Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 10/13 – 10/15

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

Just Between Friends Lower Bucks Co. Fall Kids Consignment Sale
October 13th – October 15th
at Sportsplex Feasterville
Details and schedule HERE

Sesame Place – Halloween Spooktacular
Select dates through October 29th
Details HERE

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Dorney Park
Saturdays & Sundays from September 16-October 29
Halloween activites are from 12 PM to 5 PM
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

Linvilla Orchards 
Details HERE

Harvest Hayride
1835 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills PA
September 23 – October 29
Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM – 5 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Arasapha Farms Haunted Hayride and Bates Motel 
September 22 – October 31
Details, hours and ticket info HERE

Hurricane Hill Farm Corn Maze 
(and Other Family Friendly Fall Fun on the Farm)
704 E. Reeceville Road, West Brandywine Township, Coatesville, PA
September 16 – November 5
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Details HERE

Chester Springs Creamery Milky Way Farm Fall Harvest
Weekends Sept 30th – Oct 29th
A pick-your-own pumpkin patch (with free hayrides to the pumpkin patch), farm animals, fresh ice cream and corn maze
Details HERE

Great Pumpkin Express
at West Chester Railroad
October 14 – October 29
Join the West Chester Railroad for a Halloween themed ride! Kids and parents are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes! Treats will be given to children during our 20 minute layover at the historic Glen Mills station. Riders of all ages will be able to enjoy the fall foliage along the Chester Creek Valley during the 90-minute journey to Glen Mills and back. A fun event for the whole family to enjoy!
NEW FOR 2017! While at Glen Mills riders will be be able to choose their own small pumpkin to take home! You can also choose to decorate your pumpkin with foam stickers!
Details and ticket info HERE

Fall Foliage Train Rides at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Sept 30th – Oct 29th
Details and ticket info HERE

Trick-or-Treat Train Rides at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Oct 13th – Oct 31st
The Railroad is a safe place to enjoy the festive Halloween events, so bring the kids and ride aboard this 45 minute spooky fun excursion. Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes, helping to make the train a scary sight.
Enjoy the ride while participating in the reading of The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin© children’s book combined with fun and cheerful songs.
Afterwards, trick or treat around the New Hope train station for more surprises!
Trick or Treat bags, assorted trinkets and candy will be given out onboard as well as at the station! All ages are welcome!
Details and ticket info HERE

Haunted Halloween Trains at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Oct 13th – Oct 31st
The Haunted Train Ride Through Pennsylvania That Will Terrify You In The Best Way Possible
Take a 40 minute ride ride on the dark side onboard the Haunted Halloween Train. Do you trust yourself to be at the mercy of your own Nightmares? When this train leaves the safety of the station, you are tossed into the hands of the unknown. Our creatures are sure to frighten the strongest of heart, and test the nerve of all onboard. So, climb aboard this haunted train ride that’s guaranteed to send chills shimmying up and down your spine on an October adventure you won’t soon forget.
Leave the little kids at home. This event is rated PG-13 and recommended for teens and adults
Haunted Halloween Departures are at 7:20, 8:30, 9:40 & 10:50pm on select nights.
Details 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 29th
Details, tickets and more info HERE

Eastern State Penitentiary – Terror Behind the Walls
Open through November 11th
Details and ticket info HERE

Runaway Trolley RIDE
September 30th – October 30th
9200 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA
A 30 min bone chilling Ride on 1950 Trolley that runs away under the creepy trees. Screaming into the complete darkness of the night, sit next to one of our terrorizing characters and hold on tight as we accelerate down windy roads, up and down. Along the way we pick up a killer hitchhiker, IT’s a real clown act, then at the grave turnaround the dead come alive as zombies come through the windows. Once you enter you can never leave!
HOURS: The Trolley runs every half hour.starting at 6:30 pm. The first trolley is appropriate for children. However the darker it gets the more terrorizing we become. The ride escalates into more fear and intimidation as the hour passes 7pm, appropriate for adults the trolley goes faster, the night falls among us, and light slips away. The Last Trolley departs at 12 midnight, and No one goes home.
ADMISSION: $15 per person. Pay Cash on the Trolley,
Details HERE

Spooky Mini Golf
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evenings – October 1st – 30th –  6 PM – 9 PM
at Franklin Square in Philadelphia
18 holes of frightening fun await only the bravest of souls! Putt your way through Spooky Mini Golf with family and friends as historic Philadelphia landmarks, including Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Liberty Bell, and many more, turn haunted with Halloween-inspired lights, music, and surprises 
$9 adults, $7 children
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

