Fun Things To Do in Chester County This Weekend For Families and Kids May 7th -9th

A list of best things to do in Chester County this weekend, May 7th - May 9th

What to do this weekend with your family? Here is a list of things you can enjoy with your family this weekend. Please call ahead before leaving your house to ensure the venue is still hosting the event. Due to the new COVID guidelines, many venues have had to cut back on the number of visitors they can allow.

In collaboration with local children's author, Jamie Kleman, and 18 local businesses (restaurants, shops, and organizations), Kennett Library is proud to present the Kennett Square Story Stroll!

During the month of May, pages of "It's not Mean to be Green" will be placed in the front windows of local businesses so children and families can stroll leisurely down the downtown blocks and read together a story of "going green".

Ranger Conlow presents Ranger Techs at Springton Manor Farm. This program will offer school-age children "ranger training" in the fields of environmental science and outdoor recreation. In this training, we will focus on an exciting recreational opportunity...archery! Archery is great at developing hand/ eye coordination, teaching safety and responsibility, and enjoying the outdoors. Please bring a filled water bottle and snacks.

Gather the important women in your life and join the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County for a special Mother's Day weekend movie fundraiser! We will be screening the film, Brave, about the special and often complicated relationships between mothers and daughters.

Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals in SALT’s first show back in 2021! Join us in-person or via live-stream!

In April 2019, the Charlotte Grace Fund launched and we held our first event in the park. A community 5k and walk that had over 800 friends, family and supporters. In 2020, due to covid restrictions, we held the race virtually and raised  a considerable amount of funds for families. 
This year, we are trying something new to honor the life of our Charley. Offering a family night at the park for all to enjoy Charley's playground and a special movie at dusk. 

The new Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink will offer outdoor roller skating at Dilworth Park from Friday, April 30 through Sunday, June 27. The rink’s retro-inspired design will feature a checkerboard floor and market lights. A colorful installation of overhead hula-hoops.

In cooperation with Longwood Gardens' Community Read, learn how plants grow from seeds and how birds help them travel. Make your own bird feeder from recycled materials.

Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges at Science Saturday. Activities are included in regular admission and free for Hagley members. 

Come sail with us! Kalmar Nyckel offers river cruises, day sails, and appearances from May through October in 2021. Sails are limited to 25 passengers and reservations required.

Take Mom on a 90 minute round trip train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on her special day. During your brief layover in Glen Mills, you will be able to explore the historic Glen Mills train station as well as our picnic grove along the Chester Creek. All Moms ride for a special reduced fare!

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is one of the Philadelphia Waterfront's favorite Summertime traditions featuring outdoor roller skating, boardwalk games and rides, mini-golf, and great food and drinks, all with soaring views of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge. Summerfest is the perfect place for a family outing, a school trip, or a meet-up with friends.

Treat mom to an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet and a day at the zoo! Our annual Mother’s Day Brunches will take place on Saturday, May 8th and Sunday, May 9th – three time slots are available each day. Your ticket includes admission to the Zoo, brunch, and an animal meet and greet!
Space is limited for this event, so please register early and arrive on time.

Mother's Day Weekend Brunch at Sesame Place

Celebrate Mom with a fun-filled visit to Sesame Place® and a special Mother’s Day Dine with Elmo & Friends! Enjoy a delicious and safe buffet meal with your favorite furry friends and all moms will receive a rose. Take a spin on the rides, catch your favorite Sesame Street shows and don’t miss our surprise, mini parades throughout the day! Dine with Elmo & Friends is an additional charge and reservations are required.

Travel back in time 66 million years ago and journey to an age when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Encounter 24 life-size creatures, learn about these prehistoric giants, the rise of humans, and our impact on wildlife and the planet!  Timed tickets are required.

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.

It’s almost time to awaken your senses and revitalize your soul with the vibrant hues, fresh fragrances, and natural sounds of spring in our Gardens. Reservations Required

On Friday, Feb. 12, and running through December 2021, Parking Lot Theaters will be hosting popular movies at Exton Square Mall, Exton. In addition to viewing these movies from the comfort of your car, customers can order and enjoy many movie theater amenities such as popcorn, candy, and some hot food choices.

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.

Virtual Event

Music with Miss Jill is an interactive music program for toddlers through Kindergarten. Weekly activities consist of songs, fingerplays, puppets, props, and musical games. Each week is theme-oriented.
Please register with an email address attached to a Zoom account. Zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours in advance.

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.

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

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