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Fun Fieldz Takes the Ball Game Out to You

Are you looking for a one of a kind way to celebrate a birthday, corporate event, or family reunion? Do you want your event to be the one that kids and adults of all ages will remember? The Fun Fieldz team is here to help you.

Sponsored by Fun Fieldz

Fun Fieldz specializes in bringing miniature, authentic sports fields to your location, for a unique big league experience. Their events appeal to kids of all ages, and are designed to get kids and adults alike involved in the festivities.

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Take your pick with wiffle ball, football, soccer, and a range of age appropriate game options. Services include complete set-up and clean-up of the sports fields, down to every detail. Add in the optional MC services, and a Fun Fieldz representative will enhance the experience with play-by-play announcements, music, and even the national anthem!

Remember your next event for years to come by letting Fun Fieldz take the ball game out to you!
For more information, visit or call 610-772-7994.



5 Philly-Area Indoor Water Parks To Escape To Until Summer

Pennsylvania is not known for its palm trees or year-round sunny beaches. So it’s no surprise that kids get the winter blues when they’re wishing to run outside, ride bikes, or just need some fresh air. But, what if instead of planning a costly trip to Florida, you pack up some swim suits and head to a indoor water park thats close by? The heated water and warm temperatures are enough to get the whole family to tag convinced you’re in a tropical paradise. And who would say no to that? There are plenty of indoor water parks within driving distance to the Main Line that will make you feel like you’re back on the beach with your feet in the sand until Mother Nature catches up.

Sahara Sam’s Oasis

535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ 08091
(856) 767 – 7580
Drive time: 30+ minutes

This is the closest indoor water park to the Main Line and Philadelphia area, just over the bridge to New Jersey. You’ll find indoor attractions (and some outdoor) that are open all year long. Float along the Nile Mile or race your friend in the Snake Eyes tubes. You can fit the whole family in the Mount Kilimanjaro tubes, or maybe you just want to rent a cabana and sib a margarita by the pool. This enormous indoor water park – complete with arcade and bar – will make you feel like you’re on vacation. We love the idea so much, we had to go check it out for ourselves. Check out this video tour of Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park:

Great Wolf Resort Waterpark

1 Great Wolf Drive
Scotrun, PA 18355
(570) 688-9899
Drive time: 2 hours

Bear Track Landing at the Great Wolf Resort is one of America’s biggest indoor water parks. With 6 pools, 14 slides, a lazy river, and a four-story tree house named Fort Mackenzie, this is one family vacation destination that would be on every kid’s wish list. The park is only open to guests at the Great Wolf Resort with stay and play packages available throughout the year. What makes this park so different? They have MagiQuest, an interactive adventure game in which players use their “magic wand” in special challenges. Sounds like a fun way to shake off the winter blues.

H20000hh! Indoor Waterpark

100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
Drive time: 1.45 hours

Another indoor waterpark in the Pocono Mountains, located at the Split Rock Resort and Gold Club in Lake Harmony, H20000hh! has Pennsylvania’s first indoor flow river, Komodo Dragon. This is a great place for younger kids, with a separate play area and ‘Jungle Falls’ made exclusively for your littlest family members. For the daredevils in your group, try the Viper, Piranha, and Amazon Blast Slides that drop four stories (Eeek!). And for those of you who don’t dare to ever to do that, you can relax in the Lava Springs hot tubs.

Lancaster’s Caribbean Indoor Waterpark

2100 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 397-7781
Drive time: 1 hour 20 minutess

This Caribbean paradise is a great spot for your younger tikes. With splashing pools, dump buckets, obstacle courses, and fun floating tubes, this is a great place to show them their first indoor water park! Access to the park is limited, with first dibs from guests staying at the Budget Host Inn & Suites Hotel in Lancaster, but access is also available those who purchase packages with the nearby Econo Lodge North, Economy Inn, or Wingate by Wyndham.

Coco Key Water Resort

915 Route 73
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
(877) 494-COCO(2626)
Drive time: 45 minutes

This large indoor water park has rides, slides, and rafts to accommodate any age. Your family will have a blast on the slides of Parrott’s Perch, a collection of three slides surrounding their interactive play area, all with different height requirements for the smaller guests to teenagers. Their water basketball court sits in three feet of water making the family sport a little more challenging, and moms and dads can relax at the Palm Grotto indoor/outdoor spa. Come rain, shine, snow, or sleet!

Congrats! 2015 Main Line Parent LOVE Award Winners

You voted, and ladies and gentleman, here they are. Congratulations to our winners — we thank you for the amazing contributions you have made and for making our community family friendly!

Want to celebrate these awesome businesses with us? Join us for the 2015 Main Line Parent LOVE Awards Winner Celebration, May 28, 2015, from 7-9:30 pm at The Radnor Hotel! Grab your ticket to the party today! (If you’re a winner and you’re just finding out about this honor, CONGRATS! Please check out this message!)

