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3 Things to Do in Chester County PA With Family This Weekend

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When the weekend approaches, finding a place that’s not only educational for the kids but full of excitement can be challenging. However, there are many things to do in Chester County, PA, that fit these criteria to the mark. Keep reading to find out more. 

3 Things to Do in Chester County, PA With Your Family

Highland Orchards

Highland Orchards is the first on my list of things to do in Chester County, PA. The Highland Orchards is a stunning outdoor rustic farm with 200 acres of growing crops. Bring your family to the orchards to pick fruit and vegetables when they are in season. Additionally, an animal exhibit is available for children to meet and feed the farm animals, such as goats and chickens. The Orchards also offer educational and school tours, so the learning is never-ending. Then, when you want to take a minute to breathe, the kids can play on the large farm-themed playground on the property. 

However, one of my favorite parts of the Highland Orchards is the beautiful spots for portraits. The location offers various backgrounds, from apple trees and strawberry fields to hayrides and pumpkin patches. There are many spots to choose from, no matter the season. You can also use antique tractors for portraits. 

Highland Orchards is located at 1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester, PA 19380. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM. 

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Treehouse World Adventure Park

Another fun thing to do in Chester County, PA, is the Treehouse World Adventure Park. My favorite part of this park is that it’s great for all ages, so there’s something for everyone in your family. This park is registered with the PA Department of Agriculture, which provides full safety training to all staff members. This location hosts ten unique treehouses, zip lines, a “jump off the pirate ship” treehouse, and dozens of other tree activities. They also have tomahawk throwing and Euro Bungy trampolines. Their treehouses include:

  • Enchanted Village for Toddlers
  • Greybeard Kids Treehouse
  • Pirate Ship Treehouse
  • Gingerbread Treehouse
  • Tiki Treehouse
  • Cake Treehouse
  • Train Treehouses
  • Birding Platform
  • Shoe Daisy Treehouse
  • Pavilion Treehouse
  • Oak Leaf Treehouse Platform
  • Top Hat Treehouse

Pricing for the Treehouse World Adventure Park begins at $26, and you can have full access to the park for $59. 

You can visit this conveniently located Adventure Park at 1442 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. They are open seven days weekly from 10 AM to 7 PM with advanced reservations

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Longwood Gardens

Finally, Longwood Gardens is one of my favorite things to do in Chester County, PA. This garden is the former home of the Lenni Lenape tribe and Quaker farmers. The gardens believe that horticulture, education, and the arts are fundamental for everyone, and they strive to inspire their guests with this. Longwood Gardens has many areas that change seasonally for variety within the gardens. They also feature some gorgeous locations for your family photos. These areas include:

  • Meadow & Forest District
  • Main Fountain Garden District
    • Ponds and fountains that dance and light up with color at night for full shows
  • The Lakes District with water gardens, tropical plants from around the world, large and small lakes
  • House & Theater District with a flower garden walk and shaded canopies
  • Conservatory District with classical architecture glass structure housing a lush garden and children’s garden
  • Chimes Tower District with a waterfall, the tower that rings every hour, and the Oak and Conifer Knoll

Longwood Gardens offer many education programs, classes, and workshops for all ages. You can also find a series of music and theatre performances in the summer. Tickets are required for the gardens and start at $25. Children 4 and under are always free, and memberships are available for those who love to visit often. 

You can visit the Longwood Gardens at 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Their hours vary based on the time of year, so look at their website for the most up-to-date information.

Things to Do in Chester County, PA

Offering both educational opportunities and excitement, these things to do in Chester County, PA, ensure your family will never be bored. So head over to check them out! Don’t forget to schedule your next family session at the Orchards or Gardens as well. Click here to view my portfolio, and let’s chat. 

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