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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: November 4–10

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Happy Place

Through January 5, 2020

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. Visit our post for a MLP reader discount code!

Blooms & Bamboo at Longwood Gardens

October 3 — November 17

1001 Longwood Dr., Kennett Square

 

Autumn is here … and with it comes a debut exhibit, the masterful Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry. Prepare to be wowed by towering bamboo art forms and enchanting arrangements by international artists. Autumn also brings a painted landscape of ever-changing color, imaginative play with pumpkins and the Garden Railway, and creative chrysanthemums meticulously grown into gorgeous forms throughout the Conservatory.

Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

September 14—November 10

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Linvilla has brought out the piles and piles of pumpkins! Plus, enjoy hayrides, pick-your-own fruit, playscapes, and more.

Media Restaurant Week

November 3—15

 

Enjoy prix fixe dinner specials around town. View participating restaurants online.

Monday

Toddler Trick-or-Treat at Treehouse World
9:30 am-noon
1442 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester
Due to the rain, this Halloween event was rescheduled, so you have one last opportunity to use that costume! Toddler Trick-or-Treat is intended for children age 5 and under. Participants are invited to dress in costume and receive $3 off regular Toddler Time admission price. ... Read More
Mommy and Me Braiding Class
5-6 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

Tuesday

School’s Out Day Camp at Elmwood Park Zoo
9 am-4 pm
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
School’s Out Day Camp allows for children ages 6-8 and 9-13 to spend their day exploring and learning all about Elmwood Park Zoo’s animals. Each day campers will experience educational workshops, animal observations, animal meet and greets, crafts, animal trainings and more. Pre-registration required. Read More
School's Out Activity Day at GPCC
9 am-6 pm
Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
Drop off kids (grades K-8) for a day of crafts, sports, games, and more on their day off of school. Pre-registration required. Read More
Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards
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. Read More
Election Day Activities at Ardmore Library
10 am-8 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
If your kids have off, stop by the library for crafts and other activities available all day, plus 'The LEGO Movie 2' at 1 pm. Read More
Election Day Activities at Belmont Hills Library
10:30 am
120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
If the library is your polling place, or if you're just looking for something to do with the kids on their day off of school, stop by for puzzles and other activities available in the children’s department. Read More
Barn Yard Fun
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Sandy Hill Farm, 1918 Sandy Hill Rd., Plymouth Meeting
Enjoy a petting farm, pony rides, and hayride! Read More
Tyler Arboretum Garden Sprouts
1-2 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Kids ages 4-6 will learn about different kinds of winter squash with hands-on exploration. Pre-register online. Read More
Family Movie at the Library: 'Toy Story 4'
2-4 pm
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Gather in the Junior Room for 'Toy Story 4.' Appropriate for ages 5 and up. No registration required. Read More
Teen Gaming
2-4 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Play board games, RPGs, card games, etc. Choose from a selection of competitive, collaborative, and themed games or bring your own! Light snacks provided. No registration required. Open to grades 6th-12th. Read More
Election Day Fall Cooking Drop-Off
2-5 pm
HomeCooked, 1 Paoli Plaza, Paoli
If your kids have off school, they can spend the afternoon at mini cooking camp where they will leave with a ready-to-cook entree that they’ve made, plus a dessert. The menu for the day (serves 5): Stuffed Chicken Breasts plus a side, and a fancy ... Read More
Pajama Storytime
7-8 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

Nutrition for Active Kids
9:45 AM -10:45 am
516 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne
Join as Kelly Bakes, dietician and owner of Wayne Nutrition, LLC., shares how to put your kids at the top of their game. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs
10 – 11:30 am
515 Painter Road, Media
See how apples can be both savory and sweet by making a cheddar apple grilled cheese followed by a cinnamon sugar apple dirt bomb. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 4-6. Pre-register online. Read More
Music with Miss Joy
10:45 am
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
A lively musical storytime for the preschool crowd. Sing and bop along with Miss Joy, her guitar, and some fun stories. Space is limited so free tickets will be available starting at 10 am at the Children's Circulation desk. For ages 5 and under with ... Read More
Preschool Explorers: Fire Safety
1:30-2:15 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Three-part series on fire safety starts this week. Best for kids ages 3-5. No registration necessary. Read More
Tiny Dino Dance Party
2-2:45 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Bring your little one to make a dinosaur hat and dance under the disco light! For ages 18 months to 5 years old. Pre-registration required. Read More
Braiding and Styling with Dad
5 pm
Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Enjoy daddy-daughter time with hair care information and a braiding session. Book online. Read More

