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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: May 11–12

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Mother’s Day Weekend!

For all our picks, including some very special brunches, check out our roundup! Heading into the city for Mother’s Day? Look here!

‘The Secret Garden’ at SALT Performing Arts

May 10—19

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is re-imagined in brilliant musical. Tickets available online.

‘The Addams Family’ at Wolf Performing Arts Center

May 10—12

1240 Montrose Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

They’re creepy and they’re kooky in this sweet, hilarious musical!

Run the Vineyards: Mother’s Day 5K

May 11 and 12

Penns Woods Winery, 124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford

 

Race through the beautiful Vineyard trails, leading back to some world class wine and live music. Kids can participate too, with a fun run at 10 am. Register online.

Animal Adventure Weekend at Sesame Place

May 11—12

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Enjoy animal shows, animal encounters and Safari Scavenger Hunts all weekend long!

Mother’s Day Weekend at Longwood Gardens

May 11—12

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

Spend time in the gardens, enjoy live music in the beer garden, take in a spectacular illuminated fountain show, and more. Timed tickets are recommended.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Elmwood Park Zoo

May 11 and 12, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Pick between morning and afternoon all weekend, and enjoy a delicious brunch buffet and a day at the zoo.

Saturday

Penn Wynne 5K and Family Fun Run

May 11, 7:45—10 am

Penn Wynne Elementary School, 250 Haverford Road, Wynnewood

 

This annual race benefits Penn Wynne Library and the Penn Wynne Elementary HSA. In addition to the 5K, there is also a one-mile fun run,, plus fun for spectators including bounce house, fire truck display, face painting, and more.

The Saturday Club Consignment Sale

8 am—2 pm

The Saturday Club, 117 West Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

First held in June 2009, The Saturday Club Women and Children’s Consignment Sale is a popular bi-annual event held each fall and spring. All proceeds benefit The Saturday Club and our philanthropic support of women’s and children’s charities. Saturday is the sale’s final day, and all items go to half price—until 12:30 pm, when it becomes $5 bag time!

Workshop: Chocolate Teacup Sculpture

May 11, 10 am—noon

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Kids ages 7 and up will sculpt with chocolate in this one-of-a-kind workshop with Guinness World Record holders Jim Victor and Marie Pelton. Participants learn tempering techniques and casting as they form chocolate teacups using white or milk chocolate (or both), then embellish with candies and piped details. Pre-register online.

Froggy Madness

May 11, 10—11:30 am

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Learn how to identify frogs and toads by sight and sound, and explore their habitats. Suitable for ages 4 and up. Pre-register online.

Stoneleigh Stroll About

May 11, 10 am—2 pm

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova

 

Explore what makes Stoneleigh special, and celebrate the arrival of spring. Hands-on activities for the whole family include tossing “seed bombs” in the native plant meadow, building animal homes, and guided explorations to learn about pollinators and birds. Free, but online registration is required.

Friends School Haverford Annual Spring Fair

May 11, 11 am—3 pm

851 Buck Lane, Haverford

 

The FSH Spring Fair is a time-honored tradition for the entire community. Highlights include mini golf, carnival games, balloon art, carnival games, kids’ crafts, food, vendors, and more. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family.

Drop-In Robotics Lab at Chester Springs Library

May 11, noon—3 pm

1709 Art School Rd., Chester Springs

 

Come and drop in for some robotics action. Stay for as long as you like, investigate and interact with the library’s extensive robotics collection. Suggested ages are grades K and over with their adult.

Mommy and Me Mother’s Day Fun at Sweet and Sassy

May 11, 12:30—2 pm

50 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Enjoy snacks, mom and daughter makeovers, dancing, a mom-daughter runway show, keepsake photo, and more! Reserve your spot online.

 Haverford Drama Club’s Princess Party

May 11, 1—3 pm

Haverford High School, 200 Mill Rd., Havertown

 

Haverford High School Drama Club will be hosting its annual Princess Party—an afternoon of fun, food, live music, and games, and lots of your favorite princesses!

