High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: February 9–10
Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.
Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.
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‘Annie’ at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
February 9, 7:30 pm; and February 10, 2 pm
1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood
See the classic musical on stage for two weekends only. Tickets available online.
Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards
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 explore a different topic of our natural world.
Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens
January 19—March 24
1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square
Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids from around the world.
Character Breakfast at Greater Plymouth Community Center
February 9, 9—10:30 am
2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
Rapunzel and Captain America will be at this special breakfast event. Kids 2 and under are free. Register in advance to reserve your spot.
Winter Fest at Westtown School
February 9, 9:30—11:30 am
975 Westtown Road, West Chester
Enjoy a morning filled with science, art, reading, and fun. This is great opportunity for students and families outside the Westtown community to check out all the school has to offer, and to have a fun morning! This is a free event and open to children ages 3 – 7 years old, but pre-registration is required, as space is limited.
Valentine Treat-Making at Tyler Arboretum
February 9, 10—11:30 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Make a variety of sweet treats to box up and give to your Valentine. Learn how to melt chocolate for chocolate covered pretzels and strawberries. Also make mini heart-shaped pies to eat, or give to a friend. Suitable for ages 4 and up. Register online.
Valentine’s Day Crafts at Ardmore Library
February 9, 10 am—5 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Come make a Valentine card for a special someone. Craft materials will be available all day.
Family Saturday Matinee: ‘School of Rock’ at BMFI
February 9, 11 am
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
This Jack Black comedy is recommended for ages 11 and up. Tickets available online.
Life-Sized Candy Land
February 9, 11 am—1 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne
Join the magical world of Candy Land as the Children’s Department is transformed into a life-sized board game complete with visits from your favorite characters. Drop in anytime between 11am–1pm to play; no need to register!
Kids’ Seed Paper Valentines
February 9, 11 am—noon
Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills
Kids will learn to make heart-shaped seed paper and newspaper pots for growing a Valentine gift. Reservations are required. $15 per child; no cost for accompanying adults. Cost includes instruction and materials to make one growing valentine.
‘The Dark Crystal’ at Colonial Theatre
February 9, 11:30 am (sensory-friendly screening) and 1:30 pm
227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville
Bring the kids for this Jim Henson fantasy classic! The 11:30 am screening will be sensory-friendly, with a more inclusive atmosphere—lights will be dimmed, the volume will be turned down, and the “no talking during the film” rule will not be enforced. Tickets available online.
Drop-In Robotics Lab at Chester Springs Library
February 9, noon—3 pm
1709 Art School Rd., Chester Springs
Come and drop in for some robotics action. Stay for as long as you like, investigate and interact with the library’s extensive robotics collection. Suggested ages are grades K and over with their adult.
Family Day of Clay: Polar Bear Family
February 9, 1—2:30 pm
Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne
In this fun workshop, your family will be guided step-by-step to create a family of polar bears using clay and sculpting tools. Pre-register online.
Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center
February 9, 2—4 pm
746 Panmure Road, Haverford
These classes are geared for children (ages 3-10) to attend alongside their guardian. Each class will begin with a tour of Main Line Art Center’s facilities, followed by a story that will relate to a craft. Media will vary weekly, ranging from painting, to mixed media, to printmaking. Register online.
Silly Joe Sings
February 9, 3—3:45 pm
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville
Silly Joe entertains with high-energy sing-along stories, including old standards like “Five Little Ducks” and originals “Big Billy and the Ice-Cream Truck that Wouldn’t Stop.” Children are encouraged to participate and move. Registration required.
Family Friendly Crafternoon Valentine’s Workshop at AR Workshop
February 9, 4—8 pm
233 E. King St., Malvern
Enjoy complimentary sweet treats and create a specialty wooden Valentine (or another wooden craft of your choosing). Register online to reserve your spot and pick your creation.
Coatesville Area Intermediate High School presents ‘Cinderella’
February 9, 7—9 pm
CAIHS Auditorium, 1425 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville
The intermediate high school will present the Disney musical version of Cinderella on stage. Email email@example.com for more information.
Valentine’s Tea at A Taste of Britain
A Taste of Britain, 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Enjoy a fancy tea with holiday-themed treats like A Taste of Britain’s special Persian Love Cake. Plus, adults can get a mimosa alongside their tea. What’s not to love? Call to make reservations.
Woodland Garden Terrarium Class
February 10, 10—11 am
Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Rd., Media
Choose from a variety of containers and plants, and the Linvilla staff will guide you through the whole process of making a mini woodland landscape terrarium. Call (610) 876-7116 to register.
Valentine’s Party with Princess Poppy
February 10, 10:30 am—noon
Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High St., West Chester
Lulu’s Casita is having a Valentine’s Day party at both locations, with special guest Poppy from Trolls. Enjoy storytime, bubble dance, crafts, treats, and more. $20 per child. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org for February 10 in West Chester, and email@example.com for February 14 in Ardmore.
‘The Snow Queen’ at Media Theatre
February 10, noon
104 E. State Street, Media
This new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s story is perfect for kids ages 4 and up. Tickets available online.
Parent and Child Pottery Workshop
February 10, 1—2:30 pm
Center on Central, 24 W. Central Avenue, Paoli
Work together to create a Valentine heart bowl with a lid. After the workshop, the staff will fire your creations for you. Register online in advance.
Valentine Story and Card Making
February 10, 1:30—2:15 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 East Front St., Media
Families can drop in for a festive craft and storytime.
Teddy Bear Tea
February 10, 3—4:30 pm
Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
Each child will build their own animal to stuff and take home with them, along with cookies and “tea.” Register in advance to reserve your spot.
Mommy and Me Mermaid Painting Party
February 10, 3—5 pm
Painting With a Twist, 401 West Chester Pike, Havertown
This class is recommended for kids ages 7 and up with a parent. Reserve your spot online.
Daddy Daughter Date Night at Color Me Mine
February 10, 5—6:30 pm
109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Enjoy art time, sweet desserts, photos to take home, and some bubbly (non-alcoholic) to sip while you get creative. Reserve your spot online.
Photograph courtesy of the Westtown School.