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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: January 27–February 2

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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.

Homeschool Week at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

January 27–31

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting


 This week, LEGOLAND offers $10 tickets for home school students and their families, and features LEGO Education workshops during select operational hours. Must provide a valid form of home school documentation or identification to Admissions upon check-in.


STEAM Class at Lulu’s Casita

January 27, 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.

Beyblades Club at Monkey Fish Toys

January 27, 6-7 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: ‘The Mitten’

January 28, 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

January 28, 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.

Homeschool Happening: Coding

January 28, 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: ‘The Sun is Also a Star’

January 28, 1—3 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore


Tweens and teens can come to the library for a free screening.

Family Movie Night: ‘The Addams Family’

January 28, 6–7:30 pm

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville


Children of all ages and their families are welcome for a free, surround-sound showing of the 2019 Addams Family movie! Light refreshments served.

Pajama Storytime

January 28, 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

January 29, 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.

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

January 29, 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

January 29, 10—11:30 am

515 Painter Rd., Media


This week, it’s all about sour! Make a hearty and flavorful lemon and rice chicken soup and a lemon cake with sour cream frosting. For ages 4-6. Pre-register online.

Preschool Explorers: Alphabet Antics

January 29, 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: O is for Owl!

Instrument Petting Zoo

January 29, 4:30–5:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Students from Haverford High School will be at the library with their instruments for kids to see, ask questions, and listen to the students play. No registration is required for this event. All ages are invited to attend with parent or caregiver.

‘I Am’ Screening and Panel

January 29, 7–8:30 pm

Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford


I Am follows six students from St. Katherine’s Special Education School and eight dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Second Company as they create a fully realized ballet piece. In documenting this project, part of Art-Reach’s ENCORE program, the film suggests a new paradigm for engaging people with disabilities in the arts in a participatory way. Teens and adults can come for a free screening and discussion. Register online.


Make Snow at Learning Express

January 30, 10:30 am

160 Market St., Collegeville


Come make snow! This is a free event for ages 1.5 and up.


January 30, 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.


January 30, 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.


Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

January 31, 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

January 31, 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.

Baby and Me Yoga

January 31, 10:30—11:15 am

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford


Moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, and your child 4 years and under can join for 45 minutes of relaxing yoga with a certified yoga instructor. Space is limited so come early; they’ll start handing out free tickets at 10 am.

Family Fun Fridays: Story and Craft

January 31, 11—11:45 am

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


Drop in for stories and a paper bag puppet craft! Best for ages 3-5.

Teen Gaming Club

January 31, 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.

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

January 31, 4—7:30pm

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

January 31, 4:45–5:45 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. Pre-register online.

Lunar New Year Party for Teens

January 31, 5–6 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli


To celebrate the Chinese New Year, participants will create a traditional Chinese paper lantern, sample various Chinese foods, and write their own fortunes. For grades 6 to 12. Registration required online.

Pizza with Mickey

January 31, 5:30—8 pm

Charming Star Playroom, 4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square


Come play Friday night for Pizza BYOB night. Tickets include dinner and drinks for the whole family. Let the kids dance the night away and play their hearts out. With special guest appearance Mickey.

Winter Wonderland at Bounce U

January 31, 6—8 pm

130 W. Main St., Collegeville


Have a snowball fight with Olaf! After 90 minutes of bounce time, kids will enjoy a snack and drink and take home some winter goodies! Advanced reservations are required.

Weekend Events

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Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

Contributing Writer