Looking for something new to pass the time with the kids? Make the most of your day with a trip to interesting family-friendly places that are just a drive away!
Grounds for Sculpture
If you’re looking to spend the day enjoying the outdoors and admiring art, Grounds for Sculpture is a 42-acre sculpture garden and arboretum with over 270 sculptures. There are also a couple of cafes on site to enjoy a quick bite or meal during your trip! The grounds are open Thursday to Monday from 10AM to 6PM with tickets available for $18 per adult and $10 per child age 6+.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
East Rutherford, NJ
Does your child love to build and create? The LEGOLAND Discovery Center in American Dream is now open and includes an Imagination train ride, a 4D Cinema, a creative workship to create anything with LEGO blocks, a challenge area, and more! Pass by on weekdays from 10AM to 5:30PM or weekends from 10AM to 6:30PM. Admission starts at $28.99 with combo experience and passes available.
Watkins Glen, NY
A perfect day trip for any animal lover, the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen offers hour-long tours of the shelter where you can meet the rescued animals and learn about Farm Sanctuary’s mission. They’re open weekends from 10:30AM to 5PM with tickets available for $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 4 to 12. Private tours are also available for individuals or groups at a fixed rate of $150.
Get creative and colorful at the Crayola Experience in PA. Let the kids roam through the themed rooms and interactive exhibits as they play in virtual wax rain, color their own washable pet toys, and create puzzles out of their artwork. They’re open from 10AM to 6PM; starting September 7th, they’ll be open from 10AM to 4PM. Tickets are available for $22.99 online for guests ages 3+.
Kennett Square, PA
Spend the day with beautiful greenery and flowers when you take a trip to Longwood Gardens. There are over 1000 acres of indoor and outdoor gardens, meadows, and horticulture displays available to view year-round! The gardens are open from 10AM to 6PM on Sunday/Monday/Wednesday and 10AM to 10PM Thursday through Saturday. Admission is $25 per adult and $13 for children ages 5+.