Honey Fest to Legos: 5 family-fun activities for the weekend

     Take your train-loving tot to the Morris Arboretum to see Thomas and Percy rounding the tracks of the Garden Railway. (Michelle Zei/for NewsWorks, file)

    Take your train-loving tot to the Morris Arboretum to see Thomas and Percy rounding the tracks of the Garden Railway. (Michelle Zei/for NewsWorks, file)

    Here’s a look at what’s going on this weekend for families.

     

    Friday through Sunday: Honey Festival

    Follow the buzz over three days in three different locations. The Philadelphia Beekepers Guild presents its 5th annual Honey Festival. On Friday, Sept. 5, kids can enjoy a morning homeschool program from 10 a.m. to noon and parents can enjoy an evening honey-themed happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Saturday, the cool bess head over to the Wyck Historic House Garden & Farm for kids activities, vendors, food trucks and honey extractions.

    On Sunday, the Honey Fest wraps up at Bartram’s Garden with hive demonstrations, food and kids activities, music and more.

    Saturday: Our very own flea!

    Germantown holds its very own Germantown Flea this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with antique and vintage vendors, handicrafts, and the Smokin’ Taco Food Truck. Why not scour the booths for cool antique toys, grab some lunch and enjoy the gardens while you’re there?

    Saturday: Free Kimmel Concert for Kids

    As part of the PNC Grow Up Great series, Josh Lawrence and his band will host an interactive one-hour free concert geared towards the PreK and kindergarten. Take a journey through jazz, join the band and enjoy the show!

    Saturday and Sunday: Nautical Lego fans unite!

    The Independence Seaport Museum is hosting a very large collection of Lego ships. With over 120 ships, each one-and-a-half to six feet long, Lego lovers are sure to be entranced. Teach Fleet showcases the entire range of modern self-propelled vessels, and all of the ships were built (off-kit) by a former Naval ship designer.

    As if all that isn’t cool enough, each ship is “named in honor of a female, African-American, Hispanic-American, or Asian-American who made a contribution to science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).” You can see the ships both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but if you plan to go on Sunday, check out Funsavers for 1/2 price tickets!

    Saturday and Sunday: Thomas fans rejoice!

    Take your train-loving tot to the Morris Arboretum to see Thomas and Percy, along with some more obscure engines, rounding the tracks of the Garden Railway. While you’re there, jump around in the treetops and enjoy the gorgeous end-of-summer offerings.

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