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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: September 16–22

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

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Day Out With Thomas

September 14—22

Strasburg Railroad, 301 Gap Road, Ronks

 

This family-favorite event features a ride with Thomas, offers the opportunity to ride with Percy, and is packed with extra Thomas-related activities included with your ticket. Reserve your spot online.

Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

September 14—November 10

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Now it’s really fall, because Linvilla has brought out the piles and piles of pumpkins! Plus, enjoy live music and entertainment, hayrides, train rides, pony rides, face painting, and more.

Just Between Friends Sale

September 18–22

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks

 

Score new and gently-used children’s and maternity merchandise on the cheap, including clothes, baby gear, toys, and much more! Tickets available online for preview day and first day. After that, no tickets required.

Monday

Trial Mommy and Me Spanish Class
9:50 am
Spanish Exploradores, 2200 Grasslyn Ave., Havertown
Learn Spanish with your little one (9 months - 6 years) with singing, dancing, crafts, and more. Book your trial by emailing  spanishexploradores@gmail.com. Read More
Dancer and Me Ballet Class
10:30-11 am
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
An introduction to dance and music for 3-5-year-olds in an enjoyable and relaxed environment. This 30-minute class is an excellent first step into the world of dance and movement and a fun group activity for both young dancers and their caregivers. Contact the Junior Room ... Read More
Meet Batman
3-5 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Batman will be visiting the library for photo ops! Read More
Read to Skittles the Dog
4:30-5:30 pm
Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Kids can come practice their reading skills with Skittles the therapy dog in a judgment-free environment. 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

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
Curious George Celebration
11:15 am-noon
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Celebrate the birthday of Curious George and his creator, H.A. Rey. Guests ages 5 and under will enjoy stories, games and special treats. Pre-register online. Read More
Sensory-Friendly Night at LEGOLAND
5-7 pm
LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
This is a special event for families with children and adolescents 17 and under on the autism spectrum. This sensory-friendly LEGO experience includes music therapy, quiet spaces, reduced crowds, and more. Tickets are $8 and are available online. 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

Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature
9:30–10:30 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Toddlers (age 18 months to 3 years) will scamper through a year in the life of a squirrel and learn all about these lively critters. Pre-register online. Read More
Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle
10-10:30 am
Lulu's Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Weekly mini fiesta and bilingual storytime at Lulu's, included with admission. Read More
Baby and Me Yoga
10-11 am
Upper Darby Library - Sellers Branch, 76 S. State Rd., Upper Darby
Bring a mat for baby yoga with an instructor from Dragon Spirit Arts yoga studio in Lansdowne. Online registration is required. Read More
Fairy Story and Craft
10:30-11:30 am
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Come make your own fairy house and hear a fun story. This is a free event for ages 18 months and up, and registration is required. 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: Alphabet Antics
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 is Colorful C! Read More
ASL Storytime
1:30-2:15 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Miss Vicki will do a special storytime with ASL Sign Language. Read More
Revisionist History - Revising Early America
7-8:30 pm
Villanova University Driscoll Hall Auditorium, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova
Love history? Want to bring your high school (or beyond) child to a stimulating event on a college campus? Three historians debate our national story as Villanova hosts their first event in their Revisionist History series entitled “Revising Early America.” A complimentary dessert reception will follow ... Read More

