Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Bucks County Children’s Museum
At the Bucks County Children’s Museum in New Hope, kids have a place to learn and explore that is all their own. The museum’s 10,000-square-feet of fun is also a place where play and education meet, The facility offers hands-on, interactive and educationally based exhibits for children and families to engage in lifelong learning experiences while enjoying each other.
While exploring at the museum, children can dig for buried treasure, ride in a hot air balloon, design and build their own race car, work in a factory, buy items at the market, climb a mountain and much more, all at their own pace!
At the Airways to Waterways exhibit, kids can experiment with air pressure, learn about force and light and the history and operation of the Delaware Canal system. Children can also put on a lab coat, drive the ambulance and join the medical team as a junior doctor in Doylestown Health exhibit!
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Located in the geographic center of historic Bucks County, Carousel Village has been a shopping and family fun destination for nearly 40 years. An authentic Herschell Spillman Carousel (circa 1890) serves as a centerpiece for a beautiful garden center, a wonderful Italian restaurant, a creamery serving up handmade, locally sourced ice cream, an organic market, and a variety of unique shops featuring furniture, jewelry, clothing, antiques, home furnishings and much more.
There’s also an authentic half-size replica CP Huntington, steam engine train that runs through the 45-acre Indian Walk Christmas Tree Farm. Carousel Village is a “must-stop” for visitors and locals alike to experience good food, good shopping and good fun with a distinct Bucks County flavor.
Carousel Gardens is a full service garden center that features some of the best plants and gardening materials that Bucks County has to offer. For info go to: tinyurl.com/yc3g5ava
Peddler’s Village is home to Giggleberry Fair, Bucks County’s beloved play scape for family fun, great times and the most memorable birthday parties ever. Its centerpiece is Giggleberry Mountain, the area’s largest and most incredible indoor obstacle course. Giggleberry Fair includes Giggleberry Mountain, a three-story, indoor obstacle course, game room, 1922 working Grand Carousel and café. Perfect for group functions, fundraisers and private events! Get your game on in the green-rated arcade games of The Game Room. Take an exciting ride on our antique Grand Carousel. Celebrate that special day with one of our award-winning Bucks county birthday parties. Take a break in The Painted Pony Café, serving light meals that the entire family will enjoy.
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Moravian Pottery & Tile Works
At the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works in Doylestown, visitors can take a step back in time through the “working history” museum that still produces handmade tiles and mosaics in the same style of Mercer’s original designs. Tours at Moravian are offered every half hour and include a video and self-guided walk through the facility where guests can see original installations, various displays and even watch the artisans throughout the entire tile-making process.
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Sesame Place® in Bucks County
The amusement park is popular for always having something fun to do just for kids like meet, hug and get a photograph with characters, including Elmo and other friends. The nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning children’s show, Sesame Place has grown a lot since then.
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Seven gigantic, state-of-the-art inflatables that will have your children jumpin’ for joy! Whether your children love the classic bouncers, like to challenge their friends on the obstacle courses or enjoy riding down the slides, we have it all!! We also have an exclusive play area for our smaller guests! While your kids are bouncin’ off the walls, feel free to relax in our parents’ area! For more information: jumpinjackspa.com
Sandy Hill Farm
Sandy Hill Farm has been providing children with farm fun and knowledge for over 30 years. Located on 10 acres in Plymouth Meeting we provide Farm Parties, Pony Rides at your location, Instructional Trail Rides, Summer Camp, Field Trips. For information go to: sandyhillfarm.org/.
Elmwood Park Zoo
The zoo has its annual Easter Bunny Brunch with 3 special weekends! Each brunch features an appearance by the Easter Bunny! Brunch pricing includes: Admission to the zoo Unlimited brunch, buffet, Craft Photo with the Easter Bunny. Sessions are 10:30AM and 12:30PM.
Green Lane Park
Color Your Eggs - Naturally Join us for a creative adventure as we color eggs using materials from natural materials. Bring up to a dozen hard-boiled eggs and experiment with colors from nature’s palette. Program meets at Deep Creek Stone Pavilion (2144 Snyder Road, Green Lane PA 18054). Spaces limited, pre-registration is required. Ages: 5 to adult; fee: $5 per dozen eggs to cover materials cost. Sat. Mar 24 @ 1pm.
Earth Day Festival
Bucks County Audubon Society. Many great activities to enjoy and learn about nature. View and purchase goods from environmentally friendly vendors. Entrance is free, but please bring cash/CC for food vendors and exhibitors! Donations to BCAS are greatly appreciated and benefit our environmental education programming throughout the year. April 14 11am - 4pm 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope. bcas.org/event/earth-day-festival-2