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Weekend Family Activities

Raising and educating children in or near a large city presents many opportunities for learning, adventure and growth. This page is full of ideas for the parent or guardian who wants to make the most of a weekend in the Philadelphia Area.


The Free Library of Philadelphia

This historic organization offers print and digital information as well as numerous services, workshops and activities Whether you're looking for a new direction, education, or a fun diversion, the library programs can help you take the first step.



This Web site of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News is a great resource of who-what-when-where: sports, music, community events, arts, film and so much more. Their activities calendar can be very helpful.



Although most Girard parents are not visitors, this site is a treasure trove of possibilities. Their event calendar lists what's new as well as the favorites. Philadelphia is packed with activities, museums, historic sites, parks and numerous other educational and entertainment options.


Volunteer on the Weekend

Philadelphia's City Hall has a Web site that lists volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups.

Free Attractions

And just to make things easy, we recommend this site that lists FREE activities and attractions. Have fun!

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