Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 2/23 – 2/25

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All Weekend

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

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

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

Friday February 23, 2018

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

Teen Game Day
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
We have xbox, wii, and PS4 games so bring your friends and get ready for some gaming!
Details HERE

Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch Library
Play your favorite games with friends every Friday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  We have lots of different board games to choose from.  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

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, February 24, 2018

Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration
8 AM – 1 PM
at Tyler Arboretum
The spirit of winter is alive and well at Tyler as we invite you to bundle up and join us in celebrating with some outdoor fun. Walk through our maple sugaring stations to explore how the tasty topping is turned from sap into syrup. The festivities don’t stop there! Satisfy your appetite with our famous all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast.
Rain or shine event, snow date March 3.
Adults $16, Children (ages 3-12) $10, Under 3 FREE.
Details and ticket info 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

Pop Up Holiday: Olympics & Family Performance Orchestra 2001 at the Please Touch Museum
9 AM – 5 PM
Experiment with movement and music! Go for the Gold and compete in our Programs.
SATURDAY:
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Pop Up Play Corner: The Winter Olympics
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All Ages
Put on your imagination cap and compete in the Olympics with dress-up, props, and dramatic play!
Program Room: Clothespin Paintings
11 AM – 3PM
Centennial Arts Room, Lower Level
Create works of art inspired by your trip to the museum. Use clothespins to pick, pinch, and paint with various materials. Which will become your new favorite paint tool?
Live Theater: The Building Show
11AM – 11:30 AM and 1PM – 1:30 PM
The Playhouse, Lower Level
Join the Playhouse Players and the Three Little Pigs in this zany production all about building things up and knocking them down.
Family Performance: Orchestra 2001 – Experiments In Sound
12-12:30 and 2 – 2:30 PM
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
Explore what happens to sound when Orchestra 2001 experiments with how they play instruments.
Learning Lab
Saturday 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
City Park, Main Level
A collaboration between Please Touch Museum and University of Pennsylvania.
Meet scientists, ask questions, and be part of research projects all about play and early learning.
Music and Movement – Closing Ceremony
Daily 4:30 PM – 5 PM
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
Meet us at the torch to explore rhythm and moment, then help us end the day with an Olympics inspired closing ceremony!
Details HERE and HERE

Kids Club – Birds and Butterflies
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $2 per project, supplies included ages 3-8
Cost: $5, ages 6+, supplies included.
 Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Love Is Still In the Air at Prospect Park Library
10 AM – 2 PM
Seasonal Activities, Crafts, and Readings!
*First 25 children will receive “Love Beads”!
Details HERE

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss 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

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!
Registration is required! Space is limited.
Details HERE

Celebration of African Cultures at Penn Museum
11 AM – 4 Modern African dance and traditional African music, an African marketplace, a mancala game station, craft making for families and more converge at the Penn Museum’s annual Celebration of African Cultures. Local storytellers and artists lead guests in an interactive exploration of traditions from across the African continent, set among the Museum’s collection of textiles, sculpture, and masks in the Africa Gallery, and among statuary and tomb materials from 5,000 years of Egyptian culture in the Egyptian galleries. Free with Museum General Admission.
Schedule for the day:
11:15 am—African Animal Yoga for Children
11:30 am—Short Documentary Film
12:00 pm—Women’s Sekere Ensemble
12:30 pm—Culture Shock Dance Performance
1:00 pm—Queen Nur Storytelling
1:30 pm—Dunya Performing Arts Company Drum Workshop
2:00 pm—Catskill Puppet Theater, Inc: The Lion’s Whiskers
2:15 pm—Women’s Sekere Ensemble
2:30 pm—Dunya Performing Arts Company Dance Workshop
3:00 pm—Argeggio Jazz Ensemble Performance and Workshop
3:15 pm—Short Documentary Fillm
3:45 pm—African Rhythms Dance Performance
Throughout the day:
-African Marketplace
-Mask-making and Jewelry-making Station with Black Artists Collective
-African Map-making Station with artist Bole Lig
-Mancala Game Station
-African Menu in the Pepper Mill Café (fee)
Details HERE and 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

MAKEbreak – Sensory Glitter Jars
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the jar, and the rest of the supplies to decorate it are provided.
Details HERE

Dance Like a Bollywood Movie Star!
1 PM – 3 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
For ages pre-K through 2nd grade *and* their parents and caregivers!
Come celebrate Indian culture, and learn some Bollywood dance moves from the Community Bollywood Dance Project. Afterwards, there will be a chance to get a henna design! Dancing will last about 45-60 minutes, and will be followed by an optional hour of henna designs for attendees only.
Please note: Parents and caregivers will be expected to dance, too!
Registration is required
Details HERE

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser to Support Ridley Park Library
8 AM – 10 AM
at Applebees in Ridley, 320 MacDade Blvd. Folsom, PA
Tickets are $7.50 ($4.50 for children 12 and under) and are available at the Library circulation desk or at the door.
Details HERE

Pop Up Holiday: Olympics at the Please Touch Museum
11 AM – 5 PM
Experiment with movement and music! Go for the Gold and compete in our Programs.
SUNDAY:
————-
Pop Up Play Corner: The Winter Olympics
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
All Ages
Put on your imagination cap and compete in the Olympics with dress-up, props, and dramatic play!
Program Room
Clothespin Paintings
11 AM – 3PM
Centennial Arts Room, Lower Level
All ages
Create works of art inspired by your trip to the museum. Use clothespins to pick, pinch, and paint with various materials. Which will become your new favorite paint tool?
Live Theater
The Building Show
Friday, and Saturday 11AM – 11:30 AM and 1PM – 1:30 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 1:30 PM and 3 PM – 3:30 PM
The Playhouse, Lower Level
Join the Playhouse Players and the Three Little Pigs in this zany production all about building things up and knocking them down.
Storytime: Eureka!
1:30
Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibition!, Main Level
All Ages
Get cozy and listen to stories, sing songs, build literacy skills, and make discoveries with stories about science and scientists
Strolling Science Lab
2:30 pm
Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibition!, Main Level
All Ages
Explore, experiment, and discover! Look closely and conduct investigations as we uncover the mysteries of the world around us.
Music and Movement – Closing Ceremony
4:30 PM – 5 PM
Hamilton Hall, Main Level
Meet us at the torch to explore rhythm and moment, then help us end the day with an Olympics inspired closing ceremony!
Details HERE and HERE

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

Mummers Mardi Gras Parade 
1 PM
Main Street in Manayunk
Attendees will be treated to numerous performances by all 16 Mummers String Bands parading down Main Street. This winter spectacular event will allow families to enjoy all the pageantry of the Mummers in the quaint neighborhood setting of Manayunk.
The day-long celebration will not only provide excitement for Manayunk, but will contribute exposure and raise money for one of the greatest traditions in Philadelphia: The Mummers! The date is set for Sunday, February 25th (Rain Date: Sunday, March 4th). The parade route will start at Shurs Lane at 1PM and proceed down the length of Main Street. After the parade, we encourage all attendees to visit participating restaurants, which will serve as String Band Clubhouses for the afternoon.
This a wonderful Sunday celebration for friends and families that wish to delight their children with the true spirit of the Mummers. Enjoying the dynamic sounds of the string bands will make for a perfect Sunday for both residents and visitors to the Philadelphia area!

Details HERE and HERE

Bunny Basics
1:30 PM
Join us for a visit from the Animal Friends of Lansdowne as they show us how to take care of your pet rabbit.
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

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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