Fun Things to do With the Kiddos in Robinson This Week

Enjoy a day out with all of these fun activities!

By By Josey Jones, Macaroni KID South Hills Intern October 17, 2023

If you are looking for something fun to do with kids in Ambridge, Bulger, Crafton, Carnegie, Clinton, Coraopolis, Greentree, Leetsdale, McDonald, McKees Rocks, Moon, Pittsburgh, Sewickley, Robinson, or any of the surrounding areas, MacKID Pittsburgh West 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. 

Here are Macaroni KID Pittsburgh West's top picks of fun things to do with kids in the Pittsburgh area from 10/17 - 10/25  2023. Click on the links for all the details.

1.    Pumpkin Patch

  • Take the kiddos out and about to Settlers Ridge Pumpkin Patch on October 21st for face painting, pumpkin decorating, prize wheels, and so much more. All pumpkins are given out to children that are under the age of 10 and while supplies last, one pumpkin will be given to one child. With the Fall season still brewing, take a look at our Ultimate Fall Family Fun Guide to find the perfect festival to celebrate this wonderful National Day for the rest of the months to come!
  • Buy a pumpkin and stop by the Pumpkin Decorating Station at Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse on October 15th at 11am to get your creative juices flowing.
  • Backtacular Pumpkin Patch at Sewickley Public Library is inviting all families to decorate their own pumpkin to be dropped off at the Children’s Department on Friday, October 20th. Make sure to register your families 1 pumpkin soon, spaces are limited.
  • October 21st at 3 Crossings Campus is the Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins. Yes… MONSTER PUMPKINS! See a spectacle site with its known signature “family fall festival” and one the City’s newest pumpkin patch places. 
  • The Great Pumpkin Festival hosts fun family activities, great food, and amazing memories to make. October 21st is a day to mark in your calendar and stop at The Spring House to experience pumpkin patch hayrides, giant bale climbs, horse lasso, giant spider web, and Pumpkinland people.

2.  Spooktacular Fun

  • Calling all ghouls and goblins that love to trick-or-treat and basketball;  at UPMC Events Center has just what you are looking for. This Wednesday you will find  Moon Halloween Spooktacular &  RMU Basketball Madness at UPMC Events Center. Don’t miss this Spooktacular time starting at 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m and make sure you stop and visit Macaroni KID Robinson for a spooky treat!
  • OWWWE, the Halloween Spook-Tacular at the Dependable Drive in is this coming Saturday, October 21st. Come trunk-or-treating, enter ghoulish giveaways, and then drive in for a time to relax and watch some spooky movies. All ages are welcome to this spook-tacular event that is $9 for adults (12 and up) and $3 for children that are ages 5 - 11. Anyone under the age of 5 is FREE.
  • Halloween Spooktacular of Findlay Township  is also on Saturday, October 21st but at Clinton Community Park. Enjoy a costume contest that has a prize drawing and participate in a trunk-or-treat. Have a spooky time listening to haunted music while the ghouls and goblins get to create their Halloween-themed crafts and play games at the Halloween Spooky Spectacular at 2 pm. at Clinton Community Park. Get to knock out spine-chilling events back to back!

3. Kids Cooking

  • Findlay Township Activity Center is hosting a Kids Creative Cooking class on October 18th. This is designed for kids to channel their inner chef and learn some simple yet delicious recipes with the kitchen basics.
  • Do you want to travel the world?! Well you will  get the chance in the Global Kitchen to travel and make international dishes at Sewickley Public Library on October 19th. Learn the recipe, make it, and then EAT it!
  • Wanting to stay home? I have a perfect recipe for you and your family to create that is spooky and delicious. Make Jack-o’-Lantern Stuffed Peppers! This meal will be a perfect classic meal for dinner with a spin of fun added into it. You will only need nine ingredients to create this dish. The kiddos can help stuff those peppers with the inner goodies. Here is also an amazing addition to some easy try at home recipes to try for a cozy fall night with the family.
  • A great local business like Crate offers seasonally cooking classes for children and adults. On October 25th, they are hosting a Lunch & Learn “BOO:-tatoes. HOW STINKIN CUTE! This is a demo and it is $50 for a fun learning experience.  On October 26th for a hands-on experience for $75 make pumpkin spice and everything nice.
    • Plan ahead to join the cooking class on November 4th that is dedicated for kids. It is Harry Potter themed where they will be making golden snitch chicken nuggets and chocolate dipped wards. They are hosting a Pizza Party:Cooking with Kids on November 9th. Hands-on creating these dishes are $80 per adult & child, $40 per extra child 6 and up.
    • They have December cooking with kids too! December 2nd experience making Hibachi, and on December 7th have some Fiesta Fun! Both are offering hands-on creating these dishes are $80 per adult & child, $40 per extra child 6 and up.

