Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Fall and Halloween Family Fun 10/28 – 10/30

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All Weekend

Boo at the Philadelphia Zoo
10 AM – 4 PM
Dress in costume and head through a trick or treat safari, hay bale maze, pictures with the giant pumpkin wall, not so scary extinction graveyard, fall festive offerings for sale and more
Details and ticket info HERE

Boo at the Zoo at Elmwood Park Zoo
Weekends October 8th through 30th from 12 PM – 3 PM
Boo at the Zoo features live entertainment, costume contests, costume parades, trick-or-treat stations with candy, prizes, crafts and educational pieces, and so much more!
Details and ticket info HERE

Harvest Hayride at Araspaha Farms
Sept 12th – Nov 1st
Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Arasapha Farms Haunted Hayride and Bates Motel
Details, dates, times and ticket info HERE

Shady Brook Farm HorrorFest
931 Stony Hill Rd, Morrisville
HorrorFest features four thrilling attractions: the Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Alien 3-D Encounter, and Carnage.
Weekends through October 30th
Details, tickets and more info HERE

Linvilla Orchards (Pumpkinland and Hayrides are Open)
Details HERE

West Chester Railroad Great Pumpkin Express
Sat & Sun Oct 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
12PM & 2PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Eastern State Penitentiary – Terror Behind the Walls
September 16th – November 5th
Details and ticket info HERE

Diggerland – Diggerfest
100 Pinedge Dr, West Berlin, NJ
Every Saturday and Sunday in October your full-day admission ticket gets you access to all of the rides and attractions at Diggerland USA but also includes these additional features:
•Diggerland’s Hay Ride
•Pick-your-own Pumpkins at our Pumpkin Patch (for children 12 and under)
•Pumpkin Launching! (purchase of pumpkins to launch is additional)
•Halloween Weekend Costume Contests (for children in costume)

Details and schedule HERE

Sesame Place – Halloween Spooktacular
September 24th – October 30th
Details HERE

Knoebels Hallo-Fun
6 PM – 10 PM
Select Weekends in October
Visitors can experience tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions and, of course, a selection of Knoebels’ hallo-riffic rides. We have gentle haunts, scary attractions and treats to suit everyone’s taste. There are even special treat stops for children 12 and under in costume!
Details and ticket info HERE

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Dorney Park
Saturdays & Sundays from September 17-October 30
Halloween activites are from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Families and kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween activities presented by the PEANUTS characters like pumpkin painting and mask making, a Petting Zoo with some of your children’s favorite farm animals and so much more- all included with your admission to Dorney Park this fall!
Details and ticket info HERE

The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood
at Media Theater
Weekends, September 24th – Nov 6th
Details and ticket info HERE

FREE Yoga on the Waterfront
at Race Street Pier in Philadelphia
April 2nd – October 30th
Details and schedules HERE

Riverwalk Mini Golf
550 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE
Details HERE

Longwood Gardens
Nightscape – now through October 29th
Details, ticket info and more HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details and pricing HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE

Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorers at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Saturday October 15th – January 15th, 2017
Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorers is an interactive exhibit focusing on the habitats of two iconic animals — polar bears and tree frogs — and how climate change affects them. Visitors can take on the role of field scientists to investigate the shrinking populations of polar bears, learn how to gather weather station data, visit an Amazon rainforest field research tent, and identify a variety of tree frogs.
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Adventure Aquarium
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Details HERE

Studio Movie Grill Upper Darby
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy seats and more!
Details HERE

AMC Dine In Movie Theater – Painters Crossing – West Chester
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy reclining seats and more!
** Best to purchase tickets online through amctheaters.com
See my review and more info HERE

Friday October 29, 2016

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE. Take note that some (not all) programs require registration. Details can be found under each event on the calendar.

ValleyPoint Church’s Huge Fall Outgrown Sale
at 209 Bethel Rd. Glen Mills, Pa 19342
(Thursday October 27th 6 PM – 9 PM)
Friday October 28th 9 AM – 12 PM (Half price sale) and 1 PM – 1:30 PM (Bag sale)
* CASH ONLY *
Details HERE

Drive In Movie Day – Scooby Doo Marathon
10:30 AM – 3 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Come to the Middletown Free Library to watch Scooby Doo cartoons all day! Bring a cardboard box from home or use one from the library & turn it into a car using our arts & crafts supplies. Mr. Jason will have some snacks & water out to enjoy while we watch episodes of Scooby Doo from inside our cars–it’ll feel like a drive-in movie theater!
Registration is not required as it is come & go as you please. Just be respectful of others and keep your volume low as you make you car. Bring a snack or beverage to share, if you’d like!
For all ages who can handle Scooby Doo cartoons.
Details HERE

