FAMILY FUN IN MONTCO
Montgomery County's Most Kid-Friendly Attractions
Family vacations are a time to create memories that will last a lifetime. Valley Forge and Montgomery County are the places to make those memories. From ziplining to zoos and historic sites to family fun centers, Make it Montco with a visit to these kid-approved attractions.
Top Family Fun Attractions in Montgomery County:
VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
King of Prussia
Valley Forge is a name that every American learned as a child. Today, the Valley Forge National Historical Park welcomes the young and young at heart to discover this piece of American history. On September 25, the park celebrates Valley Forge National Historical Park Family Day, a fun-filled afternoon geared toward hands-on history for children.
KING OF PRUSSIA MALL
King of Prussia
Montgomery County is home to the largest shopping mall on the east coast, the King of Prussia Mall, where you will find plenty of stores that are geared toward kids. Build the creation of your dreams at the LEGO Store, make a new stuffed friend at Build-A-Bear Workshop, or find something new for family game night at Marbles, Learning Express Toys, Uncanny!, or Smart Toys.
Discover history like never before as you explore Patriot Trails, web-based Revolutionary War tours that take you from Valley Forge to historic sites throughout Montgomery County. Hands-on activities and special children's programming can be found throughout the year at these historical attractions.
ELMWOOD PARK ZOO
Experience nature in a whole new way at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. Get an up-close look at some of nature's most curious creatures in the giraffe-feeding area, an unforgettable experience for children and parents, alike. Visitors can also get a birds-eye view of the animal kingdom at the TreeTop Adventure Park, zipline courses for adults and children that criss-crosses the treetops high above the animals.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for homemade ice cream at Merrymead Farm. But Merrymead is more than an ice cream stand; the farm and farmers market provide year-round entertainment for families, including Merrymead Harvest Days. The fall festival kicks off with the Lighting of the Great Pumpkin on Friday, September 25, and includes a 5-acre corn maze that opens opens the same weekend.
ARNOLD'S FAMILY FUN CENTER
For active children, there is no better place to spend an afternoon or evening than Arnold's Family Fun Center in Oaks. Arnold's offers excitement for children of all ages including five go-kart tracks, bowling, miniature golf, laser tag, a rock climbing wall, and the area's largest arcade.
SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
Get ready for high flying fun at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. You'll be bouncing off the walls (literally) in the open jump court. Pull off your best dunk at Sky Slam. Flip into a soft landing in the Foam Zone. Or enjoy a game of Ultimate Dodgeball.
Take a ride along the Secret Valley Line. The Colebrookdale Railroad takes passengers on a round trip through time as it journeys between Boyertown and Pottstown. The railroad offers special themed train rides throughout the year including hayride and bonfire trains in the fall, Santa Claus and Night Before Christmas trains in winter, and the Easter Bunny Express in spring.
RED BUFFALO RANCH
Hit the trail with guided horseback rides with Red Buffalo Ranch. Take a one- or two-hour ride through scenic Evansburg State Park. Rides are available for all ages and are tailored to skills of the least experienced rider.
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