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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: February 3–9

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Looking for more? Here’s what’s going on in Philly!

 

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Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

January 18—March 22

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids from around the world.

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

January 11–March 29

137 West Knowlton Rd., Media

 

‘Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences with 18 holes of golf that each explores a different topic of our natural world.

Happy Place

Through February 29

King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia

 

Step into a mind-bending, colorful, larger-than-life and interactive 15,000 square foot pop-up installation in the King of Prussia Mall. Tickets available online.

Monday

Frozen Story and Craft at Learning Express

February 3, 10:30 am

160 Market St., Collegeville

 

Let it go! Hear a Frozen story and stay for a craft. This is a free event for ages 1.5 and up

STEAM Class at Lulu’s Casita

February 3, 10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Deep sensory exploration and unique process-based projects begin January 27 at Lulu’s Casita. $30 includes full-day admission to the play space, storytime, and a snack. Recommended for ages 2-6. Register online.

Pop-Tart Taste Test for Teens

February 3, 5 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli

 

Kids in grades 6 to 12 can get together and sample Pop-Tarts in a fun afternoon activity. Register online.

Tuesday

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards

February 4, 10 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.

Puppy Love Storytime

February 4, 11:15–11:45 am

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford

 

This program for preschoolers will start with stories about furry friends and end with making special Valentines for a local animal rescue.

Beyblades Club at Monkey Fish Toys

February 4, 5-6 pm

510 Simpson Dr., Chester Springs

 

Come in to learn, play, and battle – just have fun! Plus all Beyblade will be 10% off during the Club time!

Sensory-Friendly Night at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

February 4, 5—7 pm

Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

LEGOLAND—with The Ruttenberg Autism Center and Keep Music Alive—provide a sensory-friendly LEGO experience. In addition to an instrument petting zoo, there is a reduction of sound and light levels in certain areas, pre-visit social stories, and quiet spaces.

Mi Casita Information Session at Lulu’s Casita

February 4, 5:30 pm

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Mi Casita, Philadelphia’s first Spanish immersion preschool, is hosting a free information session about their newest location, Mi Casita Main Line! Parents can meet founder Melissa Page Peters, director Georgina Hernandez-Norris, and other interested parents while their children play and explore at Lulu’s Casita. Email ardmore@micasitapreschool.com to RSVP or for more information.

Rec at CREC Superhero Night

February 4, 6–7:15 pm

9000 Parkview Dr., Haverford

 

CREC hosts a free special event for young adults with special needs. Participants and partners can come dressed as their favorite superhero and participate in superhero crafts and activities. Family members are welcome to attend. Online pre-registration is required.

Pajama Storytime

February 4, 7—7:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Get in your PJs, bring a stuffy, and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed.  This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers.

Wednesday

New Mamas Support Group at Radnor Library

February 5, 9:45—11 am

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

Chat over coffee while learning an educational and therapeutic approach to developmental challenges. Come and meet other moms and share your experiences while getting feedback, encouragement, and tools that you can use in everyday life with your baby. The group will meet on Wednesday mornings and is led by Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Behavior Specialist, Karolina Lazarov, MS,MA,LPC,LBS. Toys will be provided for babies to play with while you chat. No registration required.

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

February 5, 10—10:30 am

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Come for a mini fiesta and bilingual storytime, then stay and play at Lulu’s.

Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature

February 5, 9:30—10:30 am

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years) will explore different sizes, shapes, and colors near and far with magnifying glasses and binoculars. Pre-register online.

Winter Reading Kickoff

February 5, 10:45—11:30 am

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford

 

Come for a fun winter storytime with a snowy craft. Kids can register for Family Winter Reading Club and receive a free book to keep!

Preschool Explorers: Alphabet Antics

February 5, 1:30—2:15 pm

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media

 

Stories and activities geared for ages 3-5. This week: P is for Pets!

 

Thursday

Children’s Read-Aloud Tour at Brandywine River Museum

February 6, 10:30 am

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

 

Young children and their grownups hear a story, interact with art in the museum and make their own creative works.

Yoga@Play

February 6, 11:30 am—noon

Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne

 

Bond with your child through a yoga adventure, doing yoga poses, mindfulness activities, and games. For kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers. Space is limited; register online.

Rhythm Babies at Wolff’s Apple House

February 6, noon

81 S. Pennell Rd., Media

 

Music readiness program with grownup and baby that hones skills such as rhythm, melody, and beat while bonding with your little one.

Tyler Arboretum Tiny Trackers: Maple Sugaring

February 6, 1—2 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Kids ages 4-6 will see a tapped tree, an evaporator, and even get to taste the resulting maple syrup. Pre-register online.

KinderSTEM

February 6, 1:30—2:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Drop in for playful activities that will introduce science, technology, engineering, and math to your preschooler.

Cupcake Decorating Workshop

February 6, 6:30 pm

Pallets & Paints, 3938 Ridge Pike, Collegeville

 

Learn techniques to decorate, and leave with six festive cupcakes! Appropriate for all skill levels. Adults and children 6 and up are welcome. Must have a ticket for ages 11 and up (ages 6-10 are welcome to come for free with a paying adult). Pre-registration is required.

Friday

Drive-In Movie Day

February 7, 10 am–noon

Middletown Free Library, 21 N. Pennell Rd., Media

 

Bring a cardboard box and use the library’s supplies to turn it into a car! Mr. Jason will have a variety of snacks available and pop some fresh popcorn for kids to enjoy in their cars while they watch episodes of Netflix’s Ask the StoryBots on the big screen. Registration is required as space is limited.

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

February 7, 10—10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Come for a weekly music circle for little ones, then stay and play!

Morning Melodies Music Class with Miss Brie

February 7, 10—11 am

Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore

 

Join for a fun and spirited music class focused on creativity, music patterns, and self-regulation. Open to all ages and abilities.

Fruit Salad Storytime

February 7, 10:30 am

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli

 

Miss Stephanie will read fruit-themed books, make a yummy looking craft, and snack on some fruit salad. For ages 18 months to 5 years. Registration required online.

Ballet Day at Haverford Township Free Library

February 7, 10:30 am

1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Dancers from Kristina Pulcini Ballet Academy will share a story, perform, and lead a special library ballet class. No registration is necessary for this event.

Free First Notes of Ardmore Music Class

February 7, noon

Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

First Notes of Ardmore will be at the library every First Friday of the month for a free, all-ages class!

Teen Gaming Club

February 7, 2:30—4:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Relax and play a game! A PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and various consoles are available for use. Feel free to bring your own portable device or game too. For Grades 6-12.

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

February 7, 4—7:30 pm

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.

Paper Hearts STEM Challenge

February 7, 4:45–5:30 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli

 

Participants will create paper hearts and then arrange them into the tallest free-standing tower they can make. For ages 6 to 8 years. Registration required online.

Parents’ Night Out at Philadelphia Rock Gym

February 7, 5–7 pm

122 Mill Rd., Oaks

 

Drop the kids (ages 6-15) off while you enjoy an adult night out. PRG coaches will facilitate two hours of Top Rope climbing and climbing games, serve a pizza dinner, and offer non-climbing activities as well such as team-building challenges and arts and crafts. Ages 6-15 welcome. No climbing experience needed. Pre-register online.

Weekend Events

Check back later in the week to get the rundown in our High Five weekend event planner!

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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