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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: July 29–August 4

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‘Honk! Jr.’

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.

Goshen Country Fair

July 29–August 3

1320 Park Avenue, West Chester

 

This annual fair features rides, games, farm animals, and much more!

Kids’ Cooking Workshop: 5-Day Series

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.

Cirque Du Soleil presents Amaluna

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.

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.

Trails on Tap: Norristown Riverfront Park

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.

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

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!

Monday

Bird Kite and Storytime
4-5 pm
Learning Express, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Come build a bird kite and enjoy storytime. Free; register online. Read More
Mondays with Murray: Read with a Therapy Dog
4:30-5:30 pm
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Murray 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 Class
5 pm
Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
This one-hour workshop will teach a variety of braid styles. Book online. Read More
Turtle Dance Music
6:30 pm
Outside St. Peter's Pikeland UCC, 1193 Clover Mill Rd., Chester Springs
Chester 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 Fair
8 pm
1320 Park Avenue, West Chester
The 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

Tuesday

Family Storytime at Longwood Gardens
10 am and 10:45 am
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Young 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 Joy
10-10:45 am
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
A 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 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
Sesame Place’s 39th Birthday Party
10 am-8 pm
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne
Celebrate 39 years of furry fun at Sesame Place with photo ops, character dines, and more. Read More
Señor Fancypants
10:30 am
Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville
Señor 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 Sprouts
1-2 pm
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media
Kids 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!'
1-3 pm
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills
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 Library
1-3 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Settle 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 Madness
4-5 pm
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Kids ages 8-12 can come make personalized magnets. Registration is required with the library's Junior Room. Read More
Braiding Class
5 pm
Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
This one-hour workshop will teach a variety of braid styles. Book online. Read More
DJ Mix-Up
6:30-7:15 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
A 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 Sports
6:30-7:45 pm
133 Sugartown Rd., Wayne
In 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 Storytime
7-7:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Dress in your favorite PJs and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. Read More
Summer Art School, Jr.
7-8 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
A different, self-contained art project every week for kids ages 6-8. Read More

Wednesday

Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature
10-11 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Toddlers (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 Theater
10:30-11 am
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Come 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 Explorers
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's theme: astronauts! Read More
Harry Potter Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
3-5:30 pm
Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Come 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 Bowen
4-5 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Local 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 Festival
5:30-9 pm
Narberth Park, in front of the Chet Tyson Pavilion, 80 Windsor Ave, Narberth
The 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 Party
6-7 pm
Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Come 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 Park
6-7:30 pm
810 Conestoga Rd., Bryn Mawr
Enjoy 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 Fun
6:30-8:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
In 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 Show
7-8 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
David Hutchman (and his puppet Digger the dog) returns to the library for a free puppet show for kids. Read More
Outdoor Concert: Crunch Daddy’s
7-9 pm
Community Center Park amphitheater behind GPCC, 2910 Jolly Rd., Plymouth Meeting
Bring your own chairs and blankets, and enjoy this free concert. Kona ice will be available for purchase. Read More

Thursday

Museum Explorers: Imagination with Judy Schachner
10 am and 11 am
Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford
Author 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 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
Makin' Music at Highland Orchards
10 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Drop in for this music and movement enrichment program for little ones. Pre-register online. Read More
Pirate Play Day
10 am-1 pm
Village Play Space, 4 Midland Ave., Berwyn
Set 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
Sciencetellers
10:30-11:30 am
Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville
Sciencetellers present a fun story with science experiments along the way! Free; donations accepted. Read More
Drive-in Movie Fun
10:30 am-1 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Kids will create their own drive-in vehicles and enjoy a movie. BYO box! Read More
Yoga@Play
11:30 am-noon
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Yoga@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'
1-3 pm
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills
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 Jules
3-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
An 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!' series
4-4:45 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Hands-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 Square
6:30-8 pm
Anderson and Coulter avenues, Ardmore
Gather at the Courtyard for music by Venissa Santi Quintet. Read More
Summer Art School
6:45-7:45 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
A different, self-contained art project every week for kids ages 9-12. Read More
Summer Concert Series at Wilson Farm Park
7 pm
500 Lee Rd., Wayne
Southern Edge performs a free concert at Shire Pavillion. Read More
Music in the Park: Dueling Pianos
7-9 pm
Anderson Farm Park, 499 Hopwood Rd., Collegeville
A free all-ages concert in the park! Bring your own blanket and enjoy. Read More
Elton John Tribute Concert
7:30 pm
Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media
Head to Rose Tree Park for a free outdoor concert featuring the music of Elton John. Read More
Outdoor Movie Night: 'The Little Rascals'
8-10 pm
King of Prussia Town Center, 155 Village Drive, King of Prussia
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

Friday

Outdoor Movie Night: 'Incredibles 2'
Dusk
Bryn Mawr Gazebo Park, Behind Ludington Library at 9 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Bring a blanket, grab some free popcorn, and settle in. Movie begins at dusk. Read More
Harry Potter Escape Room
6:15 pm and 7:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Join 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 Preserve
10 am-noon
454 North Creek Road, West Chester
Cool 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 Storytime
10:30 am
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Children 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 Fun
10:30 am
Linwood Park, Linwood and Athens avenues, Ardmore
Join Carousel Connections for a fun morning of creating magical bubbles and a hula hoop contest. Read More
Preschool Music Program at Bala Cynwyd Library
11-11:30 am
131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Music Play Patrol will perform toe tapping music for the preschool crowd. No registration required. Read More
On the Big Screen: Wallace & Gromit
11 am-12:30 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Beat the heat with a silly afternoon movie! Bring snacks if you want! Read More
Elsa and Anna's Girls' Day Out
2 pm
Sweet & Sassy Collegeville, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Enjoy a day out with Anna and Elsa! Makeovers, singalongs, photos, and more. Book online. 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
Full STEAM Ahead
4:30-5:30 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
An afternoon of making, tinkering, and discovering using the principles of STEAM for ages 7-12. Pre-register online. Read More
First Friday in West Chester
5 pm
Downtown West Chester
Come 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 Tap
5:30-9 pm
515 Painter Road, Media
New 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 Karate
6:30 pm
316 Bridge St., Phoenixville
Enjoy 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'
7-8:30 pm
SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
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 Musical
7:30 pm
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill
Based 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.

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