Fun Things To Do With Kids Visits the Loews Philadelphia

Lobby of Loews


If you are like my family, winter is always hard to get through. We constantly seek new adventures to get us out of the house. Pre-covid, we would sometimes hop on the train and head to the city to grab a bite to eat or explore Philadelphia. Since covid we have yet to return to the city for some fun. As we were researching our options, we learned about the Loews Philadelphia Warm Up and Save package.



View from our room




If you're in Delaware or Chester County, hopping on the train at any suburban station is not as difficult as it seems. And in most cases, you don't even have to buy your ticket ahead of time. Train conductors now take credit with the tap of your phone. Just make sure when heading to Loews you get off at Jefferson Station. 


When arriving at the Loews hotel, you know you are in for a very hip and luxurious time. This art deco-style hotel takes inspiration from its history as the former money center for the elite as the old Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) building.


Our check-in was easy, and the staff was courteous and helpful. Loews welcomes kids and families all the way down to the family pet. They believe in making memories with your loved ones. Loews Philadelphia has partnered with HelloBello and Little Spoon to provide kid-approved amenities in their hotel and restaurant. It always makes my children feel welcome when a hotel has something special for them.


    
Grand Room



Our room was on the 30th floor and was called a Grand Room, a recently renovated corner room. This style room offers spectacular 180-degree views of the city. All of the guestrooms at the Loews Philadelphia have been recently refreshed. The bathrooms now have porcelain mosaic tile, polished nickel, and stand-up showers or low-profile tubs. 


Tent for kids


As part of the Warm Up and Save Package, our room had a Kids Cozy Camping tent, which consisted of a pretend campfire, marshmallows, cups, and plates. This will keep your kids entertained the whole time they are in the room. 



Bank & Bourbon



The Loews Philadelphia has on-site dining at Bank and Bourbon, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel lounge is where guests mingle, relax, and unwind after a day in the city. The lounge has drinks and snacks for you to enjoy. There is also a grab-and-go area called POD Market. You can pick up pastries from many local favorites, including Metropolian Bakery or a cup of coffee from La Colombe Coffee. You can also order room service, which we did for breakfast. We got muffins and the kid's French toast, a decent size for a kid's meal. Everything was delicious.


Lounge


The Loews Philadelphia also has Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon and a fitness center. So you can fit in a quick workout, relax with a massage, or even get your hair styled.


You might be asking what else can you do in the area. The hotel is right next to Reading Terminal Market, the Philadephia Convention Center, City Hall, the Fashion District, and more. Since you are in Center City, you are within walking distance of many of the historical attractions in Philadelphia. 


If you haven't been to Center City with the family in a while, it might be time to explore the area again. The Loews Philadelphia is really a family destination to check out. The accommodations were beautiful; the staff was friendly and helpful, and the location was easy to get to. Add in a visit to one of many exceptional restaurants in the area, and it is also a great option for a romantic getaway for parents and couples. Hopefully, you and your family can visit Loews Philadelphia so you can make memories, too. 



Warm Up and Save Package

Package includes:

  • Overnight Accommodations
  • Valet Parking for one vehicle
  • $25 In Room Movie Credit per stay
  • Welcome Amenity Treat
  • Upgrade to next room category, based on availability (excluding Suites)
  • Late checkout of 2 pm, based on availability
  • Kids Cozy Camping Tent*, based on availability (*not to take home)

Offer Ends Mar 31, 2024





Watch our video review on YouTube

For more information
: https://www.loewshotels.com/philadelphia-hotel/specials/warm-up-and-save

Location: 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107


This event is appropriate for: the whole family

Selecting the Right Preschool for Your Child



Many parents want to know why preschool is essential for their children. If you are new to the area or a first-time parent, you may need to realize preschools start registration and tours/open houses during the winter months. Many preschools in the area fill up quickly, so you need to act fast to secure the perfect spot for your child. Fun Things is here to guide you through the many choices to find a preschool that fits your family.

The significance of enrolling your little one in preschool cannot be understated. Most preschools accept children aged 2 ½ - 3 years old, and it's an excellent way for them to prepare for the educational challenges of kindergarten. Preschool gives kids the chance to hone their social skills, such as learning how to share, take turns, and collaborate with other children. During their preschool experience, they can explore their interests and build up their self-assurance. It also enables them to develop their language skills, like expressing themselves and paying attention to others. Preschool further permits children to enhance their physical abilities and coordination through creative play and physical activities.

