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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: February 10–16

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Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

January 18—March 22

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square


Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids from around the world.

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

January 11–March 29

137 West Knowlton Rd., Media


‘Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences with 18 holes of golf that each explores a different topic of our natural world.

Happy Place

Through February 29

King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia


Step into a mind-bending, colorful, larger-than-life and interactive 15,000 square foot pop-up installation in the King of Prussia Mall. Tickets available online.


Books and Beasts at Elmwood Park Zoo

February 10, 10:30 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


Come join EPZ’s Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month. Enjoy storytime with zoo education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get the chance to meet an education animal! Books are chosen for ages 6 years and under, but all ages are welcome. Free with admission; walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration is requested so they have a headcount.

STEAM Class at Lulu’s Casita

February 10, 10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Deep sensory exploration and unique process-based projects begin January 27 at Lulu’s Casita. $30 includes full-day admission to the play space, storytime, and a snack. Recommended for ages 2-6. Register online.

Freedom Quilts

February 10, 4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Kids will learn how Freedom Quilts were used in the Underground Railroad, then create their own Freedom Quilt patterns.

Beyblades Club at Monkey Fish Toys

February 10, 6 pm

662 Downingtown Pike, West Chester


Come in to learn, play, and battle – just have fun! Plus all Beyblade will be 10% off during the Club time!


Tyler Arboretum Storytime: ‘Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?’

February 11,  9:30—10:30 am

515 Painter Rd., Media


Interactive storytime and activity in for toddlers and their grownups in the cozy and historic barn. Pre-register online.

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards

February 11, 10 am

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media


Every Tuesday, Miss Marcia reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals, and nature; and children can also create a special craft each week. Free, no registration required.

Valentine’s Card Making at Penn Wynne Library

February 11, 10:30 am—5 pm

130 Overbrook Pkwy., Wynnewood


Drop by the library to create Valentine’s Day cards together as a family. All supplies provided.

Homeschool Happening: Coding

February 11, 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Homeschool elementary grades 2-5 will learn the basics of block coding and create their own animation. Registration is not required.

Tuesday Matinee at Ardmore Library

February 11, 1–3 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore


Gather at the library for a screening of Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

Pajama Storytime

February 11, 7—7:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Get in your PJs, bring a stuffy, and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed.  This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers.


New Mamas Support Group at Radnor Library

February 12, 9:45—11 am

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne


Chat over coffee while learning an educational and therapeutic approach to developmental challenges. Come and meet other moms and share your experiences while getting feedback, encouragement, and tools that you can use in everyday life with your baby. The group will meet on Wednesday mornings and is led by Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Behavior Specialist, Karolina Lazarov, MS,MA,LPC,LBS. Toys will be provided for babies to play with while you chat. No registration required.

Miss Gail’s Special Valentine’s Day Storytime and Craft

February 12, 10–11 am

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


Come make a special Valentine’s Day craft after storytime. All ages welcome.

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

February 12, 10—10:30 am

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Come for a mini fiesta and bilingual storytime, then stay and play at Lulu’s.

Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs

February 12, 10—11:30 am

515 Painter Rd., Media


This week, it’s all about spicy! Cooking activities are intended for ages 4-6. Pre-register online.

Preschool Explorers: Valentine’s Day

February 12, 1:30—2:15 pm

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media


Stories and activities geared for ages 3-5. This week is Valentine’s themed

Valentine’s Craft at Gladwyne Library

February 12, 4—5 pm

362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne


Kids ages 3 and up can come by and make Valentines for all their special people. Pre-register online.

Valentine’s Day Stories and Crafts

February 12, 4—4:45 pm

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 East Front St., Media


Kids ages 3 and up can drop in for stories and crafts for Valentine’s Day.


Children’s Read-Aloud Tour at Brandywine River Museum

February 13, 10:30 am

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford


Young children and their grownups hear a story, interact with art in the museum and make their own creative works.


February 13, 1:30—2:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Drop in for playful activities that will introduce science, technology, engineering, and math to your preschooler.

Teen Pal-entine’s Day Party

February 13, 3:30—4:30 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Ave., Wayne


Teens (grades 6-12) can decorate a mug, hit up the hot chocolate bar, and enjoy some mug cake. Register online.

