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Makoto

My daughter attended Makoto's Summer Camp this week and she LOVED IT. Really was an awesome week and a great place.

My daughter LOVES Dan TDM, so we are looking forward to this event!

Westtown School

We are so excited for Harry Potter's World at Westtown School!

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Cannot wait to check this out with the family!

Westtown School

This looks like an awesome event and a great book.

Palace Bowling & Entertainment Center

We can't wait to Bowl with Santa!

Urban Air Trampoline Park Downingtown

Join Urban Air Trampoline Park for your child's Birthday Party - voted BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY PLACE!

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Love the Children's Read Aloud Tours at the Brandywine River Museum.

Wills Eye Hospital

If you know a child that needs an eye exam check out this free event at Wills Eye this weekend!

Philadelphia Baby & Family Expo

This looks like a great event!

Newlin Grist Mill

Love the Fall Harvest Festival at Newlin Grist Mill!

Urban Air Trampoline Park Downingtown

Urban Air Trampoline Park hosts School Fundraisers! They will host an AMAZING event that the kids will talk about all year long, and will provide the school with the marketing materials needed ensure the event is a success. We attended one and it was great!

Strasburg Rail Road

Family favorite!

United Sports

This looks like an awesome event at United Sports!

Brandywine River Museum of Art

We love Brandywine River Museum of Art - the building, the location and the new Children's Illustration Exhibition is such a lovely concept featuring the art found in children's books.

Valotta Studios

Love Valotta Studios! Such fun camps and a warm, inviting atmosphere.

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School in West Chester

Check out the Speciality Summer Camps at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School in West Chester, including Ultimate Frisbee and Horseback Riding!

St. Joseph School

Can't wait for one of our favorite local community festivals -- The Saint Joseph Festival!

Milito's Ristorante - Bar - Pizzeria

Milito's is our families new favorite restaurant! It has a family-friendly atmosphere, awesome decor and great family menu! Love it!

My Gym Children's Fitness Center - Lionville

We LOVE MyGym Lionville! The staff is super responsive and my son adores Miss Caitlyn and the rest of the crew there :)

Diggerland USA

Free Admission for Mom on Mothers Day at Diggerland!

Garden State Discovery Museum

WOW! We took the family here on Friday -- it was awesome! My 7 and 3 year old's absolutely loved the place! Really a lot to do and worth the trip. Highlights are the Flyer's hockey rink and the mini basketball court. Great place!

Valotta Studios

Check out the FREE Kindermusik Class at Valotta Studios on Friday, April 22!

Handwork Studio

If you have a child interested in some of the traditional practical arts like knitting and hand and machine sewing, please check out The Handwork Studio's summer camp program! There is something for everyone!

WCASD Preschool Parent Group

This looks like a great event!

Milito's Ristorante - Bar - Pizzeria

This looks like a great event and fun way to check out Milito's if you haven't been yet!

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance

Love this! Story time and Outdoor Adventure Club at the Myrick Conservation Center!

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

We love the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel U!

The Handwork Studio

Love this, can't wait to check out the Handwork Studio!

Radnor Memorial Library

Love this Prom Dress Drive at Radnor Library!

ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center

Excited to check out the acac Summer Camp Open House this weekend!

Think Like a Scientist! llc

We love TLaS! Check them out for science enrichment classes!

Chester County Library

My Minecraft-obsessed 7 year old can't wait for this event!!!

West Chester Public Library

This looks like a fun time at the West Chester Public Library for your tweens and teens!

Downingtown Library Co

We attended this and had a great time tonight!

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School in West Chester

This is a great upcoming Open House to check out!

ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center

This looks awesome, I have wanted to take my daughter to a yoga class and it looks as though this will fit the bill!

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm

This looks like a blast!

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School in West Chester

Join Chesterbrook Academy for two upcoming Open Houses.

Think Like a Scientist! llc

We can't wait for TLaS! camp on 12/29!

