Cherry blossoms on the cheap & more

Check out cherry blossoms and celebrate other spring happenings on the cheap this weekend.

Philly & the 'burbs

Head to the Cherry Blossom Festival at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center in Philadelphia for music & dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, crafts, a parade for dogs, a fashion show, tours, story times & delicious food. Children ages 14 & younger get in FREE, and admission for adults is just $5.

Celebrate Earth Day early (and for FREE) with kids ages 10 & younger at Smith Memorial Playground in Philadelphia. Plant trees, play nature games, decorate flower pots & make bird feeders.

Learn about spring on a colonial farm as you watch sheep shed their winter coats, play games, build scarecrows & more for just $2 per person on Sheep Shearing Day at the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester.

South Jersey

It's all about dinos & bugs at the Dino Day & Bug Bonanza at the Camden Children's Garden. Dig for fossils, play with planting & make crafts.

Kids can learn Spanish words using colors & games at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill.

Parents will get use out of the FREE Guide to Spring Cleaning workshop at the Glassboro Family Success Center.


Spend a Day in the Life of a Camper at the Siegel JCC in Wilmington. For just $10, kids can spend the afternoon enjoying traditional camp activities like crafts & sports, and fill up on a cookout for dinner.

Stargaze & learn about constellations for just $5 per person at Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington.

Kids can take drama classes & enjoy face painting, arts & crafts, music & nutritious food at the FREE Feeling Good Family Fair in Wilmington.

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Categories: FYI, Weekend Planner