Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 10/16 – 10/18

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All Weekend

Boo at the Philadelphia Zoo
October 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th
10 AM – 4 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

West Chester Railroad Great Pumpkin Express
October 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th
Details and ticket info HERE

Hagley Craft Fair
Saturday & Sunday
at Hagley Museum
Saturday – 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Hayrides at Hagley
11 AM – 5 PM
Saturdays and Sundays from Oct 17th – Nov 1st
Details HERE

Marple Newtown Music Department Haunted Hallow
Oct 16th – Oct 31st
Route 3 and Malin Rd, Broomall PA
Kid friendly rides and attractions
Details and prices HERE

Linvilla Orchards – Pumpkinland Open
Details HERE

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm Fall Fun
Details HERE

Wynnorr Farm Fall Festival
Details HERE

Sesame Place – The Count’s Spooktacular
Details HER

A Tale of Beauty and the Beast
Sep 26 – Nov 1
at Media Theater
Details and ticket info HERE

The Players Club of Swarthmore presents The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Oct 9th – 18th
for kids 3 and up
Details, times and ticket info HERE

Shrek The Musical Jr
at Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia
Oc1 3rd – Oct 24th
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details and pricing HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details HERE

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Adventure Aquarium
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Diggerland
Details HERE
Review 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 October 16, 2015

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE. Take note that some (not all) programs require registration. Details under each event on the calendar

Movie Day
10 AM – 12 PM
at Yeadon Library
Details HERE
**See full list of upcoming local Kid Consignment Sales HERE

Tinicum Library Book Sale
10 AM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Craft Friday
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Darby Free Library
Details HERE

Bedtime Stories
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
All ages with adult. Tales to tuck you in. Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed friend
Registration required – Group size is limited
Details HERE

Pumpkin Fest at Wallingford Presbyterian Church
6 PM – 8 PM
Hot dogs from 6 – 6:30 PM, games and pumpkin decorating for kids
Costumes encouraged
Details HERE

Fairy Ball at Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Fairy treats, crafts, pictures, music and more
Costumes/royal attire encouraged
Registration required
Details and ticket info HERE

Bonfire & Ghosts Tweens
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Open to grades 5th through 7th
***EVENT WILL BE ON THE GROUNDS OF NEWTOWN LIBRARY.**
Come enjoy a campfire and ‘smores while hearing stories about the spooky, the scary, and the just plain weird! You may want to bring a friend and a tale of your own!

Jazz Cafe
7:30 PM – 9 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Come unwind from a busy week to the sounds of Perseverance Jazz Band.  Perseverance brings New Orleans to Havertown with its enthusiastic and soulful interpretations of Ragtime, Dixieland, Traditional Jazz and Second Line tunes.
Light snacks will be served or bring your own snacks!
BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please)
Jazz Cafe is free and open to the public 21 and over.
Details HERE

Saturday October 17, 2015

ValleyPoint Church’s Huge Fall Outgrown Sale
at 209 Bethel Rd. Glen Mills, Pa 19342
on Saturday  October 17th, 2015
9:00 am to 12:00 p.m
12:30 to 1:30 p.m – ½ price sale
Bag sale – 2:30-3 p.m – All you can fit in a bag for $5.
Gently used items at great prices! Come early for the best selection and come back later for the best deals on Clothing (NB to teen sizes), shoes, maternity and nursing clothing, indoor and outdoor toys, bicycles, strollers, high chairs, pack-n-plays, books, dvd’s and more!
* CASH ONLY *
**Free coffee will be provided for all shoppers **
Details HERE

Lansdowne Farmers Market
9 AM – 1 PM
Every Saturday through October 31st
Details, vendor schedule and more HERE

Annual Holy Cross Fall Craft Fair
9 AM – 3 PM
at Holy Cross Auditorium/Gymnasium,
240 North Bishop Avenue, Springfield PA 19064
Near the Corner of Bishop Avenue & Springfield Rd on Bishop Ave.
Free Admission and Free Parking
Over 100 artisans and crafters
Event is indoors rain or shine
Details HERE

The Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF) of Marple Christian Church Craft Fair
9 AM – 4 PM
at 475 Lawrence Rd, Broomall, PA 19008
Details HERE

Tinicum Library Book Sale
 9 AM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Ridley School District Homecoming Parade and Community Event
10 AM
Parade begins at Woodlyn Shopping Center in Woodlyn and continues to Ridley High School
Community Event will follow at the high school from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Vendors will be on site
Details, parade route and more info HERE

Kids Club – Tic Tac Toe
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up.
Details and registration info HERE

Social Needleworking
10 AM – 12  PM
at Lansdowne Library
Social Needleworking is a drop in fiber arts program. Share your passion for knitting and crocheting (embroidery, beading and more!) with others. Our monthly meetings are for all ages and levels welcome. Please bring your own supplies
Details HERE

Tyler Arboretum Pumpkin Days
Saturday October 17th and Sunday October 18th
10 AM – 5 PM
Activities, delicious food from a fun selection of food trucks, live entertainment, and of course, pumpkins. Pick out your prized pumpkin, assemble a scarecrow to take home, and see Tyler’s glorious fall colors on a hay wagon tour. No pre-registration required
Admission is free for members. Non-member admission is $11 for adults, $7 for children ages 3 to 15; kids under 3 are free.
Details HERE

Miss Jackie’s Weekly Weekend StoryTime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
10:30 AM
Details HERE

