Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for August 11th, 12th, and 13th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend August 11th, 12th, and 13th

                






Friday


1People's Light & Theater and 90 Second Newbery at the Tredyffrin Public Library



2.  The Okee Dokee Brothers Concert at Longwood Gardens



Saturday 

3.  Head to Michaels to make Kawaii Backpack Tags

4. 
 
Science Saturday at Hagley Museum

5. West Chester Dental Arts Kid’s Race 


6.  
Old Fiddler's Picnic at Hibernia Park

7.  Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

8. “David Rogers’ BIG BUGS”  at Tyler Arboretum



Sunday  

9. Touch a Truck at Chester County Government Services Building 


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



* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

West Chester Dental Arts Kid's Race


 Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic
August 12, 2017
3:30 PM to 10:00 PM




With its full slate of professional bike racing and lots of family-friendly events, the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic promises to be a top choice for fun seekers and sports enthusiasts alike. Get an up-close look at top professional male and female riders from all over the US and beyond as they go all-out for victory on city streets in downtown West Chester.

The fun and excitement begins at 3:30 p.m. with the West Chester Dental Arts Kid’s Race for all children between 3 to 10 years of age.  At 4:00 p.m. the Kid’s Zone, Community Festival and Market Street Block Party open with a great choice of family-friendly activities. Next up,4:30 p.m. finds adult-sized tricycles taking over Gay Street for the Tolsdorf Trike Challenge, a double-elimination tag-team tricycle race. The excitement continues to build, first with the Rothman Institute Amateur Criterium at 5:45 p.m., followed by the Brumbaugh Wealth Management Pro Women’s Criterium at 6:45 p.m., culminating at 8 p.m. with the Iron Hill Pro Men’s Criterium.


For more info: http://greaterwestchester.com/events/featured-events/wcbikerace/

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for August 4th, 5th, and 6th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend August 4th, 5th, and 6th

                







Friday

1. Family Fun at the 
Goshen Country Fair

2.  Curious George and The Golden Meatball at Upper Darby Summer Stage



Saturday 

3.  Head to Michaels to make a pencil topper

4. 
 Bank of America Free Museum Days 


5. Build a wooden Penske truck at The Home Depot's Kids Workshops  

6.  Summer Saturdays at Hagley Museum

7.  Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

Sunday  

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

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




* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr!"

Upper Darby Summer Stage caps off its 42nd season with the smash hit “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” - August 8, 9, 10, 11




Upper Darby Summer Stage wraps up a tour de force 42nd season with the smash hit “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr!” Due to its popularity, all four “Beauty and the Beast” performances have sold out and a fifth show has been added! It’s not too late for audience members to get tickets for the August 8 performance at 10:30 am. Tickets for the August 8 show are limited.

A tale as old as time, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” is based on the Academy award-winning motion picture and celebrated Broadway production. The stage performance features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken (“Wicked,” “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Pocahontas”) and the late Howard Ashman including “Human Again” and the ultimate crowd favorite “Be Our Guest!”

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, Center City and the Blue Route.

Upper Darby Summer Stage will transform into a bucolic French small-town where the studious Belle lives a simplistic life with her father, an eccentric inventor. When Belle’s (Lauren Dietzler of Glenolden) father doesn’t return home from a local fair, she sets out on a search to find him. Belle discovers her father has been held captive in a castle owned by a cursed Beast (Mike Weir of Drexel Hill). Discouraged by what she’s come upon, she trades her freedom for her father’s and finds herself trapped in a magical world with talking and dancing dinnerware. As the town favorite and obnoxious villain, Gaston (Joe Matthews of Havertown) tries to win Belle over, will she be able to help transform the Beast into the prince he once was?

The performance is approximately 60 - 70 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.

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 after each show, Upper Darby Summer Stage invites ticket-holders to a meet-and-greet with characters after each show. Autographs and pictures are encouraged!

For more information about “Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr.” and Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 42nd season visit udpac.org.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Treehouse World





Looking for something different to do with the kids? Or a unique place to have a birthday party or a place for team building. Recently I had the opportunity to check out Treehouse World located on 14 wooded acres West Chester PA.


Tree House World was started by Dan Wright who builds dream tree houses for people. He took his love of tree houses to create a place where kids can play and explore. Kids can climb trees, and zip line through the trees

What to do at Treehouse World

Rock Climbing Trees- with some instruction and help from staff kids and adults can rock climb trees and ring the bell when they get to the top.

Trampoline Bounce-
bounce away on a bungee assisted trampoline! The bungee can be adjusted for riders from 20 to 300 lbs.

Buccaneer Zip Line For KidsThe Buccaneer Zipline is a great first or second experience of zip lining. It is about 150′ long and moves at about 10-15 mph, which is about like riding a bike or a horse across the yard except that you’re flying through the air!

Archery Tag- a group activity that involves teamwork, tactical maneuvering, and lots of running around. Players use bows to shoot foam tipped arrows at each other and at targets, attempting to rack up the highest score and take home the glory!





