Things To Do in the Philadelphia Area this Spring
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, spring time is here, folks! And with spring and the warm weather come fun things to do in Philly!
If you’ve been wondering what to do this spring – you’ve certainly come to the right place!
From Treetop Adventures, Festival of Fountains or fun Easter experiences, to behind-the-scenes animal encounters, open-air drinks and dining options, and so much more! This season brings so much more excitement and adventure you and your whole family can enjoy! Keep reading to see the Things To Do In Philly this Spring.
Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens
BIG TIME: Life in an Endangerous Age at Philadelphia Zoo
Earth Month at Newlin Grist Mill
Treetop Adventures at Elmwood Park Zoo
Mother's Day Weekend at Longwood Gardens
All Aboard the Easter Bunny Express!
Visit the Dutch Wonderland
Hayrides to Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards
Discover Treehouse World
Bunny Trail Hunt thru Storybook Land
Tuck and roll with some Paintball Action
Special Encounters at Adventure Aquarium
LEGOland Discovery Center
Join the Flyers’ Rookie Program
Philadelphia Flyers' Games
Northern Liberties Restaurant Week
King of Prussia Restaurant Week
Foodie Pop-Up: Terrace On Tap
Latino Restaurant Week
Strawberry Month at Peddler's Village
Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival
Lucky Finds at Clover Market
Festival of Fountains at Longwood Gardens
Spring Blooms at Longwood GardensPhoto Courtesy Of Longwood Gardens March 27 - May 2, 2021View Tickets
With the sunshine and warmth come the beautiful colors of Spring!
Head to Longwood Gardens and soak in the vibrant colors, fresh scents and fragrances of spring in Longwood Gardens.
Explore the grounds and discover all the beautiful flora and fauna that are blooming. From colorful tulips, to the tranquil lakes and flowering trees, take a step into nature and uncover all its glorious wonders and seasonal delights.When:10AM - 6PMCost:Free - $25
BIG TIME: Life in an Endangerous Age at Philadelphia ZooPhoto Courtesy Of Phillyfunguide March 29 - September 30, 2021View Tickets
There are BIG things happening at the Philadelphia Zoo that you DON’T want to miss!
Explore the new prehistoric exhibit and travel back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Meet and learn about these fascinating life-sized creatures and learn how YOU can do YOUR part in saving our beautiful planet.When:various timesGet Directions:Cost:Free - $24
Earth Month at Newlin Grist MillPhoto Courtesy Of Stay Happening April 3 - April 24, 2021View Tickets
Limiting Earth Day 2021 to one day is no fun – that’s why Newlin Grist Mill extended this annual event to one whole month!
With this educational, fun experience you are able to not only learn about how to protect the environment but celebrate nature as well.
This year, join a group of diverse volunteers, including individuals, families, scout troops, and youth groups, and work on exciting projects that show us how we can protect wildlife and natural resources, and preserve plant and animal communities.When:April 3 - April 24, 2021Get Directions:Cost:Free
Treetop Adventures at Elmwood Park ZooPhoto Courtesy Of Elmwood Park Zoo Spring 2021View Tickets
Zip and climb through Elmwood Park Zoo’s exciting Treetop Adventures!
With over 50 challenge games and zip lining that spans up to 50 feet above the ground – this is an adrenaline junkies paradise!
While exploring the trees, be sure to say hi and give a wave to all the animals in the exhibits below!
All equipment is available on site. Be sure to reserve tickets before heading to this fun adventure park.When:Wednesday - Friday: 10AM – 3PM, Saturday - Sunday: 10AM – 4PMGet Directions:Cost:$21.95 - $61.95
Mother's Day Weekend at Longwood GardensPhoto Courtesy Of Longwood Gardens May 6 - 9, 2021View Tickets
What better way to celebrate all the beautiful Mamas out there than a whole garden of blooming flowers! (Flower bouquets be damned!)
Head to Longwood Gardens for Mother’s Day Weekend and explore the magical flora and fauna.
Also, be sure to catch the opening weekend of the Festival of Fountains event! Discover a spectacular Illuminated Fountain Performance Thursday through Saturday evening when the Gardens are open until 10PM, or enjoy a lovely Sunday stroll through the colorful flowery grounds when the Gardens are open until 6PM.When:Thursday - Saturday 10AM - 10PM, Sunday 10AM - 6PMCost:Free - $25
To Do With Kids
All Aboard the Easter Bunny Express!Photo Courtesy Of Mommy Poppins March 20 - April 4, 2021View Tickets
Families and Friends – all aboard the Easter Bunny Express!
Sit back and relax and enjoy an hour-long train ride through the hills and valleys of Bucks County.
Peek out the windows and experience the sights of colorful spring time, while the Easter Bunny pays a visit to all of the children and handing out a special Easter bags of candy, Easter eggs, jelly beans, and quirky Easter trinkets!When:weekendsGet Directions:Cost:$9.99 - $60.99
Visit the Dutch WonderlandPhoto Courtesy Of Trip Advisor opening May 15 - May 16, 2021View Tickets
Head to Dutch Wonderland, as it opens for the Spring season!
