Outdoor Play

Outdoor Pools, Waterparks, Spraygrounds
Happy-Henry-at-Johnsons.jpgPhiladelphia has a ton of free pools in various neighborhoods. When they open, their hours, and how many months they are open in the summer vary year to year depending on the city budget. For a few years in a row we hiked to the burbs and joined Crystal Lake Pool. A lot of our friends also love Robert’s Pool in Collingswood. There are options out there to beat the heat some are free and some are not.
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Morris ArboretumOur area is filled with arboretum to explore. Tyler is great if you have climbers our little ones that love fairy gardens. Morris has a beautiful larger than life birds nest with an exciting but intimidating rope lounge that is high above the tree tops. Longwood Gardens often requires timed tickets and changes through out the year dramatically. We love to go when the larger than life lily pads are in season. These are wonderful places to explore during the warmer months but some are open all year round. Please make sure to check each locations website before going. Hours are subject to change without us knowing.

Morris Arboretum/ Chestnut Hill, PA
Tyler Arboretum / Media, PA
Longwood Gardens/Kennett Square, PA
Laurel Hill Cemetery / Kelly Drive *Jogging Stroller Option
Bartram’s Gardens/South West Philadelphia, PA
Parks & Lakes / *Our Favorites

TAP tunnelZOOs
Elmwood Park Zoo / Norristown, PA
Tree Top Adventures / @ Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park / Halifax, PA

sugar at Johnson'sOrchards
Orchards are really different now. Yes, there is apple and strawberry picking but there is also live animals, elaborate playgrounds, and spraygrounds. My boys can easily spend several hours at Johnson’s Corner Farm.
Johnson’s Corner Farm/ Medford,NJ
Linvilla Orchard/ Media PA
Shady Brooke Farms/ Morrisville, PA
Springdale Farms / Cherry Hill, NJ
Shady Brooke Farms/ Morrisville, PA

Playgrounds
Smith Memorial PlayHouse/ West Philly

Attractions
Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair / Lebanon, PA

Skiing / LODGE
Bear Creek Resort Macungie, PA
Camelback Mountain Poconocs, PA
Skytop Lodge 2016, Poconos, PA
Skytop Lodge 2014, Poconos, PA