5 activities for Philly families this weekend

     A scene from last year's Scarecrow walk. (Nathan Werbock/for NewsWorks, file)

    A scene from last year's Scarecrow walk. (Nathan Werbock/for NewsWorks, file)

    ‘Twas the weekend before Halloween, and all through the city (and beyond), there was plenty of family fun to be had…

    Saturday & Sunday: The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular

    Join your favorite Sesame Street friends for Halloween fun at The Count’s Spooktacular at Sesame Place all weekend. The weekend features three special Halloween shows, a Halloween Parade, and Elmo’s Silly Bones Spooktacular Dine (reservation required). There will be family friendly Halloween fun for all. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, on Saturday and Sunday. 

    Saturday & Sunday UniverSoul Circus

    UniverSoul Circus returns to Philly with its unique one of a kind blend of music, theater and circus art attractions. The must see show boasts a dynamic set of artist and acts from around the world including Color Me Caribbean, The Wuhan Flying Trapeze, The African Dream and many more. Show times Saturday at noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

    Saturday & Sunday Lego Castle Adventure

    Visit the life sized Lego Kingdom exhibit at Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle. Featuring a giant castle, lookout tower and dragon. Make your own Lego castle in one of the 3 age-specific build areas. Saturday only there is a Build a Gargoyle workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., free with regular admission. Open Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

    Saturday & Sunday: Scarecrow Walk

    Explore the Morris Arboretum’s 8th annual Scarecrow Walk on Saturday and Sunday featuring over 35 scarecrows. This years theme “Famous Art & Artists” is sure to dazzle. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite! Open from 10 a/m. to 4 p.m. Free with admission.

    Saturday: Animal Bites: A Spooky Adventure

    The Wagner Free Institute presents Animal Bites this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Learn fun facts about animal bites and visit with various live animals from the Elmwood Zoo. Activities throughout the event include crafts, presentations and a scavenger hunt. Free-registration encouraged.

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