Friday, June 11, 2010

Don't Fret! It's Fun Friday!

Yep! It's Friday again and the weekend is here!

Oh what to do? Oh what to do?

Stress no more, here is my pick for the top 5 things to do in the area this weekend, in no particular order!

1. Whomever invented Silly Band bracelets should be locked in a room with all the Silly Band fanatics and see what madness they've created! Maybe they too, will go crazy! But here it goes, and make sure your son or daughter isn't reading over your shoulder for this one or you'll be a definite shoe in for this event......Attention all you Silly Bandz fanatics!! The Please Touch Museum, in Philadelphia is holding it's Silly Swap Weekend Saturday, June 12th and Sunday 13th.Come out to collect and trade rubber band bracelets with other kids in the area. The first 500 kid, ages 12 and under, through the door on Saturday and Sunday receive a free 12-pack of the shaped rubber bracelets! Trading sessions take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Oi Vey!

2. Who doesn't love a good Farmer's Market. Lansdale is holding the Grand Opening for their Farmer's Market that will take place every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Complete with fresh veggies,fruits, much much more and a moon bounce and face painting, there if fun for everyone. And come from 10:30-11:30am  and there will be a story time and craft for your little one. Don't forget their new location is at Rail Road Ave and Main Street.

3. All aboard! Train enthusiasts big and small here is something for you. The Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania is holding it's Pennsylvania Train Weekend Saturday June 12th and Sunday June 13th. Come and learn about the history of the Pennsylvania railroads and see trains from lines that have run through Pennsylvania, such as B&O, Lackawanna, and the Pennsylvania Railroad as well as Arboretum and guest trains. Don't worry if you can't go this weekend, their Garden Railway display is up through Labor Day, check out the website for more details. Don't forget to join them the weekend of July 17th for Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends weekend! Did someone say Train? Yes! And someone said Thomas! Trust me, we are so there!
Tip: If you find out that you like this and may attend their events year round, buy a family membership. At just $90 a year, a family of four pays back for the membership in just 2 visits! It also includes two free guest passes and $62 is tax-deductible!

4. I hope they have some defibrillator paddles on hand for this one because my son would seriously need them. On Saturday from 10am to 2 pm, Freedom Playground in Havertown is holding their 2nd annual Touch a Truck event! Children of all ages can climb on and explore trucks of all shapes and sizes including fire engines, police cars, construction vehicles, a cement mixer and other fun cars and trucks. Sit in the driver's seats, honk the horns and turn on the sirens! Other activities include face painting and moon bounces, which will pale in comparison to the big trucks. Eyes wide open, Mouth Ajar! Touch a what? Touch a T-R-U-C-K!

5. My daughter is always looking for it to be some one's birthday. So why not hop on over the The Garden State Discovery Museum and help them celebrate their sweet sixteen, kid style. Complete with a Willy Wonka presentation, birthday crafts and games, blowing out the candles and singing happy birthday, this is a celebration your little one will not forget, but then they'll expect cake every time they go to the discovery museum..oh never mind! The Paisley Pickles join in on the fun with their high energy concert and debut of the new Garden State Discovery Museum Song. What did someone say cake?

As always, I love your input! Do you know of some where to go that I haven't mentioned, I'm sure there are plenty, Speak up! I'd love your input!

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