Friday, July 21, 2017

Spin Master Announces Expanded PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour for 2017




Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY), a leading global children's entertainment company, announces the third annual PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour, a multi-city life-size activation that successfully blends the award-winning toy line with the top rated preschool property produced by Spin Master Entertainment and broadcast on Nickelodeon. Beginning July 28 until its completion in October, the PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour will travel across North America allowing kids to connect with their favorite PAW Patrol characters through an immersive PAW Patrol-branded experience.

Spin Master Corp. announces the third annual PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour, a multi-city life-size activation that successfully blends the award-winning toy line with the top rated preschool property produced by Spin Master Entertainment and broadcast on Nickelodeon. (CNW Group/Spin Master)


Each PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour stop is free to the public and will make stops at select Walmart, Toys"R"Us and Target retail locations in 13 different markets. Kids can explore the inside of the life-size PAW Patroller and meet their favorite PAW Patrol characters, as well as reenact their own rescue missions through an interactive play experience featuring the new Sea Patrol theme. Families can celebrate the experience with a memorable photo and limited edition giveaways.

The life-size activation will also have a dedicated area showcasing Spin Master's newest entertainment property, Rusty Rivets. Kids can combine, design and "rustify" inside Rusty's life-size Rivet Lab and meet the heroes from the show - Rusty and Ruby. Alongside Rusty Rivets, kids can play with the squeezable sand you can't put down, Kinetic Sand, and experience soaking surprises with Soggy Doggy, Spin Master's newest launch in the games category.


Click here to see if your favorite four-legged gang is headed your way and to register for the free events.


2017 Roll Patrol Road Tour schedule*:

Dates


Aug. 18-20

Pennsylvania

1570 Chester Pike, Eddystone, PA 19022 (Friday only)

275 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (Saturday and Sunday)


Sept. 1-3

New Jersey

409 Almonesson Rd., Depford, NJ 08096  (Friday only)

4475 E. Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 (Saturday and Sunday)


Sept. 8-10

New York


4135 Transit Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221 (Friday only)

3463 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg, NY 14075 (Saturday and Sunday)


For more information: http://roadtour.pawpatrol.com/en_us/

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for July 21st, 22nd and 23rd

Our top 10 picks for this weekend July 21st, 22nd and 23rd

                






Friday

1. Friday Craft at Monkey Fish Toys in West Chester


2. 
 Shrek, The Musical, Jr.at Upper Darby Summer Stage

3. Watch a movie under the stars at Oakbourne Park


Saturday 

4. Head to Michaels to paint a Safari Animal Canvas

5.  Science Saturday at Hagley Museum

6. 
Kennett Athletic Booster Club Carnival

7.  Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

8. Live Theater: Beauty & The Beast at Eagleview Town Center

9. 
Fireworks & Fountain Shows at Longwood Gardens



Sunday  

10. 
Summer Picnic Train Rides on the West Chester Rail Road



* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

“How I Became a Pirate” Live on Stage at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center



Join a Comical Band of Pirates in their Search for Treasure at UD Summer Stage! July 26, 27, 28 

Ahoy mateys! Pirates are coming to the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center! When a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger, young Jeremy Jacob climbs aboard. Based on the children’s book written by Melinda Long, “How I Became a Pirate” is a swashbuckling musical adventure for the whole family. Performances are July 26, 27 and 28 at 10:30 am and on July 27 at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. 

Upper Darby Summer Stage will be invaded by pirates and transform into the sunny North Beach. Jeremy Jacob (Aiden Mastronardo of Havertown) is an adventurous young boy who is greeted by Captain Braid Beard (Dylan Rooney of Springfield) on an ordinary day at the beach. Accompanying Braid Beard are his trusty mates Sharktooth the Pirate (Rain Diaz of Clifton Heights) and Max the Pirate (Molly McCarthy of Media) as well as many others. Jeremy enjoys adventuring with them but learns that love and home are treasures you can’t find on any map! Catchy pirate tunes and intricate dance moves will excite all audiences!

Tickets are affordably priced at $8-$12 and members of The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center save $1. Tickets may be purchased at udpac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City.  

The performance is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission. Parking is free. The show is recommended for ages four and up with free babysitting in the lobby offered for those who may be too young to sit quietly through the entire show. 

“How I Became a Pirate” director Rob Henry speaks about this hilarious show with a great heart. Henry states, “This sweet and silly show is sure to entertain both parents and children alike.” 

