Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 4/30- 5/2

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 4/30- 5/2

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**Please note that changes can occur at anytime to any of these events due to safety regulations and Social Distancing precautions or weather. Be sure to check with each venue and keep up to date on their social media pages for updates, changes, closures and more. Also be sure to check individual pages **

Looking for places to walk or hike? Check out our round up of Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Trails, Parks and Places to Walk and Hike HERE

  • Stories on the Porch at Media-Upper Providence Free Library Friday Apr 30th 10 AM & 11 AM Ages 0-5 on our covered porch. Limited to 6 families. Masks for ages 2+ (no snacks, please) and social distancing required. Registration required Details and registration info HERE
  • Spring Open House at Rushton Woods Preserve Saturday May 1st 7 AM – 11 AM 911 Delchester Road Newtown Square, PA Our Spring Open House is back! Join us at Rushton Woods Preserve for an immersive experience within our program areas: Bird Conservation, Watershed Protection, and Community Farm. You will be guided through the preserve and learn about the Trust’s holistic approach to conservation and have the opportunity to speak directly with our program staff.
    -When registering you will be prompted to select a start time. You and your group will move through the preserve stopping at all three program areas to observe and talk with the staff. Find out more about our programs below.
    -The tour will take approximately 90 minutes.
    -Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place.
    -Please wear appropriate footwear.
    -Registration is required due to limited capacity!
    ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS” Details and registration info HERE
  • West Chester Growers Market 2021 Opening Day Saturday May 1st 9 AM – 1 PM 201 N Church St, West Chester, PA Join for our Opening Day of our 27th season on Saturday, May 1st, from 9am to 1pm. You’ll find an abundance of locally grown seasonal produce, locally grown plants, fresh cut flower bouquets, pasture-raised meat, farm fresh eggs, dairy, and locally made artisan food and drinks. Details, vendor list and more info HERE
  • Shred Event Saturday May 1st 9 AM – 11:30 AM Middletown Presbyterian Church 273 S Old Middletown Rd, Media, PA Got papers you need to have shredded safe and socially distanced? Bring them to Middletown Presbyterian Church on Saturday May 1st and remain seated in your vehicle while your documents are securely shredded. Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to local food banks, or a financial donation to help the homeless. You can also buy raffle tickets for great theme baskets including items from Wawa, Philadelphia Flyers, Hair Cuttery, Great Clips and more! Raffle tickets are just $1 each, 6 for $5 and 12 for $10. Details HERE
  • Family Fishing Day – No License Needed! Saturday May 1st 10 AM – 1 PM at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA Hook your first fish today! Join us for our free Family Fishing Day and let our volunteers and staff help you get a start on fishing. Limited rods and bait will be available or bring your own! No License needed. Details HERE
  • Healthy Kids Day at Rocky Run YMCA Saturday May 1st 10 AM – 1 PM “Join us on Saturday, May 1st from 10:00am – 1:00pm for Healthy Kids Day and learn more about how to help your kids be their healthiest and happiest! We will have activities, giveaways, games, and more information about our programs here at the Y!” Details and list of activities HERE
  • Healthy Kids Day at Haverford Area YMCA Saturday May 1st 10 AM – 1 PM Join us on Saturday, May 1st from 10:00am – 1:00pm for Healthy Kids Day and learn more about how to help your kids be their healthiest and happiest! We will have activities, giveaways, games, and more information about our programs here at the Y!” Details and list of activities HERE
  • It’s Pirates Ahoy! Saturday May 1st 11 AM at Legoland Discovery Center Book your tickets today to join in the Pirates Ahoy fun including: Say hi to our mascot, Bonsey! Pin the eye patch on our LEGO mosaic Pirate in the Build Challenge Arena, See if you can make it to the top of our Pirate Adventure Island soft play area! Meeting our BRAND NEW 5ft LEGO Shark, Bruce
