KID-FRIENDLY MAY EVENTS
Valley Forge & Montgomery County
Legos, carnivals, fairs and steam trains are just some of the biggest kid-friendly events coming to Montgomery County this May. Check out our full list and bring the family for a weekend of fun.
BRICK FEST LIVE
April 30 - May 1
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Fans of Lego will decide to attend this popular event in a snap. Wander through the displays and marketplace and see what results when creativity, art, engineering, imagination and a bucket-load of patience all get together. Return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on May 21 for the Gluten Free Expo, an informative presentation by local and national vendors.
SEASON KICK-OFF CARNIVAL
Elmwood Park Zoo
Elmwood Park Zoo is celebrating the start of an exciting summer season with its fourth annual Kick-Off Carnival. The lower parking lot becomes a true midway with rides, games, food and fun. May 5 is wristband night, which provides both convenience and savings
MEET THE FOXES
Upper Schuylkill Valley Park
Come and meet the park's resident foxes, Shyler and Little Grey. Learn about their habitat and diet before working on a take-home craft. Weather permitting, this info session is outdoors.
ANNUAL COLONIAL MAYFAIR
No one knows for sure where the tradition of weaving ribbons around a maypole began (some cite medieval Germanic rites associated with spring). But there's no denying that it's fun to do and results in a colorful display. The maypole dance at Pottsgrove Manor is just part of a day's celebration that encompasses magic, puppets, crafts, living history and hands-on activities.
Highlands Mansion and Gardens
Kids aged 3-7 will be enchanted by the Highlands Mansion fairy-themed garden walk, music and dance. Children should arrive (accompanied by an adult) dressed to receive faerie wings and wand. They will build faerie houses, dress a faerie doll, help solve a faerie mystery and enjoy faerie refreshments. Reservations are requested by May 10.
DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.
Based on the 1951 Disney film Alice in Wonderland and the Lewis Carroll novels, this adaptation includes all the favorite characters: Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Queen of Hearts and a bubble-blowing caterpillar. The show runs until May 29.
May 21-22 & 28-29
Forgive the Colebrookdale Railroad for puffing out its chest just a little, but May brings multiple opportunities to enjoy the scenic ride while being tugged by a vintage steam engine. These special excursions - a must for train buffs - has the line of passenger cars headed by a Viscose 6, a powerhouse built in 1925 by Baldwin Locomotive Works.