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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: October 6–7

Plan the perfect weekend with our picks!

Plan the perfect weekend with our picks!

 

Click here for ongoing events that run through the weekend; click here for Philly events.

All Weekend

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular

Weekends through October 28

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

Come in costume and enjoy three special Halloween-themed shows; soar, swing, fly, and cruise on three Count von Count themed mechanical rides, and see everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume. There will be special Halloween parades (including a special night one on Saturday), trick-or-treating, and more. This repeats every weekend through October, so if you can’t make it, there are more chances!

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Weekends through October 28

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Brick-or-Treat throughout LEGOLAND as part of their Halloween scavenger hunt, build a LEGO pumpkin for their patch, enjoy themed builds and photo-ops, and more. Costumes encouraged!

Pumpkin Playground at Longwood Gardens

September 29—October 31

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

Visit the Children’s Corner for some hands-on pumpkin fun, and capture a festive fall photo with the largest pumpkin on display, weighing in at more than 700 pounds!

Linvilla Orchards Pumpkinland

Through November 5

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Celebrate fall with larger than life figures and scarecrows, piles of pumpkins, Hayrides to the Witch’s House, pick-your-own produce, corn and hay bale mazes, and much more.

Seussical: A Musical 

October 6, 7 pm; October 7, 11 am and 3 pm

Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Blvd., Swarthmore

 

All you favorite Dr. Seuss characters come together in one place for this fun and flashy musical geared for kids of all ages.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 

October 6 – 7, 2 pm

Delaware Children’s Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE

 

We all know this classic tale, but most kids love repetition so why not see it again? This version comes with a princess parade.

 

Saturday

Haverford Township Day

October 6, 8 am—4 pm

Darby Road and Brookline Boulevard, Havertown

 

Enjoy live entertainment (including live music on three stages), a flea market, craft fair, a parade, food, and more at this annual community day.

Phoenixville Kiwanis KidsFest

October 6, 9 am—3 pm

Reeves Park, Second Ave., Phoenixville

 

This free festival will have live music, food, balloon art, selfie booth, scarecrow contest, and more!

Elmwood Park Zoo Member Morning

October 6, 9—10 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

EPZ Members receive admission to the zoo an hour earlier than it opens to the public.

CCAA Free Saturday Art Classes at Kennett Garage

October 6, 9:30 am for ages 4-9, 11 am—noon for ages 10-15

115 South Union Street, Kennett Square

 

Chester County Art Association offers free art classes on Saturdays during the school year. These free art classes are a drop-in format, so kids can join on any Saturday that they wish. There are themed projects adjusted for each age group! Ages 4-9 class is at 9:30 am, and ages 10-15 class is at 11 am.

Fall Harvest Festival at Newlin Grist Mill

October 6, 10 am—4 pm

219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills

 

Tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate colonial trades; while families will also enjoy activities like hayrides, pumpkin painting and colonial games.

Mindfulness Magic

October 6, 10–11 am

Narberth Community Food Bank, 201 Sabine Ave., Narberth

 

Drop-in for this free weekly family mindfulness session.

Upper Merion Fall Festival

October 6, 11 am—3 pm

Heuser Park, 694 W. Beidler Rd., King of Prussia

 

This annual festival has fun for the whole family, including wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, balloon art, live music, treats, games, crafts, bouncing, and much, much more!

Cornhole Tournament

October 6, 1 pm

93 Brittany Ln., Glenmoore

 

Benefiting the Kirra Faith Foundation–a nonprofit helping families through the tragedy of losing a baby–teams of two can enter the tournament for $20. Fun uniforms are encouraged and trophies will be awarded to those in search of cornhole glory. The overall winners will be awarded $250!  Spectators can enjoy a variety of foods, carnival style games, face painting, and enter the Chinese auction for the chance to win amazing prizes.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

October 6, 2—4 pm

746 Panmure Road, Haverford

 

These classes are geared for small children 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 Movie Premiere: ‘The Captain: Legends Begin’

October 6, 3—5 pm

Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Rd., Broomall

 

See a film by 12th grader Casey Costigan, and stay for a Q&A with the cast and crew. Free admission and popcorn.

Sunset and S’mores

October 6, 5—7 pm

Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE

 

Bring the family out for a scenic hayride through Mt. Cuba’s Natural Lands, ending at a bonfire with fireside snacks, s’mores, and adult and family-friendly beverages while the sun sets. Pre-registration is required. Kids age 2 and under are free.

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in Suburban Square

October 6, 6:30 pm

Anderson and Coulter Avenues, Ardmore

 

Enjoy a free screening of A Wrinkle in Time on the lawn at Suburban Square.

‘Be Our Guest’ Fountain Performance at Longwood Gardens

October 6, 8:15 pm

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

Reserve your tickets now for a special Disney-themed illuminated fountain performance, featuring songs from all your favorite classics.

 

Sunday

Media Food and Crafts Festival

October 7, 9 am—5 pm

Downtown Media

 

Enjoy a day of live music as you browse craft vendors and enjoy the flavors of Media.

Family Fun Day 

October 7 10 am – 6 pm

Hurricane Hill Farm, 704 E. Reeceville Rd., Coatesville

 

Come spend the day running through the Eagles-themed corn maze, try the pumpkin jump pad, shoot off the corn cannon, climb to the top of the hay bales, and of course watch a special pig race. Even better…a portion of ticket costs will benefit the local Rainbow Elementary School.

Express Yourself 

October 7, 11 am – 2 pm

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

 

Expert art teachers will lead your child through a project to help them understand how art can be used to express emotions. At 11:30 am the Academy of International Ballet will hold a performance that includes an excerpt from The Nutcracker.

Falling Leaf Fest

October 7, 11 am

Eagleview Town Center, Exton

 

This sweet spot in Chester County pulls out all the stops to celebrate fall. The day starts with a charity bike race benefiting Cure4Cam. Mid-day visitors can walk among the foliage as they enjoy craft vendors, activities for the kids, and lots of food options from the restaurants on site. If you aren’t in a hurry grab a table by the fountain and enjoy the “Got Talent?” performance while the kids run around in the grassy areas.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: Prince for Kids!

October 7, 11:30 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, the music of Prince, performed by Philly favorite Johnny Showcase (you may know him as the kid-friendly Johnny Shortcake).

Author Hallee Adelman at Children’s Book World

October 7, noon

17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford

 

Local author Hallee Adelman will be at Children’s Book World for the release of her first picture book, My Quiet Ship, a poignant story about a young boy who uses his imagination to create a quiet place where he can escape the yelling and anger in his home.

The Fall Harvest and Great Pumpkin Patch 

October 7, 1 – 4 pm

The Willows Park, 490 Darby Paoli Rd., Villanova

 

Recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s award winning fall events, this is a must-do for families in the area. Take a tractor ride and pick a pumpkin, grab a pony ride, listen to live music, and new this year is the mechanical bull and an inflatable Velcro wall.

Family Fun Cooking Class: Crêpes

October 7, 1—3 pm

Sur la Table, 690 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia

 

The whole family will get hands-on practice cooking, folding, filling, and garnishing sweet and savory crêpes. The best part? Sampling all your tasty creations. Pre-registration is required.

Family Mindfulness Muscle Training

October 7, 3—4 pm

Tribe Fitness Main Line, 396 Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

These $20 weekly family drop-in mindfulness sessions use neuroscience, games, movement, and of course bubbles and flashlights! Families will learn skills and practices to be more present, aware, and mindful in their daily lives. Email bubblesflashlights@gmail.com or call 610-357-1975 to register.

 

Photo courtesy of Sesame Place.

 

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