30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: September 30–October 6
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The Media Theatre, 104 E. State Street, Media
Inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl, this Tony Award-winning musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life–and is packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs! Tickets available online.
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.
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 wit
1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Have an old Halloween costume you don’t need anymore? Need a new costume but don’t want to spend the money? Come browse HTFL’s costume exchange. Bring a clean, gently used costume or take one home.
School's Out Camp Day at Young SportsIf your kids have off and you don't, they can come for a day of fun and sports. For ages 2.5-8. Pre-register online. Read More
School’s Out Day Camp at Elmwood Park ZooSchool’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 GPCCDrop 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
Sidewalk Chalk Morning at Jenkins ArboretumIn this morning of “graffiti with permission” use sidewalk chalk to illustrate a mural throughout the arboretum. Stick around afterward to play in the Children's Garden. Read More
Bollywood DanceLearn a bit about Indian culture, and then learn some Bollywood dance moves from the Bollywood Community Dance Project. This program is for children age 4 and up and their families. Registration is required-- call the library or stop in. Read More
Treasure Hunt BreakoutKids ages 8-12 will work in groups of 10 using map skills, critical thinking skills, and logic to open a mysterious box. Pre-register online. Read More
Kite-Making WorkshopProfessional kite-makers from the South Jersey Kite Flyers’ Association will guide participants age 3 and up in assembling and personalizing their own kite. Register online, in-person, or over the phone. Read More
Teen and Tween Unicorn CraftTweens and teens, ease into back-to-school with a fun craft; make a unicorn ornament for your locker. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Online registration required but walk-ins welcome as space and supplies allow. Read More
Braids and (Root)Beer with DadEnjoy daddy-daughter time with hair care information, a braiding session, nail polish class, and root beer! Book online. Read More
Family Storytime at Longwood GardensYoung 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
Storytime and Craft at Linvilla OrchardsEvery 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
Make Fairy Dough at Learning ExpressCome make your own fairy dough and take it home. This is a free event for ages 2 and up. Online registration is required. Read More
Phoenixville Harvest Festival Night MarketEnjoy great food, entertainment, and vendors. Read More
Author Julia Drake at Children's Book WorldAuthor Julia Drake visits Children's Book World to launch her YA novel 'The Last True Poets of the Sea.' Read More
Pajama StorytimeDress in your favorite PJs and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. Read More
Dinosaur Day at BounceUThis dino-themed class is 90 minutes long and includes an activity of the day, craft, snack, and playtime in the Bounce Arena. This class is for kids 18 months-5 years with a caregiver. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in NatureToddlers (age 18 months to 3 years) will learn about spiders, do a spider craft, and go looking for spiders in the arboretum. Pre-register online. Read More
Bilingual Storytime and Music CircleWeekly mini fiesta and bilingual storytime at Lulu's, included with admission. Read More
Music with Miss JoyA 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
Toddler Bounce and Playdough FunBounce for an hour, then have a drink and snack and some extra playdough time in the Party Room. Pre-registration is recommended. Read More
Creative Movement with Ballet180Children 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
Chipmunk Storytime with local author Faith BalsamaFaith Balsama, local author of 'Orange Chipmunks Rock' will visit Wolff's for storytime and a chipmunk craft! Read More
Children's Read Aloud ToursYoung 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
Preschool YogaInteractive yoga class for ages 2-5, incorporating music and stretching. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Tiny TrackersBecome a deer detective searching for signs from scat to tracks. For kids ages 4-6. Pre-registration required. Read More
KinderSTEMPlayful activities that will introduce science, technology, engineering, and math to your preschooler. Read More
Teen Art ClubCalling 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
Mommy and Me Braiding ClassThis one-hour workshop will teach a variety of braid styles. Book online. Read More
First Notes Toddler MusicIn this free class, First Notes of Ardmore will lead little ones in singing, rhythm, movement, and small instruments. Read More
Bilingual Spanish and English StorytimeChildren 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
Pumpkin StorytimeEnjoy stories, songs, and a craft all about pumpkins! Ages 18 months to 5 years. Registration required online. Read More
BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s CasitaLulu’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 SpooktacularCome 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
Storytime with Beth KephartHear from author and illustrator husband and wife duo Beth Kephart and William Sulit as they share their new picture book 'Trini’s Big Leap' about a little gymnast who believes she can do anything, until she has trouble building a castle. Afterward, join forces with ... Read More
Teen Creativity LabExperiment with different types of slime, including edible slime. Grades 6 to 12. Registration required online. Read More
Full STEAM AheadKids ages 7-12 are invited for an afternoon of making, tinkering, and discovering using the principles of STEAM. Pre-registration required online. Read More
PAW Patrol Pizza PartyCharming Star hosts a special pizza BYOB night with Marshall! Pre-register in advance; pizza and drinks included for the whole family with the purchase of tickets. For ages 6 and under. Read More
First Friday: Kickoff to Fire Prevention WeekMeet your local firefighters, learn family safety tips, see a real firetruck, and meet Sparky the Fire Dog. Read More
Kids Friday Night Out Series at GPCCDrop off kids (ages 6-11) for a night of sports and snacks while you enjoy an adult night out! Read More
'A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity' Launch at Children's Book WorldAuthor of 'A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity,' Nicole Valentine, will be in conversation with Laurie Morrison, middle grade author of 'Up for Air' and co-author of 'Every Shiny Thing' Read More
Tyler After Dark AdventuresEnjoy a special evening at Tyler Arboretum with your family. Join Tyler Educators to explore the woods and meadows to listen and look for nocturnal creatures. Enjoy roasting marshmallows over a campfire for s’mores. Suitable for ages 3 and up. Pre-register online. Read More
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Photograph courtesy of Lulu’s Casita.