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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: February 8–9

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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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.

Happy Place

Through February 29

King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia

 

Step into a mind-bending, colorful, larger-than-life and interactive 15,000 square foot pop-up installation in the King of Prussia Mall. Tickets available online.

Daddy-Daughter Valentine’s Events

February 8, 4 pm; February 9, 3:30 pm

Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville

 

Make Valentine’s memories with a fun updo, treats, dancing, a runway show with rose presentation, and a photo keepsake. Book online.

Special Day with Mommy at Sweet & Sassy

February 8, 6 pm; February 9, 1:45 pm

250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville

 

Enjoy mother-daughter makeovers, fashion shows, and more! Book online.

Saturday

Princess Party at SALT Performing Arts

February 8, 9 am and 11:30 am

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

Get ready to dance, sing, and mingle with local royalty. Enjoy food, drink, dancing, autographs, favors, and sing-alongs with princesses all while supporting your favorite theater. Register online to reserve your timeslot.

Breakfast with the Characters

February 8, 9—10:30 am

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Come meet Queen Elsa and Spider-Man! A pancake breakfast will be served along with a few activities for the kids. Ages 2 and under are free with paying adult. Register in advance online or call 610-277-4312.

Winter Fest at Westtown School

February 8, 9:30—11:30 am

Westtown School, 975 Westtown Road, West Chester

 

Kids ages 3-7 can enjoy a free morning filled with science, art, reading, and fun! Pre-registration is required online, and space is limited.

Mommy and Me Valentine’s Craft

February 8, 10—11 am

Dish & Dabble, 24 E. Eagle Rd., Havertown

 

Stimulate your little one’s imagination and inspire creativity and learning through art and music playtime. Make a special Valentine’s craft to take home. The space is BYOB, so feel free to bring some champagne for mimosas or your other chosen beverage! Book online.

Family Stay and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

February 8, 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!

Tween Art:  Animal-Plant Hybrids

February 8, 10:30—11:45 am

Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne

 

Tweens (ages 9-15) will learn how to draw animal-plant hybrids step-by-step. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Prince and Princesses: Royal Stories and Regal Wand Making

February 8, 11 am—noon

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

 

Kids can listen to stories of adventurous princes and princesses and complete their morning by making a wonderful wand. Costumes encouraged! Best for ages 4-7. Register online.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: Prince for Kids!

February 8, 11:45 am (doors at 11 am)

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Avenue, 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, the music of Prince, performed by Philly favorite Johnny Shortcake. Tickets available online.

Miniature Worlds: Mini Valentine Pals

February 8, 1–3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, kids ages 7 and up can head into the warm sewing studio to create two adorable Mini Pocket Pals out of clothespins and fabric. Get creative sewing, gluing, and learning some felting skills! Pre-register online.

Valentine Necklace Art Workshop

February 8, 1–3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Kids ages 8-10 will learn to fashion beautiful hearts in red, pink, and white Sculpey clay, then tie them onto a bright satin ribbon to create a lovely necklace. Pre-register online.

Teen Workshop: Copper Twist Forge Ring

February 8, 1—3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Teens will learn the basics of working with copper using various traditional jeweler’s tools and techniques to anneal, forge, solder, form and finish a ring. Pre-register online.

Winter World Hike

February 8, 1—2 pm

Harriet Wetherill Park, 2642 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Go for a hike and talk about all the changes that happen during winter. Explore topics with fun activities and games. Pre-registration required—call 610-277-4312.

Music Play Patrol

February 8, 1—1:45 pm

Penn Wynne Library,

 

This program gets both adults and children up moving and dancing to the beat! Children learn about African drumming and play an authentic African djembe. During the session, children will play hand drums, sing songs, and end the session with a traditional African dance circle. For ages 3-6. Pre-registration required.

Kidzart

February 8, 2—3:30 pm

Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Holly Meade from Kidzart conducts a free, fun drawing class.  Registration is required; contact the Junior Room to sign up. Appropriate for ages 7-12.

Valentine’s Laughs with Miss Linda and Lucy

February 8, 3—3:45 pm

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville

 

Don’t miss storyteller Linda Poland as she and her puppet Lucy who sings (but shouldn’t!) delight children with humorous Valentine’s-themed stories, fingerplays, and songs. Online registration requested.

Paint Your Pet’s Portrait Workshop

February 8, 4—5:30 pm

Sweet Mabel Studio, 41 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth

 

Resident artist David Stehman will guide you step-by-step through painting an 8×10 portrait of your four-legged friend using acrylic paint. Register online and email a photo of your pet. No experience necessary. For ages 8 and up.

Sunday

Valentine’s Brunch at The Radnor Hotel

February 9, 10 am –2 pm

591 E. Lancaster Ave., Saint Davids

 

The Radnor Hotel is serving a special Valentine’s Day-themed Champagne Sunday Brunch on the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, and it’s also great for families! Two words: chocolate fountain. Happy Valentine’s Day!  Call 610-341-3188 to make your reservations.

Kids’ Seed Paper Valentines

February 9, 11 am—noon

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Kids will learn to make heart-shaped seed paper and newspaper pots for growing a Valentine gift. Reservations are required. $15 per child; no cost for accompanying adults. Cost includes instruction and materials to make one growing valentine.

The Princess and the Pea

February 9, 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.

Spread Your Love with Perry Milou

February 9, noon—4 pm (4 different one-hour time slots)

Z Candy Bar, 304 Levering Mill Road, Bala Cynwyd

 

Get creative with a paintbrush and some candy! Join pop artist Perry Milou for some colorful pre-Valentine’s Day fun! Paint your own 10-inch heart and add some candy to create your very own 3D “Sweet-Heart” masterpiece made with love! Book online.

Teddy Bear Tea at GPCC

February 9, 3–4:30 pm

2910 Jolly Rd., Plymouth Meeting

 

Bring your kids (ages 2-6) to the GPCC for “tea” and cookies. Each child will build their own animal to stuff and take home with them! Pre-register to hold your spot.

Valentine Workshop at The Handwork Studio

February 9, 3:30–5:30 pm

35 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth

 

Kids ages 6-12 will decorate lovely Valentine’s Day treats to get into the spirit of showing love and kindness just in time for the holiday. Book online.

Cookie Decorating

February 9, 4—5 pm

Great Expectations Together Café, 246 Haverford Ave., Narberth

 

Gather at GET Café for an all-ages, all-abilities cookie decorating workshop to kick off Valentine’s Day. Register online.

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

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