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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: January 25—26

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

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.

Saturday

CogniCon at The Grayson School

January 25, 9 am—noon

211 Matsonford Road, Radnor

 

While your K-8 children engage with Grayson educators on a variety of activities, there will be two incredible speakers planned, answering questions and helping you navigate the joys of parenting and working with gifted children. Pre-register online.

Family Program: Maple Sugaring

January 25, 10—11:30 am

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Learn how to make maple syrup—from tapping to tasting—in this hands-on program. Suitable for ages 4 and up. Pre-registration required online.

Family Stay and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

January 25, 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!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-Off Party

January 25, 10:30—11:30 am

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

Come learn about how to get started on the library’s self-paced reading challenge and to sign up, then stick around for some early literacy play, crafts, and activities for the whole family! For ages birth – 4 years. Pre-registration required.

Daddy Shark visits Learning Express Toys

January 25, 10:30—11 am

160 Market St., Collegeville

 

Come say hi to Daddy Shark! This is a free event and reservations are not required.

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Belmont Hills Library

January 25, 11 am

120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Celebrate the New Year with a special storytime and craft.

Media Chinese New Year Parade

January 25, noon—1 pm
Margaret Kuo’s, 6 W. State St., Media

 

The parade begins in front of Margaret Kuo’s Media and will continue up and down State Street eating the cabbage left out by business owners, and spitting them out for good luck! Philly’s premiere “Lion Dancers”  will perform the traditional Lion Dance, complete with elaborate costumes, drums, cymbals, and dancing!

Chinese New Year at Elmwood Park Zoo

January 25, noon—1 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Enjoy an educational program, crafts, and live animal greetings featuring “animals of the zodiac.” Plus, try on a dragon mask! Free with zoo admission.

Family Yoga

January 25, 12:15—1:15 pm

Yoga Home, 424 E. Elm St., Conshohocken

 

As families are given opportunities to support each other in partner poses, offer each other assistance during relaxation, and laugh together on the mat, they develop skills of togetherness and strategies for communication to take off the mat and into the home. For kindergarten and older with a caregiver. Drop-ins welcome, or book online.

Miniature Worlds: Tiny Gnomes

January 25, 1—3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Kids ages 7 and up will create two mini winter gnomes and glaze them– they’ll be ready to pick up on February 8th. Book online.

Tween Art: Kawaii Monsters

January 25, 2:30—3:45 pm

Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne

 

Tweens and teens ages 9-15 will learn how to draw cute monster cartoons step-by-step! Pre-registration required to save your spot.

Kids’ Night Out at Young Sports

January 25, 4:45—8 pm

133 Sugartown Rd., Wayne

 

Drop your child (ages 3-10) off for an awesome time with Young Sports while you enjoy an adult night out. Includes gym games, pizza, a movie, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Grateful Dead for Kids!

January 26, 11:45 am (doors at 11 am)

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!

The Princess and the Pea

January 26, 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.

Free Kids’ Concert at 118 North

January 26, 12:30—2 pm

118 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

Lolly Hopwood (of Lolly & YoYo) performs a free concert for all ages.

Kennett Square’s Chocolate Lover’s Festival

January 26, 1 — 3 pm

Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square

 

This family-friendly event has professional and amateur bakers competing for prizes and bragging rights, while attendees sample their chocolate creations! Hundreds of chocolate treats, including cakes, brownies, candies, cookies, and cupcakes, will be available for attendees to taste at this festival benefiting the United Way of Southern Chester County. Tickets available online; children 5 and under are free.

Magic in the Winter Garden: Nature Exploration for Kids

January 26, 2—3:30 pm

Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon

 

Uncover the magic of the winter garden and explore evergreen plants. Hot cocoa and warm apple cider will be served upon return to the building. This program is appropriate for children ages 4-8 accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required.

Superhero Adventure

January 26, 3—4:30 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Kids ages 2-6 are invited to dress up as their favorite superheroes, play superhero games, and do crafts! Pre-registration required.

‘Frozen 2’ Event at Sweet and Sassy

January 26, 3:30 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.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of The Grayson School

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