25 AWESOME THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS
From playing pretend on a giant wooden castle, to climbing up a real-life concrete one, there’s an endless amount of activities for kids to enjoy in Bucks County. Find these fun, educational and exciting activities to do with the whole family. Remember to social distance and wear your mask! Check individual listings for updates.
1. Sesame Place
- The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place
Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place®, select dates September 25 – November 1. Book a Kids Free Halloween Hotel Package and receive a free child admission ticket with each paid adult! Customize this package to fit your family and experience at Sesame Place®!
- Painter by river at Washington Crossing
This 500-acre park preserves the site where General George Washington and his troops made their famed crossing of the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War to New Jersey in 1776. The park contains restored 18th century buildings and homes, Revolutionary War gravesites, and Bowman’s Hill Tower to climb.
- Ringing Rocks
Ringing Rocks Park is a great place for wilderness exploring in Upper Black Eddy. Bring your hammer and listen to the mysterious ringing of the boulder fields when the rocks are struck.
Located in Peddler’s Village, Giggleberry Fair is Bucks County’s one-and-only indoor obstacle course that is three stories high! Kids can spend time running through the levels, riding the grand carousel, winning prizes from the arcade and eating at the Painted Pony Café, while adults can relax in the parents’ lounge.
- Shady Brook Farm
Established more than 100 years ago, Shady Brook Farm always something fun to pick, from blueberries to pumpkins! Seasonal events include their Holiday Light Show, HorrorFest and PumpkinFest. You can also enjoy Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream and pick up some fresh produce from the market.
6. Stand in two places at once
Experience something double the fun with your little ones. Folks love to stand in two places at once on the Free Bridge that connects New Hope and Lambertville! You can’t miss this painted sign on the ground as you stroll across the Delaware.
This National Historic Landmark is considered a “working history” museum where handmade tiles are still produced. Explore a piece of Bucks County’s history on a self-guided tour and get the chance to purchase handmade reissues of tiles and mosaics.
- New Hope Railroad
Step back into the golden age of rail travel by taking a ride on the New Hope Railroad. View the beautiful scenery as it passes through the Bucks County countryside. Check their schedule for family-friendly excursions, like the Wildflower Express.
- Mercer Museum
Henry Chapman Mercer was a renowned architect, philanthropist, archaeologist and more from Doylestown. Housed in the Mercer Museum are more than 40,000 American artifacts, including a Conestoga wagon and horse-drawn carriages.
- Kids at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Feel like you’re on top of the world when you climb to the top of Bowman’s Hill Tower. Then enjoy the beautiful scenery while picnicking in Washington Crossing Historic Park and hiking through 134-acres of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Take a guided tour of the Preserve!
- Kids at Michener
Originally built in the 19th century as the Bucks County prison, this attraction named after James A. Michener was transformed into an independent, non-profit cultural institution that exhibits arts, has a café and gift shop and offers various family-themed activities and other programs all year-round!
12. Kids Castle
- Family at Kids' Castle
Located in Doylestown’s Central Park, Kid’s Castle is a kid’s dream come true! Climb and play on this eight-story wooden playground complete with slides, swings, a treehouse and a rocket ship.
- Delaware River Tubing
Enjoy a scenic ride down the Delaware River with the entire family at this popular summertime stop. Take a two, three- or four-hour trip down the river, stopping at The Famous River Hot Dog Man for a quick bit downstream.
- Lake Afton in Yardley
Workshops and summer camp classes are often regularly for young Picassos. Looking for some one-on-one time? Request a private art lesson on drawing, oil painting, illustration or acrylic painting for you and your family.
15. Nature Centers
- Silver Lake Nature Center
Nature centers offer lots of public programs and rental options for young explorers. At both Silver Lake Nature Center and Churchville Nature Center, examine a diversity of habitats with hands-on exploratory activities.
- Doylestown Rock Gym
The only indoor rock-climbing facility in Bucks County is located in Doylestown. Packages for all ages and ability levels are offered as well as walk-in packages, climbing lessons and adaptive climbing.
17. Read a book at the Bucks County Free Library
- Bucks County Free Library
Get lost in a good book. Access free resources and tons of books for little ones to have story time with. Penn’s Little Village at the Langhorne branch and Career Corner at the Yardley-Makefield branch are learning spaces for young children, newborn to age five.
This is your one-stop-shop for arcade games, laser tag and bowling. Don’t forget to keep score as you and the family bowl one of their 48 all-star lanes. Game on!
- Caramel apples at Shady Brook Farm
If you’re looking for something sweet, follow the one and only Sweet Spots Trail! Download your mobile passport, check in to 5 or more places and submit yours to win a FREE Bucky plush! The Trail boasts more than 40 spots, including places like Nina’s Waffles, Sweetah’s Gluten-Free Bakery and Angelina’s Bake Shop.
- Trees along Lake Nockamixon
This 5,286-acre park is inclusive of Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run, Haycock Run and Lake Nockamixon. Go swimming, picnic, bike, hike, fish, ice skate, sled and more with your family.
- Naked Brewing Co.
Many of the 23 breweries and 8 wineries along the Bucks County Ale Trail and Bucks County Wine Trail are welcoming to children. Naked Brewing Co. offers an outdoor area filled with games like giant Jenga, and Newtown Brewing Co. offers movie nights for multiple ages monthly!
22. Pennsbury Manor
- Pennsbury Manor
Jump back to the 17th century and enjoy this historic Bucks County landmark! Pennsbury Manor is a reconstruction of the founder of Pennsylvania William Penn’s summer home on the Delaware River. Go explore the attraction’s 43-acres filled with gardens, stables, outbuildings and manor house.
- Snipes Farm
Snipes offers various hands-on learning about farming and nature. Experience their Fall Harvest weekends, visit the animals and become one with nature here!
24. Fonthill Castle
- Fonthill Castle leaves
Take a tower tour of Fonthill Castle, another castle along the Mercer Mile built by Henry Chapman Mercer, where you'll climb many steps to hidden rooms filled with beautiful tiles. This is where Mercer used to live.
25. Pet Alpacas
- Deerwood Alpaca Farm
This small alpaca breeding farm allows for scheduled visits of the charming ‘pacas. Pet these peaceful creatures – they will steal your heart with their graceful appearance, dark eyes and humming sounds. Visit their gift shop after for alpaca wool socks, gloves, hats, dryer balls and more.
26. Carousel Village
- Carousel Village
Located in the center of Bucks County, Carousel Village has been a hub for shopping and family fun for decades. Shop at the organic market and other variety shops, like OwowCow Creamery. Then take a ride on the authentic Herschell Spillman Carousel (circa 1890)!
27. Drive-in Movies & Concerts
- Drive in movie
Oxford Valley Mall, at the location of the old Boscov’s parking lot, will hold several outdoor drive-in events for entertainment this summer hosted by the Mid Atlantic Event Group. Movies like Sonic the Hedgehog, Footloose and Shrek, and live performing local acts are all set to be shown. Check their calendar for dates and times!