This looks like an amazing event. The Get Well Gabby Foundation has given $72,000 to A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE towards our pledge of $125,000. The funds from our pledge were used to fund the new construction of the Oncology Playroom in the newly expanded hospital that opened in the fall of 2014.

Brandywine River Museum of Art

This looks like a blast! Dancing the Nutcracker with the kids, love it.

Wolf Performing Arts Center

Hulafrog has two tickets to giveawy for Little Women on the Facebook page! Be sure and enter, this is a great show!

Sixers Camps

Totally checking this out for my 7 year old!!

Radnor Memorial Library

This looks like an awesome event that we can't wait to check out!

Radnor Memorial Library

This looks like a super fun event at the Radnor Library!

SALT Performing Arts

We are really excited to check out the upcoming Christmas Spectacular Show!

Strasburg Rail Road

Always a family fave for us when Thomas comes to Strasburg RR!

The Chadds Ford Historical Society

Can't wait to take the kids to The Great Pumpkin Carve in Chadds Ford this year!

Tyler Arboretum

We are looking forward to checking out Fall Events at Tyler Arboretum!

Sky Zone Glen Mills

We love Sky Zone Glen Mills...and check it out, they have great birthday party packages too!!!

Wills Eye Hospital

Please pass this along if you know of a child that would benefit from this.

TreeHouse World

Talk like a Pirate and receive $5 off admission.....Avast, me hearties!

Wayne Business Association

This looks like a blast!

This looks awesome, can't wait to take the family to check it out!

United Sports

United Sports has open play times where you can come in with the kids and play/use their awesome facilities for $5 !

This looks like an awesome event at a beautiful location in Newtown Square, can't wait to check it out!

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Took the kids here today and they LOVED it! Next time we will pack a picnic lunch to enjoy outside on a picnic table. It is right down the road from Winterthur, so you could hit that as well. The drive there is really pretty too, on Route 52.

Think Like a Scientist! llc

Think Like a Scientist camps are our families new favorite! They camps encompass structured activities including crafts, an experiment, reading, play time and a snack. After each camp the ladies upload a ton of pictures on their Facebook page so you can see all the fun your little one had at camp!

Newlin Grist Mill

Looks like gorgeous weather for the Rock the Mill event tomorrow!

Thrive Literacy Center

If you are looking to enhance your child's reading skills, Thrive Early Education Center is highly recommended. They are experts at what they do and will work with you to get your child working to their highest potential.

Linvilla Orchards

Linvilla is lots of fun for a local day trip!

This looks like a fun event at the American Helicopter Museum!

Something fun for local teens to check out!

Newlin Grist Mill

This looks super fun!

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

We can't wait to see Junie B. Jones LIVE! Yay!

Can't wait to see our favorite movie outside this week!

Kimberton Whole Foods

Big fan of KWF! We are in there at least once a week to pick up healthy, organic foods for the kids.

Elmwood Park Zoo

Really looking forward to checking out the Mother's Day Brunch at Elmwood Park Zoo this weekend!

Can't wait for Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Railroad in June! The kids love it and we love the scenery and seeing Thomas.

Margo's Old Fashion Ice Cream

One of our favorite local spots! We are here at least once a week and the kids love the new games. Staff is super friendly and it's just a great time!

Jimmy John's Pipin' Hot Sandwiches

Love Jimmy John's - went there as a kid and now I love taking my kiddos there!

Girls Golf Revolution

Love this! Girls Golf Revolution, have to get my daughter involved with this!

Limelight Performing Arts Center

The Little Mermaid this weekend at Limelight!

BounceU of Exton

New Sensory Bounce at BounceU! Sensory Bounce will take place the first Wednesday of each month. First sensory bounce starts May 6th, looks like a great event.

Exton Square Mall

Kids Klub is such a fun event at the Exton Square Mall!

Love this! Since every terrarium I've ever made dies, hopefully my 6 year old can learn how to make one that will live and thrive!

