to the usual festivals and events that you can look forward to year after year, there are some exciting openings and events that make it a good year to be in Philadelphia.
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Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit is now open at the Please Touch Museum. This awesome exhibit features a complete reproduction of the sets from the fantastic PBS Kid’s show, making it the largest-ever temporary exhibit to come to the beloved children’s museum. The exhibit includes five hands-on areas that have interesting ways for kids to engage in STEM-learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Throughout the exhibit your little scientists will be encouraged to ask questions, explore, test theories, and play while taking part in interactive lessons that tackle basic science questions. Designed for ages 2-8, the exhibit is also full of good old-fashioned fun, with climbing structures and slides.
Toddlers are little balls of boundless energy. Winter can sometimes seem like the worst time of year for toddlers, especially when a cold snap comes through that drives everyone a little crazy with cabin fever. But even in winter there are tons of fun indoor and outdoor activities that are just right for the little ones to get out and have some fun! Whether you are up for an adventure, or need to work off some energy, or want to start making memories with classic Philly experiences, we've taken the liberty of rounding up some of the best things to do with toddlers in and around Philadelphia.
Have a creative builder at home? The LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia just announced that the search is on for their 2018 Creative Crew! If your child is between the ages of 6 and 12, loves LEGOs, and is excited to talk about their creations, this might be the “job” for them!
From museums to amusement parks, playspaces and more, memberships to Philadelphia-area attractions are practically a dime a dozen. As a parent it is sometimes difficult to navigate the many options available. Is a membership worth the cost? Will you really visit more than once? To try to take some of the math out of this equation, we put together a list of our 16 favorite spots that offer memberships that are truly worth the money.
A brand new indoor play space, with an artistic bent, has made its home in East Falls. Splash Lab Arts has quickly become a go-to spot for kids aged four and up to get creative and try new mediums. We got a chance to take a peek at the space in its off hours to see all it had to offer. Read on for a full review!
With hundreds of miles of riding trails in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, there are so many reasons to learn to ride a horse! Riding is both an exhilarating experience and a rather good workout. Horseback riding enthusiasts also extol the emotional benefits of riding, make it a perfect well-rounded sport for your child to pick up. It's also a great excuse to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
If riding isn't your child's thing after all, check out other classes in the area.
The dog days of summer are coming to an end. You can almost smell the fall in the air, and humidity levels are dropping (hooray!). Which means it is time to check off that summer bucket list before the kids head back to school and the days get shorter. One way to celebrate time with your kids is to take a page from your college days and go on a crawl—only this time, hit up the best parks and playgrounds in walking distance. There are plenty of great parks to play in, but we picked a few neighborhoods and areas that have some of the best parks in walking distance. Grab the stroller, pack a lunch (or follow our advice on where to get lunch), and get crawling!