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Are you tired of being stuck in the house?
So is everyone in your family, including the children.
Discover the many outdoor activities for families to enjoy right here in Philadelphia.
While many attractions and gardens have opened safely, make sure you keep up with the necessary protocols. According to Visit Philadelphia, “Philadelphia requires masks or proof of vaccination at all indoor public spaces. Advance tickets or reservations remain recommended or necessary at many spots. Your best bet: Check online or call ahead.”
From the treehouse playground at the Morris Arboretum to the many hiking and biking trails located throughout Philly, the City of Brotherly Love is home to a variety of outdoor activities for families of all ages. For a comprehensive list of Philly-area activities and outdoor attractions that can create many memorable memories, ScienceTeacherMom.com invites you to read on!
Visit a Local Park, Garden, or Playground
Find a local park, garden, attraction, or garden to see the city in the outdoors and get some great exercise.
● Take your family to the top local parks and attractions as picked by Tripadvisor. Explore your city like a tourist.
● Explore the many gardens in Philadelphia, known as America’s Garden Capital.
● Find a playground near you with this handy guide to Philly area playgrounds for toddlers.
● Visit the best water parks in and around Philadelphia.
● Discover “everything that Philadelphia has to offer, from swimming pools to tourist attractions” by using the City of Philadelphia's Culture and Recreation Finder.
Create Your Own Unique Philadelphia Outdoor Experience
Outdoor activities can be unique and fun. Plan a mural art walking tour, a historical significant tour that teaches about the founding of our country, or create your own family adventure. Philly has it all!
● Book a Mural Arts walking tour and show your children that art can live outdoors.
● Walk and discover history and culture around Philadelphia such as the Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia or the Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight.
● Choose your own adventure from these cool and unusual things to do in Philadelphia (make sure it is family friendly).
● Teach your kids about local weather by learning how to spot storms.
Explore the Philadelphia Area by Bike
You and your family can explore Philadelphia by bike. If you don’t have a bike, no worries. And for those living in Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling program is worth exploring.
● Learn about Indego, the Philly Bike Share Program.
● Travel with your kids down one of these cool bike paths.
● Have your kids join others (ages 12-18) in the Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling program of Philadelphia to learn more about cycling and build healthy habits.
Now that you’re familiar with some of Philadelphia’s best family-friendly parks, gardens, unique activities, and bike paths—you and your family can begin to spend more time outside and fewer hours watching television or playing video games.
Your kids may protest at first, but these great activities will only bring your family closer together.
Written by: Leslie Campos