This looks like a super fun family event to support the West Chester Public Library!

Get Air King of Prussia

We have heard GREAT THINGS about Get Air King of Prussia and cannot wait to check it out!

Wharton Esherick Museum

We are excited to check out Wharton Esherick Museum's Saturday Children's Tours!

Love the Kids' Klub at Exton Square Mall! And they offer coupons and discounts on Kids' Klub days! Can't beat that.

We are ready, leprechaun pictures drawn!

We can't wait for the Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade! We went last year and it was super fun -- bring bags for the kids to put all their candy in!

How exciting is this! If your little ones have been asking to try TLA Scientist - now is the time! Check it out now and get your summer camp plans ready!

This event looks like an amazing night out for mom & dad while raising well-deserved funds for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia!

Dragon Gym

We are looking forward to Dragon Gym summer camp this year :)

This looks so fun! I will be taking my little one to this Makin Music event at Saints Peter and Paul!

Saints Peter and Paul

This looks so fun! I will be taking my little one to this Makin Music event at Saints Peter and Paul!

Downingtown Library Co

The Downingtown Library just moved to a new location and it is awesome! Very spacious, all of one floor, with a kid's room stocked with plenty of toys and a Melissa & Doug train table. It's great!

St. Joseph School

We Love St. Joseph School! It's such a warm, nurturing environment, absolutely wonderful!

Downingtown Playdium

FUN PLACE!!! We had a great night here tonight - the staff is really friendly, everything is clean and the equipment was top notch! Lots of fun, we will be there often!

Hop Toad Studio

We attended a painting class here today and my daughter LOVED IT! Thanks Anna for an awesome class and a great time!

Please Touch Museum

We love the Please Touch Museum! Cannot wait to visit over the Winter Break.

Sky Zone Glen Mills

Yeah! Extended holiday hours, we will be heading to Sky Zone in Glen Mills for sure over the Christmas Break!

We took the kids to see the Christmas Lights at Herr's and they were awesome!!! They were just gorgeous....and did we mention, Free??

Our family holiday tradition includes going to Longwood at Christmas time. It's beyond gorgeous and the kids adore all the lights!

We cannot wait to sleepover at the Penn Museum! It is such an awesome place and to be able to spend the night seems super fun!

The Tower Theater

We love The Tower Theater! It's fun to take the kids to see shows such as Yo Gabba Gabba and the upcoming Max & Ruby Nutcracker Suite special in the same place that mom & dad have seen their favorite bands!

We are singing up for this event ASAP! Ana, Elsa, Olaf & Santa....I'm pretty sure my daughter won't be able to contain her excitement.

I absolutely love this -- yoga with Elmo! My 6 year old wants to check it out too and just got a new yoga mat, perfect way to check it out!

The Franklin Institute

I absolutely love this -- yoga with Elmo! My 6 year old wants to check it out too and just got a new yoga mat, perfect way to check it out!

BounceU of Exton

AWESOME PLACE!!! Love BounceU in Exton. The place is super clean, the bounce equipment seems to be brand new and the staff is super friendly and professional. We loved the Cosmic Bounce Room -- that was super cool. The kids loved seeing pictures of themselves on the big screen tv as they eat their pizza post bounce. We highly recommend this place whether for open bounces, a birthday party, or an upcoming drop off event when you get your Christmas shopping done.

St. Joseph School

Wonderful, worthwhile family event. Supports For Pete'€™s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation enables cancer patients and their loved ones the opportunity to strengthen, deepen and unify their relationships by creating unforgettable and lasting respite vacations.

I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! Kudos to Assumption Academy for offering this, absolutely brilliant.

BounceU of Exton

Thank you to BounceU of Exton -- this will be an awesome event to raise $ for a great library!

Brandywine River Museum of Art

We can't wait to check this event out.

This looks amazing! We love the Main Line Art Center, let us know if you attend this and enjoy it, looks like a great event!

