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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: April 6–7

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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Opening Weekend at Treehouse World

April 6—7, 10 am–4 pm

1442 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester

 

Celebrate the return of spring with lots of outdoor fun and adventure. Plus, get special savings this weekend: 19% off Adventure Activity Passes (Explorer, Adventure, and Super Adventure).

Disney’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ at Wolf Performing Arts Center

April 6—7

1240 Montrose Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Journey through the Hundred Acre Wood with Pooh and friends. Tickets available online.

Hayrides to Bunnyland

April 6, 7, 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.

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

GPCC Brunch with the Bunny

April 6, 9—10 am

2910 Jolly Rd., Plymouth Meeting

 

Meet the Easter Bunny, take a picture, enjoy breakfast, and participate in the “egg scramble” at 10 am—bring your own baskets! Kids 2 and under are free with a paying adult. Pre-register to reserve your spot.

Family Fun Day at Lancaster County Farmer’s Market

April 6, 9 am—2 pm

389 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

The market will host an Easter Egg Hunt with prizes for all ages, special offers from market vendors. and more.

Sensory-Friendly Early Access Morning at Elmwood Park Zoo

April 6, 9—10 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

On the first Saturday of every month from April to September, Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for guests with special needs and their families to enjoy early entry to the zoo. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the zoo in a relaxing setting before it opens to the general public. There will be some friendly animals to meet and staff will be available for questions and assistance. Pre-registration is required for this special event.

Family Fishing Derby at Linvilla Orchards

April 6, 9 am—3 pm

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Orchard Lake will be stocked with over 1,000 trout, which means that all participants will have a chance to catch a fish. The lucky anglers who catch the first trout in their age groups will receive a special trophy. Plus, there are tagged fish which can be caught to win additional trophies and other great prizes. No fishing experience or fishing license is required. Fishing rods and bait will be available. Fishermen can take home their first fish, which is included in the price of admission (or you can catch and release).

Birding and Bagels at Riverbend

April 6, 9—10:30 am

1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne

 

Join Riverbend for this birding 101 class for all ages and levels of experience. They’ll teach you how to use binoculars, what field guide to choose, what clothing to wear, and share some tips and tricks for identifying our local birds. Register your party at info@riverbendeec.org.

Join the Continental Army

April 6, registration starts at 10 am

Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia

 

Children are invited to Join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered, or registered, by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will then be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington’s soldiers would have done. Park rangers dressed in continental uniform will train the recruits in a full musket drill. This event is weather dependent, so call the Visitor Center at 610-783-1099 to confirm the status of the program.

Lab Orchestra Presents Peter and the Wolf

April 6, 10–11 am

Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore

 

The Swarthmore College Lab Orchestra will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.”  Delight in Peter, the Wolf, the Bird, the Duck, the Cat, the Grandfather, and the Hunters: all performed and narrated by Swarthmore College students. Performance will be followed by an opportunity for children to see the instruments used in the concert: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. This event is free and open to the public with no reservations. Families are welcome!

Clay with Us at Highland Orchards

April 6, 10 am

1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Rd., West Chester

 

Kids will create and underglaze a pinch pot Easter Basket. Baskets will be fired and ready for pick up at Highland Orchards on April 14. Pre-register online.

Drag Queen Story Time with Balena Canto

April 6, 11 am—noon

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

 

Baleno Canto will sing songs, read stories about diversity and self-acceptance, and lead a springtime craft. All ages welcome. Online registration is required, as this will fill up fast!

Summer Art Camp Open House at Wayne Art Center

April 6, 11 am–1 pm

413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Join Wayne Art Center for their Summer Art Camp Open House and learn about all the unique classes available during their 12-week summer camp program. No registration is necessary for Open House. Wayne Art Center’s Summer Art Camp is for children ages 3-16.

Spring Festival at Maido

April 6, 11 am—4 pm

5 E. Lancaster Ave.

 

Come have a taste of Japan—for free at Maido! Sample Japanese food and drinks from the market.

Dance Party with DJs Amira and Kayla

April 6; noon, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm

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

 

Celebrate The LEGO MOVIE Days with tunes by DJs Amira and Kayla – 13-year-old twin sisters turned table masters! In between sets, hang out with Amira and Kayla at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. There are four shows scheduled; purchase your tickets in advance to secure your spot.

