Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids September 2nd, 3rd, & 4th

A list of the best things to do in Chester County this weekend
September 2nd, 3rd and 4th

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.

Get ready to have all YOUR dreams come true at this family-friendly event this Labor Day weekend: SALT Princess Party. 

Come dressed as your favorite royal subject for the Princess party, and join the most magical party in the kingdom with your real-life favorite princesses, princes, and other fairytale favorites (did someone want to build a snowman?). Get royal treatment with song, dance, autographs, photo ops, favors, and more! 

Fun for the whole family! There’s so much to do at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Country Fair.

More fun for all the kids in our Midway. Inflatables, rides, and games will be enjoyed by the younger crowd.  Buy a wristband for all-day fun!

And don’t forget about the shops! Many local and out-of-the-area shops come to share the same tent atop the LCHS&CF midway. Vendors offer everything from antiques to handcrafted jewelry, home decor to fashions, and everything in between.

Did you know that colonial people experimented with science every day? From cooking to getting water from the well to dyeing their clothes, every day was Science Day. Join us on the farm for 18th-century science fun– see dyeing using plants from our garden; discover how baking is like chemistry; use simple machines to perform chores; learn about our animals, and more!

Join us on Saturday, September 3, for fireworks in honor of Labor Day. Free and open to the public. 

The fireworks will go off at approximately 8:30 pm. Enjoy breathtaking views of the fireworks from across the entire Delaware River Waterfront at these locations:  Cherry Street PierThe Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Race Street Pier, Pier 68, and Washington Avenue Pier, as well as the Moshulu, Keating's Rope & Anchor, the Spirit of Philadelphia, Liberty Point, Morgan's Pier, Fringe Arts, and Rivers Casino.

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. 

This month, we’re celebrating the ways that the Harlem Renaissance still influences life, art, and culture in Philadelphia today. Enjoy tap performances by the Lady Hoofers, find stories of jazz and poetry in our galleries and learn more with our fun family activities. Plus, you can visit our permanent collection AND visit our special exhibition, Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die), in its last weekend.

Free First Sundays at the Brandywine

The Museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with free admission.* See the exhibition Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America on its closing weekend.

Advance registration is required for free admission. Please note that this month's event will not feature family art activities.

On Sept. 3rd  more than 3,000 movie theaters would provide discounted movie tickets to the public. For each theater that participates on Sept. 3, tickets will be no more than $3 for each show regardless of what format it is in. AMC is offering a $5 fountain drink and popcorn combo meal. Meanwhile, Cinemark is dropping the prices for its medium ICEEs, medium fountain drinks, candy, and small popcorn to $3.

We’re giving the most important meal of the day a BIG upgrade! Enjoy a delicious, socially distanced outdoor breakfast buffet right next to our three towering giraffes. After you’ve cleared your plate, you’ll enjoy an exclusive giraffe feeding! Space is limited for this event, so don’t delay in purchasing your tickets!

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.

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