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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: September 24–30

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Linvilla Orchards Pumpkinland

Through November 5

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media


Celebrate fall with larger than life figures and scarecrows, piles of pumpkins, hayrides, pick-your-own produce, corn and hay bale mazes, and much more.

Longwood Garden’s Festival of Fountains

Through September 30

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square


Catch this gorgeous display of fountains 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.


Preschool Yoga

September 24, 12:30—1:15 pm

Middletown Free Library, 21 North Pennell Road, Media


Preschoolers (ages 3-6) are welcome to attend this free yoga class. The library provides the mats, but feel free to bring your own.

StoryWalk and Library Card Sign-up at Rose Tree Park

September 24, 2—4 pm

1671 N. Providence Rd., Media


Come out and meet Delco the Dinosaur, check out the new StoryWalk book How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? and sign-up for a library card.

DIY Stress Balls (Ages 5-12)

September 24, 5—6 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli


Kids ages 5-12 can drop in to make their own stress balls (while supplies last).


Family Story Time at Longwood Gardens

September 25, 10 am and 10:45 am

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square


Young guests can enjoy nature-based stories in Lookout Loft Treehouse amid the beauty of the surrounding forest. Storytelling, songs, and puppets encourage children to discover the joys of nature, language, and literature. Story Time is designed for children ages 3–5. In case of inclement weather, meet in the Peirce-du Pont House.

Toddler Tuesdays at Color Me Mine

September 25, 11 am—8 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne


Kids under age 4 can come for a $1 sitting fee on Tuesdays (price of pottery not included).

Tyler Arboretum Garden Sprouts

September 25, 1—2:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media


Kids ages 4-6 and their favorite adult will learn about gardening, and even try some of their own. This week, learn all about composting, and make your own micro composter. Pre-registration is required.

Creative Journaling for Tweens and Teens

September 25, 6—7 pm

Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore


Kids and teens ages 10 and up can learn to make their own bullet journal using bullet points, symbols, and other fun organizational methods. Please call the library to register at 610-642-5187.

Pajama Storytime

September 25, 7—7:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Come in your favorite PJs and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers.


Tyler Arborteum’s Little Chefs

September 26, 10—11:30 am or 1—2:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media


This week, the recipe is smoothies! Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids aged 3-6, but all ages are welcome. Pre-registration required online.

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

September 26, 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.

Teddy Bear Day

September 26, 11 am–12:30 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Take your Teddy Bear to the library and participate in a variety of fun activities, including songs, stories, crafts, games, and snacks.

Mommy and Me Art: Scarecrows

September 26, 11 am

Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton


Kids age 5 and under and their caregivers can drop into this one-hour class hosted by the Chester County Art Association for $5.

Drop-in $5 Art Classes (Ages 4 and up) at Exton Square Studio Gallery

September 26, 1 pm and 2 pm

Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton


Kids ages 4 and up can drop into this one-hour art class hosted by the Chester County Art Association for just $5.

Animal Habitats

September 26, 1 pm

Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown


Kids ages 3 and up will hear a story, play a game, and make an animal habitat craft; and then walk with the park naturalist to find animal homes. Pre-registration is required: 610-270-0215.

Play K Plus!

September 26, 1:30—2:30 pm

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


Children ages 3-5 will practice early literacy skills through themed storytimes, learning centers, and a craft. This week’s theme is: Apples. Please call 610-566-1918 to register.

Live Action Mario Kart for Teens

September 26, 2:30—4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Bring this well-loved Nintendo title to life by designing a track with obstacles. Then choose one a remote controlled Mario Kart to race and play mini games against friends. For students in grades 6-12.

Tyler Arboretum Afterschool Adventures Club (Grades 1 and 2)

September 26, 4—5 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media


Children will explore the natural world around them, play outside, and discover the many critters that make nature so interesting. This week, kids will learn about seeds and plants. Pre-register online.

Where the Wild Things Art’ for Teens and Adults

September 26, 5:30—8:30 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


Pinot’s Palette will instruct painters age 12 and up on painting a fun llama piece. This special event will feature after-hours admission and special time with one of the zoo’s education animals. Pre-registration required.

Pajama Movie Night: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

September 26, 6–8 pm

Penn Wynne Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr


Children and caregivers can get cozy and watch A Wrinkle in Time before bed. Pre-register online.


Jenkins Explorers: Thursday Nature Stories

September 27, 10 am

Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon


Visit the Children’s Garden and enjoy a nature-themed read aloud. After the stories, borrow a Jenkins Explorer Vest and binder of materials to enjoy as you walk along the garden paths. Event is free, but online registration is required. Rain or shine. Appropriate for kids age 3-8, accompanied by an adult.

Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP

September 27, 10:30—11 am

393 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford


Kids age 4 and under will love MMJ’s weekly singalong. $12; babies under 6 months old are free.

S.M.Art Kids Club

September 27, 4 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne


This weekly after-school club for kids in grades 1-5 will explore a different STEM topic each month through books, experiments, crafts, and hands-on fun. Read a book, make an inspiring mess, and learn something new! No registration required.

Thirsty Thursday Family Happy Hour

September 27, 5—7:15 pm

Village Play Space, 4 Midland Avenue, Berwyn


Village Play Space hosts a family-friendly BYOB happy hour. Bring beverages and food of your choice and they’ll provide some complimentary snacks and coffee while your kids play. Pre-register online.

Sukkot Festival

September 27, 5—8 pm

Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood


Celebrate Sukkot with a full Chinese buffet dinner, live BMX stunt show, live music, and more. Register online.

Drop-In Dodgeball Night for Tweens and Teens at Sky Zone

September 27, 6—8 pm

10 Conchester Rd., Glen Mills


Arrive at 5:30 pm. Teams will be formed, dodgeball will be played, swag will be awarded. Access to Main Court, Foam Zone, and Sky Slam is available in between games.


The Saturday Club Women’s and Children’s Consignment Sale

September 28, 9 am—5 pm

117 West Wayne Ave., Wayne


This popular sale benefits The Saturday Club and their philanthropic support of women’s and children’s charities. If you can’t make it on Friday, it goes half-price on Saturday, followed by a $5 bag sale!

Toddler Time at Sky Zone

September 28, 10 am—noon

10 Conchester Rd., Glen Mills


Little ones can discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, without interference from the big kids.

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

September 28, 10—10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


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

Drop-In $5 Drawing Class

September 28, 11 am

Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton


Artists of all ages and abilities can drop into this one-hour art class hosted by the Chester County Art Association for just $5.

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

September 28, 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.

Cosmic Bounce

September 28, 6:30—7:30 pm

Bounce U, 130 W. Main St. #101c, Collegeville


One hour of all-ages open bounce, with the last 30 minutes with cosmic lights! Pre-register online; walk-ins not accepted if registration is full.

Tredyffrin Public Library Final Friday Movie Night: ‘Ready Player One’

September 28, 6:30—9 pm

582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford


The whole family is invited for a special screening of Ready Player One. Register online.

‘Be Our Guest’ Fountain Performance at Longwood Gardens

September 28, 8:15 pm

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square


Reserve your tickets now for a special Disney-themed illuminated fountain performance, featuring songs from all your favorite classics.

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  • Shannon Scardecchio September 28, 2018

    Our Mother of Good Counsel has an annual Fall Festival October 19-21st
    Friday & Saturday 5:30-9
    Sunday 10:00 am-2:00
    We will have games, prizes, food, vendors, bake sale, moon bounces all weekend, rock climbing wall(Sunday depending on weather), and a haunted maze ( Friday and Saturday only). It’s free to come in! Open to the public and all friends!