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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: April 13–14

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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Hayrides to Bunnyland

April 13–20, 11 am — 4 pm
Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media

 

Hop aboard a hayride as it carries you through the woods to visit the Easter Bunny’s house where you’ll have the chance to meet Linvilla’s Easter Bunny for photos and treats.

Elmo’s Eggstravaganza

April 6—21

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

Sesame Place is debuting an all new Easter celebration! Take a photo with the Easter Bunny, find your way through an “egg-venturous” maze, go on an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, and join Abby Cadabby for an Easter themed storytime. The characters will be in their Easter best throughout the park, and you can also reserve a meal with the Easter Bunny for even more fun.

West Chester Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express

April 13, 14, and 20; noon and 2 pm

230 E. Market St., West Chester

 

Hop on board the West Chester Railroad and take a 90 minute round trip along the beautiful Chester Creek from West Chester to the historic Glen Mills village. The Easter Bunny will be on board the decorated train handing out treats to all passengers, and there will be live music as well. Tickets available online.

Shady Brook Farm’s Easter Eggstravaganza

April 13, 14, 18–20; 11 am–4 pm
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley

 

Take a wagon ride to the “Hunting Grounds” where kids will find 6 candy-filled eggs, get a prize and meet the Easter Bunny. There will also be go-karts, obstacle course, inflatables, a sports challenge, and more!

Hayrides to the Easter Bunny at Highland Orchards

April 13, 14, and 18—20

1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester

 

Hop aboard a tractor-pulled haywagon to see the Easter Bunny in his burrow, enjoy an Easter storytime, and get a gift from the bunny himself.

Easter Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt

April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21; 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Choose from three weekends, including Easter Sunday. Each brunch will feature an appearance by the Easter Bunny for a photo op, as well as crafts, admission to the zoo, and a brunch buffet. Guests can also enjoy an Easter egg hunt and animal meet-and-greets. Tickets available online.

‘The LEGO Movie’ Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

February 15—April 28

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Celebrate the new LEGO Movie 2! Join Emmet and the gang during event weekends with exclusive building activities, character experiences, interactive photo opportunities, and more.

‘Godspell’ at SALT Performing Arts

April 11—14

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

This classic musical by Stephen Schwartz tells the story of a small group of people who help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, songs, storytelling techniques, and hefty doses of comic timing. Tickets available online.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

April 11—14

Cardinal O’Hara High School, 1701 S. Sproul Road, Springfield

 

Catholic Community Choir will perform the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Tickets available online.

Great Philadelphia Comic Con

April 12—14

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks

 

This weekend-long event celebrates comics and pop culture by providing unique access to talented artists, celebrities, and a family-friendly experience for fans of all ages. Includes a special kids’ zone by Incredikids, an organization that teaches kids literacy through comics and the arts. Tickets available online.

Saturday

April 13, 10 am (rain date: April 20)
The Conservatory at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd

 

West Laurel Hill and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation have again partnered for a fun-filled morning with all proceeds going towards childhood cancer research. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be there for pictures, and there will be a massive egg hunt (split up by age so everyone gets plenty of treats) at 11 am. The event will also have crafts, raffles, balloon twisters, caricatures, face painting, and music. $10 per family (for children 10 and under). Online ticket sales end at 3 pm on April 12; walk-ins are welcome. All proceeds go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Easter Egg Hunt at Villa Maria Academy Lower School

April 13, 10 am

Villa Maria Academy Lower School Playground, 280 IHM Drive, Malvern

 

Free community Easter egg hunt for children ages 0-6. Pre-register online.

Easter Party at Media’s Toddler Town

April 13, 9 am—noon

300 W. Baltimore Avenue, Media

 

Take a picture with the Easter Bunny and have some treats! Tickets available online.

Easter Egg Hunt in Everhart Park

April 13, 10—11 am

401 E. Gay St., West Chester

 

The hunt will begin at 10 am sharp! Get there early to get a photo with the Easter Bunny and enjoy other themed activities. The hunt is for kids ages 2-9.

