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Top 10 Family Activities around Chester County (in no particular order)

Making flower crowns at Historic Yellow Springs Art Gallery PA 2017

1. Dutch Wonderland (Lancaster)

2249 Lincoln Highway E, Lancaster, PA 17602-1188

I know you've heard of kids theme parks before and maybe you've even been to some but let me tell you this place is so much better. It's always clean, never crowded tons of food options located all around the park and rides for all ages heights and abilities. The summer water park is refreshing and the winter lights shows are a blast.

2. Green Dragon (Ephrata)

955 N State St, Ephrata, PA 17522

It's hard to live in Amish country and not know about Amish markets, but this one tops them all. It's so big, there's everything. My kids like it for the petting zoo. I love it for the deals. My husband loves the gallons of ice cream.

3. Yogi Bears Jellystone Park (Quarryville)

 340 Blackburn Rd, Quarryville, PA 17566

You know Yogi Bear, now come play in the Jellystone National Park with Yogi and Boo Boo Bear. From waterslides to go-carting this park has it all. But its more than just a fun water park, you can camp in one of the cabins and get a whole family summer camp vacation.

4. Oxford Karate Institute (Oxford)

357 N 3rd St, Oxford, PA 19363

we love learning karate from Master Fisher here. From daily classes for everyone from 4 to adult to parents' night out once a month. This is the community to join for anyone moving to Oxford.

5. Camp Saginaw (Oxford)

740 Saginaw Rd, Oxford, PA 19363

If you are looking for a sleepaway camp for kids, then this is the spot for you. With weekend warriors, half summer, and whole summer options, and located in Oxford this is the best place for kids to have fun all summer and make lifelong friends. Also doubles as a great opportunity for summer jobs for kids 18 and older.

6. Longwood Gardens (Kennet Square)

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Whether you are going for the holiday lights or for stroll in the spring these gardens are a must see. They also offer a variety of classes for growing your own gardens.

7. Herrs Snack Factory Tours (Nottingham)

271 Old Baltimore Pike, Nottingham, PA 19362

Did you know you can tour the Herrs Factory and learn how the snacks are made? Well, you can and grab a treat on the way out too. They also have a fun drive through holiday light show every year.

8. Urban Air (Downingtown)

981 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335

This place is such a great option when it's too cold to be outside but you need to blow off some steam with the kiddos.

9. Timber Wolve Lanes (Oxford)

1800 Baltimore Pike, Oxford, PA 19363

if you are looking for some family bowling here's where you want to go. Food, drinks, music, games and bowling all in one. Birthday parties are pretty awesome here too.

10. Tubing down the Brandywine (Chadds Ford)

1 Hoffman's Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

If you're not from the area know that tubing is something that all of the SEPA folks do, but my personal favorite is the Brandywine River. You can hop in wherever you want depending on the length of the float you want to take, but I like to hop out at the Brandywine River Museum. There' some cute eateries near there too, in case you didn't pack enough snacks and have a change of clothes, and don't forget to check out the museum while your there, its full of artwork from local artist James Wyeth.

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