Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 3/2 – 3/4

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

Philadelphia Flower Show
March 3rd – 11th
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, March 3 — 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday, March 4 —  8 am – 9 pm
Monday – Friday — March 5 – 9: 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, March 10 — 8 am – 9 pm
Sunday, March 11 —  8 am – 6 pm *last entry at 5 pm
Details, tickets, parking info, The Sugarhouse Casino Flower Show Shuttle and more info HERE

The Philadelphia Sportscard & Memorabilia Show
March 2nd – 4th
at Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
Friday 2pm – 8pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 3pm
Day Ticket: $8.00
Weekend Ticket: $18.00
Kids under 12 admitted free!
Appearances from some Philadelphia Eagles players on Saturday March 3rd including Nick Foles and Sunday March 4th including Carson Wentz
More Details and Show information HERE

Photos with the Easter Bunny at Springfield Mall
March 3rd – March 31st
Lower Level Center Court
Monday – Saturday 10am to 9pm and on Sundays 11am to 6pm
Details HERE

Photos with the Easter Bunny at Cherry Hill Mall
March 3rd – March 31st
in Grand Court
Monday – Saturday 10am to 9pm and on Sundays 11am to 6pm
Details and Fast Pass info HERE

Easter Bunny Photo Time at King of Prussia Mall
March 2nd – 31st
at the Plaza at Nordstrom Court
This year, skip the line and book your family’s reservation with the Easter Bunny online at simonbunny.com
Details and times HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest **LAST WEEKEND OF THE SEASON**
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

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
Special Exhibit: Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World
February 3–May 6, 2018
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 March 2, 2018

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

Read Across America Read-a-thon at Lansdowne Library (and on their Social Media Channels as Well if You Cannot Attend in Person)
9 AM – 4 PM
Celebrate the fun and value of reading with the Lansdowne Public Library!
March 2nd is the twenty-first annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day and guest readers will share their favorite picture books!
Stop by beginning at 9am to hear a story every hour.
Can’t make it to the library? Check out the videos on our social media channels!
Details HERE

Free Movie Showing – Coco
10 AM – 11:45 AM
at Ridley Township Library
Come to the library and see Coco, nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. Coco  is also nominated for Best Original Song, for Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez’s “Remember Me.”
The movie will be shown in Garling Hall. Popcorn will be provided! All ages are welcome!
Details HERE

Read Across America / Dr. Seuss Day!
10am-4:30pm
at the Middletown Free Library
Mr. Jason & the MFL are celebrating all things reading and Dr. Seuss! We’ll have our Green Screen Photobooth set up to take pictures of kids (and adults) in front of their favorite Dr. Seuss books. Mr. Jason will have fresh popcorn available for everyone to enjoy while reading in the library, and a few activities & crafts out throughout the library to do. Registration is not required.
Details HERE

Game Day
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Dr Seuss Birthday Celebration
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
6:30 PM
Storytime, games, and activities
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, March 3, 2018

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – March 3rd & 4th
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!

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to Support Amosland’s 5th Grade Class
8 AM – 10 AM
at Applebees of Ridley 320 MacDade Blvd, Folsom PA
$8 per person includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice
Tickets available at the door
Cash Only
Amosland 5th Grade Thanks You for Your Support!
Details HERE

Character Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills
9 AM – 10 AM
Stop, Drop, and Roll!
Everyone’s favorite Paw Patrol fire dog is visiting for a very special Toddler Time this Saturday, March 3rd, from 9-10am!
Prices are $8 per toddler jumper, $12 per parent jumper.*
Spots are limited so click here to reserve your spots now!http://bit.ly/2caYgxQ
*Sky Socks are $2 plus tax.
Details HERE

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Periscope
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

Holy Cross Parish Craft Fair
9 AM – 3 PM
in Holy Cross Parish Hall on Bishop Ave & Springfield Rd in Springfield PA
Snack bar open and over 60 talented vendors!
(Thanks, Carol D.!)

