Even with the weather getting colder, there are still plenty of outdoor events happening in the Philadelphia to keep your kids active and engaged including an outdoor play day and nature education event. There are also ways to celebrate the season from a pumpkin-smashing festival to Day of the Dead festivities.
Nature Play Day
Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mount Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill, Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
This day of outdoor fun will include kite-flying, hay-bale obstacle courses, hikes and hayrides.
Pumpkin Madness Festival
Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572
Discover all the ways to destroy a pumpkin during this fun-filled day that includes activities, a pumpkin drop and fireworks.
Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Smith Memorial Playground, 3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Elementary-aged children will be able to watch craft demonstrations and receive take-home kits from CraftNOW.
Day of the Dead Community Festival
Nov. 6, 3-5 p.m.
Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542
This Day of the Dead celebration will include family-friendly sugar skull
decorating, folk arts and crafts, food, drink and traditional dance.
Nov. 6-7, 10 a.m.
Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope, PA 18938
Kick off apple season in Bucks County with a weekend of family fun at Peddler’s Village. Shops are open until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6.
How Do Trees Get Ready for Winter?
Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-noon
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Join botanists from the Academy of Natural Sciences to learn how trees prepare themselves for the winter and participate in a chemistry experiment.
Kids’ Craft & Holiday Flea Market
Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
118 Creek Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Explore handmade treasures from young entrepreneurs in grades K-12 at this holiday craft and flea market.
Storytelling Through Music
Nov. 13, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Celebrate music and storytelling at this interactive concert that will include
family-friendly games and performances.
Sharing Nature with Children: Animals Preparing for Winter
Nov. 18, 11 a.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115
Children ages 3-6 are invited to learn how animals get ready for the winter at this educational nature event. Registration is required.
Keepers of the Culture – Once Upon a Family: Stories of Diverse Families
Nov. 21, 2 p.m.
Celebrate Family Day with Keepers of the Culture, a Philadelphia-based Afrocentric
storytelling group. Tune into the Free Library of Philadelphia Youth Services Facebook page to hear stories of diverse families.