30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: July 29–August 4
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!
July 31–August 2
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill
A Summer Stage favorite, award-winning Honk!, Jr. is a bright, tuneful retelling of The Ugly Duckling that will delight audiences of all ages. Tickets available online.
July 29–August 3
1320 Park Avenue, West Chester
This annual fair features rides, games, farm animals, and much more!
July 29–August 2, noon
Sur la Table, 690 West DeKalb Pike, Suite 2068, King Of Prussia
Each day, kids (ages 8-12) will put on an apron and get cooking, making foods they love and learning kitchen skills. Register online. For teens, look into the five-day series Sizzling Summer Break, also happening this week at 3 pm every day.
July 25—August 25
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks
Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ Amaluna is a spectacle of aerial and acrobatic arts. Tickets available online.
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.
July 31–August 4
Riverfront Park, 100 Haws Ave., Norristown
The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is partnering with FCM Hospitality, the creators of Philadelphia’s successful Parks on Tap series, and Mainstay Independent Brewing Company, to bring a mobile beer garden to riverside locations this summer.
July 31–August 4, 7:30 pm
Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media
Free concerts every day. See their schedule for the whole lineup!
Bird Kite and StorytimeCome build a bird kite and enjoy storytime. Free; register online. Read More
Mondays with Murray: Read with a Therapy DogMurray loves when children read her stories, belly rubs are optional! Registration is required - reserve your time slot with the library's Junior Room. Read More
Braiding ClassThis one-hour workshop will teach a variety of braid styles. Book online. Read More
Turtle Dance MusicChester Springs Library is having a high-energy, interactive music and comedy show about why reading rocks. If it rains, the show will be held in the Sunday School building. Read More
Dog Show at Goshen Country FairThe fair opens for the week at 6 pm, and at 8 pm is their annual Dog Show in the livestock ring! Prizes will be awarded in categories including biggest dog, cutest puppy, and more! Read More
Family Storytime at Longwood GardensYoung guests (designed for children ages 3–5) can enjoy nature-based stories in Lookout Loft Treehouse amid the beauty of the surrounding forest. Storytelling, songs, and puppets encourage children to discover the joys of nature, language, and literature. Read More
Music with Miss JoyA lively musical storytime for the preschool crowd. Sing and bop along with Miss Joy, her guitar, and some fun stories. Read More
Storytime and Craft at Linvilla OrchardsEvery 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
Sesame Place’s 39th Birthday PartyCelebrate 39 years of furry fun at Sesame Place with photo ops, character dines, and more. Read More
Señor FancypantsSeñor Fancypants writes catchy indie-pop songs for children, and you can enjoy a free concert at Colonial Theatre (reserve your seats online). Read More
Edible Garden SproutsKids will explore the garden to see the many different plant life phases– seeds, sprouts, flowers, and fruit. Harvest some plants and see what parts are the most delicious. Pre-register online. Read More
Afternoon Adventure: 'Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!'Kids ages 4-6 will explore the park looking for bugs, practice being bugs with big eyes and antennae, and make their very own bugs to take home. Pre-registration is required. Read More
Tuesday Matinee at Ardmore LibrarySettle in for a free screening of 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' at the library in honor of Harry Potter's birthday! The movie is rated PG-13. Read More
Magnet MadnessKids ages 8-12 can come make personalized magnets. Registration is required with the library's Junior Room. Read More
Braiding ClassThis one-hour workshop will teach a variety of braid styles. Book online. Read More
DJ Mix-UpA hilarious blend of comedy improv and children’s stories that puts the audience center-stage. All ages. No registration required. Read More
Summer Carnival at Young SportsIn this drop-off activity for kids ages 3-8, kids will get the chance to participate in several skills activities and win tickets for their efforts that can be used to win prizes. Pre-register online. Read More
Pajama StorytimeDress in your favorite PJs and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. Read More
Summer Art School, Jr.A different, self-contained art project every week for kids ages 6-8. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in NatureToddlers (age 18 months to 3 years) will learn about the butterfly life cycle by observing live butterflies in various stages in the Butterfly House. Pre-register online. Read More
Summer Reading TheaterCome watch as Radnor students bring reading to life. RML in partnership with Radnor Schools and the Positivity Project aspires to bring the community together to give, support, and learn from each other through this fun series. No registration required. Read More
Preschool ExplorersStories and activities geared for ages 3-5. This week's theme: astronauts! Read More
Harry Potter Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneCome celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a screening of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' at 3 pm. Stay after for a birthday party! Registration is required for the party but not the movie. Read More
Character Drawing with Keville BowenLocal comic book artist and educator Keville Bowen returns to the library, this time with his character drawing workshop. For children entering grades 4-12. Pre-register online. Read More
Strawberry FestivalThe annual strawberry festival is the final performance of Narberth's summer concert series. Come to the park for a night full of music and free ice cream and strawberry shortcake! Kids' music by Gina and Friends will be at 5:30 pm, then at 7 pm, ... Read More
Harry Potter Birthday PartyCome celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with fun games and activities! Registration is required. Come early for a screening of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' at 3 pm. Read More