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia – Brick-or-Treat Weekends!
October 6th – October 29th
Join the fun with a scary scavenger hunt, add your own LEGO pumpkin creation to our pumpkin patch, enjoy spooky theming throughout the Center, Halloween build challenges, giveaways and more. All included in the cost of admission! Costumes are welcome.
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute 
Details HERE
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY GENERAL ADMISSION HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences 
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
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

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
Details HERE

Sesame Place
Details HERE

Great Adventure 
Details HERE

Friday October 13, 2017

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE.
10 AM – 12 PM

Freedom Fridays 
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
We have all sorts of video games so bring your friends and have a blast!
Details HERE

Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Come to Municipal Library every Friday from 3:00-5:00 pm (October 6th – December 29th) to play board games with friends!  Enjoy familiar games like Chess, UNO, and Monopoly or learn how to play one you’ve never tried before!
There are a wide variety of games to meet the interests of all ages.  

Open to grades 1-12
Details HERE  and HERE

SKOYZ Skill Toy Workshop
4 PM – 5 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Chatter Rings! Diablo! Flower Sticks! Kendama! Spinning Plates!  Fourth through eighth graders are invited to challenge themselves with 5 skill toys from around the world.  Find your own flow state of concentration as you are completely absorbed in mastering tricks for each of these unique toys.  Active learning and play repeated over 3 days allows you to make fast progress.
Registration required, and we ask that you be available all 3 days.  Limited to just 18 students!  Just call or come in.  We need your name, grade, and a your best phone contact number
Details HERE

Brains Unleashed for Teens
6 PM – 7 PM
at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Channel your inner zombie and see brains from the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.
Registration is required
For grades 6 & up
Details HERE

Fairy Ball at Discovery Museum
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Fairy Queen has requested your presence at the Royal Fairy Ball. Upon your arrival, your name will be announced to everyone at court. From there you can take pictures with the Fairy Queen and your favorite princesses, create fabulous fairy crafts, enjoy a carriage ride and dance the night away! Don’t forget to wear your best royal attire!
Non-Member Children – $30
Member Children – $25
All Adults – $5
*Pre-registration required
Details HERE

Marple Sports Arena Friday Night Skate 
7:30 PM -10 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE IS BACK! Bring your friends and family this Friday for a $12 all access pass! Skating, Marple Mountain and Moonbounce!
Details HERE

Annual Fire Prevention Open House at Yeadon Fire Company
7 PM
Come out and join us for a night of fun. We will have activities for both children and adults! Take a tour of the firehouse and even meet all the great firefighters in our station!
Details HERE

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull LIVE
7 PM
at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Antique and Vintage Flea Market + Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale
8 AM – 4 PM
1904 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Flea Markets is bringing more than 50 vendors offering antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, jewelry, clothing and accessories, glassware, pottery, artwork, and much more! We’ll also have visiting food vendors selling breakfast and baked goods. Held in the parking lot between Tasker & Morris.
The rain date for all outdoor shopping and music will be Sunday, October 15
Details HERE

Morton – Rutledge LuLaRoe Fundraiser
9 AM – 12 PM
at Morton Borough PA, 500 Highland Ave, Morton PA
Join up to 10 local Lularoe Retailers as we have joined forces to raise money for the Morton/Rutledge Fire Dept! A portion of all sales will be donated directly to the Fire Dept as well as a matching donation from Lularoe! Please come out and support a great cause!
Details HERE

Pumpkin Festival & Flea Market
9 AM – 1 PM
at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 2545 Franklin  Ave, Secane PA
Activities for children, crafts, bake sale, food & Flea Market
Details 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

Philly Fall Nature Fest
9 AM – 3 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
This free event features activities including fishing, guided nature walks, kayak tours on Darby Creek, archery, live animals, and the trolley shuttle tours! Great food and live music!
Details HERE 

2nd Annual Fall Fest at Holmes Presbyterian Church
9 AM – 3 PM
375 Holmes Rd, Holmes, PA
Bring the whole family to our 2nd annual Fall Fest. in addition to a variety of vendors, there will be games for the kids, free entertainment, crafts and much more!
Details HERE

Bethel Twp. Geocaching Event
9 AM – 3 PM
Geocaching has come to Bethel Township! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using your smartphone (GPS-enabled device) that is fun for all ages! Participants will navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then will attempt to locate the geocache (container) hidden at that location. We have created 5 new geocache locations in the township.
To play, get the official free geocaching app for your smartphone on the App Store (iphone) or Google Play Store (Android). 
https://www.geocaching.com/account/welcome
Locate all 5 Geocache locations in Bethel Township before 3pm on October 14, 2017 to win a prize!
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

