Happy (and Healthy!) New Year

Kick off the new year with healthy habits. These weekend events make fitness fun for the family.

Walk off those extra holiday pounds while exploring nature at Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, Phila., PA (be prepared to get silly during this themed "Wacky Walk"); Palmyra Cove Nature Park in Palmyra, NJ; and Bellevue State Park in Wilmington, DE. Bellevue also hosts Stroller Rollers, walks for caregivers with toddlers on stroller-friendly trails, on Mondays.

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Get little ones up and moving during a Saturday Play Date with Music Monkey Jungle at the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Kids can also have their faces painted, make crafts and play with balloon animals. On Monday, Music Monkey Jungle leads more singing and dancing at The Children's Boutique on Walnut St. in Philadelphia.

For older kids ages 9-11, Grow Thru Play in Philadelphia presents play-based group sports and fitness classes on Saturday afternoons. (You must register in advance.)

For more weekend events, search hundreds of activities on our calendar. Receive weekend event highlights directly in your inbox each week! Sign up for MetroKids' e-newsletter today.

Stephanie Halinski is calendar editor of MetroKids.

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