Fit for a Queen
Calling all fans of Netflix’s The Crown! Starting October 20th, Winterthur Museum presents Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown, an exhibit showcasing a replica of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation dress actually worn on the show. Created to honor the Queen’s 60-year reign—her Diamond Jubilee—the dress is a treat for The Crown lovers, history buffs and those still pining for Downton Abbey and that memorable Winterthur exhibit. Winterthur.org.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids (and yourself) entertained this fall, check out Arasapha Farm’s new family-friendly attractions. Play on their new barnyard bounce, pumpkin jump and corn maze, or get in the Halloween spirit by picking out your special pumpkin from their patch. Arasapha Farm offers plenty of family fun before it transforms into a spooky, thrill-seeker’s destination at night—The Bates Motel! 1835 Middletown Rd., Glenn Mills. HarvestHayride.com.
Break out your kid’s best clothes and dancing shoes because The Saturday Club’s 2017 Cotillion Program, now in its 26th season, is open for registration! Sign up kids, grades 3 to 6, for six weekly classes taught by instructors from Jon D. Williams Cotillions, a renowned social skills education program. Starting October 6, classes held at The Saturday Club in Wayne cover social dance and social skills—table manners, listening skills and promise to teach respect, courtesy and consideration—all good. Register at SaturdayClub.org.
Skates and Steaks
Don’t want to wait until winter to practice your double axel? The Ice Line skating rink in West Chester is waiting for you! Whether you want to practice your hockey skills or just try to stand up on slippery ice, Ice Line has public skating hours for skaters of all levels. If ice skating isn’t your forte, stop by their new restaurant, The Goal Line Pub, overlooking the rinks for dinner and drinks. 700 Lawrence Dr., West Chester. Iceline.PointStreakSites.com.
Happy Haunted Birthday
Anyone who’s read R.L. Stine’s famous Goosebumps series knows these books are not for the faint hearted. Celebrating his 74th birthday on October 8th, Stine has made a major contribution to children’s literature with his creepy series of 62 books sure to scare any child or tween willing to dive into a world of monsters, mummies and mutants! Prime yourself for Halloween and read more about R.L. Stine and Goosebumps here: Goosebumps.Scholastic.com.