If you’re looking for your next great family adventure, or someplace different to take the kids, we have you covered. Spending a day out with the kids is a great way to recapture your own childlike curiosity and love of play, so we’ve included plenty of options that will make the adults as happy as the kids. Below are some of the best, most unique, and most beloved things to do with your kids in Philadelphia.
TreeTop Quest Philly
Outdoor, obstacle course adventure at its finest! Treetop Quest offers ziplines and obstacle courses through the trees. There are several levels available, starting with the Chick Pea Course for ages 4-6 and going up to Level 4 for ages 12+ (the most challenging course with both ziplining and obstacles). Stopping at Treetop Quest is a great way for the family to enjoy nature while also experiencing some fun thrills! Make sure to book tickets in advance for the best experience.
Why not spend a fun afternoon apple-picking with the kids? At Linvilla Orchards you can pick apples, peaches, pears, raspberries, grapes, and much more. Their Farm Market has fresh produce and mouth-watering baked goods. You can also enjoy the playground, indoor mini-golf, hayrides, and a barnyard with goats, sheep, horses, and maybe even a peacock! You can spend an entire picking fruit, shopping, and enjoying the attractions at Linvilla Orchards, which makes it a great place to take the kids.
The best place to go if you’re looking for a new playground or park to take the kids. Located in the Central Park of Doylestown is the Kids’ Castle, an eight-story wooden playground structure that looks like a Medieval Castle. There are towers from which a princess may need rescuing, slides, and plenty of things to climb. A visit to Central Park’s “Kids’ Castle” is a simple, but fun thing to do with the kids.
A trip to the zoo is always a family favorite. Kids will especially love the carousel, the WildWorks rope course, and Sky Rail in addition to the incredible animals that call the zoo their home. Along the pathways of the beautiful park, you’ll travel all over the world and meet native animals from nearly every corner of the world. They even have an exhibit called “Big Time” which lets you travel back millions of years to a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. In this section of the zoo, you’ll encounter 24 life-size dinosaur replicas. You can choose to wander the zoo yourselves or sign-up for a guided tour, but either way, you and the kids are sure to have a wonderful time.
Please Touch Museum
Admittedly one of the most difficult things about taking children to museums is managing their need to touch everything. But at Please Touch Museum (a museum designed for children), all the exhibits are interactive and encourage a hands-on experience. There are two floors of exhibits, including things like: “Adventure Camp”, an indoor treehouse where kids learn about insects, magnetic gears, and morse code. Other favorite exhibits, include the “Fairytale Garden” and “River Adventures”. Everyone’s curiosity will come to life in this museum.
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