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19+ Things To Do This Week With Kids on the Main Line and in Philadelphia

Enjoy the spring weather this week on the Main Line and in the city at events hand-picked by our editors.

All Week :

Cherry Blossom Festival

Through April 9

Various Locations

All this week the cherry blossoms are in peak bloom around the city. There are several events throughout the week, including the final festival day this Sunday.

Pop-Up Cherry Blossom Tours

Through April 20, 1 pm

Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia

Head to Morris Arboretum all week long for cherry blossom tours through the arboretum. Tours start at 1 pm and are included with general admission to the arboretum.

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month

Through April 30

Various Locations

April is Jazz Appreciation Month in Philadelphia, and there are many events going on throughout the entire month for the family to enjoy. This week, take part in a jazz listening session at the City Hall Art Gallery on April 5, or join in on the University Series at 30th Street Station on April 7.

Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

Through May 26, 9 am — 6 pm

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

Spring flowers are in bloom at Longwood Gardens, including thousands of tulips! Head over during this week to see the spectacular displays. This event is included with general admission to the gardens.


Monday:

Count and Clap Along!

April 3, 10:30 am

Lawncrest Library, 6098 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia

In this free event for preschoolers and their caretakers, join in on singing, dancing, and jamming along to music together!

Pysanka

April 3, 6 pm

Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road, Philadelphia

With Easter coming up, learn the art of Ukrainian Egg dyeing at this free event.


Tuesday:

Storytime and Craft

April 4, 10 — 11 am

The Garden Center at Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media

Children and their caregivers can create their own artwork using the day’s story as inspiration. This event is free and open to the public.


Wednesday:

Little Chefs in Nature’s Pantry

April 5, 10 — 11 am

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media

Learn how to make simple recipes your children will love at this class hosted by Tyler Arboretum for children ages 3 — 6 and their caregivers. Individual classes are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers per child per class.

Little Explorers: Growing Plants, Growing Minds

April 5, 10 — 11:30 am

Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia

Toddlers and preschoolers ages 2 — 4 can search Bartram’s Garden for seeds that they can plant and grow at home! This event is $12 per student and free for garden members at the family level and up.

STEM Storytime

April 5, 10:30 — 11 am

Main Point Books, 116 N Wayne Ave., Wayne

Radnor Memorial Library and Main Point Books teamed up for the free STEM Storytime event this Wednesday. Children are invited to enjoy stories, songs, open play, and tinkering with STEM toys.


Thursday:

Legoland Discovery Center Grand Opening

April 6, 10:30 am

Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia, Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

You’ve all been waiting, and the time has finally come! Tickets start at $19 bought online and $24 at the door.

Children’s Read-Aloud Tour: ‘Ribbit!’

April 6, 10:30 am

The Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford

Join the Brandywine River Museum of Art for a playful storytime featuring the children’s book Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira. This event is $5 per child and their caregiver and free for members.

Tiny Trackers: What Color is Spring?

April 6, 1 — 2:30 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media

Search for the spring colors all around the arboretum to answer the question: which color is the color of the season? This event is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.


Friday:

Cornelia’s Corner

April 7, 11 am

Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill

This Friday, enjoy a free storytime, crafting, and gaming event at the Holy Child Academy. Spaces fill up quickly, so please RSVP to rkellich@holychildacademy.com.

Aerial Photography Collage

April 7, 2 pm

The Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, 118 — 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia

Learn about World War II and American art at this event by creating a watercolor collage inspired by aerial photographs of the time. Register here.

First Friday Game Night

April 7, 5 — 7 pm

Nest Chestnut Hill, 10 W. Gravers Lane, Philadelphia

Get the crew together for games and fun! This event is BYOB and Nest’s cafe will be open, too. It’s free for members or with a day pass.

Parents Night Out: Foolish Science Theme

April 7, 5:30 — 10 pm

The Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware

Head out on the town this Friday and leave babysitting to the Delaware Museum of Natural History with games, movies, and pizza. This event is for children ages 5 — 10. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Register here.

