Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for April 19th, 20th, and 21st

Our top 10 picks for this weekend April 19th, 20th, and 21st





Friday

1. Monkey Fish West Chester Craft Friday Mornings

2. 
Marvel: Universe of Super-Heroes Exhibit at Franklin Institute



Saturday 

3. Monster Jam at Lincoln Financial Field

4.  
Find a local egg hunt with our Egg Hunt Guide

5. Easter Bunny Express on the West Chester Railroad


6. Head to Michaels to make Fuzzy Little Lambs or an Egg-cellent Banner 

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7. Hayrides with the bunny at Highland Orchards

8. Storytime and Activities at Barnes and Noble Exton  featuring "Fresh Princesses"

9. Shake Your Sillies Saturdays with Crystal Murphy  at the Downingtown Library


Sunday  

9. Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

10. 
Hop on board the Easter Bunny Train at the Strasburg Railroad



* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for April 12th, 13th, and 14th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend April 12th, 13th, and 14th





Friday

1. Monkey Fish West Chester Craft Friday Mornings

2. 
Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

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Saturday 


3.  Get your tickets for Mutts Gone Nuts at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

4.  
Find a local egg hunt with our Egg Hunt Guide

5. Science Saturday at the Hagley Museum

6. Head to Michaels to make Funny Bunnies or Easter Slime

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7.  Breakfast or Lunch with the Easter Bunny at Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Exton)

8. Storytime and Activities at Barnes and Noble Exton  featuring "Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure"

9. Celebrate Earth Day with Safari Parties' Exotic Animal Show at the Phoenixville Public Library



Sunday  


10. 
Easter Bunny Express on the West Chester Railroad





* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for April 5th, 6th, and 7th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend April 5th, 6th, and 7th





Friday

1. Monkey Fish West Chester Craft Friday Mornings

2. 
First Friday Family Films at Easttown Library
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Saturday 
6. Head to Michaels to make Carrot Crafts and a Peeps T-Shirt

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7.  Easter Bunny Family Friendly Event at Board and Brush Downingtown

8. Storytime and Activities at Barnes and Noble Exton  featuring "Family Forever"



Sunday  

9. Pinkalicious: The Musical at the Walnut Street Theatre


10. 
First Sunday for Families: Circle of Friends at Brandywine River Museum of Art






* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Review of Neverland Virtual Reality and Giveaway


Are you looking for something different to do with the kids?  Want to have some family fun with your tweens/teens?  I may have found a solution for you.  A few weekends ago my family and I had the chance to check out Neverland Virtual Reality in West Chester.


What to Expect




Neverland Virtual Reality is located in the historic borough of West Chester. My first impression when I walked in was how clean and simple the space was.  There are stations along the walls, each has a monitor, computer, and headset for your adventure.  There was 4 of us trying out virtual reality. Our guide Sean was wonderful at checking us in and explaining how things would work.  Sean set one of my daughters up in her first virtual reality experience by going over the rules and what she needed to do.  He suggested she should try Richie's Plank Experience first, let's just say it was pretty funny watching her reaction.  It was cool because the screen at our station shows what she was seeing.



They have a limit of four people at each station. We enjoyed taking turns and laughing watching one another experience virtual reality.  We tried Beat Saber, Richie's Plank Experience, Google Earth, Arizona Sunshine, and Fruit Ninja. They also offer multi-player games that you can experience together; however, you need to reserve two stations to do that, so that each player has their own headset. 





I enjoyed watching my family having so much fun that I even braved Virtual Reality, I was a little scared because I don't like things I can't control, but Sean assured me it was going to be ok and if I felt upset at any time he would get me out of the program.  I never needed his help and had a blast slicing fruit in Fruit Ninja, walking the Plank in Richie's Plank Experience and checking out Google Earth by exploring the Eifle Tower. My favorite part of Virtual Reality was seeing all the details in what I was viewing.  
When I was playing Fruit Ninja, I really felt as if I had knives in my hands. I was afraid if anyone got too close to me while playing, I would hurt them.


Tips before you visit


Park your car at the Bicentennial Parking Facility at 20 South High Street. It's a five-minute walk to Neverland Virtual Reality. 


- Virtual Reality is recommended for kids 6 and older


- Make reservations before you arrive



In Summary


My family and I had a blast at Neverland Virtual Reality. It was a great way to have some family time in our busy schedule.  It was even fun for mom and dad, t
here are usually not activities that are fun for every member of the family. 


Neverland Virtual Reality also hosts birthday parties, kids night out, team building and even summer camps.



 


Since we had so much fun at Neverland Virtual Reality we are giving away a chance for one Fun Things family to win one hour on a room scale station (valued at $45).  All you need to do is fill out the form below before Sunday, April 14th.  
 





