Looking for family fun in Chester County that doesn't break the budget? Try one of these fun things to do with the kids in or near Chesco.
Bell Tavern and John O. Greene are top family spots for staying cool in the hot weather. Get the scoop in our listing of local splash spots.
Attend an outdoor concert
Choose from one of the nearby family-friendly concerts (most of which are free) and enjoy an evening of outdoor music. There are over 25 spots to dance, relax and enjoy the sounds at an outdoor concert in Chester County this summer.
Go to the movies!
Many venues are hosting outdoor movie nights for families in Chester County this summer. Find one close to you - there are over a dozen outdoor movies planned for this summer! (Most are free, but any paid events should be noted on the event website. For $2 per ticket you can see a movie at Regal Cinemas this summer and for just a few bucks you can catch movie at Movie Tavern.)
Visit a Museum for FREE
Borrow a Museum Pass from your local library branch and visit one of many local museums and attractions for free with your family. Find details on your local library site.
Visit Valley Forge
Take a trip to Valley Forge Park - bring a picnic, climb on the canons, enjoy the outdoors and more.
Read, Read, Read!
Sign up for a summer reading program and make it a weekly outing to choose books. Kids can also participate in Barnes & Noble's summer reading challenge and earn a FREE book.
Visit a a new-to-you park or playground this summer.
Visit the Animals
Visit some animal friends at local spots like Baily's Dairy Farm Pocopson, Highland Orchards, Linvilla Orchards, Milky Way Farm, Ryerss Horse Farm or Springton Manor
Take a Hike
Plan a family hike - check our Guide to Great Family Hikes for ideas.
Find a nearby VBS
Sign up for a Vacation Bible School - many are low cost or free. We've found 18 VBS's happening for 2023.
You'll find most of these ideas on our daily calendar. Sign up (it's also FREE!) and we'll send you a reminder of what's happening once a week.