Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 10/19 – 10/21

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

Kedron Cheerleading Carnival
Wednesday, October 17th – through Saturday, October 20th
Folsom Athletic Field, 600 Kedron Avenue
Rides, games, food and fun!
Details HERE

Community Clothing Drive hosted by Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
October 18th – 26th
2 PM – 8 PM
at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
 Gently used clothing, shoes, belts, backpacks & handbags (men’s, women’s & children’s)
 Gently used Linens (bedding, curtains, tablecloths, pillows & towels)
 Stuffed Animals
 Please donate items in tall kitchen bags, if possible
Any questions, please contact Holy Spirit Lutheran Church – 610-544-2707 or holyspiritsecane@verizon.net
Clothing and linens that is in wearable/usable condition gets packaged into containers and is shipped to countries such as Ghana, Conakry, Guinea, Honduras, Haiti, Ecuador, Belize
Details HERE

Chestnut Hill Witches & Wizards Weekend
October 19th & 20th
8514 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA
The Chestnut Hill Business District introduces a celebration of all things mystical and enchanted during the ALL NEW Witches & Wizards festival weekend. With two days of magical possibilities, October 19 & 20, Witches & Wizards ushers in a new fall tradition that mixes one-part spooky thrills, one-part ghosts of wizards-past, and one-part family fun for an action-packed weekend in the charming urban village.
Kicking off with the revamped Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl on Friday, October 19 and continuing with a day full of family-friendly programming on Saturday, October 20 – the inaugural Witches & Wizards weekend promises spooktacular entertainment and activities in a whimsical community setting. After all, there’s always magic in Chestnut Hill!
Details and schedule HERE

The Great Pumpkin Carve
Oct 18th – Oct 20th
at The Chadds Ford Historical Society 1736 Creek Rd, Chadds Ford PA
This open air festival features 70 local artists who carve huge pumpkins. These talented carvers sculpt pumpkins that sometimes weigh up to 400 pounds! Pumpkins will be lit and displayed at the end of carving. Pumpkins for The Great Pumpkin Carve are provided by SIW Vegetables.
Details HERE

Spooky Overnights at Philadelphia Zoo
October 19, 20, 26 & 27
5:30 PM – 9:30 AM
Spooky Overnights are for ages 6+. All overnight guests must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.
Cost: $60.00 per person – MEMBERS save 25% on their Spooky Overnight!
Guests who book an overnight experience on October 19, 20, 26 or 27 have the added bonus of early entrance to one of Philadelphia’s best Halloween celebrations – Boo at the Zoo! Overnighters can beat the crowds and access premium parking with an arrival the night before! Also featured at Boo at the Zoo overnights are spooky crafts and activities, designed to teach children about critters of the night.
The next day, during Boo at the Zoo, guests are encouraged to put on their favorite costumes and trick-or-treat while visiting our creepy, crawly creatures!
Details and ticket info HERE

Boo at the Philadelphia Zoo
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
10 AM – 4 PM (*MEMBERS join us an hour early, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 20, 21 & 27, 28!)
Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo extravaganza returns forTHREE spooky weekends with an added Halloween treat – children admission is just $10! Purchase your tickets now for Boo at the Zoo, presented by Children’s Dental Health! Bring your family and little ones for a day of spooky adventures:

  • Put on your favorite costume and set out on a trick-or-treat safari!Check out the trick-or-treat map.
  • Take a walk through Philadelphia Zoo’s not-so-scary Extinction Graveyard to learn about the extinction of species around the world. You’ll be shocked to see that some of your favorite creatures could be extinct in the wild in 15 years!
  • Enjoy festive fall offerings available for purchase throughout the Zoo: hot apple cider, reusable Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bags and much more!
  • Run wild through our hay bale maze on Impala Lawn.
  • Pose for a festive harvest picture in front of the giant pumpkin wall!

