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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: October 28–November 3

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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!

Pumpkinland and Haunted Gardens at Colonial Gardens

September 28—October 31

745 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville

 

Enjoy family-friendly fall fun through October. Activities include hayrides, corn maze, and a Halloween funhouse. Plus, Pumpkinland—a Halloween display of colorful cartoon characters, scarecrows, hay hutch, and over ten tons of pumpkins—is always a hit!

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. And this week, take spooky Hayrides to the Witch’s House!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat

September 28–October 31

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

LEGO lovers unite for a scavenger hunt, a life-size hayride in the LEGO pumpkin patch, four-foot-tall LEGO witches and cauldrons, giveaways, and more.  Plus, kids can come dressed in their Halloween best to pose for pictures with larger-than-life LEGO models and LEGO costume props!

Monster Week at Haverford Township Free Library

October 28–31

1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Visit the library for a week of monster-themed stories, games, and activities. All regularly scheduled activities for the week will have a monster theme, plus take part in some special drop-in activities while you’re at the library!

Monday

Halloween Storytime at Ludington Library
10-10:30 am
5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Wear a costume, hear some Halloween stories, and get a special treat! Read More
Halloween STEAM Workshop at Village Play Space
10-10:45 am
Village Play Space, 4 Midland Avenue, Berwyn
Let your little scientists explore chemical reactions with this Halloween-themed STEAM workshop. Class includes spooky stories, a craft, and a snack with special guest Dr. Discovery! Free with Open Play admission, but registration is required. Space is limited, so reserve your spot online. Read More
Halloween Storytime for Babies
10:30 am
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
Stories and songs followed by playtime. Wear a costume! Read More
Books and Beasts at Elmwood Park Zoo
10:30 am
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Come join EPZ's Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month. Enjoy storytime with zoo education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get the chance to meet an education animal! Books are chosen for ages 6 years and ... Read More
Make Witch Dough at Learning Express
10:30-11 am
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Get messy and make some witch dough to take home! This is a free event for all ages, but online reservations are 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
Frankentoys Workshop for Teens
5-6 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Teens (grades 6-12) can put together a stuffed “nightmare” from assorted parts. Registration required online. Read More

Tuesday

Halloween STEAM Workshop
10:30 am
Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Lulu’s hosts a spooky STEAM workshop with safe slime, mask making, and more! Read More
Spooky Spider Craft at Learning Express
10:30-11 am
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Make your own paper plate spiders to decorate for Halloween! This is a free event for ages 2 and up, but online reservations are required. Read More
'Hocus Pocus' at Ardmore Library
1-3 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Sistaaaaahs!!!! Settle in for a free screening of this classic Halloween movie at the library! Read More
Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards
2 pm
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
Tween Art Workshop: Kawaii Halloween Comics
4-5:15 pm
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Ages 9-15, learn how to make cute Halloween comics using watercolor paints and markers. Registration is required online. Read More
Sort-of-Spooky Halloween Storytime
6-7 pm
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville
Enjoy Halloween-themed stories, music, and crafts. Costumes are encouraged but not required. A costume parade will be part of this event and occur in the library. 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

