Family City Guide
There are the families that breeze through local attractions and institutions with reckless abandon — jetting from one sight to the next, taking in the city as if in a montage until parents and children alike are ready for a nap. Then there are those who know the hidden secrets, the illuminating details, the educational flourishes and the rich history.
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This guide is to help more families join that latter category; we’ve compiled a list of our favorite places, activities and things in town, from A through Z, with the insider knowledge necessary to do them just right. Go create family memories that will last.
At Kennywood Park, Thomas the Tank Engine arrives to revitalize the railroad — and, hopefully, to foster a new generation of Kennywood lovers.
The annual Ross Township Fishing Tournament, now in its 22nd year, draws hundreds of anglers of all ages.
Featuring an eye-catching, life-size pirate ship, the inclusive Out of the Park Playground in Cranberry Township was designed for users of all abilities.
Bricolage Production Company’s original, immersive production, “The Forest of Everywhere,” provided kids with a magical experience — and showed how theater can reach new communities.
If you’ve read our story on “How (and Where and When) to Dine Out with Kids,” you already have some smart strategies on what to do while you’re out. Here are some of our favorite places to put them to use.
Every parent has heard the refrain: There’s nothing to do. It’s time to disprove that idea and explore some of the many things to do in our region.
Shopping with kids can be less than fun, unless you’re shopping at one of these locally owned brick-and-mortar or online stores. From the things the kids want (toys!) to the things they need (cool clothes and quality furniture), here’s where to go to get the goods.
Let’s be honest: Most of these spots are just as fun for an adult as a child. All of them are great ways to pass an afternoon — or an entire day — as a family.
There are lots of spots for kids of all ages to absorb some knowledge across the region. They all have one thing in common — there’s fun mixed in at every step.
The Carnegie Science Center’s revamped Little Learner Club helps the youngest guests learn and play.
Foster Love Project, a nonprofit that provides new or gently used items to foster children, is celebrating its first anniversary in its permanent home in Dormont.
When special-occasion eaters without kids and everyday diners with kids in tow collide, there can be conflict. A couple of tips can make life copacetic for everyone in the restaurant.
At Round Hill Park, families can learn and play on a working, historical farm.
Looking for good place to take the kids for dinner that's got enough options for adults too?
Associate Editor Lauren Davidson discovers children can be loud and may eat Play Doh, but they're also pretty fun.