Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 2/22 – 2/24

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

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
Vikings Beyond the Legend exhibit through March 3rd
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences – Mythic Creatures Opening We
February 16th – 18th
The newest special exhibit, Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids will be open February 16–June 9, 2019
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 February 22, 2019

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

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Township 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 Township/Sellers Library – Municipal Branch
All kinds of different games available. Open to kids in grades 1-12.
Details HERE

After School Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Details HERE

Teen Game Day
3:30 PM – 5 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Come in and unwind with the library’s collection of games for the PS4, Xbox 360, or Wii. Feel free to bring in your own games to join in on the fun.
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

Pizza & Movie Night – The Grinch
5 PM – 7:30 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Registration is required for this popular, family program. The library will order pizzas and have water available for families to enjoy while we watch The Grinch. After the film we will make a craft that ties in the movie!
Feel free to bring snacks to drinks to share with everyone to help spread the pizza out, or a few $$$ to help the library cover some of the costs. Include the total number of adults + kids that will be attending.
Details HERE

Bracelet Making Workshop with Whim Jewelry
6 PM – 8 PM
at Harvey Oak Mercantile 102 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA
Jaime Sosonkin of Whim Jewelry will lead a unique bracelet making workshop. Come spend an evening learning about crystals and gemstones and create beautiful bracelets to take home. The energy and healing properties that can derive from crystals can transform your energy and bring lightness, internal peace, calm, and insight.
Each of you will go home with two bracelets including one with a center stone or charm of your choice, a care package to mend, and a coupon for a Whim Jewelry purchase.
Bring your friends and spend some time gathering together in love!
$58 per person ($30 option for children 12 and under for a one bracelet workshop)
Other special guests Pop up Shops for the evening include:
Gretchen Hulse of Crescent Moon Clothing
Pre-registration and payment required for the workshop by 2/20
Stop in, email info@harveyoak.com or call 610-328-1521 to reserve and pre-pay for your spot
Details HERE

The Oscars – Past and Present
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
at Ridley Township Library
You’re invited to a gala evening celebrating the Academy Awards hosted by historian and author Irv Slifkin. He’ll review the Academy Awards with discussion and clips from Oscar contenders “A Star is Born,” “Green Book,” “The Favourite,” “Vice,” Black Panther,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Roma,” and “BlacKkKlansman.” He’ll also talk about previous Oscar years and more.
Details HERE

Board Game Night
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Come out for Board Game Night! Families and individuals of all ages are welcome for an evening of free snacks, and a mix of new and classic games from Jenga to Ticket to Ride and many more. We will provide an assortment of board games or feel free to bring your own favorite from home. Feel free to bring your own dinner.
Details HERE

Glenolden Home & School Bingo Night
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at Glenolden Elementary School 150 N Macdade Blvd, Glenolden, PA
$8 per person includes a slice of pizza, a drink, 3 raffle tickets and 4 games of bingo. Additional food and drinks will be sold as well as 50cent raffle tickets, 25 cent additional bingo cards, 50/50 and a bake sale. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Details HERE
(Thanks, Dana O.!)

Keystone State Pep Rally
7 PM – 9:30 PM
at Xfinity LIVE 1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Come rep your favorite Philadelphia Flyers and join for the Keystone State Pep Rally this Friday night at 7 pm! Be a part of NBC10 Philadelphia’s live show hosted at Xfinity Live!. Meet legendary famous Flyer, Eric Lindros, during a Q&A session and take some pictures with the Flyers Ice Girls and (of course) Gritty! They’re giving away tickets to Saturday’s Stadium Series game – you won’t want to miss this!
Details HERE

Friday Karaoke at 2312 Garrett (Delaware County, PA) – **Ages 21 and up**
8 PM – 12 AM
2312 Garrett Rd, Drexel Hill, PA
Details HERE

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pancake Breakfast & Maple Sugaring
8 AM – 1 PM
at Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Rd, Media, PA
Join for this ever popular annual celebration of all
things maple syrup-related, and, of course, pancakes!
Take a stroll through the maple sugaring stations and
discover how the tasty topping we all know and love
gets turned from sap into syrup.
Explore Tyler’s Great Nature Reads with kids activities
and learn about the impact climate change has on maple
syrup – both led by the Penn State Brandywine Sustainovation Team. Then satisfy your appetite with our famous all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast.
Fun and food for all the family. Bring a group!
Rain or shine event, snow date March 2.
Adults $16, Children (ages 3-12) $10, 2 and under FREE.
Buy your Pancake Breakfast tickets ahead of time:
online sales open February 1. Save time the day of the event!
Pre-registration not required; tickets will be available through the Visitor Center at the event.
Details HERE

Bird Walks at Newlin Grist Mill
9 AM – 11 AM
Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited are teaming up to explore the wonderful world of bird life. Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology.
Families and beginners are welcome!
When: Last Saturday of each month from 8-10am (May-October) or 9-11am (November-April)
Where: Meet at the NGM Visitor Center
Cost: Free
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 Fingerprint Bugs
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included, $5 per project, ages 6+, supplies included.
Details HERE

