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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: January 14–20

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

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

 
 
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Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

Through March

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 explore a different topic of our natural world.

Homeschool Week at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

January 14–18

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

 This week, LEGOLAND offers $10 tickets for home school students and their families, and features LEGO Education workshops during select operational hours. Must provide a valid form of home school documentation or identification to Admissions upon check-in.

 

 


Monday

Mommy and Me Spanish

9:50 am

Spanish Exploradores
2200 Grasslyn Ave., Havertown

Kids ages 9 months - 6 years and their caregivers can learn Spanish through songs, dancing, games, and crafts. Email spanishexploradores@gmail.com to book a trial. Read More

Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP

10:30-11 am

cBOP, 393 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford

The Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along. Best suited for ages baby- 4 years. $12 at the door. Babies under 6 months free. Read More

Yoga@Play

11:15 am-noon

Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne

Yoga@Play returns to the Gladwyne Library for some toddler and parent fun on the mat! Call to register. Read More

Basic Chinese for Kids

2 pm

Marple Public Library, 2599 Sproul Rd., Broomall

Kids ages 3-6 will learn some basic Chinese vocabulary for colors, shapes, numbers and more through short stories, songs, and play activities. No registration required. Read More

Teen Art Club

2:30 pm – 4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

Middle school and high school patrons can have fun while hanging out and exploring various artistic mediums. Read More

Happy Feet Music Class

3:30-4:15 pm

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville

An exciting, interactive class to introduce a basic musical foundation and instill a lifelong love of music for ages 15 months-5 years. Space is limited; registration required. Read More

Coding Capers (Ages 8-14)

4:15 pm

Newtown Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Rd., Newtown Square

Kids ages 8-14 can learn coding in a self-paced, interactive environment. Software will teach kids to code in Scratch, Python, HTML, and more! Participants work at their own pace, independently or together, to explore awesome projects. Registration is required. Read More

Tuesday

Storytime at Linvilla Orchards

10—11 am

598 Linvill Rd., Media

Miss Marcia reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals, and nature. Primarily for preschoolers, but your entire family is welcome to join. Free; no registration required. Location: Garden Center Read More

Nature Inspired Crafts

1-2:30 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

Kids ages 4-6 will make their own nature journals and then head outside to make some quiet observations and drawings about the natural world. Pre-register online. Read More

Evil Genius Lab

2:30-4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

Evil Genius Lab invites teens (Grades 6-12) to drop in on a Tuesday to test out lots of different STEM and maker materials. Activities include building roller coasters or robots, creating music with sound engineering equipment, exploring virtual reality games, and more. Read More

Teen Writing Group

4-5 pm

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville

Novice to experienced teenage student writers are welcome to find their creative voice with other teenage writing enthusiasts, share their ideas and work, find the inspiration and motivation to write, and participate in group critiques during this weekly meet-up. No registration or experience required. Read More

Slime Time at Gladwyne Library

4-5 pm

362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne

Kids ages 6 and up will make their own slime after reading Bartholomew and the Ooblik! Space is limited to 20. Call to register. Read More

Pajama Storytime

7-7:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library,
1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

Get and your PJs and head to the library to enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. Read More

Wednesday

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

10 am

Lulu's Casita
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

Lulu's hosts a mini fiesta and bilingual story time every Wednesday at 10 am with the legendary Ms. Val. Then stay and play afterwards! Read More

Little Chefs: International Foods

10-11:30 am

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

This week the little chefs will visit Mexico and make tacos! Pre-register online. Read More

Preschool Explorers

1:30-2:15 pm

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

Weekly themed playtime for ages 3-5. This week, "appreciate a dragon!" Read More

Happy Birthday, Nintendo

2:30-4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

Teens (grade 6 and up) can mark the 130th year of the Nintendo company by stopping by HTFL for crafts, food, and lots of games on consoles like the NES all the way up to the Switch. Read More

Thursday

Three Dollar Thursdays at Elmwood Park Zoo

10 am-4:30 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

Visit Elmwood Park Zoo on Thursdays during January and February for $3 admission for children ages 3-12. Read More

Children’s Read-Aloud Tour at Brandywine River Museum

10:30 am

1 Hoffman's Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the museum, and make their own creative works in this popular program. This week's story is 'The Snowy Day' by Ezra Jack Keats. Register online. Read More

Book Bingo

4-4:45 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

Come for the bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library. For grades K-5. Read More

Friday

Little Sprouts Nature Class

10-10:45 am

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville

Play a game, touch a deer pelt and antlers, and make your own deer craft to find out more about this common creature. Green Valleys Watershed Association hosts this free nature program for kids age 3-5 with a caregiver. Space is limited; registration required. Read More

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

11 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

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

Lower Merion School District MLK Day of Service

1-3 pm

Lower Merion High School Cafeteria, 315 E. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore

Service projects will include: Valentines for Veterans; Dream Flags; No-Sew Blankets for interventional radiology at CHOP; letter writing projects for Philabundance and children undergoing treatment at CHOP; a clothing, literature and school supply drive for students in Senegal and Gambia; a variety of kid-friendly arts ... Read More

Drop-in Penguin Craft at the Penn Wynne Library

1-4 pm

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy., Wynnewood

Come to the Penn Wynne Library library after early dismissal and make a penguin craft from paper and cotton balls! Read More

Just Bead It (Grades 6 and up)

4 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne

Kids in grades 6 and up can create jewelry from beautiful beads. Register online in person or over the phone at (610) 687-1124. 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

It's a Picasso

4:30-5:15 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli

Kids ages 9-12 will explore the art of Pablo Picasso and create a own self portrait in his style. Read More

Pizza and Movie Night: 'Smallfoot'

5 pm

Middletown Free Library, 21 North Pennell Road, Media

This fun family night after hours at the library includes a screening of 'Smallfoot,' pizza, and a craft after the movie. Registration is required online. Read More

Winter Wonderland Bounce

6-8 pm

BounceU of Collegeville, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville

This two-hour event is packed with bouncing, snowball fights, treats, and special guest appearances from Elsa and Olaf! Admission must be prepaid and is non-refundable. Read More

Family Painting Night at Wayne Art Center

7-8:30 pm

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

Each person will receive a canvas, paints, paintbrushes and will be lead through a step-by-step painting to create your own, unique painting. The theme this Friday is "Winter Forest." Pre-register online. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Read More

Weekend Events

See our picks in our High Five weekend planner!

Photograph by Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia.

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