Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids September 23rd, 24th, and 25th

A list of the best things to do in Chester County this weekend
September 23rd, 24th, and 25th





What to do this weekend with your family? Here is a list of things you can enjoy with your family this weekend. There is so much to do for families and kids, especially now that most venues are open and happy to welcome you back.




Check out our discount page to save money on activities to do with the kids, places to eat, or maybe even a date night for the parents.



Downingtown FallFest is a Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce event in partnership with Victory Brewing Company and the Borough of Downingtown. This high-value community event brings thousands of visitors seeking great food, crafts, and of course, the Victory Beer Garden.
Downingtown Fall Fest takes place on Green Street and East Pennsylvania Avenue in the Borough of Downingtown.



Come out to BrickFair LEGO Fan Expo for a day of fun, and leave inspired and excited to build the future. The fun takes place at the Exton Square Mall (former Sears location)


Experience a hunter derby horse show like no other! Enjoy this spectacular horse jumping event in the vineyard with wine, local beer & cider, live music all day long, food trucks, artisan vendors plus a chance for the kids to get up close to the stars of the show at the the meet & greet station! Kick off the morning with brunchy bites from our food trucks & bottomless mimosas from 10am-Noon. Attendees are encouraged to put on their best derby day attire (think big hats & bright colors!) for a chance to win prizes for "Best Dressed."



Last year's inaugural Chesco Art Walk was so great, we decided to make it an annual event! Join us in EGT Park this September and peruse original artwork from 30+ local artists! Live demonstrations, art classes, food trucks and live music round out the experience! Held in partnership with the Chester County Art Association, this will surely be a memorable event!
This is meant to be 90% art...10% walk! And so the artists will be placed along out lovely trails so we can enjoy the artwork while also getting our steps in! There will be designated purchased art pick-up locations.




The first annual Fall for Ardmore event with VIP Beer Garden arrives on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 2pm-6pm! Schauffele Plaza (the parking lot adjacent to Tired Hands Fermentaria) will again be filled with live music and reserved seating tables, but with beer and food available for sale on-site for all!



Come experience the national parks! On September 24, 2022, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. 



Teens and Tweens will enjoy The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride, which has been voted the #1 haunt in the country and has been featured on the Travel Channel. 


Meredith Willson's six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. By turning wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.




Join the fun at The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire  The Renaissance fair occurs over 13 weekends from early August through late October on the grounds of the Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim, Pennsylvania. 




Kick off picking season with a shuttle ride to the strawberry fields. Pick at your leisure and ride back to enjoy food trucks, local crafters, beer, wine & spirits, and our playground and picnic area. Feed the goats and shop our market for great local produce, fresh-baked donuts and pies, and Highland's Own jellies, jams, & sauces.




Outdoor play and exploration are critical to a child's growth and development.  A visit to Treehouse World will nurture your child’s sense of wonder and connection to the environment, helping them to feel at home in nature. Advanced ticket purchase is required.




This summer, Longwood is beautiful gardens by day and the magic of Light: Installations by Bruce Munro at night.

Stroll through our gardens awash in brilliantly blooming annuals and perennials, or discover a starlit getaway with our Illuminated Fountain Performances and live music in the Beer Garden Thursday through Saturday evenings.




Guests to the Philadelphia Museum of Art can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.




Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you’ll see why we’re more than just a trampoline park.

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Fun Things to Do With Kids In Chester County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any of the events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not guarantee that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

All the contents on this website and all social media platforms are provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is intended to offer guidance regarding venues and businesses that are reopening. The ultimate judgment regarding any specific activity is yours. We do not take any responsibility for any decision you make with the information provided on this website and on our social media platforms. We are not medical doctors or professionals, nor do we have any medical or scientific training, education, or experience. You should follow government guidelines for safe practices for yourself and your family members before making any decisions relating to any activities that are outside your home.

2022 The Best Pumpkin Patches 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.


Photo courtesy of Highland Orchards



Pumpkins and apples for as far as your eye can see!  Ride our shuttle service to our orchards and pumpkin patches or select from our ever-growing selection at our farm market.  


Photo courtesy of Colonial Gardens





This Halloween display of colorful cartoon characters, scarecrows, hay hutch, & over ten tons of pumpkins is always a hit!



Photo courtesy of Shady Brook Farms




Bring the family for a day or night down on the farm! There's endless fun, including apple picking & sunflowers (while supplies last), pumpkin picking, wagon rides, LIVE music, tasty food, spirited drinks, loads of activities for the kiddos + Eerie Illuminations...a super fun Halloween light show.








