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Category: Family Fun

#HolidaysinBucksCo in 2020: Peddler's Village

by Heather McGurrin on December 1, 2020

Oh, what an experience Peddler’s Village is this particular year during the holidays! I highly recommend checking it out, even during the daytime. In years’ past, I have gone to this beautiful place in Lahaska, Pennsylvania (a stone’s throw from New Hope) in the evening just to see the sparkling light display. At night, during the holiday months, it has NEVER been a disappointment. The lights in…

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Holiday Fun at Sesame Place® Philadelphia: Experience the NEW Furry and Bright Christmas Drive-Thru

by Brittany Brown on November 23, 2020

It’s A Very Furry Christmas over at Sesame Place® Philadelphia in Langhorne, Pa. Your favorite friendly neighborhood friends have decorated the streets and are excited to celebrate the holiday season with you – with an all-new adventure in 2020 too! New this year on Tuesday and Wednesday evening through December 23 rd is the ALL-NEW Furry and Bright Christmas Drive-Thru. Elmo and friends are eager…

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Don't Miss out on the Halloween Fun at Sesame Place® Philadelphia

by Brittany Brown on October 22, 2020

Our friendly neighborhood monsters over at Sesame Place® Philadelphia are keeping their fall tradition alive – plus, doing something brand new this year to accommodate the strange times we’re living in – to celebrate the spirit of Halloween. The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular, running through November 1 st , brings just the right amount of spook to the park to make it a fun holiday “must see” for…

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How to Spend a Fall Day at Shady Brook Farm

by Brittany Brown on October 3, 2020

Memories await at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley! With different offerings each season, the farm is a must do numerous times a year, but most especially during fall. A few weeks back, I visited Shady Brook Farm to explore their pick-your-own fields. The wagon rides to the fields ran approximately every half an hour and were filled with guests at a limited capacity. A path was laid out through their…

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I Spent the Day at Sesame Place During COVID-19 & This is How It Went

by Brittany Brown on October 1, 2020

Sunny days await behind the gates of Sesame Place® Philadelphia in Langhorne! Based on Jim Henson’s popular educational children’s show, Sesame Street, this children’s amusement park has been making memories for families since 1980. Did you know Sesame Place is the world’s first autism certified theme park? Nothing less would be expected from their COVID-19 precautionary measures that were…

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Where to See Outdoor, Drive-In Movies in Bucks County

by Alexandra Lashner on August 25, 2020

The drive-in movie is an unfamiliar experience for younger generations. Its heyday was in the 50s and 60s, then it lost its appeal in the 70s as VCRs became popular in American homes, eventually making the outdoor viewing concept nearly extinct. When I heard about pop-up drive-in movies occurring around Bucks County this summer, I was curious to experience a new, yet safe, entertainment option…

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How to Hit ALL 40 Sweet Spots Trail Locations in 3 Days

by Brittany Brown on August 18, 2020

By now, you are probably familiar with the Visit Bucks County Sweet Spots Trail, a list of more than 40 locations that are sure to satisfy your taste buds. When you download the Sweet Spots Trail Passport to your phone and visit 5 locations you are able to win a free plush of Visit Bucks County’s mascot, Bucky! Following the Trail is an excellent way to get a tour of Bucks County, since it winds…

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5 Fun Farm Visits from Pigs to Alpacas

by Amanda Reiser on July 21, 2020

Something that I love about Bucks County is the versatility of activities. From breweries and wineries to covered bridge walks and boat rides - even farm visits! Growing up in Bucks County, farm experiences were a unique part of my childhood that I still appreciate and like to indulge in today. Visit Ross Mill Farm in Jamison and you’ll be greeted by friendly potbellied pigs venturing around the…

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I Want Candy! What to Order Now (and How to) at Evolution Candy in Doylestown

by Brittany Brown on May 6, 2020

From Wacky Wafers and Astro Pops, to Nik L Nips and Whatchamacallits, stepping into Evolution Candy on East State Street is like taking a trip back in time. This little candy shop in the heart of downtown Doylestown has it all. Whether you’re looking for a sweet birthday present or to surprise a loved one, ordering during the current climate has never been easier. All you have to do is call ahead…

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Read Local: Bucks County Booksellers’ Top Reads during Quarantine

by Louise Feder on May 1, 2020

With so much free time on people’s hands due to the current circumstances, staying busy to keep sane is a must. Why not put on a pot of tea and curl up with a good book? From children’s books to fanatical fiction, historical tales to recipe books, here’s what local booksellers recommended. These local bookshops are all open ONLINE and will ship directly to you! Commonplace Reader: This Yardley…

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