Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend for Main Line Families January 21-23
Winter weekend fun for you and your family!
Yes, it’s the dead of winter, but there’s still FUN to be had! Peruse our TOP TEN list of family events for outdoor activities like ice skating or hiking with adorable, rescued goats (yes, goat hiking!) or indoor activities like going to a movie or roller skating. Scroll down for MORE!
Please be sure to check with the host location about their health and safety protocols, as well as their registration requirements, prior to heading out!
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Streaming All Weekend!
The Snowy Day and Other Stories By Ezra Jack Keats
Hosted online by the Arden Theater Company
The Arden Theatre Company is excited to share with you a brand new, filmed version of The Snowy Day and Other Stories, By Ezra Jack Keats, available via streaming, January 17-30, 2022. This filmed theatrical play was recorded in the Hamilton Family Arts Center and presents exciting performances from an all-Philadelphia cast, a set made using a little cardboard and a lot of creativity, and features original music from the popular local band, Ill Doots. This streaming production is free, but please consider making a donation of $20 to support the theater. See the Arden Theater website for more information.
Belle (PG, 2022 movie)
January 21, 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm
The Colonial Theatre 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville
From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and more, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media. Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.
Friday Night Skate at Ringing Rocks Roller Rink
January 21, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ringing Rocks Roller Rink, 1500 Ringing Rocks Park, Pottstown
Ringing Rocks Roller Rink, a community roller rink in the Pottstown area since 1938, hosts public roller skating on Friday nights for all ages. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are not required for those that are fully vaccinated. Admission is $10 and includes rental skates.
January 22, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Jurassic Quest is North America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event. Guests walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic Periods and experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. Jurassic Quest is the only interactive dinosaur event that has over 100 true to life-size animatronic dinosaurs in each of its indoor touring shows from the very small to the gigantic. In collaboration with leading paleontologists, each dinosaur has been painstakingly replicated in every detail. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, had feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing the dinosaurs to life. Jurassic Quest exhibits also allow future paleontologists to dig up fossils, ride their favorite life-sized dinosaur, enjoy walking dinosaur and baby dinosaur shows, and enjoy a dinosaur themed play land in addition to face painting, crafts and much more.
Elmo’s Furry Fun Fest
January 22, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sesame Place 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
On weekends from January 8th through March 20th, join Elmo for birthday parties galore as he celebrates his favorite furry friends! You won’t want to miss the all-new Winter Family Zone featuring fire pits, s’mores, and yard games! See website for more details and schedule. The park will be open from 10 am – 2 pm Saturdays and Sundays, January 8 – March 20, Monday; and Monday, February 21.
Flight on Ice! Outdoor Skating & Entertainment Center
January 22, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Energy Transfer Veterans Memorial Rink 4901 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Flight on Ice is an outdoor ice skating rink and entertainment center in Delaware County. New this year, you can expect fun for the whole family including ice skating sessions, a lounge area, a heated tent, and great food and beverages.
Goat Hiking at Four Mills Nature Reserve
January 22, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Four Mills Nature Reserve 12 Morris Road, Ambler
Like hiking? Love goats? You are in luck! Four Mills Nature Reserve is taking their adorable, rescued goats on a 30-minute hike and you can be there. Meet volunteers and staff at Four Mills Nature Reserve who will be ready with Hope, Faith, Harry, Caramel, Zippidity, Hoot, and Peppe (their awesome goats). They will introduce you and then you will be off! The number of hikers is limited to 14 people, so everyone has a chance to walk a goat! At the end, you will have time to snuggle with the goats, as they love to be loved! Click event link for ticket info.
Philadelphia Royal Princess Ball
January 23, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel 480 N Gulph Road, King of Prussia
Come one, come all, to a Royal Princess Ball! Get ready for a day of magical fun for the whole family, brought to you by Dream Parties! You’ll get an amazing opportunity to meet and greet your favorite princesses! Dream Parties is bringing to you a one of a kind event with all new stage performances, dancing, stories, picture opportunities and more for some magical entertainment. Your little one will get to participate in princess games, story time sing along, learn some ballroom dance moves and more. This event is geared towards your 3 – 7 year old princess fan, though all are welcome! See event link for tickets and information.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
January 23, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Merriam Theater 250 S Broad Street, Philadelphia
Hop on board for an unforgettable ride with the Pigeon. Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! It’s not easy being the Pigeon—you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the bus driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (The Musical) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.
Ice Skating at Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society
January 23, 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society 220 Holland Avenue, Ardmore
Join PSCHS for weekly Sunday afternoon family skating in their beautiful ice rink. It’s a great indoor activity on cold winter days. Skate with friends and family or sit back and relax with a cup of hot chocolate from the snack bar. $10 admission and $5 ice skate rental. Non members may skate as a guest up to four times during the winter period (October 18 – April 10, 2022).
DISCLAIMER: HEY PARENTS, AS WE WELL KNOW, THINGS CHANGE DAY TO DAY… EVEN HOUR TO HOUR SINCE WE HAVE ENDURED A GLOBAL PANDEMIC TOGETHER. PLEASE CHECK THE SPECIFIC EVENT WEBSITE FOR TIME CHANGES, RAIN DATES, COVID POLICIES, AND EVENT CANCELLATIONS BEFORE YOU PACK UP THE WHOLE CREW OR GATHER AROUND THE LAPTOP TO LOG ON.
Lead photo courtesy of Flight on Ice!