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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: April 20–21

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Looking for more? Here’s what’s going on in Philly!

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Easter Bunny Train

April 19–21
Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks

 

Take a ride through the beautiful rural countryside with the Easter Bunny as your conductor, and go on an Easter egg hunt around the station. Book your ticket online.

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.

Easter Weekend at Longwood Gardens

April 20–21
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

Easter Weekend is a perfect time to visit Longwood Gardens and celebrate spring. There will be live music in the Conservatory in the afternoons, and Easter specials at the onsite restaurant.

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.

Saturday

Tyler Arboretum Family Fun Run

April 20, 9 am—1 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Run around the Scenic Loop—even toddlers can run in the 20-yard dash to kick off the festivities! Pre-register online.

High Tech Egg Hunt at Tyler Arboretum

April 20, 9:30—11:30 am and 1—3 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Eggs are hidden all over the arboretum and you’ll need to use a GPS to find them! Crack a secret code and decipher riddles to unlock hints that will help you on your adventure. Borrow a GPS unit or bring your own. Suitable for ages 4 and up. Register online for your desired timeslot.

Bryn Mawr’s Easter Egg Hunt

April 20, 10—11:30 am

9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, and get balloon animals, too.  Don’t be late as this hunt goes fast! It is separated by age groups: ages 1-4 at 10 am, ages 5-8 at 10:45 am, and ages 9-11 at 11:15 am.

Ellis Egg Hunt

April 20, 10 am—noon

Ellis Athletic Center, 3819 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square

 

Hunt for eggs on the beautiful Ellis Preserve, plus enjoy moonbounce, crafts, food, and bunny photobooth. Hunt is at 10 am for little ones and 10:15 am for “big bunnies.” Free, but reserve your spot online.

Junior Ranger Day at Valley Forge National Historical Park

April 20, 10 am—2 pm

1400 N Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia

 

Kids and their families can participate in hands-on activities, games, and art projects to learn more about Valley Forge’s natural and historical resources. Programming will include “Join the Continental Army” sessions at noon, games and tabletop activities to learn about the park’s wildlife, 18th century medicine programs, and design your own National Park Service Arrowhead.

Earth Day at Newlin Grist Mill

April 20, 10 am—noon

Newlin Grist Mill Park, 219 South Cheyney Road, Glen Mills

 

Volunteers from the community—including individuals, families, scout troops, and youth groups—come together to work on projects that improve habitat for wildlife, protect important natural resources, and preserve the park’s plant and animal communities. Pre-registration is required to make sure there’s enough equipment for everyone. Register by emailing info@newlingristmill.org.

Gardening with Children Workshop at Linvilla Orchards

April 20, 10 am

 

“April showers bring May flowers”. This month Miss Marcia will be talking about weather and flowers. Free; call 610-876-7116 to register.

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.

Ardmore Business Association’s Egg Hunt

April 20, 11 am—12:30 pm

Meet in Schauffele Plaza, 99 Cricket Terrace, Ardmore

 

Meet at Schauffele Plaza to pick up a map, hunt for eggs in stores throughout Ardmore, ride the shuttle to Greenfield Avenue and Suburban Square. Meet at McShea’s for prizes and food at the end of the Easter Egg Hunt.

Hayrides to the Easter Bunny at Highland Orchards

April 20, 11 am–3 pm

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.

Dig Into Spring Festival

April 20, 11 am—5 pm

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Celebrate springtime with gardening workshops, live music, and activities for the little ones. Clover Market will also be there! Kids’ activities include face painting, crafts, and games.

Family Spring Craft

April 20, 11 am—noon

Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Drop into the community meeting room for a spring-themed craft and sensory activity—make clothespin butterflies and toilet paper roll bird feeders. All ages welcome.

Media Easter Egg Hunt And Lunch

April 20, 11 am — 1:30 pm
301 N. Jackson St., Media

 

The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 11 am on the grounds of the Community Center by the Tot Lot. The annual Easter Luncheon with the Easter Bunny will be held immediately following the hunt from 11:30 am–1:30 pm in the Community Center with food, fun, and games for everyone.

West Chester Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express

April 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.

Drop-In Robotics Lab at Chester Springs Library

April 20, noon—3 pm

1709 Art School Rd., Chester Springs

 

Come and drop in for some robotics action. Stay for as long as you like, investigate and interact with the library’s extensive robotics collection. Suggested ages are grades K and over with their adult.

Easter Cupcake Decorating at Sur la Table

April 20, 1 pm

690 West DeKalb Pike, Suite 2068, King of Prussia

 

Kids (ages 8 and up) and adults will practice baking and frosting a pair of Easter-inspired cupcakes. Then you’ll break out piping bags to customize your treats and make edible carrot decorations. Space is limited; pre-registration required.

Easter Bunny Skate

April 20, 1:45—3:15 pm

Haverford Skatium, 1002 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Bring your kids to skate with the Easter Bunny at Skatium’s public session. Plus, all kids skating will receive a free skating pass for another public session.

‘Sister Act’

April 20, 2 pm and 8 pm

Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore

 

This Tony-nominated feel-good musical comedy smash is based on the hit film that starred Whoopi Goldberg, and features music by Alan Menken. Tickets available online.

Sunday

Chatter Splatter Easter Party

April 21, 10 am—noon

1030 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken

 

Enjoy snacks, drinks, an egg hunt, visit with the Easter Bunny, face painter, balloon twister, candy (or non-candy) treats, and playtime! Get your tickets online.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt

April 21, 10:30 am

Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont

 

Search for 7,000 eggs at Liberti Church’s free community egg hunt! The hunt begins at 10:30 am, Easter service follows at 11 am. Collection bags and refreshments provided.

Easter Sunday Brunch at Radnor Hotel

April 21, 10 am–4 pm
Radnor Hotel, 591 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids

 

A bountiful buffet and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself will create a memorable holiday for the whole family. Make reservations in advance, because this fills up quickly!

Easter Kids’ Crafts at Terrain

April 21, 11 am—1 pm

914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Hop in with the little ones to make a sweet Easter craft. Reservations are required. $10 per child; no cost for accompanying adult. Cost includes instruction and all materials.

Party Unicorn Painting Workshop

April 21, 3—5 pm

Painting with a Twist, 401 West Chester Pike, Havertown

 

Kids ages 7 and up can paint a fun unicorn canvas at this all-ages Painting with a Twist workshop. Pre-register online.

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

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

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