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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: January 11—12

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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James and the Giant Peach

January 11—19

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester


Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit comes to the stage! Tickets available online.

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.

Greenberg Train and Toy Show

January 11—12, 10 am—4 pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks


The largest traveling model train and toy show in the region comes to Oaks this weekend, and is a must for any little (or big) train enthusiast, with huge operating train layouts on display. Kids get in free!

Philly Pet Expo

January 10—12

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks


Come learn about the wonderful world of pets! Events include educational demonstrations and seminars, hands-on petting opportunities, special attractions, rescue groups and pet adoptions, and entertaining exhibits. Friday night is Family Night– kids 12 and under get in free.

Elf: The Musical

Through January 12

The Media Theatre, 104 E. State Street, Media


A hilarious musical adaptation of the classic Will Ferrell film. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!


Magical Character Breakfast with the Upper Darby Shooting Stars

January 11; seatings at 8 am and 9 am

Applebee’s, 1305 West Chester Pike, Havertown


Breakfast, music, singing, and of course characters to meet and greet for photo ops! Reserve your spot online.

Free STEAM Event for Kids

January 11, 9:30—11 am

Friends School Haverford, 851 Buck Lane, Haverford


Current kindergarten and first-grade students are invited to join Friends School Haverford for a morning of STEAM activities in their new Maker Space. Engage in science experiments, create take-home art projects, build structure challenges, and solve mathematical puzzles. A snack will be provided. Reservations required. Space is limited to 15 students. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Winter Wonderland STEAM Saturday

January 11, 10—11:30 am

Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill


For families with children ages 3 – 13 who are not currently enrolled at Holy Child Academy. Create your own snowflake with a 3D printer, use a Vernier temperature probe as you go ice fishing, photograph yourself in a winter wonderland with a green screen, and more. Pre-register online.

Family Stay and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

January 11, 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!

Meet Marshall at Learning Express

January 11, 10:30—11 am

160 Market St., Collegeville


Come meet Marshall from PAW Patrol! This is a free event and registration is not required.

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Summer Camp Shakeup’

January 11, 11 am and 3 pm

Wolf Performing Arts Center, 1240 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr


Wolf PAC presents a summer camp twist on a Shakespeare classic! Tickets available online.

‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ Kickoff

January 11, 11 am—noon

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


Help your child get the best start in school by reading to them often! At the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Kickoff, there will be an interactive storytime, activity centers, and snacks. Best of all, your child will receive a free book courtesy of Rotary International to help them on their journey. Children who have not yet entered kindergarten are eligible to register and receive a book. All ages are welcome to attend the kickoff. Register online.

‘The Dark Crystal’ at BMFI

January 11, 11 am

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr


Re-visit the Jim Henson classic on the big screen. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Tickets available online.

Dolly and Me Tea Party

January 11, 11:30 am—12:30 pm

Bowties Kids Salon, 2809 Egypt Rd., Audubon


Bring your favorite doll to Bowties for a special tea party including makeup application, cookie decorating, selfie station, and more. Book online.

Family Day of Clay: Snow Person Pinch Bowl

January 11, 1—2:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Kids ages 6-11 can spend the afternoon in the pottery studio as Ms. Kim Williams walks them through the process of creating and glazing a snow person bowl, to be picked up by January 25. Pre-register online.

Teen Workshop: Hammered Copper Stack Ring

January 11, 1—3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Teens will learn the basics of working with copper using various traditional jeweler’s tools and techniques to cut, solder, form, and finish a hammered ring with two different hammer textures to choose from. Pre-register online.

Ardmore Library Teen Advisory Board

January 11, 2—3 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore


Middle and high school students can help make the library a welcoming place for teens while getting hands-on experience designing a super-secret summer program surprise! Board meets once a month on select Saturdays.

Descendants Event at Sweet and Sassy

January 11, 4:15 pm

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville


Get ‘Descendants’ makeovers, sing and dance, and more. You’ll be chillin’ like a villain! Book online.

Pajama Llama Kids’ Night Out

January 11, 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. Pre-register online.

Family Program: Night Hike and Campfire

January 11, 6:30—8:30 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media


Explore your senses and the Arboretum by the light of the moon during this nighttime sensory hike. End the night warming up around a campfire with a delicious treat! Suitable for ages 5 and up. Pre-register online.


‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Shakespearean Sock Hop’

January 12, 11 am and 3 pm

Wolf Performing Arts Center, 1240 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr


Wolf PAC presents a 1950s twist on a Shakespeare classic, as they take the story to Athens High! Tickets available online.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: Beatles for Kids

January 12, 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! Tickets available online.

Kidpower People Safety Workshop

January 12, 2—3 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown


This workshop provides an introduction to People Safety Skills for children ages 5-10 with their adult. Storytelling and interactive role-plays teach children everyday safety skills like setting boundaries, getting help, and how to act aware and confident. Registration is required.

JoJo Siwa Girls’ Day Out

January 12, 2:45 pm

Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville


Kids will get a JoJo makeover, and sing and dance to her songs. Online reservations required.



Photograph courtesy of Greenberg Shows.

Contributing Writer