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 […]

Local Fourth of July Festivities and Fireworks

family watching fireworks

Hometown parades, local fireworks and family barbecues! The Fourth of July weekend is almost here and if your celebrations include an evening watching fireworks light up the night sky, we have your guide to the best local fireworks displays and township celebrations. Please visit the links for the most up-to-date information and any changes to […]

Road Trip! Easy and Affordable Day Trips

Family taking a selfie on a road trip

It’s not about the destination but the people you are with, and this summer provides no better opportunity than to just drive…wherever the wide open road takes you. It is the perfect recipe for quality time together, so get creative and have some fun during this warm-weather season. First, if you want to keep your […]

How to Make Father’s Day Fun

Fishing with Dad

It is time to celebrate the Man with the Plan! Father’s Day is the perfect day to spend with Dad by indulging in one of his favorite activities. Whether it is hiking, golfing, fishing, or biking, there are so many choices to make his day special and fun, but most importantly, engaged in an outing […]

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 […]

Enjoy Nature’s Bounty and Delicious Treats from Local Farmers’ Markets

One of the best parts of spring is the re-opening of local farmer’s markets. Chances are, even if you are a home gardener yourself, you won’t have anything to harvest for a few weeks at least, but your local farmer’s market will have in-season fruits and veggies, leafy greens, fresh flowers and much more!  From […]

Where to Explore: Exciting Outdoor Gardens and Spaces

Good news, fans of the outdoors! The weather is getting warmer and flowers and trees are in bloom.  It’s a perfect time to enjoy outdoor gardens and spaces. The best part is you do not have to travel far to become absorbed in these exciting outdoor places and spaces! And there are SO many 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 […]

Where to Watch Exciting and Affordable Collegiate Sports this Spring

Spring is officially here, and since the days are now longer (think, more daylight!) and the weather is working its way to warmer, it is time to start thinking about accessible and affordable collegiate sports for the family. Who doesn’t enjoy watching baseball and softball players run around the bases on a pristine diamond or […]

Hop on an Easter Bunny Train Ride

Start celebrating the Easter holiday early and spend a fun and festive morning or afternoon riding an Easter Bunny train the rails through scenic countryside. Your special guest on the train excursion – why the Easter Bunny of course! Make the holiday season even more memorable with an Easter Bunny train ride, and maybe even […]

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 […]