Elementary Connections Summer Fun Guide

Summer is here and if you are looking for things to do, Elementary Connections has you covered! Save and bookmark this post for a quick way to find things to do with your family all summer long. Even better – share it with a friend!  For festivals and family-friendly events updated weekly, see our Events […]

Your Guide to Free Local Concerts, Outdoor Movies and More!

Outdoor movie

Watching a family movie under the stars or grooving to the music of a great band are fun ways to spend a summer evening. Many local townships have amazing programs such as outdoor movies and concerts this summer free of charge (or available at a low cost). Grab your blanket and chairs and see what’s […]

How to Enjoy a Family Night: Go to the Drive-In


Looking for some early summer fun with the kids? Load up the gang and bring back some nostalgia with a family night at a Drive-In Movie. This iconic format of watching a movie in the great outdoors is making a comeback. You can take the entire family and you don’t have to go far to […]

Top Picks for Family-Friendly Museums with Free and Discounted Admission

The Philadelphia area is home to numerous family-friendly museums and historical sites to explore. And the best part is many are free or offer discounted admission on select days and seasons. Read on for art museums, science museums, historical sites and more!   Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Dinos […]

How to Create a Fantastic Family Game Night: Great Games! 

Looking for some ‘fun and games’ on Family Game Night? Amp up your strategy – and game face – as you peruse these suggestions of tried and true favorites and new, enjoyable games to add to your family’s collection. As a family, we are spending more time together than in the recent past, so it […]

Save with Amusement Park Season Passes and Advance Tickets

  If your family loves amusement parks, buying a season pass may be the smartest way to experience the thrills and fun all season long. Most amusement parks offer their seasonal pass holders exclusive perks and discounts throughout the summer season and access to special fall events, too. Most of the popular parks below include […]

Where to Enjoy Entertaining and Affordable High School Musicals 

Treat yourself and your family to exceptional local talent at your nearby high school. Spring is typically the musical theater season for high school drama clubs and we have created a guide to the best high school musicals happening near you starting this month through the spring. We will be adding to the list as more schools […]

16 Fantastic Subscription Box Gifts for All Year Gifting

Kids using electronics in a science class

Who wouldn’t want to receive a gift every month of the year? And delivered right to your door! A subscription gift is the gift that literally keeps on giving. Kids and parents will have something to look forward to long after the holiday lights are put away. Get creative and think outside of the box […]

Where to Find Magical Holiday Lights This Special Season

Christmas lights on buildings and trees

It is the most magical time of the year, and there is no better way to immerse yourself in the wonder of the holiday season than to discover the perfect place – or places – to enjoy the fantastic light displays that are popping up throughout the region. There is nothing quite like standing in […]

Where to Watch Affordable, Dynamic High School and College Basketball

High school basketball game

Whether it is local high school teams or area college sports, the Philadelphia area provides stellar performances including exciting basketball at all levels for reasonable admission (sometimes free!) making it a family-friendly way to watch a game on the court. Take your future all-stars to watch local phenoms and – possibly – soon-to-be NBA players […]

Fun and Free Halloween Events for Families

Children wearing Halloween costumes

If you and the kids can’t get enough of Halloween and all the silly, spooky fun that goes along with it, we’ve got some great ideas for you. Enjoy more opportunities to dress up in your favorite costumes and enjoy trick or treating or trunk & treating at these local events. Please check each event […]

Family Fun and Events Guide

Pumpkins sitting on pallets

Looking for something fun to do as a family? We are always looking for unique events and family favorites to share with you. Bookmark this page and check back often for a monthly guide to the must-sees and must-dos for Philadelphia area families.   ONGOING EVENTS Through October 29th, Saturdays, Sundays 11am The Pennsylvania Renaissance FairMount Hope Estate, Manheim, PABring the […]