Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

Our top 10 picks for this weekend  October 20th, 21st, and 22nd

                






Friday


1See, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo at Longwood Gardens Pumpkin Playground

2. The Great Pumpkin Carve (Friday and Saturday)



Saturday 

3.  Head to Michaels to make glow in the dark slime


4. Boo at the Philadelphia Zoo (Saturday and Sunday)

5. East Goshen Pumpkin Fest


6. Pick a pumpkin or some apples Highland Orchards Harvest Festival


7. Sugartown at Sundown Lantern Tours with a Spooky Fall Flair

8. 
Select the perfect pumpkin at Sugartown Pumpkin Patch

Sunday  

9. 
Thornbury Halloween Parade & Fall Festival

10. Get lost in a Corn Maze at Hurricane Hill Farm


* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Monday, October 16, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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

Our top 10 picks for this weekend  October 13th, 14th, and 15th

                







Friday



1. Friday Craft at Monkey Fish Toys

2. Learn about Fire Safety during Fire Prevention Night at the Goshen Fire Company


Saturday 

3. 
Head to Michaels to make punny Halloween t-shirts


4.  Al Angello, the Comic Juggler at the Phoenixville Public Library (registration required)

5. Watch Lego Batman under the stars at the 
Community Park Amphitheatre

6. Pick a pumpkin or some apples Highland Orchards Harvest Festival


7. Science Saturdays make Pumpkin Catapults at Hagley Museum

8. Harry Potter and the Science of Sorcery at Delaware Museum of Natural History

Sunday  

9. 
Get lost in a Corn Maze at Hurricane Hill Farm

10. Select the perfect pumpkin at Sugartown Pumpkin Patch




* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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

Our top 10 picks for this weekend  October 6th, 7th, and 8th

                







Friday



1. Friday Craft at Monkey Fish Toys

2.  Friday Night Skate at Chester County Sports Arena


Saturday 

3. 
2nd Annual Race Roll Dye 5K Color Run and Nottingham Country Fair


4.  Head to Michaels to make pumpkin slime

5. 
Get lost in a Corn Maze at  Hurricane Hill Farm

6. Pick a pumpkin or some apples Highland Orchards Harvest Festival


7. LEGO Make & Take Activity Featuring LEGO Ninjago at Barnes and Noble Exton

8. Fall Harvest Festival at Newlin Grist Mill


Sunday  

* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Best Pumpkin Patches In and Around Chester County

It's time to find the perfect pumpkin to decorate.  We have a list of the best pumpkin patches in and around the Philadelphia Area.  We even included a few pumpkin events for your family to visit for some inspiration.



September 16th - 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 6th- October 31st

The fall harvest is here and don’t miss the excitement at PumkinFest! Come take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin, or to the apple orchard to pick juicy, delicious apples (while supplies last), not to mention all the festival fun listed below. Take a break at the Silo with locally brewed craft beer or Rose Bank Winery wines, or grab a bite at one of our food establishments. Make memories with a day full of family fun!






September 9th through November 5th

An annual trip to Pumpkinland has been a family tradition for generations of Delaware Valley Residents. During the months of September and October, Pumpkinland takes center stage at Linvilla Orchards. Larger than life figures and scarecrows illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, local history and some of the many stories of pumpkins and apples.



 September 30th-October 29th 


Milky Way Farm hosts a Pumpkin Harvest Season, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and corn maze, from Sept 30th-Oct 29th – 5 weekends. Milky Way Farm has been featured as “12 Perfectly Pleasant Pumpkin Patches in Pennsylvania”.



September 23rd -October 29th

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 29th - October 31st

Ride a tractor-drawn wagon out to the pumpkin patch, where you can spend as long as you want to select the perfect pumpkins for every member of the family. Be sure you bring along your camera for some priceless photos. Of course, you can also just take the hayride, and get your pumpkins on another weekend.





September 30th -October 31st

See, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins! Be sure not to miss our largest pumpkin on display, weighing in at more than 800 pounds in the Idea Garden's vegetable garden.



