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Apr 25, 2014
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Weekend Planner: April 25, 2014

Weekend Planner: April 25, 2014

Top Picks for the Weekend

Explorers unite! Bring the family out to the FREE National Junior Ranger Day Sat. on Philly’s Independence Mall. The crew can chat with historians, gardeners and rangers, work with landscape maintenance equipment and experience life like an 18th-century child with historical games and manners.


Sat. brings three opportunities to stay healthy and have fun: Hold a human brain and make swim cap brain art during the FREE Brain Health Fair at Philly’s Pennsylvania Convention Center, or participate in a family tug-of-war and obstacle course at the FREE Healthy Kids Days at both the YMCA of Gloucester County in Woodbury, NJ and the Lansdowne YMCA in Secane, PA.


A-Day, the FREE activity-themed 3-day festival at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA has plenty of things to keep the family busy Fri. through Sun., including pony & hay rides, a trackless train, a rock wall, a craft show, a farm animal education tent, a plant sale, kids’ games, inflatables, a sheep obstacle course, a tractor parade, milking demos and tree climbing.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Join kids’ favorite locomotive Fri. to Sun. for a Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD, with train rides, carnival games and photo ops.

Earth Day Events

In addition to playing in foam pits and on rope swings, your crew can assemble Food4Hope bags Sun. for Montgomery County Sports Performance Center’s Families Helping Families in Harleysville, PA.

Take a Living History Hike around Chester County’s historical sites, starting at Kennett Square, PA’s Chandler Mill Bridge on Sat.

Bring your little Lego enthusiasts to the inaugural Philly Brick Fest at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA Sat. & Sun.

Venture forth through the castle doors this Sat. & Sun. to celebrate Dutch Wonderland’s Season Opening in Lancaster, PA.

Take a musical journey through dances inspired by classical literature with origin stories and rhythmic activities at the FREE Spring International Festival Sat. at North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA.

From sports cards to comic books, wrestling items to starting lineups, there’s something for sports fans of all ages to enjoy Sun. at the Sports Card & Collectible Show at Newark, DE’s Aetna Fire Hall.

Philadelphia Science Festival

Travel to ancient Greece at the Penn Museum’s FREE Teen Toga Party in Philly on Fri., where teens etch a cameo, partake in a scavenger hunt and explore artifacts. Wear a toga for a prize!

The city will be groovin’ Sun. during the FREE World Dance Day event at The Piazza at Schmidts in Philly. In between performances from local groups, stop by the Teach-In to learn new moves of your own.

Storyteller Vicky Town gets kids dancing and creating storylines during Your GPS to Adventure at Drexel Hill, PA’s Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on Fri.



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