Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hagley Science Saturday

Hagley Science Saturday: 

 Move the Powder Keg

Saturday, April 26th

1 to 4 p.m.

Experiment and innovate with our new series of family activities: Hagley Science Saturdays! Stop by the fourth Saturday of every month for a new hands-on activity. Families will work creatively together to solve a science challenge.

This months activity will allow visitors to use simple machines to try and move a “powder keg” from one spot to another. 

For more information:

Location: 200 Hagley Rd, Wilmington, DE, 19807 (
Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware.)

This event is appropriate for
: kids ages 3 and older

Adults - $14.00
Students and senior citizens - $10.00
Children ages six to fourteen - $5.00
Children under six - Free

Meet Linvilla’s Barnyard Friends

Saturday, April 26th

at  1:00 pm
Meet Linvilla’s Barnyard Friends

Spring has sprung in Linvilla’s Barnyard. Come meet our new baby calves and chicks. Doreen, Linvilla’s Gaucho, will introduce you to our barnyard friends explain how they help around the farm. Meet Doreen in front of the farm market at the calf pen. No charge. Call ahead to register. (610) 876-7116

For more information

Location: Linvilla Orchards  137 W. Knowlton Rd.  Media PA 19063

This event is appropriate for: 3 and older

Cost: free

Kids Club Event at Michaels

KIDS club®: Framed with CREATIVITY

April 26th

10am -12:00

Framed with creativity! Kids, decorate a picture frame with felt stickers. Join us on Saturday, March 22nd,  for our Felt Sticker Frame Event. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2

For more information

Location 601 W Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA

This event is appropriate for  ages 3 and older

Cost: $2

Read a Movie Family Edition at Haverford Library

Saturday April 26th

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Read a Movie : Family Edition 

So many beloved children’s books have been adapted into movies—bring the whole family for the reading of a picture book followed by a showing of its movie version.
This month will feature Nanny McPhee, based on the Nurse Matilda books!

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

For more information

Location:  1601 Darby Rd, Havertown, PA 19083

This event is appropriate for  the whole family

Cost: free

Sheep To Shawl at the Colonial Plantation

Sheep To Shawl
April 27th
11:00 -5:00 with last entry at 4:00

Come see the horned dorset sheep and hog island sheep of the Colonial Plantation lose their winter coats. Sunday, April 27th. See the complete process -skirting, washing, dyeing, carding, drop spinning, wheel spinning, knitting and weaving. There will be flax, bobbin lace, and lucet demonstrations. There will also be hearth cooking, garden, farm, and house tours. Enjoy a day in the country that is very close to home.

Shearing Demonstrations at 12:30 PM & 2:30PM

For more

Location: Ridley Creek State Park Media PA

This event is appropriate for  the whole family

Cost: Admission is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under age 4 are free.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Preschool Preview Day at Darlington Arts Center

Preschool Preview Day
Thursday, April 24 at Darlington Arts Center

 Preschoolers recently performed “The Cherry Tree” as part of a unit on Nature. Students read the book, learned about Japanese culture through traditional songs and dances, and acted out the story for parents and friends.
(Pictured, L-R: Sophia Lai, Aisling Donahue, Lauren Lucas, Grace Lucas, and drama teacher Lisa Eckley Cocchiarale)

Darlington Arts Center invites families to preview Darlington Preschool, an arts-integrated Preschool program, on Thursday, April 24 from10:30am – 11:30am. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and experience first-hand how an arts-based curriculum can build a strong foundation for young learning.

Children will participate in a morning of arts-integrated lessons with Darlington’s Preschool teachers while parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers, tour the facility, and ask questions about the curriculum. Parents are also welcome to stop by Preschool Open House every Thursday and Friday through the end of the school year, from 10:00 am – 12:00pm.

Spaces in the 2014-2015 Academic Year are open. By attending Preschool Preview Day, families will receive a $10 coupon. Please RSVP to

Darlington’s arts-integrated preschool program is based uniquely in “Learning Through the Arts.” Emphasizing creativity, imagination, exploration, and active participation, the program helps students develop critical comprehension and memory skills through music, art, dance, and drama. Students benefit from multi-week units of core curriculum developed by a certified teacher, traditional preschool activities including circle time and outdoor play, high-quality arts-based learning activities with professional Teaching Artists, and learning responsibility and cooperation by working with peers. For more information, visit

Recent studies show the power of engaging in the arts on a student’s academic success and personal development: In a 2009 study by West Chester University psychologist Eleanor D. Brown, children in an arts-integrated preschool produced “more positive emotions such as interest, happiness and pride, and greater growth in emotion regulation across the school year.” In addition, students who participate regularly in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement than their peers (Americans for the Arts).

