Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for June 15th, 16th and 17th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend June 15th, 16th and 17th



Friday

1.  Family Movie in the East Brandywine Community Park: Moana

2.  Craft Time at Highland Orchards



Saturday 

5. Day Out with Thomas Big Adventures is pulling into the Strasburg Railroad

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6.  "My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family" storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

7. Powers Midways Spring Carnival at Exton Square Mall

8.   Stormtroopers Summer Kick-off at Atglen Public Library



Sunday  
Happy Father's Day

9.  
Head to Spruce Street Harbor Park for Sundays with PopUpPlay


10. Check out FatherFest at the American Helicopter Museum


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Monday, June 11, 2018

Splash Pads and Spraygrounds In and Around Chester County





Keep cool this summer with a local splash pad or spray ground. Here are a few of our favorite spots area, many of which are already open for the season. Create some great memories while keeping the kids cool this summer.


Bell Tavern Park, Downingtown, PA 
Water Features Schedule: 11am-5pm
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Bell Tavern Park offers a water feature that’s suitable for children of all ages.

Fountain of Youth Spray Park, Pottstown, PA 
May 26-September 3, 2018 - DAILY - 10:00 am through 7:00pm
The Fountain of Youth Spray Park is provided to the public with no fees charged.


John O. Green Memorial ParkWest Chester, PA 
10:00 am and shuts off at 8:00 PM in the summer season


Please check the website for hours of operation

 Fun water misters to keep you cool while playing on the playground.



*photo courtesy of the borough of West Chester

FatherFest at American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

FatherFest 
Sunday, June 17th
10am-3pm


Various aircraft from military to home-built highlight this year’s FatherFest on Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center (AHMEC). The legendary annual event, which began in 2000 as a way to honor dads for all they do, also features antique cars and motorcycles, food trucks, a beer garden, sports-oriented inflatable games and more.

FatherFest’s theme of “Celebrate the Wonder of Flight” incorporates an intriguing roster that includes a Magni M-16 gyrocopter; helicopters from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, United States Coast Guard Air Station, Atlantic City, and the Pennsylvania State Police; a home-built RotorWay 162-F and a Robinson R-44 helicopters; and fixed wings: a J-3 Piper Cub and T-28 Trojan Navy Trainer. Adding to the “Flight” idea are a birds of prey exhibition from The Falconry Girl, Margaret Young, and a demonstration by Mike Dupuy Falconry at 1 p.m.

Food trucks like Zac's Burger, Haute Wheels and The Tot Cart create culinary delights while Malvern’s Locust Lane Brewery’s Beer Garden refreshes with amazing brews. And Kona Ice’s cold, sweet treats always satisfy on a hot day.

Additional entertainment includes DJ music by Full Moon Entertainment, Larry Smythe’s M.A.S.H. military collection, Gary Deaver Out of the Box Robotics Team and dogs from Paws for People™ Pet-Assisted Visitation Volunteer Services. Vendors such as Crossan Kettle Corn sell wonderful goods for all ages, and groups like the United States Army, United States Coast Guard Flotilla 04-76 and Chapter 436 of Vietnam Veterans of America offer information about their respective organizations.

Admission is $10.00 per person. Helicopter rides cost $60.00 per person extra on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. Contact AHMEC at 610-436-9600 or see the website at www.americanhelicopter.museum for more information.




For more information:  www.americanhelicopter.museum 

Location: 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester PA

This event is appropriate for: the whole family

Cost: Admission is $10.00 per person

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour Ticket Giveaway



THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE™ AND HIS BEST FRIEND PERCY TO VISIT JUNE 16-24

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of big adventures and even bigger memories at Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018. Children everywhere are invited to spend the day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine and Percy pull into Strasburg Rail Road beginning June 16 2018Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018 is presented by Mattel.

This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy, stars of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including crafts, photo ops, and much more.  The tour, now in its 23rd year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2018.

WHO:              Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy

WHAT:           
  • A 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine
  • A 12-minute ride with Percy (Percy Package)
  • Pictures with Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
  • Thomas & Friends Imagination Station featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables and coloring sheets
  • Thomas & Friends video viewing and storytelling
  • Fun extras including rides aboard Strasburg Rail Road’s vintage Cranky Cars, Pint-Sized Pufferbelly train, and LO&S motorcar train
  • ‘Passport to Adventures’ booklet for children to track their journey at the event and receive a special prize upon completion.


