Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 4/6 – 4/8

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

The Tree Lady StoryWalk at Rosetree Park
Now through April 15th (during normal park hours)
1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA
The Tree Lady will be featured page by page on StoryWalk, a .25 mile path through Rose Tree Park.
No registration required.
Complete this lovely walk, and scan the QR code to receive free ticket vouchers through your library to Longwood Gardens! 
Details HERE

Just Between Friends Lancaster Kids Consignment Sale
April 5th – April 7th
at LANCO Fieldhouse, 901 Miller Rd, East Petersburg PA
Sale Hours: Thursday, April 5th: 9am-8pm; Friday, April 6th: 9am-7pm; Saturday, April 7th: 8am-3pm.
Huge selection of children’s clothing from newborn to teens, maternity wear, baby equipment, puzzles, games, toys,toys and more toys!
Children and strollers are welcome all public sale days.
Cash, VISA, M/C and Discover accepted
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 April 6, 2018

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

Gaming Club
2:30 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Relax and play a game on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.
This program is free and open to grades 6-12.
No registration is required. 
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.  To register call 610-734-7649 or stop by the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.
Details HERE

Game Day
3 PM – 6 PM
at Yeadon Library
Come join us every other Friday for our Game Day! Open to the public for all ages.
Details HERE

Middletown Presbyterian Church Movie Night-Ferdinand
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at 273 S Old Middletown Rd, Media PA
FREE & Fun family movie night
Free snacks are available and donations of canned goods are gratefully accepted to help support local food pantries.
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

Quizzo at the Co-op
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
at Swarthmore Co-op 341 Dartmouth Ave, Swarthmore PA
Are you ready for some trivia fun? Gather a team, grab some drinks and see you there. BYOB if 21+. Light table snacks will be provided, and an awesome prize for the winners.
Details HERE

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – April 7th & 8th
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!

Ridley Run 5K and Family Fun Walk
8 AM
Starting at the Ridley Area YMCA (900 South Ave. Secane PA) and ending at Ridley High School (901 Morton Ave, Folsom PA)
The Ridley Run 5K and Family Fun Walk benefits the Community YMCA’s Annual Campaign and the Ridley Educational Foundation’s mission in the community. Sponsorships available for this event.
The Ridley Health Awareness Day following the race at Ridley High School–  information stations, entertainment, health screenings, fitness demonstrations, moonbounces, giveaways, and MORE
Details and registration info HERE

Book It! 5K Run/Walk Furness to Swarthmore Libraries
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
All proceeds will benefit the libraries. Run or walk, or cheer folks on at the Central Park finish line in Swarthmore, where there will be activities for families and an awards ceremony.
Details HERE

Character Toddler Time at Skyzone Glen Mills
9 AM – 10 AM
Everyone’s favorite police dog is visiting for a very special Toddler Time this Saturday, April 7th from 9-10am.! 
$10 per jumper during Toddler Time.*
Spots are limited so click here to reserve your spots now!
Details and registration info HERE and HERE

Ridley Health Awareness Day
9 AM – 11:30 AM
at Ridley High School, 901 Morton Avenue, Folsom PA
Health Awareness Day is a large, free health fair to benefit Delaware County residents. The event is completely free and includes over 65 information stations, entertainment, health screenings, fitness demonstrations, moonbounces, giveaways, and MORE. Rain or shine event as it takes place indoors.
Details HERE

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Window Birdhouse
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

Sun Valley PTL Spring Craft Fair
9 AM – 3 PM
at 2881 Pancoast Ave, Aston, PA
Spring Craft Fair with over 70 vendors offering arts, crafts, gifts, food, candy, home decor and more. Food trucks this year as well as many raffles! 
Details HERE

Family Fun Fishing Derby 
9 AM – 3 PM
at Linvilla Orchards
The Family Fun Fishing Derby provides younger and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the fun of our Fishing Derbies in a less competitive atmosphere.
Details HERE

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

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

Nature Tots
10 AM – 12 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Children ages 3-5 and an adult are invited to explore nature with a refuge ranger! Participants will enjoy story-times, crafts, hikes, and more!
Registration is required. Please pre-register for Nature Tots, by sending a quick email to Brianna_Patrick@fws.gov, so that we know to expect you.
Like all refuge activities, this event is FREE!
Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center at 10 am!
Please pre-register for Nature Tots, by sending a quick email response to Brianna_Patrick@fws.gov, so they know to expect you. Like all refuge activities, this event is FREE!
Details HERE

