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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: January 12–13

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

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.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Media Theatre

Through January 13

104 E. State Street, Media

 

This beloved tale is presented as a two-act Broadway musical with a live orchestra. Enjoy all your favorite songs and share them with the whole family!

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

January 10–13

Wolf Performing Arts Center, 1240 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr

 

The story of Neverland continues! See Wolf PAC’s production starting Thursday.

World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour

January 12—13

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks

 

This show displays the hobby of model railroading in an entertaining, lively and family-friendly atmosphere. Kids get in free, so it’s a no-brainer for your little train-lovers.

Seussical

January 12 and 13, 2 pm

Delaware Children’s Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE

 

Dr. Seuss’s best-loved characters romp in an unforgettable musical featuring Horton the Elephant and the Cat in the Hat. Tickets available online.

Saturday

‘Ratatouille’ at BMFI

January 12, 11 am

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

 

Enjoy this Pixar classic on the big screen at this week’s Family Saturday Matinee. Tickets available online.

‘Wonder’ at The Colonial Theatre

January 12, 11 am and 1:30 pm (11 am screening is sensory-friendly)

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

 

The 11 am screening will be sensory-friendly and will benefit the Phoenixville All-Abilities Playground project, funding a playground to be used by children and adults of all ages and abilities, including those with physical and sensory challenges.

Dads and Doughnuts

January 12, 11—11:45 am

Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall

 

Children and parents are invited for stories, crafts, and doughnuts.

Sneak Peek Winter Fest at Main Line Art Center

January 12, 1 pm

746 Panmure Road, Haverford

 

Kids can sample workshops in illustration, drawing & painting, handbuilding and more. There are sample workshops for adults too! Register online to reserve the workshops you want to sample.

Princess Bingo

January 12, 1 pm and 4 pm

Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville

 

Come dressed as your favorite princess. Receive a princess makeover and play bingo with the princesses. Register online.

Family Movie: ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’

January 12, 2—5 pm

Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne

 

Come relax, have some popcorn, and enjoy Captain America: Winter Soldier, the second in the popular Marvel movie series.  Families are welcome and no registration is required.

Adventure Aquarium Presents ‘Crazy Coverings’

January 12. 3—3:45

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave, Phoenixville

 

Kids preschool and up will meet live animals and discover what the different outside coverings on animals do to help them survive in their habitats. Registration required.

Kids Night Out at Young Sports

January 12, 4:45—8 pm

133 Old Sugartown Rd., Wayne

 

Drop your child (ages 3-10) off for a fun night of movies, pizza, and games while you enjoy an adult night out. Sign up online.

Kid’s Night Out at Color Me Mine

January 12, 6—8:30 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Drop of kids ages 6 and up for a fun night of art, pizza, and fun while you enjoy an adult night out. Pre-register online.

Family Program: Wintery Night Hike

January 12, 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. Free for members, $15 for non-members. Register online.

The Lion King, Jr.

January 12, 7 pm             

Episcopal Church of the Advent, 401 N. Union St., Kennett Square

 

Kids at Episcopal Church of the Advent present The Lion King, Jr. Admission is free but the church will be collecting freewill offerings for KMS After the Bell, Kennett’s middle school afterschool program.

Sunday

Cross-Country Ski Clinic

January 13, 10 am

Norristown Farm Park

 

In this free, all ages clinic, learn about ski technique, equipment, clubs you can join, and places you can ski. Learn to glide longer and stronger; bring your own skis. Pre-registration required; call 610-270-0215.

Winter Carnival at Young Sports

January 13

133 Old Sugartown Rd., Wayne

 

Drop off fun for ages 3-8. Call to register.

Descendants Event at Sweet & Sassy

January 13, 11 am and 1 pm

250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville

 

Guests will be treated to a Descendants makeover, treats, singing, dancing, and more. Register online.

Roots, Shoots, Seeds, and Leaves: Plant Propagation for Kids

January 13, 2—3:30 pm

Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon

 

Children ages 6-12 years will learn to create new plants from old. Techniques for root, stem, and leaf cuttings as well as seed-sowing will be explored. Participants will go home with a mini-propagation house full of future houseplants as well as a milk jug greenhouse. Pre-register online.

 

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