Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for January 30, 31, & February 1

Our top 10 picks for this weekend January 30th, 31st, &  February 1





Friday 

1. 
Dinosaurs of the Deep at Adventure Aquarium

2. Storytime in the barn at Sprinton Manor Farm

3. WCASD Preschool Parents Group is sponsoring a Cabin Fever Reliever at Penn Wood Elementary (registration required)


Saturday

4. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fair(l)y Stoopid Tales: Walnut Street Theatre for Kids 

5.Chinese New Year celebration at the  Penn Museum

6.
 Make a wooden Valentines Frame  at Michaels

7. Family Night at the Painted Plate

8. Two of a Kind 25th Anniversary Concert at the  Colonial Theatre


Sunday

9. Arts Alive family program at The Brandywine River Museum



10. Arden Theatre Company presents Beauty and the Beast



Bonus Events

Saturday Morning Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Titanoboa: Monster Snake at Delaware Museum of Natural History 

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills



Check out the calendar for more ideas

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CANCELLED Family Movie Night at XFINITY Live






January Family Movie Night featuring Despicable Me 2 on Monday, January 26th.   POSTPONED to Monday, February 23rd.

Activities and crafts for the kids will start at 5pm. The movie will begin around 5:40pm. It's a FREE event, with free popcorn and free parking! 

There will be a Kids themed menu available, as well as giveaways before the movie begins.





For more information  http://www.xfinitylive.com/entertainment/event/3969

Location:   XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


This event is appropriate for the whole family


Thursday, January 22, 2015

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

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




Friday 

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

2. Watch "Snow Day" during Friday Family Movie at the Spring City Library

3. Visit the Academy of Natural Sciences to check out their Chocolate Exhibition


Saturday

4. Make a Mardi Gras Mask at Michaels

5. Watch select Looney Tunes at The Colonial Theatre

6.
 Book Bingo at the Tredyffrin Public Library

7. Bring your favorite stuffed animal for Tea Time at Monkey Fish Toys (registration required)


8. Annual Model Railroad Open House at Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club 



Sunday

9. Learn about Wildlife in Winter at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (registration required)


10. Arden Theatre Company presents Beauty and the Beast


Bonus Events

Family's can work together during Hagley Museum Science Saturday: The Science of Nylon

Saturday Morning Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Dinosaurs of the Deep at Adventure Aquarium

Titanoboa: Monster Snake at Delaware Museum of Natural History 

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills



Check out the calendar for more ideas

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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

  
Friday January 23 
 Decorate Cupcakes
6:30pm-9:00pm


Enjoy a night out while your children enjoy exploring their creativity at our Parents Night Out/Kids Night In.  Includes a pizza snack, an arts activity and/or craft project – which will have a different theme each month, and ends with a movie-chill out time to be ready for bedtime after pick up.

Cost: $30 for first child, $20 for each additional sibling. Pre-registration is preferred. Drop-ins are accepted if there is space available – please check ahead for space availability.


*The Center on Central reserves the right to cancel this event if minimum enrollment is not met when advance registration period ends 2 days before, in which case you would be notified and your registration fee would be refunded.



For more information: http://thecenteroncentral.com/parents-night-out/

Location: The Center On Central, 24 W. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pa

This event is appropriate for: for ages 4 & up

 Cost: Cost: $30 for first child, $20 for each additional sibling

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Book Bingo at the Tredyffrin Public Library

Book Bingo at the Tredyffrin Public Library
Saturday January 24th
3pm




 Discover new titles and win free books by playing a literature-based version of bingo. Limited to 18 children.

For more information: http://www.tredyffrinlibraries.org

Location: 582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087

This event is appropriate for: Grades 1-4

Cost: free

Monday, January 19, 2015

Make It & Take It Crafts for Kids at Bayard Taylor Memorial Library



Make It & Take It Crafts for Kids
January 20th
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM


Children ages 6 to 10 are invited to stop in and see what great craft Mr. John has waiting for them! Easy to make and totally great crafts available every Tuesday. Email jhendrix@ccls.org for more info.