What to look for when selecting a preschool

When you're deciding on a preschool for your child, there are a few things to consider. The safety of the premises should be a top priority, so make sure the doors are secure, and all staff have the necessary background checks. Do some research into the curriculum offered and make sure it aligns with your child's educational goals. You should also speak with teachers and staff to get an understanding of the school's atmosphere. Other things to look into are the school's location, cost, and any extracurricular activities available. Ultimately, pick the school that best meets your needs and provides the best environment for your child to learn, develop, and flourish.


Questions to ask when you visit a preschool


When it comes to student/teacher ratios, what can you tell me?


How do you handle discipline?


Do we need to make sure that my child is potty-trained before enrolling?


How many teachers are CPR/First Aid trained?


Do you spend time outdoors? How often?


What is the tenure of your teachers?



This article was provided by Lima Christian Nursery School. To learn more about the affordable programs that Lima offers, visit their website or call 610-566-9303 ext. 2.

Fun Things To Do In Delaware County This Weekend For Families And Kids February 16th, 17th, and 18th

A list of the best things to do in Delaware County this weekend
February  16th, 17th, and 18th



What to do this weekend with your family? There is so much to do for families and kids. We invite you to check out our events calendar, with many family-friendly events and things to do on the weekends and every day of the week. We constantly update our events calendar, so there is always something new and exciting to do! 


Mr. Andrew will be rocking out with families as he plays a variety of songs to get everyone up and dancing! Best for ages 2 and up. Great for families! Registration required.


Families and friends - come visit the Garrett Williamson Farm the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month (October - May), from 10am to 12pm.
Similar to an open house, families can visit our 200+ year-old Barn and observe our sheep, alpacas, horses, & goats.



Go on a storytelling adventure with Jitterbugs! We will do a warm-up, yoga adventure & relaxation. For ages 3-12. Registration Required



Let the good times roll at Sesame Place’s family-friendly Mardi Gras Celebration! Join in the festivities and celebrate by dancing along with special strolling entertainment, participating in the Mardi Gras Mask Scavenger Hunt, and much more! Enjoy Sesame Street-themed rides and attractions for guests of all ages.



Thomas Dambo’s TROLLS: Save the Humans, with Imagine Exhibitions, is opening at the Philadelphia Zoo in February 2024! These six enormous Trolls are on a mission to inspire humans to take better care of Nature. Each has a unique story and is created using repurposed wood by the world's leading recycling artist. The Trolls believe rethinking how we live our daily lives will help save the planet for all animals, including humans, and they want to share their ideas with you.



Linvilla Orchards Fore! The Planet is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! 18 unique educational holes explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rain forest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages, your entire family will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning about our environment – every step of the way!


We’re very excited to return to Edgmont, PA, opening November 24th and running through February 2024. Conveniently located on Route 3,  just minutes from the Blue Route, West Chester, Newtown Square and a short drive from Philadelphia or The Main Line. You can expect a winter wonderland filled with fun for the whole family, including convenient on-site parking, festive music, lighting, video & decor, delicious food & beverages, and heated hospitality tents perfect for private parties.




Children of all ages are welcome to sit and listen, ask questions, doodle, draw, paste, and color to their heart's content. (Accompanying adults are also welcome to get involved!)




The Philadelphia Museum of Art guests can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.



Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids' birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you'll see why we're more than just a trampoline park.


Fun Things to Do With Kids In Delaware County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not ensure that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.  

Fun Things To Do In Delaware County This Weekend For Families And Kids February 9th, 10th, and 11th

A list of the best things to do in Delaware County this weekend
February 9th, 10th, and 11th



What to do this weekend with your family? There is so much to do for families and kids. We invite you to check out our events calendar, with many family-friendly events and things to do on the weekends and every day of the week. We constantly update our events calendar, so there is always something new and exciting to do! 



Lion Dance is back on State Street to celebrate Lunar New Year!



Thomas Dambo’s TROLLS: Save the Humans, with Imagine Exhibitions, is opening at the Philadelphia Zoo in February 2024! These six enormous Trolls are on a mission to inspire humans to take better care of Nature. Each has a unique story and is created using repurposed wood by the world's leading recycling artist. The Trolls believe rethinking how we live our daily lives will help save the planet for all animals, including humans, and they want to share their ideas with you.



Linvilla Orchards Fore! The Planet is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! 18 unique educational holes explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rain forest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages, your entire family will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning about our environment – every step of the way!


We’re very excited to return to Edgmont, PA, opening November 24th and running through February 2024. Conveniently located on Route 3,  just minutes from the Blue Route, West Chester, Newtown Square and a short drive from Philadelphia or The Main Line. You can expect a winter wonderland filled with fun for the whole family, including convenient on-site parking, festive music, lighting, video & decor, delicious food & beverages, and heated hospitality tents perfect for private parties.