Children's Concert Celebration at Clem Macrone ParkEnjoy a free concert by special guest Peter Moses, meet Brother and Sister Bear, and catch storytime with Radnor Police officers! Rain date: August 1. Read More
Big Fish: Film Screening and Fish-Filled FunIn celebration of Upper Darby Summer Stage’s musical in August, 'Big Fish,' the library will be showing the film, serving Goldfish crackers and Swedish Fish, and handing out $2 off coupons for the Upper Darby Summer Stage production to all attendees! This event is for ... Read More
Wednesday Night Live: The Digger and David Puppet ShowDavid Hutchman (and his puppet Digger the dog) returns to the library for a free puppet show for kids. Read More
Outdoor Concert: Crunch Daddy’sBring your own chairs and blankets, and enjoy this free concert. Kona ice will be available for purchase. Read More
Museum Explorers: Imagination with Judy SchachnerAuthor and illustrator of the Skippyjon Jones series Judy Schachner joins Brandywine River Museum for an interactive gallery tour with art activities for children ages 2-8 and their grown-ups. Read More
Summertime Stories in the Children's GardenVisit 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
Makin' Music at Highland OrchardsDrop in for this music and movement enrichment program for little ones. Pre-register online. Read More
Pirate Play DaySet sail for a fun day hunting for treasure, exploring, and playing. Make cool pirate crafts, play games, and more! $15 per child; register online. Read More
SciencetellersSciencetellers present a fun story with science experiments along the way! Free; donations accepted. Read More
Drive-in Movie FunKids will create their own drive-in vehicles and enjoy a movie. BYO box! Read More
Yoga@PlayYoga@Play classes combine yoga poses, mindfulness activities, games, music, and stories for little ones and their caregivers. For ages 1-4. Online registration required. Read More
Afternoon Adventure: 'Colonial Cookies'Kids age 4-8 will discover how baking was done in the 1700s, find out what ingredients were available and where they came from, and help mix up a batch of cookies using an authentic colonial recipe. Pre-registration is required. Read More
Cartooning with JulesAn exploration of the basics of cartooning for kids in grades 6-12. No previous drawing experience required. Read More
'Boy, Were We Wrong About the Solar System!' seriesHands-on activities based on the book 'Boy, Were We Wrong About the Solar System!' Grades 3-5. Registration required, online. Read More
Free Concert at Suburban SquareGather at the Courtyard for music by Venissa Santi Quintet. Read More
Summer Art SchoolA different, self-contained art project every week for kids ages 9-12. Read More
Summer Concert Series at Wilson Farm ParkSouthern Edge performs a free concert at Shire Pavillion. Read More
Music in the Park: Dueling PianosA free all-ages concert in the park! Bring your own blanket and enjoy. Read More
Elton John Tribute ConcertHead to Rose Tree Park for a free outdoor concert featuring the music of Elton John. Read More
Outdoor Movie Night: 'The Little Rascals'Grab your popcorn, bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy a fun movie. Head over to the green space for free popcorn and raffle tickets along with discounted offerings and samples provided by Town Center tenants. Read More
Outdoor Movie Night: 'Incredibles 2'Bring a blanket, grab some free popcorn, and settle in. Movie begins at dusk. Read More
Harry Potter Escape RoomJoin Miss Stephanie for an after-hours escape room experience! For grades rising 6 to 12. Registration for each participant required. Read More
Splish Splash at Stroud PreserveCool off with a splash in the Brandywine Creek! Kids and adults are invited to play in the stream, relax, and enjoy the summer weather. Free; register online to reserve your spot. Read More
Bilingual Spanish and English StorytimeChildren 5 and under with a caregiver can come for a fun bilingual Spanish and English storytime. No registration required. Read More
Bubble Making and Hula Hoop FunJoin Carousel Connections for a fun morning of creating magical bubbles and a hula hoop contest. Read More
Preschool Music Program at Bala Cynwyd LibraryMusic Play Patrol will perform toe tapping music for the preschool crowd. No registration required. Read More
On the Big Screen: Wallace & GromitBeat the heat with a silly afternoon movie! Bring snacks if you want! Read More
Elsa and Anna's Girls' Day OutEnjoy a day out with Anna and Elsa! Makeovers, singalongs, photos, and more. Book online. Read More
BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s CasitaLulu’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
Full STEAM AheadAn afternoon of making, tinkering, and discovering using the principles of STEAM for ages 7-12. Pre-register online. Read More
First Friday in West ChesterCome downtown rain or shine to explore new arrivals, sales, extended hours, and more on First Friday. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and free parking after 5 pm. Read More
Tyler on TapNew for this year, every Friday from July 5 through August 23, come to Tyler for a fun-filled, family-friendly evening with food trucks and great beer from 2SP Brewing. With the location rotating each week within the grounds, this “beerboretum” will feature science-related tables for ... Read More
Parent's Night Out at Phoenix KarateEnjoy an adult night out while your kids burn off energy and have dinner. Pre-register online. Read More
'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'SALT presents a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic musical, based on the beloved comic strip. This weekend will be the kids cast, then next weekend is teens, and the final weekend will be the adult cast. Tickets available online. Read More
'Big Fish' the MusicalBased on the novel by Daniel Wallace and film by Tim Burton, this musical tells the story of a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest and tells incredible, larger-than-life stories. For ages 12 and up. Tickets available online. Read More
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Photograph courtesy of Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.