*Please Note: *Halloween costumes with toy guns and weapons and adult masks are prohibited.
Cost: Included with Zoo admission and free for Zoo members.
Details HERE

Cherry Street Pier 
121 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Experience Delaware River Waterfront’s unique take on public space with the opening of Cherry Street Pier October 12th. With the opening comes FREE special events all month long, including an arts fest – Festival for the People (October 13-28) – hosted by Philadelphia Contemporary in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront.
Join us as we celebrate this mixed-used public space created by and for the community to highlight the enthralling and diverse artists within Philadelphia. Meet the studio artists and see them at work, enjoy eats and sips at our food vendors, and see creativity up-close as the waterfront morphs into a hub for family-fun and artistic expression.
SCHEDULE:
October 13-28 (Weekends): Festival for the People
Spread across Race Street Pier and the newly opened Cherry Street Pier, Festival for the People features three weekends of dynamic participatory programs and events, sculptures, installations, videos, performances, and banners.
October 20-21: The People’s Embodied Culture Weekend featuring the Tattoo & Body Art Fair, 1-7PM
October 27-28: The People’s Digital Culture Weekend featuring the Oddly Satisfying Film Festival, 1-7PM
October 13-28 (Weekdays): Enjoy Festival for the People Installations, meet the artists, enjoy our food vendors, and take in the stunning views of Race Street Pier, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and the Delaware River.
FOOD & BEVERAGE:
In the true collaborative spirit of Cherry Street Pier, Little Baby’s Ice Cream will also be reviving a flavor created in collaboration with Birdies Biscuits last year, Balsamic Blueberry Cheesecake Biscuit, as well as creating an exclusive flavor with Philadelphia Contemporary to celebrate the Pier’s opening event, Festival for the People.
Featured Food + Beverages Include…
Hardena/Waroeng Surabaya
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Birdies Biscuits
Kurant Cider
Kiki Vodka
Five Saints Distilling and International Spirits, LLC Whisky
Artisan’s Cellar!
Details HERE and HERE

Great Pumpkin Express at West Chester Railroad
Sat & Sun – Oct 20, 21, 27, 28
11AM, 1PM, 3PM
Get in the spirit for Halloween! Kids and parents are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes! Treats will be given to children during our short layover at the historic Glen Mills station. While at Glen Mills riders will be able to choose a small 6 inch pumpkin to take home! Riders of all ages will be able to enjoy the fall foliage along the Chester Creek Valley during the 90-minute journey to Glen Mills and back. Hot cider and other seasonal food is available for purchase in our on board snack bar. A fun event for the whole family to enjoy!
Adults – $25.00
Children (2-12) – $18.00
Toddlers (9mo-23mo) – $8.00

Details and ticket info HERE

MoshuBoo on the Moshulu
Fridays Saturdays and Sundays through October 28th
401 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
The Moshu-Boo is a spooky family friendly attraction located on the iconic Moshulu docked in Philadelphia on Penn’s Landing. The Moshu-Boo features an interactive Halloween experience with oversized super heroes and traditional spooky Halloween favorites on a life-sized pirate ship. Tour guides in costume take the kids and adults through the ships decks and past the festive decorations. Then it heads to the pumpkin patch where the kids can find and color a souvenir pumpkin, enjoy hot chocolate and dine at the buffet supplied by the 4 diamond Moshulu restaurant. A DJ will supply some festive tunes at the pumpkin patch so everyone can do the monster mash. An area for photos with the city’s skyline and Ben Franklin bridge as a backdrop is available and included in the ticket price.
Included:
-Kid friendly spooky interactive tour of the ship with decorations and characters in costume.
-Kids centric dinner buffet supplied by the 4 diamond Moshulu.
-Pumpkin from the patch to decorate and take home.
-Scenic picture area to commemorate Halloween 2018 on the ship.
-DJ sound and lights for the monster mash dance area.
Details HERE

