Local Kid's Activities 

New to the area or just looking for some fun activities for the kids. Below are some great activities that we have found!  Be sure to check and see if there are any restrictions before you go.

Bowling

Devon Lanes
300 Lancaster Ave, Devon, PA 19333
https://devonlanes.com/

Palace Bowling
977 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335
https://www.thepalacebowling.com/

Round 1 Bowling & Amusement - Exton Square Mall
260 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341
Round1 is a multi-entertainment facility offering Bowling, Billiards, Karaoke, and over 250 arcade games under one roof.
https://www.round1usa.com/location/exton-square-mall/

Farms/Orchards

Cherry Crest Farm
150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572
http://www.cherrycrestfarm.com/

Highland Orchards
1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Rd, West Chester, PA 19380
http://www.highlandorchards.net/

Linvilla Orchards
137 West Knowlton Road, Media, PA 19063
https://www.linvilla.com/

Milky Way Farm & Chester Springs Creamery
521 E Uwchlan Ave, Chester Springs, PA 19425
https://www.milkywayfarm.com/

Kid's Classes - Free or Inexpensive

Home Depot Kids Club
FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12. All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin. Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Check out their website to register for a class near you.
Register online at http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops

Michael's Kids Club
Saturday, 10 AM - 12:00 PM.
http://www.michaels.com/classes

Indoor Play Areas & Activities

BounceU
882 Springdale Drive, Exton, PA 19341
https://www.bounceu.com/exton-pa/

Grand Slam USA
11 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, PA 19355
Activities include laster tag, batting cages, glow in the dark mini-golf, arcade games, ninja obstacle course, and more.
http://www.grandslammalvern.com/

Jumper's Family Fun Zone
5117 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Check their calendar for open bounce or events.
https://www.funatjumpers.com/

Lulu's Casita (West Chester & Ardmore)
A place where you can eat, kids can play, they have storytimes and events. Check out their website for more information.
109 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380
6 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
http://www.luluscasita.com/

Oasis Family Fun Center
Indoor soft playground with slides, tunnels, games, and rock climbing wall.
35 LaCrue Avenue, Suite 4, Glen Mills, PA 19342
http://www.oasisfamilyfun.com/

Philadelphia Rocks Gyms
Locations in Malvern, Oaks, and others.
Providing a fun and challenging environment for climbers of all skill levels.
https://philarockgym.com/

Round 1 Bowling & Amusement  - Exton Square Mall
260 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341
Round1 is a multi-entertainment facility offering Bowling, Billiards, Karaoke, and over 250 arcade games under one roof.
https://www.round1usa.com/location/exton-square-mall/

Smith Memorial Playground
Offers a free, safe place to play for children 10 and younger. Inside play and outdoor playground and slide.
3500 Reservoir Drive in East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
http://smithplayground.org/

Skyzone
Indoor trampoline park.
To find one near you, click https://www.skyzone.com/locations

Urban Air
Trampoline & Adventure Park
981 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335
https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/pennsylvania/downingtown

Museums

Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
This museum has many great events and classes for children throughout the year (some are free), you can signup for their newsletter.
http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events

Delaware Children’s Museum
550 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
Check website for events every day. Note that the museum is closed on Mondays.
http://www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org

Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
www.delmnh.org

American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19380
http://americanhelicopter.museum/

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Longwood has outdoor tree houses and a children's garden with water features. Change of clothes or bathing suit is a good idea, and some water shoes. There are outdoor trains. There are also many children's story times and activities throughout the year.
https://longwoodgardens.org/

Please Touch Museum
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park - 4231 Avenue of the Republic (formerly North Concourse Drive), Philadelphia, PA 19131
http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
http://www.tylerarboretum.org/calendar/

Wintether (Museum, Garden & Library)
5105 Kennett Pike (Rt. 52), Wintether, DE 19735 (GPS Use 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807)
http://www.winterthur.org/

Outdoor Activities

Chester County Sports Arena
4533 W. Lincoln Hwy, Downingtown, PA 19335
Indoor space with multi-sport rink along with arcade. Outside has mini golf course, acres of trails, creeks, and woods.  Summer and school day camps with activities such as zip-lining, swimming, laser tag, moonbounces, kayaking, fishing, and more.
http://chestercountysportsarena.com/

Treehouse World
1442 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
https://www.treehouseworld.com/

Northbrook Canoe Company
1810 Beagle Rd, West Chester, PA 19382
http://www.northbrookcanoe.com/

Port Providence Paddle
264 Canal St, Phoenixville, PA 19460
http://www.canoeandkayak.biz/

Parks

Bell Tavern Park (Water Feature For Kids)
Playground & Water Features
109 Bell Tavern Rd., Downingtown, PA 19335
https://www.eastcalntownship.com/facilities/facility/details/Bell-Tavern-Park-Pavilion-1

East Goshen Township Park
1661 Paoli Pike West Chester, PA 19380
https://eastgoshen.org/park-and-rec/

Freedom Playground
State of the art, custom‐built play structure which caters to children of all abilities and needs.
9000 Parkview Dr, Haverford, PA 19041
https://4haverford.com/hsh_freedom_playground

Green Tree Park
18 Grubb Rd, Malvern, PA 19355
https://www.willistown.pa.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/Greentree-Park-2

John O. Green Memorial Park (Water Feature For Kids)
Picnic pavilion, playground & splash park with multiple water features
S. Matlack St and E. Miner St., West Chester, PA 19380
https://west-chester.com/facilities/facility/details/John-O-Green-Memorial-Park-Phase-I-16

Marsh Creek State Park
675 Park Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/MarshCreekStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

Reeves Park
148 3rd Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460
https://www.phoenixville.org/406/Reeves-Park

Ridley Creek State Park
1023 Sycamore Mills Rd, Media, PA 19063
The park offers many recreational activities, such as hiking, biking, fishing, and picnicking.
https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/RidleyCreekStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

West Goshen Park
1023 Fern Hill Road, West Chester, PA 19380
https://www.westgoshen.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/West-Goshen-Community-Park-2

Railroads

New Hope Railroad
32 West Bridge St., New Hope, PA 18938
https://www.newhoperailroad.com/

Strasburg Railroad
301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572
https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/

West Chester Railroad
500 S. Adams St., West Chester, PA 19380
They offer a variety of 90 minute train trips throughout the year and many different special events for riders.
http://www.westchesterrr.net/index.html

Reading & Libraries

Barnes & Noble
Kids storytime and events. Check out their webpage for the Barnes & Noble near you.
https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/

Henrietta Hankin Library
215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs, PA 19425
http://chescolibraries.org/

Chester County Library
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341
Offers many events. Some events you need to register for.
http://chescolibraries.org/

Easttown Library
720 First Ave., Berwyn, PA  19312
https://www.easttownlibrary.org/

West Chester Public Library
415 N. Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380
http://wcpubliclibrary.org/

Skating

Ice Line - Ice Skating
700 Lawrence Drive, West Chester, PA 19380
http://iceline.pointstreaksites.com/view/iceline

Chester County Sports Arena (formerly Caln Skating Center) - Roller Skating
4553 W. Lincoln Hwy., Downingtown, PA 19335
Open Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.
http://chestercountysportsarena.com/

Tours

Crayola Experience
30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042
https://www.crayolaexperience.com/easton

Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19401
http://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/

Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104
http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/