Children of all ages are welcome to sit and listen, ask questions, doodle, draw, paste, and color to their heart's content. (Accompanying adults are also welcome to get involved!)




The Philadelphia Museum of Art guests can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.



Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids' birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you'll see why we're more than just a trampoline park.


Fun Things to Do With Kids In Delaware County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not ensure that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.  

Fun Things To Do In Delaware County This Weekend For Families And Kids February 3rd, 4th, and 5th

A list of the best things to do in Delaware County this weekend
February 3rd, 4th, and 5th



Still need to get in the holiday spirit? Check out some of these family-friendly events happening this weekend in Delaware County.



Thomas Dambo’s TROLLS: Save the Humans, with Imagine Exhibitions, is opening at Philadelphia Zoo in February 2024! These six enormous Trolls are on a mission to inspire humans to take better care of Nature. Each has a unique story and is created using repurposed wood by the world's leading recycling artist. The Trolls believe rethinking how we live our daily lives will help save the planet for all animals, including humans, and they want to share their ideas with you.



It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes. This February, we’re celebrating what we love most about Philadelphia’s creative communities, artists, and performers! Join artists from our Barnes West initiative for activities and performances that will inspire you to create your very own love letter to your community.



Enjoy free all-day admission to the Brandywine Museum of Art, plus join in creative art activities led by teaching artists from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In conjunction with Brandywine’s special exhibition, Rooted: Family and Nature in Contemporary Children’s Book Illustration, create handmade Valentines and imaginative collages that celebrate the joy of family. 



Join us for this free celebration of the Lunar New Year and usher in the year of the Dragon! Enjoy hands-on art activities for all ages and an outdoor performance of the iconic Lion Dance by the Philadelphia Suns. Following the Lion Dance, we’ll move inside for a performance by Kun-Yang Lin Dancers and dragon-themed make-and-take art projects in our studios.



Linvilla Orchards Fore! The Planet is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! 18 unique educational holes explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rain forest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages, your entire family will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning about our environment – every step of the way!


We’re very excited to return to Edgmont, PA, opening November 24th and running through February 2024. Conveniently located on Route 3,  just minutes from the Blue Route, West Chester, Newtown Square and a short drive from Philadelphia or The Main Line. You can expect a winter wonderland filled with fun for the whole family, including convenient on-site parking, festive music, lighting, video & decor, delicious food & beverages, and heated hospitality tents perfect for private parties.




Children of all ages are welcome to sit and listen, ask questions, doodle, draw, paste, and color to their heart's content. (Accompanying adults are also welcome to get involved!)




The Philadelphia Museum of Art guests can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.



Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids' birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you'll see why we're more than just a trampoline park.


Fun Things to Do With Kids In Delaware County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not ensure that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.  

Fun Things To Do In Delaware County This Weekend For Families And Kids January 26th, 27th and 28th

A list of the best things to do in Delaware County this weekend
January 26th, 27th and 28th




 Check out some of these family friendly events happening this weekend in Delaware County.



Will Tinicum Tim come out of his burrow and see his shadow? Join us at 10 am for a family-friendly walk and learn more about Groundhog Day history and nature! Then join us in the Visitor Center from 10:30 am to 12 pm for crafts, music, and snacks! Find us in the Heron room from 11 am to 12 pm to meet some live local animals from Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center. For a fun surprise, enjoy the Groundhog Shadow Reveal at 12 pm! 


Go on a storytelling adventure with Jitterbugs! We will do a warm-up, yoga adventure & relaxation. For ages 3-12. 
Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel.
Registration Required



The weather is getting colder, but it is still fun to chalk outside!

Bring the whole family to help us decorate the sidewalk in front of the library with kind words & images using chalk!



Linvilla Orchards Fore! The Planet is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! 18 unique educational holes explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rain forest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages, your entire family will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning about our environment – every step of the way!


We’re very excited to return to Edgmont, PA, opening November 24th and running through February 2024. Conveniently located on Route 3,  just minutes from the Blue Route, West Chester, Newtown Square and a short drive from Philadelphia or The Main Line. You can expect a winter wonderland filled with fun for the whole family, including convenient on-site parking, festive music, lighting, video & decor, delicious food & beverages, and heated hospitality tents perfect for private parties.




Children of all ages are welcome to sit and listen, ask questions, doodle, draw, paste, and color to their heart's content. (Accompanying adults are also welcome to get involved!)




The Philadelphia Museum of Art guests can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.



Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids' birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you'll see why we're more than just a trampoline park.


Fun Things to Do With Kids In Delaware County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not ensure that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.