Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 8/11 – 8/13

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

Beauty and the Beast Jr.
August 9th – August 11th
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
August 9th at 10:30 am, August 10th at 10:30 am, August 10th at 7:30 pm, August 11th at 10:30 am
Details and ticket info HERE

Alice in Wonderland
at Media Theatre
Saturdays & Sundays
June 17th – August 27th
Details and ticket info HERE

Lansdowne Landing
7 AM – 10 PM
30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA
What is The Landing?
Inspired by awesome outdoor gathering places like Philadelphia’s own The Porch or Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Lansdowne Landing is a fun, festive spot that’s open from 7am to 10pm.
Visit www.lansdownelanding.com for a full schedule of events, updated regularly, so check by often for fun from family-friendly fun to live music to food trucks and more!
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest & Midway
Remains open through Labor Day weekend
101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
Roller skating, mini-golf course, lawn games, arcades, Midway and a little “beach” setup along the waterfront.
Roller skating = $3 to skate, $10 skate rental, feel free to bring your own skates. Your Independence Blue Cross card gets you free admission.
Mini-golf = $5 per person
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature – May 24th – September 4, 2017
Details and pricing HERE
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY GENERAL ADMISSION HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Backyard Adventures
June 9th – Sept 10th
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
Winter at Philadelphia Zoo
June 17th through August 20th
Guests will tube down Snow Leopard Slope, a 120-foot-long, 20-foot-high, snow-covered incline; make snow angels or throw a snowball or two in Snow Zone, a free-play area for all ages or head into Polar Bear Pavilion designed specifically for little snow tots.
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Field Station Dinosaurs
40 Fort Lee Road Leonia, NJ
Details HERE

David Rogers’ Big Bugs at Tyler Arboretum
June 3 to August 29
Be awed and inspired by artist David Rogers’ Big Bugs, 10 gigantic insect sculptures on parade through the Arboretum.
ADMISSION: Adults (18-64): $15 Seniors (65+): $13 Youth (3-17): $9 Military and students with valid ID: $9. Children age 2 and under: free. Members: free
Details HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

The Crayola Experience
Easton, PA
Details HERE
Purchase discount tickets HERE and get $4 off admission price (Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $15.99)

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Diggerland
Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Details HERE

Riverwalk Mini Golf
550 Justison St, Wilmington, DE
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

Dutch Wonderland
Details HERE

Knoebels
Details HERE

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Details HERE

Sesame Place
Details HERE

Great Adventure
Details HERE

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark
309 Resort Dr, Tannersville, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

Friday August 11, 2017

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE. Take note that some (not all)

Upper Darby Summer Stage presents Beauty and the Beast Jr.
10:30 AM
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Tickets just $8 – $12.
The show is approximately 60 minutes long, making it perfect for ages 4 and up!
A Summer Stage show is a unique experience. Young audience members are invited to come early to performances to participate in fun pre-show activities and stay after the show to meet cast members.
More information and ticket information can be found by heading over to: www.udpac.org

Family Summer Show – Sciencetellers
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Ridley Township Library
Pirates: Lost at Sea: Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to build a new ship before all hope is lost … at sea!
Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more. Do not miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!  This program addresses Next Generation Science Standards PS1 (A-B), PS2 and PS3.
Family Fun Shows are suitable for ages 3-10, but all are welcome to join the fun.
Shows are free, and registration is not required.
Groups of 10+ must call in advance.
Details HERE

Friday Morning Live: Ernie and Neal
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
at the Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne
Help us welcome back the high-energy, fun-lovin’ family music duo, Ernie & Neal ! This group is a rockin, dynamic musical experience bringing the joy and art of creating and performing live children’s music to a whole new level!
All ages are invited to attend. Please note that large groups, organizations or camps MUST call before attending. 
Please call 610-623-0239 ext 305 or email lacsd@delcolibraries.org for information or to reserve a spot. 
This program was made possible by funding through the Friends of the Lansdowne Public Library and the Lansdowne Parks and Recreation Board.
Details HERE

Preschool Stories & Puppet Show
11 AM – 11:45 AM
at Media-UP Free Library
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and a brief puppet show. Ages 0-5 welcome.
Details HERE

Recreate Camp – DIY Cardboard Fidget Spinners
11 AM – 12 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Registration is required so Mr. Jason has enough materials.
Suggested for ages 5+ with some adult help.
Details and registration info HERE

Gaming Club
1 PM – 3 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Relax and play a game! Wii, Wii U, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 are all available for game play. Feel free to bring your own portable devices or games too.
This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

Delco 4-H Summer Fair
5 PM – 9 PM
395 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square PA
This annual event provides an opportunity for our 265 4-H members to showcase the hard work they have invested in their various projects. This includes livestock animals such as laying hens, market lambs and pigs, dairy cows, and alpacas; garden produce; arts and crafts projects, including sewing and visual arts; and many more you must see to believe!
Also pony rides, demonstrations, great fair-food, and a silent auction!
Details HERE and HERE

Selfie-ography
6 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
What are your photos saying about you? Come learn about how to take better cell phone photos and talk about #hashtags. The first ten participants will receive a copy of the book Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart and Spectacular. Teen Reading Lounge is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more about PHC and the program at www.pahumanities.org.
Open to kids entering grade 6 and up.
Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.
Details and registration info HERE

FREE Summer Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media – RogeAMr Girke & the Blues Social Club
7:30 PM
Details HERE

