Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 1/8/16 – 1/10/16

All Weekend

Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club – Annual Model Railroad Open House
Saturday & Sunday
Jan 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th and 23rd & 24th
1 PM – 5 PM
400 S Main St, Phoenixville, PA
Per website: Admission is free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Details HERE

A Longwood Christmas
at Longwood Gardens
November 26, 2015–January 10, 2016
Details, times, ticket info and more HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Details, hours, prices, events and more HERE

Rothman Ice Skating Rink
at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia
November 13, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Details, pricing and parking info HERE

A Christmas Carol, The Musical
at Walnut Street Theater
Nov 10th – Jan 10th
Details, tickets and more info HERE

Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates
at Arden Theater in Philadelphia
Nov 24th – Jan 31st
Details, ticket info, show times and more HERE

Linvilla Orchards
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

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 January 8, 2016

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 can be found under each event on the calendar.

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Township Library
For Grades 6-12
No registration required
Come relax and play a game! A Wii, WiiU, and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play.
Details HERE

First Friday Flick – Rikki and the Flash (2015) – PG-13
7 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Details HERE

Saturday January 9, 2016

Kids Club Sparkling Snowflakes
at Michaels Craft Store
10 AM – 12 PM
$2 per child
Ages 3 and up
Details and registration info HERE

Zoo Kids at Brandywine Zoo
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown up can learn and play together! Different themes each time.
Ages 18 months – 6 years
Registration, pricing and more info HERE

Zoo Members: $6/child, 1 adult free | Non-Members: $12 (1 adult/1 child)
Fee includes zoo admission. Siblings under 18 months are free. Additional children or adult participants are $7/person.

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

Aston Saturday Chair Yoga
11 AM – 12 PM
at Aston Public Library
“Chair Yoga” is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or standing, using a chair for support.  It is appropriate for adults of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders.
Details HERE

Creative Classes Open House
at Michaels Craft Store
11 AM – 3 PM
Stop in on January 9th, from 11am-3pm for Open House. Meet our talented instructors and sign up to take a class. Save 50% when you sign up on January 9th
Details and registration info HERE

Re-create Camp – Create a Cardboard Slingshot
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Ages 5 and up
Rethink, Reuse, Redo–In this NEW program, Mr. Jason offers to show you how to make something out of recycled materials (cardboard, office supplies, wooden sticks, etc.). It is up to YOU afterwards to figure out how to improve it or make modifications to it! Make a slingshot more powerful, make a rubberband car faster, make a plane fly further…you are only limited by your imagination! And, you get to take your creations home afterwards!
Registration required
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Come to play, practice, and learn the ultimate strategy game with tutors and peers.
Details HERE

Family Movie – Shaun the Sheep – PG
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
hosted by Media-UP Free Library
This program will be held at the library’s temporary location at the Media Firehouse, 2nd. Flr, 11 S. Jackson St., Media
Bring a snack and enjoy this delightful family film. A sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix up with a farmer, a caravan and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure. It becomes the whole flock’s responsibility to embark on a whimsical mission and bring everyone home
No registration required
Details HERE

Kids for their Community – Intergenerational Event @ Fair Acres
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
From the website:
Please join us for our first Intergenerational Programming event at Fair Acres Nursing Home Building #7 on January 9th from 2:30-3:30! Middletown Free Library, Delco SPCA & Kids For Their Community are partnering up to offer intergenerational programs to get kids to volunteer in their community!
MFL’s CreateSpace will be brought out by Mr. Jason & he will show kids & senior citizens Makey Makey–an invention to turn everyday objects into keys or controls (i.e. Banana Piano)
The second group, “Pet Therapy Group,” hosted by Delaware County SPCA volunteers and dogs, will allow participating adults and kids to reminisce about their shared love of animals.
The third group, “Look Good, Feel Good,” hosted by KFTC volunteers, will focus on the benefits of self-care and the confidence that one feels from taking the time to look good! This will include hand massages and manicures. 
Details and free ticket info HERE

Media 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll
6 PM – 9 PM
State Street in Media
Details HERE

Sunday January 10, 2016

Family Second Sunday Workshop at Penn Museum – Destination China Special Squares
1 PM – 4 PM
Design your own square through collage.
Details HERE
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
hosted by  Media-UP Free Library
Free play with our LEGOs and make your own creations.
No registration needed.
This program will be held at the Media Library’s temporary location at the Media Firehouse, 2nd. Flr., 11 S. Jackson St., Media.
Ages 4-10
Details HERE

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