Weekend ideas for kids in Philly Mach 1-3
March 1, 2013By Paula M. Riley, of Germantown Avenue Parents
March? Already? Welcome the new month of March with a celebration at one of Philadelphia's favorite outdoor spots!
Franklin Square Opening Day, Friday, March 1st
The whole family enjoys this fun and colorful square at 6th and Races Streets. Complete with Philly Mini Golf, a Liberty Carousel, a huge playground and fun fountain, the Square offers a fun outing for all. Families can pack a lunch, or at the many adjacent restaurants. The burger and milkshake stand at the park opens later in the month. Starting in March the park is open every day at 10am.
'Cabin Fever' (ends March 3rd)
It's been cold this winter and we've all spent too much time inside. Adventure Aquarium celebrates "Cabin Fever" with a great sale for families. This is the last weekend you can enjoy general admission tickets for $15 (that's a $10 savings)
Saturday Playdate: With Art
Saturday, March 2nd 11am-1pm
A free program for children to learn all about art through fun, hands-on demonstrations at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center. Bring your children – those who consider themselves budding artists , those who want to learn about art, and those who want to just have fun! This afternoon is hosted by Arden Theatre Company, Fairmount & Queen Village Art Center, Nest, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Franklin Institute, With Art Philadelphia & Young Rembrants. Comcast Center is at 17th & JFK Blvd.
Big Back Yard Nursery School on Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 pm
Everyone is welcome to the fun afternoon of play at one of Mt. Airy's most popular nursery schools. At Kids FUNFEST, it's all about the fun. There will be an indoor moon bounce, games and prizes, face painting, crafts, music, and lots of great food! A warm and inviting community event, the Kids Funfest is as much fun for kids and grownups. You can't go without meeting a new friend! Admission is $5.00 admission per person. Big Back Yard is located at 240 E Gowen Ave, Philadelphia, PA (19119)
Musical Marching Minyan & Other Shabbat Programs for Kids
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 10:00 am
Germantown Jewish Centre offers a range of prayer services for children on Shabbat mornings during the school year. The children get to participate in meaningful, age-appropriate worship. Musical Marching Minyan for toddlers begins at 10 AM and various other services for pre-schoolers and older begin at 11 AM. All services conclude with a friendly kid's Kiddush. GJC is located at 400 W Ellet St
For info, call 215-844-1507 Ext 19.
Saturday @SCEE for kids
Saturday, March 2nd, 10:30am
Check out the earliest signs of Spring at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education with a nature stroll. Children and their caregivers will explore nature and study different objects found while exploring the woods along the nature trails at the Center. SCEE is located at 8480 Hagy's Mill Road. The program runs from 10:30-11:30am.