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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: September 29–30

Plan the perfect weekend with our picks!

Plan the perfect weekend with our picks!

 

Click here for ongoing events that run through the weekend.

 

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

 

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!

Harvest Festival Weekend at Highland Orchards

September 29—30

1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester

 

Celebrate the season with apple picking, pumpkin picking, music, food trucks, crafters, kids’ activities, hayrides, face painters, and entertainment.

Pumpkin Playground Opens 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!

Fall Fun at Mt. Cuba Center 

September 29 – 30, 10 am – 2 pm

3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE

 

Not to miss activities include a make your own grass head to grow at home, and the make your own salamander habitat. Younger children will love the story times where they can learn about why leaves change color and fall to the ground. There will be food trucks, garden tours, and the chance to learn more about the plants native to our area.

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

September 29—30

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!

Fall Family Campout

September 29—30

UMLY, 1416 Berwyn Paoli Rd., Berwyn

 

Members of UMLY can connect with nature and wildlife through scavenger hunts in the Cassatt Preserve, stream and pond exploration, night hikes, nature crafts, nature center tours, and s’mores by the campfire. Light breakfast will be provided Sunday morning. Bring your own tent and camping gear. Pre-registration is required.

Hayrides to the Witches’ House

September 28–30, 5:30–8:30 pm

Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Geared towards children ten and under, this non-haunted adventure takes you on a 15- to 20-minute hayride to the Witches’ House. Once there, kids and their parents will enjoy a story, listen to jokes, and get a treat to take home. After the hayride, stay for apple cider and s’mores around the campfire. Stay and enjoy Pumpkinland fun like pick-your-own, face painting, and more!

Saturday

The Big Give

September 29

Various locations throughout the Philadelphia area

 

Drop off donations to Cradles to Crayons at various locations like Elmwood Park Zoo and Smith Memorial Playground for their Ready for School initiative. Read all about it here.

The Saturday Club Women’s and Children’s Consignment Sale (Half Price and $5 Bag Sale)

September 29, 8 am—2 pm

117 West Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

This popular sale benefits The Saturday Club and their philanthropic support of women’s and children’s charities. After a traditional consignment sale on Friday, it goes half-price on Saturday, followed by a $5 bag sale at noon!

Media Open Streets

September 29, 9 am—1:30 pm

Jackson Street, around Borough Hall, down 3rd Street to Glen Providence Park

 

Go out and play as the streets are closed to vehicular traffic! Family-friendly activities like yoga, live performances, storytime, chalking, and more will be going on—and you could even run into Spiderman!

Winged Wonders: The Magic of the Monarch Butterfly

September 29, 10 am—noon

851 Buck Lane, Haverford

 

Friends School Haverford presents a free science program for children and their families. Learn about the metamorphosis of the Monarch butterfly with live specimens, mini-lessons, children’s literature, and activities that inspire wonder and tap into children’s natural curiosity about the world of butterflies. Butterfly enthusiast and former Friends School Haverford teacher, Ann Ward, offers this unique butterfly program that teaches children about Monarch migration and the wonders of the outdoors. Creative art projects, face painting, and a special snack will also be offered during this educational afternoon program as well. The event is free to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Harriton Farmstead Fair

September 29, 10 am—4 pm

Harriton House, 500 Harriton Road, Bryn Mawr

 

This annual event features crafts, antiques, pony rides, historic house tours, children’s’ games, muskets and soldiers, blacksmiths, Bluegrass music, falconry and other birds of prey, and much more.

Once Upon a Garden

September 29, 10:30 am

Chanticleer, 786 Church Rd., Wayne

 

Nature storytime and craft for ages 3 and up. $5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass, kids 12 and under are free. No registration required.

Harry Potter Art Workshop

September 29, 11 am—1 pm

Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton

 

This two-hour all-ages Harry Potter art workshop is $25 per person. Call 610-524-1925 for more information.

National Ghost Hunting Day Craft

September 29, 11 am—1 pm

Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Make plastic bag ghosts to hang up for decoration in the Children’s Room. All materials provided; no registration necessary.

Authors Visit Children’s Book World

September 29, 1 pm and 3 pm

17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford

 

At 1 pm, illustrator Lee Harper will share his latest book, Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School; and Gene Barretta will share his fun book of word play called The Bass Plays the Bass. Then at 3 pm, author Amy Ignatow will share her latest book,Odds and Ends, the third and final book in her Odds series.

Pop-Up Naturalist: Persistent Pollinators

September 29, 1—5 pm

Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills

 

Join Newlin’s staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities in the pop-up naturalist tent with interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games and crafts, and fun for the whole family.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

September 29, 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.

Suburban Square Movie Series: ‘Despicable Me 3’

September 29, 6:30 pm

Anderson and Coulter Avenues, Ardmore

 

Come enjoy Despicable Me 3 on the lawn at Suburban Square.

Evening Campfire Program: The Battle of Valley Forge

September 29, 7—8 pm

Conway’s Brigade, located between Gulph Road and PA Route 23/Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia

 

Join a National Park Ranger for an interactive evening by the campfire to discuss unique stories of Valley Forge.

Sunday

Fall Foliage Express

September 30, noon and 2 pm

West Chester Railroad, 230 E. Market St., West Chester

 

Enjoy a fall afternoon with a 90-minute train ride along the picturesque Chester Creek Valley. Buy tickets online.

Children’s Book World Sunday Spotlight: Indie Authors

September 30, 1 pm

17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford

 

Meet three local women authors who have new books to share. Dorothy Potash, an author who lives in Wayne, will be sharing her newest picture book, Adelita, about an 8 year-old leatherback sea turtle. Holly Spofford, another resident of Wayne, has written A Letter For Hoot, a new mystery aimed at readers from preteen to adult. And Devon Carrow, an advocate for girls struggling with hair loss, low self-confidence, and bullying, wrote Happy As I Am about Annie, who discovers the true meaning of self-love.

Free Family Yoga

September 30, 2—3 pm

Sol Yoga Studio, 117 Ridge Pike, Conshohocken

 

Kids, parents, grandparents…..all are warmly invited to attend a free yoga class Sunday afternoon.

Family Mindfulness Muscle Training

September 30, 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.

Mermaid Ally at Charming Star Playroom

September 30, 3–5 pm

4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square

 

Mermaid Ally from Stacey’s Face Painting is coming! Kids will also get snacks and free glitter tattoos. Pre-registration is required.

 

 

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