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25+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: August 27–September 2

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Longwood Garden’s Festival of Fountains

Through September 30

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square


The gorgeous display of fountains is back combining lights, technology, and water displays which will excite the whole family.

Van Gogh Museum Editions Pop-up Tour

Through October 14

Lord and Taylor Court at King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia


If you’re at the mall (or need an excuse to go), stop by Lord and Taylor Court to see a display of unparalleled, curator-approved replicas of nine Van Gogh masterpieces– it is even possible to feel Van Gogh’s famous brushstrokes! This pop-up is the first stop on the Van Gogh Museum’s tour, and will be there until October 14.


Free Stroller Barre Class

August 27, 9:30—10:30 am

KOP Town Center, 155 Village Drive, King of Prussia


Try out a free outdoor workout class with your baby. Pre-register online.

Music Monday at Lulu’s Casita with Roots with Ruark

August 27, 10—10:30 am

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Join Ruark for music circle, then stay after and play at Lulu’s.

‘The Land Before Time’ at Tredyffrin Public Library

August 27, 12:30 pm

582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford

Come in out of the heat and enjoy a family-friendly movie—feel free to bring your own snacks!


Tiny Toddler Tuesday at Color Me Mine

August 28, 11 am—8 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne


Bring your tiny one in every Tuesday for $1 studio fees for both toddler and caregiver (price does not include pottery).

Tyler Arboretum Garden Sprouts

August 28, 1–2:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media


Kids age 4-6 will learn about the garden friends that help plants grow and bloom, dig for earthworms, and look for butterflies and bees.

Eagleview Summer Concert and Fireworks

August 28, 7 pm (fireworks at 8:45 pm)

565 Wellington Square, Exton


Send off summer with a free concert by Nik Greeley & the Operators, followed by fireworks at 8:45 pm.


Free Stroller Barre Class

August 29, 9:30—10:30 am

1216 Jones St., Conshohoken


Try out a free outdoor workout class with your baby. Pre-register online.

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

August 29, 10—10:30 am

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Come play at Lulu’s and enjoy a mini fiesta and bilingual storytime with the legendary Ms. Val.

Tyler Arboretum Campfire Chefs

August 29, 10—11:30 am

515 Painter Rd., Media


The Arboretum will serve as both outdoor kitchen and culinary inspiration for kids age 3-5. This week, it’s “Breakfast Time,” so kids will discover interesting ways to make breakfast over the fire. Pre-register online.

‘LEGO Batman Movie’ at Haverford Township Free Library

August 29, 3:30—5 pm

1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Beat the heat and enjoy the LEGO Batman Movie at the library.


Unicorn Day at Middletown Free Library

August 30, 10 am—7 pm (Drag Queen Storytime at 2:30 pm)

21 North Pennell Rd., Media


All ages are invited to enjoy all things unicorns, individuality, uniqueness, and colorful! Enjoy all-day activities, stations, and snacks; with a special Drag Queen Story Time with Brittany Lynn at 2:30pm! There is also a special Paint Your Own Unicorn Horn art project at 10:30 am. Registration is required for the art project, but not for the rest of the day’s activities.

Family Yoga at Highland Orchards

August 30, 10—10:30 am

1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Rd., West Chester


Treehouse Yoga instructors guide families through a fun and engaging yoga practice perfect for all ages. This month the instructors will focus on the beach! Pre-register online, and check in at the Farm Market by 9:45 am.

Pop-Up Biergarten at Historic Sugartown

August 30, 5—8 pm

690 Sugartown Rd., Malvern


Explore Sugartown’s historic buildings while enjoying a beverage to end summer. Historic Sugartown has teamed up with Malvern-based Locust Lane Craft Brewery, as well as Chaddsford Winery, Famous Crab Cakes by Rigatoni, Saloon 151, and Scoop’s ‘N’ Smiles to create a relaxing happy hour. There will also be paper marbling demonstrations on site.

Rockin’ Conshohocken Outdoor Concert

August 30, 7—9 pm

Mary Wood Park, E 5th Avenue and Hallowell Street, Conshohocken


Kids can enjoy the newly renovated playground equipment, while the rest of the family enjoys a live performance of Elvis tunes.


BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

August 31, 4—7:30pm

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Lulu’s is open until 7:30pm for more fun, BYOB and pizza starting at 4 pm. Parents can relax with some adult beverages while kids tire themselves out before bedtime.

BYOB Friday at Chatter Splatter

August 31, 4—8 pm

1032 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken


Bring your own beverage (and dinner) for some after-hours family playtime.

Weekend Events

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Main Line and Suburban Events

All Weekend

Labor Day Fireworks at Sesame Place

September 1—2, after the 8 pm parade

100 Sesame Road, Langhorne


Rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and Count von Count as their music fills the air and the sky is covered with colorful bursts of brilliance. Fireworks take place after the 8 pm evening performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade.

Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Country Fair

September 1–3

1325 Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore


Celebrating its 75th year, this iconic Chester County country fair has a midway full of fun for the kids, a wide array of vendors selling everything from antiques to handmade jewelry, and of course equestrian events all weekend long. Don’t miss the carriage parade or the alpaca meet and greet.


Member Morning at Elmwood Park Zoo

September 1, 9—10 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


EPZ Members receive early admission to the zoo, an hour before it opens to the public.

West Chester Growers Market Labor Day Weekend Picnic

September 1, 9 am—1 pm

Corner of N. Church & W. Chestnut streets, West Chester


This farmers’ market holds an annual picnic to thank customers. They’ll be grilling hot dogs and sweet corn, and serving lemonade.

Charming Star Playroom Grand Opening

September 1, 9 am–3 pm

4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square


Take your littlest ones to Charming Star Playroom–a new indoor play space in Newtown Square. Important note: This space is only open to kids six years and younger.

Delaware Children’s Museum: Star Wars Science

September 1, noon– 3 pm

550 Justison St., Wilmington, DE


Celebrate the force with hands-on science experiments and visits from your favorite Star Wars characters.

Summer unWINEd Concert featuring Fireworks

September 1, 5—10 pm

Shadybrook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley


Come for a live concert celebrating the music of the Eagles, wines by Rose Bank Winery, locally brewed craft beer, signature cocktails featuring PA distilled spirits, great food, lawn games, and fun for the kiddos. An amazing fireworks show will end the night. Tickets available online.


Free Entry to Elmwood Park Zoo for Norristown Residents

September 2, 2–5 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


Animal lovers who live in Norristown are invited to visit the EPZ for free! Don’t forget your proof of residency–a driver’s license or a utility bill will do the trick.


For more events, see our Main Line Labor Day guide.


Photograph courtesy of the Franklin Institute.

Contributing Writer