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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: January 26–27

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

Jurassic Quest

January 25—27

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Oaks

 

Dinosaur lovers unite! This event has over 80 dinosaurs, plus rides, fossil digs, hands-on activities for all ages, and much more. Tickets available online.

Family Camp In at Tyler Arboretum

January 26, 4 pm—January 27, 10 am

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Stay overnight at the arboretum! Pitch your tent in the renovated Barn Loft and camp “in.” Cook dinner and s’mores over the campfire and explore Tyler at night with an evening hike. Bring your own camping gear. For ages 5 and up. Pre-register online.

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.

Seussical

January 26 and 27, 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

CogniCon at The Grayson School

January 26, 8:30 am—noon

35 North Malin Road, Broomall

 

Come for a fun, learning-filled morning of brain-powered activities for your child as you learn from experts in the field of gifted education and parenting gifted children. Kids will be put in age groups for three hours of enrichment activities, and you can meet, network, and explore resources for gifted children. Register online.

Princess Party

January 26, seatings at 9 am and 11:30 am

SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Rd., Chester Springs

 

Dress up in your fanciest princess (or prince) outfit and join the party with your real-life favorite characters! Take pictures, dance, and party together. Tickets available online.

Hearts on Fire: Valentine Clay Workshop

January 26, 10 am—3 pm

Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Rd., Haverford

 

A one day workshop for an adult and one child (8 years of age or older). Hand build a heart box or wall pocket. No experience with clay needed. The pieces will be fired and ready for pickup in time for Valentine’s Day. Pre-register online.

Free Admission for TD Bank Day at Elmwood Park Zoo

January 26, 10 am—4 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

The first 300 people at Elmwood Park Zoo get free admission on Saturday thanks to TD Bank. After the 300 guest capacity, there is a discounted rate of $10.95.

All About Bluebirds: Box Building Workshop

January 26, 10 am—noon

Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon

 

Ken Leister, PA State County Coordinator and Board Member for the Bluebird Society of PA, will share his passion for bluebirds while helping you build a bluebird box for your very own backyard. Children are encouraged to build a box with an adult. Bring your portable drill with a Phillips drill bit, if you have one. Online registration is required.

Starting Solids: A Focus on Baby-Led Weaning

January 26, 10:30 am—noon

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

 

This free workshop led by HATCH Motherhood offers alternatives to provide your baby with wholesome eating choices right from your own kitchen. Register in person, online, or over the phone.

‘National Velvet’ at BMFI

January 26, 11 am

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

 

This week’s Saturday Family Matinee is the 1944 classic starring Elizabeth Taylor. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Tickets available online.

‘Hook’ at Colonial Theatre

January 26, 1:30 pm

 

This week’s Young Audiences pick is 1991’s Hook. Tickets available online.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

January 26, 2—4 pm

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.

Kids’ Winter Bird Feeders

January 26, 2—3 pm

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Bring along the little ones to create a winter treat for our feathered friends. Reservations are required. $10 per child, no cost for accompanying adults. Cost includes instruction and supplies to make two winter bird feeders.

Dinosaur Dig with Mike and Roberta Straka

January 26, 3 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Avenue, Wayne

 

Get an orientation to field paleontology and interactive fossil talk, then kids age 5 and up are invited to the dinosaur dig, followed by a display of the Strakas’ expanded fossil museum. Pre-register online.

Sunday

Funky Brunch at Ardmore Music Hall

January 27, 10:30 am—3 pm

23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

 

Enjoy live music, local vendors, beer, brunch, and face painting. Free admission.

‘The Snow Queen’ at Media Theatre

January 27, 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.

Kennett Square’s Chocolate Lover’s Festival

January 27, noon — 3 pm

Kennett High School, 100 E. South St., Kennett Square

 

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.

Family Yoga with Miss Gosha

January 27, 1:30—2:15 pm

Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Rd., Broomall

 

Come and join Miss Gosha for a morning of parent and child (ages 4-12) family yoga. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Registration required.

Kids’ Playtime, Parents’ Teatime

January 27, 1:30—2:30 pm

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

 

Kids can enjoy playing with cool building and STEM toys, while parents enjoy a nice cuppa. Just drop in! Best for ages 0-8.

Princes, Frogs, and Evil Stepmothers: The History of Fairy Tales (for teens and adults)

January 27, 2 pm

Norristown Farm Park,

 

A park ranger tell the “not so child friendly” endings to your beloved childhood stories! This 60-minute program is rated PG-13 and is not appropriate for younger children. Pre-registration is required.

Superhero Adventure at GPCC

January 27, 3—4:30 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Kids ages 2-6 are invited to come in costume for a “supehero training” party with games, crafts, snacks, and more.

Magical Unicorn Event at Sweet and Sassy

January 27, 3:30—5:10 pm

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Celebrate all things unicorn with a sparkly makeover, treats, crafts, and a “unicoronation” to complete the day! Space is limited; call 610-489-7465 or book online to reserve your spot.

 

Photograph courtesy of Jurassic Quest.

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

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