Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 10/23 – 10/25

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 10/23 – 10/25

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  1. Trick or Treat Nights at Elmwood Park Zoo Friday October 23rd 5:30 PM EDT – 8:30 PM Bring the kiddos to the zoo for a night of trick-or-treating fun! This socially distanced event will provide families with a safe space to trick-or-treat around the zoo. Adults and children are encouraged to dress up in their best costume. Guests can also enjoy one free carousel ride included with their ticket and animal meet and greets. Adults 21+ can visit Zoo Brew during the event for drink specials.Trick-Or-Treat Nights is made possible by Metropolitan Veterinary Associates. Tickets and more information HERE
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Car Wash Tunnel of Fear Hosted by The Wash 344 3344 Market St Aston, PA OCT 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
  5. Blue Hen Haunted Car Wash 9am-7pm Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday  October 24th & 25th The Blue Hen Car Wash on Naamans Rd in Wilmington DE will be hosting its first ever HAUNTED CAR WASH! All washes are $5 each and there will be discounts on site for first time Club Members! Details HERE
  6. 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
  7. “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  
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Autumn Hayrides at Indian Orchards Farm – 29 Copes Lane, Media, PA 19063 – Enjoy Autumn hay ride and pumpkinland – Details and pricing HERE
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Sesame Place Halloween SpooktacularWeekends through Nov 1st. Advance tickets required. Details and ticket info HERE
  18. Hersheypark in the Darkselect dates through Nov 1st – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
  19. Six Flags Jackson, NJ HALLOWFEST and Wild Safari Drive-Thru Open Every Friday-Sunday – Advance Tickets required. Details and ticket info HERE
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Bates Motel and Haunted Hayrideselect dates through November1st  1835 N. Middletown Road Glen Mills, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  23. Eastern State Penitentiary Night Tours – now through Nov 15th Details and ticket info HERE
  24. New Hope Railroad Haunted Halloween Eventselect dates through Halloween (October 31st), at select times – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
  25. 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
  26. New Hope Railroad Fall Foliage ExpressEvery Saturday and Sunday thru November 8th – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Trick or Treat Special at West Chester Railroad –Oct 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
  30. 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
  31. Ridley Township Shred Event Saturday October 24th 9 AM – 12 PM at the Ridley Township Municipal Building Bring all of your shredding needs to this FREE event.This event is for all paper documents. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed but binder clips do. Please no x-rays, microfilm, CD’s, or floppy disks Details HERE
  32. Authentic Mexican Food Fiesta & Artisan Farmers Market Saturday October 24th 10 AM – 1 PM at Artisan Exchange, 208 Carter Dr Unit 13 B, West Chester, PA  Flavors of Jalisco Catering, LLC will be hosting this weeks festivities with amazing dishes right from Guadalajara. Details, menu and list of artisan vendors HERE 
  33. KID STUFF Consignment SALE & Christmas Corner Saturday October 24th 11 AM – 4 PM at Norwood United Methodist Church 315 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA Gently used clothing for infants through teenagers, toys, books, Furniture, strollers, gear, maternity clothes, sports equipment as well as Christmas decorations and Christmas themed items. Details HERE
  34. Hayrides at Hagley Saturday October 24th 11:30 AM – 4 PM and Sunday October 25th 11:30 AM – 4 PM at Hagley Museum and Library 200 Hagley Creek Road Wilmington, DE Families can take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard. Guests can create fall-themed crafts, and see a gunpowder explosion, roll mill in action, and working nineteenth-century machines. Reservations must be made upon arrival. Advance reservations are not accepted for this event. Please allow one person in your party to reserve a hayride inside the Hagley Store. Please enter through the entrance on the left-hand side. Maximum party size is 10 people.
    Fee for reserving a wagon is $5 for Hagley members and $10 for non-members (flat fee, not per number of riders). This is in addition to regular admission for non-members. Hagley encourages parties to be members of the same household. If guests choose to include non-household members in their party, this is designated as “high risk” by the CDC and you ride at your own risk. For more information on fall celebration safety, please visit the CDC’s website here. All riders age 6 and older are encouraged to wear masks for the safety of those on subsequent rides.
    Hand sanitizer will be available for use. Last hayride day is Saturday, October 31 Details and ticket info HERE and HERE and HERE
  35. Breast Cancer Awareness Community Day Saturday October 24th 2 PM – 8:30 PM at Clifton Heights Field 212 N Springfield Rd Clifton Heights, PA Join the Clifton PAL and the community in coming together for Breast Cancer Awareness. We will have vendors, food by Houghton Carnival, cornhole tournament, live band and capped off with a coaches charity softball game. Details HERE
  36. Trunk -or- Treat at Nassau Swim Club Saturday October 24th 5 PM – 8 PM 25 S Swarthmore Ave Ridley Park, PA “We are requesting masks be worn for your safety and your child’s, also we will be having you place your candy on the ground in front of your trunk and not hand them out. Thank you for understanding! Come decorate your trunk and pass out candy for our little dolphins!  $10 per car, $5 per person walk up.  Best costume prize, best decorated trunk prize!” Details HERE
  37. Reverse Trick or Treat, Character Meet & Greet Drive By Sunday October 25th 10 AM – 12 PM at Lulu’s Casita 6 Cricket Ave Ardmore, PA Reverse trick or treating character meet & greet drive by! Decorate your car, come in costume and ready for some Halloween fun! Meet the snow queen, Elmo, Batman, Wonder Woman, Woody, Mickey Mouse and many more! Characters will bring treats to your car. ** please note at no time will little ones get down from your car, masks are required for everyone over the age of 2 as characters will be coming to your car to say hi and give out treats & goodies **
    Price: $25 per car – email to reserve your spot. Space is limited! Details HERE
  38. Folsom Fire Co HalloweenFest Sunday October 25th 11 AM – 4 PM 411 Sutton Ave. Folsom, PA “Join us in our first ever HalloweenFest, featuring Jim Houghton Carnival Funnel Cake, along with Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, and the Special Pumpkin Funnel Cake!! Sure to be a sellout! Costumes are highly encouraged! We will also have craft vendors (many of which were at Oktoberfest), raffle table, 50/50, Trunk or-Treat and a costume contest. Top 5 costumes will win a prize! Anyone interested in participating in Trunk-or-Treat, please send a pm (details in link below). Space is limited. Will be held in the back parking lot. Decorate the back of your vehicles and  (hand out candy in a safe manner. All members of the community are welcome! Trunk-or-Treat to start at 1:00.” Details HERE and HERE
  39. Harvest Festival 2020 at Arlington Cemetery Sunday, October 25th 12 PM to 4 PM 2900 State Rd Drexel Hill PA Come celebrate the end of the fall season at the 2020 Harvest Festival 
    Located at the beautiful Arlington Field behind the main office Mansion; corner of State Road & Shadeland Avenues (2900 State Road) Live music, talented artists, cool local vendors, kids activities, prizes for sporting your Halloween costumes and more! Presented by GreenHorn Gardens Details HERE
  40. Marty Magee’s Trunk or Treat Sunday October 25th 2 PM – 4 PM 1110 Lincoln Ave Prospect Park, PA Music games, candy, fun for adults and kids, prizes for best costume, food & drink available for purchase. Details HERE

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