Spark Field Hockey

SPARK's Winter Field Hockey Programs look like a great option to beat the winter blues and keep your girls busy over the winter!

Creative Clubhouse

Creative Clubhouse has some great upcoming events that we are looking forward to checking out!

Monkey Fish Toys - Exton

We love Monkey Fish Toys!!! Do yourself a favor and check them out, avoid the craziness of large toy stores and see what they have, and their events should not be missed either!

Can't wait to check this out!

Catholic Community Choir

Can't wait to check this out!

Harvest Hayride

We went to Arasapha Farms' Harvest Hayride on Sunday for a birthday party. It was awesome, the kids loved it and the hayride was awesome -- we saw some gorgeous scenery en route to the pumpkin patch.

I cannot wait to check this out with my science-crazed daughter! This will be an experience to remember, for both of us.

The Franklin Institute

I cannot wait to check this out with my science-crazed daughter! This will be an experience to remember, for both of us.

BounceU of Exton

Parents Night Out...Yes Please! Drop off the kiddos and off you go for date night. Sign me up!

Chester County Library

Always great events at the Chester County Library, the kids love the children's section!

This looks awesome, I am going to sign up our 15 month old for Play & Learn!

Chester County Library

This looks awesome, I am going to sign up our 15 month old for Play & Learn!

Linvilla Orchards

The Tomato & Pear event looks like a nice way to start winding down the summer and stock up on tomatoes to can!

West Chester Borough

LOVE West Chester! Enough said :)

Dragon Gym

Our family loves Dragon Gym. Our 5 year old has been doing Tae Kwon Do for a little over a year which has helped her discipline and focus. We adore Master Lonnie!

Learning Express of Exton

We love this store! It is right next to the new playground at the Exton Square Mall. My daughter loves taking a spin through Learning Express after she sits on a giant mushroom at the new playground (that's for another review, what is up with the new playground at the mall?). They have learning appropriate toys at this store and helpful staff.

Moxie Moms of the Philadelphia Suburbs

I joined Moxie Moms last month and am so thrilled that I did, I've been using my membership card to save 15% at Chick Fil-A and cannot wait to use it the next time we hit Bounce U and Learning Express toys!

Margo's Old Fashion Ice Cream

We love taking the kids to Margo's. They have pinball and arcade games in there from the 80s so the parents can pretend like they are hot stuff (I'm thinking of my husband here) while everyone can enjoy the awesome ice cream and yummy treats.

Barnes & Noble

We went to an event at Barnes & Noble Friday evening, the staff was outstanding. The event was a Frozen event and, like most of the other parents and children, we were expecting an actual Olaf to show up instead of a cardboard cutout of him. Needless to say, there were some disappointed kiddos!

Spark Field Hockey

I signed up my 5 year old for this free trial clinic with Spark Field Hockey, we cannot wait to check it out! August 24 at East High School.

This camp at Penn Museum looks like so much fun!

Penn Museum

This camp at Penn Museum looks like so much fun!

Spent a Day Out With Thomas on Saturday and had an awesome time! If you have time you can check out the Railroad Museum, there are lots of really neat old trains there (it's an additional fee). Give yourself plenty of time if you are going to see Thomas, we had to park in a field and be transported by bus to the event.

Strasburg Rail Road

Spent a Day Out With Thomas on Saturday and had an awesome time! If you have time you can check out the Railroad Museum, there are lots of really neat old trains there (it's an additional fee). Give yourself plenty of time if you are going to see Thomas, we had to park in a field and be transported by bus to the event.

The Devon Horse Show

Cannot wait to attend the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair this year with the kiddos!

I cannot wait to go see the Alpacas! I'm sure the kids will enjoy it too :)

Color Me Mine, Wayne

Can't wait to enjoy Wayne while the little ones are enjoying art at Color Me Mine!

Can't wait to enjoy Wayne while the little ones are enjoying art at Color Me Mine!

