It’s mid-April already!! How did THAT happen? With some warmer weather possible in the weekend forecast and plenty of springtime fun to be had there is no excuse not to get out and enjoy some family fun in Philly this weekend!
Enjoy Sheep Shearing Day at the Peter Wentz Farmstead this Saturday April 11th from 10am – 3pm. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration and enjoy the other spring activities on a colonial farm. Kids will also enjoy colonial toys and games, scarecrow building and a puppet show (at 12 Noon) too. $2 donation suggested.
Kids are introduced to the vibrant world of musical theatre at the PNC Grow Up Great Free at the Kimmel event taking place Saturday April 11th at 11am. Guest artists will perform songs from famous musicals so kids can sing along and have a chance to explore their theatrical creativity, too! Free.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the Golden Dragon Acrobats perform Ziva at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on Saturday April 11th with two shows at 3pm and 7:30pm. The crowd-gasping stunts and acrobatic artistry will amaze and delight all ages! Tickets just $11 – $18.
Children’s Music Network Concert for Peace
Saturday April 11th
Newtown Meeting House
219 Court Street
The Concert for Peace taking place on Saturday April 11th at 3:30pm at the Newtown Meeting House will feature several performers and members of The Children’s Music Network including Dave Fry, Peter Moses, Miss Pauline and the Puddle Jumpers and more will benefit the peace center of Bucks County. $5 per person. $20 per family max.
The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday April 10th through Sunday April 12th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.
Fancy Nancy, The Musical is a fun family performance your little ones will enjoy at the Walnut Street Theater running Saturday April 11th at 11am. Show runs 1 hour. Tickets $14-$16.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday April 12th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free
Find Her Footing 5K Walk, Run, and Kid’s Dash
Sunday April 12th
Delaware County Community College
901 Media Line Road
Come out for the 3rd annual Find Her Footing 5K Walk, Run and Kid’s Dash family event on Sunday April 12th. This annual event supports Adoptions From The Heart to raise money for their Birthmother Fund in support of women who have worked with Adoptions from the Heart before and after pregnancy. The Kid’s Dash (open for ages 3-10) starts at 9am. 5K walk/run begins at 9:30am. $25 for 5k. Kid’s Dash and family event free.
Sunday April 12th
Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center
Montgomery Drive and Belmont Ave
Sakura Sunday, the centerpiece of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, is happening this Sunday April 12th starting at 10am and celebrates all things Japanese amidst the blooming cherry trees found in Fairmount Park. This family friendly festival features live music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, arts and crafts, karaoke and more! $10 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.
The PECO Family Jams series continues at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens this Sunday April 12th featuring Mini-Dioramas and viewing of artist Carol Stirton-Broad’s works. Kids create their own mini-diorama and can take a break from making art to enjoy a family friendly tour of the gardens too at 1pm and 3pm. $7 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, free for kids 5 and under.
Philly Farm and Food Fest
Sunday April 12th
11am – 4pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Hall C Broad Street Atrium Annex
The one-day 4th Annual Philly Farm and Food Fest taking place on Sunday April 12th celebrates farmers, local growers, and food loving Philadelphians with a day of sampling locally sourced foods and learning new ways to cook, buy, grow and share delicious locally grown food. Tickets $18, children under 12 free.
Don’t miss this free kids music event with local children’s artist Jay Sand of All Around This World Music happening at The Rotunda in West Philly on Sunday April 12th at 10am. Come sing along with Jay at this all-request free sing-a-long! Free.