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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: June 15–16

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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SALT Performing Arts presents ‘Willy Wonka’

June 14—23

645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Tickets available online.

Wolf Performing Arts Center presents ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

June 12—16

Rotwitt Theater at Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

This “tale as old as time” reminds us that true beauty lies within, and features music from the classic Disney film.

Father’s Day Weekend Fan Fest at Sesame Place

June 15—16

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Treat Dad to a sports fan fest at Sesame Place! Put on your favorite team’s jersey and head over to the Father’s Day Fan Zone and play cool games, rock out to your favorite sports jams, and meet mascots and icons from your favorite teams. Plus, you can sign up for a special character dine with the Phillie Phanatic!

ZooSnooze

June 15, 6 pm—June 16, 9:30 am

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Bring the family along for an exciting and educational overnight trip to the zoo for ages 6 and up. The experience includes dinner and breakfast, a flashlight tour of the zoo, campfire activities, an educational show the next morning, and zoo admission the next day (Sunday). Pre-register online.

Big Apple Circus

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.

LEGO City: Report for Duty

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.

Saturday

Drag Queen Storytime

June 15, 10:30—11:15 am

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

It’s Pride Day at HTFL! Join Ms. Balena Canto at this special storytime that entertains children by teaching diversity, friendship, and acceptance through reading children’s stories. Get there early because this event fills up!

Enchanted Summer Day at Winterthur

June 15, 10 am—3 pm

Winterthur Museum, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE

 

Don your fanciest fairy wings or your most playful pirate hat and head to Enchanted Woods to celebrate the beginning of summer with indoor and outdoor activities, performances, treats, and more. Included with admission; tickets available online, over the phone, or in person.

Family Fun Festival at Penn Wynne Presbyterian Church

June 15, 10 am—2 pm

130 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood

 

A day of carnival fun including games, food, music, a petting zoo, and much more.

Public Archaeology at Newlin Grist Mill

June 15, 10 am—3 pm

219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills

 

Public Archaeology Days invite volunteers of all ages to assist professional archaeologists with site excavation, artifact screening, and care.

Once Upon a Garden

June 15, 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.

Moona Luna Concert

June 15, 10:30 am

The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

 

This kindie group brings their accordion-driven, Latin-inspired music to the Colonial Theatre. The theater recommends ages 6 and up for the concert. Tickets available online.

Summer Learning Kick-Off Party

June 15, 11 am—2 pm

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

 

Kick off summer reading with a fun-filled day of snacks, games, crafts, and raffle prizes.

Anna Crusis Choir Concert

June 15, 11:30 am—noon

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Enjoy songs of empowerment, diversity and inclusion from Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, the first Feminist Choir in America.

Ryerss Farm Family Fun Day

June 15, noon—4 pm

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, 1710 Ridge Rd., Pottstown

 

Pony rides, face painting, games, hay rides, moon bounce, prizes, food, and more.

Tie-Dye T-Shirt Workshop

June 15, noon—2 pm

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy., Wynnewood

 

Celebrate the start of summer with a tie-dye shirt! Bring your own t-shirt. Sign-ups will be in 15 minute increments, so arrive promptly. Call 610-642-7844 to reserve your spot.

Dad + Me Paint Date

June 15, noon—3 pm

Color Me Mine, 109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Free studio fees for dads and light refreshments!

Pride Day Activities for Teens

June 15, 12:30—3:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

At 12:30 pm, teens and adults can join a panel discussion about how LGBTQ adults and teens navigate society at their different stages in life. Then at 2:30 pm, test your knowledge of LGBTQ music, history, movies and more at Quizzo! Come to either activity or both.

Father’s Day Craft at Ludington Library

June 15, 1—2 pm

5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Bring Dad by the children’s room and spend quality time playing board games and doing a craft.

Father’s Day Bounce

June 15, 1:30—3 pm

BounceU, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville

 

60 minutes of bouncing followed by a special Father’s Day craft.