Saturday Morning Stories
10:30 AM – 11 AM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Saturday Morning Stories is a 20-minute rhyme and movement intensive program for children of all ages and a caregiver. The program provides wiggles and giggles for all!
Details HERE

Rhythm Babies Music Class
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Radnor Memorial Library
An early childhood music class that provides an educational bonding experience for children ages 4 months to 2 years and their caregivers. Check out www.rhythmbabies.com for more info. Please sign up in person, over the phone or online.
Details HERE

Avengers: Countdown to Endgame – This Weeks Film is Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
10:30 AM – 12:45 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Join each week as we watch all the necessary movies to catch up on 10 years worth of films to prepare for Avengers: End Game.
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring I am Martin Luther King, Jr.
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble 1991 Sproul Rd Broomall, PA
Join for our biography kids’ book series as we read about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an inspiring leader who had a dream of peace and love for all children everywhere.
Details HERE

Russian Story Time & Russian Yoga
11 AM
at Middletown Free Library
Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner for story time; 3-10 for yoga
Last Saturday every month @ 11am for story time; 1pm for yoga
“Learn, move and play along as we read old favorite and modern Russian children fairy tales, poems and rhymes. Join us at the Middletown Free Library for fun reading activities, meet friends and practice Russian. This is a lively language enrichment story time for babies and toddlers, but ALL ages are welcome to come and learn some Russian words & phrases!”
Registration is not required!
ALSO a yoga class in Russian for kids will take place after the story time program and will go from 1pm to 2pm!
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading at Sellers Library
11 AM – 12 PM
PAWS for Reading offers children in grades K-5 the chance to read aloud to a well-trained therapy dog! A lovely opportunity for a reluctant reader or simply a child who loves dogs, each individual session lasts about ten minutes!
Registration Required
Details HERE

Family Block Party
11 AM – 2 PM
at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Primos Branch
Families can create and build with the library’s building sets. During this open play time you can come when you wish and play as long as you want until the end of the session. Each family group must have a responsible adult. No Registration is Required. There will be blocks of all kinds for all ages from Duplo’s, waffle blocks, Legos, Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs and more.
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

Lego Club
1 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come and join Mr. Dustin for super exciting Lego building time accompanied by a theme for each Lego Workshop.
Ages: 6-10
*Registration Required* 
Details HERE

Hip Hop Culture: Graffiti
1 PM – 3 PM
at J. Lewis Crozer Library
Join Crozer Library as we celebrate one of the four core elements of Hip Hop—Graffiti! Enjoy a presentation on the history of hip hop graffiti, listen to your favorite hip hop tracks, and learn how to create your own piece of graffiti art that you can take home!
FREE snacks and refreshments will be provided—and be sure to bring your own hip hop music (must be clean, non-explicit).
To get pumped for this event, be sure to register!
Details HERE

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

MAKEbreak Crunchy Spring Slime
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: We’ll provide the supplies, including 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

Hagley’s Invention Space Station
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum 200 Hagley Creek Road Wilmington, DE
Enjoy your favorite Invention Convention activities over four winter weekends at Hagley’s Invention Space Station.
Tinkering Tables – Take apart machines to see what makes them tick.
Create an Invention – Build your own incredible invention and apply for a Hagley Patent.
Spacesuit Selfie Station – Climb into our spacesuit and take a selfie in outer space.
Hagley’s Invention Space Station is included with regular museum admission* and free for Hagley Members and children 5 and under.
*For guests who want to visit only the Invention Space Station, admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6-14.
Details and ticket info HERE

Science Saturday – Pump It Up
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum 200 Hagley Creek Road Wilmington, DE
Visitors will have fun with fluid dynamics and hydraulics – Pascal would be proud! Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges.
Details HERE

Wine & Chocolate Pairings
1 PM – 5 PM
at Chadds Ford Winery
Details HERE

Mummers Mardi Gras
1 PM – 5 PM
at 2300 Arena 2300 S Swanson St, Philadelphia, PA
Mummers Mardi Gras comes to South Philly!
Featuring live performances inside and outside the venue, along with food trucks, a photo booth with Mummers costumes and props, face painting, and a large Philly sports silent auction benefiting the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association and a whole lot more!
General admission tickets are $10. VIP tickets are $25 and include early entry, access to a VIP area with seating near the stage, a goodie bag and a drink ticket.
Event runs from 1PM to 5PM. VIP doors open at Noon. GA at 1PM.
Visit www.MummerMardiGras.com for more info
Details HERE

LEGO Movie 2 Event
2 PM
at Barnes & Noble 1991 Sproul Rd Broomall, PA
Join for exciting activities including building a Mini Emmet’s Dream House to take home with you, plus other giveaways while supplies last.
Details HERE

