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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: January 19–20

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Looking for more? Here’s what’s going on in Philly!

All Weekend

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

Through March

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.


January 19 and 20, 2 pm

Delaware Children’s Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE


Dr. Seuss’s best-loved characters romp in an unforgettable musical featuring Horton the Elephant and the Cat in the Hat. Tickets available online.


Book Signing with Author Kobi Yamada

January 19, 10—11 am

pucciManuli, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore


New York Times best-selling author of What Do You Do with an Idea? Kobi Yamada will visit pucciManuli for a book signing and other surprises. Bring some gently used children’s books to donate (for the libraries of two Philadelphia schools), and you may win the chance to attend a very special sold out performance of the book later that day in Philly, and attend an exclusive pre-show meet-and-greet.

Story and Art: ‘Owl Moon’

January 19, 10—11 am

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Kids ages 3-6 will read a story and make some art inspired by it. Pre-register online.

Color Me Mine Magical Unicorn Party

January 19, 11 am—12:30 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne



Paint all things magical: unicorns, dragons, and rainbows. Kids will make edible unicorn horns, color fantastic unicorns, and snack on sweet treats. Pre-register online.

‘Remember the Titans’ at BMFI

January 19, 11 am

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


This week’s Family Matinee tells the inspiring true story of Coach Herman Boone, who must overcome suspicion and adversity to unite his high school’s newly integrated football team and guide them to victory. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Pre-register online.

‘The Secret Garden’ at Colonial Theatre

January 19, 11 am and 1:30 pm (sensory-friendly screening at 11 am)

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville


This week’s Young Audiences screening is the 1993 film adaptation of the classic book The Secret Garden. The 11 am screening will be sensory-friendly—the 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.

Family Day of Clay: Tree Candle Holders

January 19, 1—2:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Families will learn how to roll a slab of clay and create a slab tree candle holder. You will be walked through the process step by step as you give your tree texture, decorations, holes for the light to shine through, and finally color! Pre-register online. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Arctic BBQ at Brandywine River Museum

January 19, 1—3 pm

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford


Roast marshmallows by the fire, have a snowball fight in the Museum Courtyard, search for snowmen along the River Trail, make-and-take a crafty winter creation, and more.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Program at Ardmore Library

January 19, 2—3 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore


Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and works with stories and crafts.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

January 19, 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.

Painting with a Twist: Party Llama

January 19, 3—4:30 pm

Llanerch Shopping Center, 401 West Chester Pike, Havertown


This fun painting session is recommended for ages 7 and up. Register your spot online.


2019 Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family School & Camp Fair

January 20, 10 am—1 pm

Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia


The Philadelphia Family and Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair at The Franklin Institute offers the easiest way to learn about the summer camps, activities, and educational programs in your neighborhood and beyond. Get to know these resources on a personal level, and discover the best fit to help your child excel. Register and attend for a chance to win a week of camp from one of our participating exhibitors! The first 150 guests to PRE-REGISTER and attend will receive a free ticket to explore the Franklin Institute for the day!

Rock and Roll Playhouse presents Phish for Kids

January 20, 11:45 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! This week, it’s the music of Phish.

Martin Luther King Day of Service and Art at Michener Art Museum

January 20, 1 — 3 pm

James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown


This family program is best for ages 5 and up. Learn about Dr. King’s legacy while exploring Hyder’s inspiration from around the world for his “Heads that Make Us Smile” exhibit before creating your own head, and sharing ideas on how to promote goodwill in your family, school, community, nation, or world. Participants are asked to bring new hygiene products for homeless shelters in Bucks County—you will hear from a representative of the Bucks County Housing Group, and decorate tote bags, which will be filled with donated toiletries and delivered to the Bucks County Housing Group Community Food Bank. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

Paw Patrol Party

January 20, 2:30 pm

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


Go on great doggie rescue adventures with Chase, Marshall, Ryder, and the rest of the gang; along with games, crafts, and treats. Space is very limited—the 1:30 pm slot already filled up so be sure to call and reserve your spot in advance.

Nearly Full Moon Hike

January 20, 5 pm

Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown


View the winter landscape by the light of a nearly full moon on this evening hike. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Free, but registration required.

Monday: Martin Luther King Day

See our family friendly picks for MLK Day events on the Main Line and in Philly, plus day-off camps if your kids have off and you don’t.



Photograph courtesy of Main Line Art Center.

Contributing Writer