Thursday

'The Popcorn Princess' Storytime
10-10:45 am
Wolff's Apple House, 81 S. Pennell Rd., Media
Storytime with special guest author Jacqueline McComas, who will read her book 'The Popcorn Princess.' Popcorn craft to follow! Read More
Toy Story 4 Craft: Forky
10:30-11 am
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Make your own Forky! This is a free event, but online registration is required. For ages 3 and up. Read More
The Berenstain Bears Promote Financial Literacy
10:30-11:30 am
Newtown Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Rd., Newtown Square
Join the Berenstain Bears as they read a story and talk about the Financial Literacy Program at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. For ages 0-10 with a caregiver. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Tiny Trackers: Animal Yoga
1-2 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Bring your little one’s favorite soft animal and towel and go on a hike to the jungle for animal yoga. For kids ages 4-6. 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
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
Braids and (Root)Beer with Dad
4 pm
Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Enjoy daddy-daughter time with hair care information, a braiding session, nail polish class, and root beer! Book online. Read More
Talk Like a Pirate Day
4-4:45 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Celebrate Pirate Day with snacks and activities, including paper bag pirates! Read More
Back to School Craft Night
4-7 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
Drop by the library to make some fun fall and school themed crafts! All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Read More
Sewing: Back to Basics
4:30-5:30 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Join the maker revolution and get back to basics with this hand sewing workshop. Children ages 8-12, attending independently, are invited to learn the basics. Online registration required. Read More
Free Concert at Suburban Square: Flying Ivories
6:30-8 pm
Anderson and Coulter avenues, Ardmore
Gather at the Courtyard for some dueling piano fun with the Flying Ivories! Read More
Authors Visit Children's Book World
7 pm
17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford
Authors Katherine Locke, Dahlia Adler, Alex London, Nova Ren Suma, and Fran Wilde will all visit to celebrate the release of two new short story collections: 'It’s a Whole Spiel' and 'His Hideous Heart.' Read More
'Mamma Mia' at Players Club of Swarthmore
7:30 pm
614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore
This fun musical set to the songs of ABBA hits the stage. Tickets available online. Read More

Friday

Disney's Enchanted Tales Series: 'Peter Pan'
10:30 am, 1:15 pm, and 4 pm
Movie Tavern, 110 Bartlett Avenue, Exton
This September, Movie Tavern is showing a different Disney classic each weekend for only $6! This week, it’s Peter Pan! Read More
Music with Miss Lynne
10:30 am
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Join Miss Lynne from Center on Central for 30 minutes of music time followed by free play. For kids age 5 and under. Online registration required. Read More
Music with Miss Lynne
10:30 am
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Join Miss Lynne from Center on Central for 30 minutes of music time followed by free play. For kids age 5 and under. Online registration required. 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 join a fun bilingual Spanish and English storytime. No registration required. The library will hand out free tickets starting 30 minutes before the program begins. Read More
Pop-Up Storytime at New Avenue Cafe
10:30-11:30 am
4 East Eagle Road, Havertown
September is “Better Breakfast Month” and Haverford Township Free Library will visit the cafe to share favorite books and songs to serve up a better breakfast. Read More
Stories and a Puppet Show: The Tortoise and the Hare
11-11:45 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Come to the library's Family Fun Friday for storytime and more. Read More
Teen Social at Haverford Township Free Library
3-5 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited each Friday to learn about new programs, meet the staff, eat snacks, and hang out with friends. 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
The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular Sneak Peek
4-8 pm
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne
Guests can get a sneak peek at the transformation of the park into a not-too-spooky Halloween haven opening this weekend! Come in costume and trick-or-treat around the park, find your way through the new maze, “Where’s Slimey?”, check out Halloween-themed shows, the parade, and more! Read More
Fall Kick-Off Family Friendly Happy Hour
4:30-7:30 pm
Village Play Space, 4 Midland Ave, Berwyn
Start the weekend with good beer, good pizza, and good people. Watch the kids play while you socialize with your friends and community. Bring your own beverages and food-- or pick up pizza from Bravissimo Pizzeria in Berwyn, which offers a 10% discount to guests, ... 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
Princess Poppy Glitter Party
5:30-8 pm
Charming Star Playroom, 4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Come for a special BYOB pizza party, with special guest Poppy from Trolls! Glitter tattoos also available for some extra sparkly fun. Admission must be paid for in advance online. Read More
ZooSnooze
6 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Bring the family along for an exciting and educational overnight trip to the zoo for ages 6 and up. The experience includes dinner and breakfast, a flashlight tour of the zoo, campfire activities, an educational show the next morning, and zoo admission the next day ... Read More
Braids and (Root)Beer with Dad
6 pm
Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Enjoy daddy-daughter time with hair care information, a braiding session, nail polish class, and root beer! Book online. 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
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
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
'Mamma Mia' at Players Club of Swarthmore
8 pm
614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore
This fun musical set to the songs of ABBA hits the stage. Tickets available online. Read More
'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
8 pm
Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn
Footlighters Theater presents the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' Tickets available online. Read More

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Photograph by Laura Swartz.

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