Yes, it’s still winter but that doesn’t mean you have to be a couch potato. Get into the swim of things with a week’s worth of fun family activities that include story times, family swims, winter hikes and more.
Family Best Bets of the Week
Where/When: Seneca Valley Intermediate High School swimming pool, 126 Seneca School Road, Harmony; Friday, Feb. 18; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Why Go: It’s open to the public and all ages are welcome. Cannonball!
Pricing: $4 per person.
Storytime for 2- & 3-Year-Olds
Where/When: Cranberry Public Library, 2525 Rochester Road, Suite 400, Cranberry Township; Thursday, Feb. 17; 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Why Go: Take a half an hour out of your busy day to snuggle up with your favorite toddler and listen to a story. Your toddler will love you for it and you’ll still have time to hit Costco.
Pricing: Free, no registration required.
Where/When: North Park; Saturday, Feb. 19; 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Why Go: There’s nothing quite like hot cocoa on a cold day, especially after a walk in the park. Join the Venture Outdoors crew for an easy trek along the trails of North Park. Afterward, you’ll have the chance to taste various types of hot chocolate. What’s your favorite -- dark, mint, white, or with marshmallows?
Pine Family Night
Where/When: Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Drive, Wexford; Tuesday, Feb. 22; 7 to 9 p.m.
Why Go: A night of activities for the whole family! The gymnasium will be set up for various games. Evening activities include pickle ball, volleyball and table tennis. The Sportwall & Xer dance will be available to try out. Kids can challenge their parents to a Nintendo Wii battle or go to the community room for board games.
Pricing: Free to all community center members; $5 per person for non-members with a $20 max per family.
Where/When: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh; Saturday, Feb. 19; 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Why Go: WQED’s 17th annual PBS KIDS GO! Writer’s Contest, encourages children in kindergarten to third grade to write and illustrate their own creative stories. Do you have a budding artist or writer in the family? Saturday’s event is a fun kickoff offering families the chance to learn more about the contest and meet a PBS KIDS! character.
Pricing: Free with paid admission to the museum.