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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: February 1–2

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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Elmo’s Rockin’ Birthday Bash

February 1—2; seatings at 11:30 am and 2 pm

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Celebrate Elmo’s Birthday with a Rockin’ Birthday Bash at Sesame Place! Bring your monster appetite and get ready to rock out and dance with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends. Enjoy a delicious buffet and special birthday desserts. Reservations are required, but paid park admission is not required for Elmo’s Rockin’ Birthday Bash.

Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

January 18—March 22

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids from around the world.

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

January 11–March 29

137 West Knowlton Rd., Media

 

‘Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences with 18 holes of golf that each explores a different topic of our natural world.

Saturday

East Coast Super Reptile Expo

February 1, 9 am—4:30 pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Rd., Oaks

 

Vendors from across the country come to display and sell quality live reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, food items, supplies, books, cages, and related accessories.

Join the Continental Army

February 1, registration starts at 10 am, program at 11 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.

Personalized Valentine Cookies Workshop

February 1, 10—11:30 am

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Bring your little one and create delicious heart-shaped cookies and then personalize them with little words and sayings to celebrate the holiday of love. Pack them up and give them out as gifts for your own loved ones! Pre-registration required online.

Family Stay and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

February 1, 10 am—noon

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

 

Bring the whole family and enjoy a morning of playtime at Kid’s Clubhouse of the Main Line. Donuts and coffee will be provided. Remember to wear socks!

Meet Everest at Learning Express Toys

February 1, 10:30—11 am

160 Market St., Collegeville

 

Drop in and meet Everest from PAW Patrol!

Descendants Events at Sweet and Sassy

February 1, 10:30 am

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Get ‘Descendants’ makeovers, sing and dance, and more. You’ll be chillin’ like a villain! Book online.

Groundhog Day Craft

February 1, 11 am

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

 

Stop by the library for a fun, all-ages Groundhog Day craft.

Cabin Fever Saturday at Historic Sugartown

February 1, 11 am—2 pm

690 Sugartown Rd., Malvern

 

Make historic crafts and do activities with local partners. Create Victorian-style Valentines and other paper crafts. Try your hand at old-fashioned toys and games. Check out sleighs, carts, carriages, and wagons in Historic Sugartown’s Carriage Museum.

‘Rudy’ at BMFI

February 1, 11 am

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

 

Get excited for Super Bowl Sunday with this true underdog classic on the big screen! Recommended for ages 11 and up. Tickets available online.

Family Day of Clay: Valentine Heart Box

February 1, 1—2:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating a heart-shaped box for yourself or a loved one. You will be guided through the box making process using textures and using a template, and then add colored glaze and decoration. Pre-register online.

Valentines for the Community

February 1, 3—4:45 pm

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford

 

Kids ages 5-12 can help brighten Valentine’s Day for a young patient at a hospital in Philadelphia by making them a Valentine. Feel free to drop off more cards at the library as well!

Frozen Fun at Delaware Museum of Natural History

February 1, 6–8 pm

4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE

 

Dress in royal attire for a celebration of winter. Learn how to freeze water, join the snowman-making contest, and meet your favorite Frozen princesses!

Family Program: Night Hike and Campfire

February 1, 6:30—8 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Explore your senses and the Arboretum by the light of the moon during this nighttime sensory hike. End the night warming up around a campfire with a delicious treat! Suitable for ages 5 and up. Pre-register online.

Parents’ Survival Night at The Little Gym

February 1, 6:30—9:30 pm

36 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth

 

Enjoy an adult night out while your children (ages 3-12) get some quality “kid time” in a safe, fun, familiar place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games, and fun LEGO building activities. Register online.

Sunday

National Hedgehog Day at Elmwood Park Zoo

February 2, 10 am—2 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Stop by the Trail of the Jaguar exhibit for hedgehog meet-and-greets at 10 am and 1 pm! Hedgehogs are the zoo’s animal ambassadors—they are usually only seen in educational programs—so this is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal. Free with zoo admission.

Why Won’t My Child Sleep?!

February 2, 10—11:30 am

Center City Pediatrics, 33 Rock Hill Rd., Suite 170, Bala Cynwyd

 

This 90-minute interactive workshop is facilitated by Erica Desper, a Certified Baby and Child Sleep Coach, and will cover the most common causes of pediatric sleep issues, the typical pitfalls that lead to sleepless nights and the different methods to overcome them. This workshop is tailored for parents and caregivers of babies 4 months or older. Pre-registration required online.

 First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum

February 2, 11 am—2 pm

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

 

Discover Brandywine’s new exhibits, “Votes for Women” and “Witness to History.” Make colorful cards and share the names of women who have made a difference. At 11 am, explore the use of creative movement as a tool to encourage cultural understanding through an interactive performance by Three Aksha, who seeks to preserve and promote Indian culture and heritage through classical Indian Bharatanatyam dance choreography. Free admission.

Parent and Child Pottery Workshop

February 2, 11:30 am—1 pm

Center on Central, 24 W. Central Avenue, Paoli

 

Work together to create a Valentine heart bowl with a lid. After the workshop, the staff will fire your creations for you. Register online in advance.

The Princess and the Pea

February 2, noon

Media Theatre, 104 E. State Street, Media

 

The classic tale of the princess who must prove herself with several tests gets a contemporary update in this new hour-long musical for children. Tickets available online.

Meet and Greet the Princesses at Sweet and Sassy

February 2, 3:30 pm

250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville

 

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

 

 

Photograph by Lori Robbins

Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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