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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: February 22–23

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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‘Footloose’ the Musical

February 22 and 23

SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs


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

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.


Gardening with Children: All About Birds

February 22, 10 am

Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media


Learn about birds and make bird feeders with Miss Marcia. Free; call 610-876-7116 to register.

Family Program: Multilingual Storytime

February 22, 10 am—noon

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media


Penn State’s international students and faculty will be on hand to read nature-themed stories in their native language at multiple stations throughout the Barn. Kids can color and take home their own bookmarks. Pre-register online.

Family Stay and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

February 22, 10 am—noon

Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F130, Wayne


Bring the whole family and enjoy a morning of playtime at Kid’s Clubhouse of the Main Line. Donuts and coffee will be provided. Remember to wear socks!

Dads and Donuts

February 22, 11 am—noon

Marple Public Library, 2599 Sproul Rd., Broomall


Stories, songs, crafts, and yummies! Open to all caregivers, not just dads. No registration required.

Cinderella’s Ball

February 22, 1—3 pm

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


Come meet Cinderella, Prince Topher, and all the characters from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Kids can take pictures with the characters, get their faces painted, dance with the ball guest, eat food, drink punch, and many more fun activities! Tickets available online.

Miniature Worlds: Tiny Lantern Home

February 22, 1—3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


In this fun, miniature workshop, each child will receive a candle lantern to transform into their very own fairy home where they can create a little room adding fabric rugs and curtains, furniture, and a little animal that will live inside! For ages 7 and up. Pre-register online.

Spider-Man Meet-and-Greet

February 22, 1:30—2 pm

Learning Express Toys, 160 Market St., Collegeville


Come visit with your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! This is a free event and registration is not required.

Mardi Gras Craft and Bingo Party

February 22, 2—4 pm

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


Celebrate Fat Tuesday with a fun-filled carnival-themed craft and bingo party for all ages! Snacks provided.

Kids’ Night Out at Young Sports

February 22, 4:45—8 pm

133 Sugartown Rd., Wayne


Drop your child (ages 3-10) off for an awesome time with Young Sports while you enjoy an adult night out. Includes gym games, pizza, a movie, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Kids’ Night Out at Color Me Mine

February 22, 6—8:30 pm

Color Me Mine Wayne, 109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne


Drop the kids (age 6 and up) off for a fun night of painting, pizza, and fun while you enjoy an adult night out. This month’s theme is Sugar Rush! Pre-register online to reserve your spot.


Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family Summer Camp Fair

February 23, 11 am–2 pm

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave., Chestnut Hill


Meet with over 80 camps, ask questions that go beyond perusing websites and brochures, and find the perfect fit for your best summer yet at this free event. Attendees will also receive the Philadelphia Family and Main Line Parent Camp Guide to take home and learn more about exhibiting camps. The Camp Fair will host a wide range of camp types (both day and overnight), including service, adventure, sports, nature, STEM, academics, language immersion, arts, and more for all ages. Even better, many of the participating exhibitors will be offering the opportunity to win a free week of camp. In addition to being a great resource for families, the Camp Fair will also include a Healthy Kids Showcase, entertainment and hands-on activities for all ages (including Quick Ball with Phield House), and more fun! Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase at the Camp Fair Café.


Register online for fastest entry into the event—plus the first 200 people to register and attend get free tickets to the Franklin Institute (max 4 per family), and will be entered to win a free Supporting Membership, which includes discounts to local family-friendly attractions.

DescenDance at Sweet & Sassy

February 23, 11:30 am

250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville


Kids can get a Descendants up-do with wash out hair color, do a craft, have a dance party, and more. Book online.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Queen for Kids!

February 23, 11:45 am (doors at 11 am)

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore


Using the songs from the most iconic musicians in rock history, the Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience (typically kids ages 3-8 years old) games, movement, stories, and of course an opportunity to rock!

The Princess and the Pea

February 23, noon

Media Theatre, 104 E. State Street, Media


The classic tale of the princess who must prove herself with several tests gets a contemporary update in this new hour-long musical for children. Tickets available online.

Free Kids’ Concert at 118 North

February 23, 12:30 pm

118 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne


Lolly Hopwood (of Lolly & YoYo) performs a free concert for all ages.

Friends of HTFL Family Bingo and Pizza Night

February 23, 4—7 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


Family fun night featuring bingo and pizza benefiting the Haverford Township Free Library. Pre-register your family online!



Photograph by Jean Goins.

Contributing Writer



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