Wilmington Royal Princess Ball
9 AM – 6:15 PM (various time slots available)
at Doubletree by Hilton Dowtown Wilmington – Legal District
Available times: (Sales end on Mar 03 – see link for ticket sale end times)
Saturday Early Afternoon General Admission: 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm – $34.75
Saturday Late Afternoon VIP: 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm – $50.58
Saturday Late Afternoon General Admission: 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm – $34.75
Saturday Early Afternoon VIP: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm – SOLD OUT
Come One, Come All – to our Royal Princess Ball!
A day of magical fun for the whole family, brought to you by Dream Parties! You’ll get an amazing opportunity to meet and greet your favorite princesses!
Dream Parties is bringing to you a one-of-a-kind event with stage performances, dancing, stories, picture opportunities and more for some magical entertainment – geared towards your 3 – 7 year old princess fan, though all are welcome! Fun filled and interactive Princess Balls are our specialty. We bring them to many cities and enjoy meeting thousands of our little friends!
Your little one will get to participate in princess games, story time sing along, learn some ballroom dance moves, and…wait, there’s more, so let’s keep it a surprise!
Cinderella, Tower Princess, Beauty, Snow sisters, Mermaid princess, Sleeping Princess, Snow White, Arabian Princess, Frog Princess and more can’t wait to meet you! Come meet us at a ballroom in Wilmington for a day you won’t soon forget!

Tickets must be purchased in advance HERE
More Details and ticket info HERE

Kids Club – Paper Flowers
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

Free Lego Shipbuilding Contest and Event
10 AM – 3 PM
at Kalmar Nyckel, 1124 E 7th St, Wilmington DE
Join us for our 3rd Annual LEGO Shipbuilding Contest!
LEGO enthusiasts of all ages and skill-levels are encouraged to participate in this FREE event, with three different ways to join the fun!
-Build a model ship at home and enter it into our home-build contest
-Build your ship at the Copeland Maritime Center using our STEM-based design plans
-Have fun in our free-play area
Entered model ships will be judged in categories based on difficulty level, with lots of GREAT PRIZES for the winners!
Details HERE

The Very Hungry Catterpillar Storytime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink
11:30 – 12:30: Storytime at the Lodge with Iris Delgado from Telemundo62 and Listen, Learn and Play
12:30 PM – 3 PM: Meet Poppy and Branch from @DreamWorksTrolls/@Trolls/@Trolls! They’ll be there for photos with fun giveaways from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM. #DWTrollsTV
Details HERE

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

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
1 PM – 2:30 PM
at Tinicum Library
Celebrate Dr. Seuss!  Storyteller Don Dougherty joins us for a creative spin on some classic Dr. Seuss stories.  And, of course, no party would be complete without some special treats!  Open to all ages.
Registration is required. Space limited
Please advise in advance of any special dietary needs or restrictions.
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Cute Clay Pots
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the terra cotta pot, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided
Details HERE

Mad Hatter Tea Party at Springfield Mall
1 PM – 4 PM
at Springfield Mall
Mad Hatter Tea Party & Easter Bunny Visit!
in Center Court
Join us for a children’s Mad Hatter themed tea party! Meet characters from Alice in Wonderland; arts and crafts, snacks and more!
What’s Happening:
-Visit the Easter Bunny and purchase a keepsake photo
-PREIT Perks Members get access to the Easy Pass entrance
-Meet Characters from Alice in Wonderland
-Enjoy Special Family Entertainment
-Easter Crafts
-Treats for Children
-Sign up for PREIT Perks and get access to a Special VIP PREIT perks area
Event is free but tickets must be reserved in advance online HERE
Details and ticket info HERE

Rachel Carson: Women in Science
1:30 PM – 2 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
In partnership with Longwood Gardens’ Community Reads, we are highlighting some of the women from children’s author Rachel Ignotosky’s Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers.
Our first woman of science in the spotlight is Rachel Carson. Her work as a marine biologist, conservationist, and author of the groundbreaking book Silent Spring still resonates today.  Swarthmore College professor Maria Newport will help elementary students understand the chemical bonds in DDT that make that pesticide harmful to the envirionment using hands on chemistry kits, as well as other activities.
Details HERE

