7 Fun Things to do with Pittsburgh Kids this Week in South Hills

South Hills of Pittsburgh this weeks has the best family-friendly events October 2nd - 10th

By By Josey Jones, Macaroni KID South Hills Intern October 3, 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, October 2nd through Tuesday, October 10th. Click on the links for all the details.

Family Fun Evenings at your Local Library

  • Come to Family Nigh: Kid’s Campfire at Whitehall Public Library to enjoy a cozy fire and learn about nocturnal animals. It is designed for children ages 5-10 but don’t worry, all ages are welcome. Bring that camping chair and settle down for a fun evening starting at 6 p.m.
  • WHOOO else loves to wear their PJs everywhere and storytime?!?. At Pleasant Hills Public Library, wear your favorite pajamas and listen to some stories before bedtime for PJ Family Storytime: Whoooo Says Goodnight? You’ll get to enjoy stories, songs, and take-home crafts. This night is based all around a beautiful nocturnal bird: the owl. 
  • If you are looking for a fun costume for this upcoming spooky season, you’re in luck! Peters Township Public Library is hosting its Costume Swap Drop Off on October 5th. Swap out those old costumes that were slightly used to save resources, packaging, transportation, costs, and money. 
  • At Bridgeville Public Library, listen to the featured book, FrankenSlime by Joy Keller while also learning a recipe to whip up your little ones some cool slime. Make sure to register HERE and if you have any more questions check out Bridgeville Library's website.

Fall Fests

Seeing all of the leaves changing calls to explore all those festive Fall Fests that are happening around you! Enjoy seeing huge pumpkins, taking home your own pumpkins, hay rides, food trucks, face painting, apple picking, fall crafts, and so much more! Here are some amazing Fall festivals happening this upcoming week. Make sure to look at and print our FREE printable Fall Guide, so you don't miss a single Fall event.

  • The Great Pumpkin Festival is October 7th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy pumpkin patches, bale climbs, giant pip slides, and more.
  • October 8th at Schenley Plaza Kids Day from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. See a balloon artist, craft activities, special guests and performers, and free rides of the PNC Carousel. 
  • October 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. is Fall Fest on Bingham Street.
  • Hickory Apple Festival is making its great returns on October 7th and 8th. It is an all-day event that hosts all of your favorite live entertainment, unique crafters, homemade brick oven bread, delicious apple crisps, and more.
  • Simmons Farm is hosting its Hayrides and Fall activities on October 7th starting at 9 a.m. 
  • Fall Flower Show: Hometown Harvest at the Phipps is paying tribute to a beautiful harvest season, the plants, and the animals that make it all possible.
  •  Triple B Farms is hosting its Fall Family Fun which includes apple picking, pumpkin picking, hayrides, and more.
  • Pumpkinland Weekends at Janoski’s on October 7th where you and your family can celebrate the fall season you can take strolls through the pumpkin patch, scenic hayrides, corn mazes, haunted barn, pony rides, petting zoo, corn pit, and more.
  • Trax Farm’s Fall Festival is October 7th starting at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They have everything for everyone. Be able to have something to do for every age and make all the great memories with your family.
  • AutumnFest at Seven Springs is this coming October 7th starting at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See the vibrant colors of the world with having some family fun.
  • HallowBoo at Idlewild is a kid-friendly Halloween event that features through Story Book Forest, costumed characters, themed rides, and attractions, a haunted train ride, kids mazes, and so much more. Come on down on October 7th for a fun night.

Mini Golf Fun

Mini golf is such a fun, easy getaway with the family. This outing could be your way to celebrate National Golf Lover’s Day. Instead of going out to those fun golf courses and getting upset that you aren’t hitting straight into a fairway, try looking at our Mini Golf Guide to find the best places to hit a hole-in-one every time! Listed below are some festive mini-golf courses that are hosting family-friendly games.

  • Spooktacular Mini-Golf at Crafton Park is happening on Fridays and Saturdays for your beginning October 6th. Make sure to bring your $2 in cash per person to pay for a spooky match of mini golf.
  • Make this coming Halloween your time to shine by getting a hole-in-one at Trick or Treat Trail Mini Golf at Fun Fore All Family Fun Park. Bring everyone you know for some great mini golf inspired by Halloween coming up soon. Each individual will receive a Trick or Treat bag that is filled with all kinds of candy and goodies. It is $12 per adult and $10 for children that are 12 years old and younger. Need more information, Fun Fore All has all the information you need!

Time for some Magic

O’Ryan the O’Mazing’s Spectacular Circus Class is here to teach children the basics of clowning, juggling, plate spinning, improvisational physical theater, playing games, and building confidence and focus. Learn how to conquer and overcome failure and be able to embrace your own inner clown.

Sugar Skull

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!

Parents night out

Oh, parents this night is all about you. Let the staff of Camp St. Clair supervise and entertain your kids with Halloween-themed crafts, activities, games, and more. Let your kid's imagination grow while you enjoy your night out.

Ghostly Nights

Go out and experience a ghostly night at Jefferson Hills Public Library for their Whispering Souls Paranormal Ghost Hunters. Learn and become more aware of what the spirit world is by having your own personal experiences while using scientific methods and equipment. WSPI wants to create a calm and enjoyable environment for all who investigate while giving them the experience they need. While Jefferson Hills Public Library is giving you one experience, join Bethel Park Public Library for their Ghost Hunting 101: Haunted Teachings. Take your experience from one event and implement it into the other.


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