Halloween Storytime for Toddlers
10:15 am and 11 am
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
Stories and songs followed by playtime. Wear a costume and get a special treat! Read More
Halloween Storytime at Penn Wynne Library
10:15 am and 11 am
130 Overbrook Parkway, Wynnewood
The library hosts a special toddler Halloween program. Stories and songs followed by a playtime. Wear a costume and get a special treat! You can choose from two time slots to attend; both are identical. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature
9:30–10:30 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Toddlers (age 18 months to 3 years), wear your favorite costume and go trick-or-treating to visit some animal homes around the Arboretum. Pre-register online. Read More
Halloween Sign Language Storytime
10:30-11 am
Village Play Space, 4 Midland Avenue, Berwyn
American Sign Language instructor Kelly Hosna leads a Halloween-themed storytime. No reservation is required and admission is included in the normal open play rate. Read More
Preschool Explorers: H is for Halloween
1:30-2:15 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Halloween stories and activities for little ones! Best for kids ages 3-5. No registration necessary. Read More
Halloween STEAM Workshop at Village Play Space
2-2:45 pm
Village Play Space, 4 Midland Avenue, Berwyn
Let your little scientists explore chemical reactions with this Halloween-themed STEAM workshop. Class includes spooky stories, a craft, and a snack with special guest Dr. Discovery! Free with Open Play admission, but registration is required. Space is limited, so reserve your spot online. Read More
Swarthmore Halloween Tots Parade
4 pm
Begins in Thatcher Park, ends at the library (121 Park Ave.); Swarthmore
Kids 0 – 6 years (siblings welcome) are invited to come dressed up in costume and parade through downtown to the delight of passersby and shop merchants ready to greet you with goodies, edible and non-edible, for trick or treat. The parade will conclude with ... Read More
Narberth Halloween Parade
6 pm
Downtown Narberth
Kids will march through the streets of Narberth dressed in costume and finish in Narberth Park, where there will be refreshments and goody bags for all. Read More
Movie Night in the Gardens: 'Hocus Pocus'
6-9 pm
Terrain, 138 Lancaster Ave.
Bring your blankets for a twilight spooky screening of 'Hocus Pocus' at Terrain! Tickets are available online and include the movie and snacks-- and for grownups, a cocktail or other adult beverage! Read More
Halloween Spooky Stories
6:30 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
For ages 6 and up (or those who dare):read a few spooky stories, sing a few ghostly songs, and then have a few tricky treats. Costumes welcome! Read More
Berwyn Halloween Parade and Party
6:45 pm
Begins outside Easttown Library (First Ave. and Bridge Ave.), Berwyn
Community members of all ages are invited to attend this annual parade and costume contest. Arrive by 6:45 pm in the parking lot to the right of the Easttown Library. The parade will begin promptly at 7 pm and will end at the Berwyn Fire ... Read More
Teen Girls Autumn Body Scrub Making
7 pm
4 Smedley Lane, Newtown Square
Join gals ages 12-17 in an evening of creating and connecting! Pre-register online. Read More

Thursday

Halloween Storytime at Wolff's
10 am
81 S. Pennell Rd., Media
Come in costume for Halloween-themed stories. Children are welcome to stay afterward to play in the play area. Read More
Halloween Storytime with Officer Butler
10-10:45 am
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Stories, songs, and rhymes for children 5 and under with caregiver. Tickets are available at the Children's Circulation desk starting 30 minutes before storytime begins. 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 Halloween 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
Halloween Boo Bounce for Toddlers
10:30 am
BounceU, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville
Celebrate Halloween at BounceU with bouncing, crafts, and treats. For kids ages 7 years and under only. Pre-register online. Read More
Costume Storytime at Paoli Library
11 am-noon
18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Special guest Officer Joe Butler will read a story and talk about trick-or-treating safety. After the story, color bags, and trick-or-treat through the library. Family storytime is for ages birth to 5 years old. No registration required. Read More
Sort-of-Spooky Halloween Storytime
11 am-noon
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville
Enjoy Halloween-themed stories, music, and crafts. Costumes are encouraged but not required. A costume parade will be part of this event and occur in the library. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Tiny Trackers Halloween
1-2 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
For kids ages 4-6. Come dressed as your favorite Halloween character and learn about some animals who wake up when we go to bed. Trick-or-treat to some animal homes to discover who lives at Tyler. Pre-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
Family Movie at the Library: 'Aladdin'
2-4 pm
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Gather in the Junior Room for 'Aladdin.' Appropriate for ages 5 and up. No registration required. Read More
Halloween Murder Mystery Game for Teens
3:15-5:15 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Road, Havertown
Teens (ages 12-18) will solve The Mysterious Demise of Dr. Pumpkinov! Read More

Friday

First Notes Toddler Music
10-10:30 am
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
In this free class, First Notes of Ardmore will lead little ones in singing, rhythm, movement, and small instruments. Read More
Morning Melodies Music Class with Miss Brie
10-11 am
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Join for a fun and spirited music class with Miss Brie! Brie will focus on creativity, music patterns, and self-regulation. Open to all ages and abilities. Read More
Awesome Autumn: Stories and a Craft
11-11:45 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Drop in and celebrate fall. Best for ages 2-5. 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
Family Cupcake Decorating and Pizza Night
5:30-7:30pm
Kids' Clubhouse of the Main Line, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F130, Wayne
Enjoy cupcake decorating and pizza and drinks for the whole family! At least one adult per family must attend. Register online to save your spot by October 30, or call 484-272-2582. 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 sports and snacks while you enjoy an adult night out! Read More
‘Billy Elliot’ the Musical
8 pm
Narberth Community Theatre, 6376 City Avenue (corner of City Ave. and Lancaster Ave.), Philadelphia
Based on the hit film, and featuring a score by the legendary Elton John, Billy Elliot follows the journey of a young boy in a small British mining town who discovers his passion for dance! Read More

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