THE GLOW: Philadelphia
Now through October 28th
West Fairmount Park
7PM – 9:30 PM
The city of brotherly love will be GLOWING this fall. Right in the heart of the historic West Fairmount Park, thousands of hand carved jack o’ lanterns will light up the city this fall. Bring your family to this enchanting fall wonderland. Fun for all ages!
– 5,000+ Carved Pumpkins
– No Scary Elements
– Great Photo Opportunities
– Fall Treats and Drinks
– Intricate Themes and Designs
– Fun for All Ages
– Reserved Time Slot for Autism Speaks
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Arasapha Farms Harvest Hayride 
Saturdays and Sundays Sept 22nd – Oct 28th
10 AM – 5 PM
Kid’s price: $20
Adults free!
Includes (for the whole day):

  • All new barnyard bounce
  • All new pumpkin jump
  • All new pedal cart track
  • All new 5 acre corn maze (Adult $5.00)
  • Pillow bounce
  • Hayride to the pumpkin patch
  • Pumpkin golf
  • Petting zoo
  • Straw bale maze
  • Sand box
  • Duck races
  • Arasapha Railroad Rides
  • (3) shots with the corn cannons

Details and ticket info HERE (see website HERE for coupon)

Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride
Sept 21st – Oct 31
1835 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills, PA
Details, hours and ticket info HERE

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary
Sept 21st – Nov 10th
2027 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays October 5th – 28th
6th & Race Sts, Philadelphia PA
Spooky Mini Golf returns in Franklin Square, transforming Philly Mini Golf into a Halloween lover’s dream, featuring creepy fog, eerie lights, haunting music, and scary surprises! With 18 holes to play, the entire family is sure to have an enchanted evening at this favorite fall activity.
Tickets:
Adults: $9, Children 3 – 12: $7, Children 2 and under: FREE
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Purchase tickets online at bit.ly/spookyminigolf
Details HERE

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place
September 22nd – October 28th (select dates)
Come in costume and enjoy three special Halloween-themed shows, soar, swing, fly and cruise on three Count von Count-themed mechanical rides, and see everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume!
Details and ticket info HERE

Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park
Sept 21st – Oct 27th – select weekends
On select weekends in the fall, Dorney Park transforms into Halloween Haunt featuring haunted mazes, scare zones, rides and monsters prowling the park. What you can see will scare you. What you can’t see will Haunt you. Fear is waiting for you! (The Halloween Haunt event is not recommended for children ages 13 or younger.)
Details and ticket info HERE

HersheyPark in the Dark
select dates October 19 – November 4
Get ready for coaster rides, trick or treating, a visit to Creatures Of The Night® attraction, and more at Hersheypark In The Dark seasonal event!
Details and ticket info HERE

Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest
select dates Sept 15th – Oct 31
Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including seven haunted mazes and five scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals.
Details and ticket info HERE

Knoebel’s Hallow-Fun Weekends
Select weekends October 12th – October 28th
Every year when the crisp fall winds begin to blow and Halloween approaches, Knoebels transforms into a spooktacular place for ghosts and ghouls of all ages. Visitors can experience tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions and, of course, a selection of Knoebels’ hallo-riffic rides. We have gentle haunts, scary attractions and treats to suit everyone’s taste. There are even special treat stops for children 12 and under in costume!
Details and ticket info HERE

Linvilla Orchards Pumpkinland 
Details HERE

Boo at the Zoo at Elmwood Park Zoo
takes place weekends, October 13 through 28
12 PM – 3 PM.
October 13-14
October 20-21
October 27-28
Bring the little ones for a fun-filled evening for princesses, ghosts and superheroes of all ages. Come dressed in your creative costume and enter our costume contest. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag, as treat stations will be located throughout the zoo.
This event is free to attend with zoo admission.
Details and admission ticket info HERE

Adult Trick or Treat at Chadds Ford Winery
Every Saturday + Sunday from September 29 – October 28
You’ll visit a variety of Halloween-themed pairing stations as you weave and wind your way throughout the festive Winery grounds.  
Enjoy flavorful, locally-made goodies alongside your favorite adult beverages, including: wine, beer, and wine cocktails.  It’s sure to be a scary-good time! 
Costumes are encouraged, and fun is guaranteed!  All visitors who arrive in costume will receive 20% OFF any bottle purchases made that day. 
Details and ticket info HERE