AMC Painter's Crossing 9

AMC has partnered with the Autism Society to bring sensory friendly films - the lights are turned up, the sound turned down and the kiddos can get up and walk around, dance or sing!

Chester County Library

Love taking the kiddos to the Chester County Library, they have such an amazing children's section and the reading room is bar none!

Love taking the kiddos to the Chester County Library, they have such an amazing children's section and the reading room is bar none!

We can't wait to check out Wee Ones Story Time at Paoli Library!

Paoli Library

We can't wait to check out Wee Ones Story Time at Paoli Library!

We love Linvilla! Check out the indoor mini golf before it's gone :)

Linvilla Orchards

We love Linvilla! Check out the indoor mini golf before it's gone :)

The Barnes Museum

We adore the Barnes Museum, the collection is like nothing else in the world! Can't wait to bring the kiddos in their jammies to enjoy it as a family!

We adore the Barnes Museum, the collection is like nothing else in the world! Can't wait to bring the kiddos in their jammies to enjoy it as a family!

Dinosaurs Before Dark at the Media Theater, looks awesome, can't wait to check it out!

This looks amazing!! Young children (ages 3–6) and their favorite grownups are invited to explore the Penn Museum's galleries through stories, crafts and play.

Can't wait to check out the Brandywine Zoo and this "behind the scenes" look at the animals will be such an amazing experience for the kiddos!

Brandywine Zoo

Can't wait to check out the Brandywine Zoo and this "behind the scenes" look at the animals will be such an amazing experience for the kiddos!

Delaware Children's Museum

This looks so fun! Use your imagination, construction paper, empty boxes, and other critical construction materials to make the streets, schools, parks, airports and houses of your ideal urban area.

This looks so fun! Use your imagination, construction paper, empty boxes, and other critical construction materials to make the streets, schools, parks, airports and houses of your ideal urban area.

Barley Sheaf Players

We love Charlie Brown and can't wait to check out the Barley Sheaf Players with the little ones!

We love Charlie Brown and can't wait to check out the Barley Sheaf Players with the little ones!

We can't wait to check this out!!! Did we mention BYOB and free grown-up pizza!!

LuLu's Casita

We can't wait to check this out!!! Did we mention BYOB and free grown-up pizza!!

Took our 5 year old to BounceU for the Preschool Playdate last Friday with other members of her Pre-K class and had a blast! She absolutely loved it, as did all of her friends. Great facility, friendly staff and all around awesome time!

We love taking the kids to Wyebrook Farm and we cannot wait to check out the Bluegrass Festival there on April 26th!

Wyebrook Farm

We love taking the kids to Wyebrook Farm and we cannot wait to check out the Bluegrass Festival there on April 26th!

This looks like so much fun! Can't wait to take the kiddos and check out the Brandywine Zoo.

Brandywine Zoo

This looks like so much fun! Can't wait to take the kiddos and check out the Brandywine Zoo.

We can't wait to check out the Hagley Museum's Science Saturday and walk the grounds around the Hagley Museum which is located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware and showcases one of the ancestral homes of the DuPont family.

Hagley Museum and Library

We can't wait to check out the Hagley Museum's Science Saturday and walk the grounds around the Hagley Museum which is located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware and showcases one of the ancestral homes of the DuPont family.

Michaels

We love going to Michael's Kids Club events, they are always so much fun and get our creative juices flowing!

We love going to Michael's Kids Club events, they are always so much fun and get our creative juices flowing!

We love going to Historic Yellow Springs, it's such a cool little spot in Chester County and we can't wait to check out the Reverse Tie Dye art class there, what a fun craft event!

It's always super fun to check out a Villanova U Basketball game with the kiddos!

Any day at the Brandywine River Museum is a fun day for families. We can't wait to check out this special exhibition, N.C. Wyeth's America in the Making. Families will encounter historical characters and create history-related crafts. Free for members and included in museum admission.