For more information: www.bayardtaylor.org

Location: Bayard Taylor Memorial Library- 216 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

This event is appropriate for: ages 6 to 10

Cost: free

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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

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





Friday 

1. 
 Dinosaurs of the Deep at Adventure Aquarium

2. Register to watch Alice and Wonderland"at the Spring City Library

3. Visit the Academy of Natural Sciences to check out their Chocolate Exhibition




Saturday

4. Register  for Judy Tudy the Clown Presents...Gizmo's Adventure Magic Show at the Phoenixville Library

5Resister for the Geronimo Stilton Party at Bayard Taylor Memorial Library

6.
 Make a Freeze Frame at Michaels

5. Check Hagley Museum Invention Convention this holiday weekend 


7. Annual Model Railroad Open House at Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club 

8. Disney Frozen Celebrates the Movies with Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

9.Watch Princess Mononoke at The Colonial Theatre

Sunday

10. Arden Theatre Company presents Beauty and the Beast


Bonus Events

Saturday Morning Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Titanoboa: Monster Snake at Delaware Museum of Natural History 

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills



Check out the calendar for more ideas

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for January 9, 10, & 11

Our top 10 picks for this weekend January 9th, 10th, & 11th





Friday 

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

2. American Girl Group at Barnes and Noble Exton

3. Visit the Academy of Natural Sciences to check out their Chocolate Exhibition



Saturday

4. Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

5Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon: A Musical Panto at People’s Light Theatre

6.
 Make a Stitched Felt Bag at Michaels

7. Annual Model Railroad Open House at Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club 

8. Watch "The Secret of NIMH" at The Colonial Theatre



Sunday

9.  Make a Wesekh Necklace during Family Second Sundays at the Penn Museum

10. Arden Theatre Company presents Beauty and the Beast


Bonus Events

Saturday Morning Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Titanoboa: Monster Snake at Delaware Museum of Natural History 


Check out the calendar for more ideas

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Family Fun in the Philadelphia Area Over Winter Break



Shows


Ice Skating

Family Fun Day at Ice Works December 27th Noon to 7:30 pm. Come out and skate with Olympic skaters, skate lessons and craft activities for all.

Fun skating sessions December 26th to January 1st check out their website for dates and times.


Blue Cross River RinkThe Blue Cross River Rink at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia’s only outdoor public ice rink, is located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street.

Family Fun


Linvilla Orchard’s Fore! The Planet is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! This exhibition pairs important environmental issues with the fun of miniature golf. Eighteen unique educational holes explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rainforest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages, your entire family will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning about our environment – every step of the way!


 10:00am - 4:00pm
Visitors of all ages will be wow-ed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials – bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds and stones – to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape complete with small streams. Each building, while an exact replica of the original, is unique in its design. Philadelphia-area landmarks such as a masterpiece replica of Independence Hall are made using pinecone seeds for shingles, acorns as finials and twigs as downspouts.

Choo Choo Barn’s Holiday Display

Choo Choo Barn is celebrating the season with an enhanced holiday display from November 28th through January 4th. Look for 51 hidden Santas and watch as Santa’s sleigh flies above the gigantic model train display. Enjoy the holiday decorations throughout the display including holiday lights and the snow-covered landscape. Plus, take a close look at the zoo animals in Traintown to see how they’re getting into the holiday spirit! Choo Choo Barn is open daily from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day).



Museums

Unwind with your family and friends at the Museum’s annual post-holiday event: Dino Days! This year’s event will feature: Free-flight bird shows from Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections; a dinosaur dig; live animal encounters with unique critters from Plumpton Park Zoo; a special Dino Days puppet show; meet the Museum Scientists and much more! You can even bring that unidentified fossil and ask a Delaware Valley Paleontological Society paleontologist if it’s a “Fake or Fossil?




Let your imagination and creativity run wild! Children and adults alike will have fun designing and building with Giant Tinker Toys®.  Plus many more special family events

Yuletide’s at Winterthur Museum

Join us for a magical tour that will transport you to Christmases of old. Experience Winterthur’s most beloved holiday displays from past Yuletides, and discover holiday traditions of Americans from the colonial period through World War II, including the introduction of the first Christmas trees decorated with goodies for children by Pennsylvania Germans in the 1800s.

