15+ Things to Do With Your Kids Around Philly and the Main Line This Week: January 2 – 6
What are you doing this week? If you’re still planning, we’ve got you covered with family fun all around the Main Line and in Philadelphia.
January 2 — 6, 9 am — 10 pm (advance registration highly recommended)
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
If you’re not quite ready to let go of the holidays yet (we understand if the tree is still up!), this week marks the final days of a Longwood Christmas, where you can see the gardens lit up in their holiday splendor. Advance purchase of tickets to the garden are highly recommended this week, so do call the gardens in advance before heading out.
January 2 — 5, 10 am — 5 pm
January 6, 10 am — 8 pm
Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 & 252, Lahaska
If you’re looking for a post-holiday bargain, Peddler’s Village is a great place to start. Join them for their January sale, happening throughout the month of January at the shops in the village. Parking and admission is free.
January 2 — 5, 9 am — 9 pm
January 6, 9 am — 11 pm
The Greenfield Lawn, Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St., Philadelphia
A little-known fact about the greater Philadelphia area: there are 32 gardens and arboretums within a 30 miles from the city. See various fauna from these gardens and arboretums showcased in one place at this pop-up maze next to City Hall to get a taste of the incredible gardens that call our area home.
January 2 — 6, 10 am — 5 pm
Winterthur Museum and Gardens, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware
Stock up on your Christmas decor for next year now at Winterthur’s After Christmas Sale in their gift shop, for up to 50% off items. While you’re at it, take one last tour through the museum to take a look at the massive dollhouse and other decorations before Winterthur’s winter closing on January 9.
January 2, 10 am — 4 pm
Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Chestnut Hill
It’s your last chance to see the spectacular Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum. Don’t miss this local favorite — if you haven’t seen it yet, do it now. This event is included with general admission to the arboretum.
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January 2, 4:30 — 5:15 pm
Lilypad, 1234 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
Get the new year off to a musical start with this all-ages singalong and movement class. It’s $12 per family, or $10 for Lilypad members.
January 3, 10 am
Radnor Memorial Library, RML REcollection, 110 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Preschoolers need time to prepare themselves beyond board books, and this is the perfect opportunity for them to stretch their imaginations and literacy skills. Children ages 3 — 5 are invited to hear longer stories, listen to music, and take part in other activities at this free event.
January 3, 3:30 — 5:30 pm
Free Library of Springfield Township, 1200 E. Willow Grove Ave., Wyndmoor
If your child needs something to do after school on Tuesdays, drop them off for Teen Time, open to teens ages 11 and up. They’ll enjoy trivia and games with Miss Marie, or they can read, relax, or finish up homework.
January 4, 10 — 10:30 am
Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
What better way to spice up your Wednesday than with a fiesta? Join Ms. Val for bilingual storytime, where children are invited to participate in storytelling, song, dance, and more. This event is included with general admission to Lulu’s Casita.
January 4, 10 — 11 am
Tyler Arboretum, 15 Painter Road, Media
Even though it’s winter time, children still need to get outdoors during this time of year. Take them to Tyler Arboretum’s Toddlers in Nature series, where children ages 18 months — 3 years old can enjoy storytime, exploration, and time outside. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers (fee for the children only.)
January 4, 5 — 7 pm
Rothman Cabin, Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St., Philadelphia
While the kids are out on their after school programs this week, head out to the happiest of happy hour(s) at Dilworth Park! Jim Beam cocktails are $5, wine is $4, and Sam Adams brand beers are $3. You just can’t beat this deal, and it’ll break through the mid-week post holiday slump.
January 4, 6 and 7 pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Included with pay what you wish admission after 5 pm on Wednesdays is yoga in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Bring the kids along and enjoy one of their yoga sessions either at 6 or 7 pm for a relaxing finish to your mid-week.
Had enough of the excesses of the holidays? Join us for a rejuvenating Art After 5 this Friday, when we invite you to "Just Breathe." You can enjoy soothing sitar music in the Great Stair Hall, participate in #yoga class led by @DhyanaYoga, and attend drop-in mindfulness workshops guided by Shambhala Center. Art After 5 is free with @philamuseum admission.
January 4, 6 — 8 pm
The Lodge at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, 121 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia
Who doesn’t love a good dose of competitive trivia? Bring the whole gang down to Blue Cross RiverRink’s cabin, enjoy drink specials, and give your best try at the top three prizes.
January 5, 10:30 am — 12:30 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia
Local Lower Merion students will have their student film, Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors: The Ones Who Survived, featured. Join the museum for a tour prior to the showing, and then see the film presented at 11:30 am. A question and answer period follows. This event is included with cost of admission to the museum.
January 6, 10:15 — 11 am
Preschool Classroom/Studio 4, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Toddlers love this weekly event at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Take your little one this Friday morning to hear music, create art together, and view the amazing works on display. This event is included with general admission to the museum.
January 6, 11 am — noon
Media Upper Providence Library, 10 E. State St., Media
Get your child interested in STEM early on through fun building play this Friday afternoon. Parents are invited to join children while they build whatever their heart desires with the library’s extensive collection of building blocks. This event is free and open to the public.
January 6, 2 — 3:30 pm
PAFA, 118 — 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia
Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts this Friday for a sample of what children can experience at their workshops! Children are invited to learn how camouflage was used in World War I to disguise and confuse enemy boats and military, leading to the term “razzle dazzle.” General admission to this event is $10 per child.
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Lead photograph by Jean Goins.