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21+ Things To Do With Kids This Week Around Philly and the Main Line

Need something to do this week? Take your pick from any of our favorite family-friendly events happening in the suburbs and in the city.

We’ve got the solution to the eternal question: What are the best things to do with kids this week? Read on for great options all over the area.

All Week:

Orchid Extravaganza Final Week

March 27 — 31, 9 am — 6 pm

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

The final day of the Orchid Extravaganza exhibition at Longwood Gardens is this Friday. So be sure to head to the conservatory to take in the gorgeous blooms before they’re gone! This event is included with general admission to the gardens.

Indoor Mini Golf Final Week

March 27 — April 2, 9 am — 5 pm

The Garden Center at Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media

It’s the final week of Indoor Mini Golf inside the garden center at Linvilla Orchards. This year’s 18-hole course was inspired by climate education so that children could learn while they had some fun. Tickets for golf are $6.95 for ages 11 and up and $5.95 for ages 10 and under.

Member Bring a Friend Days

March 30 — April 2, 10 am — 5 pm

Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Dr., Camden

This Thursday through Sunday, members of the Adventure Aquarium are invited to bring a friend along. In addition, members will enjoy 20 percent off at the gift shop and H20 photo.


Pre-K Wooden Block Party

March 27, 3:30 pm

Walnut Street West Library, 201 S. 40th St., Philadelphia

Summer block parties are on their way, but until then, head to the Walnut Street West Library for a fun creative play session with wooden blocks. This free event is intended for preschool and toddler aged children.

‘The Great Dixter Cookbook’ Launch and Signing

March 27, 7 — 9 pm

Studio 3 at The Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

You’ve heard about farm-to-table, but what about garden-to-table? Join the Wayne Art Center for the launch of The Great Dixter Cookbook by Aaron Bertelsen for a lecture on the lovely recipes in the book as well as general gardening and cooking tips. This event is free and open to the public.


Music and Movement Storytime

March 28, 10 am

Philadelphia City Institute Library, 1905 Locust St., Philadelphia

Enjoy storytime with a bit of wiggling, jiggling, and singing along at this free event. This free event is intended for toddlers, but siblings are always welcome.

Mother Goose on the Loose

March 28, 10 am

RML REcollection at the Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W Wayne Ave., Wayne

The spring session of Mother Goose on the Loose begins this Tuesday, featuring rhymes, songs, puppets, and more activities to develop early literacy skills. This free event is intended for infants and toddlers.


Imagination Playground

March 29, 9 am — 6 pm

The Play Café, 934 W Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr

Imagination Playground is back all day this Wednesday at the Play Café. Let your imagination run wild while building stackable structures! This event is included with general admission to the Play Café.

Building Bridges with Books: Family Night!

March 29, 3:30 pm

Haverford Library, 5543 Haverford Ave., Philadelphia

It’s family night at the Haverford Library, where families of students enrolled in kindergarten through third grade at Commodore John Barry Elementary School are invited to the library for a night of reading, raffles, and fun. Each family will also receive a free book!

S.M.Art Kids: STEM Lab

March 29, 4 pm

Radnor United Methodist Church, 930 Conestoga Road, Bryn Mawr

Explore STEM activities this Wednesday, playing with food, tech toys, and games designed to teach children more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This event is free to attend but advance registration is required. Register for the session here.

Yoga For Kids

March 29, 4:30 pm

Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave., Philadelphia

Kids can get stressed out too, so taking them to a free yoga class is just the thing to relax them. Take them to the Whitman Library this Wednesday for a free yoga session for all skill levels! Children under the age of 7 must have a parent or caregiver present. Mats are available but you may also bring your own.


Gentle Yoga

March 30, 9 am

The Brown Learning Center at Winterthur Museum and Gardens, 1505 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware

Want to zone out this Thursday morning? Head to Winterthur Museum and Gardens for a zen yoga session led by Beth Sheehy. If the weather is nice, the session will move outdoors into the gardens! Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Sessions are $10 for drop-ins.

Children’s Read Aloud Tour: ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer

March 30, 10:30 am

The Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford

Representation of girls in STEM careers is important. Take your young children to the Brandywine River Museum of Art this Thursday and introduce them to Rosie Revere. This event is free for members and $5 per non-member child accompanied by an adult. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org. 

Maker Program: Papermaking

March 30, 2 — 3 pm

Centennial Classroom at the Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic

Have you ever made paper before? Now you can! Get creative this Thursday and make glitter paper at the Please Touch Museum. This event is included with general admission to the museum.


Storytime at the Arboretum

March 31, 10:30 — 11:15 am

The Outdoor Children’s Classroom at Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia

Enjoy a lovely outdoor (weather permitting) storytime at the Morris Arboretum this Friday. This event is included with general admission the the arboretum.

BYOB and Pizza Night

March 31, 4:30 — 7:30 pm

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

This Friday, unwind with pizza and playtime at Lulu’s Casita. Call ahead to make sure your pizza arrives when you do, and bring your own bubbly. This event is included with admission to the casita.

