Friday, May 21, 2010

Finally...Fun Fridays!!

It took at least five times, as my kids were fighting the desire finish this post but it is finally here, Fun Friday!

1. I have always wanted to go to The World Cafe Live and haven't been, but I hear it's quickly becoming a hot spot venue for family entertainment. Voted "Best Kids Concert Series" by Philadelphia Magazine. And who could resist the title of their Saturday concert series for children, Peanut Butter and Jam's, which brings hot irresistible music that both you and your children are bound to enjoy. This Saturday rock the cafe with StarFish! Don't be late,show starts at 11:30 doors open at 11:00. Adults $10, children ages 1 to 12 just $7 not bad! And for an additional fee, enjoy a buffet lunch! No changing the station here! And hot tip....they host birthday parties!!!!

2. Any Dino fans in your family? This is bound to be a hit. Join the Philadelphia Please Touch Musuem in their preview to Walking with Dinosaurs, a historical event making its debut at the Wachovia Center in June. But Saturday at noon you can meet one of the baby T-Rex dinos from on of the most "innovative events to ever hit Philadelphia". Make it a Dino day with Dinosaur Story times in the Story Castle at 10:30am and 3:30pm. Here is a money saving tip: most of these museums cost $10 or more for admission per person including adults. Why not buy a yearly pass which can often run $100, you easily pay your money back in 3 visits! They even have a reciprocal membership meaning you can pay admission for the year and go to ANY participating museum in the country! We have 3 museums in our area that I can think of off the top of my head, and at a price for the year of just over $100, not a bad deal.

3. We love The Franklin Institute because of its many displays but my son's favorite is the Train Factory, with the 350 ton locomotive. He could literally look at it for hours on end. And it is quite amazing. But for you energy enthusiasts who have older children, this one is for you. The Franklin Institute hosts it's 17th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Sustainable Energy Expo. Learn about sustainable energy while watching models cars built and designed by children in grads 5 through 8 race around a track. And lucky it's going to be a beautiful day, it's held outside the institute along Winter Street from 9am to 1pm. George would say, "Cool Mom, Cars."

Cool Mom or Cool Cars....? Anyway....on to number 4...

4. Fun things that will impact your children don't have to cost money. How about a little community service? Join the Philadelphia Free Library in their 10,000 Books for Children Book Drive. This drive will help provide books for the more than 57,00 students that participate in their summer reading program. Here's a tip, make it a day: Take the train, donate a book, check out a book, read a book and grab some lunch! Also, check out a lot of learning stores in your area. I know the Lakeshore Learning Store always hosts free crafts for kids on the weekends. For instance this weekend, go between 11am and 3 pm and join them in celebrating dance and song by creating your own musical instrument! Check out the website, you can download and print a coupon for buy 1 get one 50% off! Not bad!

5.Don't forget! Your kids are cheap dates on Saturday mornings at our beloved Pop Shop! Have them come in their jammies, couldn't be an easier outing, and kids eat free! I can smell those amazing Pop Shop pancakes now! Yummmmm....

I'd looooove your input!

Do you know of something coming up or places to go that I didn't list? Give me the scoop and I'll feature it on my next Fun Friday Post.

New to the Area? Visting or just looking for a different place to go and visit?
Check out the link at the top of my blog, "Don't Stay In, Get Out and Play" for a list of fun things to do in the tri-state area!

Until next Friday, have fun.


  1. Thanks for taking time out to share these activities! :) Jocelyn aka anonymous LOL

  2. You are welcome Jocelyn!! LOL!!


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