Candlelight Ghost Tours at Fort Mifflin
Fort Mifflin 6400 Hog Island Rd, Philadelphia, PA
No decorations. No hype. Just, you, a few candles, and REAL Ghosts! Experience Fort Mifflin after hours on our popular candlelight walking tours through the site.
Tours depart every 20 minutes from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and last approximately 1 hour. Tickets available online or at the door.
2018 Dates: October 12, 13, 19 and 20!
Special Halloween Night tours on October 31 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Before or after your tour, visit with the Tarot card reader (fee applies,) check out the ghostly photo slide show, or listen to EVPs captured during paranormal investigations at the Fort. Snacks and hot drinks available for purchase.
Details and ticket info HERE

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Saturdays & Sundays , August 4 through October 28, 2018.
The Gates will open at 11AM and close at 8PM each Faire day.
Details and ticket info HERE

The Maryland Renaissance Festival
September 1st – October 21st
1821 Crownsville Rd, Annapolis, Maryland
Time travel to fun! King Henry VIII and Queen Katherine of Aragon welcome you to the village of Revel Grove for a full day of feasting, fun, and frivolity. Shop for one of a kind craft items handmade by the most talented craftspeople in the county! Feast on giant turkey legs, steak on a stake and every type of tasty treat imaginable. Try your hand at games of skill. Jugglers, comedy shows, magic, music, Shakespeare, kids shows – there is something for everyone! Leave your 21st century cares behind as you enjoy a festive day in a Tudor village
Details and ticket info HERE and 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

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
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

Diggerland
Details HERE

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday October 19, 2018

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

Tinicum Memorial Public Library Book Sale
9:30 AM – 4 PM
1/2 PRICE DAY!!
Stop in and stock up!
Cash or checks only – no credit cards.
Details HERE

Marple Public Library Friends of the Library Fall Sale
10 AM – 5 PM
Books and DVD’s, Pocketbooks & Small Leather Goods 
Details HERE

Take 2 Kids Consignment 
at St. Kevin’s Gymnasium 200 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064
Friday, October 19
9:00-10:00- Grandparent’s & New Parent Sale
10:00-7:00- Open to the Public
Saturday, October 20
8:30 – 12:00- Open to the Public
All green and white tagged items are half price the duration of Saturday’s hours.
2:00-3:00pm – Dollar Dash for Charity. All white tagged items only will be deeply discounted, this part of the sale is cash only
Details HERE

Please Touch Museum Fall Learn & Play Event
11 AM – 4 PM
As part of the fall North American Learn & Play Tour, we are making a stop at Please Touch Museum. Learn & Play events have touched thousands of educators and engaged parents – experiencing children’s play with Imagination Playground is wondrous!
RSVP: Space is limited. Reservation is required to attend. Sign up today! Register online here: http://bit.ly/PleaseTouchFallLearnandPlay
*Register by Thursday, October 18, 12:00 p.m.
This event is for educators and parents to learn more about and experience Imagination Playground. Discover firsthand how free play unlocks a child’s imagination and creativity while building social skills, collaboration, confidence, problem solving, determination and more.
There are several hourly sessions to choose from as noted in the drop down menu on the registration form. Admission for the registered party and two additional guests is waived with your RSVP to this event. All participants and guests over the age of 12 months should be included on the RSVP.
When:
Friday, October 19th
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 20th
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
For more information about the Imagination Playground Learn & Play Tour and participating children’s museums, visit
http://bit.ly/LearnandPlayTour
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Relax and play a game! A PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and several retro consoles are available for use. Feel free to bring your own portable device or games, too.
This program is free and open to those in grades 6-12.
No registration is required.  
Details HERE

Board Games
3 PM – 4:45 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Play your favorite games with friends every Friday!  Lots of different games to choose from.  Open to kids in grades 1-12.  Call the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 610-734-7649 to register or stop by at 501 Bywood Avenue.
Details HERE

