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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: August 26–September 1

Need plans? We've got something great, every day.

Need plans? We’ve got something great, every day.

Looking for more? Here’s what’s happening in Philly!

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All Week

Hellerick’s Family Farm Sunflower Festival

August 21—September 2

5500 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown

 

Walk or take a hayride to a picturesque two-acre sunflower field, then head to Adventure Farm for 45 different family-friendly activities!

Sesame Place Back to School Bash

August 26–30

100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

One last week of fun before it’s time to head back to school!

Summer of Hamilton Exhibition at Historic Yellow Springs

Mondays through Fridays through September 7

1685 Art School Rd., Chester Springs

 

Historic Yellow Springs is hosting an exhibition based on the life of Hamilton, available to the public free of charge (closed on weekends). Want more Hamilton things to do? See our roundup over at Philly Family!

LEGO Ninjago Days

July 20—September 2

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Do you accept Master Wu’s mission? Try NINJAGO training camp, catch costumed characters, check out the new LEGO NINJAGO Master of the 4th Dimension 4D movie, and more.

Monday

Books and Beasts at Elmwood Park Zoo
10:30 am
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Come join EPZ's Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month. Enjoy storytime with zoo education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get the chance to meet an education animal! Books are chosen for ages 6 years and ... Read More
Library Matinee: 'Captain Marvel'
11 am
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Higher, further, faster! Watch Captain Marvel save the world at this library matinee family screening. Read More
'Ask the Storybots'
12:30-1:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Bring a lunch and picnic at the library! Showing the educational Netflix show "Ask the Storybots" where real kids find out the answers to real questions, like How Do Ears Hear? Showing 3 episodes. Read More

Tuesday

Family Yoga in the Park
9:30-10:30 am
Veterans Park, 354 Lawrence Rd.; Broomall
This yoga class is geared towards parents/grandparents with kids of all ages; adults can attend alone, kids must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own mat and water. Read More
Story N' Pick at Highland Orchards
10 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Start your morning with storytime and then take the shuttle out to pick the crop of the day. Check in at the Farm Market to purchase your Pick Your Own container by 9:45 am. Storytime begins at 10 am. Read More
Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards
10-11 am
137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media
Every Tuesday, Miss Marcia reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals, and nature; and children can also create a special craft each week. Free, no registration required. Read More
Edible Garden Sprouts
1-2 pm
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media
Explore the garden to discover which can be made into tea. Then plant some seeds that will turn into tea plants. Pre-register online. Read More

Wednesday

Story N' Pick at Highland Orchards
10 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Start your morning with storytime and then take the shuttle out to pick the crop of the day. Check in at the Farm Market to purchase your Pick Your Own container by 9:45 am. Storytime begins at 10 am. Read More
Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle
10-10:30 am
Lulu's Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Weekly mini fiesta and bilingual storytime at Lulu's, included with admission. Read More
Media Dining Under The Stars
5-10 pm
State Street, Media
Media’s main street closes down for traffic and opens up for al fresco dining, music, and community from Jackson to Orange streets on Wednesday nights this summer. Read More

Thursday

Summertime Stories in the Children's Garden
10 am
Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon
Visit the Children’s Garden and enjoy a nature-themed read aloud. Then borrow a Jenkins Explorer Vest and binder of materials to enjoy as you walk along the garden paths. Appropriate for children 3 to 8 accompanied by an adult. Free; pre-registration required. Read More
Baby Shark Storytime and Craft
10:30-11 am
Learning Express, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Come make a fun Baby Shark craft and hear a story! This is a free event but requires a reservation. Read More
Family Craft Night
6-7:30 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
A craft program without the cleanup! All the supplies for craft projects will be available for this drop-in craft event. The topics for the crafts are ice cream and flowers. Read More
Family LEGO Night
6-8 pm
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Come build something together at the library! All ages welcome. Read More
Quiet Evening at Elmwood Park Zoo
6-8 pm
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for guests with special needs and their family to enjoy a quiet and relaxed visit to the zoo, after it closes to the general public. There will be friendly animals to meet, and zoo staff will be available for ... Read More
Summer Concert Series at Wilson Farm Park
7 pm
500 Lee Rd., Wayne
Chico’s Vibe performs a free concert at Shire Pavillion. Read More
Illuminated Fountain Show: To Philly With Love
9:15 pm
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square
Find a place to sit—or stand back in awe—as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combines with music and infinite colors. The theme of this show is Philly music! Timed tickets required. Read More

Friday

Morning Melodies Music Class with Miss Brie
10-11 am
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Join for a fun and spirited music class with Miss Brie! Brie will focus on creativity, music patterns, and self-regulation. Open to all ages and abilities. Read More
Goodbye to Summer Party at Ludington Library
10 am-noon
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Join Miss Gail for a Goodbye to Summer Party for all the kids that participated in Summer Reading at the Ludington Library. Pre-K to 5th grade. Snacks, card games, and sand art will be provided. Read More
Toy Story 4 Craft: Forky
10:30-11 am
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Make your own Forky! This is a free event, but online registration is required. For ages 3 and up. Read More
Music Circle with Roots with Ruark
11-11:30 am
Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Join Ruark for a fun music circle, then stay and play at Lulu's. Read More
BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
4—7:30pm
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Lulu’s is open until 7:30 pm for more fun, BYOB, and pizza starting at 4 pm. Parents can relax with some adult beverages while kids tire themselves out before bedtime. Read More
Splash Party at Linwood Park
5-7 pm
Linwood and Athens avenues, Ardmore
Join Friends of Linwood Park for some sprinkler water play to cool off in the park. Read More
Movie: 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World'
7-9 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
It's Final Friday so it's movie night at the library. Pre-register online to reserve your spot. Read More
Illuminated Fountain Performance at Longwood Gardens
9:15 pm
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Watch as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combines with pop music and infinite colors. Tickets available online and required for the show. Read More

Weekend Events

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Photograph by Pamela Badolato.

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