Fun Things To Do in Chester County This Weekend For Families and Kids!


A list of best things to do in Chester County this weekend





What to do this weekend with your family? Here is a list of things you can enjoy with your family this weekend: 


Every September, Peddler’s Village hosts a famous scarecrow display that brings visitors from around the world. For seven fun-filled weeks, scores of scarecrows grace the winding pathways of the sweeping, autumn-tinted Village property. Some are inspired by famous characters, some are humorous, some are meant to be scary – but all of them are carefully handmade and contributed by Philly-area residents and organizations



Pumpkinland is open from mid-September through early November and takes center stage at Linvilla Orchards. Larger than life figures and scarecrows illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, featuring local history and some of the many stories of pumpkins and apples.




Join us for an outdoor viewing of The Wizard of Oz this Friday night on the Chestnut Street Garage Rooftop. Hosted by West Chester Parks and Recreation, the socially distanced, family-friendly outdoor cinematic experience is free to attend.


 

We invite you to have a twilight experience with us and enjoy a family fun movie night, in the comfort of your own car!   Buy tickets in advance.
Gates open at 7:30PM; Movie starts at 8:30PM




Beginning in August and running for 13 weekends through October you’ll find festivities and excitement at their 35-acre village.  An extensive cast of costumed characters will take you back to medieval times as you encounter music, dancing, and a variety of special attractions.



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For the health and safety of our customers, we have canceled events, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Join the storytime read along, and find activity sheets on the website.
 


Hoping to beat the pandemic blues, Penn Twp & Avon Grove Library are hosting drive-in movies at the Penn Township Sports Park! Tickets required. 




Enjoy a relaxing 90-minute train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on a warm summer afternoon. Pack a lunch to have during our stop at the Glen Mills train station picnic grove.




Meet Jamie Hicks of Meadow Springs Farm and BRC Executive Director, Jim Jordan for a personal tour of these amazing flowers while learning about their journey from our land to your bird feeders.
Each person will be able to pick their own sunflower to take home!

  


Enjoy a 15-minute tour of the Linvilla farm through their fields and orchards.  Timed tickets need to be purchased in advance

Masks and social distancing required.



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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 responsibilities about 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.

Best Places For Apple Picking in the Chester County Area

Apple Season has started in our area and it's a great outdoor family-friendly activity. We have found the best apple farms and orchards that are in the Philadelphia area, where you can pick your own apples, or and enjoy a day on a farm! 




1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester
610-269-3494

Reservations are required! Walking to the fields is not permitted.


Tuesday – Friday 11am-5pm

Prepay online and call us when you arrive. We’ll bring your containers and give you directions to drive yourself to the fields.


Saturday & Sunday  9am-5pm

Prepay online and check-in at the Red Shed.  We’ll check you in, give you containers, and tickets to ride the shuttle.




29 Copes Lane, Media, PA 
610 564-0794 

Pick Your Own Fruit Season Open Now! Please Abide by Social Distancing Guidelines/wear masks. Pick your Own fruits and veggies includes a $2.50 admission fee (cash preferred) to help support the farm. Pick your own fruit and vegetables is a great family outing, and with 35 acres there is plenty of room.



137 West Knowlton Road Media
610-876-7116

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are changing the way we handle Pick-Your-Own (PYO).  No one will be permitted in the fields to pick without a prepaid container.  We will be running bench wagons to transport to and from the field until the Fall.  One family per bench. We are also limiting the number of guests permitted to pick at one given time.   










ShadyBrook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
215 968 1670

Starting Sept 11, pick your own crops can only be accessed via FallFest. FallFest admission includes wagon rides to pumpkins, apples & sunflowers (apples & sunflowers while supplies last), corn maze, hay maze, jumping pillow, spider web, playground, go-carts + an animated Chicken Show. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance. PYO fruit & flowers are priced by the lb. or stem.




40 Fruit Lane Morgantown, PA
610-856-7300


Pick-your-own fruit at Weaver’s is relaxing and kid-friendly, a chance to enjoy nature and pick sumptuous fruit. All of our apple and peach trees are dwarf trees, so most fruit will be within easy reach. Please see our COVID-19 Policies for 2020 listed on the website. Please observe all rules for the benefit of all of our customers and our farm.



Fun Things to Do With Kids In Delaware 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 responsibilities about 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.


Labor Day Weekend Family Fun 2020


Fun Things has you covered with family-friendly events happening in the area over Labor Day weekend.  Please visit the website of the place you would like to visit before leaving home.  Visitor capacity is often limited, and most locations require you to purchase tickets in advance.   The list below is just suggestions, please use your own discretion to decide what is best for your family during these unusual times.


Close to Home


now - September 4th

We invite you to have a twilight experience with us and enjoy a family fun movie night, in the comfort of your own car!   Buy tickets in advance.
Gates open at 7:30PM; Movie starts at 8:30PM

Ongoing

Let's get fishing - while still social distancing

Ongoing

Support local agriculture and make lifelong memories picking your own fruit at Linvilla Orchards.


now - September 20

Enjoy a relaxing 90-minute train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on a warm summer afternoon. Pack a lunch to have during our stop at the Glen Mills train station picnic grove. 


now - Labor Day

We have about four + acres of beautiful sunflowers in our fields.  Trails throughout the field and two giant bridges are ready to greet you, along with numerous photo ops.  The sunflowers will be in full bloom, so stop out and take part in this amazingly fun adventure!