After School Board Games at Middletown Free Library
3 PM  – 5 PM
MFL has a TON of board games, and Mr. Derek (Youth Services Assistant) is a board game master! Come by after school and learn a new game, or play one of your favorites. Bring some friends or make some new ones! For ages 10+
Registration is not required!
Details HERE

BYOB & Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita 
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at 6 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA
Lulu’s is open until 7:30pm for more fun, BYOB and pizza starting at 4pm. You can now place your pizza order ahead of time, give us a call, let them know what you want and they will have your pizza waiting for you! Regular admission
Details HERE

Game Day 
5 PM – 6 PM
at Yeadon Library
Details HERE

Happily Haunted Halloween at PAWS Discovery Farm
5 PM – 8 PM
1105 Hainesport Mt Laurel Rd, Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Enjoy spook-tacular stories, games, music, dancing, costume contest, animal encounters and more!
Included with admission. Library passes, free admission passes and groupons can not be used
Details HERE

Trunk or Treat at St Dorothy’s School in Drexel Hill
5:45 PM – 9 PM
Cost: $5.00 per DECORATED car
This includes entry for your immediate family
$10.00 for individual trunk or treaters
(No car permitted in school lot)
Cars can start entering the parking lot at the Burmont Rd entrance ONLY at 5:45 PM. The parking lot will remain open for cars to enter until 7 PM then the entrance will close and Trunk or Treat will begin 
promptly at 7:15PM. This is to ensure the safety of all the children in the school yard. The entrance will reopen at 9 PM to exit.
• Adult supervision is required. Children should come in costumes and 
bring a bag for all their goodies
• Decorate your cars – prizes awarded!
• Bring enough candy (at least 400 pieces) to give out to all the trunk or treaters that visit your “trunk”.
Details HERE

Scary Quizzo at Ridley Township Public Library
7 PM  – 8:30 PM
Join for a fun night of trivia, based on various themes. Teams of up to 4 people will play five rounds of trivia.Prizes awarded for the winners! Bring your own snacks to enjoy!    
Please register to guarantee your space, by emailing reference@ridleylibrary.org, or by calling
610-583-0593.
Details HERE   

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Take 2 Kids Consignment 
at St. Kevin’s Gymnasium 200 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064
8:30 – 12:00- Open to the Public
All green and white tagged items are half price the duration of Saturday’s hours.
2:00-3:00pm – Dollar Dash for Charity. All white tagged items only will be deeply discounted, this part of the sale is cash only
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

Lansdowne Farmers Market  
9 AM – 1 PM
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA
Details  HERE

West Chester Growers Market
9 AM
Corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, West Chester, PA
Details HERE

Fall at The Bryn Mawr Farmers Market
9 AM – 1 PM
54 North Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA
Details HERE

Sun Valley High School Fall Craft Show
9 AM – 3 PM
at Sun Valley High School 2881 Pancoast Ave, Aston PA
Enjoy a wide variety of handmade crafts, gift baskets, jewelry, wine lover decor, sweet treats, raffles and more!
Details HERE

Tinicum Memorial Public Library Book Sale
9:00 AM – 4 PM
**Buck-a-Bag is back!!
Come in today and fill a bag for $1!
Cash or checks only – we cannot process credit cards.
** Please note – shoppers must use bags provided by the library
Cash or checks only – no credit cards.
Details HERE

Cricket BOO! 2018
9:30 AM – 12 PM
at Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave, Ardmore PA
*COST: $18 per child Child (adults & babies 12 months and under free)
*RAIN DATE: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Kids of all ages will enjoy a Saturday morning full of ghosts, goblins, games and a whole lotta fun:
Create-Your-Own Treat Bags
Trick-or-Treating up & down Cricket Avenue
Pumpkin Decorating
Cookie Decorating
BOO! Banner Creation
BOO! Parade up & down Cricket Avenue
Ghouly Games
Pumpkin hunting
Photo Booth with Silly Props
Unlimited Play @ Lulu’s Casita
Face Painting
Trunk-or-Treat
Sensory Station
Spider Web Maze
Spooky Story time
Live Music
Free Coffee bar for parents
Meet Elmo & Mickey Mouse
Philly Mad Beatz drumline to lead parade
Details HERE

