A 5-Pack of Affordable Family Fun on the Main Line

Keep the kids entertained this month without breaking the bank.

School’s out, and camp doesn’t start for another few weeks. Check out these five great options for affordable family fun this month.

1. Philadelphia Festival of Play
Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Picture 200 young people representing various youth programs and schools orchestrating activities like boat tag, obstacle courses, face painting, even a giant Boggle, for 2,000 children and their families.

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Independence Seaport Museum, Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia. Free.

Call (515) 994-0811.

2. Disney’s The Lion King
Thru June 14

Let your imagination run wild at the Tony-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” 

Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. Tickets start at $16. Call (215) 893-1999 or visit www.kimmelcenter.org.

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3. Once Upon a Nation Storytelling
Through June 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 9-Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Aug. 21-Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Sept. 6-7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

At 10 one-of-a-kind Once Upon a Nation benches are scattered throughout Philadelphia’s Historic District, specially trained storytellers share five-minute tales. Children who collect a star from every storyteller get a History Hero Certificate and a free carousel ride on the Parx Liberty Carousel.

Free. Visit historicphiladelphia.org.

4. Eagleview Summer Concerts

June 2-Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m.

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The 2015 Eagleview Summer Concerts on the Square are held Tuesday nights (except June 30). This weekly tradition features an exciting group of local, national and international artists. 

Eagleview Farmers Market at Town Center, Wellington Square, Exton. Free. Visit www.ineagleview.com.

5. Canoe with Perks at the John James Audubon Center
May 14-Sept. 17, 5:30-7 p.m.

Take a guided canoe tour of Perkiomen Creek, view birds as they feed, and hopefully catch a glimpse of an elusive muskrat. Canoes, oars and personal flotation devices provided.

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, 1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon. $15/person. Call (610) 666-5593 or visit johnjames.audubon.org.

Our Best of the Main Line Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!