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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: January 20–26

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

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.

Homeschool Week at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

January 20–25

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

Service and Celebration: Where to Spend MLK Day in Philly

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy with volunteer work and more. If you’d like to seize the opportunity this year to help your kids understand King’s ideas — and the broader concept of helping others in his memory — here are some family-friendly options.

 

MLK Day-Off Camps

If your kids have off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day but you have work or an adults-only service project, you’re in luck: lots of places around town are offering one-day break camps sure to entertain kids of all ages and interests!

MLK Interfaith Day of Service

January 2o, 9:45 am–noon

Adath Israel, 250 North Highland Ave., Merion Station

 

All are welcome to participate in service projects including assembling toiletry kits and food bags, making friendship bracelets and pillows, and more.

H-CAN MLK Day

January 2o, 11 am–12:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

MLK Day programming for teens, adults, and children. The morning will feature community service projects, educational activities, crafts, history and more led by nine nonprofit community partners.

HomeCooked Workshops

January 20, 10 am — 1 pm or 2 — 5 pm

1 Paoli Plaza, Paoli

 

HomeCooked is adding a service component to its regular school break camp. They will supply extra ingredients for everyone to use to make extra Shepherd’s Pies which will be donated to local families in need. Kids will also make a snack and a fun dessert to bring home! For ages 6.5-11. Pre-registration required.

Family Fun: Pizza at Home

January 20, 10 am

Sur la Table, 690 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia

 

Kids 6 and up with a caregiver will enjoy making pizza dough for homemade pizzas and learn how to put together a super simple and delicious tomato sauce. Plus, churn gelato for a sweet finish! Pre-registration is required.

MLK Day of Service at Elmwood Park Zoo

January 20, 11 am—2 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Guests can join staff members and volunteers in making toys for some of the zoo’s animals, as well as for the dogs at the SPCA. A therapy dog from the SPCA will be at the zoo to join the fun…and perhaps test some of the handmade toys! The zoo will provide old t-shirts for the toys, but guests are also encouraged to bring their own. Zoo admission will be discounted to $5 for the entire day. A portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the Montgomery County SPCA.

MLK Day of Service at Tredyffrin Public Library

January 20, 11 am—5 pm

582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford

 

Register online for a time slot to help clean the library shelves. Families are encouraged to attend.

OrKID Day

11 am — 2 pm
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

Part of their ongoing Orchid Extravaganza, Longwood Gardens invites families for art activities, storytelling, and more; and to discover the colors, patterns, and beauty of orchids.

Clay Accessory Workshop

January 20, 1—2:30 pm

Christine Shirley, 104 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Students will learn how to work with polymer clay to create their own hair accessories. Ages 9 and up welcome. Register online.

Tuesday

Children’s Storytime and Craft with Cats

January 21, 10—11 am

Treetops Kitty Cafe – Treetops Rescue, 305 W. State St Unit 3, Kennett Square

 

Stories and crafts while cats play! Children under 12 years old are not permitted to pick up the cats but they are encouraged to pet and play with them! Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards

January 21, 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.

Beyblades Club at Monkey Fish Toys

January 21, 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!

Learn about Mi Casita

January 21, 5:30—6:30 pm

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Mi Casita, Philadelphia’s first Spanish immersion preschool, is a free information session about their newest location, Mi Casita Main Line, set to open in the Spring 2020 and currently enrolling. 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. Interested families can visit www.micasitapreschool.com to learn more and apply or email ardmore@micasitapreschool.com to RSVP or for more information.

Pajama Storytime

January 21, 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

Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature

January 22, 9:30—10:30 am

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years) will walk quietly through the woods and listen closely for bird calls. Pre-register online.

New Mamas Support Group at Radnor Library

January 22, 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

January 22, 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.

Winter Crafternoon

January 22, 1—2:30 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli

 

Stop by to make and take some fun winter crafts. For ages 2 and up. No registration required.

Preschool Storytime: Chinese New Year

January 22, 1:30 pm

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

 

Stories and activities for kids ages 3-5 (siblings welcome) to celebrate Chinese New Year.

MLK Day Storytime and Craft

January 22, 3:30 pm

Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a story and craft.

Pajama Storytime at Ludington Library

January 22, 6 pm

5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Come wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to a special storytime and songs with Miss Jackie.

Thursday

Tyler Arboretum Tiny Trackers

January 23, 1—2 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Kids ages 4-6 will venture into the wood to build forts out of sticks, leaves, and maybe even snow! Pre-register online.

KinderSTEM

January 23, 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.

Friday

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

January 24, 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

January 24, 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.

Teen Gaming Club

January 24, 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

January 24, 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.

Kids Friday Night Out Series at GPCC

January 24, 6:30-9 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Drop off kids (ages 6-11) for a night of cooking fun with Kitchen Wizards while you enjoy an adult night out!

Weekend Events

Get the rundown in our High Five weekend event planner!

 

Photograph by Sarah Bond.

Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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