Family Stories & Puppet Show: Halloween
11 AM – 11:45 AM
at Media-UP Free Library
Listen to stories, sing songs, and watch a Halloween puppet show! Recommended for ages 0-5. No registration needed.
Details HERE

Friday Flicks
12 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
A Wii, WiiU, and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play.
Free and open to students entering grades 6-12. No registration is required.
Details HERE

Freedom Fridays
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Video games, board games, and more
Details HERE

Construction Fridays
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Darby Free Library
Kids can use their imaginations to build interesting projects.
Details HERE

Halloween movie and pumpkin painting
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Come paint a pumpkin and watch the new Ghostbusters movie!
(PG-13), 116 minutes
For teens in grades 6 to 12
Details HERE

After-Hours Teen Lock-in: Halloween Edition
5:45 PM -8:30 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
Hang out after-hours! We’ll have pizza, watch a movie, tell ghost stories, and more! Visit our teen page at www.mediauplibrary.org, print out the permission slip, and sign up with the Eventbrite link, then return the linked permission slip to the library by Thursday, October 27th. Must be in grades 6-12.
Details HERE

Trunk or Treat at Rocky Run YMCA
6 PM – 8 PM
**Registration required
Details HERE

Halloween Hootenanny at Garden State Discovery Museum
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Halloween themed exhibits, Halloween crafts, trunk or treat and more
Details and ticket info HERE

Happy Hogwarts Halloween
7 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Grab your Firebolt and follow Hedwig to the Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  Scary stories, ghostly games, and tasty treats! Harry Potter trivia and prizes!  Wear a costume if you dare…please, no cloaks of invisibility. 
Students ages 3 thru 13 – Registration required
Details HERE

Murder Masquerade
7 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
A Masquerade Ball, an event so spectacular, you won’t be able to leave.  Trapped and with a killer on the loose, solve the riddles, find the Murderer, and escape the Masquerade before you find that the next victim is you.
This event is for ages 18 and up and registration is required.  There is no fee and refreshments will be served!  So sign up today at www.lansdownelibrary.org/masterpiece-murders
Details HERE

Saturday October 29, 2016

Cricket Boo!
9 AM – 12 PM
Cricket Ave, Ardmore
$15 per child
Kids of all ages will enjoy a Saturday morning full of ghosts, goblins, games and a whole lotta fun:
– Create-Your-Own Treat Bags
– Trick-or-Treating up & down Cricket Avenue
– Pumpkin Decorating
– BOO! Banner Creation
– BOO! Parade up & down Cricket Avenue
– Viking Pastries Cookie Decorating
– Ghouly Games
– Photo Booth with Silly Props
– Unlimited Play @ Lulu’s Casita
– BOO! Bash with Songs for Seeds
– Face Painting
– Ballon artist
– Trunk or Treat
– Spider Web Maze
– Sensory Station
Details HERE

Lansdowne Farmers Market
9 AM – 1 PM
Every Saturday through October 31st
Details, vendor schedule and more HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market
121 Park Avenue in Central Park directly next to Swarthmore Borough Hall.
Saturdays 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
May 14th – December 3rd

Harvest Party
10 AM – 1 PM
at Evangel Assembly of God, 725 W Ashland Ave, Glenolden
Hay rides, pumpkin painting, caramel apples, candy and more
Details HERE

Monster Bash at Michaels Craft Stores
October 29th & 30th
10 AM – 3 PM
FREE Make a Treat Bag
FREE Face painting for kids
Trick or Treat Parade every 30 minutes
Family Monster T shirt – Buy the T shirt and wiggle eyes and other supplies will be provided
Details HERE

Bark in the Park Dog Walk/5K Run  and Fall Festival
10 AM – 3 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media
Details and registration info HERE

Harry Potter Wizard Saturday at Arnold’s Family Fun Center
10 AM – 5 PM
Games, Movies, Contests, Food, Prizes and more
Details HERE

Miss Jackie’s Weekly Weekend StoryTime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
10:30 AM
Details HERE

Ardmore Music Hall Hallowen Family Jam with Alex & the Kaleidoscope play Family Funk Costume Party Brunch
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Halloween Parade at Booths Corner Farmers Market
11 AM
Annual parade through the market; lots of treats for the kids
Details HERE

Halloween on the Farm Puppet Show  at Colonial Plantation
11 AM – 4 PM
Celebrate Halloween with the Segal Puppets as they explore the joys of Halloween. Wear your costume and visit four locations to receive a treat.
Admission is $8.00 for adults & children (ages 4 – 12). Children under 4 are free.
Details HERE

Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday
11 AM – 4 PM
East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia
Crafters, fall fare, free pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, music, trick or treating and more
Details and schedule HERE

