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

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

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Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

May 23–June 2

23 Dorset Road, Devon

 

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair combines equestrians, family fun, and Main Line tradition in one fabulous 10-day event. Check out our preview to plan your trip, including family days, special events, and more!

Big Apple Circus

May 18—June 16

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

The Big Apple Circus brings together the most acclaimed circus acts from all over the world, all in one magical and intimate one-ring big top tent in Oaks! Tickets available online.

 

Monday

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
Team Engineering Challenges for Tweens
4:30-5:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Tweens (ages 9-13) will work together in teams to complete three engineering challenges. Pre-registration required online. Read More
Let's Talk: Puberty Lesson for 4th and 5th Graders and Their Parents
6:30-8 pm
Lankenau Medical Center Auditorium, 100 Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood
Join Human Sexuality Educator Al Vernacchio for an age-appropriate, medically accurate, and cringe-free presentation. Children’s Book World will be there with a selection of helpful books for purchase. The presentation is free but space is limited, so register online. Read More

Tuesday

Day-Off Camp at Young Sports
9 am-1 pm
133 Old Sugartown Rd. # B, Wayne
Kids ages 2.5 to 8 can spend their day off with indoor sports, snacks, crafts, and more. Pre-registration required. Read More
Day-Off Camp at Philadelphia Rock Gym
9 am-3 pm
122 Mill Road E-520, Oaks
Kids will spend the day learning bouldering and top rope skills, while also strengthening their problem solving, communication, and teamwork. Kids will also do team building exercises, arts and crafts, and even yoga to help with balance and body positioning. Read More
Day-Off Creative Arts Camp
9 am-4 pm
The Center on Central, 24 W. Central Avenue, Paoli
Full day, half day, and extended day arts camps are available for kids in grades K-5 on their day off. Register online. 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
Day-Off Cooking Camp
10 am-12:30 pm
Booth Ln., Haverford
Kids ages 8-13 will be designing, baking, and decorating personalized cream tart cakes to take home. They will also be making vegetarian poke bowls for lunch! Pre-register online. Read More
Edible Garden Sprouts
1-2:30 pm
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media
Find out some facts on herbs and how to use them. Enjoy planting in the garden – basil, rosemary, thyme and more. Register online. Read More
Tuesday Matinee: 'A Wrinkle in Time'
1-3 pm
Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Spend the afternoon at Ardmore Library with a free screening of 'A Wrinkle in Time.' Read More
Middle School Art Club
3-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Middle school and high school kids can have fun while hanging out and exploring artistic mediums. Read More
Demystifying SAT and ACT Prep
6:30-7:30 pm
230 Sugartown Road, Wayne
Join David Lynch, founder of StudyLark Test Prep, as he breaks down what it takes to gain meaningful point increases on the SAT and ACT. This event is appropriate for parents and students in 10th and 11th grade. Registration is required. 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

Wednesday

Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs
10 – 11:30 am and 12:30 – 2 pm
515 Painter Road, Media
Kids will use colorful veggies and interesting dressings to make fun and fancy sandwiches. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome. Pre-register online. Read More
Memorial Day Storytime
10-10:30 am
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Celebrate Memorial Day with stories and have picnic play. Read More
Home School Day at Valley Forge National Historical Park
10 am-3 pm
Valley Forge NHP, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia
Home School students are welcome to visit Valley Forge for a unique educational experience. Multiple learning stations will encourage students to explore topics such as 18th-century life, the American Revolution, and natural resources. Park rangers and dedicated volunteers bring education to life through special programs ... Read More
Dance Me a Story
10:30-11:30 am
Rachel Kohl Community Library, 687 Smithbridge Rd., Glen Mills
Come in to dance, play, and hear a story. For ages 18 months- 5 years. Read More
Safety First for Teens: Healthy Relationships
5-6:30 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Program starts at 5:30, but come at 5 pm for pizza. Issues covered will be relationship facts and myths, power and control, consent and boundaries, and where to get help. Registration requested, but walk-ins welcome. Read More
Understanding and Demystifying College Admissions
7-8:30 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy., Wynnewood
Cigus Vanni returns to guide students and parents in the college admissions process. Parents and their college-bound teens are encouraged to attend. No registration is necessary. Read More

Thursday

Family Day at Devon Horse Show
8 am-10 pm
23 Dorset Road, Devon
It's the first day of Devon Horse Show, and you can get specials on food, souvenirs, and the Midway. 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
$5 Mommy and Me Drop-In Art Class
11 am-noon
Exton Art Studio and Gallery, Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton
Drop in for this weekly low-cost art class for kids age 5 and under with a caregiver. Read More
Nature Storytime
1-2 pm
Harriet Wetherill Park, 2642 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting
Kids ages 3-5 will take a short hike to a spot in the trees to read “The Busy Tree” by Jennifer Ward and then go on a nature scavenger hunt. Read More
Cartooning with Julia
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
Donut Day at Chatter Splatter
3-6 pm
1030 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken
Play and donuts for all! Pre-register online. Read More
The Dog Show at Devon Horse Show
7 pm
23 Dorset Road, Devon
Close out the first day of the Devon Horse Show with a dog show and a costume parade. New this year are the Halo Awards, honoring dogs who provide service. Read More
Illuminated Fountain Performance: The Beatles
9:15 pm
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Longwood's revitalized fountains team up with one of the most popular and influential groups of all time for an incredible show. Read More

Friday

Bilingual French and English Storytime
10:30-11 am
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Children 5 and under with can join a fun bilingual French and English storytime. No registration required; the library will hand out free tickets starting 30 minutes before the program begins. Read More
The Big Bounce
1-7 pm
Maple Zone Sports Complex, 4881 Chichester Ave., Aston
Featuring the world's largest bounce house, an incredible 900+ foot long obstacle course, an inflatable space-themed wonderland, and more, The Big Bounce brings lots of family fun. Tickets available online. Read More
Pollination Power
2-3 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy., Wynnewood
The Delaware Museum of Natural History hosts a program has designed a special outreach program featuring live animals, includes reading the book 'The Reason for a Flower,' and an interactive learning experience about the importance of flowers and the animals that rely on them. Pre-registration ... Read More
Family Fun Cooking: Fried Chicken
4 pm
Sur La Table, 690 West DeKalb Pike, King Of Prussia
Kids and adults will work on making fried chicken, biscuits, and more. For ages 8 and older with an adult. Register 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 STEAM discovery for ages 7-12. Pre-register online. Read More
Thy Geekdom Con
5-11:59 pm
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Rd., Oaks
Celebrate anime, gaming, and more at this weekend-long convention. Tickets available online. Kids 11 and under get in free. Read More
YPTW Presents: ‘State Fair’
7:30 pm
The Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore
Young People’s Theatre Workshop presents this Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic. Reserve tickets online. Read More

Weekend Events

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Photograph by Laura Swartz.

Philadelphia Assistant Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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