High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: June 29–30
Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.
Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.
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Day Out With Thomas
Strasburg Railroad, 301 Gap Road, Ronks
This family-favorite event features a ride with Thomas, the opportunity to ride with Percy, and is packed with extra Thomas-related activities. Book online.
Wawa Welcome America
June 29—July 4
No one celebrates July 4th like the birthplace of liberty, and we’ve picked out all the can’t miss events, from free museum days to all-out block parties (and of course fireworks) for you, right here!
Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park
June 28—30, 7:30 pm
Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media
Free concerts all weekend in Rose Tree Park. See the link for scheduled acts.
LEGO City: Report for Duty
May 25—July 7
LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
LEGO City is in trouble! Create an action adventure and protect the city! Enjoy police-themed builds, photo ops, and more, plus see the new LEGO 4D Movie Officer in Pursuit.
Launch Party for Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line
June 29, 10 am—noon
150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F130, Wayne
Bring your family and friends to play, tour the facility, learn about their unique drop-in childcare services, and meet the staff. Kids will be entertained with crafts, balloon animals, ice cream. Plus, get 50% off registration costs if you register at this event!
Wilmington Pirate Festival
June 29, 10 am—4 pm
Kalmar Nyckel, 1124 E. Seventh St., Wilmington, DE
This annual free event features family-friendly pirate-themed activities including tall ship tours, pirate and cannon crews, live music, games, crafts, food, and beer.
Library Scavenger Hunt
June 29, 10 am—5 pm
Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Earn prizes for completing a space-themed scavenger hunt.
Family Cardboard Maker Space
June 29, 10:30—11:30 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Use the library’s boxes, cardboard scraps, paper, tape, and safe cutters to make your own cardboard creations to take home.
Magical Unicorn Event at Sweet and Sassy
June 29, 10:30 am
250 Plaza Drive, Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Get a unicorn makeover, eat snacks, and end with a Unicoronation! Book online.
‘Hakuna Matata’ Painting Event at Muse Paintbar
June 29, noon—2:15 pm
255 Main Street, #150, King of Prussia
Muse is holding a kid-friendly paint event with Lion King themed art! Their custom Lumify backlighting will illuminate the art on the canvas, making it easy to trace shapes and outlines. The kitchen opens at 11:30 am, so come early! Reserve your spot online.
BBQ & Bluegrass
June 29, noon—5 pm
Highland Orchards, 1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Eat, drink, and jam! Plus, craft vendors, kids’ activities, and pick-your-own blueberries.
‘The Aristocats’ KIDS
June 29, 1–2:30 pm
Phoenixville Area Middle School, 386 City Line Ave., Phoenixville
Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is great for all ages. Tickets available online.
Pop-Up Naturalist: Birds and Beaks
June 29, 1—5 pm
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills
Join Newlin’s staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities. Look for the pop-up naturalist tent in different parts of the park and discover the plants and animals that call Newlin home. While specific activities will vary by theme, you can expect to find interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games and crafts, and fun for the whole family
S.M.Art Kids: Space Camp
Basic Training (Grades 1-3): 3:30—4:30 pm
Advanced Training (Grades 4-5) 2—3 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Learn about the solar system, the Apollo 11 moon landing, and modern space travel through hands-on simulations and crafts. Registration is required online (links above).
The Hilarious Magic of Sam Sandler
June 29, 3—4
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Sam Sandler is America’s premier Deaf Magician and one of the top family entertainers in the country, combining magic and comedy with jaw-dropping illusions, music, and audience participation to create unique and spectacular shows for the whole family. All ages welcome.
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
June 29, 4 pm (performance starts at 5 pm)
West Chester University, 700 South High Street, West Chester
A free, family-friendly performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will take place on the quad. Pack a picnic lunch, grab a lawn chair, and bring your whole family – this play is appropriate for all ages. Come early for an activity fair including face painting, games, crafts, and more. In the case of rain, the performance will move indoors.
Community Day in East Goshen Park
June 29, 4:30—9 pm
1655 Paoli Pike, West Chester
Bring the family for an evening of live music, moon bounces, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, and more!
Princess Meet and Greet at Sweet and Sassy
June 29, 5—6:30 pm
250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Share a magical day with princesses, including spa services, treats, photos, and of course a princess coronation! Book online.
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts
June 29, 7 pm
The Bryn Mawr Gazebo, 9 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Concert by Christine Havrilla and Gypsy Fuzz with Greenhouse Weeds. $15 for adults; kids 16 and under get in free.
June 30, 9 am—5 pm
Lock 60, 400 Towpath Rd., Phoenixville
This day full of fun along the Schuylkill Canal Park includes food trucks, live music, Sly Fox Beer Garden, kids’ activities (fishing derby, petting zoo, balloon clown, bird of prey program, and face painting), and competitive activities.
Media Pride Day
June 30, 1—3 pm
Plum Street Mall, Plum and State streets, Media
A family-friendly event with a reading of the Borough Council Proclamation of June as Pride, songs from Camp Media Theatre kids, performances, speakers, and live music.
Ariel’s Under the Sea Adventure
June 30, 3 pm
Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Join Ariel for a SPLASH-tacular afternoon including makeovers, treats, and a dance party with Ariel herself! Sign up online to reserve your spot.
Havertown Pride Picnic
June 30, 4—7 pm
Merwood Park, Wynnefield Dr., Havertown
Celebrate community, play games, and have fun! H-CAN, the Havertown-Area Community Action Network, is hosting a family-friendly, potluck-style Pride Picnic free and open to the public. You can sign up online to let everyone know what you’re bringing.
Upper Merion Township Concerts Under the Stars
June 30, 6 pm
175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia
Free concert by Tom Rush accompanied by Matt Nakoa. Rain or shine.
Photograph courtesy of Strasburg Railroad.