Christmas at HagleyThe 1803 du Pont ancestral home, is decorated primarily in Colonial Revival style for the holidays. Dried flowers, greenery, fruits, and other natural materials create a beautiful holiday ambiance accentuated by soft lights and Christmas music. Exhibit included in regular admission. Free for members. Use Hagley's main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.

A Brandywine Christmas at Brandywine River Museum
The museum celebrates the season with fabulous holiday displays including an extensive O-gauge model railroad, an elaborate Victorian dollhouse and thousands of whimsical "critter" ornaments on holiday trees.


Adventure Aquarium will be transformed into a holiday wonderland under the sea, featuring larger-than-life decorations, twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently falling snow and of course, appearances from the Aquarium’s beloved Scuba Santa (and his elf helpers!), who will delight children all ages as he dives the 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit among rare sharks, gigantic sea turtles, hundreds of schooling fish, massive stingrays and more.


Christmas Lights and Displays

Rose Tree Park Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights runs 5:30-9:30 pm nightly Dec. 3 through Jan. 2 in Rose Tree Park, Route 252, in Upper Providence. Opening ceremony is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Free admission. For information contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 610-565-7410



Christmas at Longwood GardensHalf a million outdoor lights and holiday magic await you during Longwood's incomparable Christmas display. Enjoy dazzling trees and seasonal concerts. The Music Room hosts a special, themed holiday display. Kids of all ages will delight in a miniature Garden Railway decked out for the holidays. Thousands of poinsettias accented with amaryllis, artemesia, begonias, cyclamen, hybrid lilies, kalanchoes, paperwhites, red-berried plants and many other flowers flourish inside acres of heated glass conservatories. Living wreaths, swags and live floral trees adorn rooms throughout the Conservatory. Included in Gardens admission.
Holiday Light Show and Dickens Village Macy's Center City

The Christmas Light Show runs hourly from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve day check website for times. The DICKENS VILLAGE (Floor 3) is open continuously during the same period from 10am to 7pm.

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular 
The 15-minute show, full of stunning original holiday imagery, music and more was created using cutting-edge technology and will be shown on the 83’ x 25’ Comcast Experience video wall, which is the world’s largest four mm LED display with incredible resolution that’s five times that of an HDTV, in the Comcast Center lobby.



Franklin Square Holiday Festival
Experience the magic of the holidays and celebrate traditions new and old at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival. From November 13 - December 31, dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show; warm up with comfort food, local beers, and hot beverages at Ben's Bites & Brews; and shop for handmade, artisanal gifts at the Holiday Market.


2014 Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm

5 pm to 10 pm

Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2014 Holiday Light Show!
Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters.
Drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show on an open air wagon ride (weather permitting).
Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and and cook up some s’mores at a toasty bonfire (cocoa, marshmallows, and more treats available for purchase in the Farm Market).

Amusement Parks

Sesame Place A Very Furry Christmas


A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place! For a one-of-a-kind family-friendly celebration with everyone's favorite furry friends. The fun starts with 3 special Christmas shows, awesome music and twinkling lights all around. Plus, you'll find more than 300 Christmas trees, including a huge celebratory tree decorated Sesame Street-style. The street will glow with festivities and come to life at night with our illuminated Street Party Parade. And the fun continues with a special Christmas menu, super holiday shopping and, of course, a visit with Santa.

Dutch Winter Wonderland

Dutch Winter Wonderland offers themed rides, games, and holiday entertainment under thousands of twinkling lights! Indoor activities include cookie decorating, voting for your favorite gingerbread house, and sharing holiday wishes with Santa.

Hershey Park Christmas Candyland


The magic of the holidays comes to life at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane. With two million twinkling lights, rides for all ages, festive decorations, and Hershey's Product Characters decked out in their holiday best, there is something for all to enjoy!

Christmas Candylane features many attractions for guests of all ages including over 30 rides including the family-favorite, Twilight Express.


Children Movies


Annie

Big Hero 6

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Penguins of Madagascar

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb