Looking for things to do with kids in the South Hills of Pittsburgh this March? Not only do we have a jam-packed event calendar filled with activities, but we’ve also made it easy by rounding up 11 fun things to do with kids in Pittsburgh this March!
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1. Feast at a Fish Fry
Whether you celebrate Lent or not, March is a great time to support your local restaurants on Friday for a fish fry (something we call Fry-YAY!). There are a ton of great options around the South Hills of Pittsburgh.
2. Take a Hike!
March in Pittsburgh brings a variety of weather. Whether you are trudging through the snow or enjoying the sunshine, hiking in March can be a blast! Take a snowshoe stroll around Schenley Park, an after-school hike with Park Rangers in South Park, or walk around Pittsburgh’s Cultural District to see a public art installation specializing in space by Black artists.
3. Commemorate International Women’s Month
March is International Women’s Month and there are a ton of great events in the South Hills area to recognize this! One of our favorites is the Frida Family Fun Day at the Frick where your whole family will learn about the artist and explore different ways of expression using color and portraits. Another great option is this free hockey clinic in South Park for girls to learn the basics of skating and hockey in a relaxed, non-competitive environment.
4. Cook a New Meal
With the weather still being a bit chilly, it is the perfect time for you and your kids to learn a new recipe! For a family experience, check out this virtual class with Phipps Conservatory which teaches you how to cook Indian veggies. We also love this cooking class with Baldwin Public Library which is a make-from-scratch cooking program with a focus on nutritious foods and a related story at the conclusion of the program.
5. Take a Staycation!
Feel the need to get away but want to stay close to home because of the pandemic? We get it! We rounded up some great staycation ideas around the South Hills area, so you can avoid cabin fever.
6. Re-opening of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
The zoo and aquarium are finally open on March 1st! There are some modified operations such as the carousel, zip line, and log ride are closed, and masks are required for all visitors older than 2. Come out and visit your favorite animals!
7. Learn More About Science and Nature
There are many science events this March for kids of all ages. For your middle school-aged kids, United Way of Southwest Pennsylvania is offering amazing free classes like From Coder to Composer and Catch Air and Take Flight. For younger kids, join the Baldwin Public Library’s Big Science, Little People program which combines an age-appropriate STEM story followed by an at-home activity. The entire family might enjoy discovering the funny side of birds and learn why art and science are natural allies with Rosemary Mosco, the naturalist and kids' book author behind Bird and Moon Comics in this virtual event from the Pittsburgh National Aviary.
8. Get Ready for Easter
Easter is on April 4th, but there are some events in the area that takes place in March that will get you excited for the day. For example, the Easter Bunny is visiting the Steel Lotus Gift Shop on March 20th and Peterswood Park is hosting its annual Egg Hunt on March 27th. There is also a free Bunny Hunt Parade on March 20th where you stay in your car and count how many eggs you can see.
9. Sky Zone Trampoline Park Lock-In
If your 10-14 year old loves to jump on trampolines, send them to the Sky Zone Lock-In on Saturday, March 6th! Drop off begins at 11 PM and pick up the next day at 6:30 AM. From Dodgeball to the Freestyle Court, there's no shortage of fun.
10. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Even though there is no parade this St. Patrick's Day, there are still ways to celebrate! Head to the Hard Rock Cafe and enjoy a delicious meal alongside the Disney Classic “Darby O' Gill and the Little People”. Or, pick up the supplies and instructions needed to make a fun popsicle stick leprechaun from the Baldwin Public Library. For your outdoors-loving kids, there is a St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt in Peters Township.
11. Take a JumpBunch Class!
JumpBunch classes are a great way to get your kids up and active this March! JumpBunch is a non-competitive introduction to sports and fitness for children ages 2-12, and each class is a completely different experience. You can hire JumpBunch to come directly to your backyard (great for birthday parties!) or you can take classes currently offered in Peters Township, Upper St. Clair, and South Fayette Township.
Did you find something amazing for you and your family to do in the South Hills of Pittsburgh this March? If you didn't see it here, check out 10 Holidays and Events Your Family Can Mark in March, Indoor Play Places for Kids During COVID, and our daily event calendar for more great finds.
Is there something you think we missed, or you’d like to see listed this month? Email email@example.com and we will look into it. Have a wonderful March!