Birthday Parties


Treehouse World is a unique birthday party venue for kids who like to run around, climb, bounce, and generally expend energy outside. Their 14 wooded acres in West Chester, PA, and friendly staff are ready to make your stress free birthday party easy and complete.

They offer many option and activities for an exciting and stress-free party!

Explore Treehouses

Spend some time exploring these unique treehouses that will get anyone's imagination moving

Greybeard Treehouse




Train Car Treehouses (6 in line – Engine, Coal Truck, Tanker, Box, Lumber, Caboose)



And opening soon the Pirate Ship



Valley Creek Zipline Tour

Are you ready for an adventure?  A very fun experience at Tree House World is the zip line tour.  Guest can enjoy Chester County, PA’s only Aerial Zipline Adventure Course with Ziplines right off of Rt 202.  The Course includes 3 ziplines and 8 bridge crossings that take you high above the headwaters of the Valley Creek. The course takes about 90 to 120 minutes for the average group to complete.  

My family had the opportunity to experience this fun adventure and they can't stop talking about how much fun they had.  Safety is their number one priority at Tree House World.  You start out at zip school where they explain how everything works and how to use the equipment.  Then you head out on the course. Your group will have 2 staff members to assist them on the course. 
The course has various challenges like climbing on balance beams, swinging logs, rope bridge, and gliding through the air on the zip lines.






If you are looking for something fun and different to do with your family or even a unique birthday party than you need to check out Tree House World!



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

Location: 1442 Phoenixville PikeWest Chester, PA, 19380





Disclosure Thank you to Tree House World for arranging for our complimentary visit to facilitate this review. As always all thoughts and opinions are our own.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for July 28th, 29th and 30th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend  July 28th, 29th and 30th

                






Friday

1
Downingtown Summer Jam Series

2.  Catch How I Became a Pirate at Upper Darby Summer Stage

3. Watch Trolls at United Sports Summer Movie Night


Saturday 

4.  Head to Michaels to make a summer planter

5.  Summer Saturday at Hagley Museum

6. The Brandywiners present: Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Longwood Gardens

7.  Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble Exton

Sunday  

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



* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Curious George and the Golden Meatball at Upper Darby Summer Stage

A Childhood Favorite Debuts at Upper Darby Summer Stage with “Curious George and the Golden Meatball” August 2, 3, and 4






Audiences will be delighted by the antics of the inquisitive monkey George and his owner, the Man in the Yellow Hat, as they hit the stage with new friends, catchy music, and a whacky adventure. This musical is a first for Upper Darby Summer Stage and is guaranteed to be a hit among families with young children. Performances are August 2, 3, and 4 at 10:30 am and on August 3 at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.


Tickets are affordably priced at $8-$12 and members 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.

It’s All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day and George couldn’t be more excited! With the help of the Man in the Yellow Hat (Josh Angell of Havertown), George (Anthony Flamminio of Drexel Hill) helps his friend Chef Pisghetti (Mark LaVecchio of Drexel Hill) cook delicious meatballs. But when Phinnea T. Lightspeed (Caroline Borio of Plymouth Meeting) uses the Meatballs O’Matic to steal the hungry crowd away, a defeated Chef Pisghetti vows to quit cooking. To help him feel better, George enters the chef in the Golden Meatball Competition… in Rome. With a monkey like George and a cast of goofy characters, there’s no telling what fun will ensue as George learns about Rome, meatballs, and the secret ingredient to good cooking – and friendship.

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.


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 “Curious George and the Golden Meatball” and Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 42nd season visit udpac.org.





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Enter to win a family 4 pack (4 tickets) to see "Curious George and the Golden Meatball". on Wednesday morning - August 2nd at 10:30 am. Please note the tickets are good for Wednesday morning - August 2nd at 10:30 am only.



Monday, July 24, 2017

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at UD Summer Stage








"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is coming to UD Summer Stage

This production is the Philadelphia premiere and is a spectacle on a grand scale.



Something big is coming to the Philadelphia region. Upper Darby Summer Stage presents the Philadelphia regional premiere of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” on July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm and July 29 and August 5 at 1:30 pm.Performances take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.



Based on Victor Hugo’s powerful novel and adapted from the Disney film, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is nothing less than an epic production. It is a dramatic tale of complex relationships, featuring a gorgeous, spine-tingling score created by musical legends Allen Menken and Steven Schwartz. This musical production is the next “Les Miserables”, matching the intensity of the music and challenging complexities of each character.



Tickets for this production are affordable ranging from $13 to $17, enabling anyone to experience a professional, high standard production. 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 2.5 hours, including intermission. Parking is free. The production is appropriate for children 12 and up.



Upper Darby Summer Stage has been selected as the first theatre in the Philadelphia region to tackle this emotional story, exploring the good and evil tendencies inside of everyone. Adding to the spectacle is an onstage choir. The Mainstage production is not a children’s theater show and is not performed by children.



Composer Allen Menken spoke about the production in an interview. “It’s much more than simply a Disney animated musical brought to the stage,” said Menken. “It’s a pretty serious musical. It represents a huge coming together of talent. It’s anything but a musical comedy. It’s a musical drama.”



For more information about “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 42nd season visit udpac.org.

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/