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January 23, 2015

philly kids: stem+, summer wonderland and a philadelphia auto show giveaway!

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! Enjoy the (hopefully little bit of) white stuff and stay safe on those roads. Can you believe that it's spring class sign-ups and summer camp sign-ups already? If you know of a few that we are missing, don't forget to add a new listing and review the ones you've been to! 

Today is the last day to enter our give away for 4 tickets to the Arden Theatre's Beauty and the Beast which, luckily for us, has been extended to Feb 8. For your chance to win, let us know what your (or your little one's) biggest fear is. We're also giving away four tickets to the upcoming Philadelphia Auto Show coming to town from Jan 31st to Feb 8th where you'll have the chance to Find Your Next car, truck or dream! Tell us what your dream car is for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy Stem+ at Baldwin, Summer Wonderland at NEST and Dinosaurs of the Deep. Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Dinosaurs of the Deep, Adventure Aquarium

Travel into an underwater world of millions of years ago when giant prehistoric monsters ruled the seas. These enormous and deadly prehistoric marine reptile were as vicious and fascinating as their dinosaur counterparts that roamed the Earth, and often twice the size. Dinosaurs of the Deep is your chance to discover and learn more about these amazing animals with an immersive, larger-than-life experience that will bring you face-to-face with more than 20 of these ancient animals. 

Limited Exhibit 10am-5pm. Included with General Admission.

Philadelphia Auto Show, Philadelphia, PA

Find your next at the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show! This year’s show is 700,000 square feet of horsepower featuring an array of vehicles from pre-production, production, exotic, classic, and concept cars. With 700 vehicles from 40 brands all under one roof, there’s no better place for consumers to find their next vehicle or come and dream! This year’s show has been designed to help consumers find their next vehicle with ample opportunities for visitors to get behind-the-wheel access. Get your tickets here!

Jan 31st thru Feb 8th. $13/ adult, $6/ child 7-12 and Seniors, Free/ children 6 and under

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Philadelphia Auto Show are giving away four tickets to this year's event. Tell us what your dream car is for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

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January 15, 2015

philly kids: invention convention, honoring dr. king, and an arden theatre beauty and the beast giveaway!

 Hope you are staying warm and toasty during this toasty week and taking advantage of some of the great Indoor Play areas in our area. If you know of a few that we are missing, don't forget to add a new listing and review the ones you've been to! While you play, be careful to wash hands frequently and keep sick kids at home - the flu season is in full force in our neighborhoods.


Today is the last day to enter our giveaway for a free session of NEST's newest class CHEER SQUAD geared towards enthusiastic 3-5 year olds. It's also the last day to enter the free karate birthday party giveaway at Pro Martial Arts Bryn Mawr. Let us know how you plan to stay fit in the New Year for a chance to win this prize for up to 15 kids! This week we're also giving away 4 tickets to the Arden Theatre's Beauty and the Beast which, luckily for us, has been extended to Feb 8. We had the chance to see it and here's what we thought. For your chance to win, let us know what your (or your little one's) biggest fear is. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy Invention Convention, many ways to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and Dinosaurs of the Deep. Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Beauty and the Beast, Arden Theatre

Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale. Best enjoyed by families with children 4 and older. Get your tickets here.

Runs thru Feb 8. Tickets start at $20

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Arden Theatre are giving away a family four pack to see Beauty and the Beast. Tell us what your (or your little one's) biggest fear is for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

 

Martin Luther King Junior Day, Sharing the Heritage Celebration and Day of Service, African American Museum of Philadelphia

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! This day of activities, learning, direct service and community celebration is appropriate for all ages. Donate food for our ChAAMPs Against Hunger Philabundance Food Drive and books for Philadelphia Reads; create arts and crafts in honor of past and present equal rights movements; explore the core exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia, 1776-1876; watch great performances at our Community Celebration; and more!

Monday, 1/19 11am-5pm

Agnes Irwin Winter Open House

Selectively enrolling more girls than any other independent school in the region, The Agnes Irwin School is a college preparatory day school for grades PreK-12 in suburban Philadelphia. We empower girls to learn, to lead and to live a legacy. The best way to learn about Agnes Irwin is to experience it for yourself. Our annual Open Houses and special visit days are one way to do just that, or you can schedule an individual tour for you and your daughter. 

