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The Main Line’s Best Spring Events for Families

Here are the best spring events and openings in our area.

We spend all winter waiting for spring, so don’t miss a single event! Keep an eye on this list — we’ll keep adding events as they’re announced.

March

Winterthur Reopens

March 1, 2017

Winterthur Museum and Gardens, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware

Winterthur is reopening its doors after their winter closing hours, and they’re coming back with plenty of family programming, including new Story Time in the Enchanted Woods, taking place the first and third Thursdays of every month from April through October (intended for children ages 3 — 6).

The Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt

Saturday, March 11

Downtown Narberth

 

This free scavenger hunt is a family-friendly way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Expert Fishing Derby

March 25, 2017

The Orchard Lake at Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media

 

This event is a seasoned fisher’s dream! The lake will be stocked to capacity with plenty of fish, and bait will be for sale on the premises should you need it. You can bring your own rod or rent one, and no fishing license is required. How to win? Catch the biggest fish! Participation admission is $29.99; check in at the farm market.

April

Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

April 1 — May 26,  2017

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

Longwood Gardens is gorgeous all times of the year, but there’s something special about those springtime blooms. Head out to the peak season of spring flora this year from April 1 — May 26 to see over 240,000 tulips, as well as magnolias, dogwoods, wisterias, azaleas, and foam-flowers from Pierce’s Woods to the Hillside Garden and into the conservatory. See What’s In Bloom for your visit!

Opening of Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia

April 6

Plymouth Meeting Mall

 

Brick lovers are already counting down the days to the opening of this 33,000-square-foot attraction, billed as the “ultimate Lego playground.” It will feature a 4D movie, a Lego-themed ride, and 10 themed play areas with millions of Legos.

West Laurel Hill Cemetery Easter Egg Hunt

April 8, 2017

West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd

 

Hunt for Zitner’s amazing eggs, while giving to charity — all proceeds from this family Easter egg hunt go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Bring your own basket. Family tickets are $10.

Family Fishing Derby

April 8, 2017

The Orchard Lake at Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media

 

Bring the kids to the Orchard Lake at Linvilla Orchards to let them try their hand at fishing! This derby is perfect for beginners, with rod rentals, bait for sale, and no fishing license required. Additionally, the first child to catch a trout from each age bracket will receive a special trophy! Participation admission is $19.99; check in at the farm market.


Easter Weekend at Longwood Gardens

April 15 — 16, 2017

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

Live music in the conservatory, brunch at 1906, wine and champagne at the Terrace Restaurant, and don’t even get us started on the peak spring blooms. Tickets are sure to sell out fast, so be sure to get yours and head out.

May

Mother’s Day Weekend at Longwood Gardens

May 13 and 14, 2017

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

Brunch and dinner at 1906 is unforgettable for Mother’s Day! But hurry and get your reservations soon, because this event sells out frequently. There will be live music playing throughout the weekend (the gardens will be open until 8 pm) and the cafe will also be open for dining.

Antique Car Show

May 21, 2017

Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media

Join Linvilla Orchards for a day of viewing restored historical cars. They’ve partnered with the Historical Car Club of Pennsylvania (HCCP) to show more than 250 maintained antique motor vehicles all day long! Admission to this event is free.

Devon Horse Show

May 25 – June 4, 2017

23 Dorset Road, Devon

 

Do you go to see the horses, or to be seen? Either way, this is fun for the whole family. There’s a big fair in addition to the show, so plan on a lively outing.

Longwood Gardens Main Fountain Garden Reopens

May 27, 2017

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

After a two-year, $90 million renovation and restoration, Longwood’s most famous feature returns in time for Memorial Day weekend. The beloved “Fireworks and Fountains” spectacle is back, too, on selected dates beginning May 28.

June

Raspberry Festival

June 24, 2017

Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media

 

The raspberry is a finicky berry with small window in which its growth is in season. Head to Linvilla Orchards to pick your own raspberries at the peak of freshness and enjoy this year’s theme to the festival: comedy! Silly Joe will be there to lead the kids with smiles and laughter throughout the day.

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Photograph via iStock. 

Jes@familyfocusmedia.com

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