Tween Paper Bead Workshop

February 13, 3:30—5 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Kids ages 9 and up can craft beads using recycled materials such as old newspapers, magazines, and scraps of paper, and make them more durable and semi-waterproof to be able to use for jewelry.


February 13, 4—5 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Kids ages 5 and 6 will learn the concepts of computer coding and try some block coding.

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

February 13, 5:30—7 pm

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media


Pick up your chocolate frog treat bag and search for chocolate frog cards. The prize is a box of Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans! Stay for a taste of butterbeer and color a Hogwarts House bookmark. Get your picture taken at Platform 9 3/4. Come in costume if you like! One treat bag and box of beans per family while supplies last.


School Day-Off Camp: Valentine’s Potions

February 14, 9 am–3:30 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media


If your kids (ages 6-9) have off school on Valentine’s Day, they can spend it making cool potions, Valentine’s slime, and festive edible creations. Pre-registration required.

Story and Art: ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!’

February 14, 10–11 am

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Read Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! and partake in a fun and creative art project about the book! For ages 3 and up. Pre-register online.

Valentine’s Day Toddler Bounce

February 14, 10—11:30 am

BounceU of Collegeville, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville


Little ones get 60 minutes of bounce time, followed by a special Valentine’s sweet treat and Valentine’s craft! Reserve your spot online.

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

February 14, 10—10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Come for a weekly music circle for little ones, then stay and play!

Morning Melodies Music Class with Miss Brie

February 14, 10—11 am

Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore


Join for a fun and spirited music class focused on creativity, music patterns, and self-regulation. Open to all ages and abilities.

Stroller Tour at Brandywine River Museum

February 14, 10:30 am

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford


Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies. Stroller Tours are offered on the second Friday of every month, each with a different theme. This month’s theme is “Rumors and Romance.”

Kids’ Valentine’s Day Art Workshop

February 14, 10:30 am

Main Line Co-op Pop-Up Shop, 122 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne


Kids will do Valentine’s-themed art including a “box of chocolates” sculpture and a heart painting on canvas. Pre-registration required online.

Merge Dance at Gladwyne Library

February 14, 10:30 am

362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne


Kids age 4 and under will learn to move and dance through the simple joy of play with Merge Dance Studio. Pre-register online.

Philly Home and Garden Show

February 14—16

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks


Get inspiration for home improvement, design, gardening, and much more. Plus “Make It Take It” workshops, a marketplace, and celebrity speakers on stage. Tickets available online.

Meet the Pharaohs

February 14, 2 pm

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood


Spend kids ages 6-12 can spend their half-day learning all about ancient Egypt. This program will first discuss life in Ancient Egypt, and then will be followed by a mummification workshop. Artifacts and props will be shown and examined in the final 30 minutes of the program. Pre-register at the library.

Teen Gaming Club

February 14, 2:30—4:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Relax and play a game! A PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and various consoles are available for use. Feel free to bring your own portable device or game too. For Grades 6-12.

Family Valentine’s Craft

February 14, 3:30—4:30 pm

Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd


Come for a sweet snack and make a craft for your special Valentine. All ages welcome.

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

February 14, 4—7:30 pm

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


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

Full STEAM Ahead

February 14, 4:45 pm

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford


An afternoon of making, tinkering, and discovering using the principles of STEAM for kids ages 7-12. Online pre-registration required.

‘The Case of the Red Lipstick’ Tween Forensics

February 14, 4:45 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli


Tweens will use forensic techniques to discover who stole Miss Stephanie’s lipstick. For ages 9 to 12 years. Registration required online.

Valentine’s Kids Night Out at Elmwood Park Zoo

February 14, 5:30—9:30 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


Children ages 4-10 years old are invited to join the zoo for games, dinner, visits with education animals, and Valentine’s crafts. Meanwhile, you get to enjoy an adult date night! Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Daddy-Daughter Valentine’s Event

February 14, 5:30 pm

Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville


Make Valentine’s memories with a fun updo, treats, dancing, a runway show with rose presentation, and a photo keepsake. Book online.

Valentine’s Parents Night Out at BounceU

February 14, 6—9 pm

BounceU of Collegeville, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville


Drop your kids off at BounceU and go for a Valentine’s date night! Parents Night Out is for ages 3-11 and includes pizza, drink, craft, games, and bounce time. Reservations are required.

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Contributing Writer