WHEN:            JUNE 16-24

TIME:             

Thomas trains depart every 30 minutes:
      Saturday: 9:45 am – 2:45 pm
      Sunday June 1710:15 am – 3:15 pm
      Sunday June 2410:15 am – 2:45 pm
      Monday – Friday: 10:15 am – 1:15 pm

Percy rides run between Thomas trains

WHERE:         Strasburg Rail Road 301 Gap Road Ronks, PA 17572

Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/dowt.  Ticket prices are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Package, for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). 

For more information and directions, contact www.strasburgrailroad.com, 866.725.9666.  Follow Strasburg Rail Road at  facebook.com/StrasburgRailRoad and twitter.com/StrasburgRR.

For information on Thomas & Friends, visit 
www.thomasandfriends.com

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @ThomasFriends.  #DayOutWithThomas



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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for June 8th, 9th and 10th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend June June 8th, 9th and 10th



Friday

1.  Friday Morning Craft at Monkey Fish Toys 

2.  Craft Time at Highland Orchards



Saturday 

5. Head to Michaels to make glow in the dark slime or a Kawaii Cactus

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6.  "Incredibles 2: Sweet Dreams, Jack-Jack" storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

7. Father's Day Card Workshop at Chester County Library

8.   Arden Theatre Company presents Snow White (last weekend)



Sunday  

9.  
Head to Spruce Street Harbor Park for Sundays with PopUpPlay

10. Family Book Bingo at Easttown Library 


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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for June 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Our top 10 picks for this weekend June 1st, 2nd and 3rd


Friday

1.  Friday Morning Craft at Monkey Fish Toys 

2.  Brandywine Health Foundation Strawberry Festival



Saturday 

3. Head to Michaels to make sloth crafts or superhero slime

4. Schmata Productions Community Youth Theater Performs Fiddler on the Roof JR
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5. Superhero Saturday at Exton Square Mall

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6.  "Oh, the Places You'll Go! " storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

7.  
 SALT Performing Arts presents Shrek Jr.at Eagleview Town Center

8.  Register to make a Classic Car at Home Depot's Kids Workshops



Sunday  

9.  First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum 


10. Super Sunday in West Chester



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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

First Sundays for Families - Frolic and Paint Party at Brandywine River Museum of Art

Sunday, June 3, 2018
11 a.m.–2 p.m.






Grab a brush and celebrate the tradition of painting outdoors – en plein air – with demonstrations by members of the Philadelphia Water Color Society and a creative circus performance and Brandywine River crossing on a tightwire by the Funicular Circus. Teaching artists will lead art-making activities for all ages. 



10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Artists from the Philadelphia Water Color Society will be painting en plein air on the museum’s campus.

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Art activities with teaching artists, including outdoor sketching on the riverbank, fun with magic painting and a group mural recreation of George Weymouth’s popular painting, 


12 p.m.
Funicular Circus performance

1:30 p.m.
Funicular Circus Brandywine River crossing on a tight wire

1 p.m. 
Dancers from BalletX will present a lively and imaginative “Pop Up” performance. BalletX is Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company.



No registration necessary. 



For more info: http://bit.ly/2ra3iF9


Location:  Brandywine River Museum of Art -1 Hoffmans Mill Rd, Chadds Ford

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Schmata Productions Community Youth Theater Performs Fiddler on the Roof JR



June 2-3, 2018


Schmata Productions Community Youth Theater announces its production of Fiddler on the Roof JR. to be held on June 2-3, 2018 at West Chester University MainStage Theater, University and High Streets, West Chester, PA. This hit show set in the Russian shtetl of Anatevka, centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia.

Fiddler on the Roof Jr. will be staged for three performances only: Saturday, June 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by emailing tix@schmataproductions.org.






Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for May 25th, 26th and 27th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend May 25th, 26th and 27th


Friday

1.  Friday Morning Craft at Monkey Fish Toys 



Saturday 

3. Head to Michaels to make Flamingo Crafts or Celebration Slime

4. Avon-Grove Memorial Day Parade 
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5. Meet and Greet with Peppa Pig at Learning Express Exton

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6.  "An Elephant and Piggie Biggie!" storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton



Sunday  

9.  Go fishing during Free Fishing Day

10. Head to the Delaware River Water Front to see the Tall Ships  (all weekend)


* Check out our calendar for more ideas