An annual trip to Pumpkinland has been a family tradition for generations of Delaware Valley Residents. During 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.


Photo courtesy of Milky Way Farm

 
Our annual pumpkin harvest season at Milky Way Farm runs Sept 24-Oct 30, 2022. For Saturdays and Sundays, individual tickets must be purchased in advance to limit capacity in response to COVID19 regulations. Stroll to the pumpkin patch, wander through the corn maze, take family photos, and visit the farm animals as part of your 2-hour $5 admission ticket. Bring your own wagon to carry pumpkins, fall harvest items, vegetables, and honey products which may be purchased during your visit. There will not be free hayrides however we are offering private hayride wagon trips to the patch for $75 (wagon can fit 20 family and friends ) using other event link. Tip: Purchase private hayride for family or group prior to farm admission tickets as you must arrive at the farm at least 30 minutes before your confirmed private hayride time. Visitors are expected to wear face masks and practice social distancing. Chester Springs Creamery will be open for ice cream from 10:30 am-8 pm on these days. We are open rain or shine.  
 




Photo courtesy of Arasapha Farm


Arasapha Farm is re-opening this year with lots of new additions and family fun. The corn maze has been planted, and new games make it more fun than ever. Other activities include pumpkin picking. This includes a Hayride to the Corn Maze and back to the courtyard. Our picnic areas and other activities are available for Birthday parties, family reunions, and other gatherings. Parties include a jump on the pillow bounce, pallet maze, tractor and truck playground, and corn cannons.



Photo courtesy of Lytle's Farm



Pick-your-own pumpkin patch with a free hayride out to the fields.  Beyond the patch, you can find pumpkins and gourds in all sizes and colors, corn stalks, straw bales, a corn maze, and more.   





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.










Thursday, October 20th & Friday, October 21st, 4pm - 9pm
Saturday, October 22th, 3pm - 9pm

Join us for a three-day Chadds Ford tradition where over 70 giant pumpkins are carved by local artists on Thursday and will be lit and displayed on Friday & Saturday. All three nights, enjoy a 'kid-friendly Haunted Trail, raffle prizes, and live music. Food, local craft beer, and wine are available for purchase.

Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids September 16th, 17th, and 18th

A list of the best things to do in Chester County this weekend
September 16th, 17th, and 18th



What to do this weekend with your family? Here is a list of things you can enjoy with your family this weekend. There is so much to do for families and kids, especially now that most venues are open and happy to welcome you back.




Check out our discount page to save money on activities to do with the kids, places to eat, or maybe even a date night for the parents.




It's our 10th year, come celebrate! This year's community day will include artists/crafters, vendors, a car show, live music, a live auction and raffle, games, entertainment, food, and more! Something for everyone! 



We're pleased to announce the return of Museum Day on September 17, 2022.

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.




Join us on Saturday, September 17th, 2022, as we present our Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day, featuring our Military Timeline, with the help of our friends from Historical Military Impressions and the PA National Guard, see re-enactors in camps and display the dress and items they carried into battle. Interact with the soldiers, see the weapons they used and learn about the clothing and other gear that these soldiers needed to outfit themselves on the battlefield. Many other programs will be taking place throughout the day. Enjoy our food vendors and our beer vendor – it’s an event for all ages!



Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, as he greets friends of all ages. Thomas and his friends return to the Strasburg Rail Road on September 16 – 19, 2022.



The Chester County Restaurant Festival is returning to West Chester!! This foodie event is full of entertainment, information booths, local artisans, and tons of delicious food from around Chester County. Vendors and local businesses will take over Downtown West Chester on Sunday, September 18th, from 12pm-5:30pm.



Meredith Willson's six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. By turning wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.




Join the fun at The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire  The Renaissance fair occurs over 13 weekends from early August through late October on the grounds of the Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim, Pennsylvania. 




Enjoy a relaxing 90-minute train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on a warm summer afternoon. Pack a lunch or purchase lunch from our onboard snack bar to have during our stop at the Glen Mills train station picnic grove. Under 2, ride free!




Kick off picking season with a shuttle ride to the strawberry fields. Pick at your leisure and ride back to enjoy food trucks, local crafters, beer, wine & spirits, and our playground and picnic area. Feed the goats and shop our market for great local produce, fresh-baked donuts and pies, and Highland's Own jellies, jams, & sauces.




