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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: June 22–23

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

Day Out With Thomas

June 22—30

Strasburg Railroad, 301 Gap Road, Ronks

 

This family-favorite event features a ride with Thomas, the opportunity to ride with Percy, and is packed with extra Thomas-related activities. Book online.

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.

Chester County Balloon Festival

June 21—23

New Garden Flying Field, 1235 Newark Rd., Toughkenamon

 

Witness 20+ balloons taking flight, balloon glow evening shows, kids’ activities, live music, fireworks, and much, much more at this annual weekend-long event.

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

June 21—23, 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.

World Giraffe Day

June 21—23

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Visit the giraffe exhibit during any scheduled feeding time for some fun activities celebrating the world’s tallest animals. Feeding times are 10:30 am, 1:15 pm, and 3:15 pm. Weather dependent.

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

Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars Pancake Breakfast

June 22, 8 am and 9 am

Applebee’s, 1305 West Chester Pike, Havertown

 

Enjoy breakfast as the Summer Stage Shooting Stars entertain you with music and visits from favorite princesses and superheroes! Tickets available online.

Fairy House Workshop

June 22, 9:30 am—noon

Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford

 

Celebrate the beginning of summer and the magic of the natural environment by making a fanciful fairy house for your garden. Tickets available online.

Build a Terrarium or Fairy Garden

June 22, 10—11 am

Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media

 

Choose from a variety of containers and plants, and staff will guide you through the whole process.  Fairy garden figures are sold separately.  This class fills up quickly; call 610-876-7116 to register.

Toddler and Me Yoga

June 22, 10:30—11:30 am

Lifecycle WomanCare, 918 County Line Rd., Bryn Mawr

 

For kids ages walking through preK and their caregiver, tot-centric poses and sequences help toddlers to recognize (and eventually repeat) patterns and tap their budding creativity while improving motor coordination, cognitive development, and socialization. Pre-registration is required.

Peppa Pig Meet and Greet

June 22, 11:30 am—12:30 pm

Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville

 

Come take a photo with your favorite Pig! This is a free event and does not require a reservation.

Havertown Irish Festival

June 22, noon—9 pm

130 N. Eagle Road, Havertown

 

Celebrate all things Irish in music, dance, cuisine, craft, and culture. In addition to music, there is a kids’ zone with inflatables and more. Rain or shine.

LEGO Movie 2 Build-Along

June 22, 1:30—3:30 pm

Newtown Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Rd., Newtown Square

 

Build awesome LEGO structures while watching the new LEGO movie! All ages welcome.

Summer Learning Opening Party

June 22, 2—2:30 pm

Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Register for Summer Learning, and enjoy STEM activities, coloring pages, and other craft materials available all day. Special storytime at 2 pm featuring local author Hallee Adelman presenting her book My Quiet Ship.

Moana Luau at Sweet and Sassy

June 22, 3:45 pm

250 Plaza Drive, Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Get an island themed makeover with a flower hair accessory, sing and dance with Moana, do a craft, eat snacks, and more! Book online.

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts

June 22, 7 pm

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

 

Concert by Atzilut with Phyllis Chapell, Ken Ulansey and Harold Messinger. $15 for adults; kids 16 and under get in free.

80’s Night at Rose Tree Park

June 22, 7:30—9:30 pm

1671 N. Providence Rd., Media

 

Bring the whole family and your blankets to celebrate the music of the 80s. And yes, 80s attire is welcome!

Sunday

Summer Sunday: Fairies and Wizards

June 23, 10 am—2 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Become a dragon, make a fairy wand, plant a magic bean, and enjoy lots more imaginative play.

Hava NaGrilla

June 23, noon—4 pm

Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood

 

The largest kosher charity barbecue festival in the country—Hava NaGrilla—is returning for its third year. This popular free event features a serious barbecue competition, as well as live music, plenty of family fun, food vendors, and even a watermelon eating contest!

Upper Merion Township Concerts Under the Stars

June 23, 6 pm

175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia

 

Free concert by Gaelic Storm and special guest Brian Boru Pipes and Drums. Rain or shine.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Chester County Balloon Festival.

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

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