Children’s Drawing Workshop
2 PM
at Middletown Free Library
For ages 4-8 years old
Ms Tiffaney Pelaez is here at MFL to offer a FREE drawing class for children ages 4-8 years old. Fun drawings broken down into 4 easy steps, and Ms Tiffaney provides all of the pencils, paper, and occasional crayons.
Registration is required as spots are limited! CLICK HERE!
Details HERE

Celebrate Gene’s 70th Birthday at Chick-Fil-A Springfield Park 
2 PM – 4 PM
In 1974, a young man named Gene Ontjes introduced the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich to Delaware County with his original restaurant location in the Granite Run Mall. In the four-and-a-half decades since, Gene has made many friends here in Delco on both sides of the counter, serving generations and watching the children that ordered Kids Meals grow up to have families of their own. On Saturday, March 3rd, Gene will be at Chick-fil-A of Springfield Park from 2pm-4pm to meet and greet those friends who can stop by to share some memories, share some laughs, share in some birthday cake, and enjoy a visit with the Chick-fil-A Cow. We hope you’ll join us in wishing Gene a Happy 70th Birthday, and if your day permits we look forward to celebrating with you.
Details HERE

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – March 3rd & 4th
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!

Philadelphia Royal Princess Ball
9 AM – 5:15 PM (various time slots available)
at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
Sunday Morning VIP – 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – $50.58
Sunday Morning General Admission – 9:45 AM – 11:30 AM – $34.75
Sunday Early Afternoon VIP: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm – $50.58
Sunday Early Afternoon General Admission: 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm – $34.75
Sunday Late Afternoon VIP: 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm – $50.58
Sunday Late Afternoon General Admission: 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm – $34.75
Come One, Come All – to our Royal Princess Ball!
A day of magical fun for the whole family, brought to you by Dream Parties! You’ll get an amazing opportunity to meet and greet your favorite princesses!
Dream Parties is bringing to you a one-of-a-kind event with stage performances, dancing, stories, picture opportunities and more for some magical entertainment – geared towards your 3 – 7 year old princess fan, though all are welcome! Fun filled and interactive Princess Balls are our specialty. We bring them to many cities and enjoy meeting thousands of our little friends!
Your little one will get to participate in princess games, story time sing along, learn some ballroom dance moves, and…wait, there’s more, so let’s keep it a surprise!
Cinderella, Tower Princess, Beauty, Snow sisters, Mermaid princess, Sleeping Princess, Snow White, Arabian Princess, Frog Princess and more can’t wait to meet you! Come meet us at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel ballroom in King of Prussia for a day you won’t soon forget!

Tickets must be purchased in advance HERE
More Details and ticket info HERE

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day at The Barnes Foundation
10 AM – 5 PM
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia PA
The popular PECO Free First Sunday has just expanded to include Family Day!
Every first Sunday of the month, we’re bringing on all the performances and art happenings you love, now with even more fun for families! On March 4, bring the whole gang for pop-up art stations, an Art of Math challenge STEAM fair, stroller tours, a hula-hoop performance, and much more! Includes collection and #KieferRodin access––all for FREE.
Walk up tickets (limited to 4 tickets per person) available on-site starting at 10 am. Families with kids under 18 will be granted priority access to the collection at the time of arrival. 
No tickets needed for family activities. Just drop in!
Details HERE and HERE

First Sundays for Families at The Brandywine River Museum of Art – Make Your Own Museum
11 AM – 2 PM
In honor of George A. “Frolic” Weymouth, one of the founders of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, design a take-home museum to fill with personal treasures and take a family-friendly tour of the exhibition, The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth.
Event 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and free admission all day!
First Sundays for Families at the Museum presents free, hands-on workshops designed to engage visitors of all ages in creative art activities and performances. No registration necessary. 
Details HERE and HERE

Happy Birthday Dr Seuss at Pizzeria Uno Newtown Square
12 PM – 3 PM
3910 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square PA
$9.99 per child includes a kids meal, beverage, ice cream sundae, storytime with Dr Seuss, and a kids craft (tax and gratuity not included)
Call: 610-353-8667 or email: Lsmnewtownsq@unos.com to make a reservation 
Details HERE

PAWS For Reading
2 PM – 3 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Registration required – space limited
For Students age 5 and up – Read to a PAWS therapy dog
Details HERE

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