Kids Club – Creepy-Crawly Cobwebs
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost:  $2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included
$5, ages 6+, supplies included
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Ridley School District Homecoming Parade and Community Day
10 AM – 1 PM
Parade begins at 10 AM and ends at the high school with a community day event
Details HERE and HERE

Marple Public Library Friends of the Library Fall Sale
10 AM – 3 PM
Books and DVD’s, Pocketbooks & Small Leather Goods 
Details HERE

Friends of the Upper Darby Libraries Fall Book Sale
10 AM – 3 PM
Hardbacks: $1.00     Paperbacks: 50 cents     DVDs/CDs: $1.00
Specials priced as marked

The sale is in the barn at Sellers Library, 76 South State Road, Upper Darby, PA.
The parking lot entrance is on Maple Avenue, behind the building.
Details HERE

International Archaeology Day at Newlin Grist Mill
10 AM – 3 PM
219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills PA
Dig into history at Newlin Grist Mill as the site celebrates and participates in International Archaeology Day.
This year’s International Archaeology Day coincides with the final Public Archaeology excavation of the year at Newlin Grist Mill. Members of the public are invited to assist professional archaeologists with excavations. 
This event is free to the public and open to all ages. No reservations are required. If you would like to help out with the dig, be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty and close-toed footwear. Bring work gloves if you have them; the site has a limited number of pairs to lend. For more information about getting involved with public archaeology at Newlin Grist Mill, call the site at 610-459-2359. To learn more about International Archaeology Day, visit https://www.archaeological.org/archaeologyday.
Details HERE

Harvest Day Festival
10 AM – 4 PM
at Thomas Massey House 430 Lawrence Rd, Broomall PA
Experience early American craft demonstrations at the historic 1696 Thomas Massey House located at Lawrence and Springhouse Rd. Broomall. Learn how to churn butter, make candles and apple butter. See a working blacksmith shop and enjoy the delicious aroma from the walk-in cooking fireplace. Enjoy the music of The Marple Community Band.
The culture, customs and the daily work of colonial life will be brought to life by period re-enactors.
Stroll the lawn of the Marple Christian Church craft sale, located next to the historic site, where over 20 vendors will provide a variety of arts and crafts for sale.
Details HERE

Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum
10 AM – 5 PM
Celebrate fall with two days of family fun! Make your own scarecrow, or take a hayride through Tyler’s fall colors. With crafts, games, face painting, a moon bounce, an inflatable obstacle course, family photo ops galore, and of course, PUMPKINS, there’s something for everyone.
Buy lunch at Tyler and spend the day.  Pizza, sandwiches, hot cider, fruit, snacks, and ice cream will be available to buy inside the event.
Please note, most activities inside the event (such as hayrides, pumpkin-related activities, entertainment, and inflatables) are ticketed carnival-style. 
Single tickets are $2 each. 
Pumpkin Days is a fundraising event: reciprocal admissions, Groupons, and guest passes are not valid for this event.
Details and ticket info HERE

Harvest Hayrides, Corn Maze and Straw Bale Maze at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Hagley Craft Fair
10 AM – 5 PM
at Hagley Museum and Library 200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE
This year’s Craft Fair celebrates 40 years of offering a unique shopping experience on the museum grounds.Featuring local artisans, a gourmet food market and food service.
Details HERE

Brick or Treat!
10 AM – 7:30 PM
at Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia
Are you looking for something hauntingly bricktastic for the family to do this Halloween season? Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center during our Brick-or-Treat Weekends and enjoy seasonal theming throughout the Center!
WHAT’S HAPPENING:
Brick-or-Treat throughout the Center as part of our Halloween scavenger hunt
Take part in our pin the nose on the witch!
Build your very own LEGO pumpkin and put it on display in our pumpkin patch
Enjoy themed build challenges in our Build Challenge Arena
Stop by the Creative Workshop for Halloween-themed build activities with our Master Model Builder
Trade your minifigures with any of our staff
Special theming and Halloween photo-ops
Dress up in your Halloween costume, best dressed gets a prize! (photos must be sent through our Facebook to qualify using the #BoT2018
Details and ticket info HERE

