Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th

A list of best things to do in Chester County this weekend
 October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th

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. 

Join us for a family-friendly Halloween train ride! Wear your favorite costume and ride our heated train to enjoy the beautiful Chester Creek Valley in all of its Fall splendor! During your brief stop at the historic Glen Mills station, passengers can disembark and explore the historic station and our picnic grove. Passengers can also collect a few treats while at the station. A simple fun event for everyone to enjoy.

Our signature June Father’s Day event has a new name but is the same celebration of family and fun. This year, we’ve added an extra day and moved the whole event to Saturday, October 23, from 10 am until 5 pm, and Sunday, October 24, from noon until 5 pm.

On Saturday we will host a car and motorcycle show, along with food trucks, a beer garden, interesting exhibits, games, and more. WMGK’s Andre Gardner will broadcast LIVE from noon until 2 pm. On Sunday we will have helicopter rides and static aircraft displays in addition to the aforementioned for the second day of fun.

Kids dress up and take a stroll along the Candy Trail to all of your favorite shops and restaurants in town. Each destination will offer fun treats and goodies for the whole family! Just follow the orange and black balloons and complete the treat trail. Enjoy s'more stations at Penny Lane Emporium. Kids in costume eat FREE at Grain, too! Great photo ops to be taken at our seasonal photo booth to commemorate Halloween 2021.

Come out and celebrate Oktoberfest at East Bradford Park! Sunday, October 24th, 1pm – 6pm. Food, Drink, Music and Dance!! Free Admission!! Artillery Brewing Co. Beer Garden, The Flying Deutchman Mobile Eatery, Gotta Lotta Gelata, caricature artist Dan Freed, Lukens German Band, Polkadelphia, GTV Edelweiss of Reading. You don’t have to be German to enjoy Oktoberfest!!

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 treat bag at the end! Members do not need to register for Boo, just bring your card and/or photo ID. Tickets are available at the door and online. Online purchase recommended.

Join us at the zoo for some special after-hours trick-or-treating fun! This after-hours access of our regularly scheduled Boo at the Zoo event is specially geared for our guests with special needs along with their families and caregivers. This is a great opportunity to experience and enjoy Boo at the Zoo in a more relaxed setting, perfect for those with sensory sensitivities. Guests can walk the zoo and participate in treat stations, animal meet-and-greets, a costume parade, and more! Don’t forget your costume and your trick-or-treat bag!

Pile your friends and family in the car and take in a fun film under the night sky. All films are rated PG. Gates open at 5 pm, the movie starts at 7 pm. 

Friday, October 22: Night at the Museum
Saturday, October 23: Hocus Pocus 
Sunday, October 24: Mary Poppins Returns 

Visit the Children’s Corner in the Idea Garden for interactive play. Find the perfect opportunity for a festive fall photo amid our whimsical seasonal display of pumpkins, gourds, and corn husk towers.

Join us for three spooky weekends this October during our annual fall extravaganza! Come dressed in your favorite costume; enjoy seasonal décor, photo opportunities, and festive fall offerings; and have a spooktacular time!

Exton Square Mall will show Halloween movies in its parking lot throughout October. While moviegoers watch the on-screen frights, costumed staff will roam the crowds and scare audiences sitting in their cars.

Our annual pumpkin harvest season at Milky Way Farm runs Sept 25-Oct 31, 2021. 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 that 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 (the wagon can fit 20 family and friends).

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! 

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! For eight fun-filled weeks, view and vote for your favorite larger-than-life creations in this Bucks County tradition. Some scarecrows are inspired by famous characters, some are humorous, 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.

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. 

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.

Crisp, fresh, and altogether refreshing, autumn at Longwood is a season of constant shifts in hue and texture … yet ever-present beauty.

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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