There may be more snow in the weekend forecast but there’s still plenty of fun to enjoy at one of these family fun events. Escape the wintery weather by thinking about summer camp options at the MetroKids Summer Camp Fair or learn more about Scottish culture at the Up Helly AA Day celebration at the Garden State Discovery Museum and lots more fun for the whole family!
Don’t miss the nationally acclaimed “Recess Monkey” – a trio of teachers who make music for kids and families that really rocks this Saturday January 24th at 11:30am as part of the Peanut Butter and Jams kids music series at World Cafe Live. Tickets $10. Doors 11am. Show starts at 11:30am.
Head out to the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill this weekend Saturday January 24th and Sunday January 25th for their next Passport to Discovery series highlighting cultures from around the world. The Scottish Festival will feature plaids, pips and processions that are integral to the Scottish Viking festival to ring in the end of the Yule season. $12.95 plus tax.
Despite the weekend warm up, the wintery fun continues at the new Rothman Skate Rink at Dilworth Park this Friday January 23rd through Sunday January 25th. Philly families will enjoy outdoor public skating against the backdrop of our landmark City Hall. Adults $4, children 10 and under $3, skate rental $8.
The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest fun runs all weekend long with a magical winter landscape including a dazzling light show, winter garden and forest, shopping and refreshments in the new “Lodge” with indoor fireplaces, rustic décor and outdoor heat lamps plus shopping at ArtStar with gifts and handmade items. And of course, the outdoor ice skating rink as the centerpiece of all the fun. Admission to Winterfest is free. Skate admission $3. Skate rental $10.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings including this Sunday January 25th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free.
Don’t miss this bold re-telling of the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast at the Arden Theatre Co. This family friendly performance will mesmerize theatre goers of all ages with the story of two sisters Cassandra and Belle how their world is changed forever when their father loses the family fortune and Belle encounters the Beast. Run time is 1hr and 30mins. Geared for families with children ages 5 and older. Tickets $18 – $36.
The MetroKids 7th Annual Summer Camp Fair takes place this Sunday January 25th from 1-4pm. Bring the whole family for this free event that will include hands on activities, prizes, demonstrations and more and of course learn about the wonderful array of local camps available for kids this summer. Free.