High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: June 1–2
Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.
Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.
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May 23–June 2
23 Dorset Road, Devon
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair combines equestrians, family fun, and Main Line tradition in one fabulous 10-day event. Check out our preview to plan your trip, including family days, special events, and more!
May 30—June 2
Wolf Performing Arts Center, 1240 Montrose Ave., Bryn Mawr
Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the whole Peanuts gang will come to life through witty vignettes and show-stopping songs. Tickets available online.
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne
See the all-new Sesame Street Neighborhood, and enjoy a DJ Dance Party, games, character photo ops and more.
May 18—June 16
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks
The Big Apple Circus brings together the most acclaimed circus acts from all over the world, all in one magical and intimate one-ring big top tent in Oaks! Tickets available online.
May 24—June 2
The Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore
Young People’s Theatre Workshop presents this Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic. Reserve tickets online.
May 31—June 2
Maple Zone Sports Complex, 4881 Chichester Ave., Aston
Featuring the world’s largest bounce house, an incredible 900+ foot long obstacle course, an inflatable space-themed wonderland, and more, The Big Bounce brings lots of family fun. Tickets available online.
May 30—June 2
Brandywine Hospital, 201 Reeceville Rd., Coatesville
Enjoy a weekend of rides, live entertainment, family fun, food, and much more.
May 25—July 7
LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
LEGO City is in trouble! Create an action adventure and protect the city! Enjoy police-themed builds, photo ops, and more, plus see the new LEGO 4D Movie Officer in Pursuit.
June 1, 8 am—7 pm
137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media
Celebrate the beginning of summer with pick-your-own strawberries, live music, costumed characters, kids’ crafts, and more. Plus, at 11 am, they will unveil the Delaware County’s largest Strawberry Shortcake, an annual tradition!
June 1, 9 am—4 pm
Square Tavern, Newtown Square
Historic Newtown Square Day includes public tours of historic buildings and sites, the grand opening of the Benjamin West gallery at the 1742 Square Tavern, a full day of colonial activities and reenactors at the Tavern Green, and farm and children’s activities at the Garrett Williamson property.
June 1, 9—10 am
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for guests with special needs and their family to enjoy early entry to the zoo in a relaxing setting before it opens to the general public. There will be some friendly animals to meet, and staff will be available for questions and assistance.
June 1, 10 am — 3 pm
Penn Wynne Elementary School, 250 Haverford Road, Wynnewood
This signature event of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Lemonade Days honors Alex and the movement she started. Over the years, it has evolved into a fabulous family fun carnival, complete with food, games and prizes, crafts, music, raffles, and even a butterfly release. It takes up the entire playground and parking lot, and has plenty of fun, as well as ways to honor and remember Alex and other kids like her. Food and games are donate-as-you-go, or you can purchase an “Alex’s All Access Pass”for $25, which includes all donations for activities, food, and a T-shirt (plus, $20 is tax deductible).
June 1, 10—11:30 am
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media
Splash around in Rocky Run Creek, turn over rocks and use dip nets to collect a variety of aquatic critters that inhabit the water. Be on the hunt for tadpoles, salamanders, water beetles and so much more. What can you catch? Suitable for ages 4 and up. Free for members. Pre-register online.
June 1, 10:30 am—12:30 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50! Come celebrate Eric Carle’s iconic picture book with crafts and bingo.
June 1, 10:30—11:15 am
114 W. Wayne Ave.
Parent & Me Pilates Fusion is a 45-minute total body workout focusing on rebuilding your core and overall strength and flexibility, led by Pilates instructor Kristen Bonito. Babies can stay in a car seat, or on a mat or blanket, and toddlers are able to participate or play with toys. Pre-registration is required.
June 1, 11 am—3 pm
East Plymouth Valley Park, 900 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
This annual community festival includes games, food trucks, inflatables, a video game truck, a zip line, and more!
June 1, 11 am—12:30 pm
Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne
In honor of the Wayne Plein Air Festival, children ages 6-11 are invited to their very own outdoor painting event. Led by Wayne Art Center faculty, children will use a pizza box easel to capture the beauty of Wayne Art Center’s gardens as they create a unique plein air painting ready to be framed. And pizza will be served! Pre-register online.
June 1, 11 am—noon
Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills
Bring along the little ones to fill a fishbowl terrarium with sun-loving succulents for the summer. Reservations are required. $25 per child; no cost for accompanying adults. Cost includes instruction and all materials to make one fishbowl terrarium with three 2-inch succulents.
June 1, noon—5 pm
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Kick off picking season with shuttle rides to the strawberry fields, face painters, local vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, and more.
June 1, 1—4 pm
746 Panmure Road, Haverford
Kick-off summer in MLAC’s sensory garden with a fun-filled day of artmaking, live entertainment, ice cream, and more! Children’s book author Nahjee Grant will be there for storytime and a community art project as well. Free and open to the public.
June 1, 1 pm
17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford
Tan will share her new book, A Kind of Paradise, about a 13-year-old girl who has to spend her summer volunteering at the library—a book that incorporates themes of community, forgiveness, and the power of libraries.
June 1, 4:30 pm
Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Enjoy unicorn makeovers, crafts, snacks, and more. Finish the event with the Unicornonation! Reserve your spot online.
June 1, 5—6:30 pm (Rain Date: June 2)
Glen Providence Park, 550 W. State Street, Media
The Academy of International Ballet performs elegant classical ballet in the finest traditions of the Bolshoi. Free and family-friendly.
June 1, 6—8:30 pm
109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Drop off the kids for a fun night of pizza, games, and painting a Father’s Day project. For ages 6 and up. Pre-register in advance.
June 1, 7 pm
The Bryn Mawr Gazebo, 9 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr
The summer concert series kicks off with Trevor Street Band with Josh David Hines. $15, free for kids 16 and under.
June 2, 9:30 am—noon
23 E. Dorset Rd., Devon
The final day of the Devon Horse Show includes storytelling, cupcake decorating, gardening crafts, and even a therapy dog. Children’s Day will also include the Itty Bitty Hat Party and parade, where kids can decorate their own fancy hats (for $8) and then parade around to show off their creations.
June 2, 10 am—5 pm
Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Rd., Upper Providence
Enjoy food, crafts, music, and fun at this annual festival.
June 2, 11 am—2 pm
1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford
Develop your sense of balance by creating colorful compositions, playing balancing games, and enjoying the return of the renowned Funicular Circus, who will amaze all with their innovative circus arts performance at noon followed by a tight wire crossing of the Brandywine River at 1:30 pm.
June 2, 11 am—4 pm
1682 Karakung Dr., Havertown
Enjoy a full day of live music on two stages, a craft beer garden, food, crafts, touch-a-truck with Havertown Fire Department, cultural and historical demonstrations and reenactors, and much more. Plus, help build a large scale LEGO model of historic Nitre Hall!
June 2, 1:30 pm
Malvern Fire Station on King Street, to Memorial Park, downtown Malvern
The Upper Main Line Memorial Association will sponsor the 151st Annual Memorial Parade in the Borough of Malvern. Recognized as the oldest Memorial Commemoration in America. After the Parade on Sunday, the 203rd Memorial Ceremony will take a moment to remember and pay tribute to those who have defended our freedom or simply may deserve our gratitude by encouraging those in attendance to place a ribbon on the Malvern Tree of Honor.
June 2, 6 pm
175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia
The season of free concerts kicks off with Acoustic Rock Night featuring Tony Harnell with special guest Between Heaven and Earth. Rain or shine.
Photograph by Laura Swartz.