Ongoing

Stroll the grounds and watch the routine shows  Timed tickets need to be purchased in advance


Ongoing

Tyler Arboretum is a delight for nature lovers, birders, botanists, and those who want rediscover the natural world.


Take a Day Trip



Franklin Square's 180-year-old, historic centerpiece has been renovated and updated into a dynamic state-of-the-art Fountain Show featuring spectacular dancing water effects and colored lights choreographed to music.


September 5th - November 1st

Opening Weekend on the grounds of Mount Hope Winery


Now - September 7

Take a stroll, enjoy a bite, the views, and relax. 


Amusement Park Fun

Now - September 27th

Now - September 7th







* Photo credit Hurrican Hill

Fun Things to Do With Kids In Delaware 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 responsibilities about 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.

What's Open For Kids and Families in the Philadelphia Area



Here is a list of places that are open in and near Chester County that you can enjoy responsibly with restrictions. As things are slowly reopening, we’ll update you on the things you can do outside the house. Please visit the website of the place you would like to visit before leaving home.  Visitor capacity is often limited, and most locations require you to purchase tickets in advance.   The list below is just suggestions, please use your own discretion to decide what is best for your family during these unusual times.

Parks


Newlin Grist Mill 
- trails open




Zoos

Brandywine Zoo - reservations required

Elmwood Park Zoo - reservation required



Railroads

Strasburg Railroad - reservations required

West Chester Railroad - reservations required

Pick Your Own

Linvilla Orchards - some activities require reservations

Highland Orchards  - reservations required 

Gardens


Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens -  reservations required


Chanticleer Gardens - reservations required


Museums/Tours



Franklin Institute - reservations required

Battleship New Jersey - reservations required

Independence Seaport Museum- reservations required






*photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Zoo


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 responsibilities about 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.

1st Start Birthdays




Have a birthday coming up? Want to add some fun to your car drivebys??

Let us come invade your child's birthday party or special event! Have a character show up to your house and give your birthday boy/girl a fun goody bag followed by a photo shoot! (Social distancing rules apply)

If interested in having 1st Start be a part of your birthday party, please e-mail Coach John at coachjohn@1ststartlacrosse.com


Happy Easter

Virtual Storytimes



With kids at home and parents looking for fun educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read aloud and activities on social media. Listed below are some of our favorites. 



Roda Ahmed- on Instagram Live


Diane Alber -on Facebook 10am PST


Mac Barnett- Instagram Live. 12pm PST



Julia Cook- Facebook Live 9AM CST


James Dean on Instagram Live  at 12 PM EDT



Monique Gray Smith - Instagram


Dan Gutman- Reads from “Miss Blake is a Flake” each day at 2:00 PM EDT


Tara Lazar- Instagram Live 12 PM EDT



Peter Reynolds- Facebook 12PM EDT


#Savewithstories - Virtual storytimes with some of your favorite stars on Instagram


Virtual Field Trips





Just because you are stuck in the house it doesn't mean you can't take a field trip.  Check out some of these fun places the kids can visit from home.



Art


Google Arts and Culture teamed up with over 500 museums and galleries around the world to bring everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.


Animals



Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will have a Facebook live event every day at 3pm



Space





National Parks





Online Learning Resources for Kids




With schools being closed due to the Coronavirus, many parents are trying to fill in the gaps in their child's learning.  Fun Things compiled a list of sites that are offering free tools to help keep the kids learning.  Please feel free to share sites that your kids love.















5 Ideas Do With the Kids This Week in Chester County March 9th-13th




Lots of fun things to do this week, so grab your kids and check out our Top 5 Events and our calendar for some family fun.


Monday

March 9th

Tuesday
March 10th


Free Crafting events all week at Michaels


Wednesday
March 11th


Story and Craft at Learning Express Exton

Thursday
March 12th

Free Youth Class- Books and Brushes at Community Health and Dental Care

Friday
March 13th

Movie Night - Frozen 2 at First Presbyterian Church of West Chester




For more ideas take a look at our calendar: 
https://www.kidschesco.com


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

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







Friday

1. Music Celebration at Oxford Library

2. Lion King Kids at SALT Performing Arts (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)



Saturday 

3.  
Seussical the Musical at Rustin High School (Friday and Saturday)

4. St. Patrick's Day Irish Step Dance Demonstration at Parkesburg Library


5. United Sports Youth Programs Open House

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6. The Kennett Kitchen hosts Teen Night Dinner (Kid's 12+)

7.  Make Binoculars at Home Depot Kids Workshop

8. Storytime and Activities Featuring How to Catch a Dinosaur and How to Catch a Unicorn Storytime 
at Barnes and Noble



Sunday


9.   Free Events for Kids make Craft Stick Bee at Michaels

10. Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens



* Check out our calendar for ideas

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