Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for January 20th, 21st, & 22nd

Our top 10 picks for this weekend January 20th, 21st, & 22nd



Friday 

1. Register for Parent Night Out at United Sports

2.
 
Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


Saturday 

3. Make a Craft Stick Cocoa Mug at Michaels

4. Penn Museum’s 36th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration


5. Starr Model Railroad Open House at St. Alban’s Railroad

6.  Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble

7.  Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute

8. 
Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


Sunday    

9. Go on an adventure with Frog and Toad at Arden Theatre Company

10. Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute


* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for January 13th, 14th, & 15th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend January 13th, 14th, & 15th



Friday 

1. Gymnastics Open Play at United Sports

2.
 
 
Parents Night Out/Kids Night In at The Center on Central (registration required)



Saturday 

3. Get your tickets to see  Genevieve Goings from Disney Junior at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

4.  
Make a Snowman Canvas at Michaels

5. Kids can explore videography during the Invention Convention at Hagley Museum

6.  People’s Light Presents  Sleeping Beauty: A Musical Panto

7.  Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute

8. 
Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


Sunday    

9. Go on an adventure with Frog and Toad at Arden Theatre Company

10. Little ones can learn the game of lacrosse at 1st Start Lacrosse Clinics


* Check out our calendar for more ideas


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for January 6th, 7th, & 8th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend January 6th, 7th, & 8th



Friday 

1. Go on an adventure with Frog and Toad at Arden Theatre Company

2.
 
 
Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute


Saturday 



3. Join the Continental Army at Valley Forge Park

4.  People’s Light Presents  Sleeping Beauty: A Musical Panto

5.   Make a Kindness Box at Michaels

6. Terrific Trains Family Program at the Brandywine River Museum

7. Arctic Adventure & Rainforest Explorers at Delaware Museum of Natural History

8. 
Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

9. Make a Crate Toolbox at Home Depot Kids Workshop


Sunday    

10Starr Model Railroad Open House



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Monday, December 26, 2016

New Years Eve Family Fun in the Philadelphia Area





Countdown til Noon at Marple Sports Arena

December 31st 11am-1pm
Come celebrate New Years Eve MSA style! We will have a balloon drop for all of our friends who do not normally get to stay up and celebrate!


Count Down 2 Noon at The Please Touch Museum
December 31st with Celebrations @ 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Want to take part in one of the most exciting New Year's Eve parties in the area, but don't want to keep the kids up late? Come to Please Touch Museum's annual Countdown to Noon® celebration on  December 31st, for a fun, festive alternative to keeping the little ones up past midnight. Countdowns will take place at Noon and again at 1 p.m. to accommodate all of the little party animals and their families.


Noon Year's Eve Celebration at Brandywine Zoo

December 31st  @11 am - 12:15 pm
Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON! We'll have games, crafts, and a celebratory atmosphere and of course a sparkling apple cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!) 

“New Years Rockin’ Noon” at Delaware Children’s Museum
Let the countdown begin! Ring in 2017 at the DCM with a special New Year's Eve countdown celebration that won't conflict with your kid's bedtime. Grab a bag of confetti, craft your own noisy "New Year's Eve Kazoo," and help us countdown to 12 PM with a rockin' DCM dance party. When the clock strikes 12-noon, brace yourself for a shower of confetti and a colorful start to a wonderful new year.



New Years Eve Family Jam
Bring in the new year family style at The Ardmore Music Hall!
Ardmore Music Hall's New Year's Eve (Day) Family Jam
featuring Alex & The Kaleidoscope
The Ball drops at 12 (noon) so you can party with your whole family:
- Kids Zone Upstairs with a balloon artist, face-painting, arts and crafts + full kids brunch menu.
- Downstairs cash bar for non-driving parents, family photo booth and amazing music by Alex & The Kaleidoscope



Fireworks at Penn's Landing

December 31st at 6 pm and midnight. You can watch the fireworks from the PA or NJ side of the Delaware River.

New Years Eve in Kennett Square

Young children and their parents are invited to kick off our NYE celebration at 6 pm. Enjoy entertainment, food & activities until 8. "Raising and Lighting" our Mushroom will take place sometime between 7 and 8.


