Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Delaware County Top 10 Weekend Events for September 23rd, 24th, & 25th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend September 23rd, 24th, & 25th



1. Preschool Stories & Puppet Show at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library

2. Hayrides to the Witches House at Linvilla Orchards

Enjoy Longwood Gardens at night during Nightscape at Longwood Gardens


4. Visit select museums for free during Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! 

5. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a leaf placement

6. Linvilla Orchards Apple Festival with Makin' Music

7. International Day of Peace at the Penn Museum

8. Fall Flax and Textile Day at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation


9.  Get your tickets to see The Wiggles Wiggle Town Tour at the Tower Theater

10. Family “Drive-in” Movie and Craft at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library

Bonus Events

Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. at the Walnut Street Theatre

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

Miss Jackie's Super-Duper Fun Crafts and Storytime at Barnes & Noble 

* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall Activites Guide

The kids are back to school and cooler weather is on the way. There are plenty of hayrides, apple festivals, pumpkin picking, and much more fall events happening in the area this fall.

Nightscape at Longwood Gardens
Now–October 29, 2016

Join Longwood for a nighttime adventure across a magical landscape transformed by light, movement, color, and original music. 

September 10th through November 6th

An annual trip to Pumpkinland has been a family tradition for generations of Delaware Valley Residents. During the months of September and October, Pumpkinland takes center stage at Linvilla Orchards. Larger than life figures and scarecrows illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, local history and some of the many stories of pumpkins and apples.

Now through November 5th

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is a 15-acre farm located in Lancaster, with 50+ Farm Fun activities, including the Hay Chute Slide and Straw Bale Racer, Jump Pillow, Farm Tour Wagon Ride, Petting Zoo and Farm Experience Center, Corny’s Ball-cade, and everyone's favorite the Corn Maze.

September 24 & 25, 2016

Linvilla Orchards Apple Festival honors apples every autumn. This legendary festival could not properly be celebrated in just one day! This two-day event is hosted by Makin’ Music. Pick Your Own Apples are during the height of their season and you can choose from the many varieties grown right here at Linvilla. You won’t want to miss our Apple Pie Eating Contest for bushels of fun!

September 17th -November 1st

Visit Pumpkin Garden where your kids will love the pillow bounce, moon bounces the brand new barn bounce and pumpkin jump. Have a blast with the corn cannon. Mine for gems at our all new gem mining experience. Visit with the animals at the Petting Zoo. With train rides, pedal carts, hay bale mazes, and more the kids are sure to have fun! But the fun doesn’t end there! Take a hayride down to the Pumpkin Patch to pick your own pumpkin. Or see if how quickly you can find your way through the 5-acre corn maze.

September 23rd -October 30th

Linvilla Orchard's famous Hayride to the Witches’ House is a hayride to visit the friendly Witches’ House in the woods. The witch tells stories and jokes and gives all of the kids a treat. The hayride ends at a campfire where you receive a sample of apple cider and marshmallows to roast.

October 22, 23, 29, & 30

Philadelphia Zoo is adding a little green to your Halloween with the return of Boo at the Zoo!
Enjoy festive fall offerings available for purchase throughout the Zoo: hot apple cider, reusable Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bags and much more!
Set out on a Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt and discover your favorite animals in the form of life-size scarecrows!

September 23rd -October 31st

For 25 years, the Haunted Hayride at Arasapha Farm has been scaring its visitors with amazing props, digital FX, great actors and extraordinary professional makeup. The Haunted Hayride is a 25 minute, action packed, heart pounding ride through the dark forest of Arasapha Farm.

September 24th - November 6th

Hayrides, Corn Maze, the Pumpkin Patch and all other attractions return on Sept. 24th. 
The Secret Agent Corn Maze -- Journey into a world of intrigue and espionage.  From the Cold War to James Bond, the world's nations play the dangerous game of misdirection and double agents.  Maze design includes iconic imagery from spy movies.

September 24th - October 30th

Every Weekend in the Fall. Activities including 
    Face paint, Scarecrow building (we provide clothes and hay, you assemble and can take home , Sand art, KidKorral and Hayrides  

October 22-24, 2016

Watch local artists carve huge pumpkins (5-9PM). See candle-lit carved pumpkins Fri.-Sat (5-9PM). All Three nights of family fun, food, live music and hayrides!

November 18th -20th

Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window.

October. 29th at 2pm [rain date:Oct. 30]

Everyone’s a kid again when it comes to Halloween horrors and freaky fun! Bring the family for another one of Media’s ‘monster’ street festivals. 

October 26, 2016 at 7pm

Enjoy the costumes, the kids, and the fun starting at 7pm for the West Chester Halloween Parade in downtown West Chester. Parade gathers on Market Street between Church & Darlington and continues down Market and up Gay Street.

September 12th - October 30th

Stroll among the scarecrows on display throughout the Village.

Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum

October 15th -16th
Celebrate the season with Tyler’s Pumpkin Days celebration. Enjoy two days of family fun with music, games, crafts and more! Assemble your own scarecrow, pick a perfect pumpkin, and enjoy a hayride tour through Tyler’s fall colors. With stilt-walker-extraordinaire Samantha Hyman, face painting, balloon animals, and haunted tree houses there’s something for everyone.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Delaware County Top 10 Weekend Events for September 16th, 17th, & 18th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend September 16th, 17th, & 18th



1. Family fun all weekend long at the Devon Fall Classic

2. Register for Kids on the Move at Marple Newtown Library

Enjoy Longwood Gardens at night during Nightscape at Longwood Gardens


4. Archeology Festival at Newlin Grist Mill

5. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a mosaic acorn

6. Arts & Music Festival at Linvilla Orchards

7. Free Dance Classes at Twirl Open House

8. Pirate Festival


9.  Healthy Kids Fest at the Please Touch Museum

10. Civil War Battle and Camp at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Bonus Events

Pumpkinland opens at Linvilla Orchards

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

Miss Jackie's Super-Duper Fun Crafts and Storytime at Barnes & Noble 

* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Wiggles Wiggle Town Tour is Coming to Philadelphia

September 25th

1:00 pm 

at the Tower Theater

The Wiggles are the world's most popular children's entertainment group which formed in Sydney, Australia in 1991. Having been performing for over 24 years, it's now the case that children who once saw the fab four of fun are now bringing their children to enjoy the best in early childhood entertainment! The last year has seen The Wiggles confirmed (GFK charts) as the #1 selling children's artist on DVD, the #1 children's entertainment live concert attraction (their most recent tour has sold out over 100 shows!), awarded the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) award for the Best Children's Album (making them the most awarded artist in any one category).
Tickets are on sale now at


Ticket Giveaway for a Family 4 Pack of to see the Wiggles on September 25th at 1pm.

Enter to win a family 4 pack to see the Wiggles at the Tower Theater.

For more information:

Location: Tower Theatre 69th & Ludlow Upper Darby, PA 19082  

Cost: $28 - $88

Meet Dance Studio Owmer and Former Disney Performer at Twirl Open House

On September 17 from 1:00-3:00pm former Disney dancer, Sam Sinns, will be hosting an open house at his new dance studio, Twirl. Twirl is located at 3544 West Chester Pike in the Newtown Square Shopping Center (the entrance is behind the Sprint Store on Clover Lane).

The open house will be a chance for kids and parents to meet Sam and some of his team of teaching artists. Visitors will also be able to tour the dance studio, enjoy snacks and drinks, and take free sample dance classes as well. Dance classes for ages 8 and up include hip hop from 1:10-1:30pm taught by Tiffany Holmes, a company member of Philadelphia’s Just Sole: Street Dance Theater; Twirl’s owner, Sam Sinns, will bring his 20 years of professional dance experience to students in a jazz class from 1:40-2:00pm; and Dana Powers-Klooster, who has an MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa, will give a sample ballet class from 2:10-2:30pm.

Sam will wrap things up by teaching a fun jazz-based dance class for students age 5-7 from 2:40-3:00pm.

Sam says that he is excited for area families to see the new dance studio. “I’ve brought a lot of my own personal history into the space. There are a lot of cool things that I’ve collected from

Disney on display on the lobby walls. There are pictures, Disney awards that I’ve won, and things that are exclusive to Disney cast members that you can’t buy in stores. It’s like a little Disney museum,” explains Sam. He also notes that another point of interest is the hardwood floor in one of the dance rooms which is believed to be old flooring from the Conestoga High School gym. “I like that my space has history. I like stories and it’s cool to me that even the floor has its own story to tell.”

Families who attend the open house can also save up to $50 by receiving free registration when they register for classes at the event.

Twirl is a dance studio that offers dance instruction to students age 3 and older. Classes begin on September 19 and include ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, modern, musical theatre, acrobatics, preschool dance and dance for Down syndrome students. More information about Twirl can be found at

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Delaware County Top 10 Weekend Events for September 9th, 10th, & 11th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend September 9th, 10th, & 11th



1. Shop till you drop at the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale this weekend

2. Preschool Stories & Puppet Show at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library

Plenty of family fun this weekend at the Broomall Fire Company Carnival

4. Watch "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day", at Thornbury Park & stay for the Fireworks


5. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a hand tree out of felt.

6. Take a step back in time during Chadds Ford Days

7. Pumpkinland opens at Linvilla Orchards

8. Enjoy Longwood Gardens at night during Nightscape at Longwood Gardens


9.  Fall Super Sunday in Downtown Media

10. Sheep to Shawl at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Bonus Events

McDade-Cara School of Irish Dance Open House and Free Trial Lessons

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

Miss Jackie's Super-Duper Fun Crafts and Storytime at Barnes & Noble 

* Check out our calendar for more ideas