Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 2/8 – 2/10

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

Philadelphia Auto Show
February 2nd – 10th
Saturday, February 2: 9 AM – 10 PM
Sunday, February 3: 9 AM – 6 PM
Monday, Feb 4 – Friday, Feb 8:
12 NOON – 10 PM
Saturday, February 9: 9 AM – 10 PM
Sunday, February 10: 9 AM – 8 PM
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

R.L. Stine’s GOOSEBUMPS: Phantom of the Auditorium
February 2nd – 10th
Walnut Street Theatre for Kids at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia
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
Vikings Beyond the Legend exhibit through March 3rd
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 February 8, 2019

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

Fitness Fun Fridays with Miss Kelly
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Join Miss Kelly, from Marple Sports Arena, for mixing a variety of music, movement and other fun physical activities.
Ages: 3-5
*Registration Required*
Details 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

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

Friday After School Craft – Valentine’s Day bracelets **CANCELLED** –  Rescheduled for Tuesday, February 12 at 3:30pm.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 5-10
Stop by any time between 3:30 and 4:30pm to create a fun and easy project to take home. Register below (sign-up once for entire winter/spring session).
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

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

Open Gymnastics
7 PM – 9 PM
at Roth’s Crosspoint Gymnastics – Naamans Creek Business Park, 7 Creek Parkway, Boothwyn, PA
Ages 3-17, CPG Students $15, Guests $20​
Details HERE

Saturday, February 9, 2019

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

Family Program: Valentine Treat-Making
10 AM – 11:30 AM
at Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Rd, Media, PA
Make a variety of sweet treats to box up and give to your Valentine. Learn how to melt chocolate for chocolate covered pretzels and strawberries. Also make mini heart-shaped pies to eat yourself or give to a friend. Suitable for ages 4 and up.
$15 members, $20 non-members
Details and registration info HERE and HERE

Kids Club Lovely Frames
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

Valentine’s and Snacks
10:30 PM – 12:30 PM
at J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
Drop by Crozer Library for family fun! Create one of a kind Valentine’s Day cards for everyone you love. Enjoy FREE healthy snacks and a Valentine’s Day story time during the Valentine’s Day Card making!
Details HERE

Avengers: Countdown to Endgame – This Weeks Film is The Avengers
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 All You Need Is Love
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall PA
In this book, the beloved song “All You Need Is Love” comes vividly to life, showing that if we follow the music we will see there is indeed love all around us. 
Details HERE

Story Time with Marty the Moose
11 AM – 12 PM
at Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA
Listen to stories from your favorite witty puppet, Marty the Moose from the The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, inside the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Cabin. Special snacks and warm drinks will be available for purchase, as well as an ice skating package after the reading.
Details HERE

Life-Sized Candy Land
11 AM – 1 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA
Join the magical world of Candy Land as Radnor Memorial Library’s Children’s Department is transformed into a life-sized board game complete with visits from your favorite characters.
Drop in anytime between 11am-1pm to play; no need to register! It’s a sweet occasion for the whole family!
Details HERE

Love Is In the Air at Prospect Park Library
11 AM – 3 PM
Seasonal Activities, Crafts, and Readings
Details HERE

Victorine’s Valentine’s Day
11 AM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum
This is a sweet family event with something for everyone. During Victorine’s Valentine’s Day, visitors can make a Victorian valentine using the “scrap” method, enjoy sweet sugar cookies, make candy crafts, write Valentine verses with a quill pen, and even take a photo with Victorine!
Special guest Double Spiral Chocolate will teach visitors about the chocolate making process.
Victorine’s Valentine activities are included with regular admission.
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

Beginner Basket Weaving
12 PM – 2:30 PM
at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, 3900 North Sandy Flash Dr Newtown Square, PA
Baskets are beautiful as well as functional. They were also an integral part of historic life. Join us on February 9th from 12:00pm to 2:30pm to learn the basics of basket weaving. We will craft a simple small square basket perfect for a counter top or bookcase. (If you attended our beginner basket weaving class last winter, but want to attend again this year, we will be doing a different project and learning some different techniques.) Ages 12 and older; limit 10 participants.
The picture in this listing was the basket we made in last year’s workshop; this year’s will be square.
Member class fee is $25.00; non-members are $30.00.
Details HERE 

4th Annual Delaware County Camp & Activity Fair
12 PM – 3 PM
at Nether Providence Elementary School 410 Moore Rd, Wallingford, PA
Camps & organizations will be on hand to answer questions regarding camp sign ups & open houses. This a great opportunity for a one stop shop to keep the kids entertained all summer.
This event is free & open to the public.
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Slime Your Heart Out
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

Family Ministries Valentine’s Party
3 PM – 5 PM
at St Matthew Lutheran Church 400 Lynbrooke Rd, Springfield, PA
“Come spread some LOVE with St. Matthew’s Family Ministries at our Valentine’s Party! We will decorate Valentine’s and create special care packages for those who attend the Welcome Church in Philadelphia. Join us for this great opportunity to share the love of Jesus inside you! Saturday, February 9, from 3-5 p.m. in Elbert Hall. Light refreshments will be served.
Please, RSVP to Melissa Lavery at mnm62511@gmail.com or via Facebook.”
Details HERE

