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3 Fun Places in Philadelphia to Visit With Small Children

Children may quickly grow bored touring museums and landmarks. Families with young children might consider sneaking in a few activities that are exciting for kids while visiting historic Philadelphia. Philadelphia has many fun activities for children of all ages.

Franklin Square:  The city of Philadelphia was originally designed with five squares. One of the squares, Franklin, is centered on a beautiful fountain. The square is now a fun playground for the young and old alike. The park features Philly Mini Golf with a historically themed course featuring holes such as the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Liberty Bell. Children will enjoy selecting a dragon, eagle, lion or zebra to mount for a ride on the Parx Liberty Carousel. Parents may find a shady spot to rest tired feet while children work off excess energy at the playground after grabbing a meal at Square Burger. Information concerning park hours and ticket prices are available online.

Please Touch Museum:  After a day of hearing, “Do not touch,” for the hundredth time, Please Touch Museum may be the perfect cure for little ones' boredom. Families with children ages seven or younger comprise the largest number of visitors for the museum. The museum has created a learning environment through play and accommodates children with special needs. The Please Taste Café located inside the museum offers a menu complete with gluten, dairy, nut and egg free items for special digestive needs. Children will enjoy the puppet show in the theatre. The ticket information, directions and schedule are available on the website.

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse:  Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse offers active and imaginative play for the younger set. The six and a half acre playground is a wonderland of fun for boys and girls. The Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide is a favorite for all children. Toddlers enjoy driving the train in the 16,000 square foot playhouse or cooking an imaginary meal. Story time and crafts in the Playhouse are also an enjoyable experience. Directions and schedule information are available online.

 

*Photo courtesy of Franklin Square Fountain by Patrikigirl at Flickr’s Creative Commons. 

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