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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: July 20–21

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

LEGO Ninjago Days

July 20—September 2

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Do you accept Master Wu’s mission? Try NINJAGO training camp, catch costumed characters, check out the new LEGO NINJAGO Master of the 4th Dimension 4D movie, and more. Plus, this weekend, join DeStolfo’s Premier Martial Arts team from 11 am—2 pm for some interactive fun!

‘Pippin’ at Media Theatre

Weekends, July 5—28

104 E. State Street, Media

 

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Tickets available online.

‘The Tempest’ by Phoenix Theatre

July 5—21

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

 

This brand new theater company presents a contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s final play, using modern design concepts to create magic along with strong movement work and dynamic music. Tickets available online; kids 18 and under get in free!

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

July 19–21, 7:30 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

 

Free concerts all weekend in Rose Tree Park. See the link for scheduled acts.

Saturday

Youth Triathlon

July 20, 9—10:30 am

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Children (ages 6-10) run, bicycle, and then water slide to the finish line! Participants will need to wear athletic shoes, comfortable athletic clothes, bring their own bicycle with a helmet. Medals will be awarded to all participants who finish. One parent helper is allowed per child. This event is recreational, not competitive.

Dog Days of Summer Celebration

July 20, 10 am—1 pm

Harriet Wetherill Park, 2642 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Bring your furry companion to enjoy a walk at Harriet Wetherill Park with family-friendly activities. Create an ornament with your best friend’s paw print, try out an agility course, and more.

Free Donuts at Kids’ Clubhouse

July 20, 10 am—noon

Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F130, Wayne

 

Come enjoy some free donuts at Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line! Kids can enjoy playing at the center while you enjoy a cup of coffee and learn about drop-in childcare services.

Build a Butterfly Container

July 20, 10—11:30 am

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Learn about butterflies and what they need to survive and thrive. Create your own outdoor attraction to take home and entice butterflies to visit your backyard. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Register online.

Once Upon a Garden

July 20, 10:30—11:30 am

Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden, 786 Church Rd., Wayne

 

Nature storytime and craft for ages 2-5. $5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass, kids 12 and under are free. No registration required.

Harriton House’s Beekeeping and Honey Festival

July 20, 11 am—1 pm

Harriton House, 500 Harriton Rd., Bryn Mawr

 

During this annual public beekeeping event, adults and children can try on beesuits, visit the hives, and help extract honey. Riverbend nature educators will have special activities for little ones. Free; register online.

Food Truck Frenzy at Linvilla Orchards

July 20, 11 am—5 pm

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Along with delicious treats from food trucks, there will be live music, hayrides, pony rides, face painting, train rides, and more!

Moon Party

July 20, noon—11 pm

Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville

 

Enjoy food trucks, moon pies, face painting, family friendly activities with Ursinus faculty, hands-on fun with a NASA solar system ambassador and attempt to call the International Space Station with the Education Alliance for Amateur Radio. Wear your astronaut, Star Wars, Star Trek, or space-related costume for a chance to win a prize!

Ice Cream Social

July 20, 11 am—12:30 pm

Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Make your own sundae, get an ice cream themed makeover, and more! Book online.

Mobile Skate Park Event

July 20, noon—4 pm

201 Sabine Avenue, Narberth

 

Come out and enjoy an afternoon of skateboarding with trained instructors from Philadelphia’s very own Skate the Foundry. Or, join the Narberth Cycling Club for a planned bike ride to Sabine Park. Food and Beer Garden provided by Narberth’s Great American Pub.

Family Day at Muse Paintbar

July 20, noon—2:15 pm

255 Main Street, #150, King of Prussia

 

Bring the family for a paint day! Make a Rainbow Daisies piece for your walls, and come early to get lunch at the on-site restaurant. Reserve online.

JoJo Siwa Girls’ Day

July 20, 1 pm

Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Kids will get a JoJo makeover, and sing and dance to her songs. Online reservations required.

‘Descendants 3’ Event at King of Prussia Mall

July 20, 1—3 pm

 

A wicked fun time with music, crafts, photo opportunities, and more to celebrate the new Descendants 3! All attendees at the event will have a chance to win a Descendants 3 Gift Bag.

West Chester University’s Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration

July 20, 5—10 pm

West Chester University, 700 South High Street, West Chester

 

Activities for youth begin at 6 pm, including creating a pocket-sized solar system, making stomp, improvising an astronaut’s space helmet from a paper bag, and more. Plus, NASA Solar System Ambassador John Conrad will tell the first-hand story of what it took to land on the moon.

Parents’ Survival Night at The Little Gym

July 20, 6:30—9:30 pm

36 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth

 

Enjoy an adult night out while your children (ages 3-12) get some quality “kid time” in a safe, fun, familiar place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games, and fun LEGO building activities. Register online.

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts

July 20, 7 pm

The Bryn Mawr Gazebo, 9 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr

 

Concert by Dar Williams. $15 for adults; $5 for kids ages 5-16.

Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars Concert

July 20, 7:30 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

 

This free concert at the park is a high-energy performance of songs and dances from Broadway, Disney and pop music, plus previews from stage shows, including Frozen, Jr.

Sunday

Stories and Art at Media Farmers Market

July 21, 10 am—1 pm

Edgemont St., Media

 

Stories will be at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm; art activities at other times.

Philadelphia Soul Day at Elmwood Park Zoo

July 21, 10 am—5 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Zoo guests can enjoy discounted admission of just $4 for the day. The day will feature special appearances by Philadelphia Soul players, cheerleaders, and the mascot! Thanks to Cosmo Cares, guests can enjoy free carousel rides all day, as well as a free food item.

Family Cannoli Workshop

July 21, 10 am

Sur la Table, 690 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia

 

Get plenty of hands-on practice making, shaping, frying and baking shells. Pipe in sweet, creamy fillings and enjoy sampling all your scrumptious creations. For kids ages 8 and up with a caregiver. Register online.

Kids’ Summer Sun Catchers

July 21, 11 am—noon

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Bring along the little ones to create fun summer sun catchers with instruction and materials included in the ticket price. Reservations are required, online.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Reggae for Kids!

July 21, 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! Tickets available online.

Turk’s Head Music Festival

July 21, noon—8 pm

Everhart Park, West Chester

 

A free family-friendly event with 11 bands on two stages, vendors, and a kid’s play area with moon bounces!

Ariel’s Under the Sea Adventure

July 21, 1 pm

Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Join Ariel for a SPLASH-tacular afternoon including makeovers, treats, and a dance party with Ariel herself! Sign up online to reserve your spot.

Upper Merion Township Concerts Under the Stars

July 21, 6 pm

175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia

 

Free concert in the park by Ronstadt Revue with special guest Suzie Brown. Rain or shine.  In the instance of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors. Beer garden opens at 5 pm.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

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