Drop-In Robotics Lab at Chester Springs Library

April 6, 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.

Everybody Sing: Oklahoma!

April 6, 1 pm

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

 

Singing is encouraged at this special interactive screening of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical Oklahoma, hosted by Kathy O’Connell of WXPN’s Kids Corner. All patrons in costume will receive a free small popcorn! Tickets available online.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

April 6, 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.

JoJo Siwa Girls’ Day

April 6, 4:30—6 pm

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

 

Kids will get a JoJo makeover, sing and dance to her songs, and decorate their own bows to keep. Online reservations required.

Sunday

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Radnor Fire Company

April 7, 9 am—noon

121 S. Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

Hop on in for breakfast with the Easter Bunny and support your local volunteer firefighters and EMS at Radnor Fire Company. All proceeds benefit Radnor Fire and EMS.

Family Fun: Pizza from Scratch

April 7, 10 am

Sur la Table, 690 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia

 

Kids 8 and up with a caregiver will practice mixing dough, layer on homemade sauce and toppings, and bake pies to bubbly, cheesy perfection. Plus, make mint chocolate chip gelato for dessert.Pre-registration is required.

First Sunday for Families at Brandywine River Museum

April 7, 11 am—2 pm

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

 

This month, enjoy a day of creative photobooth fun, art-making activities and new ways to experience works of art through seek and find challenges. There will also be storytelling at 11:15 am and 12”15 pm by TAHIRA.

Be Our Guest Tea Party with Belle

April 7, 11 am—12:30 pm

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

 

Sing and dance with Princess Belle, get a rose updo, enjoy a tea party, and end with the “Royal Rose Princess Coronation.” Online reservations required.

‘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.

Spring Eggstravaganza (Radnor Township Residents Only)

April 7, noon–2 pm
Villanova Stadium, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova

 

If you live in Radnor Township,  this is the event for you. There will be face painting, bounce houses, crafts, entertainment, and of course the Easter Bunny and egg hunts with prizes.

National Unicorn Day

April 7, noon—2 pm

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

 

Free photo ops with a real unicorn (their words, not mine); plus face painting, cotton candy, and a craft.

Princess Tea Party at Media Toddler Town

April 7, 1—4 pm

300 W. Baltimore Avenue, Media

 

This party includes a princess updo, glitter, tiara, princess crafts, and more. Hair and makeup will be done by Amanda and Michelle from “Princess Birthday Parties.” Pre-registration required; tickets available online.

Storytime with the Berenstain Bears

April 7, 1:30—2 pm

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media

 

Listen to a story and meet Sister and Brother Bear!

Eco-Egg Hunt

April 7, 2 pm (ages 3-5), 2:15 (ages 6-8)
Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd, Norristown

 

While the youngest group will have a traditional egg hunt, the older group (ages 6-8) will be challenged to find eggs by following a series of ecological clues hidden in eggs that are in the woods and field, so you can add a little learning to your Easter celebration. Pre-registration by April 4 is required.

Spring Ding-a-Ling

April 7, 3–5 pm

pucciManuli, 2 Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

 

Celebrate spring with baby goats, chicks, ice cream from Franklin Fountain, and much more.

A Chamber Ballet featuring ‘Carnival of The Animals’

April 7, 3—4:30 pm

Neumann University, 1 Neumann Drive, Aston

 

The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) presents a special Chamber Ballet concert featuring Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. This fun ballet was composed for audiences of all ages, and it offers an exciting and entertaining pathway for children to experience ballet for the first time.  Tickets available online.

Magical Unicorn Event at Sweet and Sassy

April 7, 4—5:30 pm

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

 

Get a unicorn makeover, enjoy treats, and end the evening with a Unicoronation! Reserve your spot online.

Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance

April 7, 7:30 pm

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall at West Chester University, 700 S. High St., West Chester

 

In celebration of Philadelphia’s Cherry Blossom Festival, nearly 30 drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University, Japan, bring an athletic and graceful performance that includes thundering Taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance. Tickets available online.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Brandywine River Museum.

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

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