4. Calling all Fall Book Worms

  • LibraryCon is full of FREE afternoon costumes, food trucks, vendors, entertainment, hands-on activities, and all the neighborhood libraries. LibraryCon is like Comic Con but with a more community focus on authors, local organizations, vendors, food trucks, costume contests, and cosplay guests. All libraries will have book genre booths with hands-on activities, take home crafts, and free resources for children and parents. Stop by on October 21st noon to 3:00 pm. at Beaver county Library System. 

5. Fun Live Performances

  • South Park Theatre is presenting a production The Epic Quest of the Damsels in Distress that is encasing the ideals of how being a girl is hard, even in a fairy tale. This production is taken to new heights never imagined and has created a beautiful piece where four girls will not be the damsel in distress. This wonderful production starts at 2:00 p.m. Costs are $5 per person and those children who are 3 and under get in FREE.
  • I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine, mine, mine. At Schenley Plaza, Hocus Pocus is showing on October 21st at 9 pm. Come out and cuddle under your blankets as you watch the three sisters hatch their evil plans to stay young forever while Max, Dani, Aillson, and Binx take on the sisters to make sure they are gone for good at sunrise. 
  • Come on down and step right up to see the Ringling: The Greatest Show on Earth on Oct 20th - the 22nd See acts that take place high up in the air on a highwire, see a trapeze, bicycle, and so much more that you would never believe that one could see. The price is $16 per person.
  • Little Big B*tch Tour by Chelsea Handler is here for your night out without the kids. On October 22nd starting at 7 p.m. at Heinz Hall be entertained by Chelsea as she fills your lungs with laughter and eyes with tears by laughing so hard. Chelsea has been viewed through five bestseller books, a late-night talk show host on air, was an executive producer and star in a Tv adaptation of the book under her own banner, has a comedy on Netflix, a HBO series, and has brought her comedy stand-up set to 90+ cities with 115 shoes across North America. Grab your girlfriends, get those tickets NOW, and hit the town for drinks, laughs, and great memories. Stop by some of the local bars to grab a few drinks and a bit to eat before heading into a thrilling night of stand-up comedy.  Morton’s: The Steakhouse is on Liberty Ave and a brilliant stop to get a gourmet dinner with average prices starting at $51. The voted top pick is Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh located on Fifth Street with average prices at $31 to $50. 

6. Halloween Extravaganza

  • Come down to Allegheny River Trail Park on October 21st starting at 2 pm. For the Pittsburgh Halloween Festival. Experience Free Kayaking, a haunted trail, doggy trick or treat & costume contest, horror art, and more. Get to shop at local vendor markets selling food, wine, beer, photography pieces and more. With National Make a Dog's day is October 22nd, entering them into the Halloween costume contest would be a great way to have them around other dogs while also being in the spirit. For more information, look at their website
  • A little twist on Easter in the Halloween Egg Hunt at Collier Community Center on October 21st. Best your dress in your princess dress or scream mask and go on the hunt for those ghoul and goblin eggs. $10 for all non-members of the community center and $8 for members.
  • Get ready, set, GO. Trunk or Treat at the Track is this October 22nd at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is ready for you. Have a night full of fun, treats, and being creative with car decorations!

7. Plan Ahead 

  • Byham Theater on November 10th is showing Giraffes Can’t Dance starting at 7pm. Watch all the other jungle animals bust a move while Gerald the Giraffe has a hard time finding his groove without every step being a clumsy one. The wise cricket helps Gerald find his perfect song to that he can dance to the beat of his own drum. Cost ranges from $25.25 to $50.25. Make sure to reserve your spot with your own ticket and have a chance to watch Gerlad find his perfect song and dance this coming November. On November 24th and November 25th see The Science of Santa with Doktor Kaboom as he recreates all of Sants’s wonders by using basic physics! Ticket prices are $25.25 to $40.75. Watch the recreation of what Santa does best with securing your place at this live performance!


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