Everyone is spending more time at home these days, so there are definitely moments when you itch to get out. With a lot of indoor activities and dining closed this winter or at limited capacity, it is hard to find things for the family to do to get out of the house.
If you are in or around Bucks County, Pennsylvania, check out this list of winter activities perfect for families. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor activities, there is something on this list for you.
Take a Self-Guided Driving Tour
With more than 12 beautiful covered bridges, plenty of history related to the Underground Railroad, Washington’s Crossing and more, there is plenty to see and explore in Bucks County. Embark on the Covered Bridge Driving Tour, which takes you to see the beautiful remaining covered bridges — the tour can be done in one day, which will take about two hours, or you can split it into two days depending on the destinations.
Dance and Sing at Sesame Place
With multiple events in the next couple of months, Sesame Place is the perfect escape for families. Celebrate Elmo’s 40th Birthday, Mardi Gras and have a pajama party with Big Bird and friends. These events are offered at limited capacity and reservations are required. For more information, visit Sesame Place’s website.
Travel Along the New Hope Railroad
Hop aboard the New Hope Railroad and take a scenic trip through the countryside of Bucks County. Enjoy beautiful views and spend quality time with the family. Come spring, keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny Excursion.
Shop and Dine in Peddler’s Village
Peddler’s Village is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. This shopping village has more than 65 unique shops and offers plenty of delicious restaurants. While walking around, admire the beautiful gardens and landscape. Stop by Free Will Brewing Taproom for some locally brewed beers — enjoy it on the outdoor patio or take it to go and sip it while you walk around.
Wander through the Mercer Museum
Located in Doylestown, The Mercer Museum houses more than 40,000 American artifacts collected by Henry Chapman Mercer, a renowned architect, philanthropist, archaeologist and more, during the Industrial Revolution. Dive deep into the history and learn more about the way people lived back then. Masks are required while touring the museum and timed-ticket entries are required; if you aren’t ready to get out and explore, check out the virtual tours. For more information, visit Mercer Museum’s website.
On the evening of Feb. 25, people around the world will celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. Purim commemorates Queen Esther’s rescue of the Jewish people from Haman, the King’s henchman. While COVID-19 is forcing people to rethink the way they celebrate, families can still commemorate the day in fun and unique ways from home.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
AdventureWomen, the tour operator specializing in adventure travel tours for women, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022. To commemorate the special anniversary, the tour operator offers travelers an early-bird discount to those booking 2022 trips.
Your kiddos will be excited to learn they can travel with their favorite Nickelodeon characters — including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and PAW Patrol — when Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya opens in June 2021. Families can now book accommodations at the resort for their summer vacation.
If treating the kids to a fun, educational escape to the countryside this spring sounds like a day at the beach, Cape May Resorts’ new Beach Plum Farm programming is for your crew.