Discover Pennsylvania’s best theme park which features over 35 rides, attractions, and exciting shows – there is fun for everyone!
Enjoy a cool off sesh in Duke’s Lagoon water play area, before you head to Exploration Island and discover dinosaurs at very turn!
While you’re strolling through the park keep an eye out for everyone’s fave characters like Duke and Merlin! Find your next magical adventure at your favorite kids amusement park in Lancaster, PA.When:weekends 10AM - 6PMGet Directions:Cost:Free - $32.99
Hayrides to Bunnyland at Linvilla OrchardsPhoto Courtesy Of Linvilla Orchards March 20 - April 3, 2021View Tickets
Hop on the Easter Hayride and take a trip to Bunnyland!
Pay a visit to Linvilla Orchards and see the Easter Bunny’s house where you’ll have the chance to meet old hoppers himself!
Other fun activities range from fun face painting, to exciting train rides, pony rides and so much more – there’s fun the whole family can enjoy!When:11AM - 4PMGet Directions:Cost:Free - $10
Discover Treehouse WorldPhoto Courtesy Of Treehouse World March 3 - May 23, 2021View Tickets
Take a trip to West Chester, PA to experience activities like no other!
Enjoy numerous fun-filled activities at Treehouse World. From tree climbing, to bungee trampoline, buccaneer zipline, exploring quirky treehouses like the Pirate Ship treehouse, Gingerbread treehouse, Cake treehouse and sooo many more! There’s surely something fun to discover for everyone.When:Daily, 10AM - 4PMGet Directions:Cost:Free - $32
Bunny Trail Hunt thru Storybook LandPhoto Courtesy Of Storybook Land April 2 - April 5, 2021View Tickets
Storybook Land is a wonderland the whole family can enjoy – especially the little ones!
Explore the grounds and hunt for sweet treasures along the “Bunny Trail Hunt” and visit with the Easter Bunny!
With other activities and fun rides like the colorful Carousel, Bubbles the Coaster, The Rockin’ Tug ship, Zip Zap Racers, Beanstalk Bounce, Happy Dragon, Whirly-Bug, Jumping Jumbos and more – fun is guaranteed.When:11AM - 5 PMGet Directions:Cost:$22.95 - $29.95
Tuck and roll with some Paintball ActionPhoto Courtesy Of Crusader Paintball Spring 2021View Tickets
Calling all the adrenaline junkies!
Whether its for your next birthday party, bachelor party or team outing or just for the heck of it – schedule some paintballing fun!
With challenges like Hide & Seek, Hunt-or-be-Hunted the thrill is endless! Note that no reservations are needed for some paintball action, and there are plenty of rental equipment and gear available.When:weekends, 10AM - 4PMGet Directions:Cost:$25 - $70
Special Encounters at Adventure AquariumPhoto Courtesy Of Adventure Aquarium Spring 2021View Tickets
Enjoy an experience like no other!
YOU are invited to get up close and behind-the-scenes with the fun animals at Adventure Aquarium.
From helping feed the giant Hippos, to the massive sea turtles, waddling with some Penguins, and meeting other furry and scaly creatures! Learn about these exciting animals and have all your questions answered by professionals.When:10AM - 4PMGet Directions:Cost:$29.99 - $85
LEGOland Discovery CenterPhoto Courtesy Of The Independence Visitor Center March 27 - April 6, 2021View Tickets
Explore and discover Philly’s only ultimate LEGO Playground!
With millions of LEGO Bricks around, the Imagination Express interactive ride to hop on and so many more fun things to do – how could you not have a good time?
Explore the area and find your favorite characters on LEGO 4D Theater, build epic creations with LEGO blocks and discover a world full of imagination and vibrant colors.When:11AM - 5PMGet Directions:Cost:$19.99 - $74.99
Join the Flyers’ Rookie ProgramPhoto Courtesy Of Philadelphia Flyers March - April, 2021View Tickets
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky
So why not take your shot and join the Learn to Play program! This program provides a unique opportunity for families to join in on the fun that comes with playing hockey.
“Learn to Play’s goal is to inspire youth and welcome more families into the hockey community.” – Learn to Play ProgramWhen:Saturdays: 8:35AM - 9:35AMGet Directions:Cost:$150 - $175
Baseball seasonPhoto Courtesy Of 6ABC April 1 - October 3, 2021View Tickets
Spring brings everyone’s fave time of the year – Baseball season!
Don’t miss this season’s Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies are ready for action, are you??
To start things off the Phillies face the Atlanta Braves at home – hopefully filled with tons of home runs – and for the first time in what feels like a long time, in-person viewing is allowed (limited, of course).When:April 1: 3:05PMGet Directions:Cost:varies
Philadelphia Flyers' GamesPhoto Courtesy Of Broad Street Hockey Thru May 10, 2021View Tickets
Hockey season’s not over yet, folks!
Don’t miss any of the Philadelphia Flyers games. Support the team, show some love and keep an eye out for the silly goofball, Gritty, who always seems to have something fun going on.
