Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 1/5/18 – 1/7/18

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All Weekend

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

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

Annie
at The Walnut Street Theater
November 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Details 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

Yuletide at Winterthur
November 18th – January 7th
Details and ticket info HERE and 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 5, 2018

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

**Please check with your local libraries for openings and closings today due to inclimate weather.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: King for a Day!
6:30 PM
at Merriam Theater in Philadelphia
“The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-NEW show for 2017-2018! The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its third year of  touring, your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to your town with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY!, Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. The beloved characters come alive on stage to captivate you with new songs to sing along to, magical moments, and SURPRISE guests along the way!
It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. Don’t miss Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day… a royally great time!”
Details and ticket info 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 6, 2018

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – January 6th & 7th
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Block Calendar
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
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

Kids Club® Snowman Canvas
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

Terrific Trains Family Program at Brandywine River Museum of Art
10 AM – 12 PM
See the amazing Brandywine Railroad and create a colorful train to display at home.
Details 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

What Do You Do With A Chance? Storytime 
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Introduction to 3D Printing Workshop at The Franklin Institute
11 AM – 12:30 PM
This workshop is designed for those ages 10 through 15.
Introduce your pre-teen or young teen to the “maker movement” in this hands-on 3D printing workshop. Through small-group exercises and personal one-on-one training, students will learn how to bring their visions to life through 3D modeling and printing, the exciting new process inspiring innovation across the globe. Laying the basic foundations to understand and use this new technology, this workshop will culminate in a student-made collaborative art piece to be displayed in the museum.
Tickets are $20 for members in The Franklin Institute and $35 for the general public
Details HERE

LEGO Club at Middletown Free Library 
11 AM – 1 PM
Calling all builders of ALL AGES–come to MFL and enjoy the library’s HUGE collection of LEGO bricks of all sizes. Unstructured build time to stretch those creative muscles, mold those engineering minds, and meet some new friends! 
Registration is not required.
Details HERE

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: King for a Day!
11 AM and 2 PM Showtimes
at Merriam Theater in Philadelphia
“The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-NEW show for 2017-2018! The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its third year of  touring, your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to your town with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY!, Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. The beloved characters come alive on stage to captivate you with new songs to sing along to, magical moments, and SURPRISE guests along the way!
It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. Don’t miss Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day… a royally great time!”
Details and ticket info 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

PAWS for Reading at Middletown Free Library 
2 PM
Enough spaces per visit for 12 kids/readers. Recommended for ages 5+ (or any one who can read aloud).
“PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in schools, libraries, or other settings where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.”
Details HERE

Gaming After Dark
6:30 PM – 9 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Teens take over the library during this monthly, after hours club.  Join us for video games, board games, music, and art. Hang out with friends in this super-chill teens only space. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional.
This program is free and open to those is grades 6-12.
No registration is required. 
Details HERE

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – January 6th & 7th
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

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

Free First Sunday at The Barnes Foundation – Playful Interpretations
10 AM – 5 PM
Learn how to make pop-up books with artist Colette Fu.
Details and schedule of events 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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