Meditation at the Library
2 PM – 3 PM
at Tinicum Memorial Public Library
Did you know that 12 – 18 minutes of daily meditation can bring a sense of peace and well being? Join us for this beginner class! You’ll learn the simple and effective ways to enhance clarity, improve your health, focus and sense of peace. For ages 12 and older.
Details HERE

BARK Ranger Launch
2 PM – 4 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Get ready for a fun afternoon with your four-legged best friend at the kickoff of our new dog friendly outdoors program! We welcome your dog to become part of John Heinz’s first class of BARK Rangers. You and your dog will have the opportunity to explore the refuge’s many miles of trails, learn about safe practices while visiting, and receive an official BARK Ranger certificate and dog bandanna. Dogs of all sizes are welcome. Email Colleen at Colleen_quinn@fws.gov to register.
This event is open to all breeds of dogs, sizes, and ages. Please only bring your dog if they have a temperament that enables them to be around other dogs and all humans, big and small. Dogs must be a on a leash at all times while on refuge grounds. If any injuries occur, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Heinz Refuge are not liable or responsible for damages or medical expenses.
Details HERE

Donut Making with Federal Donuts Chef Matt Fein Part 2
2 PM – 4 PM
at Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia PA
Due to popular demand, they are offering a second class!
Caregivers with children ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate in our sweetest family cooking class yet! We will be learning how to make donuts from scratch with Philadelphia’s own Federal Donuts chef Matt Fein. Together, we’ll explore the ingredients and steps that go into the perfect batter and frying process. Then, get hands on as we glaze and decorate this celebration food using recipes adapted for home use. Enjoy generous samples and leave inspired to make your own versions!
Please note: tickets are required for all participants, including children. In order to participate, at least one caregiver must be present with their child; multiple children may attend with one caregiver.
Details and reservation info HERE

Family Recycling Workshop with Radnor Conservancy
3 PM – 4 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
Learn to be a smarter recycler! Come as a family to learn about recycling, take a sorting challenge, play games, and care for our planet at the same time! Bring your own recyclable materials and be entered to win a prize. Please sign up in person, over the phone, or online.
Details HERE

Designer BAG BINGO
Proceeds to benefit HEADstrong Foundation
Doors open 6 PM, Bingo starts 7 PM
This event is BYOB, feel free to bring snacks as well. Doors open at 6 PM and games begin at 7 PM. Tickets are $30, and $35 at the door. This event will be close if not sold sold before the event date ! Please buy tickets before the event date in order to have a ticket.
Details HERE

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Bird Walk with Edie Parnum
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

Free Adaptive Ice Skating Program
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Adaptive ice skating is back at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Sundays from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. Bring family and friends to enjoy free instructive skate lessons for those with mobility restrictions. Participants will work with rink staff to learn sled skating skills. All ages. First come, first serve. For more information contact our team at riverrink@drwc.org.
Details HERE

The Snow Queen
Sundays at Noon (Jan. 27-Mar.3)
at Media Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE

Support Group of Parents of Children with ASD/ADHD and other Developmental Disorders
1 PM – 3 PM
at Folcroft Library
Come and meet Jane Dunbar of Parent Support Group ASD/ADHD of Delco to discuss the constantly changing challenges that face parents of children. This is an informational session. RSVP is required for the event 
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

Hagley’s Invention Space Station
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum 200 Hagley Creek Road Wilmington, DE
Enjoy your favorite Invention Convention activities over four winter weekends at Hagley’s Invention Space Station.
Tinkering Tables – Take apart machines to see what makes them tick.
Create an Invention – Build your own incredible invention and apply for a Hagley Patent.
Spacesuit Selfie Station – Climb into our spacesuit and take a selfie in outer space.
Hagley’s Invention Space Station is included with regular museum admission* and free for Hagley Members and children 5 and under.
*For guests who want to visit only the Invention Space Station, admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6-14.
Details and ticket info HERE

Wine & Chocolate Pairings
1 PM – 5 PM
at Chadds Ford Winery
Details HERE

Family Yoga and Mindful Meditation with Miss Gosha
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come and join Miss Gosha for a morning of Parent/Caregiver and kiddo Family Yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat(s) or towel(s) to our class if you have one.
Ages: 4-12
*Registration Required* (Form at front library desk or email Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson @ macsd@delcolibraries.org)
Details HERE

Harriet Tubman Comes to Tinicum
2 PM – 3 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Meet Harriet Tubman!  Portrayed by a local storyteller, learn more about the abolitionist’s efforts and how they impacted the region
Details HERE

Lego Building Event
2 PM – 4 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Purchase any LEGO product at Michaels or Michaels.com from 2/17 – 2/24. Then, bring your Michaels receipt to our classroom on Sunday, 2/24, 2-4PM to build a FREE LEGO picture frame. One frame per child. Event intended for children ages 4 to 12. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. While supplies last.
Details HERE

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