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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: March 2–3

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

‘Shrek The Musical’

Weekends, March 1—10

Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore


Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle based on the films, with lots of fun music! Tickets available online. There will be matinee showtimes on Sundays.

‘The Little Mermaid’ at Radnor High School

February 28—March 3

130 King of Prussia Road, Radnor


Bring your Disney princesses and princes and watch Ariel and Price Eric fall in love in Radnor High School’s rendition of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Tickets available online.

‘Seussical Jr.’ at Ss. Colman-John Neumann School

March 1—3

372 Highland Lane, Bryn Mawr


Join the fun as SCJN students bring beloved Dr. Seuss characters to life in “Seussical Jr.” Tickets will be available at the door: $8 for adults, $5 for kids.

‘The LEGO Movie’ Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

February 15—April 28

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting


Celebrate the new LEGO Movie 2! Join Emmet and the gang during event weekends with exclusive building activities, character experiences, interactive photo opportunities, and more.

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.


Join the Continental Army

March 2, registration starts at 10 am

Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia


Children are invited to Join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered, or registered, by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will then be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington’s soldiers would have done. Park rangers dressed in continental uniform will train the recruits in a full musket drill. This event is weather dependent, so call the Visitor Center at 610-783-1099 to confirm the status of the program.

Kitchen Chemist Workshop

March 2, 10 am—noon

American Helicopter Museum, 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester


This two-hour workshop for ages 7-10 involves several experiments using household items. Register online.

Storywalk at Ashbridge Park Grand Opening

March 2, 10:30—11:30 am

Ashbridge Park Playground, 1301 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont


Attend the ribbon cutting for this unique mix of literacy skills and outdoor activity for preschoolers. Travel the StoryWalk, read the inaugural book The Not So Quiet Library, and meet its author Zachariah Ohora!

Cat in the Hat Storytime at Lulu’s Casita

March 2, 10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


A special storytime with the Cat in the Hat, snacks, crafts, and more! RSVP to info@luluscasita.com.

Read Across America Day at Elmwood Park Zoo

March 2, 11 am—2 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


EPZ is celebrating with animal greets, live readings in English and Spanish, a book fair, and a special character appearance from Super Why. Plus, celebrated kids’ author Jerry Spinelli will make an appearance from noon—1:15 pm. The zoo is also collecting books for a book drive through March 8.

‘Legally Blonde the Musical’ at Welsh Valley Middle School

March 2, 11 am and 2 pm

325 Tower Lane, Narberth


Welsh Valley Middle School’s theater organization will perform the Broadway adaptation of the movie. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ at Colonial Theatre

March 2, 11 am and 1:30 pm (11 am screening is sensory-friendly)

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville


Enjoy Miyazaki’s anime classic on the big screen. The 11 am screening will be sensory-friendly: 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.

‘The Secret of Kells’ at BMFI

March 2, 11 am

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


Before the screening, stop by Ludington Library down the block for some The Secret of Kells-themed coloring activities starting at 10 am, then go to BMFI for this animated adventure film.

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party at Uno Pizzeria and Grill

March 2, 11:30 am—2:30 pm

8 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton


For $9.99 per child, you get to make your own pizza, kids drink, create-your-own sundae, creative food-related crafts, fun photo ops, games, and best of all the Cat in the Hat will be there reading Dr. Seuss books throughout the event! 11:30 am seating; call 610-280-4555 to reserve your spot.

The Little Mermaid Mommy and Me Painting

March 2, noon—2 pm

Painting with a Twist, 401 West Chester Pike, Havertown


Pick one side each and work together to create a set of a mother and daughter mermaid silhouette. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Reserve your spot online.

PHILADANCO at Longwood Gardens

March 2, 1 pm and 4 pm

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square


Philadelphia Dance Company will perform twice in the afternoon. The performance is included with admission, and seating is first-come, first-served.

‘Pippin’ at Conestoga High School

March 2, 2 pm and 7 pm

200 Irish Road, Berwyn


It’s the last day to catch the classic musical Pippin at Contestoga High School. Tickets are available online.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

March 2, 2—4 pm

Main Line Art Center, 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.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at Ardmore Library

March 2, 2—3 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore


Come celebrate Theodore Geisel’s birthday with games, activities, books to read, and a program on his life.

Dr. Seuss Saturday Storytime

March 2, 2—2:30 pm

Lansdowne Public Library, 55 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne


Come for a special Saturday Storytime with Dr. Seuss themed books, songs, and activities. Great for ages 3-5; siblings and caregivers welcome.

Skating Exhibition and Tea

March 2, 4:15 pm

Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, 220 Holland Ave., Ardmore


Enjoy a figure skating exhibition and cheer on the club’s talented adult skaters before they head to the Eastern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Media Family Dance Party

March 2, 5—8 pm

301 N. Jackson St., Media


An evening with Silly Joe Sings including music, food, games, prizes, and lots of fun stuff to play with!

‘Newsies’ at Malvern Prep

March 2, 7 pm

418 S. Warren Avenue, Malvern


Malvern Theatre Society will perform this classic Disney musical for two weekends. Tickets available online.

‘Hairspray’ at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

March 2, 7:30 pm

601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill


You can’t stop the beat! This fun musical set in 1960s Baltimore comes to UDPAC for two weeks in March. Tickets available online.



Cat in the Hat Storytime at Lulu’s Casita West Chester

March 3, 10:30 am

109 N. High St., West Chester


A special storytime with the Cat in the Hat, snacks, crafts, and more! RSVP to luluscasitawestchester@gmail.com.

First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum

March 3, 11 am—2 pm

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford


Explore amazing tricks used by both artists and magicians to fool the eye. Learn the secrets artists use to make things look real, create optical illusions, and experience an interactive performance with magician Arlen Zachary and A to Z Magic. Free admission, no registration required.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents Ramones for Kids!

March 3, 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! This week, it’s the music of the Ramones!

‘The Snow Queen’ at Media Theatre

March 3, 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.

Magical Unicorn Event

March 3, 3:30—5 pm

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


Kids will enjoy treats, a unicorn makeover, and more. Plus, the event ends with a Unicoronation! Pre-register online.



Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.


Contributing Writer