This post is brought to you by Kidsburgh and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
Even though I’ve lived in Pittsburgh for over 10 years now (how crazy is that), I still freeze up when people ask me for Family Friendly Pittsburgh recommendations.
Oh, I’m actually not from here, I live in the suburbs so… I’m more of a homebody and I’m certainly not an expert…
A few of my token responses. But our family really does enjoy everything Pittsburgh has to offer from Fall Festivals to Museum attractions to food and art and theater shows and everything in between. As a Mama of four though, I know it can be tough for the parents to figure out what events and attractions are the best for our family. Budget, time, crowds, cost, and age range all come into play.
My go-to to find all of this information and more is Kidsburgh! They just published a post about something Pittsburgh families know and love- RAD days. Have you heard of RADical Days? For 25 days your family can experience some of the best kid-friendly attractions and events in Pittsburgh completely free. Such a nice option if you don’t have a membership, have a bigger family, want to do a grandparent outing or are just visiting our wonderful city. October 6th is a RADical day at the zoo (and again, that means completely free!) and it’s supposed to be gorgeous this weekend. Win!
I’m biased but our zoo is the best. Remember when Lilly got to meet the sea lions?!
Sometimes there is just SO MUCH to choose from it’s hard to narrow down the options.
Kidsburgh is a fantastic resource for all things Pittsburgh Families. I love their events calendar because it’s the perfect at-a-glance way to see what’s going on around us on a specific day. If we know we have an off weekend with no cheer, we can glance over there and pick something fun to do without hunting around too much! If we have family coming into town we can see the cool things happening ahead of time. Plus with a bunch of kids and so many kid fall activities it’s nice to read through some vetted options.
We love that Shenot made this list. It’s our personal favorite (it’s much more simple and less crazy than some fall-farm-days we’ve been to). But it’s exactly what we love – family owned, absolutely beautiful pumpkin fields, a wonderful little market and a few things for the kids. It never feels packed and rushed and crazy.
Every year my brother in law gets the girls a family museum membership for Christmas. It’s one of their favorites because it allows for so many family outings. We are all so excited for the ‘Mummies of the World’ exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center starting Oct 5th. Kidsburgh has put together a great write up about the Mummy exhibit with links to a few kid-friendly resources and guides Incase you think your kids will be too freaked out by the artifacts on display. This will be such a cool learning experience for us all!
Last weekend we explored the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. It’s fun to see what the girls remember each time we go and how their interest change!
If you have any hidden Pittsburgh gems to share or lists you’d love to see from Kidsburgh be sure to head over to Kidsburgh.org and drop them a comment! They work so hard providing content that is useful and helpful to Pittsburgh families so hearing what we need definitely helps them plan content.