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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: June 29–30

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.

Wawa Welcome America

June 29—July 4

Philadelphia

 

No one celebrates July 4th like the birthplace of liberty, and we’ve picked out all the can’t miss events, from free museum days to all-out block parties (and of course fireworks) for you, right here!

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

June 28—30, 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.

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

Launch Party for Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line

June 29, 10 am—noon

150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F130, Wayne

 

Bring your family and friends to play, tour the facility, learn about their unique drop-in childcare services, and meet the staff. Kids will be entertained with crafts, balloon animals, ice cream. Plus, get 50% off registration costs if you register at this event!

Wilmington Pirate Festival

June 29, 10 am—4 pm

Kalmar Nyckel, 1124 E. Seventh St., Wilmington, DE

 

This annual free event features family-friendly pirate-themed activities including tall ship tours, pirate and cannon crews, live music, games, crafts, food, and beer.

Library Scavenger Hunt

June 29, 10 am—5 pm

Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Earn prizes for completing a space-themed scavenger hunt.

Family Cardboard Maker Space

June 29, 10:30—11:30 am

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

 

Use the library’s boxes, cardboard scraps, paper, tape, and safe cutters to make your own cardboard creations to take home.

Magical Unicorn Event at Sweet and Sassy

June 29, 10:30 am

250 Plaza Drive, Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Get a unicorn makeover, eat snacks, and end with a Unicoronation! Book online.

‘Hakuna Matata’ Painting Event at Muse Paintbar

June 29, noon—2:15 pm

255 Main Street, #150, King of Prussia

 

Muse is holding a kid-friendly paint event with Lion King themed art! Their custom Lumify backlighting will illuminate the art on the canvas, making it easy to trace shapes and outlines. The kitchen opens at 11:30 am, so come early! Reserve your spot online.

BBQ & Bluegrass

June 29, noon—5 pm

Highland Orchards, 1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester

 

Eat, drink, and jam! Plus, craft vendors, kids’ activities, and pick-your-own blueberries.

‘The Aristocats’ KIDS

June 29, 1–2:30 pm

Phoenixville Area Middle School, 386 City Line Ave., Phoenixville

 

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is great for all ages. Tickets available online.

Pop-Up Naturalist: Birds and Beaks

June 29, 1—5 pm

Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills

 

Join Newlin’s staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities. Look for the pop-up naturalist tent in different parts of the park and discover the plants and animals that call Newlin home. While specific activities will vary by theme, you can expect to find interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games and crafts, and fun for the whole family

S.M.Art Kids: Space Camp

June 29

Basic Training (Grades 1-3): 3:30—4:30 pm

Advanced Training (Grades 4-5) 2—3 pm

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

 

Learn about the solar system, the Apollo 11 moon landing, and modern space travel through hands-on simulations and crafts. Registration is required online (links above).

The Hilarious Magic of Sam Sandler

June 29, 3—4

Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Sam Sandler is America’s premier Deaf Magician and one of the top family entertainers in the country, combining magic and comedy with jaw-dropping illusions, music, and audience participation to create unique and spectacular shows for the whole family. All ages welcome.

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

June 29, 4 pm (performance starts at 5 pm)

West Chester University, 700 South High Street, West Chester

 

A free, family-friendly performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will take place on the quad. Pack a picnic lunch, grab a lawn chair, and bring your whole family – this play is appropriate for all ages. Come early for an activity fair including face painting, games, crafts, and more. In the case of rain, the performance will move indoors.

Community Day in East Goshen Park

June 29, 4:30—9 pm

1655 Paoli Pike, West Chester

 

Bring the family for an evening of live music, moon bounces, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, and more!

Princess Meet and Greet at Sweet and Sassy

June 29, 5—6:30 pm

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Share a magical day with princesses, including spa services, treats, photos, and of course a princess coronation! Book online.

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts

June 29, 7 pm

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

 

Concert by Christine Havrilla and Gypsy Fuzz with Greenhouse Weeds. $15 for adults; kids 16 and under get in free.

Sunday

Canal Day

June 30, 9 am—5 pm

Lock 60, 400 Towpath Rd., Phoenixville

 

This day full of fun along the Schuylkill Canal Park includes food trucks, live music, Sly Fox Beer Garden, kids’ activities (fishing derby, petting zoo, balloon clown, bird of prey program, and face painting), and competitive activities.

Media Pride Day

June 30, 1—3 pm

Plum Street Mall, Plum and State streets, Media

 

A family-friendly event with a reading of the Borough Council Proclamation of June as Pride, songs from Camp Media Theatre kids, performances, speakers, and live music.

Ariel’s Under the Sea Adventure

June 30, 3 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.

Havertown Pride Picnic

June 30, 4—7 pm

Merwood Park, Wynnefield Dr., Havertown

 

Celebrate community, play games, and have fun! H-CAN, the Havertown-Area Community Action Network, is hosting a family-friendly, potluck-style Pride Picnic free and open to the public. You can sign up online to let everyone know what you’re bringing.

Upper Merion Township Concerts Under the Stars

June 30, 6 pm

175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia

 

Free concert by Tom Rush accompanied by Matt Nakoa. Rain or shine.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Strasburg Railroad.

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

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