Tinicum Memorial 5K / Health Fair / Community Day
9:30 AM – 2 PM
at Govenor Printz State Park, 200 W 2nd St, Essington, PA
Registration for the 5k starts at 9:30am, and all proceeds from the Joe King & Dave Remshard Memorial 5k run/walk will go to Coaches vs Cancer and local families dealing with medical bills while bravely fighting disease.
During and after the race, there will also be a flea market and activities for the whole family including:
– Halloween costume parade
– face painting
– pumpkin painting
– scarecrow making
– moon bounce and inflatable obstacle course
– silent auction table
– lawn games, and more!!!
In addition to all the family fun, there will also be several vendors providing information and services about healthy living. There will even be FREE flu shots for Tinicum residents available from 10a – 1p.
Details HERE

Kids Club – Vampirina Web of Friendship 
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

Social Needleworking: I Love Yarn Day!
10 AM – 12 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Join us as we celebrate I Love Yarn Day during our social needleworking event!
 Events include:
 Time for knitting and crocheting!
 Knit a row and go (Help us create an epic Doctor Who scarf!)
 Yarn/supply swap (bring your unwanted items and let then fiind a new home!)
Details HERE

Sixth Annual Family Fall Fest at Riddle Hospital
10 AM – 2 PM
at Riddle Hospital
Lots of free fun for the whole family!
» Moon Bounces, Big Kahuna Slide & Obstacle Course
» Face Painting by Stacey’s Face Painting
» Rock Painting Station from Delaware Valley Rocks
» Interactive Games & Prizes
» Ambulances, Helicopters & Fire Trucks
» Music and Food, including the Employee Chili Recipe Contest Winning Entry
» Superhero Appearances
Health Screenings and Information
» Blood Pressure Screenings
» CPR Demonstrations
» Stroke Risk Assessments
» Balance Screenings
» And more!

Details HERE

Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum
10 AM – 5 PM
Celebrate fall with two days of family fun! Assemble your own scarecrow and take a hayride through Tyler’s fall colors. With crafts, games, face painting, a moon bounce, an inflatable obstacle course, family photo ops galore, and of course, PUMPKINS, there’s something for everyone. Buy lunch at Tyler and spend the day. Pumpkin Days is proudly sponsored by Wawa, Inc.
No pre-registration required. FREE admission for members, compliments of Wawa. Non-member admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $9 for youth, students and active military with ID. Children 2 and under are free. Free parking at Penn State Brandywine with shuttle service. For reserved parking at Tyler, pre-paid parking passes are available for $10. 
Details HERE

Minefaire, A MINECRAFT Fan Experience (Philadelphia, PA)
10 AM – 5 PM
at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks
Get ready to meet many of your favorite YouTubers, participate in build battles, witness amazing stage performances, learn from the world’s top MINECRAFT® mentors and experts, and much more!
Details and ticket info HERE

After the Fall Storytime 
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Fall Harvest Fair at Woodlyn Baptist Church
11 AM – 3 PM
1125 MacDade Boulevard, Woodlyn, PA
Children and their parents will enjoy activities such as face painting, scarecrow making, rock
wall climbing, moon bounce, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, pony rides and other fun activities.
Free first time at each event for 5th grade and under. Food and beverages will also be available
Rain or Shine
Details and preregistration HERE

Fall Flax Day at Colonial Plantation
11 AM – 4 PM
Winter is coming and it is time to start processing our flax! Visitors to the Plantation can help in the process of turning flax fibers into linen fabric. We will also discuss spinning and the art and science of dyeing wool. Meet our heritage breed Horned Dorset sheep and our critically endangered Hog Island sheep, as well as the rest of our farm animals. There will also be candle making, cider making, garden tours, and house tours. Our local militia will gather and drill at 2:00. Enjoy a day in the country that is very close to home. 
Admission: Admission is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under age 4 are free. Last admission is at 3:00pm.
Details HERE

Dragons & Drag Queens
11 AM – 4 PM
at Garden State Discovery Museum
Come to the Garden State Discovery Museum and enjoy a special performance from ROYALTY! Some of Philadelphia’s favorite drag queens are coming to visit our famous bearded DRAGONS! After storytime, participate in a dragon workshop with a We Are Childhood animal handler and our bearded dragons!
Details HERE

>Pilates for Kids
11:15 AM – 12 PM
at Swarthmore Farmers Market
Join The Pilates Connexion Owner, Jeanna for a 45 minute Pilates class geared just for kids! Your youngsters will breathe, stretch and strengthen muscles of their core in a fun setting with kids favorite music! Parents are welcomed to join alongside of their kids. Class will be held on the lawn so bring a beach towel or mat. Limited mats will be provided.
FREE
ages 12 & under
Details HERE

