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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: March 2–8

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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.

Monday

STEAM Class at Lulu’s Casita

March 2, 10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

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

Teen Tech Week: Unplugged Tech

March 2, 3:15–4:30 pm

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

 

Teens can think like programmers and try out the Turing Table to solve puzzles on the marble-powered computer using code and algorithms. No registration required.

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party at Paoli Library

March 2, 4:45 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli

 

Celebrate with stories, games, and cake. For ages 4 to 7 years old. Registration required online.

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party at Ardmore Library

March 2, 6 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

A celebration of Theodore Geisel’s life with activity pages, storytime, and crafts.

Tuesday

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards

March 3, 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.

Martial Arts with Action Karate

March 3, 10:30–11 am

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood

 

Kids (ages 3 and up) can learn some karate and work on their life skills at the same time! Registration is required in advance; call or visit the library to sign up.

Beyblades Club at Monkey Fish Toys

March 3, 5–6 pm

510 Simpson Dr., Chester Springs

 

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

Frozen Pajama Storytime

March 3, 6:30 pm

Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill

 

Wear your favorite pajamas or Frozen costume, and come for a special story with Anna and Elsa, some crafts, and a Frozen sing-along! You’ll get the chance to meet these characters up close before they take the stage with Holy Child Academy’s performance of Frozen, Jr. on March 13. Pre-register online.

Wednesday

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

March 4, 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.

STEAM Storytime at American Helicopter Museum

March 4, 11 am

1220 American Boulevard, West Chester

 

Come enjoy stories and creative science activities for ages 3 to 6. Free with paid admission to the museum.

Wednesday Matinee: ‘Abominable’

March 4, 1 pm

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

 

A teen and her friends must outwit some evil villains in order to take a lost Yeti home, in this animated family comedy. Come for a free afternoon screening in the library!

Preschool Explorers: Alphabet Antics

March 4, 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, R is for Robot!

Teen Tech Week: Makey Making Music

March 4, 3:30–4:30 pm

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

 

Test out different Makey Makeys and make some music using bananas, potatoes, and other odd conductors. No registration required. Grades 6-12.

STEAM Night at Ludington Library

March 4, 6–8 pm

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

 

Children (ages 5 and up) can come by and experience work stations filled with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music. Parents will have to stay and assist their children through each station.

Thursday

Rockin’ Robin Storytime at Wolff’s Apple House

March 5, 10 am

81 S. Pennell Rd., Media

 

Local author and musician Faith Balsama will be the special guest for free stories, songs, and play.

Children’s Read-Aloud Tour at Brandywine River Museum

March 5, 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.

Teen Tech Week: Strawbees Raceway

March 5, 3:30–4:30 pm

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

 

Tinker with Strawbees kits to make movable bots. Complete the raceway challenge and earn some candy! No registration required.

Therapy Dog Thursday

March 5, 4 pm

Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Maggie the therapy dog and her owner will be at the library ready to listen to your children read every Thursday afternoon. Reservations are required – contact the Junior Room to sign up.

‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

March 5, 7 pm

Marple Newtown Performing Arts Center, 120 Media Line Rd., Newtown Square

 

This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane. Tickets available online.

‘Les Misérables’ School Edition

March 5, 7:30 pm

Radnor High School, 130 King of Prussia Road, Radnor

 

Radnor High School presents the epic musical about love, loss, hope, and redemption in 19th century France. Tickets Available online.

Friday

Morning Melodies Music Class with Miss Brie

March 6, 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.

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

March 6, 10—10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

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

Music with Miss Lynne

March 6, 10:30 am

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli

 

Join Miss Lynne from Center on Central for 30 minutes of music time followed by free play. For kids age 5 and under. Online registration required.

Family Stories and Puppet Show: ‘The Dog Who Forgot’

March 6, 11 am

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

 

Free fun for ages 0-5. No registration required!

Free First Notes of Ardmore Music Class

March 6, noon

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

 

First Notes of Ardmore will be at the library every First Friday of the month for a free, all-ages class!

Teen Gaming Tournament

March 6, 2:30—4:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

For Grades 6-12. This month, “Switch” it up with a tournament-style battle for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!

Teen Tech Week: Snap Circuits

March 6, 3:30–4:30 pm

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

 

Experiment with electrical circuits using Snap Circuit kits. Arm a pencilbox and try out life-size Operation! No registration required.

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

March 6, 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.

Parents’ Night Out at Philadelphia Rock Gym

March 6, 5–9 pm

122 Mill Rd., Oaks

 

Drop the kids (ages 6-15) off while you enjoy an adult night out. PRG coaches will facilitate two hours of Top Rope climbing and climbing games, serve a pizza dinner, and offer non-climbing activities as well such as team-building challenges and arts and crafts. Ages 6-15 welcome. No climbing experience needed. Pre-register online.

Fortnite Friday: Zone Wars

March 6, 6–8 pm

Level13, 21 South High Street, West Chester

 

Level13 hosts a weekly solos-only custom game tournament! Prizes include cash and in-store time.

‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

March 6, 7 pm

Marple Newtown Performing Arts Center, 120 Media Line Rd., Newtown Square

 

This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane. Tickets available online.

‘Footloose’ the Musical

March 6, 7:30 pm

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill

 

One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the stage! Rated PG-13. Tickets available online.

‘Les Misérables’ School Edition

March 6, 7:30 pm

Radnor High School, 130 King of Prussia Road, Radnor

 

Radnor High School presents the epic musical about love, loss, hope, and redemption in 19th century France. Tickets Available online.

Weekend Events

Get the rundown in our High Five weekend event planner!

 

 

Photograph by K Huff for PHLCVB

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