Bucks County
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25 Awesome Things To Do With Kids

You'll never be bored in Bucks County! Enjoy these fun, educational and exciting activities with the whole family...

  • Giggleberry Fair
  • Tubing at Bucks County River Country

1. Sesame Place® Philadelphia

Located by Oxford Valley Mall, Sesame Place® Philadelphia is a popular theme park for kids. Meet Elmo, Big Bird, Grover and many more Sesame Street characters. Enjoy rides like Oscar's Wacky Taxi, Big Bird’s Tour Bus, shows and parades. 

2. Ringing Rocks Park

Upper Black Eddy
Ringing Rocks Park is a great place for wilderness exploring. Bring your hammer and listen to the mysterious ringing of the boulder fields when the rocks are struck. 

3. Giggleberry Fair

Peddler’s Village, Lahaska
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.

4. Shady Brook Farm

Established more than 100 years ago, Shady Brook Farm always has a fun event scheduled, whether it’s the Holiday Light Show, HorrorFest or PumpkinFest. You can also enjoy Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream and get the chance to pick some fresh fruits and veggies!

5. Washington Crossing Historic Park

Washington Crossing
Filled with rich American history, Washington Crossing Historic Park is a great place to learn, explore and have fun with the kids! See the place where George Washington and his men crossed the Delaware River in 1776 or experience one of their events such as George Washington's Birthday or their Fourth of July Celebration.

  • New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

6. Moravian Pottery & Tiles Works

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.

7. New Hope Railroad

New Hope
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.

8. Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle

Housed in the Mercer Museum are more than 40,000 American artifacts, including a Conestoga wagon and horse-drawn carriages. Take a tower tour of Fonthill Castle, another castle along the Mercer Mile, where you'll climb many steps to hidden rooms filled with beautiful tiles. 

9. Bowman’s Hill Tower & Wildflower Preserve

Washington Crossing
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 Preserve6.

10. Michener Museum

Originally built in the 19th century as the Bucks County prison, this attraction 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!

  • Kids' Castle
  • Bucks County Children's Museum

11. Kid's 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.

12. Bucks County River Country

Point Pleasant
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. 

13. Children’s Theatre

Bucks County is home to many grand and beautiful theatres which offer children’s programs. Check out Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol or Newton Theatre in Newtown.

14. County Theater

Located in Doylestown, County Theater is community-based theater and specializes in independent, art and foreign films that originally opened in 1938. Also, check out their Saturday kid’s matinees.

15. Doylestown Rock Gym & Adventure Center

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.

  • Sesame Place

16 Bucks County Children’s Museum

New Hope
With 10,000-square-feet of fun, the Children’s Museum is a space where your kids can climb the High Rocks Vista rock wall, work in a general store, pretend to be a "junior doctor," dig for buried fossils and so much more!

17. Bowlero

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!

18. Bucks County Sweet Spots Trail 

Various Locations
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. 

19. Nockamixon State Park

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.

20. Family-Friendly Breweries

Various Locations
Many of the 20+ breweries along the Bucks County Ale 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!

  • Shady Brook Farm
  • Pennsbury Manor

21. 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.

22. Snipes Farm and Education Center

Snipes offers various hands-on learning about farming and nature. Experience their Fall Harvest weekends, visit the animals and become one with nature here!

23. BounceU

Whether you’re looking for a great place for a kid’s birthday party or just looking to bounce the day away, you will not be disappointed by this inflatable, indoor kid’s park!

24. Skip’s Candy Corner

Peddler’s Village, Lahaska
Visit “The Best Candy Store in Bucks County” and satisfy your sweet tooth! Enjoy fudge, gourmet pretzel and candied apples, as well as other nostalgic candies.

25. 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)!