A Summer Stage show is a unique experience for all ages. Prior to the children’s performances, young audience members can enjoy pre-show activities and a meet-and-greet with characters after each show. Autographs and pictures are encouraged! 

For more information about “How I Became a Pirate” and Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 42nd season visit udpac.org. 

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Ticket Giveaway
4 ticket the Wednesday morning, July 26 show:

Enter to Win Tickets to win a family 4 pack (4 tickets) to see "How I Became a Pirate" on Wednesday morning - July 26 at 10:30 am. Please note the tickets are good for Wednesday morning - July 26 at 10:30 am only.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for July 14th, 15th and 16th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend July 14th, 15th and 16th

                







Friday

1. Friday Craft at Monkey Fish Toys in West Chester


2. 
Madagascar, A Musical Adventure, Jr. at Upper Darby Summer Stage

3. Malvern Fire Company Fair fireworks




Saturday 

4. Head to Michaels to make a Mermaids and Unicorns project


5. Movie Night in Kerr Park

6. 
Science Saturday at Hagley Museum

7.  Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

8. Father-Daughter Tea Party at the Coatesville Library


Sunday  

9.  
Summer Picnic Train Rides on the West Chester Rail Road

10. Turks Head Music Festival




* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for 7th, 8th and 9th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend July 7th, 8th and 9th

                







Friday

1. Friday Craft at Monkey Fish Toys in West Chester


2. Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could at Longwood Gardens


3. Annie, Jr. at Upper Darby Summer Stage



Saturday 

4. Family fun and fireworks at Uwchlan Township Community Day 


5. Head to Michaels to make a Winter Wonderland Castle

6. 
The Wilmington Pirate Festival 

7. Science Saturday: Hip Optics at Hagley Museum
Sunday  

9.  
Summer Picnic Train Rides on the West Chester Rail Road

10. West Whiteland fireworks and concert




* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Madagascar, A Musical Adventure, Jr. at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center


July 12, 13, 14 at 10:30 am

July 13 at 7:30 pm


Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins bound onto the Upper Darby Summer Stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.


Filled with silly characters, adventures galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”


For more information  https://www.udpac.org

Location:  Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026


This event is appropriate for  Recommended for ages 4 and up


Cost: $8-$12


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Enter to Win Tickets to win a family 4 pack (4 tickets) to see Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr. on Wednesday morning - July 12 at 10:30 am. Please note the tickets are good for Wednesday morning - July 12 at 10:30 am only.


Monday, July 3, 2017

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm Amazing Maize Maze

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm Amazing Maize Maze opens Saturday, July 1





Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, located in the heart of PA Dutch Country, launches its Summer Season Saturday, July 1st, with the grand opening of its 22nd Annual Amazing Maize Maze®. Summer hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday (and holiday Mondays), and 10am-7pm on Saturday.


Renown as one of the nation’s finest examples of agri-tainment, Cherry Crest annually attracts around 100,000 visitors from countries worldwide. The 15-acre Adventure Farm features over 50 family fun activities, games and rides. The Discovery Barn – home to the popular baby chicks hatchery and other interactive farm displays – sports an outdoor stage for live demonstrations and entertainment. The Farm Animal Center and Animal Grove are filled with friendly farm animals to pet and learn about. The Country Pig Races & Show, in its own arena with special seating, is an interactive production with actors and a cast of the cutest piglets. Plus a Farm Tour Wagon Ride takes visitors through Cherry Crest’s 300-acre cattle, poultry and farming operations.



What’s new this year? The maze design portrays the lovable characters of “Charlotte’s Web” in a 5-acre field of corn. Within its 21⁄2 miles of paths and tricky turns there are hidden puzzle pieces to fill in a map, Kernels of Knowledge for clues to a crossword puzzle, a roster of fun diversions, even a Corn Cafe. Plus there are five new activities – from the Round Bale Racers and Country Road Carts to a nifty Twisted Tail Rope Maker, fun-filled Battle Zone (with Nerf balls) and a Paintball Range filled with big and small tar
gets.




Upcoming Special Events include our 7th Annual Facebook Fan Day on July 8 (see Cherry Crest’s FB Page for free admission details), and a Pedal Tractor Pull (included with general admission) Aug. 8-12.



