Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas This Weekend 10/16 – 10/18

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 10/16 – 10/18

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        1. Betsy Ross House Spooky Twilight Tours – Fridays in October 6 PM – 8 PM – 239 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA From the website: “Travel back to Philadelphia in the 1700s and learn about the city’s gruesome history of infection and inoculation.  Hear true, macabre tales about bloodletting, small pox, yellow fever, and other gross experiences.  Learn what it was like to live in the ghastly 18th century and discover why Philadelphia was an infectious place to be!  Then, head into the House for a spooky, shadowy tour.” Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
        2. Cricket Boo 2020 Saturday October 17th 9:30am – 12:30pm Celebrate Halloween Cricket Avenue style with the ultimate children’s Halloween bash! Join Lulu’s Casita and pucciManuli on as they close down Cricket Ave in Ardmore for the 7th Annual Cricket BOO! Cricket BOO! will look a little different this year and will be a lot smaller than previous years but they are so excited to bring the community some Halloween fun in a safe and responsible way.
          **Please note face covering is required for everyone over the age of 2 and social distancing will be in effect, limited tickets available due to capacity restrictions this year**
          *COST: $25 per child (adults & babies 12 months and under free) tickets are extremely limited and must must be purchased ahead of time, no tickets will be sold on the day of the event. As will be having a stagger arrival time.
          **To purchase your ticket please email
          Kids of all ages will enjoy morning full of ghosts, goblins, games and a whole lotta fun: Pumpkin Decorating, Games, Craft table, Pumpkin hunting, Snacks and treats for the kids, Photo Booth with Silly Props, Unlimited Play @ Lulu’s Casita Sensory Station, Spooky Story time, Live Music with Roots with Ruark, Free Coffee bar for parents, Meet Elmo, Queen Elsa & Anna Details HERE
        3. Ardent Fall Fest Saturday October 17th 12 PM – 2 PM 516 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA A drive-thru seasonal celebration for the entire family Food – Giveways – Fun Meet Phang! Enter to win a soccer ball signed by the Philadelphia Union players and other great prizes! To keep everyone safe, please wear your mask and stay in your car. The Ardent team will bring the fun, food and giveaways to you. Details HERE and HERE
        4. Boo at the Philadelphia Zoo three spooky weekends, October 16 – November 1 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM “Guests are encouraged to come in costume, explore the Zoo during the beautiful autumn season and enjoy festive fall offerings for purchase. It’s no tricks, just treats–kids will receive a free candy bag upon exiting the Zoo to minimize touchpoints.” Details and advance ticket reservation info HERE
        5. Intergalactic Day at Elmwood Park Zoo 12 PM – 3 PM Saturday October 17th  Guests from a galaxy far, far away are invading Elmwood Park Zoo! Meet some of your favorite out-of-this-world characters when members of the Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion stop by to explore the zoo! This event is free to attend with regular zoo admission. Details HERE
        6. Costumed Crusaders Day at Elmwood Park Zoo 12 PM – 3 PM Sunday October 18thSome of your favorite heroes and heroines, courtesy of Cosplayers Care, will be patrolling the zoo, on the lookout for evil-doers and super villains. Despite their mission, they’ll be more than happy to pose for photos!Costumed Crusaders Day is free with regular zoo admission.” Details HERE
        7. Car Wash Tunnel of Fear Hosted by The Wash 344 3344 Market St Aston, PA
          OCT 17 & 18th / 23, 24 & 25th / 30 & 31st
          FRI-SAT: 7-10 PM
          SUN: 5-8 PM
          Clean, scary fun at The Wash. We will be transforming into a haunted car wash the last 3 weekends in October! Come out and get your car washed and your hearts pounding in our all new Tunnel of Fear! Details and pricing HERE
        8. Boo at the Zoo at Elmwood Park Zoo weekends at Elmwood Park Zoo,
          October 10th through November 1st, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM
        9. “Spooky Trail” at Smithbridge Gardens 508 Smithbridge Rd. Glen Mills, PA –
          *Self-Guided Walk open Everyday 10am-5pm
          *Family Fun Events hosted on Saturday’s & Sundays 12pm-8pm
          Details HERE  
        10. Arasapha Farms Harvest Hayride – Open Weekends through November 1st – 1835 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills, PA – Corn maze, sunflower field and pumpkin picking Details and pricing HERE
        11. Linvilla Orchards Pumpkinland Open through November 8th. Tickets are required for Hayrides, Corn Maze, Strawbale Maze, Train Ride Tickets and Pony Ride Tickets.  More details and ticket info HERE
        12. Autumn Hayrides at Indian Orchards Farm – 29 Copes Lane, Media, PA 19063 – Enjoy Autumn hay ride and pumpkinland – Details and pricing HERE
        13. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA – Open select dates and times through Nov 7thTons of family friendly activities, pumpkins, hayrides and more! Details, pricing and ticket info HERE
        14. Pumpkin Patch at Sugartown Strawberries – through October 31st – 11 AM – 5 PM Hayrides run continuously on October weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekdays at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – Details HERE
        15. Milky Way Farm – open through October 31st 521 E Uwchlan Ave Chester Springs , PA – For Saturdays and Sundays, individual tickets must be purchased in advance – Stroll to the pumpkin patch, wander through the corn maze, take family photos, and visit the farm animals – According to the website, Chester Springs Creamery will be open for ice cream from 10:30 am-8 pm. Details and ticket info HERE
