Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 10/30 – 11/1

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 10/30 – 11/1

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    1. Trick or Treat Nights at Elmwood Park Zoo Friday October 30th 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. Briarcliffe pool first annual Trunk or Treat Friday October 30th 6 PM EDT – 9 PM at Briarcliff Swim Club
      Decorate your trunk, dress up the kids, grab some candy, and reserve your spot at the Briarcliffe Swim Club parking lot for a night of trick or treating for the family. Pizza and  beverages will also be sold.
      Gates open at 5:00PM for set up.
      Trick or Treating will begin at 6:00PM and end at 9:00PM.,  asking all cars to bring 400 pieces of candy
      Cost: $10/car : MUST PRE-REGISTER to participate. Only 60 spots available, 

      Pizza: Large Cheese Pizza from Cocco’s $ 10 (pre-order)
      Details and registration info HERE and HERE
    3. 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
    4. Monsters, Myths, and Legends: Spirits and Storytelling (ADULTS 21+) Friday October 30th 7 PM – 9 PM at Penn Museum
      Where in the world do monsters hide, with demons and guardians lurking inside?
      With amulet in hand, come hunt creatures––small and grand. Curious about the origins of legendary creatures like vampires and werewolves? How would you protect yourself against snake-haired or intestine-faced demons?
      On this virtual storytelling adventure, staying close to the Narrator is strongly advised. Unlock the origins of what makes a monster, and discover the tools you’ll need to face off with some special guests that go bump in the night.
      Get into the Halloween spirit with a “Mystery 6” beer pack, a selection of the best local seasonal beers selected by our partner Philly Loves Beer. Enjoy these brews at your own pace as you descend into the strange and mysterious world of monsters, myths, and legends. Participating bottle shops will be announced soon!
      $10 Adult, Advance Tickets required Details and Ticket info HERE and HERE
    5. 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
    6. Car Wash Tunnel of Fear Hosted by The Wash 344 3344 Market St Aston, PA OCT 30 & 31st FRI-SAT: 7-10 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
    7. 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 Details and ticket info HERE
    8. “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  
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. Autumn Hayrides at Indian Orchards Farm – 29 Copes Lane, Media, PA 19063 – Enjoy Autumn hay ride and pumpkinland – Details and pricing HERE
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. 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
    16. 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
    17. 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
    18. Sesame Place Halloween SpooktacularWeekends through Nov 1st. Advance tickets required. Details and ticket info HERE
    19. Hersheypark in the Darkselect dates through Nov 1st – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
    20. Six Flags Jackson, NJ HALLOWFEST and Wild Safari Drive-Thru Open Every Friday-Sunday – Advance Tickets required. Details and ticket info HERE
    21. 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
    22. 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
    23. Bates Motel and Haunted Hayrideselect dates through November1st  1835 N. Middletown Road Glen Mills, PA Details and ticket info HERE
    24. Eastern State Penitentiary Night Tours – now through Nov 15th Details and ticket info HERE
    25. New Hope Railroad Haunted Halloween Eventselect dates through Halloween (October 31st), at select times – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
    26. 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
    27. New Hope Railroad Fall Foliage ExpressEvery Saturday and Sunday thru November 8th – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
    28. 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
    29. 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
    30. Fall Foliage ExpressSunday November 1st and Sunday November 8th12 PM & 2 PM – at West Chester Railroad  Enjoy a brisk fall afternoon along the picturesque Chester Creek Valley from our heated train as we take you on a 90 minute journey back in time to the village of Glen Mills and return. Advance tickets required. Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
    31. Holiday Magic at Brandywine (Oct. 31-Jan. 10) at Brandywine River Museum The wonder of the holiday season starts early at the Brandywine River Museum of Art this year! Beginning on October 31, 2020, visitors can enjoy “Holiday Magic at Brandywine” with the opening of the Brandywine Railroad—a holiday favorite since 1972. On view through January 10, 2021, this year’s seasonal offerings will also include the return of artist and composer Ann Wyeth McCoy’s dollhouse, which features six rooms filled with three-dozen dolls and hundreds of miniature objects that will delight visitors of all ages.
      While slightly modified this year to provide a safe and socially distant experience, the Brandywine Railroad display will still have plenty of model trains, miniature details and the engaging elements that everyone loves—including interactive components operated by hands-free foot pedals. The iconic O-gauge display will feature trains running on a thousand feet of track through a small village, a drive-in movie theater and even a carnival. NEW THIS YEAR: the Brandywine will introduce two model train sets with layouts once owned by Nicky and Jamie Wyeth—sons of the renowned American artist, Andrew Wyeth.
      Beginning November 27, the Brandywine’s whimsical Critter ornaments—handcrafted by volunteers at home this year—will be back to decorate the towering trees in the Museum’s three-story atrium. Thousands of these unique treasures will be available for purchase during the Annual Holiday Critter Sale from December 2-6, 2020. Details, times and ticket info HERE and HERE
    32. State Representative Jennifer O’Mara FREE Shred Event Saturday October 31st  9 AM – 12 PM at Broomall Fire Company Details HERE
    33. Sweet & Savory Halloween Food Fest & Artisan Market Saturday October 31st  10 AM – 1 PM at Artisan Exchange in West Chester Details, menu and artisan list HERE
    34. Lil’ Monstars Halloween Bash Saturday October 31st  10 AM – 1 PM at Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia 
      Looking for a social distancing event for your Lil’ Monster to enjoy this Halloween? Come join us at the Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia!
      Doors Open at 10:00am
      We will be showing the movie Monsters Inc. at 10:30am.
      All guests will enjoy:
      Costume Contest
      Cotton Candy
      Individual Cookie Decorating
      Unlimited Soft Drinks, Halloween Coloring Sheets
      Goodie Bags Upon Departure
      Menu will be available for purchase at your tables.
      Tickets $15.00 – Advanced tickets required Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
    35. Hayrides at Hagley Saturday October 31st  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
    36. Halloween at Hagley Saturday October 31st  12 PM – 4 PM at Hagley Museum 
      Looking for a safe place to trick or treat this Halloween? Head to Hagley for a triple treat with three spooktacular activities in one.
      Children are invited to come in costume to visit treat stations throughout the property.
      Our Halloween helpers will pass out candy and other goodies through a treat tube to maintain social distancing.
      Test your vision with Science Saturday’s Mind Tricks and Treats presented by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP. Held at the Power Plant.
      Jump on a hayride to enjoy fall’s splendor along the Brandywine. Hayrides at Hagley must be reserved upon arrival with an additional charge.
      Trick or treat is included with admission and free for Hagley members. Admission is $9 for and $5 for children 6 years old and older. Details and ticket info HERE and HERE


  1. Nice list for enjoying Halloween!!!
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