For more information: https://neverlandvr.com 

Location: 209 E Market StreetWest Chester, Pennsylvania 19382 


Cost: $15 -$75

2019 Easter Egg Hunts and Events in the Philadelphia Area

Saturday, April 6th

Easter Craft at Board and Brush-Downingtown
1 PM


Young Saints Community Egg Hunt and Activity Day
10 AM -12PM

Sunday, April 7th

Spring / Easter Totes and Signs at AR Workshop - Malvern
12PM -2 PM

 2PM -4PM

Spring Celebration And Egg Hunt at the Grange
11 AM - 12PM

Saturday, April 13th

Borough of West Chester
10:00 AM
Ages 2-9

Everhart Park (100 South Brandywine Street)


Eagleview Egg Hunt
11 AM
Join us in the Town Center on Saturday, April 13th from 11am -1pm for an Easter Egg Hunt & other fun kid's activities! 



9:30 am 

at Kimberton Community Park


Kimberton Easter Egg Hunt
 at 10:00 a.m. 

at Kimberton Park


Ludwig's Corner Fire Company Egg Hunt
1PM

1:30pm: Infants - 2 in Griffith Hall
1:45pm: 3-5 years old (behind the station)
2pm: 6-8 years old (behind the station)


Marsh Creek Community Church Egg Hunt
Join us for a visit with the Easter Bunny, refreshments and an egg hunt. Egg hunts will take place at 10 am & 11 am. 


New Garden Township Park

1pm -2pm
at New Garden Township Park
 


West Brandywine Egg Hunt

10 AM
West Brandywine Township Community Park

West Goshen Easter Egg Hunt 

10:30 AM 
West Goshen Community Park
Egg Hunt begins promptly at 10:30 AM. Remember to leave time for parking!
Rain Date April 20th



West Pikeland Community Egg Hunt
10 AM - 12 PM
West Pikeland Township Building

Rain Date April 14th


West Whiteland Township Easter Egg Hunt 
10 AM
Boot Road Park. 
A separate hunt will be held for individuals with special needs. Hunts start at 10:00 a.m. General Public ages 2-10. No registration is necessary.





Westtown Township Egg Hike
10 AM -12 PM

BYO basket, grab a map in the park pavilion and hit the trails at Oakbourne Park to locate egg pick up stations


Breakfast or Lunch with the Easter Bunny at Uno's Exton
9:30 AM or 12 PM

Reservations Required


Easter Party at Charing Star Playroom 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Must buy tickets in advance


Sunday, April 14th
Caln Township
at 1 PM in Municipal Park

Malvern Egg Hunt
2-2:30 PM
Paoli Battlefield Historical Park

Thursday, April 18th

Bunny Bounce at Bounce U Exton
10 AM - 12PM

Reservations Required


Friday, April 19th

1 PM -3 PM
Reservations Required

Saturday, April 20th

10 AM -12PM

Join us for this free community event, which will include an egg hunt, arts & crafts, games, and lunch!

Boscov's Bunny Hop
11 AM -3 PM

Follow along the Boscov's Bunny Trail for delicious treats and prizes! Complete the trail and receive an Easter prize!

East Fallowfield Township Free Helicopter Candy Drop
 Event for children 12 and under 
 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
 East Fallowfield Township Community Park


East Goshen  Postponed 4/28
10 am East Goshen Park  Ages 2 to 10.


Easter EGGstravaganza at Saint Luke Lutheran Church 
11AM-12PM
Thousands of Easter eggs waiting to be discovered! The Egg Hunt will be divided into three age groups covering toddlers through 6th grade. There will also be carnival games, crafts, & more!  FREE soft pretzels & lemonade will also be available. No registration is required for this free community event. 

Penns Wood Winery Kids Egg Hunt

The first hunt begins promptly at 10:30am, the second at 11:30pm​, the third at 12:30pm, the fourth at 1:30pm, and the fifth and final hunt is at 2:30pm. ​ Reservations Required


Hayrides

11 am to 3:00 pm each day
April 13th & 14th or April 18, 19, 20th 

Train Rides

Sat and Sun April 13 and 14
Sat. April 20
12 PM and 2 PM

 

Hop' on board the West Chester Railroad and take a 90 minute round trip along the beautiful Chester Creek from West Chester to the historic Glen Mills village. The Easter Bunny will be on board our heated decorated train handing out treats to all passengers!


April 19, 20 and 21

Welcome Spring with a ride through beautiful farmland with the Easter Bunny as your Conductor. Boys and girls will be delighted with a special surprise as the Easter Bunny greets them on board this memorable train.