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Free Adaptive Ice Skating Program
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
at BlueCross 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 riverrink@drwc.org.
Details HERE

The Tweetheart Social at NEST in Philadelphia
10 AM – 1 PM
1301 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA
Join on Sunday, February 10th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for NEST Center City’s 8th Annual Tweetheart Social. This year’s event will feature donut decorating provided by Okie Dokie Donuts, balloon art, Blossom the Therapy Chicken, Valentine’s crafts, slime station, visit with Elsa, chocolate fountain, basket auction benefiting the Intensive Care Nursery at Pennsylvania Hospital, and so much more!
Stop by NEST Coffee Bar hosted by Café Vienna or hit up the Mimosa Bar to create your own custom Love Potion. Grab your sweetie and head to the Kissing Photo Booth or fall in love with a new friend when you visit kid-friendly, adoptable dogs from PAWS. (Adoptable pooches will be kept in their own separate area for NEST friends that are cat people.)
Plus a must see premier performance of NEST’s new house-band – The Tweet Heartthrobs!
Guests can also support the babies of the Pennsylvania Hospital Intensive Care Nursery by purchasing a Donation from the Heart and Nestlings can create their own artwork to the displayed in the ICN.
Pricing per Family – 2 parents & 1 child:
Premium Members: Free if booked by January 25th ; after January 25th regular member discount applies
Playspace Members: $30
Non-Members: $40 ticket includes 2 adults & 1 child
All families: $10 for each additional child
$20 for each additional adult accompanying a family
ALL families must register with number of adults & children attending.
Details and registration info HERE

Family 2nd Sundays at Delaware Art Museum – Family 2nd Sundays special presentation
February 10 – Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

10 AM – 3 PM
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

Valentine’s Party with Princess Poppy!
10:30 AM – 12 PM
at Lulu’s Casita West Chester 109 N. High Street, West Chester PA
Join princess Poppy to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Special story time, bubble dance, craft and light refreshments will be provided. 
Cost: $20 per child
Rsvp to luluscasitawestchester@gmail.com to join the fun
Details HERE

2019 Lion Dance Parade
11 AM – 3 PM
10th and Spring Street Philadelphia PA
Celebrate the New Year with the Philadelphia Suns on Sunday, February 10th! Get some dim sum and watch lions and dragons dance through the streets of Chinatown. Make sure you get a good spot during the parade, by checking the schedule below:
11:00am – 11:30am – 10th & Race to 9th & Race
11:30am – 11:45am – 9th & Cherry to 9th & Winter
11:45am – 1:30pm – 10th & Winter to 10th & Arch
1:30pm – 1:45pm – 9th & Arch to 11th & Arch
1:45pm – 2:15pm – 11th & Arch to 11th & Winter
2:15pm – 2:45pm – 11th & Race to 10th & Race
Details HERE

Putt Putt Palooza Indoor Mini Golf – Once Upon a Tee Time
11 AM – 4 PM
at CADES 401 Rutgers Ave, Swarthmore, PA
$5 per person
Bring the family and join for the 4th annual Putt Putt Palooza: Once Upon a (Tee) Time at CADES. Come play a round of indoor miniature golf on a course constructed by local community groups.
Proceeds go to the CADES Van fund.
Details HERE and  HERE

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

The Delaware County Symphony presents No Strings Attached 
3 PM – 4:30 PM
at Neumann University
Details and ticket info HERE

A Swarthmore Valentine
4 PM
at Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Avenue, Swarthmore PA
Join Swarthmore Senior Association, MOMS Club of Wallingford/Swarthmore and many more local sponsors for a fun, free event this Sunday to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Appearances by:
Just Roses ♥ Media Chamber Chorale ♥ Swarthmore Presbyterian Church Choir ♥ The Trolleystoppers ♥ Masterworks Chorale ♥ Swarthmore United Methodist Church Choir ♥ Master of Ceremonies Marty Spiegel, Mayor ♥
This event will be free and will include free refreshments at intermission.
Sponsored by Swarthmore Senior Citizens Association ♥ Nether-Swarthmore TimeBank ♥ MOMs Club of Wallingford-Swarthmore ♥ War3house3 ♥ the Swarthmorean ♥ Swarthmore United Methodist Church ♥ Community Arts Center ♥ Swarthmore Town Center, Inc. ♥ Swarthmore Public Library ♥ Swarthmore Community Center ♥ Swarthmore Presbyterian Church ♥ Appalachia Service Project Swarthmore ♥ Swarthmore College Department of Music and Dance ♥
Details HERE

Open Arms Free Family Event for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
6 PM – 8 PM
at Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ
 Yes, its free for the whole family for families with children on the Spectrum February 10th, 2019! https://www.connectplustherapy.com/open-arms/
Details HERE

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