Ship Bottom Beer Garden at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 8 PM
Beer Garden will be open every weekend from 10 AM to 8 PM. Special limited release this weekend of our Imperial Pumpkin Ale so get there early before it’s all gone
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Elbow Grease
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
Elbow Grease is a monster truck who’s smaller than everyone else. He decides to enter the Demolition Derby to show everyone that what he lacks in horsepower, he makes up for in gumption.
Details HERE

Family Block Party 
11 AM – 2 PM
at Upper Darby Primos Branch
We are welcoming families to create and build with our building sets. During this open play time you can come and play until the end of the session.  There will be blocks of all kinds for all ages : Duplo’s, waffle block, abc blocks, legos, magna tiles, bridge building kit, lincoln logs, a Billy Goats Gruff Problem Solving Kit and more.
Each Family Group must have a responsible adult stay with them.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.
No registration required
Details HERE

Please Touch Museum Fall Learn & Play Event
11 AM – 4 PM
As part of the fall North American Learn & Play Tour, we are making a stop at Please Touch Museum. Learn & Play events have touched thousands of educators and engaged parents – experiencing children’s play with Imagination Playground is wondrous!
RSVP: Space is limited. Reservation is required to attend. Sign up today! Register online here: http://bit.ly/PleaseTouchFallLearnandPlay
*Register by Thursday, October 18, 12:00 p.m.
This event is for educators and parents to learn more about and experience Imagination Playground. Discover firsthand how free play unlocks a child’s imagination and creativity while building social skills, collaboration, confidence, problem solving, determination and more.
There are several hourly sessions to choose from as noted in the drop down menu on the registration form. Admission for the registered party and two additional guests is waived with your RSVP to this event. All participants and guests over the age of 12 months should be included on the RSVP.
When:
Friday, October 19th
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 20th
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
For more information about the Imagination Playground Learn & Play Tour and participating children’s museums, visit
http://bit.ly/LearnandPlayTour
Details HERE

Lansdowne Library’s Comic Con
12 PM – 3 PM
at the Twentieth Century Club
The event will also have food vendors such as Kia’s Cakes and Crystal’s Comfort Food!
We will have a food truck and a beer garden provided by Conshohocken Brewing Company.
Make sure to get your costume because we’re having a cosplay contest.  You won’t want to miss our biggest event of the year!
Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
This event is for all ages.
Reserve a space for food, fun, and games.
Click here to register for a free ticket.
Details HERE

Delco News Network Family Fall Festival at Springfield Mall 
12 PM – 4 PM
DJ, arts and crafts, dance groups, karate demos, balloon artist, selfie station, fire trucks and more
Details HERE

Train Rides at Linvilla Orchards
12 PM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
No matter your age or experience, all are welcome to play and learn chess with us!
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Halloween T-Shirts
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the T-shirt, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided
Details HERE

Meditation Saturday
1 PM – 3 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Come to the library and learn about simple and effective Meditation techniques. When practiced regularly,
these can help reduce anxiety and stress and provide a sense of inner calm. Rich Conti, from the Schoolhouse Center Meditation Group,
will be the facilitator for the sessions. Meditation Saturdays will take place in the Quiet Room in the new library.
Registration required
Details HERE

Arts and Crafts
2 PM – 3 PM
at Yeadon Library
Details HERE

Happily Haunted Halloween at PAWS Discovery Farm
5 PM – 8 PM
1105 Hainesport Mt Laurel Rd, Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Enjoy spook-tacular stories, games, music, dancing, costume contest, animal encounters and more!
Included with admission. Library passes, free admission passes and groupons can not be used.
Details HERE

Family Bingo Night
6 PM (doors open at 5 PM)
at Our Lady of Charity Church 231 Upland Rd Brookhaven, PA
Bingo cards are $5 each and you can play all night.  Specials are $4 each.  Food will be for sale as well as a 50/50
Details HERE

