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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: January 18—19

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.

James and the Giant Peach

January 11—19

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester

 

Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit comes to the stage! Tickets available online.

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

Family Stay and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

January 18, 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!

Unicorn Painting Party at Color Me Mine

January 18, 11 am—1 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Ticket includes a unicorn headband craft, studio fee, and treats. Choose your unicorn item and pay for your ceramic piece the day of the party. Book your spot online.

Descendants Events at Sweet and Sassy

January 18, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

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

Free Hip Hop Dance Class

January 18, 11 am—noon

Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Boys and girls ages 7 to 18 are invited to register for a hip hop dance class with Miss Ashley from Merge Dance Studios.  Call 610-525-1776 Ext. 5.

Wallace and Gromit Shorts at BMFI

January 18, 11 am

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

 

In this trio of stop-motion adventures, inventor Wallace and his trusted canine sidekick, Gromit, become unwitting accomplices to a museum heist, run astray of sinister sheep rustlers, and investigate whether the moon is actually made of cheese. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Tickets available online.

Kids’ Snowy Terrariums

January 18, 11 am—noon

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Bring along the little ones for a creative morning in the nursery as they plant a miniature, winter-inspired terrarium. Online reservations are required.

Craft For Australia

January 18, noon—3 pm

The Handwork Studio, 35 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth

 

To help the animals affected by the wildfires in Australia, bring your family to make hand-sewn and knit pouches for the marsupial animals such as possums, koalas, and wombats that have been separated from their mothers. Register online.

Story and Art: A Loud Winter’s Nap

January 18, 10—11 am

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Join Ms. Kim Williams as she reads A Loud Winter’s Night by Katie Hudson with your and your children, followed by a fun art project about the book. Pre-register online.

Teen Workshop: Whimsical Watercolors

January 18, 1—3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Teens will learn the basics of watercolor techniques and complete a frame-worthy painting in two hours. Pre-register online.

Arctic BBQ

January 18, 1—3 pm

Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

 

Roast marshmallows by the fire, go on a nature scavenger hunt along the River Trail, and make-and-take a crafty winter creation. Warm up under the heated tents at the hot chocolate bar and feast on some delicious BBQ available for purchase by the Millstone Café. Free to attend outdoor event; museum admission not included.

Free Family Movie Day: ‘Wonder Park’

January 18, 2 pm

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

 

Wear your PJs, bring a pillow and blanket, and hang out at the library watching Wonder Park. Snacks provided.

National Winnie-the-Pooh Day

January 18, 2—3 pm

Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Celebrate Pooh with all-day activities and crafts, plus a special storytime with honey treats at 2 pm.

‘Frozen 2’ Event at Sweet and Sassy

January 18, 4:30 pm

250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville

 

Celebrate the next Frozen chapter with a Frozen-themed makeover, dance party, coronation with tiara and wand to take home, and more. Book online.

Sunday

Funky Brunch and Market

January 19, 10:30 am

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

 

Stop by for a free indoor craft fair and vendor market at Ardmore Music Hall featuring local vendors, a brunch menu, and live music.

Neon Pool Party

January 19, 4—6 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Rd., Plymouth Meeting

 

Neon party favors to all, and fun to the beat of a live DJ right at poolside. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

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