West Pikeland Township Community Egg Hunt

April 13, 10 am—noon

1645 Art School Rd., Chester Springs

 

Come for an Easter egg hunt for kids ages 10 and under, followed by a magic show. Plus, plant a sunflower seed at the Chester Springs Library’s table, pet bunnies at the Pickering Valley Feed and Farm table, have your face painted at the SALT performing arts table, and visit the Easter Bunny!

Eggs-plorers Adventure Egg Hunt

April 13, 10 am—noon

Harriet Wetherill Park, 2642 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Kids age 10 and under can hunt for eggs around the park (limit 8 eggs per child), then redeem eggs for candy and enjoy some crafts and activities. Kids age 2 and under are free.

Great Media Easter Egg Hunt

April 13, 11 am—noon

Glen Providence Park, 550 W. State Street, Media

 

Bring your basket to Glen Providence Park for a free community Easter egg hunt!

The Great Egg Hunt at Eagleview Town Center

April 13, 11 am—1 pm

565 Wellington Square, Exton

 

Come for egg hunts split up by age, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, crafts, and more.

Easter Egg Hunt in Normandy Park

April 13, 11 am

Normandy Rd., Ardmore

 

South Ardmore Betterment Alliance hosts their annual egg hunt for ages 9 and under. After the hunt, stick around and help volunteers with spring planting!

Chick and Bunny Day with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny

April 13, 11 am—1 pm

Brandywine Ace Pet and Farm, 1150 Pocopson Rd., West Chester

 

Come for free photo ops with the Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny! Children can also have the opportunity to hold a real chick or bunny.

Holi – Festival of Colors

April 13, 11:30 am—3:30 pm

East Goshen Township Park, 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester

 

Wear white and enjoy the traditional throwing of colors that’s fun and joyous for all ages. Plus Bollywood music and dance, food trucks, and more.

Easter Party at Charming Star Playroom

April 13, 12:30—2:30 pm

4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square

 

Come for an egg hunt, special time and photo opportunity with the Big Bun, music, dancing, and open play. Each child leaves with a basket filled with candy or non-candy favors. Email info@charmingstarplayroom.com to buy tickets in advance.

Narberth Easter Egg Hunt

April 13, 1 pm

Narberth Park, 80 Windsor Ave., Narberth

 

The Easter Bunny always makes an appearance at this annual classic, where children are divided into age categories to search for candy-filled eggs in the park. Come early, because the hunt starts at 1 pm sharp, and happens quickly!

Easter Egg Hunt in Reeves Park

April 13, 1—2 pm

Second Ave., Phoenixville

 

Stop by for a free Easter egg hunt in the park.

Science on Screen: ‘Jurassic Park’

April 13, 1 pm

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

See the original classic that started it all on the big screen! After the screening, science writer and exhibit developer “Dino” Don Lessem (who served as Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur advisor during the film’s production) will help separate dino-fact from fiction. Tickets available online. Note that the movie is rated PG-13, so plan accordingly.

Cartooning: Manga the Day Away

April 13, 1—3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne

 

If your child is interested in learning more about manga or taking existing cartooning skills in a new direction, Wayne Art Center’s manga workshop provides a perfect opportunity to sample this increasingly popular form of art. Each student will receive step-by-step guidance in drawing in layers, correcting proportions, foreshortening, and camera angles. For ages 7 and up. Pre-register online.

Family Day of Clay: Fish Wind Chime

April 13, 1—2:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne

 

Using kiln fired clay, kids and their adult guest will work collaboratively to create a unique wind chime. Students will create each piece of the fish and then texture the clay and finally paint and decorate it. Works will be fired by the ceramic department, and completed chimes (with finishing kit) will be ready for pick up and at home assembly approximately two weeks after the workshop. Pre-registration required online.

Peter Rabbit Painting Project at Radnor Memorial Library

April 13, noon—3 pm

114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

Calling the whole community to participate in a group art project to help paint a giant Peter Rabbit canvas that will be displayed in the library’s Peter Rabbit Storytime Room! Led by fine artist Erica DeHart of Murals from DeHart who is also the artist behind the beautiful new Beatrix Potter mural in the children’s room. No registration required. See online schedule for age groups.