The Little Mermaid, Jr. at Hedgegrow Theater
11 AM
Details and ticket info HERE

Intro to Zentangle Apprentice
11 AM – 12:30 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
for Kids 8 and up
Intro to Zentangle Apprentice, a free workshop for kids age 8 and up will be held in the Radnor Memorial Library Winsor Room. Instructor Sheryl Bruck will introduce students to the concept of Zentangle and will learn basic patterns. Parents are welcome to attend as well.
Registration required – space is limited
Details HERE

Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival & Quidditch Tournament
11 AM – 4 PM
“Hunt for the Horcrux” activities, straw maze, Defense Against the Dark Arts classes, Hedwig’s Hollow Selfie Park at Buckley Park, face painters, magicians, games, food, photo booth and more
Details and schedule HERE

Culbertson Elementary School 53rd Annual Pumpkin Festival
11 AM – 4 PM
Games, food and family fun
Details HERE

International Archaeology Day at the Penn Museum
11 AM – 4 PM
Perfect for kids and families
Details and ticket info HERE

Colonial Plantation Medieval Days
Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM (last entry at 4 PM)
Sunday – 11 AM – 3:30 PM (last entry 3 PM)
Details and ticket info HERE

Kids Yoga
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
at Middletown Free Library
For kids grades K through 3rd
Ms. Lisa will read a story to the kids and then incorporate different yoga poses that relate to the book! There are breathing techniques, balancing games, and so many benefits your kids will take from the class! For kids in grades K-3rd.
Registration is not required. The library provides yoga mats, just come in your comfy clothes!
Details HERE

Annual Delaware County Supports Our Men and Women in Blue RALLY
12 PM – 3 PM
Baltimore Pike/Bishop Ave, Springfield PA
Details HERE

Local Author Visit – Author Vicky Town will present her new book ” The Runaway Pumpkin Pie Man”
1 PM – 2 PM
at Upper Darby Primos Branch
Vicky Town, a well-know storyteller and author, has written a version of “The Runaway Gingerbread Boy” with a Halloween Theme that is appealing to children and can be used in a classroom as well.  Vicky will read her book as well as sell and sign copies.
Registration is required so they can make sure Vicky has enough copies to sell. 
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM – 3:30 PM
at Lansdowne Library
All ages and levels
Details HERE

Fun Family Craft Time: Spellbinding Duck Tape Tshirts
1 PM – 4 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
$7 per person
Details and registration info HERE

Let There Be Rock School LIVE – 2 DAYS ! 60 Bands!
Saturday October 17th and Sunday October 18th
1 PM – 5 PM
at RP McMurphy’s, 2623 MacDade Blvd in Ridley PA
Amazing bands from 8 to 18 years old / food / drinks / 50/50 / game room / pool tables and again ALL AGES!
Tickets at the door are $5 under 18 yrs old and $10 for adult tickets..
Details HERE

LEGO Builders
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
For kids grades 5 through 12
Help build “Robotopolis”, a busy city full of robots, spaceships, and skyscrapers.  Come as a family or make new friends as we build the city of the future.  Then help decide on a theme for our next LEGO Builders class on November 21st.
Details HERE

Bonfire & Ghosts for Teens
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at the grounds of the Newtown Library
For Kids in Grades 8 – 12
Campfire, smores and gruesome, scary and weird tales.  Bring a friend!
Details HERE

Aston Library BINGO Night
7 PM – 9 PM
at Aston Public Library
Enjoy our BINGO night! The doors will open at 6PM  and admission is only $20!  All cash prizes.  There will also be special games, food, and bingo supplies sold.
The event will be operated by our Friends of the Library volunteers and proceeds will support the Library!
Details HERE

Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, K7-TKA Live at Harrah’s Philly
8 PM
Adults 21 and older only
Details and ticket info HERE

Sunday October 18, 2015

FREE Sunday Mornings at Brandywine River Museum
9:30 AM – 12 PM
through November 22, 2015
Details HERE

Tyler Arboretum Pumpkin Days
Saturday October 17th and Sunday October 18th
10 AM – 5 PM
Activities, delicious food from a fun selection of food trucks, live entertainment, and of course, pumpkins. Pick out your prized pumpkin, assemble a scarecrow to take home, and see Tyler’s glorious fall colors on a hay wagon tour. No pre-registration required
Admission is free for members. Non-member admission is $11 for adults, $7 for children ages 3 to 15; kids under 3 are free.
Details HERE

Colonial Plantation Medieval Days
11 AM – 3:30 PM (last entry 3 PM)
Details and ticket info HERE

Let There Be Rock School LIVE – 2 DAYS ! 60 Bands!
Saturday October 17th and Sunday October 18th
1 PM – 5 PM
at RP McMurphy’s, 2623 MacDade Blvd in Ridley PA
Amazing bands from 8 to 18 years old / food / drinks / 50/50 / game room / pool tables and again ALL AGES!
Tickets at the door are $5 under 18 yrs old and $10 for adult tickets..
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading
2 PM – 3 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Read to Piper, Bosun, Ziggy, or another one of the canine friends – Ten minute reading sessions scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m.  
Students aged 5 and up may be scheduled for up to 3 individual sessions during the autumn season.  
Registration required
Details HERE

Delaware County PA Area Upcoming 2015 Fall & Winter Kid Consignment Sales HERE

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

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