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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: November 10–11

Plan the perfect weekend with our picks!

Plan the perfect weekend with our picks!

 

Looking for more? Here’s what’s going on in Philly!

All Weekend

Garden Railway at Longwood Gardens

Through January 6, 2019

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

Find this yearly favorite right near the restaurant at Longwood—it includes almost 400 feet of track, and beautiful models of favorite Longwood buildings constructed from natural materials.

Painting with a Twist: Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’

November 10 and 11, 3—5 pm

401 West Chester Pike, Havertown

 

This all-ages session of Painting with a Twist will create a piece of art inspired by Disney’s Christopher Robin. Sign up online.

Saturday

Neighborhood Toy Store Day at Monkey Fish Toys

November 10, 9 am—7 pm

662 Downingtown Pike, West Chester

 

Celebrate shopping local with toy demonstrations, giveaways, face painting, and more fun surprises.

Kid’s Cooking Class at Maggiano’s

November 10, 9—11 am

Maggiano’s Little Italy, 205 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia

 

Children ages 5-10 will have fun in creating a traditional Italian dish, decorating their own personal chef hats, and ending with a delicious lunch buffet. Pre-register online by November 9.

Kids Cook Pies and Desserts (Ages 8 and up)

November 10, 9:30 am—noon or 1—3:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

This hands-on family workshop will teach tips, techniques, and bakers’ secrets for making seasonal pie fillings and flaky pie dough from scratch. Create a delicious assortment of Thanksgiving pies and desserts to share with family and friends. Pre-register online for morning or afternoon class. For ages 8 and up.

Build your own Terrarium: Fairy Garden Edition

November 10, 10—11 am

Linvilla Orchards, 598 Linvill Rd., Media

 

Choose from a variety of containers and plants, and create your own beautiful terrarium with guidance from Garden Center staff.

Santa Fest at Plymouth Meeting Mall

November 10, 10 am—1 pm

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

 

Santa will board the Harmonville Fire Truck and arrive at the mall accompanied by the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Marching Band. Enjoy snacks, games, crafts, and entertainment to ring in the holiday season. Plus, visit with Elsa and Olaf from Frozen! RSVP here.

Food Truck Frenzy at Linvilla Orchards

November 10, 11 am—5 pm

598 Linvill Rd., Media

 

This family fun event will feature a variety of food trucks, as well as live music, hayrides, pony rides, face painting, train rides, straw bale maze, and apple sling shot!

‘The Last Unicorn’ at Colonial Theatre

November 10, 11:30 am (sensory-friendly screening) and 1:30 pm

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

 

Bring the kids to see this 1982 animated classic on the big screen for one day only. The 11:30 am screening will be sensory-friendly with relaxed theater rules.

Technology Time at Ardmore Library

November 10, 1—3 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Kids can come play and learn about robotics with Code-A-Pillars, R2D2, and Dash and Dot robots! Please bring a smartphone or tablet to download the apps if possible.

Family Day of Clay: Faux Cactus (ages 6-16)

November 10, 1—2:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Choose a type of cactus and create it out of clay along with your kids. Each participant will get a terra cotta pot to take their cactus home. Pre-register online.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

November 10, 2—4 pm

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.

Author Kevin Cornell at Children’s Book World

November 10, 7 pm

17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford

 

Kevin Cornell is visiting with his picture book Lucy Fell Down the Mountain.

Sunday

Story Book Brunch at Kaiserman JCC

November 11, 10 am—noon

45 Haverford Road, Wynnewood

 

At this interactive bagel breakfast, Mother Goose will be joined by special readers from the JCC preschool, and other surprise guest readers. Children will receive an autograph book to collect signatures from resident characters, readers and surprise guests. Pre-register online.

Funky Brunch and Market at Ardmore Music Hall

November 11, 10:30 am—3 pm

23 E. Lancaster Ave.

 

This all-ages event features local vendors, a brunch menu, and live music, all for free!

Pancakes & Pajamas at 30 Main

November 11, 11 am—2 pm (live jazz at noon)

660 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn

 

The Plaid Pajamas Project is kicking off their 2018 collection season with a pancake breakfast at 30 Main. Kids eat free, and if you donate a new pair of pajamas you’ll receive $10 off of your bill. At noon, enjoy live jazz by Greg Davis and Wally Smith.

Veterans Day Ceremony and Events at Valley Forge

November 11, 11 am—3 pm

Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia

 

This historic site will host a Commemoration Ceremony at the National Memorial Arch, tours of the grounds, and military demonstrations. You can also visit the house that George Washington rented during the six-month encampment at Valley Forge.

Family Fun Day at Gypsy Saloon

November 11, 1—6 pm

128 Ford St., West Conshohocken

 

Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with Santa photos, crafts, games, cupcake decorating, and even live reindeer!

 

Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

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

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