Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 1/12 – 1/14

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All Weekend

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

Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo
Friday January 12th – Sunday January 14th
at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks
Details, Schedules and Ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Home Show
January 12th – 15th and January 19th – 21st
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia PA
Friday 1/12/2018 hours noon-8:00
Saturday 1/13/2018 hours 10-9
Sunday 1/14/2018 hours 10-6
Monday 1/15/2018 hours 11-6
Friday 1/19/2018 hours noon-8:00
Saturday 1/20/2018 hours 10-9
Sunday 1/21/2018 hours 10-6
Details, schedules, ticket info and more HERE

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
at Media Theater
November 15th – January 14th
Details and ticket info HERE

Peter Pan
at Arden Theater
November 22nd – January 28th
Details and ticket info HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
through March 4, 2018
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is the city’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, surrounded by a winter forest and HUGE holiday tree (to be lit on December 1st), ski-style Lodge with food from Chickie’s & Pete’s and Garces Group, a variety of hot and cold sweet treats from Franklin Fountain, and a rink-side cafe serving festival snacks. In addition, the site has tons of wood fire pits and propane heaters, adirondack chairs, cozy cabins, and a Kids Lodge filled with arcades
Details HERE

Dilworth Park Wintergarden and Rothman Instititute Ice Rink and Cabin
Now through February 24, 2018
Details and events HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details 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
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

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

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

Sesame Place
Details HERE

Friday January 12, 2018

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE

Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews Playoff Pep Rally
11 AM – 1 PM
at ACME Markets 29th & Snyder Ave, Philadelphia PA
Meet a Birds Legend, SWOOP & The Cheerleaders on Friday 1/12 as GOLDENBERG’S PEANUT CHEWS celebrates Philadelphia’s push through the playoffs.
Join PEANUT CHEWS at the ACME on 29 Snyder Avenue for a GOLDENBERG’S PEANUT CHEWS pep rally full of fun & prizes.
While there, play some games, take pictures with the Birds Legend, SWOOP and Cheerleaders and sample some GOLDENBERG’S PEANUT CHEWS candies.

Details HERE

Karaoke Nights
6 PM – 9 PM
at Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia PA
Sing the night away in the Rothman Institute Orthopaedics Cabin with tunes, drinks, food, and a good time.
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

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Character Meet & Greet Breakfast with the Stars! (The UD Summer Stage Shooting Stars!)
8 AM – 10 AM
at Applebees, 1305 West Chester Pike,  Havertown PA
A spectacular Character Meet & Greet/Breakfast Fundraiser for the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars at the Havertown Applebee’s.
Enjoy a tasty all-you-can-eat breakfast while your imagination comes to life and spirits soar as the talented Shooting Stars perform and serve you and your family breakfast!
Don’t forget to bring your cameras to take photos with your favorite characters!
Cost of the breakfast is $8 per person. Payment must be in the form of cash or check (no credit cards). Payment will be taken at the door with admission on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event is sponsored by the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars as a fundraiser to offset the costs of their community and charitable performances.
To reserve your tickets contact Joan McCarthy at 610-256-5720 (phone or text).
Details HERE

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

Dads & Daughters Hot Chocolate Hike (Ages 5+)
10 AM – 11:30 AM
at Tyler Arboretum
Young ladies bring your favorite dad, uncle, or friend on this wintry Arboretum adventure. Investigate the different ways animals survive the winter. Learn the clues that tell us which animals are still around and what they are doing. Head outside to look for animals at Tyler. Afterwards, warm up with hot chocolate and a special treat. Suitable for ages 5 and up.
$10 members, $15 non-members.
Details and registration info HERE

Kids Club Snowman Page Marker
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $2 per project, supplies included.
Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per project, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details HERE

Hagley Museum – Invention Convention
10 AM – 4 PM
Invention Convention will explore the exciting world of insects! Learn how the design and capabilities of insects inspire innovations that improve people’s lives. Admire the artistry of maggots, see how insects help detectives solve crimes, and learn about our local insect population.
Details and ticket info HERE

Choo Choo Barn Christmas Layout
10 AM – 4:30 PM
226 Gap Rd (Route 741 East), Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Celebrate the holiday season as the Choo Choo Barn transforms Traintown USA® to bring the magic of Christmas to its gigantic model train display. For the 7th year, the Groff family continues their annual tradition of decorating the miniature homes and businesses along the tracks to share their holiday spirit with visitors from November 24, 2017 to January 15, 2018.
The Groffs will once again hide Santas on the layout for each year the Choo Choo Barn has been open – 56 in all! The annual “Santa Search” is always a hit with all ages – and this year’s newest Santa won’t disappoint! (You’ll have to visit to find it for yourself!) In addition, enjoy the holiday decorations throughout the display including holiday lights and the snow-covered landscape. Watch as Santa’s sleigh flies above the 1,700 square foot model train extravaganza, which includes 150 hand-built animations and 22 moving trains.
Details HERE