Parent’s Night Out

April 7, 6 — 9 pm

Nest Center City, 1301 Locust St., Philadelphia

If you’re in the city and want to enjoy a night on the town, drop the kids off at Nest for open play, tumble and jump fun, and pizza! This event is for children ages 18 months — 6 years old. Pre-registration is required and is $30 for one child, $45 for two children, $55 for three or more children, and free for purple members.

Toad Night

April 7, 7 — 8 pm

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Road, Philadelphia

It’s the season of the toad! Listen for trills and search the grounds of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education for as many toads as you can find. Wear comfortable shoes for the hiking portion of this event.


All Weekend:

Easter Bunny Express

April 8 and 9, noon and 2 pm
West Chester Railroad, 230 E. Market St., West Chester

All aboard! Tickets are $24 for adults, $17 for children ages 2 — 12, and $7 for toddlers ages 9 — 23 months.

Dino Day and Bug Bonanza

April 8 and 9, 1 — 4 pm
Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Dr., Camden

Dig for fossils in the Dino Garden all weekend long at the Camden Children’s Garden. There will also be educational activities and crafts to celebrate insects and dinosaurs. This event is included with general admission to the garden.


Saturday:

Family Fishing Derby

April 8, 9 am — 3 pm
The Orchard Lake, Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media

It’s officially springtime, which means fishing derbies at the lake at Linvilla Orchards. Tickets are $19 per participant, and no fishing experience or license is required.

Easter Egg Hunt

April 8, 10 am
West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 215 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd

Join the West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Alex’s Lemonade Stand for an egg hunt, photos with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, crafting led by Wayne Art Center, and more. Registration begins at 10 am and admission is $10 per family.

Philly Farm and Food Fest

April 8, 10 am — 4 pm
The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F, 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia

Bring the farm to the table at the annual Philly Farm and Food Fest. Along with the local farms showcasing and selling delicious food, don’t forget about the ever popular Kids Corral featuring workshops, Ralph the alpaca, and more. General admission tickets are $20, and kids under 12 get in free.

Macy’s Family Fun Day

April 8, 10 am — 5 pm
The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St., Philadelphia

Join in on the fun this Saturday for activities celebrating arts, history, and culture. The first 250 people to arrive will receive free entry courtesy of Macy’s.

Swoop’s Birthday

April 8
The Picnic Pavilion at Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

Join Swoop, the Philadelphia Eagles’ mascot, for a birthday celebration! There will be guest appearances and activities throughout the event. For more information, call Guest Services at 610-277-3825, ext. 222.

Cherry Blossom Tea Ceremony

April 8, 2:30 — 3:30 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by Shofuso’s tea school. After the demonstration, guests will receive a bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet. Tickets are $35.


Sunday:

El Bruncho With Elmo

April 9, 9:30 am — noon
Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

Enjoy brunch with Elmo this Sunday at Lulu’s Casita with all you can eat food stations and complimentary mimosas. Tickets are $15 per child and $20 per adult. RSVP to info@luluscasita.com.

Clover Market in Chestnut Hill

April 8, 10 am — 5 pm
25 W. Highland Ave., Philadelphia

The Clover Market is back! Head out to Chestnut Hill and snag deals on local artisans’ wares. This event is free to attend and outside, so dress for the weather.

Little Brushes: Easter Blooms

April 9, 11 am — 1 pm
Pinot’s Palette Lower Merion, 20 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore

Get excited for Easter next Sunday by painting a whimsical Easter theme on canvas at Pinot’s Palette! Admission is $25 per painter.

American Swedish Historical Museum Easter Family Fun Day

April 9, 2 — 4 pm
American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia

Spice up your Easter plans with some traditions from Sweden. For the whimsical, enjoy crafting, face painting, and dress up. And it wouldn’t be an Easter event without an egg hunt! Children 2 and under are free and all other tickets are $10.

Photograph courtesy of Bartram’s Garden. 


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