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Winter Activities in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, for the Family

by Mary Melnick

Feb 18, 2021

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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.


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