There are 10 different food corrals, food wagons and cafes to catch a snack, lunch or dinner. Cherry Crest is famous for its fresh-picked sweet corn roasted in its own husks, homemade cider donuts, fresh-squeezed lemonade and kettle corn. The menu also includes Angus burgers, hot dogs, chicken and pork, fries, salads and wraps. And don’t miss the School House Sweet Shop, home to Lancaster’s Best Fudge in over 30 flavors.



“It gives us great joy to share our somewhat corny vision of life on the farm,” said Marketing Manager Brian Groff. “Our mission is all about family fun, education, and creating memories that last a lifetime.”



Location: Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is located at 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks (Lancaster County) PA 17572. Call toll free (866) 546-1799 or visit CherryCrestFarm.com. Last entrance to the maze is 60 minutes prior to closing. Tickets can be purchased online @ CherryCrestFarm.com.



Pricing: The $17 Farm Fun Pass includes 50+ Farm Fun activities and the maze. The $22 Shootn’ Special Pass adds the Apple Blasters, Paint Ball Range and Battle Zone, while the$25 Hog Wild Pass includes all above activities plus the Twisted Tail Rope Maker and choice of Kettle Corn or a Souvenir Cup.



Back by popular demand is the $25 Summer Bounce Back Pass that provides UNLIMITED FARM FUN ADMISSION to all activities and the maze through Sept. 15 (including Cherry Crest’s first Flashlight Maze). Children age 2 and under are always admitted free. Free parking is available on premise.



For more information, and to purchase tickets online, visit CherryCrestFarm.com.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for June 30th, July 1st and 2nd

Our top 10 picks for this weekend June 30th, July 1st and 2nd

                







Friday

1. Friday Craft at Monkey Fish Toys in West Chester


2. 
Free Admission to Penn Museum during Wawa Welcome America Day




Saturday 

3. Bank of America Free Museum Days 


4. Make a Bug House at The Home Depot's Kids Workshops 


5. Head to Michaels to make a Kody Kapow Slime Jar

4. Independence Day Splash at Adventure Aquarium


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

6. Family fun at the Sacred Heart School Carnival

7 Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton


Sunday  


8. Free First Sundays at the Barnes

9.  PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum of Art

10. Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens




* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Annie, Jr. at Upper Darby Summer Stage

July 5th - July 7th at 10:30 am
July 6th at 7:30 pm





Upper Darby Summer Stage kicks off its 42nd season as the irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals. 

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.




For more information  https://www.udpac.org

Location:  Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

This event is appropriate for  Recommended for ages 4 and up

Cost: $8-$12

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Family Friendly Events at Wawa Welcome America Festival






Celebrate America's birthday with 50 FREE family-friendly events including a live KIDZ BOP KIDS “Best Time Ever” Tour. concert, free movie nights, Free Museum Days, fun educational activities, and more— June 29 – July 4, 2017

KIDZ BOP Kids and Party on the Parkway on July 4
Party on the Parkway features five blocks of FREE entertainment, food, and fun from noon to 7 p.m. KIDZ BOP Kids “Best Time Ever” Tour.returns to the main stage on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a free live concert at 1 p.m. To win up-front tickets for KIDZ BOP Kids stop by a Beneficial Bank participating branch now through June 23 for details. *Participating branches include: Broad & Porter Sts., 21st St. & Passyunk Ave, 10th & Catherine Sts., Passyunk Ave & Mifflin St, 12th & Chestnut Sts. and 16th & Chestnut Sts.




Five Nights of Free Movies
Philly @ The Movies presented by St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children – Grab plenty of popcorn for FREE movie screenings under the stars including Rocky, SINGThe Lego Batman MovieDespicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Free Museum Days – Enjoy free admission to 12 of Philadelphia’s most iconic institutions.
PECO’s Go 4th & Learn educational series kicks off June 29 at the Mummers Museum and continues July 1 and July 2 featuring citywide activities highlighting tradition and history, free concerts, and book giveaways. Books In Homes USA will provide 9,000 free books to children.
Historic District Block Party – On July 3 at Independence Mall from noon to 7 p.m. enjoy live music, activities, delicious food, and historical characters.



Wawa Welcome America Fireworks There’s no such thing as too many fireworks to celebrate July 4th—two fireworks displays synchronized to music will set aglow Philadelphia’s skies June 30 and July 1 at 9:30 p.m. over the Delaware River Waterfront. The grand July 4th finale includes two more fireworks shows, one along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the other over the Delaware Waterfront at 9:30 p.m.
For details on these and more Wawa Welcome America events visit WelcomeAmerica.com.