    And of course, don’t forget to walk the plank! Details and ticket info HERE
  • Outdoor Yard Sale Saturday May 1st 11 AM – 4 PM at Middletown Free Library 21 N Pennell Rd, Media, PA Help Mr. Jason fundraise, declutter for our move, and minimize landfill waste!
    Stop by the library (21 N Pennell Rd) and take home some of our unwanted toys,
    arts & crafts supplies, games and office supplies! Everything is donation based and 100% of funds raised will go to the Youth Services Department for future virtual/in-person program fees & supplies, and Summer Reading prizes. Details HERE
  • Delco Food Truck and Apparel Event Fundraiser Saturday May 1st 4 PM – 7 PM at Garden City Fire Company 412 Moore Rd Wallingford, PA “Please join us on Saturday May 1st, 2021 4pm-7pm for our first food truck fundraiser!! TONS OF DELCO MERCHANDISE FOR SALE!!!
    Hoodies, tees, flags, magnets, hats, and more! Decals By Aaron will be joining the famous DELCO Steaks, The Boss With the Sauce, and The West Branch Baking Company. We will be there to outfit you with all the latest DELCO apparel while you get your grub on for a cause!” Details HERE
  • Philadelphia Flyers Home Game –  Front Line Worker Appreciation Night Saturday May 1st 7:00 PM Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils Details and ticket info HERE
  • Spring / Blossom Hayrides at Linvilla Orchards  on the weekends in the Spring. Hayride Hours:  12pm – 4pm while the weather is nice and the trees are in bloom. $7.00 per person. Tickets available online. Weather permitting.  Please call 610-876-7116 to verify hayrides are running before visiting. Details HERE
  • First Growing Season Market Media Farmers Market Sunday May 2nd 10 AM – 1 PM
    Growing season is here, and the Media Farmers Market is returning to a weekly schedule with longer hours! The Market will be open on Sunday, May 2 from 10am to 1pm on Edgmont St. between Media Elementary and Barrall Field.
    Then, join us every Sunday from now until November from 10am to 1pm. Make sure you plan to come every week – during the growing season new items are arriving at the Market all the time! Details HERE
  • Mother’s Day Vendor/Craft Event Sunday May 2nd 12 PM – 4 PM at Briarcliff Swim Club 169 N Bartram Ave, Glenolden PA Come out and spend some time outdoor supporting over 30 local, small vendors and crafters on Sunday, May 2, 2021,from 12pm – 4pm, at Briarcliffe Swim Club. Refreshments will be available for purchase Rain date will be May 16th, 2021.All proceeds help offset the rising costs to run pool to keep membership cost down. Details HERE
  • Dot’s Day Out Sunday May 2nd 2 PM – 6 PM (Rain Date: Sunday, May 16th) at St. Dorothy School 1225 Burmont Road, Drexel Hill, PA The St. Dorothy Development Committee will be hosting an outdoor socially distanced family friendly afternoon! The school parking lot will be transformed into a fun experience for all ages! Don’t want to cook after that long day at the baseball field? Come grab some food from Zak’s Burgers Food Truck followed by dessert from Owl’s Water Ice Truck! We will also have plenty of shopping & informational vendors, games, raffles, music and more! Please make sure you wear a mask! All proceeds will benefit St. Dorothy School. Take some time and come enjoy the outdoors with us! Details HERE
  • PECO Free First Sunday Family Day at The Barnes Foundation Sunday May 2nd Advance tickets required.  Details and ticket info HERE
  • Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink Friday, April 30 through Sunday, June 27 Hour-long sessions will be offered to the public Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.  The rink’s retro-inspired design will feature a checkerboard floor and market lights. A colorful installation of overhead hula-hoops – designed and fabricated by Philadelphia’s Lucky Dog Studio – will add even more whimsy to the space. Rink patrons should book sessions in advance through an online reservation system. Details, pricing and more info HERE
