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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: September 2–8

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Summer of Hamilton Exhibition at Historic Yellow Springs

Mondays through Fridays through September 7

1685 Art School Rd., Chester Springs

 

Historic Yellow Springs is hosting an exhibition based on the life of Hamilton, available to the public free of charge (closed on weekends). Want more Hamilton things to do? See our roundup over at Philly Family!

 

Monday

Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Country Fair
8 am-4 pm
1325 Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore
For over 75 years this iconic Chester County country fair has a midway full of fun for the kids, a wide array of vendors selling everything from antiques to handmade jewelry and of course equestrian events all weekend long. Monday is also the car show! Read More
Family Cooking Workshop: Desserts on a Stick
10 am
Sur la Table, 690 West DeKalb Pike, Suite 2068, King Of Prussia
Kids ages 8 and up with their caregiver will make cakepops, hand pies, and more. Pre-register online. Read More
Gerald the Giraffe’s Birthday
10:30 am-4 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
To celebrate Gerald turning 7, the zoo is offering $1 giraffe feedings on his birthday! See the event link for feeding times. Read More
Chaddsford Winery Labor Day Jazz Festival
11 am-6 pm
632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford
Enjoy food, drinks, and back-to-back sets from local jazz musicians so you can kick back, relax, and enjoy summer's last hoorah. Admission is free; children must be accompanied by an adult (21 or over). Read More

Tuesday

Charming Star Playroom's Anniversary Party
9 am-5:30 pm
Charming Star Playroom, 4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Celebrate one year of CSP by stopping in for open play with snacks, character visits, and more! Read More
Story N' Pick at Highland Orchards
10 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Start your morning with storytime and then take the shuttle out to pick the crop of the day. Check in at the Farm Market to purchase your Pick Your Own container by 9:45 am. Storytime begins at 10 am. 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

Wednesday

Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature
9:30–10:30 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Toddlers (age 18 months to 3 years) will look for butterflies and moths in the trees and fields, and learn about migration. Pre-register online. Read More
Story N' Pick at Highland Orchards
10 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Start your morning with storytime and then take the shuttle out to pick the crop of the day. Check in at the Farm Market to purchase your Pick Your Own container by 9:45 am. Storytime begins at 10 am. 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
First Notes Baby-Toddler Music
10:30-11:15 am
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
In this free class, little ones will take their first steps in singing, rhythm, movement, and small instruments. 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 Awesome A! Read More
Creative Movement with Ballet180
4-4:45 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Children ages 3-8 will be led through a movement workshop by Ballet180 that will introduce them to ballet vocabulary, movement explorations, choreography, and much more. Pre-register online. Read More

Thursday

Eagles Hype Hat Craft
10:30-11 am
Learning Express Toys, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Come make an Eagles Hype Hat before the first regular season game! This is a free event for ages 5+ (or younger with a helper). Online registration is required; Eagles attire is encouraged! Read More
Tyler Arboretum Tiny Trackers
1-2 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Learn about monarch butterfly migration with a lesson and nature exploration. For kids ages 4-6. Pre-registration required. Read More
West Chester Swingin' Summer Thursday
6:30-9 pm
Gay Street between High and Darlington streets, Downtown West Chester
Dine al fresco and stroll the street for something everyone will enjoy, including shopping, live music, playing corn hole, moon bounces, face painting, and more! Read More
Summer Concert Series at Wilson Farm Park
7 pm
500 Lee Rd., Wayne
Tim Williams Band performs a free concert at Shire Pavillion. Read More
Outdoor Movie Night: 'Incredibles 2'
8-10 pm
King of Prussia Town Center, 155 Village Drive, King of Prussia
Grab your popcorn, bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy a fun movie. Head over to the green space for free popcorn. Read More
Back to Homeschool Social
11-noon
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Kids can have fun playing games, while catching up with old friends and meeting some new ones. Parents can share ideas and help each other plan for the school year. Bring your favorite snack to share. Drinks will be provided. Registration is preferred, online. Read More

Friday

Disney's Enchanted Tales Series: 'Moana'
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 Moana! Read More
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
Hooray for Grandparents! Stories and Tea
11-11:45 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Celebrate grandparents with stories and music, plus cookies and tea afterward! Best for ages 2-5. 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
Paint Glow in the Dark Rocks
4-4:30 pm
Learning Express Toys, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Get ready for the time change and paint a glow in the dark rock for your yard or room! This is a free event for ages 5 and up, and registration is required. 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
Teen Creativity Lab
4:45-5:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Make your own wood keychain. Grades 6 to 12. Registration required online. Read More
Festive Friday: Hooray for Hollywood
5-9 pm
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Children are welcome to dress up in costumes from their favorite movies, grab a popcorn, and enjoy entertainment throughout the gardens. Read More
Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Carnival
6-10 pm
600 S. Broad Street, across from Kennett High School
Kick off this weekend's Mushroom Festival with an old-fashioned carnival! Rides, food, and games will be in the parking lot all weekend long! Read More
Broomall Fire Company Fall Carnival
6-11 pm
Broomall Fire Company, 1 N. Malin Rd., Broomall
The Broomall Fire Company will be hosting its annual carnival with rides, games, and lots of family fun. Read More
Parent's Night Out at Phoenix Karate
6:30 pm
316 Bridge St., Phoenixville
Enjoy an adult night out while your kids burn off energy and have dinner. Pre-register online. Read More
'The Crucible'
7-9:30 pm
SALT Performing Arts at the Theatre at Yellow Springs, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
SALT presents this Arthur Miller play about the Salem Witch Trials--and if your teens need to read it in English class this year, get a head start! The play is rated PG-13. Tickets available online. Read More
Movies Under the Stars: 'The Goonies'
8:30-10:30 pm
Easttown Library, 720 First Avenue, Berwyn
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a movie (and free popcorn) behind the Easttown Library on a big outdoor screen! Arrive any time after 8 pm. Movie begins at dusk (about 8:30 pm). Read More

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Photograph by J. Fusco courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

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