Darlington Arts Center is located at 977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA. It is convenient to Delaware, Chester and New Castle counties, less than a mile east of Rte. 202, just south of Rte. 1, and 1¼ miles from the Delaware state line. For questions or directions, please call (610) 358-3632 or visit


Pizza & Movie Night at Middletown Library

April 25th

In celebration of Earth Day this month, MFL will be showing the 2012 animated film based on one of Dr. Seuss' most famous books. The library will be serving FREE Pappone's pizza & water, but feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share, or a few $$$ to help cover the cost of pizza. After the movie we will make a craft to take home! Registration is required and will start April 1st @ 10am. Please include the total number of ADULTS & KIDS when registering so Mr. Jason can order enough pizza. 

 Registration is required.

For more

Location:  21 North Pennell Road Lima, PA 19037

This event is appropriate for  Recommended for children of  all ages.  

Cost: free

Music with Miss Joy at Radnor Library

Thursday, April 24th

at 10:00 AM

Miss Joy is bringing her guitar and some stories to the Winsor Room on Thursdays from April 10 through May 22. Families with children age 2-5 are invited to this lively musical storytime.

For more information

Location:  114 W. Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA 19087

This event is appropriate for  children age 2-4 years,

Cost: free

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards

Tuesday, April 22nd

at  10 am

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards

Join us every Tuesday as a member of our staff reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals and nature! Children can also create a special craft each week! Meet in our Garden Center. Especially for preschoolers but your entire family is welcome to join us. No charge. Rain or Shine. No Registration required.

For more information

Location: Linvilla Orchards  137 W. Knowlton Rd.  Media PA 19063

This event is appropriate for: 3 and older

Cost: free

Monday, April 21, 2014

Family Movie Night: Tangled at Xfinity Live

April 23rd
at 5pm

Bring the kids down for our monthly Family Movie Night on Wednesday, April 23rd as we show Disney's "Tangled" on our 32-foot HD LED big screen!

Activities, photo-op, giveaways and more will be available starting at 5pm. Disney's "Tangled" will begin on the big screen around 5:30pm.

Specialty themed kids menus will be available inside NBC Sports Arena.

Contact to reserve your seat. FREE EVENT! FREE PARKING! FREE POPCORN!

For more information:

Location: XFINITY Live! Philadelphia- 1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148

This event is appropriate for: the whole family

Cost: free to attend

Book Bingo Night at Marple Library

Book Bingo Night
April 22nd
7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM

Play some Bingo, win free books and enjoy some refreshments!

 * Registration Required!

For more information

Location:  Marple Township Library-  2599 Sproul Rd., Broomall, PA

This event is appropriate forGrades 2nd- 4th 

Cost: free

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Delaware County Top 10 Weekend Events for April 18, 19, & 20

Our top 10 picks for this weekend April 18th, 19th & 20th


1. PCS Children’s Theater presents James and the Giant Peach


2. Stop by the Media Upper Providence Library to have your picture taken with live bunnies during Luv-N-Bunns Rabbit Rescue

3. Hayrides to Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards

4. Register for Natural Egg Dyeing at Tyler Arboretum

5. Create a custom wood canvas at  Michaels

6. Go on a magical adventure at the Media Theatre Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark"

7. Register for Gardening with Children at Linvilla Orchards

8. Check out all the fun Egg hunts going on in Delaware County

Sunday (Happy Easter)

Learn about Frogs: Natures Messenger at Adventure Aquarium

10Free Sunday Mornings at Brandywine River Museum

Bonus Events

Pinkalicious, the Musical at the Walnut Street Theatre

Easter Bunny Express on the West Chester Railroad

* Check out our calendar for more idea

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Natural Egg Dyeing at Tyler Arboretum

April 19th 
1pm - 3pm

In this hands-on class, kids and adults will color eggs with dyes made from onions, beets, blueberries and other natural products and decorate them with silhouettes of leaves and flowers. Participants will each color 5 eggs. Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Pre-registration required;

For more information

Location:   515 Painter Rd Media PA

This event is appropriate for  Suitable for ages 5 and older

Cost: $7 members, $9 non-members

Giggle Gang Event at the Springfield Mall

Thursday April 17th

Giggle Gang presents 

the  Community Arts celebrates Earth Day at Giggle Gang

at 10:30 am

Celebrate Earth Day by sharing ways that you have learned to care for nature and then together we will color signs and banners that ask the world to protect our Mother Earth. 

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