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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: May 25–26

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

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

May 23–June 2

23 Dorset Road, Devon

 

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair combines equestrians, family fun, and Main Line tradition in one fabulous 10-day event. Check out our preview to plan your trip, including family days, special events, and more!

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.

Chaddsford Winery Country Music Festival

May 25—27

632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford

 

Chaddsford will be rocking at the Winery all weekend long with live country music, food truck fare, and sangria slushies! Admission is free, so pack snacks and a picnic blanket and bring the kids along!

Memorial Day Weekend at Sesame Place

May 25—26

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Celebrate with your favorite furry friends, take a patriotic photo with Elmo in his red, white, and blue attire, and catch fireworks on Sunday night to cap off the weekend.

YPTW Presents: ‘State Fair’

May 24—June 2

The Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore

 

Young People’s Theatre Workshop presents this Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic. Reserve tickets online.

The Big Bounce

May 24—26, May 31—June 2

Maple Zone Sports Complex, 4881 Chichester Ave., Aston

 

Featuring the world’s largest bounce house, an incredible 900+ foot long obstacle course, an inflatable space-themed wonderland, and more, The Big Bounce brings lots of family fun. Tickets available online.

Thy Geekdom Con

May 24—26

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Rd., Oaks

 

Celebrate anime, gaming, and more at this weekend-long convention. Tickets available online. Kids 11 and under get in free.

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.

Brandywine River Museum 48th Annual Antiques Market

May 25 — May 27, 9:30 am – 5 pm
1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd, Chadds Ford

 

Fine antiques including furniture, rugs, porcelain, needlework, and much more from 26 distinguished dealers from the mid-Atlantic and beyond will be on sale. Proceeds from this annual fundraising event benefit the Museum Volunteers’ Purchase Fund, and art education and programming.

Saturday

Build your own Terrarium or Fairy Garden

May 25, 10—11 am

Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Choose from a variety of containers and plants, and the Linvilla staff will guide you through the whole process of making a terrarium. Fairy garden figures are sold separately. $35; call 610-876-7116 to register.

Eco-Family Program: Invaders! Hike and Clean Up

May 25, 11 am—noon

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Zoo educators will identify intruders like the spotted lanternfly, and help you learn how they are affecting our native species. You can also aid in invasive plant removal from zoo property. This is a free program, but registration is required.

Pop-Up Naturalist: Wonderful Wildflowers

May 25, 1—5 pm

Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills

 

Look for the pop-up naturalist tent in different parts of the park and discover the plants and animals that call Newlin home. Expect interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games and crafts, and fun for the whole family.

Workshop: Fun with Felting

May 25, 1—3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

During this one-day workshop, students ages 8 and up will be using the wet felting method to paint with fibers as they create their own landscape picture. Pre-register online.

PA One Book Storytime and Craft

May 25, 1:30—2:30 pm

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

 

Join for a reading of the “PA One Book” selection for older children, Not a Box by Antoinette Portis, and then get creative with a box, tape, and markers!  Aimed at children ages 5 to 9.

Teen and Tween Yoga

May 25, 2 pm

Middletown Free Library, 21 North Pennell Road, Media

 

Tweens and teens (ages 10 and up) are invited for a free yoga class at the library. No registration required.

Devon Horse Show’s Itty Bitty Tea Party

May 25, 2:30—4 pm

23 Dorset Road, Devon

 

Children will experience an afternoon of fun as they sip on refreshments, enjoy tea party treats and participate in a special craft. Separate tickets are required for this special event. Want to know more about the Devon Horse Show? Check out our preview!

Sunday

Last Chance: ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Media Theatre

May 26, 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.

Girl Scout STEM Day at Elmwood Park Zoo

May 26, 3—4:30 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Come meet the women who help make Elmwood Park Zoo possible. Learn all about what they do at the zoo during interactive stations including bookkeeping, education, and veterinary care. Free with zoo admission, but pre-registration is required.

Memorial Day Fireworks at Sesame Place

May 26, 9:15 pm

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and more Sesame friends, as their music fills the air and the sky is covered with colorful bursts of brilliance. Fireworks will begin immediately following the 9 pm evening performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade. Entry into Sesame Place will be limited five minutes prior to the start of Memorial Day weekend fireworks.


Memorial Day

Check out our roundups of Memorial Day events in the city and on the Main Line.

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

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

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