  • PJ Masks Meet & Greets Weekend at Sesame Place Saturday May 1st & Sunday May 2nd Get ready for an action-packed day with your favorite PJ Masks heroes – Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko! Don’t miss the opportunity to meet everyone’s favorite heroes as they pose for physically distanced photos. These mystery-solving superheroes encourage children to spark their curiosity and inspire imaginative play and teamwork along the way! PJ Masks characters appearing: Catboy, Owlette, Gekko. Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Pay What You Wish Admission at the Philadelphia Art Museum On the first Sunday of the month (10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) and every Friday night (5:00–8:45 p.m.), pay whatever amount you’d like. Details and ticket info HERE
  • Tastings at Penn Woods Winery Saturday May 1st & Sunday May 2nd 124 Beaver Valley Road Chadds Ford, PA $20 per person Details HERE
  • Ship Bottom Brewery Beer Garden at Linvilla Orchards Saturdays and Sundays 12 PM – 6 PM (weather dependent) Food Truck will be onsite each day, Fire Pits & Patio Heaters, Ship Bottom will have a social distance program and contact-less environment in place for your safety.  Seating will be first come first serve. Details HERE
  • Shofuso 2021 Children’s Days May 1st –16th Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA “Children’s Day is a national holiday in Japan celebrating children’s health, happiness, and family unity. In honor of the holiday, Shofuso celebrates Children’s Day every year with festive on-site displays of Japanese Samurai Armors (Kabuto) and carp streamers (Koinobori). Come to Shofuso with your family and friends to see this seasonal decoration, feed carps in the pond and enjoy the view of the Japanese garden with blooming Azaleas.” Details HERE
  • Adventure Aquarium Camden NJ – Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Penn Museum Philadelphia PA – Advance tickets required – Be sure to check out their newest exhibit – Invisible Beauty: The Art of Archaelogical Science, “where you can see archaeology through an entirely new lens. It takes visitors behind-the-scenes to be a part of what happens inside the research labs — an important part of archaeological discovery — giving them a closer look (up to 26,000x closer!) at the artifacts that are on display and the innovative technology that researchers use to uncover hidden information about the past.” Details HERE
  • Franklin Institute Philadelphia PA – Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition February 13, 2021 – July 18, 2021- “In its exclusive, limited run in Philadelphia, the exhibition will inspire visitors of all ages to develop and expand their creative skills through a multitude of activities that will stimulate the senses while empowering creativity and imagination.” Advance Tickets Required Details HERE
  • Wonderspaces 27 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA Details, tickets and hours HERE
  • Please Touch Museum Philadelphia PA Details HERE
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Philadelphia PA Advance Reservation Required Details HERE
  • Franklin Square in Philadelphia Park & Attraction Hours March 19-April 18: Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Details and more HERE
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA Reservations required Details HERE
  • Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia, PA Reservations required Details HERE
  • Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA Advance Tickets Required Details HERE
  • Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia PA – Experience BIG TIME, Philadelphia Zoo’s new prehistoric exhibit. Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Elmwood Park Zoo Norristown, PA – Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Brandywine Zoo Wilmington, DE Details HERE
  • Tyler Arboretum Media, PA Details HERE
  • Morris Arboretum Philadelphia, PA Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Putt Putt Fun Center 5300 W Baltimore Pike Clifton Heights, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Bettes Family Fun Center Aston, PA Details HERE
  • Urban Air Adventure Park Springfield PA Details HERE
  • Sky Zone Glen Mills PA Details HERE
  • Jumpers Family Fun Zone Newtown Square PA Advance Reservations Required Details HERE
  • Arnold’s Family Fun Center Oaks PA Details HERE
  • Diggerland USA West Berlin, NJ Details HERE
  • Strasburg Railroad Ronks PA Advance Tickets required Details HERE
  • Knoebels 391 Knoebels Blvd Route 487 Elysburg, PA Details HERE


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