Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 10/21 – 10/23

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All Weekend

2016 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits
October 21st – October 23rd
at Valley Forge Casino
Details and ticket info HERE

The 2016 Great Pumpkin Carve
at The Chadds Ford Historical Society
October 20th – 22nd
Thursday, October 20th, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, October 21st, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 22nd, 3:00pm – 9:00pm
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

Harriett’s Halloween Candy
at the Players Club of Swarthmore
Saturday October 15th & 22nd at 5 PM
and Sunday October 16th & 23rd at 11 AM
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 21, 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.

Take 2 Children’s Consignment
Friday Oct 21st 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Saturday Oct 22nd 9 AM – 1 PM (some items 1/2 price)
St. Kevin’s Gym, 200 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA
Details at their website HERE

Kids on the Move!
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Marple Public Library
Young children will enjoy a continuous, action-packed fitness class with a focus on motor skills, coordination, and endurance with Ms. Kelly, a trained and certified instructor at Marple Sports Arena! Ages 3-5. Registration required by phone or in person.
Details HERE

Friday Flicks
12 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

LEGO Club
2 PM – 5 PM
at Middletown Free Library
No registration required
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

Friday Crafts at Ridley Township Library
3:30 PM – 4 :00 PM
ages 3-10
Registration required
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

Family Fall Festival
4 PM – 7 PM
at Bright Horizons at King of Prussia
Event Highlights
~ Fall-themed S.T.E.M. activities in our NEW S.T.E.M. Lab
~ Autumnal Music and Movement activities in our NEWLY renovated Movement Matters Zone
~ Healthy cooking lesson in our NEW Children’s Culinary Arts Cafe
Details HERE

FREE Concert featuring The Notre Dame of Philadelphia Glee Club
7:30 PM (doors open 7 PM)
at Cardinal O’Hara Auditorium
Free admission, no tickets necessary
Details HERE 

Prospect Park Library Fall Book Sale
7 PM – 9 PM
at Prospect Park Library

WINE, CHEESE AND **SPIRITS**
7:30 PM – 9 PM
at Darby Free Library
Join us for a truly enjoyable night of great company, delicious wine and hopefully “Live Ghosts.” ….. BE AFRAID….. Adults Only.
Tickets on sale now at the library. One for $15. Two for $25.
All proceeds go to support library programs.

Details HERE

Saturday October 22, 2016

Line Drives for Luke Wiffle Ball Tournament
9 AM
at Blackrock Park Baseball Field in Swarthmore
Come on out and support support  the Theodosiades Family
Details HERE

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

Take 2 Children’s Consignment
Friday Oct 21st 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Saturday Oct 22nd 9 AM – 1 PM (some items 1/2 price)
St. Kevin’s Gym, 200 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA
Details at their website HERE

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

Prospect Park Library Fall Book Sale
9 AM – 1 PM
at Prospect Park Library
and Fall Fun Program for Children of all ages
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Stop in for fall themed activities and crafts
Details HERE

Sun Valley Craft Fair
9 AM – 3 PM
at Sun Valley High School
Enjoy a wide variety of crafts including fall and holiday treats, woodworking, toys, country décor, glitter wine glasses, gift baskets, vinyl decorations, photography, personalized blankets, bows and various children’s items, jewelry, baked goodies, candy and chocolates, and so much more!!
Details 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

Kids Club -Yarn Ghosts
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
10 AM – 12 PM
$2 per child
Ages 3 and up
Includes supplies
Each session is 30 minutes
Details and registration info HERE

LuLaPalooza at Springfield Mall
9 AM – 4 PM
There will be 20 Consultants on-site with their entire LuLaRoe inventory for your shopping enjoyment
Details HERE

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

School and Family Festival
11 AM – 2 PM
at Aston Community Center
Family fun provided by local schools and organizations.
Dress the kids in costume and trick or treat to the vendors.
Food, vendors and Fun!
Proceeds go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Details HERE

Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch Tournament
11 AM – 5 PM
in Chestnut Hill PA
Details and schedule HERE

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

Franklin Square Pumpkin Patch
12 PM – 2 PM
Bring the kids to Franklin Square to pick a nice pumpkin out of the Franklin Square Pumpkin Patch and decorate it with spooky designs to take home. FREE! Recommended for children 10 and under.
Limit: 1 pumpkin per child. Group reservations and participation are not available.

Details HERE

MacDade Bowl’s Halloween Party
– a Halloween themed event supporting the local food bank, Loaves and Fishes.
12 PM – 3 PM : Families
8 PM – Midnight: Adults and BYOB
*COSTUMES ARE WELCOME*
There will be games, prizes, costume contests, quizzo, and raffle baskets.
Specials offered:
-Food Specials
-Bring in a canned good, hygiene product, donation or school supplies to the bowling alley for Loaves and Fishes, and recieve ONE FREE game per person. No limit on items to donate, please bring as many as you like.
Details HERE and HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Social Needleworking
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Knitting and good company!
Details HERE

