Check out our family-friendly Events Calendar of things to do in and around Philadelphia at the bottom of this page!

Philadelphia International Children's Festival

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekend phillyfun picks

Don’t let a little snow stop you from enjoying one of these fun family-friendly events this weekend. Get out and enjoy the start of Chinese New Year celebrations plus an ice sculpture competition and other winter fun for all!

Friday January 20th - Sunday January 22nd
The Hedgerow Theater
Media, PA

Your kiddos will love this classical musical Oliver! based on the 1838 novel by Dickens. Oliver! at Hedgerow Theater kicks-off this weekend with shows running Friday January 20th at 7:30pm through Sunday January 22nd at 2pm. See website for full show schedule. Celebrate Dickens’ 200th birthday by enjoying this family friendly showing of this classic tale. Tickets $10 for children and $20 for adults.

Ice Sculpture Demonstration at Grounds for Sculpture
Sunday January 22nd
Hamilton, NJ

Bundle ‘em up and bring the whole family out for this ice sculpture demonstration at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ this Sunday January 22nd starting at 2pm. Watch artists carve amazing displays from blocks of ice. Free with admission. $8-$12. Ages 4 and younger free.

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs Exhibition at The Franklin Institute
Friday January 20th - Sunday January 22nd
10am - 5pm
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, PA

This new exhibit at The Franklin Institute features two dozen humongous actual skeletons, dinosaur recreations, and full sized robotics. Kids will love the hands-on “dino-dig” too! $18-$25 includes general museum admission.

Fore! The Planet Indoor Golf
Friday January 20th - Sunday January 22nd
Linvilla Orchards
Media, PA

Media’s Linvilla Orchards is the new home to Fore! The Planet – 18 holes of mini golf that teaches about the environment in an interactive miniature golf course. Fore! The Planet runs Friday through Saturday 9am – 8pm, Sunday 9am – 5pm. $4.95 for ages 10 and under. $6.95 for ages 11 and up.

EUREKA! Family Art Workshop at Abington Art Center
Sunday January 22nd
Jenkintown, PA

This fun family art workshop at the Abington Art Center brings together families around a new art project each month designed for all skill and age levels and inspired by the art featured in the Abington Art Center galleries. This month’s workshop runs Sunday January 22nd starting at 11am. Cost is $10 per family.

Chinese New Year Community Gala
Sunday January 22nd
Main Line Chinese Culture Center
Great Valley High School
Malvern, PA

Join hundreds of families from around the region in this free annual Chinese New Year Community Gala celebration on Sunday January 22nd from 1-5pm at Great Valley High School. Complete with entertainment, cultural games and prizes, refreshment and fun this annual gala will be fun for families with kids of all ages and from all backgrounds.

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