Lansdowne Fall Festival Open House hosted by Today’s Child Learning Centers
12 PM – 2 PM
19 W Baltimore Ave, Lansdowne, PA
Tons of activities and lots of fun!
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
No matter your age, no matter your skill level, join us for great lessons and games.
Details HERE

Pumpkin Painting
1 PM – 3 PM
at J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
Choose your own pumpkin and get creative! Pumpkins and other materials will be provided. Snacks and refreshments will also be served! We do have a limited number of spots for this event, so please register online. All ages are welcome.
Details and registration info HERE

MAKEbreak – Halloween T-shirts
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
1 PM – 3 PM
Cost: Buy a t-shirt, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Science Saturday at Hagley Museum – Pumpkin Catapults
1 PM – 4 PM
The concepts of momentum and energy transfer are introduced and applied to meet the challenge of building a catapult to launch a “pom-kin.” Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 1 to 4 p.m.
Details HERE

Cow Pie Bingo
1 PM – 4 PM
at Ridley area little league field
Tickets are $20 to play Bingo and win cash prizes!
Details HERE

Girls in STEM Expo
1 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Girls in STEM Expo
In honor of The International Day of the Girl
Come out and learn about STEM opportunites in Delaware County on Saturday, October 14th from 1pm until 4pm
-Guest Speakers
-Hands on Experiments
-Robot Demos
Targeted to girls in grades 7 through 12 though all ages are welcome!
Help us show young women that STEM can be their future!
FREE!
Free tickets available via eventbrite or email epraprograms@gmail.com
Brought to you by FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4575 The Tin Mints from Broomall, PA

Details HERE

Chair Yoga
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
at Ridley Township Library
This is a great class for almost everyone.  Learn Yoga poses adapted to the chair. Class includes breathing, stretching,
yoga poses and light exercise done in the chair.  Class ends with a brief relaxation. Bring movement into the body, stay healthy, and have fun!!!
Registration is required for this class! It will be held in Garling Hall.
Details and registration info HERE

A History of Motown with Jon Turk
2 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come enjoy the irresistible sound of Motown. This free one-hour program will be part performance and part lecture.  Learn about the history of Motown & celebrate its contribution to American music.
All ages welcome. Bring the whole family for a great musical time!
Registration required
Details HERE

Fire Prevention Thrill Show 2017
6:30 PM – 10 PM
at Middletown Fire Company No 1, 425 S New Middletown Rd, Media, PA
Join the Middletown Fire Company and assisting companies to a night of fire prevention activities.
– Police K9 demonstrations 
– Police pursuit and apprehension
– Live motor vehicle accident and rescue demonstration 
– Apparatus displays from Middletown Township fire companies and Delaware County Emergency Services
– Activities for children and the whole family
Details HERE

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Vendor Event and Flea Market
9 AM – 3 PM
at Folcroft Library
Details HERE

Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum
10 AM – 5 PM
Celebrate fall with two days of family fun! Assemble your own scarecrow and take a hayride through Tyler’s fall colors. With crafts, games, face painting, a moon bounce, an inflatable obstacle course, family photo ops galore, and of course, PUMPKINS, there’s something for everyone. Buy lunch at Tyler and spend the day. Pumpkin Days is proudly sponsored by Wawa, Inc.
No pre-registration required. FREE admission for members, compliments of Wawa. Non-member admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $9 for youth, students and active military with ID. Children 2 and under are free. Free parking at Penn State Brandywine with shuttle service. For reserved parking at Tyler, pre-paid parking passes are available for $10.
Details HERE

Minefaire, A MINECRAFT Fan Experience (Philadelphia, PA)
10 AM – 5 PM
at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks
Get ready to meet many of your favorite YouTubers, participate in build battles, witness amazing stage performances, learn from the world’s top MINECRAFT® mentors and experts, and much more!
Details and ticket info HERE

Snow White
12 PM (Sundays Oct 1st – Nov 5th)
at the Media Theater
Details and ticket info HERE

West Chester Railroad Fall Foliage Express
12 PM & 2 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Upper Merion Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat
2 PM – 4 PM
175 W Valley Forge Rd, King of Prussia, PA
Love Works and Hope Community Church are partnering with the Upper Merion Police Association and Upper Merion Parks and Recreation to bring you the 3RD annual FREE Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat! 
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. 
We will also have:
– Railroad Train Rides!
– Fun Photo Booth!
– DJ
– Raffle Prizes!!
– Inflatables!
– Food Truck ( http://www.ilovethepizzawagon.com/ )
– Fun Craft Stations
– And More!
**Rain date: October 30th – 2-4pm
Details HERE

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