Outdoor play and exploration are critical to a child's growth and development.  A visit to Treehouse World will nurture your child’s sense of wonder and connection to the environment, helping them to feel at home in nature. Advanced ticket purchase is required.





This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet brilliant students; from daring duels to dragons and Dark Arts; from glittering Gringotts™ to the magnificent Ministry of Magic - the exhibition will bring magic to life, connect visitors with the larger global community of fans of the Wizarding World, and reveal the artistry and craftsmanship behind the blockbuster films.

Visitors will get an up-close look at authentic props and original costumes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts™ films as they engage with innovative, awe-inspiring, and magical environments and installations in this: most comprehensive touring exhibition ever presented about the Wizarding World.




This summer, Longwood is beautiful gardens by day and the magic of Light: Installations by Bruce Munro at night.

Stroll through our gardens awash in brilliantly blooming annuals and perennials, or discover a starlit getaway with our Illuminated Fountain Performances and live music in the Beer Garden Thursday through Saturday evenings.




Guests to the Philadelphia Museum of Art can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.




Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you’ll see why we’re more than just a trampoline park.

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Fun Things to Do With Kids In Chester County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any of the events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not guarantee that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

All the contents on this website and all social media platforms are provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is intended to offer guidance regarding venues and businesses that are reopening. The ultimate judgment regarding any specific activity is yours. We do not take any responsibility for any decision you make with the information provided on this website and on our social media platforms. We are not medical doctors or professionals, nor do we have any medical or scientific training, education, or experience. You should follow government guidelines for safe practices for yourself and your family members before making any decisions relating to any activities that are outside your home.

2022 Fall Activities Guide for The Chester County Area



The kids are back to school, and cooler weather is on the way. There are plenty of hayrides, apple festivals, pumpkin picking, and many more fall events happening in the area this fall.






 September 17th thru October 31st
This Halloween display of colorful cartoon characters, scarecrows, hay hutch, & over ten tons of pumpkins is always a hit!

DAYTIME HAYRIDES – $7
Kids will adore a daytime hayride through friendly woods. Appropriate for all ages.

MAZES – $4
Includes Cornstalk Maze, Halloween Funhouse, and Casper’s Castle.
Combo ticket for daytime hayride and mazes: $9

Haunted Hayrides
Brace yourself for plenty of scares as you ride through our haunted woods, full of monsters! Not recommended for children under 8.

Haunted Hedge Maze
NEW this year! Wind through the tall, dark hedges with monsters waiting around every corner.




September 16th through November 5th

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 25th -October 30th

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 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.





October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30th

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 23rd -October 31st

Teens and Tweens will enjoy The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride that has been voted the #1 haunt in the country and has been featured on the Travel Channel. 





October 20th -22nd

Join us for a three-day Chadds Ford tradition where over 70 giant pumpkins are carved by local artists on Thursday and will be lit and displayed on Friday & Saturday. All three nights, enjoy a 'kid-friendly' Haunted Trail, raffle prizes, and live music. Food, local craft beer, and wine are available for purchase.











September 5th - October 31st

Over 100 spectacular scarecrows line the autumn-tinted pathways of Peddler’s Village during our 42nd annual Scarecrows in the Village, on display from September 6 through October 30! View and vote for your favorite larger-than-life creations in this Bucks County tradition for eight fun-filled weeks. Some scarecrows are inspired by famous characters, some are humorous, and some are scary – but all of them are carefully handmade by Philly-area residents and organizations.

Enjoy fun fall activities, including our annual Scarecrow-Making Workshops (reserve your spot online) and pumpkin painting, live entertainment every weekend, and delicious fall-inspired specials at Village restaurants.
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Weekends starting October 1st -October 30th

Enjoy a fully decorated park full of family-friendly ghouls, ghosts, and spooks! Soak in the colors of fall with all your royal friends at Dutch Wonderland in a safe non-scary environment for kids! Laugh, scream, and cackle with over 30 of our favorite rides and attractions themed for the season! 





October 21st- October 23rd
10:00am to 3:00pm

Celebrate Halloween Brandywine Zoo-style with this merry, not scary, event. All are invited to wear costumes while visiting the zoo animals. Plenty of treats and activities. Kids will receive a pre-packaged treat bag at the end! Members DO NOT need to register for this event! Tickets are available at the door and online. Online purchase recommended. 





September 17 - November 6

Come in costume and celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place! The park will be transformed into a family-friendly Halloween haven, and guests will enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed shows, participating in our interactive Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, and unique photo opportunities with everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume on their Halloween-themed floats! 