Open House, Thursday, 1/22 9-11am. For families considering grades PreK-4.RSVP here.

Get the best Philly events for families emailed to you directly every Thursday by signing up here. We include what's free, fun, and uniquely Philly for every day of the upcoming week. Our weekly events newsletter is free to all! Hope you are staying warm and toasty during this toasty week and taking advantage of some of the great Indoor Play areas in our area. If you know of a few that we are missing, don't forget to add a new listing and review the ones you've been to! While you play, be careful to wash hands frequently and keep sick kids at home - the flu season is in full force in our neighborhoods.


Today is the last day to enter our giveaway for a free session of NEST's newest class CHEER SQUAD geared towards enthusiastic 3-5 year olds. It's also the last day to enter the free karate birthday party giveaway at Pro Martial Arts Bryn Mawr. Let us know how you plan to stay fit in the New Year for a chance to win this prize for up to 15 kids! This week we're also giving away 4 tickets to the Arden Theatre's Beauty and the Beast which, luckily for us, has been extended to Feb 8. We had the chance to see it and here's what we thought. For your chance to win, let us know what your (or your little one's) biggest fear is. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy Invention Convention, many ways to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and Dinosaurs of the Deep. Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Beauty and the Beast, Arden Theatre

Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale. Best enjoyed by families with children 4 and older. Get your tickets here.

Runs thru Feb 8. Tickets start at $20

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Arden Theatre are giving away a family four pack to see Beauty and the Beast. Tell us what your (or your little one's) biggest fear is for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Martin Luther King Junior Day, Sharing the Heritage Celebration and Day of Service, African American Museum of Philadelphia


Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! This day of activities, learning, direct service and community celebration is appropriate for all ages. Donate food for our ChAAMPs Against Hunger Philabundance Food Drive and books for Philadelphia Reads; create arts and crafts in honor of past and present equal rights movements; explore the core exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia, 1776-1876; watch great performances at our Community Celebration; and more!

Monday, 1/19 11am-5pm

Agnes Irwin Winter Open House

Selectively enrolling more girls than any other independent school in the region, The Agnes Irwin School is a college preparatory day school for grades PreK-12 in suburban Philadelphia. We empower girls to learn, to lead and to live a legacy. The best way to learn about Agnes Irwin is to experience it for yourself. Our annual Open Houses and special visit days are one way to do just that, or you can schedule an individual tour for you and your daughter. 

Open House, Thursday, 1/22 9-11am. For families considering grades PreK-4.RSVP here.

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January 13, 2015

philly kids review: arden theatre's beauty and the beast

This is not the Disney story filled with dancing tea cups and ball-gowned princesses. This is not the story of the arrogant Gaston storming a castle or a musical with wonderful stick-in-your-head songs. In our opinion, it is so much better. What this is, is the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast with a style that no one does better than the Arden Theatre. It is sophisticated but captivating, it is serious at times but remarkably entertaining (and funny), it is a difficult story to bring to life, but with the impressive creative props and technical expertise, it is completely seamless and believable.

Let me set our own scene for you. My 8 year old son definitely thought this was a “girls’” show, while my 5 year old daughter was excited to see one of her favorite stories live. Both did not get what they expected, but both had an experience beyond their expectations. My 8 year old was completely captivated by Beast and the way the theatre was transformed from the ocean to a village to a castle. My 5 year old quickly lost her desire to see a princess and fell in love with hearing a familiar story told in a completely different way (and she was also captivated by Beast).

The best part, as is the case in every Arden production, is when the audience has the opportunity to ask questions of the actors and meet them after the show. It is then when the greatest appreciation for live performance happens for the kids – they see that actors are “regular” people who can make a story come to life without a screen. I am so grateful for this show, like so many Arden shows of the past, for instilling a lifelong love and appreciation for the performing arts for my kids at such young ages.

