Fun Things to do with Kids This Week in the City

Enjoy spending quality time with your family and kids at these awesome events

October 6, 2023

Every week Macaroni Kid Pittsburgh City shares things to do with your kids in the 'Burgh over the coming weekend. 

So grab the kids and head out to our local neighborhoods: Braddock, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, East Liberty, Friendship, Garfield, Highland Park, Homewood, Morningside, Northside, Oakland, Squirrel Hill, Edgewood, Swissvale, Downtown, Hill District, Wilkinsburg, Braddock, Forest Hills, Strip District, Bloomfield, Friendship, and Shadyside for family fun this weekend!

Here are MacaroniKID Pittsburgh City's picks for the five things to do in the City of Pittsburgh with kids from October 7th to October 13th,  2023. Click on the links for all the details!

1. Radical Days @ PPG Paints Arena October 8th

Come out for a free skate at PPG Paints Arena! Make sure to bring your own skates and register beforehand to be able to hit the ice. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to skate or even practice your skills for the upcoming winter season! This free skate will only last no longer than 60 minutes and all will be asked to get off the ice and exit after the session has been completed. Make sure you are entering the Highmark Gate (off Centre Ave) to check in for your reservation. Skate times are 2-3 with registration, 3-4 with registration, 4:15-5:15 with registration, 5:15-6:15 with registration!

2. 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!

3. 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 downloaded Fall Guide so you can’t miss a single Fall event.

  • 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.
  • Love flowers and apples? Pick-Your-Own Flowers and Pick-Your-Own Apples at Triple B Farms. Enjoy an early morning or afternoon in flower fields or those lovely apple groves. Pick through all different varieties of flowers and get a large container for only $25! Pick a variety of assortment of your favorite apples! 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Gather at Fair Haven Farms for a fall festival filled with corn mazes, pumpkin patches, a food shack, a hayloft shop, and a family fun center! 
  • Fall in love at the Pumpkin Festival at Cheeseman Farm. Pick out your favorite honey, apple butter, and of course a pumpkin! This festival will have plenty of family fun activities in store! You can go on hay rides, go to the petting zoo, and you can even hay jump! Stop down and have some fun.
  • Renshaw Farms Pumpkin Fest is almost here! Admission includes fun activities like corn pits, corn mazes, a spooky Square Pumpkin storybook in the corn maze, and so much more! Enjoy family crafts and photo booths! 
  • 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 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.
  • Scare at the Fair is one of the area’s best-haunted attractions. 11 years in the making of scaring your pants off of your friends, neighbors, and family members. The West Alexander Scare at the Fair has added 2 new buildings and they have made even more improvements for your enjoyment. Enjoy haunted horse and event ghost hunts that have their very own location. This event is recommended that children under the age of 8 do not attend. General adult admission is $18. Ages 18 and under are $12. 
  • 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. 

4. 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.

  • 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!

5. Bike Rides Through the Burgh

Learn the basics on how to Ride a Bike anywhere throughout Pittsburgh. It is for all ages, including tweens, teens, and adults. Enjoy a relaxing paddle through town while gaining the confidence that you never knew you needed. Come out Tuesday, October 10th at 5 p.m. at CLP- Squirrel Hill ready to ride!

6. 5k Zombie Run

Join the  Sheriff Fun Run Zombie 5k this upcoming Sunday, October 8th starting at 11 a.m. Experience the thrills of being chased by all of those bloodthirsty zombies while having one goal in mind, staying alive and reaching that finish line. Walk, jog, or run to the finish line and avoid the zombies like the bubonic plague so they don’t collect your runner flag or eat your brains. You also have the opportunity to be a zombie and compete for the highest infection rate by stealing those runner flags and have a chance to win the “Zombie Cup”. The choice is all yours, will you be a runner or a zombie? Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse?