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Father's Day Parenting Tip

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 | Posted by Lori

Appreciating Dad this weekend with an article from The Center for Parenting Education!

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The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts continues its legacy of providing affordable performing arts to Philadelphia’s youngest audiences with its 29th annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival. From April 30–May 4, families can enjoy performances perfect for the young (and young at heart.)

World War II Weekend at Graeme Park

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

On April 20-21 the grounds of Graeme Park and the adjacent Penrose-Strawbridge House will be transformed into a World War II-era French village as reenactors stage a battle between American and German troops amongst the stone barns and outbuildings on the properties.

2013 Flower Show Is a “Brilliant!” Experience for Families

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

The 2013 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show offers endless opportunities for visitors of all ages. Toddlers, tweens, and young adults will have the chance to participate in crafts, storytimes, interactive games, an exciting (and educational) scavenger hunt, and enjoy on-stage performances at the Flower Show, which runs March 2-10.

It's the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.

Celebrate Valentine's Weekend with Chocolate Making

Posted on Friday, February 1, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

Chocolate holds an important spot in our nation’s early history. With a famous rebellion against tea and all things British, our founders chose hot chocolate and coffee drinks as symbols of freedom. It wasn’t long until the tasty ingredient started finding its way into many recipes, from baked goods to early chocolate bars.  The rest is chocolate history!

Martin Luther King Day Activities 2013

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with these local events honoring the work and memory of this great American.

Blue Cross Riverrink at Penn's Landing Salutes First Responders

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

The Blue Cross RiverRink will Salute First Responders this Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Featuring an outdoor Olympic size rink overlooking the Delaware River and an indoor heated facility with a snack bar, game room
and more, the Blue Cross RiverRink, has created this special
event as an honorable and informational celebration fit for all
ages with free activities for the entire family.

Get Lost! In Linvilla Orchard's Ultimate Recycled Maze

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | Posted by Kristen

There's always something fun and exciting to do at Linvilla Orchards all year round! Starting January 2 through March 3, Linvilla Orchards wants you to leave your map at home and find your way through the Ultimate Recycled Maze! This amazing maze is constructed from over one-thousand unsold Christmas trees which have been recovered from area tree lots. They have been strategically placed to challenge your sense of direction while you walk through a green wonderland of recycled trees!

New Year's Eve 2012

Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Welcome in 2013 by counting down to 12 Noon or 12 Midnight with these family friendly events.

Christmas Fun at Narberth's Dickens Festival

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

The Narberth Dickens Festival is a free family event held from Noon to 4pm, Saturday December 8, in downtown Narberth. This Main Line holiday favorite transforms Narberth into 1840s London for one December afternoon every year. It’s a free family event that includes Victorian carolers and performers, ice-sculpting, face-painting and Dickens “tattoos”, crafts for kids, dance performances, puppet shows, horse and carriage rides, and much more.

Holiday Railway Fun 2012

Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

antiques,classics,engines,freight transportation,German culture,Germany,iStockphoto,locomotives,nostalgia,old,old-fashioned,Photographs,railroad station,railroad tracks,steam engines,steam train,traditional culture,trains,transportation,travelAll aboard! Holiday fun awaits you and your entire family as you board these train rides or visit this amazing railway displays.

Car Seat Safety Survey

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Posted by Lori
The owners of Growing Express Consignment Sale are conducting an important survey on car seat safety for the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. If you live near the Ambler area, see this article for details on how you can help!
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2012 Philadelphia Honey Festival

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

The Philadelphia Honey Festival aims to raise awareness about the importance of bees to our environment, the impact of local honey on our economy, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening.

Summer Fun Indoors

Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Posted by Lori

Extreme heat or rainy days often keep us in the house with the kids during the summer. If you’ve had enough of television, playdoh, and board games, check our list below for ideas to get out the house while still avoiding the elements. Many of these area activities are free!

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Celebrate World Circus Day

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | Posted by Kristen

Celebrate the third annual World Circus Day with performances, fun and the family-friendly film Circus Dreams all happening at Philadelphia School of Circus Arts (PSCA), 5900A Greene Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144, on Saturday, April 21, at 7:00pm. Family-friendly activities are only a $5 suggested donation. Advance reservations are appreciated by visiting http://bit.ly/HNL28i 

March Events at the Delaware Children's Museum

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Posted by Kristen
Invigorating exercise, food fun, Grandparents’ Week, and more!
It’s time to get minds, bodies, and even dinner plates in shape during March at the Delaware Children’s Museum(DCM), where events focus on healthy habits, nutrition, and shape-up fun that families can enjoy together.

Tired of listening to Justin Bieber, The Wiggles or Nursery Rhyme CDs with your children? Then, why not open your kids’ eyes (and ears) to the sound of the symphony!

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County offered a free concert Sunday, March 4 at Lincoln University. On Sunday, March 11 at 2PM, they will offer the same free concert at West Chester University.

Girls' Night Out at the Flower Show

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012 | Posted by Lori
On Thursday, March 8th, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Philadelphia Style magazine will present the second annual Girls Night Out event at The Philadelphia International Flower Show.
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Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 | Posted by Lori

Is it just me, or does it seem like Dr. Seuss’ birthday is becoming a bigger and bigger event every year? Much of this is attributed to the National Educational Association’s Read Across America initiative which inspires events all over the area.

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Take Your Kids to Vote!

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | Posted by Lori

Today is Election Day and despite the fact that there are no big races on the ballot, it is still important to go cast your vote.  Actually, because voter turnout is not expected to be high, it is a great opportunity to bring your kids along. 

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Herr’s Snack Factory Tour

Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011 | Posted by Kristen

Have you ever tasted a hot potato chip right off the factory line? Well, if your answer is ‘no’, you better head for the Herr’s Snack Factory Tour. Surely, you have seen their snacks at the grocery store but nothing is better than a perfectly fresh chip! And, that is exactly what you get when you visit the Herr’s Factory.

Blue Star Museums honor Military Personnel and their Families

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Posted by Kristen

Blue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,000 museums in all 50 states that will offer free admission to active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, through Labor Day, September 5, 2011.

Easter Egg Hunts

Posted on Sunday, April 3, 2011 | Posted by Kristen

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail... hiding eggs at these local Easter Egg Hunts.  Grab your Easter basket and join the fun!

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Easter Fun!

Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 | Posted by Kristen

If you are looking for something a little different than an ordinary egg hunt, this is the list for you!  Decorate eggs with the environment in mind, go for a helicopter ride or visit the Easter Fun Fair.  Check out these local events this spring.

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Eating Opportunities with the Easter Bunny

Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 | Posted by Kristen

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.... come out and eat with the Easter Bunny himself! 

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Easter Zoo and Farm Events

Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 | Posted by Kristen

Why not visit the animals on the farm or at the zoo this spring?  While you are there, take part in some of the Easter activities too!  From an Egg-U-Cational hunt to hayrides to Bunnyland, there is something for everyone! 

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Easter Train Events

Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 | Posted by Kristen

All Aboard!  The Easter Bunny Express is leaving the station and you don't want to miss it!  "Hop" onboard, enjoy the ride, meet the Easter Bunny, pose for a picture... fun for the whole family at these local railroads.

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White House Easter Egg Roll

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011 | Posted by Kristen

The President and First Lady announced that this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 25, 2011.  You can now enter the online lottery to try to win tickets! 

January is "Get Organized" Month

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 | Posted by Lori

January is “Get Organized Month” according to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).  Local mom, Professional Organizer and Author, Debbie Lillard, has compiled some great tips for getting your home organized!

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Plastic Hangers Need a Home!

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Posted by Lori

Do you live near Plymouth Meeting and have extra hangers in your kids' closet?  There is a great organization that could use them!

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Welcome to PlaygroundBuzz.com

Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2010 | Posted by Lori

Kids activities in Chester CountyThe easy-to-use resource guide for children's activities in and around the Philadelphia area. Founded in 2007 (originally named NorristownMom.com), this site provides a searchable database of classes, indoor sports and play areas, and outdoor fun activities.

Check out the calendar for plenty of family-friendly events and be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter to be alerted of seasonal event listings and contests.

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