Named after the Neshaminy Creek, the Neshaminy State Park is located on the banks of the Delaware River. The park which spans across 339 acres (137 hectares) is lined with picnic spots and also contains an estuary. The Neshaminy State Park is frequented by many for its private swimming pools and motorboats rides which take place on the river. The main swimming pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and the park is also home to a tiny spray pool. Nature lovers can explore the hiking and trekking trails offered by the park and the River Trail Inner Loop Trail is a must if trekking down the Neshaminy State Park as exotic plants and animals await your arrival here.
Whether you want to treat the kids to a good time or work off the calories you just consumed at a Penn's Landing restaurant, skating at the Blue Cross River Rink can do the trick. The outdoor facility offers ice skate rental as well as bookings for parties both small and large. The rink opens in November and closes in the Spring. Visit the website for hours and more details.
Architect James H. Windrim designed Smith Memorial Playground in 1899 as per the wills of Richard and Sara Smith. Located in Fairmount Park, the place is regarded as one of the best playgrounds in Philadelphia. Spread over 6.5 acres (2.63 hectares), the playground welcomes over 1,000 kids every day. Featuring several activities that are conducive for physiological, behavioral and social development of the children, Smith Memorial Playground provides several opportunities for creative, unstructured play. The place also includes an adorable playhouse that caters to kids younger than 5 years of age. Often sought for private events such as birthday parties, Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is a true local gem.
Challenge Grove Park is a 17.77 acre (7.19 hectare) scenic park located in a quaint corner of Caldwell Road and Bortons Mill Road in Cherry Hill. The park provides facilities for biking, softball, long jump and basketball. Challenge Grove Park also features biking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, indoor restrooms, a landscaped donor recognition garden and a bus parking lot with pathways connecting to all the facilities.
Experience what it's like to operate heavy duty construction equipment at Diggerland USA in West Berlin, New Jersey. The park includes fun and educational rides and activities for the whole family, such as a spinning backhoe called the "Spin Dizzy", Soaring Eagle Zipline, a ropes course and much more. Events happen frequently at Diggerland and park hours can change, so be sure to check the website for more information as well as various membership options.
Built in 1700 and opened as a museum in 1980, the Morgan Log House is built in the medieval Germanic style and is a great example of early domestic architecture. Home of Edward Morgan, who was a Welsh Quaker, the Morgan Log House is made of white logs and comprises of two and a half storeys, a chimney and even a fireplace. Tours take place from Thursdays to Saturdays and the museum also organizes educational workshops where students can familiarize themselves with life in the 18th century. If you are in Kulpsville and in the mood for a dose of history, a trip to Morgan Log House shouldn’t be overlooked.
Located closely to downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront, this exclusive aquarium features 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. Here, you will come across the largest collection of sharks including the hammerhead shark on as well as two rare scalloped hammerhead sharks. Besides the sharks, this is the only aquarium to keep hippos and little blue penguins on display.Visitors can view daily shows and also get a chance to get close to the animals.
Clark Park lies in the Spruce Hill area of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Relax and make a picnic in their large open field or playground or enjoy a game of basketball. There are various events, movie screenings, storytelling sessions which are organized in this lovely park and you can also delve into gardening and learn about plants. Do check out the life-sized Charles Dickens statue placed here which is sculpted by Francis Edwin Elwell.
Spend an active day at adventureland – walk through the rope bridge, take a jeep tour, roll in the rollercoaster, explore the adventure aisle, swim with sea turtles and many more thrilling activities are awaiting the visitors. Advanced booking is required for all packages. Private tours are also available but it is more expensive than the usual tour. Food is available in the family restaurant and other stalls placed throughout the park. It is an exciting spot to host birthday parties and special events.