Science Saturday at Hagley Museum: Pumpkin Catapults
1 PM – 4 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Pumpkin Day with Vicky Town
1 PM – 4 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
All Ages-FREE event
Pumpkin decorating, crafts, face painting, candy corn bingo, etc.  One free pumpkin for children grade 5 and under.
Vicky Town, storyteller & author will sign and share her book The Runaway Pumpkin Pie Man.
Copies of this wonderful book will be available for purchase.
No registration required.
Details HERE

Trick or Treat at the Turkey Hill Experience
2 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

2nd Annual Kids Halloween Costume Party
2 PM – 8 PM
at Heritage Ballroom in Holmes PA
The Future Stars Showcase & Richards Guitar studio have teamed up to put together a All Ages Halloween party featuring live entertainment, childrens costume contests, acitives, games & fun for the entire family!
There will be over 14 awesome entertainers & bands, face painters, pumpkin picking & painting, kids costume contest, prizes, giveaways & more!
Tickets will be available at the door & will include a Free drink & food item along with entry into late nights Pumpkin Express Bar Crawl.
The Future Stars Showcast concert starts at 2pm with
Live Performances
$15 per child

Details HERE

Trunk or Treat at Holy Cross in Springfield
4:30 PM – 8 PM
Trunk or Treat event after 4:30 Mass. Go to mass, have dinner and trick or treat from the decorated car trunks!
Details HERE

Comic Con
5 PM – 8 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Come one and all to Lansdowne’s first ever Comic Con! We will have food, video gaming, card gaming, art displays, craft tables, vendors, and more! The event is for ages 13 and up and is FREE! You still need to register, so sign up right away at www.lansdownelibrary.org/comiccon
Details HERE

Springfield High School presents 2016 MARCHING FESTIVAL OF BANDS
6 PM – 9 PM
at Springfield High School
Tickets for the event are $8 for Adults and $5 for Students and Senior Citizens. All pre-gate tickets can be purchased online by visiting springfieldcougarsmusic.org .
Details HERE

Campfire & Ghosts
8:30 PM – 10 PM
at Newtown Public Library
Once the sun goes down, join us on the grounds of Newtown Library for a campfire, smores, and eerie legends from the unknown. Bring your bravery, friends, and some ghost stories of your own.
Please note this event will be held at Newtown Library.
This program is free and open to grades 6-12.

Details HERE

Sunday October 23, 2016

Superhero Family Fun Run (or walk)
9 AM – 12 PM
at Nether Providence Elementary School
Details HERE

4th Annual Walk & Kids Kindness Day
9 AM – 1 PM
at Interboro High School
What better way to end Bullying Awareness Month then to walk with hundreds of like-minded people from Interboro High School to Park Square Park where children will enjoy moon bounces, face painting, spin art, live music, food and drinks and much more. This event is free for all children!
Details HERE

Fall Festival hosted by Collingdale Athletic Club
9 AM – 3 PM
at Collingdale Community Center
This is an Outdoor Event.
Rain Date October 30th
Games, food and fun!!

Details HERE

Free Sunday Morning at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
9:30 AM – 12 PM
October is Children In Nature month! It’s a wonderful time to come explore our nature trails, take a peek at birds from our wildlife blind, and explore some of the First State’s geology with the Delaware Rocks! outdoor exhibit.
Inside, explore the rainforest and Arctic with our newest special exhibit, Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorers
Details HERE

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

Star Wars Reads
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
Use the Force to celebrate Star Wars Reads ! We’ll play some episodes from LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles, make paper light sabers, and meet Darth Vader!
Ages 3 and up.
Details HERE

LEGO Club
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
FREE
Show off your incredible imagination and super building skills by tackling a suggested challenge with our great assortment of Legos. Each session will have a different theme. Join Dustin for a fun filled time!
Open to ages 7-11. Register by phone or in person.

Details HERE

Trick or Treat at the Turkey Hill Experience
2 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

October Ultimate Swapkins Party!
2 PM – 4 PM
at participating Toys R Us stores
Come celebrate the newest Shopkins Season 6, Chef Club with other SPK Fans! Trade your collection, make new friends, get a fun Chef Club activity sheet, and even go home with a FREE Season 5 2-pack! (Quantities limited, while supplies last).
Find your nearest participating TRU store HERE

FREE Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat
3 PM – 5 PM
at the Upper Merion Township Building
Love Works and Hope Community Church are partnering with the Upper Merion Police Association and Upper Merion Parks and Recreation to bring you the second annual FREE Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat!
This year’s theme is Adventures in Candyland!! Explore Gummy Bear Mountain, Video Game Valley, Super Sweet Street & Camp Spooky Hill – playing games and collecting candy along the way!
Bring your BEST costumes and show them off in the Upper Merion Police Association Parade. A few lucky individuals will win prizes for the best and most creative costumes.
– Food Trucks (food for purchase)
– Candy Cane Railroad Train Rides!
– Candy Themed Photo Booth!
– Raffle Prizes (Build-a-Bear, Get Air, Shake Shack, & More)
– Inflatables!
**Rain date: October 30th – 3-5pm

Details HERE

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

Looking for some Greater Philadelphia area DAY TRIP ideas? Check out this full list HERE for some inspiration!

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  1. You always have so many fun options – if anyone is looking for something to do they should come right here!
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