 October 29th

1:00pm to 4:00pm

At 1pm, on the corner of Forrest and Haverford Avenues, Halloween kicks off with this popular annual scavenger hunt. Children of all ages are invited to join in this free event, where kids search downtown Narberth high and low for the witchiest witches around. They collect treats along the way and then return to the start to collect a Halloween prize.



Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids September 9th, 10th, and 11th

A list of the best things to do in Chester County this weekend
September 9th, 10th, and 11th



What to do this weekend with your family? Here is a list of things you can enjoy with your family this weekend. There is so much to do for families and kids, especially now that most venues are open and happy to welcome you back.




Check out our discount page to save money on activities to do with the kids, places to eat, or maybe even a date night for the parents.



This popular family-fun event will include all your favorites--from the delicious famous breaded mushrooms to the unique and interesting mushroom growers tent, to savory mushroom soup, the fastest 8 minutes around--The Fried Mushroom Eating Contest--cooking demos, our new 'Chopped'-themed cooking contest, vendors, music, kids rides, and more!



Meredith Willson's six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best.



Do you want to shop the best in name-brand kids' consignment sales?  Just Between Friends Delaware Valley is the place for you. JBF will hold a semi-annual community children's consignment sales event this weekend only at Brandywine Youth Club. If you are looking for fun, well-organized and awesome events...JBF is for you! 




PECO Family Jams are PMG’s one-of-a-kind, family-oriented programs, featured every second Sunday of the month between NOON and 4:00 PM.

All PECO Family Jam programs are completely free and no reservations are required, but visitors must still purchase museum admission tickets. Tickets are timed and often sell out.




We look forward to welcoming you to our neighborhood for a day of free music played on the 51 porches of South Wayne. We will have something that delights you.
 


Join the fun at The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire  The Renaissance fair occurring over 13 weekends from early August through late October on the grounds of the Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim, Pennsylvania. 





Enjoy a relaxing 90-minute train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on a warm summer afternoon. Pack a lunch or purchase lunch from our onboard snack bar to have during our stop at the Glen Mills train station picnic grove. Under 2 ride free!




Kick-off picking season with a shuttle ride to the strawberry fields. Pick at your leisure and ride back to enjoy food trucks, local crafters, beer, wine & spirits, and our playground and picnic area. Feed the goats and shop our market for great local produce, fresh-baked donuts and pies, and Highland's Own jellies, jams, & sauces.




 
Save money on tickets while Elmo’s Springtacular at Sesame Place is filled with furry fun and exciting events! Join in on the fun with an exciting lineup of meet & greets, music, magic, pirate adventures, and fireworks. 9/4/22




Outdoor play and exploration are critical to a child's growth and development.  A visit to Treehouse World will nurture your child’s sense of wonder and connection to the environment, helping them to feel at home in nature. Advanced ticket purchase is required.





This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the antics of its mischievous yet brilliant students; from daring duels to dragons and Dark Arts; from glittering Gringotts™ to the magnificent Ministry of Magic - the exhibition will bring magic to life, connect visitors with the larger global community of fans of the Wizarding World, and reveal the artistry and craftsmanship behind the blockbuster films.

Visitors will get an up-close look at authentic props and original costumes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts™ films as they engage with innovative, awe-inspiring, and magical environments and installations in this: most comprehensive touring exhibition ever presented about the Wizarding World.




This summer, Longwood is beautiful gardens by day and the magic of Light: Installations by Bruce Munro at night.

Stroll through our gardens awash in brilliantly blooming annuals and perennials, or discover a starlit getaway with our Illuminated Fountain Performances and live music in the Beer Garden Thursday through Saturday evenings.




Guests to the Philadelphia Museum of Art can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.




Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you’ll see why we’re more than just a trampoline park.

DescriptionWassailing Caroling HayridesDescription: Wassailing Caroling Hayride


You may also enjoy: 





Fun Things to Do With Kids In Chester County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any of the events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not guarantee that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

All the contents on this website and all social media platforms are provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is intended to offer guidance regarding venues and businesses that are reopening. The ultimate judgment regarding any specific activity is yours. We do not take any responsibility for any decision you make with the information provided on this website and on our social media platforms. We are not medical doctors or professionals, nor do we have any medical or scientific training, education, or experience. You should follow government guidelines for safe practices for yourself and your family members before making any decisions relating to any activities that are outside your home.