Let’s close out March and welcome April with some awesome, family friendly, and often free events all around Philly (and beyond!) this week. Check out our top picks and start planning.
Monday, March 27
South Philly’s destination for families, Lilypad, hosts a weekly kids’ yoga class in their Broad Street space. Kids can use their imaginations, learn breathing techniques, dance and play games while exploring yoga poses that go along with a weekly theme. 10:15am-11:00am/Ages 2-5/$12 Drop In
Head to Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting for the weekly, Whole Foods Kids Club. This fun, free event features, stories, crafts and yummy, yummy, snacks. 11:00am/Ages 3 and up/Free
Tuesday, March 28
Looking to enjoy Smith Memorial Playground when it’s not crowded with camp and preschool groups? Head out to their fab play space in Fairmount Park on Tuesday mornings for Family Mornings at Smith, when the space is not open to large groups. Play in peace with your little one! 10:00am-1:00pm/All Ages/Free
Are you looking for support and community from other new moms? Look no further than this monthly New Moms Support Group at The Nesting House (formerly Cloth) in South Philly, led by Brittany Sharpe McCollum from Blossoming Bellies Birth. All parents and their babies are welcome. 11:00am-12:00pm/$5 Suggested Donation
Get out of the city for the morning and head to Linvilla Orchards for their weekly Storytime and Craft session in the Garden Center. Enjoy a great book, make a craft and then spend some time hanging out in the playground or grabbing some groceries from the market. 2:00pm/Ages 3-5/Free
Wednesday, March 29
Head to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Parkway branch for their popular weekly Baby & Toddler Storytime. Enjoy books, songs, and lots of toddler-friendly fun! 11:00am/Ages 0-23 months/Free
It’s Pay What You Wish at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Take the whole family to Philly’s iconic Art Museum on Wednesday evening without breaking the bank on admission. Grown up yogis can even enjoy a free yoga class in the galleries at 6p and 7p (first come, first served; space is limited). 5:00pm-8:00pm/All Ages/Pay What You Wish
Thursday, March 30
Get out of town to one of the coolest art museums in the area! Head to Brandywine River Museum of Art for their Read Aloud Tour to get a chance to browse the museum, hear a story and make a craft to take home. This week’s featured book, in honor of Women’s History Month, is Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty. Registration is requested by calling 610-388-8382 or emailing email@example.com. 10:30am/All Ages/$5 per Child after Museum Admission
Head to Old Pine Community Center for Music Monkey Jungle‘s weekly drop in music class! Your littlest music lover with dance, wiggle, laugh and play at this super cool weekly class led by some of the highest energy, most talented artists in Philly. 10:30am-11:00am/0-5 years/$10 Drop In (babies under 6 months are free)
Put the kids to bed, throw on your pjs, grab your laptop and join Child and Family Coaching‘s Brandi Davis for a webinar to help you make discipline just a little bit easier. Join the conversation to discover ways to get rid of unwanted behaviors and replace them with wanted ones, all while keeping your cool, and no yelling (say WHAT?!?!!?). 8:30pm-9:30pm/$10, Pre-Registration Required
Mollie Michel is the Editor-in-Chief of A Child Grows USA, a South Philly resident and a Philadelphia public school parent. A recovering non-profit professional, Mollie is also an experienced birth doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, and the mom of two awesome girls and a sweet pit bull named Princess Cleopatra. In her spare time, she is usually trying to figure out how Pinterest works, training for a(nother) half-marathon with her dog at her side, or simply trying to keep up with her increasingly wily daughters.