Weekend Planner: January 23, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Jan. 23 - Jan. 25, 2015.

Top Picks for This Weekend

Could you use a dose of summer right about now? Join us for the FREE MetroKids 7th Annual Super Camp Fair Sun. at the Conshohocken Marriott in W. Conshohocken, PA and look ahead to warmer days. Bring the whole family to explore more than 65 day and residential camps and enjoy an afternoon of fun, including hands-on camp activities, live demos, interactive exhibits, the Groove Photo Booth, meet-and-greets with Sixers cheerleaders, caricatures, games, food sampling, raffles, prizes and a chance to win a camp scholarship. We can’t wait to see you there!

Embrace your inner Kristoff during the FREE Ice Harvesting Sat. at Lambertville, NJ’s Howell Living History Farm. You’ll help cut ice, fill an icehouse and make sweets like snow cones and ice cream. For more Frozen fun, head to Wilmington’s Delaware Museum of Natural History Fri. for themed crafts, activities and a movie screening at the Frozen Friday Community Overnight, and Galloway, NJ’s Dynamo Gymnastics Academy Sat. for sing-alongs, treats and prizes at the Frozen Dance Party.

Take part in the ancient British tradition of protecting trees from harm during the FREE Wassailing the Apple Trees program at Princeton, NJ’s Terhune Orchards Sun. Families chant praise and wishes for the New Year while singing, dancing, playing instruments, toasting with hot cider and placing ceremonial gifts of cider-soaked bread in the tree branches. Later, take farm wagon rides, listen to live music and warm up with a bonfire and marshmallow roasting.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

From the spokes to the seat, watch as a bike is used to make music during the tuneful journey of Evalyn Parry’s SPIN, Sat. & Sun. at Philly’s Painted Bride Art Center.

Take a break from cookie-selling Sat. and jump into the Philadelphia Zoo’s Girl Scout Workshops, complete with hands-on projects, hikes and live animal encounters.

Did your tweens and teens love Into the Woods on the big screen? See it again, live on stage at W. Windsor, NJ’s Kelsey Theatre, Fri. through Feb. 1.

Let the kids show off their creative sides Sat. at Wayne, PA’s Wayne Art Center during Paint Like the Masters: Henri Rousseau… Paint & Collage and Sweet Art! Cupcake Decorating.

The whole family can cut footloose this Sat. with Recess Monkey at Philly’s World Café Live and The Laurie Berkner Band at Princeton, NJ’s McCarter Theatre Center.

Go on an adventure with Paddington Sat. during the Sensory Friendly Movie screening at participating AMC theaters, where the lights are brought up, sound turned down and kids are free to talk, jump, stim and sing.

Families put their minds and imaginations together during the FREE Science Saturday: The Science of Nylon at Wilmington, DE’s Hagley Museum and Library Sat.

Don your best plaid and get ready to parade to celebrate Up Helly AA Day: Scottish Viking Festival at Cherry Hill, NJ’s Garden State Discovery Museum Sat. & Sun.


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