Monday, May 23, 2016

Win a Family Prize Package to the Devon Horse Show






The Devon Horse Show runs from May 26th - June 5. This year they are offering family and children's days, which makes it a perfect time to visit.
  • Family Day: Thursday, May 26Specials on Food, Fun, and Souvenirs.
  • Family Day: Tuesday, May 31. Specials on Food, Fun, and Souvenirs. Includes the afternoon guided back-barn tours. 
  • Children's Day: Sunday, June 5Festivities are from 11-2 (music, face painting, hat decorating, children’s caricatures, etc.)


Check out more great events on the  Devon Horse Show website



For more information: www.thedevonhorseshow.org




Location: Lancaster Pike and Dorset Rd Devon, PA 19333


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Ticket Giveaway


Enter to win a Family Prize package The prize package (worth up to $84) would include 4 General Admission tickets, 4 Hot Dogs and 4 Sodas or Single Scoop Ice Creams.



Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for May 20, 21, & 22

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





Friday 


1. Parents Night Out/Kids Night In at The Center on Central










Saturday    


3. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make String Art




4. Come Out and Play at Willistown’s Okehocking Nature Center


5. Schmata Productions presents Disney's Little Mermaid Jr



6. Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble  




7. Arden Theatre Company presents The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales




8. Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills





Sunday




9. Head to the Arden Theatre to see The Secret Garden




10. Check out the Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square





Bonus Events




A Single Shard People's Light Theater



The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute

Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors at  the Delaware Museum of Natural History



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


Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester




Check out the calendar for more ideas





Photo courtesy of  the  Hagley Museum

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Arden Theatre Company presents The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden 

May 12 – June 19, 2016


Bailey Ryon
 Star of The Secret Garden and Broadway Veteran





About the show:

After the sudden death of her parents, ten-year- old Mary Lennox is sent to live with an uncle whom she’s never met.

Mourning the loss of his own true love, Uncle Archibald is distant and strange. Cold, bleak Misselthwaite Manor,haunted by spirits and secrets of the past, is no place for a little girl. Strong-willed and brave-hearted, Mary finds solace in a locked-up, hidden garden, and with it, a path to rebirth, proving that hope can bloom from the darkest of places. With a heartwarming story and beautiful, soaring ballads, THE SECRET GARDEN is a musical treat for young and old alike.

The show is appropriate for children 10 and older

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street, Old City Philadelphia 19106

TICKETS:
Call the Box Office at 215.922.1122 or visit www.ardentheatre.org or walk-up at the box office, 40 N. 2nd Street $36-$50 for adults depending on the performance chosen

Group discounts available for 15+

Student Rush tickets at the door 30 minutes before curtain for $10 cash, pending availability (must present valid student ID)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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

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





Friday 

1.  Family fun at the Exton Square Mall Carnival 

2. Brandywine Ballet presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz



Saturday    

3. Grow your Garden during Science Saturday at Hagley

4. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a 
Dreamcatcher

5. Star Wars Day at Brandywine Zoo

6. Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble  


7. 
Linda Sue Park's "A Single Shard" Children's Theater Workshop at the Phoenixville Library

8. Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills


Sunday


9. Head to the Arden Theatre to see The Secret Garden

10. Check out the Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square



Bonus Events



The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute

Arden Theatre Company presents The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales


Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors at  the Delaware Museum of Natural History

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


Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


Check out the calendar for more ideas



Photo courtesy of  the  Hagley Museum

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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

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





Friday 

1.  Family fun at the Exton Square Mall Carnival 

2. Bring the entire family to the Patton Spring Carnival

3.  Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts "The Magic Toy Shop" at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center



Saturday    


4. Make an Angry Birds Bird House at Home Depot's Kids Workshop


5. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a Mother's Day Craft.

6. Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble  


7. 
Design a Hand Print Bag at Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm


8. Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills


Sunday


9. Free Admission to One Liberty Observation Deck for Moms on Mother's Day

10. 
 Mother's Day Express on the West Chester Railroad


Bonus Events



The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute

Bank of America’s Museums on Us

Block Party: Free Play Time at Paoli Library


Arden Theatre Company presents The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales


Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors at  the Delaware Museum of Natural History

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


Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


Check out the calendar for more ideas



Photo courtesy of  the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

GSK Science in the Summer at Chester County Libraries

When school is out, science is in! GSK Science in the Summer™ brings free Genetics classes to Chester County libraries



WHO: Chester County students entering second through sixth grades are invited to register and attend GSK Science in the Summer™, a free enrichment program celebrating 30 years of bringing fun, hands-on science learning to more than 150,000 elementary students. Sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute in partnership with local libraries, GSK Science in the Summer™ courses are taught by certified teachers with exciting experiments that introduce core scientific principles to students at a young age while exposing them to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning.

