Summer break from school is a great opportunity to explore and investigate what the Pittsburgh region has to offer. Explore a vast array of cultural, educational and recreational pursuits for the entire family. Pittsburgh and the surrounding cities provide scenic vistas, riverfront playtime and a skyline that draws people to the plethora of exciting area options for the whole family all year. The most fun, however, should be enjoyed before the kids strap on those school bags.
The kids are out of school and you’re desperate for a fun activity to please the whole crew. Pittsburgh’s fun summer options abound, so don’t fret. Take those eager babes-to-tweens for a day chock full of fun, excitement and maybe even some education at the best spots for summer playdates in Pittsburgh.
One of the most livable cities in the country, Pittsburgh boasts plenty of fun for the entire family this summer. The abundant rivers, cultural and historic venues make it easy to enjoy a day exploring educational, indoor or outdoor pursuits for a meaningful learning experience. Explore myriad museums, universities, parks, sports, art galleries, theatrical performances and concerts, or just hit one of these awesome area options for the perfect day out for the whole family.
There’s a growing trend where parents are holding their children back to start kindergarten when they’re older. Whether it’s for academic, athletic or social reasons, many parents think that by being older, their kids will have an edge.
Summer’s here and so are the heat waves and high costs of trying to keep cool. Luckily, Pittsburgh’s pooling with great places to take a refreshing dip. Make a splash at one of the best waterparks and pools in Pittsburgh for a wet and wild day with the whole family.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to neurologist Dr Joseph Maroon about the continuing discussion about kids and concussions.
Miniature golf provides entertainment and recreational adventures for family and friends of all ages. Whether you’re in it for the fun obstacles or the carnival food, Pittsburgh’s best mini golf courses offer it all. Get out of the house and take the family out for a bit of fun and a ton of time on the greens.
Go fast or go home, whether you’re looking to cure your need for speed or to simply want to rev up a little family fun. The Pittsburgh area’s best go kart courses offer everything from slow-paced double karts to super-fast, Indy-inspired speedsters, and extras guaranteed to keep the whole family going all day.
The Children’s International Festival presents an award-winning array of high-caliber performing artists in a theatrical setting that is one of only four of its kind. The performers cover a wide gamut of interests that include music, make believe, comedy, magic and a light show. The festival provides young people with artsy, educational opportunities, and the outdoor grounds make for a wonderful place to share experiences with the performers.
Channel your inner Martha Stewart by creating inexpensive and easy crafts for Halloween. The kids love it, and it’s a perfect way to spend quality time together.
NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Mike Pintek talks with Joan Mills, manager of A Child’s Place at Mercy, to discuss how parents can work to protect their children from dangerous predators and pedophiles.
If you’re looking for a fun day out with the kids look no further than the bike trails on Pittsburgh’s Southside for the perfect mix of outdoor exercise and relaxed family time.
Julie Jarosinski, 3, had two weeks of flu-like symptoms and repeated fevers. She made several trips to the emergency room, where her parents were told it was a virus and they would just have to wait.
The ToonSeum, located in the Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, is an art gallery for all ages. Their current exhibit, Superheroes: Icons & Origins, runs to the end of July. It explores the origins of some of the best-known and most beloved comic heroes of the twentieth century.
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