Top 10 Weekend Events – Bucks County Parent (Jan. 14-16 + MLK Day)
Don't let frigid, winter temps get you down. Bundle up the kiddos and get ready for some family fun with our top 10 event picks for this weekend!
Whether you’re looking for a cozy, kid-friendly activity to do indoors, or you’re ready to breakout ALL the outdoor gear, we’ve got something for everyone in our latest roundup of our top 10 weekend events in and around Bucks County.
As always, please be sure to check with the host location about their health and safety protocols, as well as their registration requirements, prior to heading out!
Pennsylvania Convention Center -1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Get ready for a jaw-dropping walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic Periods at North America’s largest dinosaur event. Jurassic Quest features over 70, life-like, animatronic dinosaurs, and spares no expense in bringing these breathtaking creatures to life. Featuring a fossil dig and dinosaur themed play land, complete with face painting, crafts and more, It’s no wonder this event is always Bucks County favorite!
Elmo’s Furry Fun Fest- Ernie’s Birthday Bash
Sesame Place-100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA
Join Elmo and all his furry friends as they celebrate their birthdays! Enjoy themed shows, special events, and the all-new, Winter Family Zone complete with fire pits, s’mores, and yard games. The Sesame Street neighborhood is definitely an exciting place to be this weekend!
Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA
Featuring more than 3 million lights, Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show is a must-see for every Bucks County family. Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive through in the comfort of your own car. Or, if weather permits, enjoy the show on an open-air wagon ride. Either way, just be sure to stick around afterward to enjoy hot cocoa, s’mores, tasty treats, and spirited drinks around one of their toasty campfires.
Dino & Dragon Stroll
The Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center-100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA
Transport your family to the Mesozoic Era with the only North American tour that lets you walk through and get up-close and personal with dinosaurs AND dragons alike! Using the newest, advanced animatronic and sound technology, Dino & Dragon Stroll is bringing these amazing creatures to life right here in our own neighborhood. This is definitely one event that you, and your dino-loving kids, won’t want to miss!
Flight on Ice!
Energy Transfer Veterans Memorial Rink-4901 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA
Dust off those ice-skates and head over to Delaware County for some exciting, outdoor fun! From their heated tents to their cozy lounge areas, Flight on Ice has everything you need to create those special, family memories–earning themselves a well-deserved spot in our top 10 weekend events roundup. Season passes and family 4 packs available at discounted prices.
Winter Ice Festival at The Shops at Valley Square
The Shops at Valley Square-1501 N Main St, Warrington, PA
Grab a hot cup of coffee or cocoa to warm your hands as you stroll through The Shops at Valley Square for their Winter Ice Festival. Featuring 10 magnificent ice sculptures, this weekend-long shopping experience is sure to wow everyone in your family.
Friday, January 14, 2022
Music Nights in the Lodge at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
101 S Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA
Get funky on and off the ice with themed music nights, featuring performances by local artists, and live DJ sets by Tee Alford of Funky People Radio & WURD. In addition, their family-friendly movies, dance parties, bubble magicians, and more, makes Music Nights at Winterfest the epitome of “fun for all ages!” Please note that some amenities may need to be reserved in advance.
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Parent/Child Wooden Sign Workshop at Board & Brush
17 N State Street, Newtown, PA
Choose from a variety of unique projects at this one-of-a-kind parent & child workshop. Board & Brush will provide all the materials needed (family-friendly atmosphere included!) and instruct you step-by-step as you and your child create a masterpiece that you’ll be sure to cherish for years to come. Sure to be a new, top 10 weekend events family favorite! Please note that pre-registration is required.
Kids’ Night Out at Dynamix Gymnastics
181 Wheeler Court, Suit C Langhorne, PA
Let’s be honest, you could probably use a break. Your kids could probably use a break. Ok, EVERYONE could definitely use a break! So, what better way to end the week than with a kids’ night out? Thankfully, Dynamix Gymnastics provides exactly that with a fun, movement-centered night of gymnastics related games, obstacle courses, crafts and more! And since all that movement requires fuel; pizza, snacks and beverages will be provided. Member and non-member pricing, as well as multi-child discount available on their event site. Ages 4+
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Kid’s Cooking Class at Ash Chase Culinary
Bill Vandegrift Building-450 East Butler Avenue New Britain, PA
During these cold, winter months, it’s not uncommon for families to get into a dinner-time rut. So, why not mix things up a bit and let the kids do the cooking one night? Taught by actual industry chefs, this kid’s cooking class is like no other. With their kid-friendly, themed meals, Ash Chase Culinary is sure to deliver a quality, one-of-a-kind experience that’s sure to beat the winter, dinner-time blues. On the menu this week is fresh cavatelli pasta, hot-chocolate bombs, and chocolate covered strawberries–yum!
Martin Luther King Jr Holiday-Bonus Events
Monday, January 17, 2022
Day of Service Trash Cleanup at Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve
1 Canals End Road, Bristol, PA
Did you know that we have a rare, freshwater, tidal marsh right here in Bucks County? Well, we do! And, it could use a little tidying-up. This Martin Luther King Jr Day, make a difference in your community by joining your friends and neighbors as they clean up the Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve. Be sure to contact Liz at email@example.com for more information and to register. Please note that all volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Looking for more ways you can help this MLK holiday? Be sure to check out this post on our sister-site Philadelphia Family.
And as always, don’t forget to check out our other family-friendly events in the Bucks County Parent Community Calendar.