Kid’s Night Out at Color Me Mine

June 15, 6—8:30 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Enjoy an adult night out while the kids (ages 6 and up) paint, enjoy pizza, and more. Pre-register online.

It’s a Green Thing Sustainability Fair

June 15, 1—5 pm

West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd

 

This family-friendly sustainability fair will take place just inside the gates of West Laurel Hill Cemetery, at the Barmouth Station section of the trail and will showcase local artisans and businesses who are committed to making the world a greener place. There will be food trucks, live music, and a chance to tour Nature’s Sanctuary and meet West Laurel Hill’s goats!

Father’s Day Family Camp-out at Riverbend

June 15, 6 pm—June 16, 9 am

1950 Spring Mill Rd., Gladwyne

 

Riverbend staff will help you set up your tent, build the campfire, provide the food, and lead a nighttime program for the whole family. Pre-register online.

Great American Backyard Campout at Willows Park

June 15, 6 pm

490 Darby Paoli Rd., Villanova

 

Designed for novice and beginning campers, this free event includes hikes, how-tos, stories, s’mores, and more! You have to bring your own supplies and tent, but you will learn how to set it up, along with a campfire and campsite! Free, but pre-registration is required online.

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts

June 15, 7 pm

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

 

Enjoy the music of Livingston Taylor with Mark Schultz. $15 for adults; free for kids 16 and under.

Rose Tree Pops

June 15, 7:30 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

 

The 65-member orchestra performs light classics, Big Band, and music from movies and Broadway at this free outdoor concert.

Sunday

Fathers Fish Free at Linvilla Orchards

June 16, 8 am—7 pm
137 W. Knowlton Road, Media

Dads fish free with paid child’s admission. Plus, you can stay to pick your own fruit, with a hayride to the picking fields. And be sure to stop by the Beer Garden, too!

Father’s Day at Chatter Splatter

June 16, 10 am—noon

1030 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken

 

Meet Spider-Man and Wonder Woman, and enjoy face painting, balloons, and treats. Tickets available online.

FatherFest at American Helicopter Museum

June 16, 10 am—3 pm

1220 American Boulevard, West Chester

 

This annual Father’s Day event is an exciting day featuring antique cars and motorcycles, food trucks, a beer garden, sports-oriented inflatable games, helicopter rides ( at an additional cost), and more.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Grateful Dead for Kids!

June 16, 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, with an optional brunch buffet add-on.

Kids’ Crafts at Terrain

June 16, 11 am—1 pm

914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Drop in with the little ones to create a sweet craft for Dad.

Father’s Day Challenge

June 16, 11 am—12:30 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Ages 5-7 years with an adult will compete in pairs in 10 challenges to win the Father’s Day Trophy! Challenges include water balloon toss, spoon relay, relay burlap sack race, and more.

Dad’s a Champ! Rocky and Creed Marathon at the Colonial Theatre

June 16, 1 pm

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

 

Treat dad to a knock-out afternoon of Philly-set classics: Rocky, Rocky IV, and Creed. Recommended for teens and older. Tickets available online.

The ‘Daring Dad’ Scavenger Hunt

June 16, 2 pm

Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Road, East Norriton

 

Bring Dad to the park for a challenging nature scavenger hunt. He’ll have to follow a series of clues to find the items or answer questions (families are welcome to help him in the quest), and win prizes. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

Family Cooking Workshop: Italian American Recipes

June 16, 4 pm

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

 

Bring the family (ages 8 and up) for a fun evening making Italian-American favorites including making fresh pasta dough for homemade fettuccine, pounding chicken for the perfect chicken Parmesan, and stirring chocolate chips into the base for homemade gelato. Pre-register online.

Upper Merion Township Concerts Under the Stars

June 16, 6 pm

175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia

 

Free outdoor concert by The National Reserve with special guest Sarah Borges. Rain or shine.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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

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