Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 10/7-10/9

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All Weekend

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

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

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

Just Between Friends Lancaster Fall Kid Consignment Sale
October 6th – October 8th
Details 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

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 7, 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.

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

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 :30 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

Newly Outgrown Kids Sale
at 541 Royal Ave, Havertown
Friday, 10/7 5pm-9pm
Sat. 10/8 9:30am-2pm (Saturday is 50% off all non star items)
Cash, Visa and Mastercard accepted
Details HERE

First Friday Flick – Joy PG-13
7 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Details HERE

Fun Night (Grades 3-5) – **RIDLEY STUDENTS ONLY
7 PM – 9 PM
at Ridley Community Center
Cost of admission is $5.
There will be games, prizes, food,
and music provided by a D.J.
This is a great opportunity to meet members of the team, play some soccer, dance, and have a great time.
Proceeds benefit Ridley High School Boys’ Soccer Team
Details HERE

Saturday October 8, 2016

Creekside Swim Club – 2nd annual FLEA MARKET
9 AM
Moore Road, Wallingford, PA
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

Newly Outgrown Kids Sale
at 541 Royal Ave, Havertown
Sat. 10/8 9:30am-2pm (Saturday is 50% off all non star items)
Cash, Visa and Mastercard accepted
Details HERE

Harry Potter Day – The Hogwarts Experience
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
at Swarthmore Public Library
“The Hogwarts Experience” is for children in Grades K – 5th.
Enter through Platform 9 3/4, get sorted into houses, and take wizarding classes in the castle! Timed tickets are required, and 1-hour time slots are as follows:
9:45 – 10:45am
11:00 am – 12 noon
1:00 – 2:00 pm
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Tickets are $15 and on sale at the Swarthmore Public Library. All proceeds go towards building a Storybook Walk in Little Crum Creek Park.
Outside of “the castle” we will have free events for families and children all day, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. This includes Quidditch drills in the amphitheater, crafts in Hagrid’s hut, and plenty of photo opportunities!
Details HERE

Social Needleworking
10 AM
at Lansdowne Library
Knitting and good company!
Details HERE

Kids Club – Clothespin Bat
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

MOMS Mega Fall Baby/Kid Consignment Sale
10 AM – 1 PM
at Upper Merion Middle School
Purchase new and gently used baby & childrens items from the members of Valley Forge Mothers of Twins & Triplets Club, Chester County Mothers of Multiples Club, & MultipliCity – Delaware Valley Families of Multiples Club.
Details HERE

Family Fall Fest
10 AM – 2 PM
at Riddle Hospital
Lots of FREE fun for the whole family!
Moonbounce, Slide and Obstacle Course
Stacey’s Face Painting
Interactive Games with Prizes
Fire Truck and Ambulance Tours
Photo Booth
Health Screenings and Information
Appearances by Elsa and Captain America
Taste the chili from our employee recipe contest
Food, Music and More!

Rain or shine
Details HERE

CityKids Consignment Sale
Saturday October 8th 10 AM – 3 PM
Sunday October 9th 9 AM – 2 PM Sunday is half price day.
at Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School 1736 S 10th St, Philadelphia
Details HERE

Once Upon a Garden at Chanticleer
10:30 AM
Nature storytime and craft for age 3 and up.  $5 admission with Radnor Library card or free with season pass.
Kids 12 and under are free.  No registration required.

Held at Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden at 786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087.
Details HERE

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

5th Annual Chester County Fall Festival
11 AM –  4 PM
at East Goshen Park in West Chester
Over 130 local Crafters and vendors, a variety of food, DJ, bounce zone, FREE face painting, games, and so much more!
Details HERE

Indie Author Day at Furness Library
11:30 AM – 3 PM
at H.K. Furness Free Library
The Furness Library is participating in Indie Author Day, a nation-wide day of connecting indie books, libraries and readers. Meet local independent authors of fiction, mystery, fantasy and romance, writing for young adult and adult audiences. Copies of their books will be available for purchase.
Details HERE

Free Saturday Public Boating
Every Saturday from 11am – 3pm, the public can explore the Schuylkill River by rowboat or kayak from the Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse
Details HERE

A.J. Stephen’s First Crabs & Crafts Music Festival
12 PM -11:30 PM
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Fun Family Craft Time – Halloween T-Shirt
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
1 PM – 3 PM
Buy t-shirt, rest of supplies are free
Details HERE

Let There Be Rock School LIVE
Saturday Oct 8th AND Sunday Oct 9th
at RP McMuprhys
1pm to 5pm each day
Come See ALL of the Let There Be Rock School bands!
This is the show that all of the kids in “Band” have been working on. The event is 2 days .
The shows are All Ages!
The bar and restaurant are open and there is a game room with arcade games and pool tables. Not to forget awesome Rock & Roll!
Details HERE

Monster Truck Fall Bash- Lancaster, PA
2 PM & 7:30 PM
This event will feature monster Trucks facing off in 3 different competitions including Freestyle! We will also have Monster Ride Trucks and the Off Road Central Tuff Truck Challenge
Details and ticket info HERE

Sunday October 9, 2016

CityKids Consignment Sale
Saturday October 8th 10 AM – 3 PM
Sunday October 9th 9 AM – 2 PM Sunday is half price day.
at Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School 1736 S 10th St, Philadelphia
Details HERE

Fire Prevention at Milmont Park Firehouse
11 AM – 2 PM
There will be different stations set up for kids to learn about fire prevention. At each station they will receive a reward.
There will be several other companies on hand to display their Fire apparatus. Please feel free to look at the trucks and ask any questions you may have.
There will be an appearance of Sparky the Dog.
Some stations we will have are, How to get out of a house,
Stop Drop and Roll, Try on Fire Fighter Gear.
Sign up for Smoke Detectors (Milmont Park Residents)(while supplies last)
Rain or Shine
Details and more info HERE

Old City Fest
11 AM – 6 PM
in Old City District, 231 Market Street, Philadelphia
Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia. This event highlights the region’s premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture.
This event will also include a festival stage with live music, two runway fashion shows, a kid’s zone, pop-up street performances, and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with more than 100 local vendors participating.
Free admission. Rain or shine.
Details and schedule HERE

Philadelphia Columbus Day Parade & Festival
12 PM – 6 PM
Details HERE

Penn Museum: Family Second Sunday Workshop – Destination Ancient Rome: Mosaics
1 PM – 4 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Let There Be Rock School LIVE
Saturday Oct 8th AND Sunday Oct 9th
at RP McMuprhys
1pm to 5pm each day
Come See ALL of the Let There Be Rock School bands!
This is the show that all of the kids in “Band” have been working on. The event is 2 days .
The shows are All Ages!
The bar and restaurant are open and there is a game room with arcade games and pool tables. Not to forget awesome Rock & Roll!
Details HERE

Mr. Jason’s Outdoor Science Lab
2 PM – 3 PM
at Middletown Free Library
For ages 4-18
Baking Soda & Vinegar Rockets, Haunted Screaming Cups, and Creepy Slime!
Registration required
Details HERE

Ridley Park Fall Festival
1 PM – 6 PM
in Downtown Ridley Park (East Sellers & Hinckley Ave.)
Live music, car show, food vendors and great fun for the entire family. The Music line-up on the main stage outside Borough Hall.
Details HERE

Five Little Monkeys Puppet Show
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Join us at the Ridley Park Fall Festival and enjoy a free, fun filled, interactive puppet show presented by Segal Puppets at the Ridley Park Firehouse.
Details HERE

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

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