Paddington Storytime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Dads and Donuts
11 AM – 11:45 AM
at Marple Public Library
Kids and Dads! Come join us for stories, crafts and donuts (yum!). Start off your Saturday by enjoying some time at the library. Open to all children and their dads (moms, etc. too!) We will have coffee and juice too!
No registration required!
Details HERE

Second Saturdays at Penn Museum – Music of the World 
11 AM – 4 PM
Explore the Penn Museum and its international galleries through the lens of music! Learn about the importance of music around the world through a special tour, design your own drum at our craft station, and pick up a scavenger hunt to look for musical instruments on display in the galleries. Second Saturdays at the Penn Museum is an opportunity for all ages to explore the museum though tours, scavenger hunts, crafts, and more. Themes and activities change monthly.
Details HERE

Storytime at The Lodge
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at Blue Cross RiverRink
New this year is a storytime series taking place every Saturday starting December 2. The series features local Philly authors, performers, personalities, and more reading both classic and new books chosen by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Light snacks and hot chocolate will be provided for the kids.
Details HERE

A Snowy Bowie Skate
12 PM – 12 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Bowie Family-Fun in the Afternoon
12PM-4:30PM: Bring the family down to the waterfront during the afternoon for Bowie-themed festivities including:
*Ice skating to a Bowie-themed soundtrack
*Ziggy Stardust face painting
*Watch the Jim Henson directed Labyrinth in The Lodge
Bowie for the Starman Fans in the Evening
Starting at 5PM-Midnight:
*Ice skating to a Bowie-themed soundtrack
*Bowie concert footage on the screens in The Lodge
*Themed drinks & cocktails

Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
All ages and all skill levels are welcome for freeplay and lessons!
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Clay Slime
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: All supplies will be provided, including pre-made clear slime.
Details HERE

Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club Open House
1 PM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Winter Tree Talk and Walk
9 AM – 12 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Jeff Cooney and Robb Kerr will lead a ‘Winter Tree Talk and Walk’ on Sunday, Jan. 14th at 9AM in the Visitor Center conference room. We’ll be inside for about 1 1/2 hours, then outside for another 1 1/2 hours (3 hours total). Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers.
No registration required.
Details HERE

School And Family Festival 2018
10 AM – 1 PM
at Aston Community Center, 257 Concord Rd, Aston, PA
Join The MOM’s Club of Media on January 14th at the Aston Community center, for some free family fun!
This event will have vendors, local organizations(#RockdaleArtCenter, Gathered birth and more), plus local preschools. Come out to explore schools for your child(children), local places for family fun/camps, and more. 
Rockdale art center will have a craft at the event. This craft will be sensory tubes for ages 3+. This craft will be 3 tubes for $5 and all proceeds go directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
Also, come out to have lunch with us. As we will be serving hot dogs, insomnia cookies and more!!! 
Other attractions include #DelcoSpiderman#Wonderwomancowgirl, Mr. Jason, bake sale table, and raffles! 
Raffles will be 2 tickets for $1…Raffle items include; Oasis, Adventure Aquarium, Norwex, and more! 
So please come out for some free family fun on the 1 4th! We hope to see you there!
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DIRECTLY DONATED TO ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND
Details HERE
(Thanks, Jeff T.!)

Hagley Museum – Invention Convention
10 AM – 4 PM
Invention Convention will explore the exciting world of insects! Learn how the design and capabilities of insects inspire innovations that improve people’s lives. Admire the artistry of maggots, see how insects help detectives solve crimes, and learn about our local insect population.
Details and ticket info HERE

Choo Choo Barn Christmas Layout
10 AM – 4:30 PM
226 Gap Rd (Route 741 East), Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Celebrate the holiday season as the Choo Choo Barn transforms Traintown USA® to bring the magic of Christmas to its gigantic model train display. For the 7th year, the Groff family continues their annual tradition of decorating the miniature homes and businesses along the tracks to share their holiday spirit with visitors from November 24, 2017 to January 15, 2018.
The Groffs will once again hide Santas on the layout for each year the Choo Choo Barn has been open – 56 in all! The annual “Santa Search” is always a hit with all ages – and this year’s newest Santa won’t disappoint! (You’ll have to visit to find it for yourself!) In addition, enjoy the holiday decorations throughout the display including holiday lights and the snow-covered landscape. Watch as Santa’s sleigh flies above the 1,700 square foot model train extravaganza, which includes 150 hand-built animations and 22 moving trains.
Details HERE

Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club Open House
1 PM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Kids’ Playtime; Parents’ Teatime
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
Kids can enjoy our building toys (including LEGO) and learning centers while parents enjoy a cuppa. Best for ages 0-8. No registration needed.
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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