Seussical

April 13, 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm

Tredyffrin Easttown Middle School, 801 Conestoga Road, Berwyn

 

The Upper Main Line Community Theater will perform this fast-paced musical based on the stories and characters of Dr. Seuss with a cast of over 100 children and adults! Tickets available online.

Summer Camp Family Workshop at Main Line Art Center

April 13, 2—4 pm

Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford

 

Preview MLAC’s summer camp theme “Beyond The Page: The Art of Books” and create your own mythical monster legend. Tour the studios to see where the creative magic happens each summer and get inspired in the galleries. Sign up for one week of camp during the workshop and receive a 10% discount. Register online.

Safari Parties’ Exotic Animal Show

April 13, 3—4 pm

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville

 

In early celebration of Earth Day, Safari Parties presents as many as 12 live, unique, and exotic animals to entertain and educate children and families on how to give nature the respect it deserves by seeing the beauty and wonder in all of our planet’s inhabitants. Registration required online.

Sunday

Spring Super Sunday

April 14, 9 am—4 pm

State Street, Media

 

Spring Super Sunday event promises family-friendly fun. State Street will be filled with vendors, arts and crafts, food, and much more throughout the day.

Easter Bunny Breakfast at Lulu’s Casita West Chester

April 14, 9:30 am—noon

109 N. High St., West Chester

 

Mimosas for parents, cereal stations, pictures and playtime with the bunny, and a fun bunny ear craft. RSVP to luluscasitawestchester@gmail.com to claim your spot.

Tyler Arboretum Eggstravaganza

April 14, 9:30 – 11 am and 11 am – 12:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Learn why birds sit on their eggs, how toad and frog eggs float in water and where insect eggs hide in our meadows. Come dressed in your favorite bunny ears or Easter hat and take part in some “egg-scellent” crafts and an Easter egg hunt. Each child will receive a wooden egg to decorate and take home. Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Free Kids Concert with Lolly and Yoyo

April 14, 11 am—12:30 pm

The Lawn at Suburban Square, Ardmore

 

Lolly and Yoyo bring their family-friendly show to the Square. Their performances are interactive, high energy, imaginative, and-best of all-fun for all ages! This event is rain or shine and will be under a tent on the lawn at Suburban Square.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents Bruce Springsteen for Kids!

April 14, 11:45 am (doors at 11 am)

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

 

Using the songs from the most iconic musicians in rock history, the Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience (typically kids ages 3-8 years old) games, movement, stories, and of course an opportunity to rock! This week, it’s the music of Bruce Springsteen performed by Mike Greenfield from Philly Family favorite Mister John’s Music!

‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Media Theatre

April 7, noon

104 E. State St., Media

 

Perfect for ages 4 and up, this rollicking, humorous, and musical adventure based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, includes audience participation, and was written specifically for the Media Theatre stage. Tickets available online.

Innovation Day at Westtown School

April 14, 1—2:30 pm

975 Westtown Road, West Chester

 

Students ages 8-12 are invited for an afternoon to design, collaborate, make, build, invent, and have fun! Pre-register online.

Kids Yoga Workshop with Bunnies

April 14, 1—2:30 pm

Purenergy Studio, 21 Plank Ave., Paoli

 

Purenergy is partnering with Luv N Bunns to host a kid-friendly yoga workshop for ages 10 and up. Register online.

Easter Pug Parade

April 14, 1:30—3:30 pm

The Landing of Collegeville, 1421 S. Collegeville Rd., Collegeville

 

Enjoy raffles, prizes, treats, a photobooth, pug race, Easter costume contest, and of course an Easter Egg hunt (at 2:30 pm). A $5 donation is requested per dog, plus $3 for the egg hunt. All proceeds benefit the Delaware Valley Pug Rescue.

Malvern Borough’s Easter Egg Hunt

April 14, 2—2:30 pm

Paoli Battlefield Historical Park, First and Wayne avenues, Malvern

 

Malvern Parks and Rec hosts their ninth annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your own baskets!

Moana Princess Party

April 14, 3—4:30 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Kids ages 2-6 are invited to dress up and spend a magical afternoon with Moana, including sing-alongs, princess stories, games, lei crafts, and snacks. Spots are limited; pre-registration required.

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

Philadelphia Assistant Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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