Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids October 21st, 22nd, & 23rd

A list of the best things to do in Chester County this weekend
October 21st, 22nd, & 23rd

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.

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Treehouse World's Annual Fall Festival - Games, Activities, Food, Contests, FUN! A fun-filled day for you and your family at our annual Fall Festival on October 22nd 10AM-4PM 

Come aboard an indoor Halloween Ghost Ship at the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation's 4th annual free family costume event on our maritime campus. Free tours of Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Halloween-themed crafts, outdoor pumpkin painting, a costume parade, and face painting. Fun for all ages! Free admission & parking. Fees for some activities.

Fall Fest will include: Free Community Meals, Hayrides (weather permitting)
Inflatable Obstacle Course, Pumpkin Decorating, Trunk or Treat, Halloween Candy (treats!), Fun activities, and more!

An annual Chadds Ford tradition, the three-day event highlights over 70 giant pumpkins carved into amazing creations. Carvers work through the early evening on Thursday and then illuminate their masterpieces by candlelight. Guests can view the carvers at work Thursday and the finished products Friday and Saturday. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there is a 'kid-friendly' Haunted Trail and live music. Food and Fall treats are offered by area eateries, along with local craft beer and wine.

Join us for a fabulous fall evening at Paoli UMC! There will be lots of decorated trunks handing out candy, a youth group-led haunted house, food, and games! The event is free, and donations to the haunted house will go towards youth missions. 

Join us for the fall family event of the year! So many awesome kid-friendly Halloween/fall activities and so much sports-related fun it’s scary!

Free and Open to the Community!
Let's celebrate the season together with some festive fall fun. There will be seasonal crafts to make, outdoor games, a moon bounce and obstacle course, fire truck, goodies for the kids, and local food trucks with yummy munchies for purchase.


SALT’s production of Rogers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the timeless, enchanting, magical fairytale reborn in the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary (and sometimes hilarious) take on the classic tale has all the hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance and features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”  Perfect for the entire family, with a cast meet & greet following each performance!

Available seasonally, visit our 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.

On select days in darkness falls (7:00pm) the car wash will be transformed from the wash you know into a "TUNNEL of TERROR". This car wash special event is sure leave you with a clean car and a sleepless night.     Enter...if you dare!

West Chester Rail Road Halloween Special

Join us for a Fall train ride and get ready for Halloween! Kids and parents are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes! Treats will be given to children during our short layover at the historic Glen Mills station. Riders of all ages will be able to enjoy the fall foliage along the Chester Creek Valley during the 90-minute journey to Glen Mills and back. A fun event for the whole family to enjoy!

Free self-guided trail with autumn annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and outdoor seasonal decor for sale.

Teens and Tweens will enjoy The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride, which has been voted the #1 haunt in the country and has been featured on the Travel Channel. 

Join the fun at The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire  The Renaissance fair occurs over 13 weekends from early August through late October on the grounds of the Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim, Pennsylvania. 

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.

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.

Vibrancy and imagination abound during our spectacular Chrysanthemum Festival. We stretch our horticultural limits by nurturing and training specialty chrysanthemum forms, all bursting with color from start to finish, making for a radiant Conservatory bursting with personality.

Outside, explore our painted vistas as they change with the season, enjoy family fun in our fanciful Garden Railway and Pumpkin Playground, and find autumnal awe at every turn.

Don't miss the final flourish of our daily fountain performances, as well as Light: Installations by Bruce Munro—on view Thursday through Sunday evenings through October 30. Before dusk, explore our Gardens and kick back with live music in the Beer Garden. As darkness falls, Light’s eight installations begin to shine, adding a dimension of magic and wonder to our Gardens. Join us for that evening’s Illuminated Fountain Performance and enjoy even more fun afterward, as we remain open—and Light remains on view—until 11:00 pm.

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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