The Flyers are set to play against the Devils, the Bruins, the Sabres, the NY Islanders, the Capitals, the Penguins and the Rangers!When:variesGet Directions:virtualCost:varies
Soccer seasonPhoto Courtesy Of Brotherly Game April 17 - November 7, 2021View Tickets
Major League Soccer returns this spring with for its 26th season with the Philadelphia Union’s home opener at Subaru Park!
The Philly Union are scheduled to play 34 matches before the 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs begin on November 19.When:variesGet Directions:Cost:varies
Food & Drinks
Northern Liberties Restaurant WeekPhoto Courtesy Of Philly Voice April 9 - 18, 2021View Tickets
Calling all Foodie Fanatics!
The warm spring weather gives us the perfect time to enjoy events like this!
Enjoy outdoor dining with Northern Liberties Restaurant Week which will feature special menus from over twenty restaurants.
Restaurants from Apricot Stone, to Hunnies Crispy Chicken, Germantown Garden, Urban Village Brewing Co. and many more are ready to satisfy YOUR taste buds!When:various timesGet Directions:various locationsCost:$10 - $25
King of Prussia Restaurant WeekPhoto Courtesy Of Valley Forge April 11 - 22, 2021View Tickets
King Of Prussia Restaurant Week returns with delicious lunch and dinner menus! BONUS: special takeout deals are available too!
Support local for a good cause, as a portion of proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
With divine restaurants from Founding Farmers, to North Italia, Fogo de Chao, Bonefish Grill and more ready to serve you tasty meals – what more could a Foodie ask for?When:variesGet Directions:variesCost:$10 - $40
Foodie Pop-Up: Terrace On TapPhoto Courtesy Of The Independence Visitor Center April 1 - June 4, 2021View Tickets
Wine, dine and enjoy a family-friendly, pop-up experience!
Indulge in drinks and foods from local favorites from Workhorse Brewing Co. and Wissahickon Brewing Co. beers, to specialty cocktails by Brûlée Catering.
This outdoor setting allows for a socially distant atmosphere, with access to indoor facilities and convenient parking. This is an event for all-ages and offers beautiful panoramic views of Independence Mall in the heart of Philly.When:Thursday & Friday: 5PM - 9PM, Weekends: Noon - 10PMGet Directions:Cost:Pay as you go
Latino Restaurant WeekPhoto Courtesy Of Philly Voice May 5 - 9, 2021View Tickets
Itching for a trip to Mexico? Same here. Well, we can’t give you that but we can mention the Latino Restaurant Week – which is just as fun!
Support local Latino-owned restaurants with dine-in, takeout and delivery options.
Enjoy a complimentary appetizer or dessert when you order from one of the 16 delicious restaurants, including Adelita Mexican Taqueria, Cafe y Chocolate, El Merkury, El Sabor De Mi Tierra and so many more!When:various timesGet Directions:various locationsCost:Pay as you go
Festivals & Markets
Strawberry Month at Peddler's VillagePhoto Courtesy Of Peddler's Village May 1 - 31, 2021View Tickets
Bring on the berry-tastic time of the year at Peddler’s Village!
Visitors are invited to enjoy strawberry treats, live music and entertainment, and strawberry themed foods, drinks and fun activities.When:10AM - 6PMGet Directions:Cost:Pay as you go
Chestnut Hill Home & Garden FestivalPhoto Courtesy Of Philly Voice May 2, 2021View Tickets
Explore more than 50 home & garden vendors along historic Germantown Avenue. Discover vintage décor and designs for landscape, garden sculpture & garden displays, flowering baskets, home design, hand-made furniture, arts, collectibles and so much more! The little ones can enjoy fun arts & crafts activities, train rides and a selection of tasty ice cream among other exciting activities.
While exploring, jam out to some live music and indulge in food options from Barry’s Buns, Campbell’s Place, Cosimo’s Pizza Café, McNally’s Tavern, Iron Hill Brewery, Tavern on the Hill, Poppy’s Café, Weavers Way Coop and more!When:11AM - 5PMGet Directions:Cost:Free - $10
Lucky Finds at Clover MarketPhoto Courtesy Of Philadelphia Magazine April 5, 2021View Tickets
Don’t miss this fun seasonal open-air market – Clover Market!
Discover a unique selection of vendors with vintage jewelry and clothing pieces, antiques & collectibles, finely crafted handmade items and original art.
While exploring, be sure to hit up some of Philly’s most popular food trucks and live music!
The kiddies can enjoy free crafting areas, meet and greets with the adorable adoptable animals from the Finding Shelter and more!When:various timesGet Directions:Cost:Pay as you go
Festival of Fountains at Longwood GardensPhoto Courtesy Of Visit Philadelphia May 6 - September 26, 2021View Tickets
Head to Longwood Gardens, as the fountains illuminate and come to life!
Enjoy these fountain-tastic performances all spring/summer long! Emerge from vibrant colorful flower fields and displays to dancing illuminated fountains and soak up all this gorgeous location has to offer.When:Monday & Wednesday, Sunday: 10AM – 6PMCost:Free - $25