WHAT: This summer, Chester County elementary students will have the opportunity to take a course in Genetics. Students will investigate human chromosomes and genes by building a cell, examining their own fingerprints and constructing a DNA molecule. They'll even extract DNA from a strawberry!

WHEN: In Chester County, GSK Science in the Summer™ classes take place over four days, with one-hour sessions each day. Unless otherwise noted, class times are:

Level 1 (Students who will be entering 2nd or 3rd grade in Fall 2016): 9:45 am – 10:45 am (morning) or 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm (afternoon)

Level 2 (Students who will be entering 4th -6th grade in Fall 2016): 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (morning) or 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (afternoon)

Students must be registered to attend this program. Registration is available online only beginning May 3 at www.scienceinthesummer.com.

WHERE: GSK Science in the Summer™ classes take place at local libraries throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Class dates and locations are available at www.scienceinthesummer.com

Design a Hand Print Bag at Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm








Design a Hand Print Bag  on Saturday, May 7th  9am-11am at Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm Kids Corner. Click here to sign up. It's going to be a real fun day!



For more informationhttp://bit.ly/8thKidsC

Location: 1150 Pocopson Rd West Chester PA

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Free Admission to One Liberty Observation Deck for Moms on Mother's Day



Mother’s Day is just around the corner and as a thank you to all that moms do, Philly’s newest and tallest attraction, One Liberty Observation Deck, is offering moms free admission to see Philly From The Top on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8!

Bring the whole family for a souvenir family photo with the Philly skyline as a backdrop.



Open 10 am to 10 pm Mother’s Day and every day, One Liberty Observation Deck is Philadelphia’s tallest enclosed observation deck. At 883 feet up, visitors enjoy 360° views, 365 days a year, morning, noon and night! Get a top-down look at iconic sights, breathtaking views and discover the music, sports and culture that is the City of Brotherly Love.




For more information https://www.phillyfromthetop.com

Location:  1650 Market Street, Philadelphia PA

This event is appropriate for the whole family

Cost: Adult $19 (Ages 12+)
Youth $14 (Ages 3-11)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Magic Toy Shop at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center


A Fun Fusion of Ballet and Circus Arts Like You’ve Never Seen


The Magic Toy Shop (La Boutique Fantasque) is a delightful story about toys that come to life, an exceptional little girl, and a love that endures despite the odds.

In a unique and creative collaboration between Narberth’s Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, student performers have worked together to present a charming family-friendly performance that combines the disciplined art form and beauty of ballet with the thrill and excitement of aerialists and juggling acts.


The three performances will take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on May 6 at 7:30 pm and May 7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. 

Tickets are $12 - $15 and may be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by visiting or calling the box office at 610.622.1189

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill, PA.


Win Tickets to see The Magic Toy Shop

Win a family four pack of tickets to the Friday night show on May 6 at 7:30 pm.  Please fill out the form below to enter.


Five Reasons Your Family Will Love THE STINKY CHEESE MAN and other fairly stupid tales at the Arden Theatre


Last weekend I had the chance to see the latest children's show at the Arden Theatre called The Stinky Cheese Man & other fairly stupid tales.  As a teacher and a mom I was familiar with the story and knew that it would bring a lot of laughs.  I loved that the show made sure the adults were entertained too with jokes and even a little Beyonce.  The show appeals to your whole family no matter how old they are.  Below are 5 reasons your family will love The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales



1. Arden Children’s Theatre is top-notch. They’ve been doing shows for kids for 16 years and put the same resources into their Children’s Series Shows – professional actors, designers, sets, etc. – that they do for their Mainstage shows. And this one’s a musical…added bonus!

2. The Stinky Cheese Man takes classic stories that all children know and mixes them up in wacky ways. Your kids will get that the stories are all parodies of the original (even though the main character doesn’t,) and they’ll love being in on the joke.


3.Your kids won’t know that they are learning…but they are! Live theatre enhances literary knowledge (this one is based on a book) and increases tolerance and empathy. What parent doesn’t want that?

4.Post show Q&A and meet & greets with the cast give kids the chance to ask questions like, “Was that really supposed to happen?”, “Is your tail real?” and “How much do you make?”


5. Belly Laughs. Lots of them. Probably centered around a giant cow patty. And really, is there any better sound than hearing your kids belly laugh?


For more information  Call the Box Office at 215.922.1122 or visit www.ardentheatre.org

Location:   Arden Theatre Company
F. Otto Haas Stage
40 N. 2nd Street, Old City Philadelphia 19106


This event is appropriate for  children ages 5 and older.

Dates: Now through June 12th

Cost: $18-$36 depending on age and the performance chosen

Group discounts available for 20+

Student Rush tickets at the door 30 minutes before curtain for $10 cash, pending availability (must present valid student ID)