Beauty and the Beast is currently running at the Arden Theatre from now until Febuary 8th. Tickets start at $20/ child. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

January 9, 2015

philly kids: upcycled city, chocolate and karate and cheer giveaways!

Happy New Year! We hope you wonderful holidays filled with loved ones and adventures! We are happy to be back although not so happy to be in the throes of Old Man Winter's freezing weather! We're always expanding our lists of Indoor Play areas to give you ideas to burn off that energy indoors. Don't forget to leave a review oradd a new listing!

We're celebrating the New Year kickin' and cheering! Let us know your favorite cheer for a chance to win a free session of NEST's newest class CHEER SQUAD geared towards enthusiastic 3-5 year olds. We're also giving away a free karate birthday party at Pro Martial Arts Bryn Mawr. Let us know how you plan to stay fit in the New Year for a chance to win this prize for up to 15 kids! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy Chocolate at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Upcycled City, and Medieval Mysteries. Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Beauty and the Beast, Arden Theatre

Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale. Best enjoyed by families with children 4 and older.

Runs thru Feb 1. Tickets start at $20

NEST Cheer Squad

Cheer Squad will certainly be the loudest and most energetic class at Nest. Boys and Girls will learn basic fundamental cheerleading skills that will develop into an active life-style. The stunts, jumps, chants, and cheers will give your child a healthy step towards working together as a team, along with loyalty and cooperation. GO NEST CHEER SQUAD!

Giveaway Alert!  Our friends at NEST are giving away a free class of NEST Cheer Squad! Let us know your favorite cheer for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

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December 5, 2014

philly kids: winter wonderlands, latkepalooza, and three fabulous giveaways!

Happy December! And just like that, the holiday season is upon us! We are busy compiling our holiday round-ups (and great giveaways!) for next week so let us know of any great Santa sightings, Hanukah lightings and any other holiday events so we can share in the upcoming weeks!

Today we are also hosting three great giveaways! First, let us know what you love about the Fresh Beat Band for a chance to win a four pack of tickets to this Sunday's 1:30pm show. Winner will be announced FRIDAY afternoon. Also, no season is complete without a trip to the Nutcracker and we're giving away 4 tickets to Philadelphia Dance Academy's 12/13 12:30 performance (there are 3 other performances as well). Tell us why you love the Nutcracker for a chance to win!Last, we are giving away 4 tickets to the unique and fabulous MUMMENSCHANZ at the Annenberg Center. Tell us your favorite creative activity for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy a Winter Wonderland, Peace Around the World and Latkepalooza! Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

Fresh Beat Band, Tower Theater

The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeons preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to the Tower Theater! The band will perform all of their biggest hits that teach preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. 

Sun, 12/7 1:30pm and 5:30pm
Tickets start at $19

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Fresh Beat Band are giving away a family four pack to the 1:30pm show. Let us know what you love about the Fresh Beat Band for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced FRIDAY.

Philadelphia Dance Academy's The Nutcracker, Mandell Theatre

The Philadelphia Dance Academy, now in its 10th Anniversary Season, and The Philadelphia Youth Ballet celebrate their 5th annual production of the Nutcracker: the popular ballet that has become a holiday classic throughout the world. Our production of the Nutcracker features performances by Dance Academy students, Youth Ballet members, and professional guest artists. Come experience this classic production, appropriate for all ages. 

Fri, 12/12, 7pm
Sat, 12/13, 12:30pm, 3pm, 6pm
Tickets are $15-25 each.

Giveaway AlertOur friends at the Philadelphia Dance Academy are giving away 4 tickets to the 12/13 12:30pm performance. Tell us why you love the Nutcracker for a chance to win.Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week!

Mummenschanz, Annenberg Center

Let’s play! Theatrical whimsy meets silent storytelling in the uber creative performances by Swiss troupe MUMMENSCHANZ. Using visual effects and props, universal stories are told with “witty madness…dazzling and delightful” (New York Times). Celebrate the holiday season by experiencing MUMMENSCHANZ with the whole family.

