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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week around the Main Line: September 10-16

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Linvilla Orchards Pumpkinland

Through November 5

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Celebrate fall with larger than life figures and scarecrows, piles of pumpkins, hayrides, pick-your-own produce, corn and hay bale mazes, and much more.

Home School Week at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

September 10—14

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Enjoy a reduced admission rate of $10 per person and participate in complimentary LEGO Education Workshops taking place throughout the day! Each day is a different themed workshop. Please provide a valid form of home school documentation or identification to Admissions upon check-in.

Longwood Garden’s Festival of Fountains

Through September 30

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

The gorgeous display of fountains is back combining lights, technology, and water displays which will excite the whole family.

Van Gogh Museum Editions Pop-up Tour

Through October 14

Lord and Taylor Court at King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia

 

If you’re at the mall (or need an excuse to go), stop by Lord and Taylor Court to see a display of unparalleled, curator-approved replicas of nine Van Gogh masterpieces– it is even possible to feel Van Gogh’s famous brushstrokes! This pop-up is the first stop on the Van Gogh Museum’s tour, and will be there until October 14.

Monday

MERGE Dance with Miss Christa

September 10, 10:30—11 am

Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne

 

A half hour of music and dance for kids ages 0-3. No registration required.

Earthquake!

September 10, 2:30—3:30 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli

 

Work in teams to build a structure that can resist the effects on an earthquake. Will you be left standing? Ages 9 to 11. Registration required.

Teen and Tween Yoga at Middletown Free Library

September 10, 4:30—5:15 pm

21 North Pennell Road, Media

 

Guest certified yoga instructors will teach different poses, breathing techniques, and flexibility for a fun and relaxing means of exercise. The library provides the mats, just bring the kids in comfy, stretchy clothes. Registration is not required. Ages 10 and up.

Tuesday

Family Story Time at Longwood Gardens

September 11, 10 am and 10:45 am

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

Young guests 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. Story Time is designed for children ages 3–5. In case of inclement weather, meet in the Peirce-du Pont House.

Toddler Tuesdays at Color Me Mine

September 11, 11 am—8 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Kids under age 4 can come for a $1 sitting fee on Tuesdays (price of pottery not included).

Tyler Arboretum Garden Sprouts

September 11, 1—2:30 pm

515 Painter Road, Media

 

“Garden Sprouts” introduces children ages 4-6 and their favorite adult to the world of plants and gardening. Each program includes an interactive lesson and chores around the garden. This week: tomatoes! Pre-registration is required.

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards

September 11, 2—3 pm

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Miss Marcia reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals, and nature! Children can also create a special craft. Primarily for preschoolers, but all ages welcome. Free, no registration required.

Pajama Storytime

September 11, 7—7:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed.  This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite jammies!

Wednesday

Tyler Arborteum’s Little Chefs

September 12, 10—11:30 am or 1—2:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Set up a taco bar and make fun and tasty creations packed with fresh veggies. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids aged 3-6, but all ages are welcome. Pre-registration required online.

Play K Plus!

September 12, 1:30—2:30 pm

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 East Front St., Media

 

Children ages 3-5 will practice early literacy skills through themed storytimes, learning centers, and a craft. This week’s theme is: Community Helpers. Please call 610-566-1918 to register.

Teen Taco Social

September 12, 2:30—4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Kids in grades 6-12 can start the school year off by making ultimate taco creations, participating in activities, and meeting new friends.

Teen DIY Club at Marple Library

September 12, 4—6 pm

2599 Sproul Road, Broomall

 

Teens can get crafty after school!

Thursday

Jenkins Explorers: Thursday Nature Stories

September 13, 10—11 am

Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon

 

Visit the Children’s Garden and enjoy a nature-themed read aloud. After the stories, 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 of charge, but pre-registration is required. Rain or shine.

Dance Me a Story

September 13, 10:30 am

21 North Pennell Road, Media

 

This class is for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver supervision). Each class starts in a circle with a warm-up and gross-motor skills around the room. The dance teacher, Ms Lisa Oster, uses dance terms throughout the class and incorporates a bit of yoga as well. Then each class features a story with movement and accompanying music, freeze dance, and cool down. Pre-registration is required online.

S.M.Art Kids Club

September 13, 4 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne

 

This new weekly after-school club for kids in grades 1-5 will explore a different STEM topic each month through books, experiments, crafts, and hands-on fun. Read a book, make an inspiring mess, and learn something new! No registration required.

Thirsty Thursday Family Happy Hour at Village Playspace

September 13, 5—7:15 pm

4 Midland Ave, Berwyn

 

BYOB and food for a family-friendly happy hour. $20 per family. Register in advance.

Friday

Teen Gaming Club

September 14, 2:30—4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Kids in grades 6-12 can relax and play a game to end the week. A Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Game Cube console, and games are available for use; or kids can bring their own portable device or game.

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

September 14, 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.

Family Camp Out at Harriet Wetherill Park

September 14, 5:30 pm—September 15, 10 am

2642 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Pack up the family and head over to Harriet Wetherill Park for a fun night of camping! There will be planned activities, a campfire, s’mores, a giant outdoor movie, and a light continental breakfast in the morning. Pack your own dinner for a picnic in the park. Must provide your own tent, chair, sleeping materials and flashlights. This is a smoke and alcohol free event. For more information, please contact Joanna or Kim at 610-277-4312.

“ZooSnooze” at Elmwood Park Zoo

September 14, 5:30 pm—September 15, 5:30 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Discover what happens at the zoo after the sun goes down, spend a night under the stars with your favorite animal friends, and enjoy outdoor family time in a safe and unique environment! Tickets must be bought online in advance, and include admission, pizza dinner, activities, a movie and popcorn under the stars, s’mores by the campfire, and breakfast in the morning. For kids ages 4 and up with their families.

Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School

September 14, 6:30—8 pm

309 Lancaster Ave., Malvern

 

Bring the entire family in for a free family swim event. There will be fun flotation devices in the pool and a delicious snack at the front desk. Keeping with their monthly celebration, Pirates and Princesses, children can also decorate a pirate hat and a princess crown!

Tyler After Dark Adventures (Members Only)

September 14, 7—9 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Members can join Tyler educators to explore the woods and meadows to listen for owls and search for bats and other nocturnal creatures. Enjoy roasting marshmallows over a campfire for s’mores. Suitable for ages 3 and up. Pre-registration required online.

Movie in the Park: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

September 14, 8 pm

East Goshen Township Park, 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester

 

Outdoor movies are almost over, so get out and enjoy while you can!

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Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

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