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Fall Fun for Autism Families
9 AM – 11 AM
at Sugartown Strawberries 650 Sugartown Rd, Malvern PA
Come join for a Free Sensory-Friendly Fall Family Event! TACA understands that outings can be stressful for families with children with autism. Farmer Bob of Sugartown Strawberries will be opening early for TACA families. 
The TACA hayride wagons will be leaving PROMPTLY AT 9:15. Kids can play in the haymaze, get their faces painted and join us for a few crafts. Families can take home a pumpkin. (1 pumpkin per family).
Rain date: October 28th
Please RSVP at the ticket link HERE to help them plan.</em
Details HERE

Media Farmers Market
9 AM – 1 PM
at Edgemont Street Between Barrall Field and Media Elementary Playground
The Media Farmer’s Market is proud to announce that the Market will be returning May 13! We have been working hard to find many great new vendors, as well as some of the old favorites, to bring you the best and freshest local fruits, vegetables, bread, meats, and much more! Join us for our opening market on Sunday, May 13 from 9am to 1pm on Edgemont St. between State and Front Streets.
Details HERE

Hagley Craft Fair
10 AM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum and Library 200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE
This year’s Craft Fair celebrates 40 years of offering a unique shopping experience on the museum grounds.Featuring local artisans, a gourmet food market and food service.
Details HERE

Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum
10 AM – 5 PM
Celebrate fall with two days of family fun! Make your own scarecrow, or take a hayride through Tyler’s fall colors. With crafts, games, face painting, a moon bounce, an inflatable obstacle course, family photo ops galore, and of course, PUMPKINS, there’s something for everyone.
Buy lunch at Tyler and spend the day.  Pizza, sandwiches, hot cider, fruit, snacks, and ice cream will be available to buy inside the event.
Please note, most activities inside the event (such as hayrides, pumpkin-related activities, entertainment, and inflatables) are ticketed carnival-style. 
Single tickets are $2 each. 
Pumpkin Days is a fundraising event: reciprocal admissions, Groupons, and guest passes are not valid for this event.
Details and ticket info HERE

Harvest Hayrides, Pumpkinland, Corn Maze and Straw Bale Maze at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Brick or Treat!
10 AM – 6 PM
at Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia
Are you looking for something hauntingly bricktastic for the family to do this Halloween season? Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center during our Brick-or-Treat Weekends and enjoy seasonal theming throughout the Center!
WHAT’S HAPPENING:
Brick-or-Treat throughout the Center as part of our Halloween scavenger hunt
Take part in our pin the nose on the witch!
Build your very own LEGO pumpkin and put it on display in our pumpkin patch
Enjoy themed build challenges in our Build Challenge Arena
Stop by the Creative Workshop for Halloween-themed build activities with our Master Model Builder
Trade your minifigures with any of our staff
Special theming and Halloween photo-ops
Dress up in your Halloween costume, best dressed gets a prize! (photos must be sent through our Facebook to qualify using the #BoT2018
Details and ticket info HERE

Five Little Pumpkins 
Sundays, Sept 30th – October 28th, with one Saturday morning show at 11am Oct. 27
12 PM
at Media Theatre
This hour long musical is for children ages 4 and up
Details and ticket info HERE

Ultimate Slime Party
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
1 PM – 3 PM
Cost: Buy the T-shirt, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided
Details HERE

Princess and Unicorn Party
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
at Media-UP Free Library in the Children’s Room
Celebrate imagination and whimsical fun! We’ll read a story or two, dance, and do activities that are sure to sparkle. Come in costume if you like! Best for ages 2-7, but all are welcome. Call 610-566-1918 to register.
Details HERE

Yoga and Meditation Workshop
7 PM – 8:15 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
75-minute yoga and meditation workshop led by instructor Kristin Page.  Each session will consist of a brief guided meditation, followed by an all-levels yoga practice, finishing with meditation. This series is appropriate for all-levels, from beginners to people with more experience
Details HERE

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

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