Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for September 30th, October 1st, & 2nd

Our top 10 picks for this weekend September 30th, October 1st, & 2nd



Friday 

1. Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester

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


Saturday 


3. Harvest Fair at Goshen Friends School (rescheduled to 10/15)

4. Make a Fire Truck at Home Depot's Kids Workshop (registration required)

5. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  for the Great Pumpkin Event

6. Newlin Grist Mill Harvest Festival

7. Fall Movie Series at West Goshen Community Park


8. Fall Harvest Weekends at Highland Orchards


Sunday


9. 
PNC Arts Alive at the Brandywine River Museum

10. Unionville Community Fair




Bonus Events


Gallery Romps for Children at the Penn Museum

Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble

The Secret Agent Corn Maze at Hurricane Hill Farm

Milky Way Farm Pumpkin Harvest Season


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


 Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


 
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

Check out the calendar for more ideas

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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

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




Friday 

1. Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester

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


Saturday 


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

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

5.  Apple Butter Festival at United Church of Christ East Goshen

6. 
International Day of Peace at the Penn Museum

7. Fall Movie Series at West Goshen Community Park


8. Fall Harvest Weekends at Highland Orchards

Sunday

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


10. The Secret Agent Corn Maze at Hurricane Hill Farm




Bonus Events

Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble


Milky Way Farm Pumpkin Harvest Season

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

 Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


 
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

Check out the calendar for more ideas

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall Family Friendly Events


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.








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 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.



September 24th -October30th


Pumpkin Harvest Season, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, corn maze, and free hayrides.


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 26th  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.







Thursday, September 15, 2016

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

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




Friday 

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

2.   Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester

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


Saturday 

4. Archeology Festival at Newlin Grist Mill

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

6.  Enjoy a day of family fun and education during Westtown Day

7. Fall Movie Series at West Goshen Community Park 

8. 
Fall Harvest Weekends at Highland Orchards

Sunday

9. 
Healthy Kids Fest at the Please Touch Museum



10. The Chester County Restaurant Festival



Bonus Events

Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble

 Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


 
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

Check out the 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 http://livemu.sc/1PgbI0M

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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:  http://livemu.sc/1PgbI0M

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


Cost: $28 - $88

Thursday, September 8, 2016

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

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




Friday 

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


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

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


Saturday 


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

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

6.  Check out the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival this weekend

7.  Spend the weekend enjoying nature and local music & food 
Harvest Moon Festival

8. 
Touch a Truck at Downingtown Library

Sunday

9. Fall Harvest Weekends at Highland Orchards


10. Helicopter Rides at American Helicopter Museum honoring National Grandparents Day.




Bonus Events

Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble


 Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


 
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

Check out the calendar for more ideas


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Just Between Friends of the Delaware Valley Consignment Sale

Do you have baby/children’s clothes, toys, and furniture that have been outgrown? Do you want to get rid of them and earn extra cash? If so, Just Between Friends is right for you.

Anyone can consign during this semi-annual event. Just register online, tag your items before the day of the sale using their on-line tagging system, and then drop them off at the sale. JBF does the rest.
  •  Consignors make 60% of their sales (consignors who also volunteer make 70%).
  • You set your own price and decide if your item is discounted during half price days
  • Consignors will receive a presale pass to shop before the public.
  • The fee to consign is only $10.
  • Consignors are required to have a minimum of 20 items or $100 worth of items.
  • With the on-line bar-coding system (www.myjbftags.com), it is easy to enter your tags and print them off.
  •  You will then be able to track your sales during the event
  • They accept seasonally appropriate clothing items during the sales as well as toys, books, and furniture.
If you don’t want to consign, you can  shop for great deals on quality items.

Dates and Times for Shopping:

Thurs., Sept 8: 9am-7pm* (SALE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC)
Fri., Sept. 9: 9am-7pm (NEW MERCHANDISE ARRIVES)
Sat., Sept. 10: 9am-4pm
Sun., Sept. 11th: 8am-4pm (50% OFF DAY)



Shopping Tips & Information
  • Wear comfortable shoes, so you can get to the good deals quickly.
  • Bring your child's measurements and a tape measure to check the items you are buying.
  • We prefer Cash but also accept Visa, MasterCard & Discover. 
  • Children are welcome during the public shopping hours however it gets very busy. If possible, we recommend getting a babysitter so you can enjoy your shopping experience.
  • We have a hold area and extra-large shopping bags for your convenience.
  • We are unable to allow children to play with the toys at the sale. Items are the property of consignors and if they are broken or separated they cannot be sold.

I participated in many of Just Between Friends sales and it really is a convenient way to de-clutter your house. I sold a ton of my girl’s clothes and even two strollers. What I really loved was that you could check exactly what was sold through the JBF website.

Check out this great sale September 8th - 11th at Brandywine Youth Club, 41 Thornton Road - Glen Mills, PA 19342

Monday, September 5, 2016

Harvest Moon Festival

September 10th-11th
10AM-6PM daily




Come spend the weekend enjoying nature and taking in great local art, music, and food. Local craftsmen and artisans will be exhibiting their wares, along with activities and workshops for all ages to enjoy. Admission & parking are free - please visit our website for more information and the most recent updates!  


For more information: http://harvestfestpa.com

Location: 211 Red Mill Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320

This event is appropriate for: All Ages

Cost:Free admission - workshops & activities are pay-per-class

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for September 2nd, 3rd, & 4th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend September 2nd, 3rd, & 4th




Friday 



2.   Watch the Budweiser Clydesdales as they parade through West Chester

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


Saturday 


4. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a paper lantern

5.  Day out with Thomas on the Strasburg Railroad

6.  Star Wars Science Day at Delaware Children's Museum

7.  
Make a back to school whiteboard at Home Depot Kids Workshop

8. 
Labor Day Fireworks at Sesame Place (Saturday & Sunday)



Sunday

9. 
Art and See Activites at the Barnes

10. Summer Picnic Special on the West Chester Railroad




Bonus Events

Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble


 Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


 Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills


Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss at the Delaware Museum of Natural History 


The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute 


Check out the calendar for more ideas