Workshop: Mother’s Day Tea Party

May 11, 1 — 4 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

In this three-hour workshop, mothers and children will learn about and prepare dishes for a high tea, hear about English table etiquette and experience the diverse blend of flavors, textures, colors and herbs while enjoying a meal together. Pre-registration is required. This is suited for kids ages 4 and up.

Blooms and Bees

May 11, 1—2:30 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

With the help of zoo educators, you’ll get a chance to get your hands dirty and pot your own native plant to take home. This is a free program, but zoo admission and registration is required.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

May 4, 2—4 pm

Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford

 

These classes are geared for children (ages 3-10) to attend alongside their guardian. Each class will begin with a tour of Main Line Art Center’s facilities, followed by a story that will relate to a craft. Media will vary weekly, ranging from painting, to mixed media, to printmaking. Register online.

St. Denis Fun Fair

May 11, 2 pm

300 E. Eagle Rd., Havertown

 

The fair comes to an end with one last day of games, food, and rides for all ages.

Teddy Bear Picnic

May 11, 2—3 pm

Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Bring a teddy bear and wear a disguise to enjoy a special picnic! Ages 3 and up. Registration is required.

Pizza in a Pot

May 11, 2—3 pm

Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon

 

Children aged 4-10 years will create a vegetable container garden that will provide all the plant ingredients they need to make a nutritious and delicious pizza –tomatoes, peppers and herbs planted in April will be ready to harvest by August. Online pre-registration is required.

Mother Goose Magic

May 11, 3—3:45 pm

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville

 

Currier’s Magical Mania will act out timeless nursery rhymes updated with a few sprinkles of contemporary comedy and magic. Audience participation welcome, pre-registration required.

‘The Lion King Jr.’

May 11, 7 pm

Holy Child School at Rosemont, 1344 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont

 

Holy Child School at Rosemont’s production of The Lion King Jr.! Buy tickets online or at the door (cash or check only if in person).

Sunday

Mother’s Day Yoga and Mimosas

May 12, 9:30 am—noon

Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High St., West Chester

 

Namaste at Lulu’s this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a light breakfast, craft, photo booth, and yoga for you and your little one. RSVP to luluscasitawestchester@gmail.com; $20 per child.

Mother’s Day El Bruncho at Lulu’s Casita

May 12, 9:30 am — noon

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Enjoy all-you-can-eat food stations, plus coffee and mimosas for the adults, while your kids play in the playspace. RSVP to info@luluscasita.com to join.

Mother’s Day Fishing at Linvilla Orchards

May 12, 8 am– 4 pm

137 W. Knowlton Road, Media

 

Mothers fish for free at Linvilla’s Orchard Lake with paid child’s admission.

Gardening with Children

May 12, 10—11 am

Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Miss Marcia will be talking about the parts of a flower and making seed paper for a special Mother’s Day gift. Call 610-876-7116 to register.

Muffins for Mums

May 12, 10 am—noon

Chatter Splatter, 1030 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken

 

Enjoy muffins and drinks while your kids play, meet Anna and Kristoff from Frozen, and enjoy balloon twisting and face painting. Register online.

The Willowdale Steeplechase

May 12, 10 am—6 pm

101 E. Street Road, Kennett Square

 

This family-friendly day of world-class steeplechase racing in Chester County’s horse country is fun and for a good cause. In addition to the horses, there’s a kids’ alley, antique cars, and more.

Mother’s Day Brunch and a Movie: ‘The Sound of Music’

May 12, 11 am

Movie Tavern, 110 Bartlett Ave., Exton

 

Come for a delicious brunch buffet and a screening of The Sound of Music. Reserve your seats online.

Kids’ Crafts for Mom at Terrain

May 12, 11 am — 1 pm

914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Bring along the little ones to make a sweet surprise! Reservations are required. $5 per child includes all materials and instruction.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: Beatles for Kids

May 12, 11:45 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!

Color Me Mine Mimosas with Mom

May 12, 11 am—12:30 pm and 1—2:30 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Paint and sip with Mom on Mother’s Day! Includes one mimosa (Sprite/OJ also available) and up to 90 minutes of paint time. Pre-register online.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Media Theatre

April 28, 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.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

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

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