New Year's Eve Fireworks at Sesame Place

The night sky sparkles at Sesame Place, with our spectacular fireworks show, set to Sesame Street music, making the festivities on New Year's Eve truly memorable. Fireworks will begin immediately following their Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade on December 31st


New Year’s Eve Splash at Adventure Aquarium
Ring in the New Year among family, friends and fish at our family-friendly New Year’s Eve Splash on December 31 from 10 am - 6:00 pm – the perfect way to celebrate the start of 2017. Visit with favorite animals during twilight hours, dare to walk through the Shark Tunnel and end the evening with fireworks over the Delaware River.


Kids' New Years Eve Countdown at Franklin Square  
Closeout Franklin Square’s 10th Birthday Season with the most family-friendly New Year’s celebration in town! Enjoy music and crafts beginning before the Square Drop from atop SquareBurger at 6 pm and Sugar House New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, viewable from the Square. The indoor Franklin Square Pavilion will host a Kids’ Dance Party until 8 pm for the final Electrical Spectacle of 2016


Sunday, December 25, 2016

What to do with the Kids Over Winter Break

The presents have been opened and toys have been played with and every parent fears the words "I'm bored" over Christmas break. Don't fret Fun Things has you covered with events to keep your family busy over break.



Catch a Show

Go on a year long adventure with Frog and Toad at the Arden Theater

Follow Your Heart with Disney on Ice at the Wells Fargo Center

Pennsylvania Ballet's George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Sleeping Beauty: A Musical Panto at the People's Light 

Visit a local Museum

The Academy of Natural Science 

Discovery Days at Delaware Museum of Natural History

Franklin Institute 

Constitution Center

The Philadelphia Museum of Art


Go Ice Skating



Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park

Horizon Services Riverfront Rink


Looking for a holiday event? Click here to check out our holiday event guide.



Saturday, December 24, 2016

Tracking Santa





So the kids are making you crazy today asking you when Santa will arrive? So why not have them track Santa. 


The Norad Santa Tracker keeps children updated about Santa's whereabouts. Based on his current location, they know whether they should head to bed before he arrives. The website offers a Christmas countdown, games, activities, 2D and 3D training maps, Santa Camera videos and more.


The Google Santa Tracker takes you to Santa’s Village, which is filled with ways to follow Santa. Head to Google Santa Tracker to find a countdown clock to Christmas Eve and 24 different activities to pass the time before Santa arrives.


Happy Tracking!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

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

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



Friday 

3. Watch the twinkling lights at A Longwood Gardens Christmas


Saturday 

4.  People’s Light Presents  Sleeping Beauty: A Musical Panto

5.   Go on an adventure with Frog and Toad at Arden Theatre Company

7. 
Arctic Adventure & Rainforest Explorers at Delaware Museum of Natural History

8. 
Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall



9. A Brandywine Christmas at Brandywine River Museum


Sunday    Merry Christmas

10Herrs Christmas Lights


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

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

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



Friday 

1. Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester

2.
 
 The Brandywine Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker


3. Watch the twinkling lights at A Longwood Gardens Christmas


Saturday 

4.  People’s Light Presents  Sleeping Beauty: A Musical Panto

5.   Breakfast with the Trains at Brandywine River Museum (reservations required)

6. Hot Chocolate With Santa at Starbucks in West Chester


7. Santa’s Paradise Express on the Strasburg Rail Road


8. Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton




Sunday

9. 
 Hop on board the Santa Express along the West Chester Railroad


10. Train fans will love the Choo Choo Barn’s Holiday Display




Bonus Events

 The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars presents a “Holiday Spectacular” (Friday & Saturday)


Go on an adventure with Frog and Toad at Arden Theatre Company

Arctic Adventure & Rainforest Explorers at Delaware Museum of Natural History


Saturday Matinee Skating at Chester County Sports Arena

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




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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars present a “Holiday Spectacular”



The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars present a “Holiday Spectacular” a musical showcase of song and dance performed to favorite tunes of the holiday season. The spirited and lively performance is fun and entertaining for family members of all ages. Shows are on December 16 at 7:30 pm and December 17 at 2:00 pm.


Audience members will be treated to Broadway-style production numbers complete with sparkling costumes and festive sets as the talented members of the ensemble share holiday memories throughout the 90 minute production.






Tickets are affordably priced at $7 - $10 and may be purchased by calling the box office at 610.622.1189 or by visiting www.udpac.org. Proceeds from ticket sales support the Shooting Stars outreach program, entertaining elderly throughout the region.





For more informationhttp://www.udpac.org/2016/12/shooting-stars-holiday-spectacular/

Location:   601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
 

This event is appropriate for  the whole family

Cost: $7 - $10