Halloween is getting closer so there is no shortage of festive fall and Halloween themed fun things to do this weekend in Philly. Take the kiddos to one of these great events for some early celebrating!
What a great way to help fight childhood cancer by taking part in the Kisses for Kyle 5K and Walk this Saturday Oct. 15th in Lahaska, PA. Plus kid participants in the walk get free Giggleberry Fair passes. Enjoy a hay maze, live performances, pony rides, face painting and other kid friendly activities. Onsite registration starts at 7:30am in the field by Giggleberry Fair. Walk starts at 9:30am.
It’s the annual Pumpkin Days Celebration at Tyler Arboretum this Saturday Oct. 15th and Sunday Oct. 16th from 10am – 5pm. Get out and pick your pumpkin plus enjoy live music from Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms, The Jersey Corn Pickers bluegrass band, and The Lost Northern Tribe zydeco band. Enjoy a hay ride, take a tour through the haunted barn, make your own scarecrow to take home and so much more. $10 for adults, $7 children ages 3-15. Children under 3 are free. Rain or shine.
It’s Harry Potter weekend in Chestnut Hill this weekend! This free weekend-long event encourages wizards of all ages to head out to Germantown Ave in Chestnut Hill for a weekend of potions, spells, parades, falconry, wizard games and more. Plus enjoy the Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament on Saturday Oct. 15th. ! Muggles and wizards alike will enjoy this spellbinding good time! Free.
Celebrate Schuylkill River Park and all things fall at their Fall Festival this Saturday Oct. 15th from 11am – 3pm. Kids can enjoy a 4H petting zoo, bounce in a super moon bounce, plus face painting, cupcake decorating, games, activities, and so much more. Plus families will love the costume dog contest starting at 1pm with prizes for the cutest and scariest pooch! Free.
It’s that time of year again and Reading Terminal Market is the place to be this Saturday Oct. 15th for their annual Harvest Festival. From 10am – 5pm outside the market families can enjoy the experience of an urban farm with hayrides around the Market, listen to live blue grass, enjoy cider doughnuts, caramel apples and more. Free.
Head to beautiful Bucks County for the 19th Annual Pumpkinfest – a fun-filled two day festival that celebrates “Red Ribbon Week,” a national anti-alcohol and other drug abuse campaign that promotes community awareness and involvement. Local artists carve giant 100-200 pound pumpkins, which are illuminated each evening for all to enjoy. Plus experience live music, great food, and fantastic fun for the kids. $5 for adults, $8 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and under $3 for one day and $5 for the weekend. Children 2 and under free.
Enjoy a heated train ride on the West Chester Railroad through beautiful Chester Creek Valley this Sunday October 16th to view all of the fall beauty unveiling before our very eyes at this time of year on this 90 minute train ride through the village of Glenn Mills and back. $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for children ages 2-12. Toddlers ride free.
The CAFe family day of arts, environmental education and fun for all ages takes place from 12 Noon – 4pm on Sunday Oct. 16h at the Crane Arts Building. Take part in live music, great food, and activities hosted by arts and environmental organizations. Free.
Want to try a music class for your little one? This weekend is the perfect opportunity with a FREE Suzuki Babies and Toddlers Music Demo Class to be held on Sunday, Oct 16 from 1-2pm at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA. Free demo class will also be offered next Sunday, Oct. 23rd too if you’re too busy to make it out Sunday. Free.