Tickets-Banner-MLPBest Travel Agent

2 Disney Chicks

Best Attorney for Wills & Trusts

Tobey Law Offices, LLC

Best Tutor

Brooke Choate

Best Language Program


Best SAT Prep

Ivy Experience

Best Services for Kids With Special Needs

In-Sync and Social

Best Childcare Center

New Gulph Children’s Center

Best Overnight Camp

URJ Camp Harlam

Best Nature Camp

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Best Day Camp

Haverford Area YMCA

Best Dance Studio

Philadelphia Studio Ballet

Best Gymnastics Classes

JK Gymnastics

Best Art Classes/Camp

Creative Clubhouse

Best Music School

Music Training Center

Best Theater School

Wolf Peforming Arts Center

Best Sports Program

Next Level Sports

Best Swim Classes

ISR Southeastern PA

Tickets-Banner-MLPBest Birthday Party Entertainer

O’Boy! Organic

Best Bakery

Twelve Baskets

Best Caterer

JPM Catering

Best Party Planner

Seal Events

Best Indoor Play Space

Lulu’s Casita

Best Outdoor Attraction

Longwood Gardens

Best Children’s Theater

Upper Darby Summer Stage

Best Mommy & Me

Stroller Sessions

Best Toy Store


Best Swim Club

Conestoga Swim Club

Best Kid-Friendly Brunch


Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Christopher’s a Neightborhood Place

Best Family-Friendly Take-Out

Home Cooked

Best Ice Cream

Village Treats

Best Spot for Date Night

Table Tours

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio

Belly Pilates

Tickets-Banner-MLPBest Pediatrician

Gordon Klinow Pediatric Associates

Best Pediatric Dentist

Rose Tree Dental Group

Best Urgent Care

ExpressMed of KOP

Best Orthodontist

Hill Orthodontics

Best Dermatologist

Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology

Best ENT

Dr. James Reilly


Dr. Scott Bailey

Best Place to Give Birth

The Birth Center

Best Doula

Delco Doula Birth Services

Best Chiropractor

Bloom at KOP Family Wellness

Best Acupuncturist

Meredith Murphy

Best Lactation Consultant

Dana L. Ehman, Mother Born

Best Parenting Consultant

Family Strength Coaching

Best Vet

Pets First Veterinary Center

Best Specialty Market

Minnie and Moon

Best Grocery Delivery


Best Housecleaner

Welcome Home Cleaning

Tickets-Banner-MLPBest Interior Designer

Kimberly Barr Interior Design

Best Landscaper

Gwendolyn Johnson Design

Best Contractors

JP Custom Home Construction

Best Plumber

McColgan Plumbing & Heating

Best Professional Organizer

Carrie’s Essential Services

Best Realtor

Real Estate by Katie Kincade

Best Hair Cut & Color


Best Hair Cut for Kids

Hairs To You Salon

Best Hair Removal

Main Line Center for Laser Surgery

Best Mani/Pedi

Blooming Nails, Wayne

Best Facial

Harmonia Healing Arts Spa

Best Women’s Boutique

Parisienne Ladies Boutique

Best Kids Boutique


Best Maternity & Newborn Photography

Chase and Ella

Best Family Photography

Bonnie Raley Photography


The Main Line Parent LOVE Awards are based on reader-generated nominations and determined by reader voting.

Pin The Ribbon on the Horse Race Day Game

In Issue 10 we showed you how to get ready for race days with a derby party right at home. That included some festive games for young and old alike, including this cute riff on Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Here’s everything you need to get the games started!


  • Print out of horse head poster (download now)
  • Paint, colored pencils, markers or crayons – however you’d like to color in your horse!
  • Construction/decorative paper
  • Cardstock or thin cardboard
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1.5-2” Circle punch (optional, but very convenient!)
  • Temporary glue dots or regular tape
  • Wax paper

How to

  1. Visit your local print shop and print the horse head image – it’s setup to be a 18×24” poster. Bring your horse to life by coloring him in. (Hint – if you choose to paint your horse, we recommend mounting the print on poster or foam board to help it stay flat.)
  2. For each ribbon, measure out and cut two strips of construction/decorative paper that are 2” wide x 6” long. Accordion-fold the strips, making even pleats as you go along. Connect the two strips on one end with double-sided tape, placing the tape on the “upward fold” of the first strip and then connecting underneath on the “downward fold” of the second strip.
  3. Fan out your accordion to create an almost-complete circle. (It easiest to do this with it flat on a hard surface.) Connect the circle together by repeating step two on the open ends. If you find the circle is a little too tight for your liking, cut and fold an extra piece of paper and add that in – you won’t be able to see it!
  4. Punch a circle (or trace something the right size and cut out) from your cardstock or thin cardboard. Decide what you want to be the front side of your ribbon and put that side face down. Hot glue the cardboard circle to the back of your ribbon. Turn it over and press gently to make sure that all the folds are well attached.
  5. Punch another circle from your construction/decorative paper and attach to the front of your ribbon with a few pieces of double-sided tape.
  6. Measure and cut another strip of construction/decorative paper measuring 2” wide x 8-10” long. Fold the strip so that it overlaps slightly and makes an upside-down ‘V’ shape – this will become the tails to your ribbon. Use a piece of double-sided tape to adhere the tail to the back of the ribbon.
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 until you have the desired number of ribbons. Shortly before you’re about to play the game, put either rolls of tape or temporary-stick glue dots on the back of the ribbons so they will stick to the horse photo. Stick the ribbons to pieces of wax paper to keep things sticky without sticking together until you’re ready to play.

Stick the horse poster on the wall, find a bandana to cover eyes, spin a few times, and stick the ribbon on the horse!

Party Time! Make Your Own Balloon Piñatas!

Piñatas are every kids idea of a good time. Parents, well, those sticks and blindfolded whacks can raise your blood pressure. Instead of battling blows and tearing a poor paper maché creature to shreds, allow all party-goers to get in on the action with personal balloon piñatas. Easy to make, easy to pop, and so much cooler than a plastic baggie.



  • Balloons
  • Markers
  • Giveaways – small toys, candies, stickers, etc.


balloon_step11. Blow up your balloon slightly. Stretch open the end of the balloon between two fingers and carefully insert the candy, toys, stickers, etc into the balloon.

balloon_step22. Once everything is inside the balloon, finish blowing it up to your desired size and tie off the balloon. Repeat until you have the desired number.

balloon_step33. Write names on the balloons or just decorate them to coordinate with your event/party.

balloon_popped4. Distribute and POP!


Balloon Pinatas


Photos by AleX Miller.