Thurs, 12/11 thru Sun, 12/14

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at MUMMENSCHANZ are giving away a family four-pack to a performance next weekend! Let us know your favorite creative activity for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Beauty and the Beast, Arden Theatre

Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale. Best enjoyed by families with children 4 and older.

Runs Nov 29 thru Feb 1. Tickets start at $20

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November 20, 2014

philly kids: day out with thomas, grand illumination celebration, and a hess yoy truck giveaway!

Brrrr! Old Man Winter has shown his grumpy side early this year! We hope you have weathered the cold this week and found some great indoor places to burn off that energy!  As we enter the holiday season in full force, we are busy compiling our holiday round-ups (and great giveaways!) so let us know of any great Santa sightings, Hanukah lightings and any other holiday events so we can share in the upcoming weeks!

Today is the last day for our give away for a family four-pack to The Arden Theatre's upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast which will run from November 29th to February 1st. Let us know why you love (or want to go to) the Arden for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Today we are also hosting two great giveaways! First, let us know what you love about college hoops for a chance to win a family four-pack to the Villanova vs. Delaware basketball game on 11/30 at 4:30pm. Also in honor of the Hess Toy Truck Mobile Museum at Please Touch this weekend, we are giving away a Hess Toy Truck! Let us know what your favorite toy as a child was for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy a Day Out with Thomas, Hess Truck Mobile Museum and a Grand Illumination Celebration! We'll be enjoying Thanksgiving next week with our families so we'll see you back in two weeks! Happy Thanksgiving!

Weekend Highlights

Hess Mobile Museum at Please Touch Museum

Hess is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hess Toy Truck with a first-ever Mobile Museum visiting Please Touch Museum! The museum will showcase for the first time the entire collection of holiday Hess Toy Trucks and visitors can learn more about the iconic brand and enjoy outdoor activities for children, a Kids’ Zone featuring puzzles and a holiday card coloring area, a prize wheel, and a bank of toy truck computer games.

Sat Nov 22 and Sun Nov 23. Free with Museum Admission.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Hess Truck are giving away a 2014 Hess Toy Truck! Let us know what YOUR favorite toy was when you were a child for a chance to win.Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Very Furry Christmas, Sesame Place

Come enjoy this festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends. Your favo is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides including the new Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb and a soft toddler play area. Guests will enjoy special Christmas shows, savory Christmas menus, super holiday shopping and a visit with Santa in his Furry Workshop.

Nov 22 thru Dec 31st. Select days. Tickets start at $24.

Beauty and the Beast, Arden Theatre

Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale. Best enjoyed by families with children 4 and older.

Runs Nov 29 thru Feb 1. Tickets start at $20

Villanova Wildcats Basketball, Wells Fargo Center

Come watch the #12 ranked Villanova Wildcats Basketball team take on the University of Delaware Fighting Blue Hens in this family family atmosphere that promises high-level, high-quality basketball at affordable prices!

Sunday, Nov. 30th 4:30pm. Tickets start at $7.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Villanova Basketball are giving away a family four-pack to the November 30th 4:30pm game. Tell us who you're rooting for and why you love college hoops for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Story Time at St Peter's School

St. Peter's School will continue hosting a storytime!  All children ages 18 months - 3 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to attend for books, music and an opportunity to look into a Center City independent school.  Storytime will be held in our cozy library. For more information, visit here.

Monday, Nov 24th 11am. Free.

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November 13, 2014

philly kids: national dog show, electrical spectacle and arden theatre's beauty and the beast giveaway!

Wow, we just got the witches and goblin decorations down and the squirrels haven't even finished eating our pumpkins yet! Is it really almost Thanksgiving and the holiday season? Turkey trots are in full force, Santa is already making appearances and holiday sales are in full force (can you say overwhelmed?) We're starting to compile our holiday round-ups here so let us know of any great Santa sightings, Hanukah lightings and any other holiday events so we can share in the upcoming weeks!

This week we are giving away a family four-pack to The Arden Theatre's upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast which will run from November 29th to February 1st. Let us know why you love (or want to go to) the Arden for a chance to win. Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week. Don't forget, all of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy the National Dog Show, Electrical Spectacle, and Art in Motion! Enjoy the week!