Saturday, October 21, Noon – 2 pm

Pick out a pumpkin from the Franklin Square Pumpkin Patch and decorate it with spooky designs to take home. FREE! Recommended for children 10 and under. Limit: 1 pumpkin per child. 




Sat. Oct. 21, 2017 
10:30-4:00 pm

Celebrate all things pumpkin! Featuring derby races, a carnival, crafts, live music, and much more! Crawl the town sampling pumpkin treats and products from local businesses, carve a mini-pumpkin, or compete in one of the contests for some great prizes.




October 19th-21st

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!











Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County County Top 10 Weekend Events for September 22nd, 23rd and 24th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend September 22nd, 23rd and 24th

                







Friday



1. Friday Craft at Monkey Fish Toys

2.   1-2-3 Play With Me at the West Chester Library (registration required)


Saturday 

 3. Head to Michaels to make Craft Stick Characters


4. Free admission to select museums for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

5. Get lost in a Corn Maze at  Hurricane Hill Farm

6. Pick a pumpkin or some apples Highland Orchards Harvest Festival


7.  Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

8.  Watch Disney's Finding Dory under the stars at the Community Park Amphitheatre


Sunday  

9. 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

10. Select the perfect pumpkin at Sugartown Pumpkin Patch




* Check out our calendar for more ideas



* Photo courtesy of  Strasburg Rail Road

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Chester County Fall Events Guide


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.


October 7th

The 18th century comes alive during this annual event, with the sights, sounds, and smells of colonial America. This event features demonstrations of various historic skills and trades, including blacksmithing, open-hearth cooking, Native American skills, and much more. Listen to music by the Colonial Revelers, learn colonial dancing, and have your silhouette made. Visitors can shop in the festival’s Colonial Market for handmade goods, including cornmeal ground in the site’s 1704 grist mill. Young visitors will especially enjoy painting a pumpkin, taking a hay ride, and seeing interactive performances by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre! The Fall Harvest Festival is a full day of fun for all ages.





September 9th through November 5th

An annual trip to Pumpkinland has been a family tradition for generations of Delaware Valley Residents. During the months of September and October, Pumpkinland takes center stage at Linvilla Orchards. Larger than life figures and scarecrows illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, local history and some of the many stories of pumpkins and apples.







Now through November 4th

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 23rd -October 29th

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 22nd -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.



October 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th

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 22nd -October 31st

For 26 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 16th - November 5th

Hayrides, Corn Maze, the Pumpkin Patch and all other attractions return on Sept. 16th. 
The Great Train Adventure Corn Maze -- Take a fascinating ride through the history of the railroad in America! Discover the role of early steam locomotives in the expansion of a newly formed nation. Maze design includes a dynamic view of a steam locomotive.


September 16th - 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 19th-21st

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 17th -19th

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. 28th at 2pm [rain date: Oct. 30]

Everyone’s a kid again when it comes to Halloween horrors and freaky fun! Bring the family for another one of Media’s ‘monster’ street festivals. 

October 25th at 7pm

Enjoy the costumes, the kids, and the fun starts 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 11th - October 29th

Stroll among the scarecrows on display throughout the Village.



Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum

October 14th -15th

Celebrate the season with Tyler’s Pumpkin Days celebration. Enjoy two days of family fun with music, games, crafts and more! Assemble your own scarecrow, pick a perfect pumpkin, and enjoy a hayride tour through Tyler’s fall colors. With stilt-walker-extraordinaire Samantha Hyman, face painting, balloon animals, and haunted tree houses there’s something for everyone.



September 30th -October 31st


See, touch, and say cheese for a festive fall photo with our pumpkins! Be sure not to miss our largest pumpkin on display, weighing in at more than 800 pounds in the Idea Garden's vegetable garden.



September 30th


The OPC Apple Festival is the perfect fall day trip destination! This free event for all ages will feature live entertainment, 80+ crafters, artisans, and vendors, demonstrations, delicious food (including food trucks and dozens of homemade apple pies!), kettle-cooked apple butter made on premises, old-fashioned pressed cider, silent auction, barrel train rides and lots of other fun activities for kids!