Bring the family to Brandywine Valley this summer for a safe, fun getaway where you can fly over the countryside in a helicopter, explore magical gardens or climb into a treehouse. There is a surprise (and ice cream!) around every corner delighting children of all ages.
Longwood Gardens is the ideal place for family fun. Longwood Gardens’ Children’s Garden is a horticultural wonderland where young visitors will encounter an imaginative group of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted garden elements. This spacious garden is designed to provide a safe, engaging area where children will be surrounded by plants and discover the joys of being in a garden. Families will also delight in Longwood’s three remarkable tree houses, each with unique characteristics and unforgettable garden views.
And explore Treehouse World for even more of these whimsical creations. This unique, family adventure park features custom built treehouses and entertainment galore. Think ziplining, archery tag and a bungy trampoline!
Step back in time at the Brandywine Battlefield Park on Sunday, August 19 during Family Fun Day! Demonstrations, tours and games bring history to life for kids of all ages.
Visit American Helicopter Museum for a hands-on experience with the kids! World Helicopter Day is Sunday, August 20, 2023 - plan ahead and schedule a helicopter ride for a birds-eye-view of the beautiful Brandywine Valley!
A Sunday picnic after a ride through the countryside on the West Chester Railroad is a real treat. And pick up picnic fare at one of the many markets and cafes including nearby Carlinos in West Chester and Talula's Table in Kennett Square.
No matter what corner of Chester County you explore, there is surely ice cream close by. Follow a trail of frozen flavors throughout the countryside – so cool!