        16. Hurricane Hill Farm – open weekends through October 31st – 704 E. Reeceville Road, Coatesville, PA – Advance Tickets required.  Tickets may be purchased online ONLY – Pumpkin patch, hayrides and several family friendly activities.  Details and ticket info HERE
        17. Shady Brook Farm FallFest – Select Dates Through October 31st931 Stony Hill Rd, Morrisville “Come for the flashlight corn maze, contactless Barn of  Horror & Alien Encounter featuring animatronic characters, moonlit wagon rides, pumpkin picking, ALL NEW private campfire sites + lots more fall fun!” Details, tickets and more info HERE
        18. Scarecrow Displays at Peddlers Village through October 31st 10 AM – 8 PM more than 100 creative, colorful, larger-than-life scarecrows created by the public, additional shopping and fall festive fun as well Details HERE
        19. Sesame Place Halloween SpooktacularWeekends through Nov 1st. Advance tickets required. Details and ticket info HERE
        20. Hersheypark in the Darkselect dates through Nov 1st – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
        21. Six Flags Jackson, NJ HALLOWFEST and Wild Safari Drive-Thru Open Every Friday-Sunday – Advance Tickets required. Details and ticket info HERE
        22. Knoebels Hallow-Fun Weekends – Weekends through Nov 1st  “Visitors can experience tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions and, of course, a selection of Knoebels’ hallo-riffic rides. Gentle haunts, scary attractions and treats to suit everyone’s taste.” Details and ticket info HERE
        23. Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square in Philadelphia – Open 7 days a week 6 PM – 9 PM through Oct 31st Details and ticket info HERE
        24. Bates Motel and Haunted Hayrideselect dates through November1st  1835 N. Middletown Road Glen Mills, PA Details and ticket info HERE
        25. Eastern State Penitentiary Night Tours – now through Nov 15th Details and ticket info HERE
        26. New Hope Railroad Haunted Halloween Eventselect dates through Halloween (October 31st), at select times – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
        27. New Hope Trick or Treat Trainselect dates through Halloween (October 31st), at 6:30 PM 45 min ride – Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite costumes, helping to add to the train’s already child friendly and festive atmosphere.Enjoy the trip, while participating in the live reading of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Cheerful, seasonal songs will also be performed by one of the railroad’s musicians. After arriving back in New Hope, passengers will have the opportunity to trick or treat around the station platform for more treats and surprises with our costumed characters!” Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
        28. New Hope Railroad Fall Foliage ExpressEvery Saturday and Sunday thru November 8th – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
        29. Nightmare Before Tinsel (21 and Older) – now through Nov 1st – 116 S 12th St. Philadelphia – “The former spooky season pop-up bar will return as a socially distanced haunted restaurant with food, drink and art. Weekly hours are Monday through Friday, from 4:00pm to 11:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 2:00pm to 11:00pm. Advance tickets required. Details HERE and Ticket info HERE
        30. InLiquid Sculpture in the Garden – open to the public on Saturday and Sundays from 1 pm –  5 pm through the entire month of October – Rose Glen Road and Mill Creek Road Gladwyne, PA   An immersive outdoor sculpture garden featuring over two dozen new works by local artists in Gladwyne. The experience will offer a perfect opportunity to get outside, practice safe, masked, social distancing, while enjoying some beautiful art in nature. Donations are welcome but not required. Visitors can send donations via Venmo, cash, or through their support page on their website: Details HERE
        31. U-Pick Sunflower Walk-through at Dalton Farms (660 Oak Grove Rd Swedesboro, NJ) All Weekend (open Tuesday through Sunday through October 18th)– Tickets are $10 and MUST be purchased online ahead of time to guarantee your admission. Cut your own sunflowers for 10  stems for $10. Masks are required.  More details and ticket info HERE
        32. Trick or Treat Special at West Chester Railroad –Oct 17, 18, 24, 25  12 PM & 2 PM “Join for a family friendly 90 minute Halloween train ride! Wear your favorite costume and ride our heated train to enjoy the beautiful Chester Creek Valley in all of it’s Fall splendor! During your 20 minute stop at the historic Glen Mills station, passengers can disembark and explore the historic station and our picnic grove. Passengers can also collect a few treats while at the station.” Advance tickets required. Details and ticket info HERE
        33. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos virtually with Penn Museum (for FREE) – through October 27th – The Penn Museum’s annual CultureFest! Dia de los Muertos celebration is online this year, welcoming everyone from around the world to learn more about Mexico’s vibrant culture through 10 virtual events throughout October. Most events are free. In addition, the Penn Museum is also open for guests to explore the Mexico and Central America Gallery in person. Timed tickets are available online, social distancing and face coverings are required, and floor
          markings will guide visitors on a one-way journey through the Museum, which offers multiple hand sanitizing stations. Check out the event lineup including Enjoy Day of the Dead-inspired activities perfect for all ages, tickets and more HERE


  1. Great activities! Thanks for sharing!
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