Solo Series Concert: The Modern Violin

March 31, 7:15 pm — 9:30 pm

The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

For your Friday night date night, head out to the Barnes Foundation for the Solo Series Concert: Modern Violin, starring Pauline Kim Harris. Prior to the concert there will be an informative lecture given by Dartmouth professor and composer Spencer Topel. General admission is $30, member admission is $20, and student admission is $15.

All Weekend:

‘Skippyjon Jones’ Opening Weekend

March 31, 10:30 am

April 1, 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm

April 2, 11 am

The Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St., Philadelphia

Meet the little kitten with big ears to match his big dreams in this charming musical. Tickets are on sale now and range from $14.40 — $16.50. The show’s run time is one hour.

The Philadelphia Furniture Show

March 31, 6 — 9 pm (Ticketed Preview Party)

April 1, 10 am — 6 pm

April 2, 10 am — 5 pm

The 23rd Street Armory, 22 South 23rd St., Philadelphia

If you’re the type of person to get excited over a well designed chair, this event is for you. Head to the 23rd Street Armory this weekend for the Philadelphia Furniture Show, where over 40 exhibitors will be both showing off and selling their work! Weekend passes are $12, day of tickets are $15, and student tickets are $8.

Animal Superhero Weekend

April 1 and 2, 9 am — 5 pm
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Animals are super in their own right, and the Academy of Natural Sciences is celebrating their super abilities all weekend long! See the stealthy camouflage skills and super strength of animals in the museum, then learn about the animal inspirations behind your favorite superheroes! This event is included with general admission to the museum.

Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

April 1 and 2, 9 am — 6 pm
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

Venture out this weekend to see terrific springtime flowers (including more than 240,000 tulips), and plants all around the gardens and inside the conservatory. This event is included with general admission.

CityKids Consignment Sale

April 1, 10 am — 3 pm
April 2, 9 am — 2 pm
Neumann Goretti High School, South 10-11th streets, between Morris & Moore streets, Philadelphia

It’s time for Philadelphia’s largest nonprofit consignment sale to return! Head out and score fantastic deals on children’s clothing, toys, furniture, and more. Proceeds support Lilypad, South Philly’s family play space and meeting spot.

Scout Weekend

April 1 and 2, 10 am — 5 pm
Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Dr., Camden

It’s Scout Weekend across the river at the Adventure Aquarium. Part of a troop? Head out and explore the marine life and exhibits inside the aquarium as a group. Tickets are $14 per person and include one free patch per scout! (Admission rate only applies to advance orders.)

Hayrides to Bunnyland

April 1 and 2, 11 am — 4 pm
Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media

Head to Bunnyland on a hayride this weekend at Linvilla Orchards and meet the Easter Bunny! There will be opportunities for photos and treats for the kids. This event is $9 per person.

A Weekend With Dragons

April 1 and 2, all day

Big Blue Marble Bookshop, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia

Enjoy a weekend filled with the magic and mystery of dragons at the Big Blue Marble Bookshop in Mt. Airy! Watch dragon movies, enjoy dragon story and craft time, and more! For teens and adults, author Annabelle Jay will read from her most recent book, Starsong, Book Three in The Sun Dragon Series, and have a discussion and workshop to follow.


Opening of Smith Memorial Playground

April 1, 10 am — 7 pm
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Dr., Philadelphia

It’s springtime, and Smith Memorial Playground is officially open! Head out into the sunshine and enjoy playing outdoors again. Admission to the playground is free and open to the public

Once Upon a Garden

April 1, 10:30 am
Chanticleer, A Pleasure Garden, 786 Church Road, Wayne

Enjoy a nature storytime and craft at the Chanticleer Garden in Wayne. This event is intended for children ages 3 and up, and is $5 with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass to the garden. Kids 12 and under are free.

Dog Town Rescue Days

April 1, 11 am — 2 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

It’s time to rescue some dogs! Head to the Elmwood Park Zoo this Saturday if you’re in the market to adopt a dog that needs a good home from Dog Town. This event is located in the zoo’s parking lot, so you don’t need to pay zoo admission to participate.


Artmaking and Storytelling

April 2, 11 am — noon
Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

Read picture books in the art galleries and use the inspiration from the stories to create an art project to take home! This event is free, and is intended for ages 3 — 5 with an adult.

PNC Arts Alive Free First Sundays

April 2, 11 am — 2 pm
The Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford

This Sunday, admission to the Brandywine River Museum of Art is free during PNC Arts Alive Free First Sundays. Enjoy hands on crafting and performances by Two of a Kind at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Media Restaurant Week

April 2 (Continues through April 7)
Downtown Media

Who’s ready to eat? Try a new menu this week, starting this Sunday, at over 15 restaurants in Media at the start of their restaurant week. There are prix fixe menus available at three price points: $25, $35, and $45. Take your pick and head out! Reservations are recommended.

Photograph by Larry Albee, courtesy of Longwood Gardens. 

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