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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: February 16–17

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

Les Misérables (School Edition)

Select dates from February 14—24

SALT Performing Arts at the Theatre at Yellow Springs, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

SALT presents a true Broadway classic. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece. Tickets available online. Note: this play contains mature content, so the theater rates it at a PG-13.

Philly Home and Garden Show

February 15—17

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks

 

Get inspiration for home improvement, design, gardening, and much more. Plus “Make It Take It” workshops, a marketplace, and celebrity speakers like Ty Pennington on stage. Tickets available online.

‘The LEGO Movie’ Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Select weekends from 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.

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15—17

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place each year across the country, and helps avian researchers gather information to better protect wild birds for the future. This program will not only give you and your family an opportunity to learn how to identify local birds, but also assist in creating a real-time snapshot of where birds are. Sign up online to participate in a time slot throughout the weekend.

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

Through March

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 explore a different topic of our natural world.

Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens

January 19—March 24

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

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

Saturday

Coding Workshop

February 16, 10 am—noon

American Helicopter Museum, 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester

 

A two-hour workshop for kids ages 9-12 during which they learn the basics of coding using iPads, and program a robot. Pre-register online.

BMFI Family Saturday Matinee: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

February 16, 11 am

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

 

This week’s family selection is the 1963 musical classic! Recommended for ages 9 and up. Tickets available online.

Presidents Day Program at Ardmore Library

February 16, 2—3 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Learn about our presidents with trivia worksheets available all day. Special story time at 2 pm. All ages welcome.

Magical Unicorn Event

February 16, 5:30 pm

Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville

 

This event is sold out all weekend, so they added another timeslot on Saturday evening. Book your spot ASAP for this fun unicorn-themed makeover, party, and “unicoronation!”

 

Sunday

Kaiserman JCC Open House

February 17, 11 am—3 pm

45 Haverford Road, Wynnewood

 

All are welcome to enjoy demo classes, open swim, moonbounce, storytime, KinderGym, face painting, and more.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: Grateful Dead for Kids

February 17, 11:45 am (doors at 11)

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

 

Using the songs from the most iconic musicians in rock history, the Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience (typically kids ages 3-8 years old) games, movement, stories, and of course an opportunity to rock! This week, it’s the music of The Grateful Dead!

‘The Snow Queen’ at Media Theatre

February 17, noon

104 E. State Street, Media

 

This new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s story is perfect for kids ages 4 and up. Tickets available online.

Family and Public Skating Sunday

February 17, 1—3 pm

Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, 220 Holland Ave, Ardmore

 

Public skating Sundays were so popular last month that they’ve extended them into February and March!

 

 

Photograph courtesy of  Rock and Roll Playhouse.

 

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

2 COMMENTS
  • Ann Capers February 15, 2019

    Any thing happening Monday?
    I’ll have my Furst grade grandchild for the day.

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      Sarah Bond February 20, 2019

      Hi Ann! Check back to our site on Sunday evening, we update our calendar for the next week every weekend and publish a fresh post about our favorite events going on around the Main Line too.

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