Are you looking for some activities or things to do this summer? Philadelphia is a city full of fantastic summer activities! Here are a just a few:
Summer Reading Game at your local Philadelphia library. Kids “from birth to 12th grade” are encouraged to read books at their local library. You can participate online or in person at the library. It’s FREE! Check this website for more information: Summer of Wonder
- Palace Roller Skating Rink Family Fun Night. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9 PM. Up to 5 members of a family. 1 PARENT MUST attend. $30 includes rentals a pizza & a pitcher of soda. Single admission is $4, skate rental $3 if you have more than 5 in your family/group. Palace Roller Skating Rink
Upper Darby Performing Arts Theatre. If your kids like drama, this is a great program and its very inexpensive. This year’s shows include The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr., The Lion King Jr., A Year With Frog and Toad and several others. Check out this website for more information: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
- Don’t forget Vacation Bible School! If your home church is not doing one, there may be other good churches nearby that are. Kids have the opportunity to play games, do crafts, learn great new songs, and hear the Word of God.
- Free Movies: Families can watch movies for FREE!! at Penn’s Landing and the Schuylkill Banks. Check out these links for more information: Schuylkill Banks Movie Nights
- $1 Movies at select Regal Theatres. Tuesday or Wednesday. There are a few near Philadelphia. Check out this link: Regal Cinemas
- Free Young Peoples Concert Series at the Mann Music Center: Give your children the free entertainment of music and dance at the Mann. They are hosting two free shows this summer. Check out this link for more details: the Mann.
- Don’t forget to take your kids parking! To the Fairmount Park system, that is! Take a bike ride, a hike or a picnic, this great park system gives families the opportunity to “get out of the city” while they’re still in it. The Pennypack Trail, Wissahickon Valley Park, Delaware River Waterfront and Fairmount Park
- Two Free Nights at the Franklin Institute: Target Community Nights at the Franklin Institute are fantastic, and they’re free. This summer the free nights are on July 17th and Aug. 21th from 5 to 8pm. Check out this link for more details: Community Nights
- Barnes and Nobles free book program: Barnes and Nobles will give each child a book after completing an 8 book reading record during the summer. Check out this link: Barnes & Noble Free Book
- Kids can bowl for FREE at participating bowling alleys. Check out this link for more information: Kids Bowl Free
- Kids learn to make movies for FREE at “Apple Camp” at Apple Retail stores. Ages 8-12, 90 minutes for 3 days. There are a few nearby. Check out this link for more information: Apple Camp
- $5 Michael’s Crafts camps for kids: 7 weeks of camp to chose from held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, ages 3 and up Camp Creativity. They also have inexpensive summer classes for teens and adults: Michaels Classes
- Kids Workshops at Home Depot: Select Saturdays, adults can visit a Home Depot with child to make a craft, receive a certificate, apron and pin! Home Depot
- Free Roller Skating: Kids can receive free roller skating passes if parents register their email address with a participating rink, located in Cherry Hill, NJ. Click here for participating locations and details: Kids Skate Free
- Check out Uncovering PA for “The Ultimate List of Completely Free Things to do in Philadelphia”.
- And don’t forget to check out Visit Philly.com as they always have great things listed!
Hope some of these ideas are helpful to you! What do you do in Philly over the summer?