Weekend Planner: October 10, 2014

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Oct. 10-Oct. 13, 2014.

Top Picks For This Weekend

Yo-ho, me hearties! Join the MetroKids crew at the third annual Old City Seaport Festival, hosted by Philly’s Independence Seaport Museum this weekend. On Sat. & Sun., we captain the MK Pirate’s Lair and help turn your seafarer into a tried-and-true scallywag with a pirate-themed moon bounce, crafts, coloring pages, face painting, caricatures and plenty of giveaways to bring out the pirate in everyone. Stop by and say “aye”!

Don’t miss a full mashed-up menu of family fun at the Apple Scrapple Festival, Fri. & Sat. in Bridgeville, DE. Celebrate these two local food-fave staples with a flurry of unique and engaging activities, including a kids’ apple toss, scrapple “shot put” contest, ladies’ skillet toss, midway attractions, wagon rides and a kids’ area with pony rides and games to help savor a sweet day out.

 

Get your little flyers ready for takeoff – and a weekend at the American Helicopter Museum’s Rotorfest in West Chester, PA, Sat. & Sun. The fun takes flight with festivities like helicopter rides, an all-helicopter air show, military reenactments of rescue missions, a team parachute jump and the BatCopter and BatMobile Airshow.

 

More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Jinkies! Join the Mystery Inc. gang Fri. & Sat. to uncover clues and find the sacred gold beetle that’s gone missing during Boo at the Zoo with Scooby Doo at Toms River, NJ’s Insectropolis.

Work together as a family to create your best straw creation during Build-a-Scarecrow at Cherry Hill, NJ’s Springdale Farms Sat. and FREE Scarecrow Making at Mullica Hill, NJ’s Mood’s Farm Market Sun.

Storytellers, puppet shows, music, literary-related crafts, workshops and contests are in store for families Sat. at the FREE Collingswood, NJ Book Festival on Haddon Ave.

Get in the Halloween spirit a little early with Lums Pond State Park’s Crazy Costume Dash Sat. in Bear, DE. The 5K run also includes a 1-mile course for families.

Honor the life of one of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse’s main supporters in Philly, Sat. during the FREE David Pincus Extra Fun Day, featuring a circus performance, face painting, playground fun and treats.

Princes and princesses unite for an evening of carriage rides, dancing, crafts and games during the Garden State Discovery Museum’s Fairy Ball in Cherry Hill, NJ Fri.

Take a trip back to simpler times at the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm’s Harvest Festival in Stroudsburg, PA Sat. & Sun. for spinning, broom making, folk entertainment, pumpkin decorating and kids’ activities.

Surround your crew with seasonal fun during the Mum Madness and Pumpkin Parade Family Festival, when you’ll find themed crafts, stories and activities at NJ’s Camden Children’s Garden Sat. & Sun.

Bring the whole family – furry members, too! – to the PAWS Mutt Strut at the Navy Yard in Philly Sat. for a dog walk, festival, face painting, giveaways and kids’ activities.

With carnival games, a Ferris wheel, petting zoo, face painting, fall crafts and a Family Movie Night Screening of Hocus Pocus (Sat.), The Oval transforms into the FREE Philadelphia “County Fair” Fri.-Sun.

Celebrate what makes Fishtown unique during the FREE RiverCity Festival in Philly’s Penn Treaty Park Sat. with games, contests, magic shows and an inflatable rock wall and obstacle course.

Stop by Doylestown, PA’s Peace Valley Nature Center Sat. for a dose of the creepy-crawly during the FREE Spider’s Tea Party with spooky stories, tea, crumpets and a search for real spiders.

 

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