Hayrides at Hagley Museum
11:30 AM – 4 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Fox Rothschild Trick or Treat Trail
12 PM – 3 PM
at Franklin Square, 6th & Race Sts in Philadelphia
Family friendly Halloween Fun – customize a trick or treat bag and follow the trail to discover spooky treats.
FREE
Recommended for ages 10 and under
Details HERE

South Street PumpkinFest and Trick or Treating
12 PM – 5 PM
South Street Headhouse District
Circus performances, horse and wagon hay rides, lie music, shopping, seasonal bites, straw bale maze, face painting, costume contests, trick or treating and more
Details HERE

Spay & Save
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
at Aston Public Library
Kids of all ages are welcome to come read to dogs and cats; pets will be available for adoption
Registration required
Details HERE

 

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

The Witches of Narberth
1 PM – 4 PM
on the corner of Forrest and Haverford Avenues
Children of all ages are invited to join in this free event, where kids search downtown Narberth high and low for thirteen of the witchiest witches around. They collect treats along the way, and then return to the start to collect a Halloween prize. Costumes are optional, and we’ll give you a bag for treats. The hunt goes til 4 pm or when prizes are gone
Details HERE

52nd Delaware County Annual Halloween Parade
2 PM
on State Street in Media
(Rain date Sunday October 30th)
Details HERE

Trick or Treat at the Turkey Hill Experience
2 PM- 4 PM
The Turkey Hill Experience Trick or Treat event is filled with great surprises. There are a total of 13 trick or treat stops and 6 of those stops are free while the others do require admission into the paid portion of the Experience. There are plenty of good treats for everyone! Be sure to wear your favorite Halloween costume, too! This fun-filled event takes place from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Turkey Hill Experience.
Details HERE

Paul Klocke Studio of Dance Trunk or Treat
4 PM – 5:30 PM
300 Turner Industrial Way, Aston PA
Apple cider, refreshments, pumpkin painting, photo ops, music, trunk or treating and more. 
They will also be accepting monetary donations for their upcoming trip to make dinner for the families at the Ronald McDonald House over the holidays.
Details HERE

Halloween Costume Party
hosted by Our Lady of Fatima Youth Group
6 PM – 8 PM
at the Our Lady of Fatima Church Social Hall
DJ, treats, and lots of fun!
Admission is $5
For kids in Grades K-8

Parents Night Out – Halloween Costume Party
with My Gym in Springfield
Relays, gymnastics and games galore as well as a Pizza dinner
Details and cost info HERE

Weird Pennsylvania: Dead of Winter
7 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Join weird author Matt Lake for an evening of true tales of death and darkness in Delaware County and the surrounding region. Matt will retell tales from his books Weird Pennsylvania and Weird US II and other tales he has picked up along the way. Gasp at the crimes of H.H. Holmes and Patty Cannon! Cringe at the bizarre burial of Mad Anthony Wayne! Avert your eyes from the infamous Shamokin Head! Matt will debut a new book of our region’s dark history at the event. 
This program is free and open to ages 13 and up.
Details HERE

Sunday October 30, 2016

Monster Bash at Michaels Craft Stores
October 29th & 30th
10 AM – 3 PM
FREE Make a Treat Bag
FREE Face painting for kids
Trick or Treat Parade every 30 minutes
Family Monster T shirt – Buy the T shirt and wiggle eyes and other supplies will be provided
Details HERE

Hayrides at Hagley Museum
11:30 AM – 4 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Linvilla Costume Parade
12 PM – 4:30 PM
at Linvilla Orchards
Come in your most creative costume and join the fun. Each child receives a treat and there are great prizes with 3 winners from each age group! The Grand Prize is a $100 Linvilla Orchards Gift Certificate! Details, schedule of activities and registration info HERE

Family Halloween Party
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
Decorate masks, eat spooky snacks, and have a parade around the library! Costumes encouraged. Recommended for ages 2 and up. Please register by October 28th
Details and registration info HERE

Bird, Whale, Bug: Making Music with Nature
2 PM
Inspired by the melodies and beats of birds, whales, and bugs, author and Jazz musician David Rothenberg has published several popular books, including an animal-music trilogy to show how animals use musical sounds to communicate with us. The Harvard educated and New Jersey Institute of Technology professor will present an enthusiastic talk on his many books and perform on his clarinet,  and will follow with a book signing.  Brought to you with the support of Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden and Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens.  
Held at Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon, PA 19333.
Details HERE

Trick or Treat at the Turkey Hill Experience
2 PM – 4 PM
The Turkey Hill Experience Trick or Treat event is filled with great surprises. There are a total of 13 trick or treat stops and 6 of those stops are free while the others do require admission into the paid portion of the Experience. There are plenty of good treats for everyone! Be sure to wear your favorite Halloween costume, too! This fun-filled event takes place from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Turkey Hill Experience.
Details HERE

Upcoming Delaware County PA 2016 Fall and Winter Kid Consignment Sales HERE

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