Top 5 Fun Things to do with Kids this week in South Hills

Enjoy new and fun experiences all in the South Hills of Pittsburgh September 25th - October 2nd

By Josey Jones, Macaroni KID South Hills Intern September 26, 2023

If you are looking for something fun to do with kids in Baldwin, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Jefferson Hills, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Oliver, Mt. Washington, Pleasant Hills, South Park, South Side, Upper St. Clair, West Mifflin and the surrounding areas, MacKID South Hills has you covered by finding five fun things for you to do with your kids in the area or a short drive away over the coming week. Let us help you find your family fun!

Macaroni KID South Hills' top picks of fun things to do with kids in the South Hills of Pittsburgh area from Monday, September 25th - October 2nd. Click on the links for all the details.

1.  I’d Like to APPLE-OZIGE for the Pun

What did one apple seed say to the other? “Let’s go grow!” To celebrate National Johnny Appleseed Day, let's look at these apple-ly events and the best ways to celebrate this national holiday! Johnny Chapman was born on September 26, 1774, into a family of 13 living in a small house. He took off to explore the West and find new adventures, which led him to plant apple seeds in northwestern Pennsylvania. From then on out, he was known for planting apple seeds wherever he went. He was often seen without shoes and with a pot of his head to act as a hat. This kind man was offered places at family dinner tables and introduced not just a scrumptious fruit but also a homestead for apples and making hard ciders. Here are a few great and easy ways to celebrate National Johnny Appleseed Day at home or even out and about.

  • Check out our fellow publisher Becky at as she shares some delicious apple treats and fun crunchy reads in her article on 4 Delightful ways to celebrate Johnny Appleseed
  • Go out and pick some of your favorite types of apples. Be able to frolic through the trees and even snap a few selfies before adding all of those apples into your sack. Drop that amazing selfie off on social media and make sure to use #pghmackid for a special chance to be featured on OUR social media! Find the best places to pick apples using our perfect apple-picking guide made just for you and your family!
  • One of the best places to pick some luscious apples would be at Triple B Farms! Find a large variety of apples to choose from and pick them yourself while being able to enjoy a new fall evening out in the apple groves. For more information, Triple B Farms has you covered! 

2.  RAD DAYS @ Acrisure Stadium

RAD Days are back and even better than before! Come on down to the Acrisure Stadium to tour it and have the best opportunity to get up close and personal view of the Steelers locker room, field level, FedEx great hall, Pitt Panthers exhibits and so much more! Needed more information  

3.  National Family Day

Spend some quality time together for National Family Day at Whitehall Public Library for Family Night. This special event lets you bond together while getting to read to a rabbit! Get to join special guests from Rabbit Wranglers and bond as a family while reading to those little critters and learning neat facts about how to care for and how they care for themselves. Have fun reading and creating a toy for our rabbit friends!

4.  Paw Patrol. Paw Patrol be There on the Double

Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie is having its big opening day in theaters ONLY on September 29th. 1st show of the day at participating theaters, where child ticketholders will get a Micro Toy and parents will gain access to a free 60-day trial of NOGGIN with ticket purchase. (While supplies last. At participating theaters only.) These superpower pups take on a magical meteor that has crashed into Adventure City. While Skye develops a dream come true-superpower, things turn to the worst when their arch-rival Humdinger is able to break out of jail to team up with a meteor-obsessed mad scientist. These two evil villains want to steal all superpowers to be able to turn into the biggest supervillains that the pups have ever seen! Be a part of the pups'  super adventure as the fate of Adventure Land is in their paws and yours. Catch those adventurous pups in AMC Waterfront. The show times are, 12:45 p.m., 1:40 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:36 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.

5. Harvest Moon Forest Bathing

Be able to mark the October full moon with a guided forest therapy walk at the Frick Environmental Center. This full moon is known as the “harvest moon” because it is the closest full moon that will get to the autumn equinox. Wander through the woods at dusk for the chance to see the forest in a whole different light.

6. Plan Ahead

Celebrate a Día de Muertos as a musical adventure for young audiences and families. Sugar Skull uses traditional music and dance from Mexico to tell the story of 12-year-old Vita Flores. Vita believes her family has gone absolutely loco for deciding to celebrate their deceased loved ones. She soon discovers the spirited candy skeletons coming to life which leads Vita to find herself within this magical, musical journey that reveals the true meaning of Día de Muertos! Purchase your tickets HERE so you don’t miss out on Vita’s journey of discovering what this traditional holiday is all about!


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