5 Family-friendly events this weekend around Philadelphia

     Whitemarsh Township, Pa. will let kids climb on big trucks at Saturday's Touch-A- Truck event.

    Whitemarsh Township, Pa. will let kids climb on big trucks at Saturday's Touch-A- Truck event.

    As the weather warms, the weekend line-ups get better and better.  This weekend offers everything from entertainment to activism, from land and water, and a special treat for Mom. 
     
    Friday: Sleepover on a Ship!  
    Is your family the sea-faring type?  If so, this Friday night, the Independence Seaport Museum is having a slumber party.  Kids and their grown-ups can spend the night all bunked in on the cruiser Olympia.  Recommended for children ages 6-12, families will get to take tours of the historic ships, decipher Morse code, build and test out a tin-foil boat, and try woodworking in the boat shop. 
     
    Friday and Saturday: International Children’s Festival 
     
    This esteemed and awaited tradition is back!  This year, children can enjoy circus, dance, playful gymnastics, a WW II drama, a Bob Marley tribute, juggling, acrobats, and even Watermelon Magic.  So much to see, experience, and take in.  At the Annenberg center, with many shows and times this weekend.  
     
    Saturday: Touch a Truck Day 
     
    Are you more of a landlubber? Do you have a toddler, preschooler, or grown up who LOVES trucks?  If so, you’re all in luck this weekend.  Whitemarsh Township is hosting Touch-a-Truck Day from 1-3pm at Miles Park.  Kids of all ages can climb on, climb in, explore, honk horns and more… police cars, fire trucks, backhoes, cement mixers… you name it.  Truck-lover heaven.
     
    Saturday: Philly Children’s March/Solidarity with Baltimore 
     
    The Philly Children’s March is marching through Mt. Airy again this Saturday in solidarity with Baltimore and in support of the #blacklivesmatter movement. Families should begin gathering grass on the fields at the New Covenant Campus, 7500 Germantown Avenue at 3:30 p.m.  We will be marching at 4pm, and the endpoint of the march will be the Mt. Airy Playground, a 5-6 block walk.  The goal for this Mother’s Day Eve march us to have a child-friendly action to highlight racial injustice and raise voices in support of mothers and children in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and beyond.
     
    Sunday: Mother’s Day Brunch 
     
    Could you imagine a more gorgeous setting for a Mother’s Day brunch than the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill?  You can treat mom to brunch at either the 9:30-11:30am seating or let her sleep in and catch the noon-2pm seating.  The menu includes a carving station, a parfait station, french toast, fresh fruit, coffe, tea, and even mimosas.  After brunch, enjoy the gardens on what looks to be a gorgeous warm day.  

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