Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 1/26- 1/28

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All Weekend

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

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 26, 2018

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

Family Stories & Puppet Show: Witch’s Winter Kitchen
11 AM – 11:45 AM
at Media-UP Free Library
Stories, music, movement, and a short puppet show. Best for ages 0-5.
Details HERE

Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Make new friends and try new games!  This program is for kids in grades 1-12.  Registration is not required, but is encouraged.
Details HERE

Game Day
3:30 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
All sorts of board, card, and video games – bring your friends!
Details HERE

STEM Exploration Centers
4 PM – 5 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
Children can explore engineering, magnetism, robotics, and more! 
Activities for ages 3-10.
No registration needed.
Details HERE

Dinos After Dark at Academy of Natural Sciences
5 PM – 8 PM
On the fourth Friday evening of every month this winter and spring, the Academy of Natural Sciences is offering pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities, and an indoor beer garden in our famous Dinosaur Hall.
Join us for the first one on Friday, January 26 from 5–8 p.m. 
Details HERE and HERE

Make a Mug and Hot Chocolate Bar
6 PM – 7 PM
at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Join us for Sharpie mug decorating and a hot chocolate bar with all the yummy fixings. 
Registration required.
For grades 5 & up. 
Details HERE

St. George’s Family Bingo Night 
6 PM – 10 PM
at St. George’s Parish Hall, 22 E Cooke Ave, Glenolden PA
Bring your bingo dabbers and join us for a night of family friendly fun sponsored by the Saint George Parish Youth Program.
Doors open at 6:00pm and Games begin at 7:00pm.
Admission Cards are $6.00, which includes a 16 game pack and a door prize ticket. Additional cards may be purchased for $3.00 per pack (does not include additional door prize ticket).
Kitchen opens at 6:00pm- refreshments will be sold throughout the event.
Details HERE
(Thanks, Dana O.!)

Zombie Skate at Rothman Rink
7 PM – 10 PM
at Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia PA
Terror Behind the Walls partners with Center City District for Zombie Skate at Rothman Rink. You can skate with zombies, spin the prize wheel to win Terror Behind the Walls swag, and enjoy zombie-themed food specials in the Rothman Cabin. Plus, come dressed as a zombie yourself for the chance to win a (4) pack of tickets to the Rothman Rink, which incudes the cost of skate rentals. Winner will be chosen at 8:30 p.m. 
Admission to the Rothman Institute Ice Rink is $3 for children 10 and under, $5 for adults, and skate rental is $10.
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 27, 2018

Philadelphia Auto Show
January 27th – February 4th
at The Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA
Weekdays: 12noon – 10pm
Saturdays: 9am – 10pm
Sunday, 1/28: 9am – 8pm
Sunday, 2/4: 9am – 6pm
Details, schedules, ticket info and more 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

Beginner Basket Weaving at Colonial Plantation
9:30 AM – 12 PM
Baskets are beautiful as well as functional! They were also an integral part of historic life. Come to the Plantation from 9:30-12:00 on January 27th to learn the basics of basket weaving. We will be making a simple small round basket perfect for a counter top or bookcase. Ages 12 and up please. Member fee is $25.00, $30.00 for non-members. 
This workshop will be held at the Colonial Plantation; please use GPS address 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Workshop will be held indoors, but dress in warm, comfortable layers. Fingerless gloves recommended. Snow date will be the following Saturday, February 3rd.
Details HERE and HERE

Kids Club Personalized Frame 
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

Groundhog Day Festival
10 AM – 1 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Will Tinicum Tim, our resident weather-soothing groundhog, see his shadow and herald in 6 more weeks of winter? How do animals survive the winter? What tools do scientists have to predict the weather? Find out the answer at the Groundhog Day Festival! Join us for a morning of music, crafts, snacks, guided walks, and more. Free!
Guided walks will begin at 9 am. The Groundhog Burrow Parade will begin at 12:30 pm.
Details HERE

Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens Storytime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Russian Story Time at Middletown Free Library
11 AM
“Learn, move and play along as we read old favorite and modern Russian children fairy tales, poems and rhymes. Join us at the Middletown Free Library for fun reading activities, meet friends and practice Russian. This is a lively language enrichment story time for babies and toddlers, but ALL ages are welcome to come and learn some Russian words & phrases!
Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner.
Registration is not required.
Details HERE

Allie Oops – Musical Fun
11 AM – 11:45 AM
at Marple Public Library
Miss Allie Oops will be entertaining us with interactive fun – instruments, dancing and singing along with some added surprises! Come join us in the fun!
Open to all ages birth – 5.
Register by phone or in person.
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading
11 AM – 12 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Children in grades K-5 are invited to read to a dog at Sellers Library!  
If your child is a beginning reader, a reluctant reader, or is just learning English, reading to a trained therapy dog provides a non-judgmental space in which they can improve their reading and communication skills. On top of all of that, reading to a dog is just plain fun!
Please note: reading sessions are limited to ten minutes per child. Your child must be able to read. Preregistration by a parent or guardian is required in advance, and registration is limited. Your child will be assigned a time slot when they register.
Details HERE

Chinese New Year Celebration at Penn Museum
11 AM – 4 PM
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

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

St. Alban’s StARR Model Railroad Open House 
1 PM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Science Saturday: Trophy Triathalon
at Hagley Museum
1 PM – 4 PM
Learn about the importance of foundations and structural loads as you build a trophy that supports a ball. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges.
Details HERE

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Character Breakfast Fundraiser at Ridley Applebee’s
8 AM – 10 AM
at Ridley Applebees Folsom PA
Dreams come true with Your Favorite Characters!
Fun! Reasonably Priced! Fabulous Entertainment! Yummy! Memories to Last a Lifetime!
Be delighted and entertained by the Fireworks Dance Center Competition Dance Team at their Character Breakfast fundraiser! Enjoy a tasty all-you-can-eat breakfast while your imagination comes to life and spirits soar with your talented hosts, the Fireworks Dance Center Competition Dance Team serving!
A spectacular Character Meet & Greet Fundraiser 
hosted at the Ridley Applebee’s on 
Sunday, January 28, 2018. 
8-10 am
(Last seating at 9:55 am)
The event is open to the public.
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.
Breakfast guests should bring their cameras to take photos with their favorite characters.
Guests will be mesmerized as multiple beautiful characters walk from table to table to Meet & Greet guests, pose for photos, provide “autographs,” and entertain your children and you. Watch your children’s faces light up and waitness the amazement, wonder, and excitement in their eyes.
The event is sponsored by the Fireworks Dance Center Competition Dance Team as a fundraiser to offset the costs of their competition performances
For questions regarding the Character Breakfast, contact love2dance@fireworksdance.com or call 484-494-8700.

Details HERE

Philadelphia Auto Show
January 27th – February 4th
at The Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA
Weekdays: 12noon – 10pm
Saturdays: 9am – 10pm
Sunday, 1/28: 9am – 8pm
Sunday, 2/4: 9am – 6pm
Details, schedules, ticket info and more HERE

The Princess and the Pea
at The Media Theater
Sundays Jan 28th – Feb 25th
12 PM
Details, tickets and times HERE

St. Alban’s StARR Model Railroad Open House 
1 PM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Lego Club
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come and join us while we work on our creativity and construct amazing projects! Each session will be a different theme and we will have a showcase at the end of each class! Dustin will be teaching us how to build like an architect!
Register by phone or in person. Ages 7-11. Free!
Details HERE

WWE Royal Rumble
6:30 PM – 11 PM
at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

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

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