Thursday

Read for the Record: Thank You, Omu!
10 am-5 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
On November 7, children and adults around the world will highlight the importance of children’s literacy by participating in the world’s largest shared reading experience. This year, the Haverford Township Free Library will feature guest readers throughout the day reading this year’s campaign book, 'Thank You, ... Read More
Children's Read Aloud Tours
10:30 am
Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman's Mill Rd., Chadds Ford
Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s galleries, and make their own creative works in this fun program. Online registration is requested. 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
KinderSTEM
1:30-2:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Road, Havertown
Playful activities that will introduce science, technology, engineering, and math to your preschooler. Read More
Teen Art Club
3-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Calling all teen artists, gather to learn drawing and cartooning basics, and a chance to share tips and techniques with your peers. No previous drawing experience required. Read More
Spotted Lanternfly Presentation for Kids
4:30-5:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Kids will hear a presentation from Luke Hearon from Morris Arboretum, ask questions, and receive fun take-home materials about how they can help protect their homes from lanternflies. Recommended for kids in grades K-5, but all families are welcome. Space is limited; call 610-768-4200 or ... Read More
OCD in Kids and Teens
6:30 pm
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
A panel presentation for parents, family members, teachers, mental health providers, and caregivers who want to learn more about child adolescent OCD. A guide for supporting children in and out of treatment, and where to find resources will be included. Read More
Disney’s Frozen Jr.
7 pm
1701 S. Sproul Road, Springfield
Catholic Community Choir presents the hit Disney musical, just in time to refresh your memory before Frozen II hits movie theaters! Tickets available online and at the door. Read More

Friday

Mindful Bonding at Wolff's
10-10:45 am
Wolff's Apple House, 81 S Pennell Rd., Media
Nancy Martin will explore new technique in meditation for you and your child. Not only will she guide you through a meditation from which you will both benefit, but you will learn the technique used and have time for discussion so that you will feel ... Read More
Little Dragons Playgroup
10-11 am
Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill
Free playgroup with storytime, games, and crafts for children ages 18 months to 4 years. At this meetup, read The Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and then use toys with wheels to paint tracks on your own paper trucks. Pre-register online. Read More
The Costume Box (Movement Improv)
10-11:45 am
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Movement improv! Bring along any used Halloween costumes -- or borrow one there -- to add to the fun! Read More
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
10 am-6 pm
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center,100 Station Avenue, Oaks
Rated as one of the top craft experiences in the country, this event features more than 250 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations. The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Oaks also features interactive demonstrations with master craftspeople, as well as specialty gourmet foods available ... Read More
St. Sophia Fall Craft Fair and Greek Food Festival
11 am-8 pm
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 900 South Trooper Road, Jeffersonville
All of your Greek favorites from moussaka to baklava, plus 40 unique crafters to browse. Don’t forget to tour the beautifully painted Byzantine-style Church. Admission and parking are free. Runs all weekend. 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
4:45-5:45 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Kids ages 7-12 are invited for an afternoon of making, tinkering, and discovering using the principles of STEAM. Pre-registration required online. Read More
Mommy and Me Braiding Class
5-6 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
Family Board Game and Pizza Night
5:30-7:30pm
Kids' Clubhouse of the Main Line, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F130, Wayne
Enjoy one of Kids' Clubhouse's board games (or bring your own!) and pizza and drinks. $12/child and $5/adult. Register online to save your spot by November 6, or call 484-272-2582. Read More
No Small Matter Documentary and Discussion
6-7:30 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Learn more and take action about the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Registration is required, as pizza and refreshments will be provided. The film will take place after hours at the library. Children are welcome to ... Read More
Parents' Night Out at BounceU
6-9 pm
BounceU of Collegeville,130 W. Main St., Collegeville
Drop your kids off at BounceU and go for a date night! Parents Night Out is for ages 3-11 and includes pizza, drink, games, craft, and bounce. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Read More
Cardboard Boat Regatta
6:30-8:45 pm
Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
Bring the whole family to design and race cardboard boats in the GPCC’s Lap Pool. Winners will be based on ability to stay afloat and shortest time to sail across the pool, and other special categories. Read More
Kids Friday Night Out Series at GPCC
6:30-9 pm
Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
Drop off kids (ages 6-11) for a night of crafts and snacks while you enjoy an adult night out! Read More
Disney’s Frozen Jr.
7 pm
1701 S. Sproul Road, Springfield
Catholic Community Choir presents the hit Disney musical, just in time to refresh your memory before Frozen II hits movie theaters! Tickets available online and at the door. Read More
Peter Pan
7 pm
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill
This enchanting production of a classic tale celebrates childhood and captures the magic of the imagination as the Darling children escape to Neverland! Read More

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Photograph by Laura Swartz.

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