KID-FRIENDLY APRIL EVENTS
Valley Forge & Montgomery County
They say April showers bring May flowers, but Montgomery County has kid-friendly events that are sure to keep them happy, rain or shine.
JIM WEST'S DINOSAURS
April 7 - 9
It's Jurassic Park meets The Muppets in this interactive and unique presentation at Sellersville Theatre. Jim West, who has performed with both the Metropolitan Opera and Mr. Rogers, mixes storytelling, puppetry, pre-history, biology and the music of Mozart and Bach in a performance of monstrous proportions. The kids in the audience will be roaring for more.
Peter Wentz Farmstead
We're not pulling wool over your eyes: Missing this demo of an annual Colonial farm chore would be baaaad. Watch as Peter Wentz Farmstead herders give the flock its yearly haircut. The day also includes an explanation of other farm tasks associated with the end of winter, as well as toys and games, springtime scarecrow-building, a puppet show, open-hearth cooking, tours, spinning, weaving, Colonial music and historical crafts.
JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
April 9 & 16
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Sure, Washington D.C. makes a big deal out of its blossoming cherry trees. But the Montgomery County-centric tribute to branches laden with pink flowers is not only closer, it's paired with a deep dive into the Japanese cultural influence on Morris Arboretum. The two-day event includes the thundering Kyo Daiko Drumming Crew and a traditional Japanese tea. All events are free with gardens admission.
THE 25TH LANSDALE INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL
North Penn High School
The 2016 festival marks a quarter century of one of Montgomery County's most eclectic family-friendly gatherings. In celebrating the cultures of the world, the Lansdale International Spring Festival presents a day-long run of live entertainment, multi-cultural exhibits and vendors, a family health fair, hands-on activities, music and dance performances and a smorgasbord of global cuisines. Admission and parking are free.
VALLEY FORGE YOUNG PATRTIOTS YOUTH FUN RUN
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Part of the 11th Annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run®, the Young Patriots Youth Fun Run turns kids loose on a 1.776 kilometer (about one mile) course through Valley Forge National Historical Park.
SESAME PLACE OPENING DAY
Ernie, Bert, Big Bird and the entire 123 Sesame Street crowd at Sesame Place are returning to Sesame Place in nearby Langhorne. Only a grouch wouldn't be excited for the April 30 launch of Sesame Place's 2016 season.