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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: April 27–28

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!

All Weekend

Brick Fest Live

April 27—28

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

The Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain builders of all ages. There’s a Glow Gallery, a video game arena with all your favorite LEGO games, a speedway where you can build and race your custom built LEGO derby car, and much more! Tickets available online.

‘Sister Act’

April 25–28

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.

Broomall Fire Company Spring Carnival

April 26—28 and May 3—5

Across the street from the Broomall Fire Company, 10 N. Malin Rd., Broomall

 

Rides, games, and more support the 100% volunteer fire organization. Runs through the weekend.

Final Weekend: ‘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

Haverford Earth Day Celebration

April 27, 9 am — noon
Haverford CREC, 9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford

 

Come for a full morning of fun eco activities for all ages. There will also be live music, free trees, and many community organizations on site to lead activities and help you learn ways to be more environmentally friendly.

Elmwood Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet

April 27, 10 am — 3 pm
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Elmwood Park Zoo’s annual eco-celebration features live entertainment, hands-on activities, an Earth Expo with participating vendors showcasing their eco-friendly products and services, and raffles.

Touch a Truck

April 27, 10 am—3 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Rd., Upper Providence

 

Many trucks will be on display for kids to explore, plus food for sale and more kids’ activities. $10 per kid benefits the Media Elementary playground renovation.

Once Upon a Garden

April 27, 10:30—11:30 am

Chanticleer, 786 Church Rd., Wayne

 

Nature storytime and craft for ages 2-5. $5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass, kids 12 and under are free.

Pennsylvania Ballet II presents ‘Fairy Rhymes’

April 27, 11 am

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill

 

PA Ballet II presents a kid-friendly fairy tale performance. Tickets available online.

Children’s Day Fiesta

April 27, 11 am—1 pm

West Chester Public Library, 415 N. Church St., West Chester

 

Enjoy crafts, games, food, a piñata, face painting, and more in celebration of Mexico’s Children’s Day (El Día Del Niño).

The Spotted Lanternfly Concert

April 27, 11 am and noon

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

The Relâche Ensemble and Almanac Dance Circus Theatre present a multimedia program of music and dance celebrating our natural world. Free with admission.

Pennsylvania Girl Up Regional Leadership Summit

April 27, 11:30 am

Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova

 

This free event focuses on empowering middle and high school girls and educating them about women’s issues as they hear from influential speakers in all disciplines including government, technology, and business. Space is limited, so please be sure to register in advance.

Pop-Up Naturalist: Frogs and Toads

April 27, 1—5 pm

Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills

 

Look for the pop-up naturalist tent in different parts of the park and discover the plants and animals that call Newlin home; plus, enjoy interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games, and crafts.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Screening at Colonial Theatre

April 27, 1:30 pm

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

 

Come see this classic on the big screen. Tickets available online.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

April 27, 2—4 pm

Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford

 

These classes are geared for children (ages 3-10) to attend alongside their guardian. Each class will begin with a tour of Main Line Art Center’s facilities, followed by a story that will relate to a craft. Media will vary weekly, ranging from painting, to mixed media, to printmaking. Register online.

Teen Craft: Painted Succulent Planter

April 27, 2—3 pm

Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Teens (ages 13-18) can celebrate spring by painting their own mini planters (Plants not included). Registration required online.

Adulting 101 for Teens

April 27, 3—4 pm

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

 

Teens will learn the importance of saving now for later, how to write a check, and other financial literacy essentials. Online registration encouraged.

Kid’s Night Out at Color Me Mine

April 27, 6—8:30 pm

Color Me Mine Wayne, 109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Drop the kids (age 6 and up) off for a fun night of painting, pizza, and fun while you enjoy an adult night out. This month, the theme is the new movie Missing Link. Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Sunday

LEGO Movie Days Character Breakfast

April 28, 9—10 am

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Come to LEGOLAND before opening for food, fun, and photo ops! Register online to reserve your spot.

Clover Market

April 28, 10 am—4 pm

7 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Enjoy unique craft and antique vendors, food, live music, and kids’ crafting in downtown Bryn Mawr.

Sesame Place Member Preview Day

April 28, 10 am—6 pm

100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

Be among the first to welcome Sesame Place’s newest (and biggest) neighbor, Mr. Snuffleupagus! Plus, enjoy the park before it officially opens for the season! Season Pass holders only.

Plein Air 2019 Event: Teen Paint Out

April 28, 10 am—3 pm

The Willows, 490 Darby Paoli Rd., Villanova

 

Under the guidance of a Wayne Art Center instructor, teens will explore the elements that make up a landscape painting, including color, depth, light, and shape. An easel, acrylics and a 12” x 9” canvas will be provided for each participant. Instructors will collect all completed plein air paintings from teen participants at the end of the session, and all works will be displayed at Wayne Art Center’s 2019 Plein Air Exhibition from May 20-June 29, 2019. Pre-register online.

Funky Brunch: Grateful Dead Edition

April 28, 10:30 am—3 pm

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

 

Browse local craft vendors and enjoy live music, beer, brunch, and face painting by the Mudroom Studio. Admission for the event is free, and all ages are welcome.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Media Theatre

April 28, 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.

Elsa and Anna’s Girls Day Out

April 28, 12:30 pm

Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Enjoy a Frozen girls’ day out with Anna and Elsa! Sing and dance with the princesses, get a Frozen makeover, enjoy snacks, and more. Pre-register online because this always sells out.

Penn Wynne’s Earth Day Celebration

April 28, 1–4 pm

Wynnewood Valley Park, 1505 Remington Rd., Penn Wynne

 

Bring your bike for the bike rodeo, plus free inspection and safety tips. Plus kids’ crafts, live music, and more!

Magic in the Spring Garden: Nature Exploration for Kids

April 28, 2 pm

Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon

 

Nature exploration for children ages 4-8 accompanied by an adult. Pre-register online.

Magical Unicorn Event

April 28, 3 pm

Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Kids will get a unicorn makeover, do crafts, enjoy snacks, and finish the event with a Unicoronation! Pre-register online.

 

 

Photograph by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia. 

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

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