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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: February 23–24

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.

‘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.

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

Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring at Tyler Arboretum

February 23, 8 am—1 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Take a stroll through Tyler’s maple sugaring stations and discover how the tasty topping we all know and love gets turned from sap into syrup. Explore Tyler’s Great Nature Reads with kids’ activities and learn about the impact climate change has on maple syrup – both led by the Penn State Brandywine Sustainovation Team. Then satisfy your appetite with Tyler’s annual all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast.

Pete the Cat Rock and Learn Bash

February 23, 10 am—3 pm

Lakeshore Learning, 340 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia

 

Rock out to stories of Pete the Cat, and make a free craft.

Gardening with Children: Birds

February 23, 10 am

Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Our little feathered friends are hungry this time of year, so kids will be making bird feeders. Free, but call to reserve your spot: 610-876-7116.

Rhythm Babies at Radnor Memorial Library

February 23, 10:30 am

114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne

 

An early childhood music class that provides an educational bonding experience for children ages 4 months to 2 years and their caregivers. Registration required online.

Try Hockey for Free Day at Power Play Rinks

February 23, 10:55—11:45 am

701 Haywood Dr., Exton

 

This event is designed to provide kids, ages of 4-9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. No prior experience necessary! A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow, and coaches will be there to instruct kids. Pre-register online to reserve your spot!

‘The Wiz’ at BMFI

February 23, 11 am

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

 

Ease on down the road to this Motown update of The Wizard of Oz starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Tickets available online.

Yoga with Isha Foundation

February 23, 11:30 am—noon

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy., Wynnewood

 

For ages 7 and up. These simple practices are designed to help you cut through the struggle and walk through life with ease. Bring your own mat. Registration is required.

Drop-In Robotics Lab at Chester Springs Library

February 23, 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.

Gnarly the Narwhal Painting Workshop

February 23, noon—1:30 pm

Painting with a Twist, 401 West Chester Pike, Havertown

 

This fun painting is recommended for ages 7 and up. Pre-register online. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks.

Kids’ Crate Planting Workshop

February 23, 2—3 pm

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Bring along the little ones to fill a signature terrain crate with succulents or foliage plants. Reservations are required.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

February 23, 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.

Try Hockey for Free Day at the Haverford Skatium

February 23, 3:30—4:30 pm

1002 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

This event is designed to provide kids, ages of 4-9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. No prior experience necessary! A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow, and coaches will be there to instruct kids. Pre-register online to reserve your spot!

Kids’ Night Out at Young Sports

February 23, 4:45—8 pm

133 Old Sugartown Road, Wayne

 

Drop your child (age 3-10) off for an awesome time at Young Sports. While you enjoy an adult night out, they’ll have pizza, gym games, a movie, and more! Register online.

Kid’s Night Out at Color Me Mine

February 23, 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’s theme is LEGO! Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Sunday

Party Expo

February 24, 11 am—2 pm

Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Rd., Wynnewood

 

Planning a b’nai mitzvah or other milestone celebration, and don’t know where to start? Meet with entertainers, photographers, party planners, and all kinds of vendors at this free expo.

‘The Snow Queen’ at Media Theatre

February 24, 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 24, 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!

Family Yoga and Mindful Meditation at Marple Library

February 24, 1:30—2:15 pm

2599 Sproul Road, Broomall

 

Join Miss Gosha for a morning of child and caregiver family yoga, best for ages 4-12. Bring your own yoga mat. Registration required.

Kids’ Playtime; Parents’ Teatime

February 24, 1:30—2:30 pm

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

 

Meet in the Children’s Room and enjoy a cup of tea while your kids play. Best for ages 0-8.

Nature Superhero Training

February 24, 3:30—5 pm

Young Sports, 133 Sugartown Rd., Wayne

 

Young Sports is teaming up with Riverbend Environmental Education Center for the second year in a row to get kids active, testing out their own superhero skills while learning how local animals use their powers of adaptation. For ages 3-10; drop off optional. Pre-registration required online.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of  LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

 

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

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