Local Kids Activities

    New to the area or just looking for some fun activities for the kids.  Below are some great activities that we have found!

     

    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/

     

    Kid’s Classes – Free or Inexpensive

    Chester County Arts Association at Exton Square Mall
    260 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341
    Kids art classes and Mommy and Me art classes.  Check their calendar for dates and times.
    http://www.chestercountyarts.org/outreach—extonkennett.html

    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/

    Exton Square Kids Krew
    A different activity every month for the kids.  No registration necessary.
    Held the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM, located on the lower level outside Boscov’s
    https://extonsquare.com/calendar

    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/

    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/

    Round 1 Bowling – Exton Square Mall
    260 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341
    https://www.round1usa.com/location/exton-square-mall/

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

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

     

    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

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

     

    Railroads

    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 story time 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/

    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
    http://chestercountysportsarena.com/

     

    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/