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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: August 24–25

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

Willy Wonka Jr.

August 24, 7 pm; August 25, 1 pm

Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

 

Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film in addition to a host of fun new songs just for the stage, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is fun for all ages! Tickets available online.

Robotstock

August 24—25, 9 am—5 pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

This free event will feature robotics and STEM demos, plus hands-on activities for all ages including LEGO builds, Star Wars characters, and more! Reserve your free tickets online.

Greenberg Train and Toy Show

August 24—25, 10 am—4 pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

The largest traveling model train and toy show in the region comes to Oaks this weekend, and is a must for any little (or big) train enthusiast, with huge operating train layouts on display. Kids get in free!

Hellerick’s Family Farm Sunflower Festival

August 21—September 2

5500 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown

 

Walk or take a hayride to a picturesque two-acre sunflower field, then head to Adventure Farm for 45 different family-friendly activities!

Cirque Du Soleil presents Amaluna

July 25—August 25

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ Amaluna is a spectacle of aerial and acrobatic arts. Tickets available online.

LEGO Ninjago Days

July 20—September 2

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

 

Do you accept Master Wu’s mission? Try NINJAGO training camp, catch costumed characters, check out the new LEGO NINJAGO Master of the 4th Dimension 4D movie, and more. To combat bullying and prepare students for a new school year, nonprofit KidPower will be holding an onsite workshop Saturday to provide safety tips, coping skills end encourage peaceful play.

Saturday

Breakfast with the Dinosaurs

August 24, 9—10 am

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Meet the zoo’s new velociraptor and 35-foot tall brachiosaurus, and enjoy a delicious buffet. Then, follow up breakfast with a keeper talk all about dinosaurs. Reserve your spot online.

Free Donuts and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

August 24, 10 am—noon

Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F130, Wayne

 

Kids can enjoy playing at Kids’ Clubhouse while you enjoy a cup of coffee and learn about their drop-in childcare services.

Butterfly Festival

August 24, 10 am—3:30 pm

Colonial Gardens, 745 Schuylkill Rd., Phoenixville

 

Enjoy local vendors, food, and hayrides, plus the release of over 250 monarch butterflies at 11:30 am and 2 pm.

Princess Meet and Greet at Sweet and Sassy

August 24, 10:30 am

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Share a magical party with princesses, including spa services, treats, photos, and of course a princess coronation!

Summer Fun Jam

August 24, 11 am—9 pm

Merwood Park, Havertown

 

This free sensory friendly day of inclusion for people of all abilities has games, pony rides, therapy goats, inflatables food, live music, and more fun.

Sand Play on the Patio

August 24, 11 am—1 pm

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

 

Bring a beach towel and hang out on the library’s new patio with dishpans full of sand and sand toys. Geared towards toddlers but all are welcome.

Phoenixville VegFest

August 24, noon—5 pm

Reeves Park, 401 Main St., Phoenixville

 

Phoenixville hosts its fourth annual vegan food and street festival with live music and vendors.

Unity in Our Community Block Party

August 24, noon—4 pm

Highland Ave., Wayne

 

Celebrate the end of summer with food and drinks, music, bounce houses, and Reading with the Radnor Police.

Family Day at Muse Paintbar

August 24, noon—2:15 pm

255 Main Street, #150, King of Prussia

 

Bring the family for a paint day! Make a Finding Dory piece for your walls, and come early to get lunch at the on-site restaurant. Reserve online.

Food Truck and Music Festival

August 24, 4—8 pm

East Goshen Township Park, 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester

 

A free evening of food trucks, and music by The Swing Time Dolls, Red Rooster Band, and Not Quitting Our Day Jobs.

Magical Unicorn Event at Sweet and Sassy

August 24, 3 pm

250 Plaza Drive, Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Get a unicorn makeover, eat snacks, and end with a Unicoronation! Book online.

JoJo Siwa Girls’ Day

August 24, 5 pm

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

 

Kids will get a JoJo makeover, and sing and dance to her songs. Online reservations required.

Sunday

Chatter Foundation Open Play

August 25, 9:30—11:30 am

1030 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken

 

Two hours of open play, snacks, drinks, and tickets to purchase to win raffle prizes to benefit local charities. Tickets available at the door.

Summer Sundays: Bugs and Butterflies

August 25, 10 am—2 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Tyler hosts its annual celebration of butterflies and bugs. Learn about monarchs and their migration with tagging demonstrations, see live invertebrates from the Academy of Natural Sciences, and get up close and personal with a real beehive. Free with regular admission.

Moana Luau at Sweet and Sassy

August 25, 11 am

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Get an island themed makeover with a flower hair accessory, sing and dance with Moana, do a craft, eat snacks, and more! Book online.

Little Sprouts Summer Gardening Series: Charcoal Leaf Prints

August 25, 11 am—noon

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Drop in to create one of a kind charcoal leaf prints. $5 per child; no cost for accompanying adults. Cost includes instruction and materials to make two prints.

Summer-Send Off at La Cabra Brewing

August 25, 1—6 pm

642 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn

 

Say goodbye to summer with a day of fun and entertainment in the parking lot of La Cabra Brewing. There will be food, beer, and Handel’s ice cream. Members of School of Rock Main Line and Main Line School of Rock Delta Squad will be playing live music. Plus, the Upper Main Line YMCA is hosting a goat petting zoo, and Village Play Space will be hosting kids’ activities!

Members-Only Concert at Longwood Gardens: Mister G

August 25, 7:30 pm

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

Dubbed “Mister G” by his fourth grade students, Ben Gundersheimer brings a lively bilingual performance that children and their parents will enjoy. Members (and guests of members) only.

 

 

Photograph by Markus Moellenberg.

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

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