Delaware County PA Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 10/23 – 10/25

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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

Chadds Ford Great Pumpkin Carve
October 22, 23, & 24
5 PM – 9 PM
on the grounds of the Society’s Barn Visitors Center
Enjoy three nights of “spook-tacular” fun at this great outdoor event featuring giant pumpkins with over sixty carvers participating, live music, hayrides, food provided by Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary, and a Haunted Trail that is sure to spook little goblins and ghouls.
Details and ticket info HERE

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

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

Rocky Horror Show
at Barnstormers Theater, Ridley Park
Oct 23th, 24th, 29th, 30th & 31st
Details and ticket info 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

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

Monty Python’s Spamalot
October 23 – November 7
at Players Club of Swarthmore
Details and ticket info 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

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
See my review and more info HERE

Friday October 23, 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

Friday Crafts  – Liquid Starch Ghost
3:30 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Ages 3-10
Registration required
Details HERE

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

Pizza & A Movie NightTomorrowland
5 PM
at Middletown Free Library
The library will dish out FREE pizza & water to registered families, but feel free to bring snacks to share or a few $$ to help with the cost of pizza. After the movie we will make a craft that ties in with the movie.
Registration required
Details HERE

Happy Hogwarts Halloween
7 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Enjoy ghostly games, scary stories, and tasty treats.  Wear a costume if you dare!
Families with children ages 3 thru 5th grade are invited to attend.
Registration Required
Details HERE

Fall Book/Bake/DVD Sale
7 PM – 9 PM
at Prospect Park Library
Details HERE

PPSD Designer Bag Bingo
7 PM – 11 PM
Cost is $30 plus $5 per game packet if prepurchased. $40 at door if not sold out
Doors open 6 PM
Details HERE

Saturday October 24, 2015

Crozer Brinton Lake’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
9 AM – 12 PM
at Crozer Brinton Lake, 300 & 500 Evergreen Drive, Glen Mills
Refreshments, giveaways, children’s activities, Makin Music’, Mr Scott the Music Man, health info and screenings, tours, a scavenger hunt and more
Details HERE

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

Fall Book/Bake/DVD Sale
9 AM – 1 PM
at Prospect Park Library
Details HERE

Flea Market
9 AM – 2 PM
at Prospect United Methodist Church
Route 420 Prospect Park (across from Wawa)
Rain or Shine

Swarthmore Farmers Market Harvest Festival
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Moon Bounce, Face-Painting, Hay Rides, Food Truck, Music and more
Details HERE

Fall Fun
10 AM – 1 PM
at Prospect Park Library
Join us for some masquerade fun!
Make your own Minecraft, Pokemon, or princess mask.
Fun for all ages!
Details HERE

Healthy Halloween
10 AM – 2 PM
at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse in Philadelphia
Children 10 and younger and their caregivers are invited to participate in costume making, arts and crafts, and other Halloween activities as well as enjoy healthy snacks and tons of fun in the 6 1/2 acre Playground and 16,000 sq. ft. Playhouse!  Costumes encouraged
Details and ticket info HERE

Bark in the Park Dog Walk/5K and Fall Festival
10 AM – 3 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media
Details HERE

Kids Club – Pet Spider
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

Delaware County 4-H Fall Festival
10 AM – 2 PM
Activities include hayrides, games, pony rides, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting and more!
Details HERE

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

Fall Fest + Spooky Saturday
11 AM
on East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia
Join us for a day of spooktacular fun with free activities for the kids, adults and even fido too! Shop from dozens of crafters, enjoy fall fare, and bring your pooch to Amelie’s Bark Shop for a treat and water station. All activities at The Singing Fountain (East Passyunk & Tasker) unless otherwise noted.
Pumpkin decorating, arts & crafts, music, costume contest, trick or treating, moon bounce and more
Details HERE

Halloween on the Farm for Children
11 AM – 5 PM
at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation in Media
Wear costumes and visit four locations to receive a treat. The children can enjoy candle making, corn husk dolls, a bonfire with a free cup of warm cider, a haunted barn, and a ghost story in the springhouse. Trick or treat at the store, house, cabin and barn.
Details and prices HERE

Ridley Park Halloween Parade
12 PM
at Veterans Memorial Park, East Ridley & Sellers Ave, Ridley Park
Meet at Veterans Park at noon to organize and then make your way through the Business District to collect candy, take a Picture at the RPBA sign and return for the judging and awarding of prizes for children. The event is free and open to all!
Details HERE

Third Annual Walk for Bullying Awareness and Kids Kindness Day
1 PM
beginning at Interboro High School and ending at Park Square in Prospect Park
Free event includes games, moonbounces, crafts, food, drink, music and more
Details and registration info HERE

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

Bag of Books Sale
1 PM – 4 PM
Sale is held at the Sellers/Main Library, 76 S. State Rd
In the barn across the parking lot from the library
Details HERE

Pumpkin Day
1 PM – 4 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
A free family event to celebrate Fall.
Free pumpkins to paint for children 5th grade and under.
Our Fall library celebration includes face painting, crafts, games, candy corn bingo and fun for all.
No registration needed
Details HERE

Concord Township Harvest Festival
1 PM – 4 PM
40 Bethel Rd, Glen Mills
Bake contest, costume contest, hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, antique cars and more
Details and schedule HERE

50th Annual Delaware County Halloween Parade
2 PM
State Street in Media
Fire engines, bands, antique cars, floats, scouts, community groups and more
Rain date Sunday 10/25
Details HERE

Lantern Ghost Tours
at The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park
6 PM – 9 PM
Rain or shine
**Registration required
Details, and registration info HERE

Sunday October 25, 2015

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

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Luncheon
12 PM – 2 PM
at Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Rd Wallingford PA
$10 per person – proceeds go to local area food bands
Details HERE

Coloring Time
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
1 PM – 4 PM
Details and Registration info HERE

Origami Workshop
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Library
Anyone interested in the traditional Japansese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes of new, seasonal folding.  Beginners are welcome!  The club is not just for kids; adults are invited, too, and must accompany anyone under the age of 7.
Registration required
Details HERE

Radiant Church October Blast
5 PM
at Mason’s Lodge *22 Lincoln Ave, Prospect Park
Free games, food, costume contest, trunk or treat, candy and more – Wear a costume and bring your trick or treat bag
Details HERE

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

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  1. I live down at the shore where Storybookland does great activities for Halloween. We will be checking that out on Sunday.
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