Weekend Highlights

National Dog Show, Oaks PA

See over 2,000 of the top American Kennel Club sanctioned dogs from across the country. Over 150 different breeds and varieties compete for best of Breed, First in Group and the coveted title of Best in Show. Each day brings different competitions and attractions. Saturday is The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, taped for telecast nationwide on Thanksgiving Day by NBC. Sunday's show offers a full slate of canine competitions, enhanced athletic dog exhibitions plus family-friendly activities and hands-on fun.

Sat. 11/15, 8:30-6pm
Sun. 11/16 8:30-5pm

Tickets $14/ adult, $7/ children 4-12, Free for children 3 and under.

Arden Theatre Beauty and the Beast

Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. After their father loses the family fortune, they leave London to start life anew. But nothing prepares them for what happens next. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale. Best enjoyed by families with children 4 and older.

Runs Nov 29 thru Feb 1. Tickets start at $20

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at the Arden Theatre are giving away a family four pack for Beauty and the Beast!Tell us why you want to go to the Arden for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

Friends School Haverford Open House

Friends School Haverford is a coeducational Quaker school for students in preschool through grade 8. We offer an intellectually powerful curriculum that is beautifully designed and exquisitely implemented in a community where everyone is known. 

Open House, Tuesday, November 18, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Register here!

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October 30, 2014

philly kids: happy halloween, day of the dead and an aquarium mermaids giveaway!

Happy Halloween! We hope you have a safe, not-so-spooky, and fun day and night out! We can't wait to see all the little ghouls haunting our neighborhood. Get ready for a drop in temps and a little more darkness as we set the clocks back this weekend! Tis' the season to start scoping out your favorite indoor haunts that will help get us all through the colder months!

Today we're giving away a family four pack of tickets to the Weeki Wachee Mermaids who will come to the Adventure Aquarium from November 1st - November 9th. Prepare to be amazed by these Mermaids who will become part of the Ocean Realm! Let us know what your favorite underwater creature (fantasy or real) is for your chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org and announced next weekAll of our giveaways take place on facebook so make sure you like and share the page!

This week, enjoy Halloween Fun, Day of the Dead and Election Day Fun! Don't forget to get out and vote!

Weekend Highlights

NESTival at NEST

Trick or Tweet! Join Nest and celebrate the spooky day with costume contests, glow in the dark rooms, a photo booth, and candy stations! Also, glow in the dark face painting, tattoos, DJ, obstacle courses and a scavenger hunt with candy! Delicious pizza will be provided from Zavino Pizzeria as well as spiked punch for parents. Post party,UBER will provide transportation to take families to Delancey St. for trick-or-treating and NEST will provide special bags to hold all of your candy!

Friday, October 31st, 4-6pm. Tickets start at $30/ family

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at NEST are given away a family four-pack of tickets to NESTival! Tell us your favorite trick for a chance to win! Winners chosen via random.org andannounced Monday.

Arden Drama School, Play-in-A-Day

The Arden’s award-winning workshop has become a favorite experience for kids on holidays off from school. Kids work together to create, write and perform their own original play. Each Play-in-a-Day is as unique as the group of kids! Call 215-922-1122 or visit here to enroll.
 

Tuesday, November 4th, 10-3pm. $50

Weeki Wachee Mermaids, Adventure Aquarium

Prepare to be mesmerized by the one-of-a-kind acrobatics of these legendary Mermaids, who will frolic underwater with sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and many more species in the 760,000 gallon Ocean Realm exhibit. Enjoy daily show appearances with the Mermaids in colorful fish-tailed costumes and meet a LIVE mermaid up close and out of the water during daily meet and greets.

Nov 1st - 9th, 10am-5pm. Free with Aquarium Admission.

Giveaway Alert! Our friends at Adventure Aquarium are giving away a family four-pack to visit the Aquarium (during the Mermaids or throughout the season). Let us know what your favorite undersea creature is (fantasy or real) for a chance to win!Winners chosen via random.org and announced next week.

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