The Giving Tree Storytime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Storytime and activities featuring beloved children’s author Shel Silverstein’s timeless classic The Giving Tree. 
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

Photography Workshop
11 AM – 12 PM
at Norwood Library
Want to capture better images of your kids, grandkids or other family members? Ever feel like sometimes your pictures aren’t coming out as well as you’d like? Then join published photographer John Simons for his enlightening series on how YOU can quickly and easily improve your picture taking skills. People think they need a lot of fancy equipment to get great images and that’s just not true. By using a few of these industry “secrets”, you can get better images with the same equipment you already have. If your pictures are too dark, too bright, a little blurry, or just not coming out the way you want, come join this FREE class and learn a few tips and tricks to get better images. 
Registration required
Details and registration info HERE

Harry Potter Club
11 AM – 1 PM
at Marple Public Library
For ages 12-18
Enjoy wizard themed snacks, make our own wands, get sorted by the hat and discuss our favorite characters. Whether you’ve read the books a hundred times, or just like that one movie with Johnny Depp as the bad guy, all are welcome!
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Whatever your age and whatever your skill level, stop by for lessons and games!
Details HERE

The Great American Musicals
1 PM – 2 PM
at Tinicum Library
An enlightening and spirited event presented by Paul Sofian.
Registration required.
Details HERE

MAKEbreak 
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost:
Details HERE

Chair Yoga
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Registration required
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading at Middletown Free Library
2 PM – 3 PM
“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.”
Recommended for ages 5 and up (or anyone who can read aloud)
Registration required, space limited
Details HERE

Golden Dragon Acrobats
3 PM & 7 PM
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Recommended for ages 4 and up
Details and ticket info HERE

The History of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Philadelphia
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
at Upper Darby Primos Branch

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – April 7th & 8th
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!

Science at the Ballpark / Philadelphia Science Festival
11:35 AM – 2:35 PM
at Citizens Bank Park
The Phillie Phanatic loves science! Join him on Sunday, April 8 to cheer on the Philadelphia Phillies as they take on the Miami Marlins, and take part in Science Day at the Ballpark. Before the game and throughout the first three innings, some of our favorite Philadelphia Science Festival partners will be on hand to spark scientific curiosity through interactive activities, crafts, games, and more for the entire family. Join us for this special sneak peek of the 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival, as we celebrate science and sports—a HOME RUN in our book!
Tickets are available for purchase from the Philadelphia Phillies. Use the code SCIENCE to save $8.00 on select tickets
Details HERE and HERE

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid
at Media Theatre
Sundays at 12 PM March 25-May 20 (There is one Saturday morning show March 31 at 11am and there is no show Easter Sunday)
One hour in length, for ages 4 and up. There is no scary villain in this pleasant production.
Details and ticket info HERE

PECO Family Jams: The Shape of a Legacy with Mighty Writers
12 PM – 4 PM
at Philadelphia Magic Gardens, 1020 South St, Philadelphia PA
Isaiah Zagar, the creator of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, often includes his thoughts, experiences, and dreams in his mosaics. His legacy is reflected throughout the artwork at PMG. Join us and Mighty Writers for an afternoon of writing exploring your legacy and creating mixed media collages that engage the topics of family, history and dreams!
Learn more about Isaiah Zagar and his legacy on a family-friendly tour at 1:00 or 2:30 PM.
PECO Family Jams are PMG’s one-of-a-kind, family-oriented programs, featured every second Sunday of the month between NOON and 4:00 PM. All PECO Family Jams workshops and activities are FREE with admission!
Details HERE

PAWS For Reading
2 PM – 3 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
“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.”
Recommended for ages 5 and up (or anyone who can read aloud)
Registration required, space limited
Details HERE

MAKEATHON Fun Photo Frames
2 PM – 4 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Free, supplies included. Classes for ages 3-8 and 6 and up
Details and registration info HERE

Delaware County Symphony – Chamber Concert – Ballet Collaboration
3 PM – 5 PM
at Neumann University – Bruder Life Center, Meagher Theatre, 1 Neumann Drive, Aston, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

Books & Brews (for the 21 and over crowd)
4 PM
at 2312 Garrett
Join Lansdowne Library at 2312 Garret for a pairing of great books with great brews!  Food and drink will be available for purchase
Details HERE

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

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