Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 1/11 – 1/13

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

Philly Home Show
January 11-13 & 18-20, 2019
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, PA
Save $3 when you buy tickets online
Adults (At the door) $13.00
Adults (Online only) $10.00
Children Ages 6-12 $3.00
Children Ages 5 & Under FREE
**FREE PARKING AT IKEA SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
2206 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19148
Look for The Philly PHLASH for a $2.00 round-trip ride to the show! Shuttle Runs During Show Hours Only!
Show details, ticket info and more HERE

World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour Train Show at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
January 12 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
January 13 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue Oaks, PA
100,000 square foot exhibit hall
50,000 square feet of huge operating model railroads
Walt Disney’s Railroad Story by author Michael Broggie
Free riding train for kids
200+ Booths of manufacturers and retailers
100 Trains for kids to play with
Demonstrations, seminars and new products
Details and ticket info HERE

Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
January 11 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
January 12 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
January 13 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue Oaks, PA
Events are family-oriented, featuring many educational demonstrations and seminars, hands-on-petting opportunities, special attractions, rescue groups and pet adoptions, and entertaining exhibits.
Our Pet Expos also make available an outstanding shopping venue of products and services pertaining to pets and children.
Friday night is Family Night! Children 12 and under admitted FREE!
Details and ticket info HERE

The Wizard Of Oz
Nov. 14 – Jan. 13
at The Media Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE

Company
January 10 – January 19
Players Club of Swarthmore
Thursday performances are at 7:30 PM
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM
Synopsis:
Stephen Sondheim’s game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships. Featuring a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Sondheim’s best-known songs, including Ladies Who Lunch, Someone is Waiting, Marry Me a Little, and Being Alive.
Details and ticket info HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
November 23, 2018 through March 3, 2019
121 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia PA
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is open seven days a week including all holidays from November 23, 2018 through March 3, 2019. This seasonal winter park includes a fairytale winter landscape, world-class ice skating rink, beautiful lighting, outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, Franklin Fountain Confectionery Cabin, Kids Lodge and arcade, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with food and beverages from Garces and Chickie’s and Pete’s. Come skate with friends and family, bring the team for a special event, or have a party in one of the cozy cabins or Lodge.
Details, ice skate rental and ticket info and more HERE

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink & Cabin
open seven days a week November 9, 2018 – February 24, 2019
Monday-Thursday: Noon – 9 p.m.
Friday: Noon – 11 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
at Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St (West Side of City Hall) Philadelphia, PA
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
Details HERE and HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

 Linvilla Orchards Fore! The Planet Indoor Mini Golf
January 12  through March 31
Linvilla Orchard’s Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! This exhibition pairs important environmental issues with the fun of miniature golf.
18 unique educational holes explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rainforest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages, your entire family will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning about our environment – every step of the way!
**Children’s Birthday Party Packages available too!
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

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

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday January 11, 2019

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

After School Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Middletown Free Library
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 Public Library
An afternoon full of fun and playing video games! All are welcome to attend!
Details HERE

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Breakfast with the Stars! To support the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars
8 AM – 10 AM
at Applebee’s Grill + Bar 1305 West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA
Be delighted and entertained by the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars at their Character Breakfast fundraiser! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast while your imagination comes to life and spirits soar with your talented hosts, The Summer Stage Shooting Stars, performing and serving!
Cost of the breakfast is $8, children under 2 are free.
Tickets can be purchased online with the link: http://www.buytickets.at/backstagepass
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door (cash or check) on the day of the event.
Breakfast guests should bring their cameras to take photos with their favorite characters.
Guests will be mesmerized as multiple beautiful characters walk from table to table to Meet & Greet guests, pose for photos, provide “autographs,” and entertain your children and you. Watch your children’s faces light up and witness the amazement, wonder, and excitement in their eyes.
Details HERE

Birds in Winter with Gregg Gorton
9 AM – 11 AM
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Take an educational walk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers! Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migration routes – each week guarantee different species!
Walk will meet by visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Binoculars can be loaned from the front desk before the walk. No 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

Kids Club Do You Want To Paint A Snowman?
10 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included, $5 per project, ages 6+, supplies included.
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Love, Z 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall PA
A robot named Z discovers a message signed “Love, Beatrice,” and decides to find out what “love” means. They embark on an adventure that leads to Beatrice, and back home again, where love was hiding all along.
Details HERE

Storytime in the Lodge
11:30 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Gather around the Lodge for Philly’s favorite weekly story hour. On Saturdays from November through March, your little ones can enjoy a brand new story while munching on cookies by Rope and Anchor PHL. Plus, sing their favorite songs and dance with Learn Listen Play!
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

MakeBreak Snowman Slime
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Michaels will provide the supplies, including the premade slime.
Details HERE

StARR Model Railroad Open House
1 PM – 4 PM
at St Albans Episcopal Church 3625 Chapel Rd Newtown Square, PA
This HO scale model railroad consists of a permanent layout measuring 30′ x 60′ and is built to NMRA standards. The layout is controlled by Digitrax DCC with operations and signals controlled by JMRI.
Details HERE

U.S. Figure Skating Championships Send-Off Exhibition & Tea
5:15 PM – 6 :15 PM
at the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society 220 Holland Ave, Ardmore PA
Some of their most talented skaters have earned trips to the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit! Watch them perform Saturday Jan. 12 at 5:15 p.m. Admission to the exhibition is free of charge.
Details HERE

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Family 2nd Sundays at Delaware Art Museum
10 AM – 3 PM
at Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway Wilmington DE
Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Art Museum Babies
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Young Artist Storytime
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Bunch
Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase. All families welcome.
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.
Free; suggested $10 donation per family
Details HERE

A Snowy Bowie Skate
12 PM – 6 PM
at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest 121 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia PA

Bring the family down to the waterfront during the afternoon for Bowie-themed festivities including:
*Ice skating to a Bowie-themed soundtrack
*Face painting & games
*Watch the Jim Henson directed Labyrinth in The Lodge
*Bowie concert footage on the screens in The Lodge
*Themed drinks & cocktails
Details HERE

Sunday Public and Family Skating in January
1 PM – 3 PM
at the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society 220 Holland Ave, Ardmore PA
Sunday Family & Public Skating
Sunday Jan 13, 20, & 27 1-3 p.m.
Admission $10, Skate Rental $5
Details HERE

StARR Model Railroad Open House
1 PM – 4 PM
at St Albans Episcopal Church 3625 Chapel Rd Newtown Square, PA
This HO scale model railroad consists of a permanent layout measuring 30′ x 60′ and is built to NMRA standards. The layout is controlled by Digitrax DCC with operations and signals controlled by JMRI.
Details HERE

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