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2019 Best Kids’ Event

Drag Queen Story Time at Mister John’s Music

It's a dance party and a story time hosted by a drag queen named Miss Maria TopCatt. If that all sounds like a lot to take in, look at it from a toddler’s perspective: All they see is that it's okay to look different and be different and be friends with people who look different. And actually, that’s pretty awesome. Keep reading here. Read More »

904 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 773-469-1593 | Website

2017 Best Place to Climb a Tree

Treehouse World

Tree Top Builders has spent the last 15 years constructing seriously impressive treehouses around the country. Now they’ve got a local park where your little monkeys can belay from treetops, shimmy up trunks, bounce on giant trampolines and, of course, run from one amazing treehouse to another. Read More »

1442 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA | 484-329-7853 | Website

2014 Best Music for Kids

Sound All Around

The Philadelphia Orchestra's weekly Sound All Around features storytelling, piano accompaniment and a musical demo from an Orchestra member, making it the ultimate pick for musical preschoolers. Read More »

1 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-893-1900 | Website

2014 Best Fishing With the Kids

Fish Finder II

Laugh as your kid's face lights up with excitement and/or panic when she hooks a flounder on this comfy and clean 46-foot catamaran with the nicest staff at the Jersey Shore. The four-hour trip will set a family of four back about $130, a price that includes rods, bait and a digital family photo. And yes, they'll bait the hook for you. (See? Nice.) Read More »

3654 Atlantic Brigantine Boulevard, Brigantine, NJ | 609-264-0918 | Website

2011 Best Kids' Activity

Students Run Philly Style

"According to Temple research, this program, which trains at-risk kids to run marathons, also gets them eating healthier foods, raking in higher grades, and setting and meeting goals of the non-running variety. Almost makes you want to lace up, too, right? " Read More »

260 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-731-2116 | Website