Mt. Airy is a great place for kids of all ages, so round up the gang and head out for an adventure. Explore the many trails that wind through the Wissahickon or take a guided tour of a historic house. Restaurants throughout the neighborhood offer special meals just for kids and welcome all members of the family. Be sure not to miss some of the major annual events that are free for all.
Family Fun Events
September 17, 2:00 pm
Join The Food Trust and Community Art Collective for a weekly farmers' market every Wednesday afternoon through Thanksgiving, 2-6pm, and shop fresh, local fruits and veggies. Featuring kids activities, too!
September 19, 7:30 pm
This program will take the adventurous into the forest at night. Hunt for animal signs, listen for nighttime sounds, and enjoy marshmallows around a campfire. This hike is geared for families and is appropriate for children 8 years and older. Free! Register in advance.
Sunday, September 21, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Handcraft Workshop is partnering with ConKerr Cancer, a local charity that makes, collects, and distributes bright, cheerful pillowcases to hospitalized children fighting cancer around the world. During this event, please come to the shop to either donate fabric, help make pillowcases, and/or volunteer your time to coordinate the event.
September 21, 3:00 pm
Join FOW to enjoy the park and a “talk story”, a Hawaiian tradition. Pace will be set by the group. Children welcome. Don’t forget water and sturdy footwear!
The Tile Exchange is a two hour family friendly event every Sunday 4-6pm. Bring your un-needed tiles (even broken ones!) Make tiles by hand using our clay, tools and slab-roller. Glaze hand-made tiles using our glazes. Bring home hand-made or factory-made tiles!
Family Fun News
Posted Jul 21, 2014 |
Live music, special guest retailers, and craft activities animate Germantown Ave. this month.
Posted Jun 25, 2014 |
Join Historic Germantown and six of their member sites to celebrate our nation's birthday with a day of free programming. Friday July 4, 2014, 11:00AM - 4:00PM
From colonial schoolhouses to Victorian mansions, Mt. Airy’s many historical sites offer a chance to take experience life in another era. Many sites offer guided tours and regularly scheduled workshops and programming. Be sure to call ahead and learn about upcoming family-friendly events.
Explore the Wissahickon
The hours will fly by as you and the kids explore the great outdoors. Little ones will love feeding the ducks or wading in the creek. Bigger kids can bike along Forbidden Drive or get off the beaten path and hike along the trails winding throughout the park. And don’t forget to pack a picnic!
A few times a year, organizations in Mt. Airy hold events that bring families near and far to the neighborhood. The First Saturday in May is Mt. Airy Day, a neighborhood festival hosted by East and West Mt. Airy Neighbors. Every August, Mt. Airy USA hosts the Night Market, an evening street festival that draws thousands of people to Germantown Avenue to sample tasty bites from dozens of participating food trucks and restaurant vendors. The first Saturday of October is Revolutionary Germantown, a festival celebrating Germantown’s epic colonial history that is capped off with a dramatic reenactment of the Battle of Germantown on the grounds of Cliveden. The last Friday of every month is Final-ly Friday, a laid-back and fun-filled night out when restaurants and stores offer special deals and guest vendors and performers contribute to a lively atmosphere in Mt. Airy's main commercial hubs.
Fun filled day of activities
Mt. Airy is the neighborhood where everyone wants to raise their kids: take a trip and experience the magic. Children love watching the trains go by at Walk A Crooked Mile, a used bookstore inside Mt. Airy train station stocked with plenty of children’s and adult titles (insiders tip: don’t miss the free coffee, tea, and cocoa frequently offered inside the store). Feed any hungry tummies with thick and creamy milkshakes, handmade potato chips, and great seasonal offerings at the Trolley Car Diner – don’t miss their Ice Cream Shoppe, open during the summer months in a converted historic trolley! Bring any leftover crumbs down to Valley Green, where you can feed the ducks. Wrap up the afternoon with a trip to nearby Chestnut Hill for an extraordinary adventure at Morris Arboretum’s Canopy Walk. The child in all of us will delight in the stunning views of the forest from a height of over 50 feet
Restaurants in Mt. Airy cater to the whole family:
- Kids under the age of 11 eat for free until 6:00 pm on Wednesdays at Wine Thief. Their kids menu has a range of healthy options that are sure to delight.
- Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5-7 pm, Avenida Restaurant offers Niños Happy Hour with $1 off entrees from the kids menu, Dora & Diego-tinis, and a free ice cream sundae for kids under 12.
- In addition to sweet treats like cupcakes and brownies, Little Jimmie’s Bakery Café offers special sandwiches just for kids. They also cater parties!
- Kids eat half price on Tuesdays at Trolley Car Diner, voted best Kid-Friendly Dining by Philadelphia Magazine. Be sure not to miss the Ice Cream Shoppe! In the summer months, the Trolley Car Diner serves ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and more out of a restored 1948 trolley car