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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: March 30–31

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

Last Chance: Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

Through March 31

137 West Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences with 18 holes of golf that each explore a different topic of our natural world.

GVHS Drama Guild Presents “The Sound of Music”

March 29—31

Great Valley High School, 225 North Phoenixville Pike, Malvern

 

The hills are alive! Great Valley High School presents this classic musical all weekend. Online ticket sales end 5 hours before each performance. You will be able to purchase tickets at the door, but come 30 minutes early to avoid long lines.

‘Into the Woods’

March 28—31

Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Rd., Saint Davids

 

This Tony Award winning musical sees wishes come true and what may be after our favorite classic fairy tales’ “happy ever.” Familiar Grimms’ characters like Cinderella, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, and Jack from the Beanstalk are reimagined in this dark fantastical comedy. Tickets available online.

‘The LEGO Movie’ Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

February 15—April 28

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Celebrate the new LEGO Movie 2! Join Emmet and the gang during event weekends with exclusive building activities, character experiences, interactive photo opportunities, and more.

Saturday

Sensory-Friendly Saturday: Art Sense

March 30, 9—10:30 am

Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

 

Created in conjunction with occupational therapists and local families specifically for visitors on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorder and their families, this inclusive program strives to provide a welcoming experience including sensory activities, quiet break areas, fidgets and noise-cancelling headphones to borrow, and more. Free; space is limited and registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact Laura Westmoreland at lwestmoreland@brandywine.org or 610.388.8120

Philadelphia Royal Princess Ball

March 30, 9:45—11:30 am

Radisson Valley Forge, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia

 

Join the princesses for a morning of singing, dancing, stories, photo ops, and more. Your little one (ages 3-7) will get to participate in princess games, storytime sing-along, and even learn some ballroom dance moves. Pre-register online.

‘The Last Unicorn’ at BMFI

March 30, 11 am

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Enjoy this 1982 animated epic on the big screen. Before the movie, stop by Ludington Library at 10 am for The Last Unicorn themed crafts. Tickets available online.

Mad Hatter Tea Party

March 30, 11 am—2 pm

Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Meet and greet with Alice and the Mad Hatter at their garden tea party, plus the Easter Bunny! Also, enjoy teacup decorating, games, balloon twisting, a photo station, treats, and more. Reserve your spot online.

Family Day of Clay: Sport Plates

March 30, 1—2:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne

 

Join Wayne Art Center the ceramic studio to create a sport-inspired plate. Students choose the sport to focus on and identify the type of ball used, then are led as they create their plate using a clay slab. Once the plate is shaped students use underglaze to paint the plate and bring their ball to life! All work created will be bisque fired and clear glazed in Wayne Art Center’s ceramics department and will be ready for pick-up two weeks after the event. Recommended for children ages 6 and older. Pre-register in advance.

Disney Junior Play Date

March 30, 1—3 pm

King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia

 

Stop by for sing-a-longs, crafts, and fun based on Disney Junior music.

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ at Colonial Theatre

March 30, 1:30 pm

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

 

Colonial Theatre is screening TMNT, and I’m not talking the 21st century reboot, but the ridiculous 1990 original live action film from our childhood. Reserve your tickets online to catch it on the big screen.

The Reason for a Flower

March 30, 2—3 pm

Ardmore Library,108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Come for a special storytime on The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller. Learn about flowers, pollen, and seeds while planting your own seed to take home! Pre-register online.

Elsa and Anna’s Girls Day Out

March 30, 4:30—6:15 pm

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

 

Enjoy a Frozen girls’ day out with Anna and Elsa! Sing and dance with the princesses, get a Frozen makeover, enjoy snacks, and more. Pre-register online because this always sells out.

Sunday

Magical Unicorn Event

March 31, 11:30 am—1 pm

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

 

Kids will get a unicorn makeover, do crafts, enjoy snacks, and finish the event with a Unicoronation! Pre-register online.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Media Theatre

March 31, noon

104 E. State St., Media

 

Perfect for ages 4 and up, this rollicking, humorous, and musical adventure based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, includes audience participation, and was written specifically for the Media Theatre stage. Tickets available online.

Family and Public Skating Sunday

March 31, 1—3 pm

Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, 220 Holland Ave, Ardmore

 

Public skating Sundays were so popular that they’ve extended them into February and March!

Author Jennifer Robin Barr at Children’s Book World

March 31, 1—2 pm

17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford

 

Local author Jennifer Robin Barr has written her first middle-grade novel, Goodbye, Mr. Spalding, which takes place in Philadelphia during the Depression and ties together true events about the Philadelphia Athletics with a story of friendship, adventure, and growing up. Barr will be at Children’s Book World to share and sign her book.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Brandywine River Museum.

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

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