Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Free Preschool Trick-or-Treating Party at Darlington

Darlington hosts Free Preschool Trick-or-Treating Party
Thursday, October 30th

Darlington Arts Center invites all Preschool-aged children to attend a FREE Trick-or-Treating party on Thursday, October 30 from 10:00 am – 11:00 amWear your costumes and practice trick-or-treating in the safety of Darlington’s building. Free candy and snacks will be provided, and children can participate in a festive Halloween craft. 

Please RSVP online at

For more information:    please call (610) 358-3632 or

Location:    977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA.

This event is appropriate for:   preschool ages chikldren

Cost: FREE

Monday, October 20, 2014

Animal Connections: Our Journey Together & MOOseum for a Day

Smithsonian Mobile Exhibit Explores the Human-Animal Bond
"Animal Connections" Comes to Delaware Museum of Natural History 

From the cows that provide the milk for a bowl of cereal to the deer nibbling on a shrub in the park, and from sea lions working with their trainers at the zoo to puppies chasing balls in the yard, the connections humans have with animals are vast. This special relationship is explored in"Animal Connections: Our Journey Together," a new mobile exhibit from the Smithsonian, on view at the Delaware Museum of Natural History Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25, 2014.

"Animal Connections: Our Journey Together" is a custom-built exhibit housed on an 18-wheel truck that expands into 1,000 square feet of space. This free exhibit will be parked in the lot near the Museum's front entrance and will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The two-day stop will be highlighted by "MOOseum for a Day" on Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This special event is free to the public and will explore the world of veterinary medicine with the Museum, local friends, and partners.  Vets, farmers, and the animals they care for will be present to share the importance of veterinary medicine to animals, people, and the environment. 

Divided into five sections, "Animal Connections" focuses on animals in the home, on the farm, at the zoo, in the wild and at the veterinary clinic. Visitors are offered a variety of ways to learn through informative displays, dynamic videos, and interactive experiences. In the home section, visitors will learn how to select the right pet and the possible dangers to pets, such as household items like plants and holiday decorations and giving them food prepared for family members. A display in the farm section highlights the mobile clinics that large-animal veterinarians stock with a variety of tools-from dental speculums to cow magnets-to ensure they are prepared for any procedure. A virtual clinic at the center of the exhibition provides visitors the opportunity to play veterinarian. Through touch screens, they can examine and diagnose what ails their virtual patients-a dog, a piglet, and a cheetah.

The exhibit explores the shared responsibility for animals' health and well-being. It also highlights the varied roles veterinarians play in the health of animals. Videos showcase that even suburban areas have a great diversity of wildlife-from the squirrels trying to break into a birdfeeder to a bear lounging in a hammock.

WHAT: Animal Connections: Our Journey Together & MOOseum for a Day
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
DATES: Animal ConnectionsOctober 24 & 25, 2014                  
               MOOseum for a DayOctober 25, 2014  
HOURS: Animal Connections:  9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.               
                MOOseum for a Day10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
MORE INFO: Visit or call (302) 658-9111

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2014 Halloween Parades and Halloween Events in the Philadelphia Area

Halloween parades in the Philadelphia area:

 Fun Halloween and Fall Activities in the Philadelphia Area

Halloween Party at Bake and Play

For more information:

Location:   3721 Garrett Rd Drexel Hill, PA 19026

This event is appropriate for:   the whole family

Cost: kids 2 and under Free
3-13 $20 per child
14 and up $25 per person

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Delaware County Top 10 Weekend Events for October 17, 18, & 19

Our top 10 picks for this weekend October 17th, 18th, &19th


1.  Hayrides to the Friendly Witches House at Linvilla Orchards

2. Players Club of Swarthmore presents Little Red Riding Hood 


3. Delaware County 4-H fall festival

4. The sun will come out tomorrow at Annie Jr. at the Media Theatre

5.  Plenty of family fun at Tyler Arboretum during Pumpkin Days

6Saturday Morning Storytime at Barnes & Noble

7. The Great Pumpkin Festival at Culbertson Elementary 

8. Register for the Artful Autumn with Wayne Art Center at the Radnor Memorial Library

9. Make Duck Tape® Halloween shirts for the kids at Michaels

10. Get in the Halloween spirit at Boo at the Philadelphia Zoo

Bonus Events

Hop on board the Great Pumpkin Express

Check out the Haunted Hollow sponsored by The Marple Newtown Music Parents Association 

International Ballet Classique (IBC) will perform the Nutcracker at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Hayrides at Hagley

Shipley Shops- The Annual Shipley Shops Gift Boutique Show 

 Make a fun Frankenstein mask at Michaels

Free Sunday Mornings at Brandywine River Museum

Watch as trains rumble across bridges and through tunnels on the Garden Railway at Longwood Gardens

Visit Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards for plenty of fall family fun

Titanoboa: Monster Snake at Delaware Museum of Natural History 

* Check out our calendar for more idea

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Giggle Gang Event at the Springfield Mall

Thursday October 16th
at 10:30 am
with the Community Arts Center

Community Arts Center celebrates Autumn Leaves will stories and artwork. Giggle Gang is always free and will meet at 10:30 am Center Court.

Lets come together to celebrate the changing of the season by reading stores and making art that is inspired by the changes of the autumn. We'll explore nature's colors and textures by creating lots and lots of beautiful leaf rubbings.

Springfield Mall Giggle Gang is an interactive club for parents and kids between the ages of one and five that teaches important lessons relating to the environment and the surrounding community in a fun, interactive way. Giggle Gang meets two Thursdays a month at Springfield Mall at 10:30 a.m. and admission is FREE for members of the Springfield Mall Shopper’s Club. 

For more information:

Location: 1250 Baltimore Pike Springfield PA

This event is appropriate for: kids ages 1-5

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Haunted Hollow

The Marple Newtown Music Parents Association Presents

Haunted Hollow

October 16 - November 1

For more information:

Location:   Route 3 and Malin Road Bromall, PA

This event is appropriate for:   older children

Cost: $3- $24

Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum

Pumpkin Days at Tyler
October 18th & 19th

Celebrate the season with our traditional autumn festival. These fun-filled family days are full of activities, live entertainment, delicious food and, of course, pumpkins! Pick out your prized pumpkin, assemble a scarecrow to take home, jump in the moon bounce or race through an inflatable obstacle course, make crafts, play games and see Tyler’s glorious fall colors on a hay wagon tour.

For more information

Location:   Free parking for Pumpkin Days is exclusively at the Penn State Brandywine campus (on Rt 353 in Media PA), where visitors can catch the complimentary shuttle bus to and from Tyler Arboretum. Strollers are welcome on the shuttle. Parking at the Arboretum is reserved for handicapped parking (515 Painter Rd Media PA).

This event is appropriate for the whole family 

Cost:Member admission:$4 adults, $2 children ages 3-15. Non-member admission: $11 adults, $7 children ages 3-15. Kids under 3 are free