Wednesday, September 24, 2014

5 Family Adventures in Pittsburgh this Fall Under $5

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Brontë

Fall is here! As we welcome in the season of change, families around Pittsburgh may be wondering how to enjoy it to the fullest without spending a fortune or traveling outside the city limits. Happily, the community has delivered an abundance of local, budget-friendly activities. Explore what the city has to offer with these 5 family adventures under $5. For other fun fall favorites, check out these 4 activities from PittsburghMom.

Thanks to the Allegheny Regional Asset District, from September 24 through November 9, RADical Days 2014 will offer happenings around the city free of charge. Perfect for family adventures! From festivals to free admission days, you have to check it out. Here are a few to get you started.

Saturday, September 27
Free Admission 11am-4pm

Saturday, October 11
Free Admission Noon-1pm

Sunday, November 9
Free Admission 9am-5pm

Fall means pumpkins! Brightwood Pumpkinfest is an annual free festival that provides a fun-filled day for kids and their families over on the North Side. Your child will leave this event with a fall pumpkin and a bag of goodies. Create crafts, pet animals, ride a train, and play games on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1pm-4pm.  

(Photo: Brightwood Civic Group)

Does your child love learning about the night sky? SkyWatch is a program at the Carnegie Science Center that gives you the chance to cozy up under the stars. This event is held every Friday & Saturday through November 1st, as long as the skies are clear, at the Henry Buhl, Jr. Observatory. The cost is only $2 per person or free with the purchase of a laser show or Omnimax ticket.

If you grew up in Pittsburgh, chances are you have taken a ride down Mount Washington on the Duquesne Incline. With the seasons changing and the tree’s transforming to beautiful warm colors, this is the perfect time of year to either make a trip down memory lane or create a new memory with family. The fares for this adventure are $2.50 each way or $5.00 round trip for adults (ages 12-64), $1.25 each way or $2.50 round trip for children (ages 6-11), and free for children 5 and under. The incline is open 365 days of the year.

Over at 5050 Liberty Avenue, 15224, in the neighborhood center of Bloomfield is the Bloomfield Saturday Market. The market is held every Saturday through November 1st, rain or shine. They offer locally harvested produce, meat, treats, and prepared meals. Grab a coffee or try some yoga while the kids participate in cooking demonstrations, activities, and health screenings. It’s a great time for families and is free to experience. And don’t miss this year’s Harvest Festival on November 1. There will be a hay maze, crafting, and free mini pumpkins for the kids!

What Pittsburgh adventure awaits you and your family this Fall? Let us know! 

-        -  Corey

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