This looks like a great storytime at the Radnor Library - Stories, rhymes, music and activities to enhance literacy skills for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2, held on Friday's!

The Play Cafe

Cannot wait to take the little one's here! It boasts a large play space and comfy cafe area, looks like a great place where both kids and grown-ups can relax and have fun, meet up with friends or make new ones.

This looks awesome! The Man-Eating Balloon Show is a 45-minute comedy/magic balloon show with lots of audience participation. Highlights include a mind-reading rabbit, a floating table and a lucky volunteer "transformed" into a duck!

Love this, at the West Chester Public Library - Lego Club for ages 5 - 7 which meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Come create something with the library's Legos, then display your creation in our Children's Department!

Peanut Butter & Jams concerts at World Cafe Live are about creating fun and interactive live music experience for kids and parents. Perfect for a family outing, children's birthday parties, or just for a fun afternoon, the Peanut Butter & Jams series is a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

Need something to do with the kiddos on Saturday morning? Check out Saturday Storytime at Barnes & Noble!

Take the kiddos to the Wells Fargo Center to cheer on the Villanova University Men's Basketball Team! Lots of fun!

This looks awesome, kids ages 9 are invited to the Wayne Art Center's painting studios for the first installment of an exciting new series: Paint Like the Masters, where they will work from a still life of beautiful sunflowers, learn to use bright colors & fluid expressive brush strokes to create your own masterwork based on the works of Vincent Van Gogh!

This looks like a great event at the Newtown Library - a Parent & Child Art Class with KidzArt where you playfully create together in this interactive parent child art class that encourages creativity & self-expression.

This looks great, the Media Theater is such a fun place and in this musical adventure for children ages 4 and up, Rumplestiltskin tries to outwit one of the daughters of the kingdom in order to get exactly what he wants. It's a humorous musical with audience participation to keep everyone on their toes! Lessons are learned and we learn it's not nice to be naughty!

Um...yes please! Parents Night Out while the kiddos do something crafty! So awesome.

Tyler Arboretum

We love going to the Tyler Arboretum! It's a gorgeous, peaceful place to visit and we can't wait to escape the winter doldrums with a wonderful pancake breakfast and maple sugaring celebration!

We love going to the Tyler Arboretum! It's a gorgeous, peaceful place to visit and we can't wait to escape the winter doldrums with a wonderful pancake breakfast and maple sugaring celebration!

Time to break out of the winter doldrums and explore at Fairy Tale Day! The program includes and exploration of the woods looking for fairies, giants and other mythical creatures. Join us as we build fairy houses, set traps for giants, and let our imagination run wild!

This looks super fun! Can't wait to join Ms. Amy in the Wayne Art Center studios for a morning of art & print making in conjunction with the Art Center's Winter exhibition, Behold the Blossom. Families will enjoy a tour of this beautiful exhibition, and a gallery game, followed by a project inspired by the show.

This looks like a wonderful program at the Radnor Library - it combines classic literature and artful expression, children in 1st – 5th grade will be able to explore fun, creative ways to respond to books through read-alouds, discussion, and hands-on art activities.

Lego Club - the Legos are provided, all you bring is your imagination! No registration necessary.

Lego Club - the Legos are provided, all you bring is your imagination! No registration necessary.

What a cool idea, a mother & daughter story time followed by a craft! This looks great, and is centered around Nancy Farmer's award winning novel The House of the Scorpion. The book related craft will be sculpting scorpions out of wire! Sign me up! Program intended for Mother or guardian and daughter pairs. Daughter must be in grade 6th, 7th, or 8th.

The Please Touch Museum is an amazing Children's Museum and has earned it's title as one of the best museum's for children in the Nation. Plan to spend the day there, and enjoy the time of your life!

Please Touch Museum

The Please Touch Museum is an amazing Children's Museum and has earned it's title as one of the best museum's for children in the Nation. Plan to spend the day there, and enjoy the time of your life!

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