Saturday August 12, 2017

Peach Festival at Linvilla Orchards 
8 AM – 4 PM (pick your own opens at 8 AM)
To help us celebrate this very special day, our friends from Makin’ Music will be here to lead the way! Makin’ Music’s shows are fresh, original and loved by parents and children alike. They bring music, games, prizes, crafts, costume characters, and good old-fashioned family fun with them every visit! Today’s theme is Campfire Jamboree! We will be having a Bean Bag Toss, a Balloon Relay, an Egg Toss and the newest game to our collection, the Donut Game using Linvilla’s Own Apple Cider Donuts!
Details and schedule HERE

Delco 4-H Summer Fair
8:30 AM – 4 PM
395 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square PA
This annual event provides an opportunity for our 265 4-H members to showcase the hard work they have invested in their various projects. This includes livestock animals such as laying hens, market lambs and pigs, dairy cows, and alpacas; garden produce; arts and crafts projects, including sewing and visual arts; and many more you must see to believe!
Also pony rides, demonstrations, great fair-food, and a silent auction!
Details HERE and HERE

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday 9am-1pm
in the Amtrak Parking Lot
at the intersection of Lancaster & Bryn Mawr Avenues
Details HERE

Downingtown Farmers Market
every Saturday
in Kerr Park
from 9 AM – 1 PM
Details HERE

Lansdowne Farmers Market
Every Saturday May 27 through October 28
9 AM – 1 PM
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne
Market features an artist of the week and a musician of the week in addition to great vendors.
Details HERE

Upper Merion Farmers Market
Saturdays 9 AM – 1 PM
175 W Valley Forge Rd, King of Prussia, PA
Market Details: Located at the bottom lot behind Township Building. Free parking and bathrooms are available. The market is dog and family friendly. Vendors sell gluten-free goods, jams, produce, dairy, meats, and more! Please support our vendors and see what they have from 9am-1pm, rain or shine!
Details HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
May 14th through Early December
at 121 Park Avenue in Central Park directly next to Swarthmore Borough Hall
Rain or shine
Details HERE

MAKE Kindness Rocks at Michaels Craft Stores
9 AM – 9 PM (drop in)
8/12, 8/19 and 8/26
Details HERE

Kids Club -Kawaii Backpack Tags
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
10 AM – 12 PM
$2 per child
Ages 3 and up
$2 per project, Supplies included
Each session is 30 minutes
Details and registration info HERE

Summer Saturdays at Hagley Museum
10 AM – 2:30 PM
Spend a summer Saturday at Hagley and plunge into the fun of water with water balloon games, boat races, and more.
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Bug Fest at Academy of Natural Sciences 
10 AM – 5 PM
Talk with real scientists, learn about insects from all over the world, and see specimens from the Academy’s behind-the-scenes collections. Eat bugs, get your face painted, and relax as you enjoy a buggy show.
Details and ticket info HERE

Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody Storytime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Lego Club with Dustin
11 AM – 12:30 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come meet new friends and have fun building with LEGO blocks.
We supply the LEGO – you supply the imagination!
Registration by phone, email, or in person.
Free!
Details HERE

FREE Boating at Bartram’s Gardens
11 AM – 3 PM
at Bartrams Gardens Community Boathouse
Meet us for a morning of FREE Family boating and kayaking at one of Philadelphia’s hidden gems, Bartram’s Garden!
All gear is provided and all ages welcome!
Details HERE and HERE

Art Star Pop Up Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park
12 PM – 5 PM
15-20 Curated Art & Craft Vendors as well as beer & food vendors, games, entertainment, hammocks, and more
Details HERE

Valley Forge – Secrets & Spies
12:30 PM
at Valley Forge National Historic Park
George Washington needs your help! There’s rumor of a plot to have him kidnapped at Valley Forge. Be the first to enlist and join an American spy network to uncover the traitors involved. FREE!
Details HERE

Science Saturday: Mathematics in Nature 
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum
Learn about Fibonacci sequences and discover how mathematics is everywhere in nature. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges.
Details and ticket info HERE

Keystone Championship Wrestling, LLC presents “Heatwave” LIVE Wrestling Event at Marple Sports Arena
6 PM – 8 PM
Former WWE /IMPACT Superstar Mr Anderson fka Mr Kennedy,
ECW Legend 2 Cold Scorpio returns…..also NWA Legend “The Raging Bull” Manny Fernandez, & IMPACT Star Homicide makes his return!!
Plus many of your favorite KCW Stars
Breaker morant
Bad Karma
Dangerous Darien Hardway
Frankie Pickard
And many more…..

Ringside Seats $25, ADVANCE General Admission now only $10!! Door $20
Details and ticket info HERE, HERE and HERE

FREE Summer Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media – Matt Santry
7:30 PM
Details HERE

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bug Fest at Academy of Natural Sciences 
10 AM – 5 PM
Talk with real scientists, learn about insects from all over the world, and see specimens from the Academy’s behind-the-scenes collections. Eat bugs, get your face painted, and relax as you enjoy a buggy show.
Details and ticket info HERE

West Chester Railroad Summer Picnic Special
12 PM
every Sunday June 4 – Sept 17
Details HERE

Back to School/Summer Story & Poetry Slam
1 PM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Everyone is welcome at our Back to School Story and Poetry Slam. Present your summer vacation/back to school story or poem in 5 to 7 minutes at our second spoken-word event. We will recognize the six best storytellers and poets in these categories: kindest, funniest, non-traditional, most adventurous, craziest, and best vocabulary.
Details HERE

FREE Summer Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media – Eric Clapton Music by The Core
7:30 PM
Details HERE

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

Looking for some Delaware County Area Indoor Fun? Check out our awesome comprehensive list HERE

 



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  1. Amazing list. My sis lives in Philadelphia. I am gonna give this to her!
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