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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: November 3–4

Plan the perfect weekend with our picks!

Plan the perfect weekend with our picks!

 

Click here for ongoing events that run through the weekend.

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All Weekend

Final Weekend for Hurricane Hill’s Eagles Corn Maze

November 3—4, 10 am—5 pm

Hurricane Hill Farm Corn Maze, 704 E. Reeceville Road, Coatesville

 

Stop out one last time for a stroll through the Eagles corn maze and take a hay ride before winter comes. Plus, bounce houses, rides, farm animals, the corn cannon, and more!

Phoenixville Harvest Festival 

November 1 – 4

Downtown Phoenixville

 

This four-day festival includes a craft fair, pet parade, movie night, and more!

CATS: The Broadway Musical 

November 3, 2 pm and 7 pm; November 4, 2 pm

SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

While this musical has been around a long time, that isn’t stopping the cast at SALT from putting their own unique spin on it. Join all the cats as they celebrate the Jellicle Ball. Tickets available online.

Peddler’s Village Apple Festival

November 3—4, 10 am—6 pm

Peddler’s Village, Lahaska

 

Celebrate Apple season in Bucks County with a weekend of family fun including food, live entertainment, and a kids’ carnival area outside Giggleberry Fair.

Saturday

Kids Cook Thanksgiving! Cooking Workshop

November 3, 9:30 am—12:30 pm or 1:30—4:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

In this special Family Culinary Workshop for kids age 8 and older with a parent, your kids will learn how to help prepare a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with Chef Birgit Eichinger. Pre-registration required.

Family Print-In

November 3, 10—11:30 am

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Learn the basics of printmaking and use real printmaking tools and techniques to create colorful and unique hand-printed cards! Each person will go home with 10 cards. For kids ages 7-13. Pre-register online.

Build a Bat House

November 3, 10 am—noon

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Kids age 7 and up can build their own Rocket Bat House with materials and guidance from Tyler. Pre-register online.

Corn Husk Dolls Workshop

November 3, 10 am—noon

Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media

 

Students will be taught about Native American and Colonial traditions, and create a one-of-a-kind hand-made cornhusk dolls. Call (610) 876-7116 to register.

‘My Neighbor Totoro’ at BMFI

November 3, 11 am

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

 

Bring the kids for this Miyazaki classic! Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Fall Food and Craft Festival

November 3, noon—5 pm

Highland Orchards, 1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester

 

Family-friendly fun on the farm with live music, entertainment, food trucks, craft vendors, local and regional craft beers, wine, and cider.

Phoenixville Craft Carnival

November 3, noon—3 pm

Andre Thornton Park, 55 N. Main St., Phoenixville

 

This family-friendly event includes hand-made craft vendors, and crafts, games, and activities for kids.

Build Your Own Robot (Ages 8-14)

November 3, 1—4 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

The instructors will explain the how to create electric circuits using a microcontroller, breadboard, ultrasound sensor, and programmable servo motors. All materials are provided and participants will leave with a self-driving, obstacle sensing robot!

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

November 3, 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.

Teen Gaming After Dark

November 3, 6:30—9 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Teens (grades 6-12) take over the library during this monthly, after-hours club with video games, board games, music, and art. Hang out with friends in this teens-only space. $5 for a group order of pizza is optional.

Sunday

Pirate Adventure Day

November 4, 10 am – 1 pm

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

 

With pirate-themed crafts, an art treasure hunt, and a live performance of Storytime Peter Pan by the Hedgrow Theatre, this is one you don’t want to miss.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents Red Hot Chili Peppers

November 4, 11:45 am (doors at 11 am)

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Avenue, 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! This week, it’s the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Pet Parade and Pet Day at Phoenixville Harvest Festival

November 4, noon—3 pm

Andre Thornton Park, 55 N. Main St., Phoenixville

 

The “Walking Buds” Pet Parade will begin at noon around Reeves Park. The event will also feature vendors, vets and experts, and fun for pets.

West Chester Veterans Day Parade

November 4, 2 pm

Downtown West Chester along Gay Street

 

West Chester pays tribute to all American veterans with a parade through downtown, ending with a ceremony in front of the Historic Courthouse on High Street.

Make Dog and Cat Toys for Local Shelters and Rescues

November 4, 2—3:30 pm

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford

 

Kids ages 8-12 can make a craft to donate. Pre-registration required.

Princess Party

November 4, 3—4:30 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Kids ages 2-5 can put on their most beautiful princess dresses and step out for an afternoon of make-believe fun. Listen to fairy tales, enjoy a snack fit for a future queen, and decorate crowns and wands.

Día de los Muertos Fiesta

November 4, 4—5:30 pm

American Legion, 2200 Grasslyn Ave., Havertown

 

Learn about the holiday, try some authentic treats, make a craft, and learn some Spanish! Register online.

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

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

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