Weather-wise, Spring 2023 has been somewhat disappointing, leaving many Montgomery County parents struggling to find things to do with their kids. Philadelphia Inquirer reporters Nick Vadala and Michelle Reese offer worthwhile, in-county, two-part suggestions (close-proximity side trips from the main attraction).
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
The Philadelphia Zoo may be the first in the nation, but it can be overwhelming. The Norristown edition — a staple since the 1920s, when it housed only deer — may be smaller, but it’s nonetheless engaging.
Along with the animals is a zipline course, an energy-burning playground, and up-close-and-personal giraffe feedings.
LEGOLAND, Plymouth Meeting
Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia
Steeped in history, Valley Forge may seem like a place for grown-ups. But it caters to kids as well. There’s a Junior Ranger program, onsite reenactors, and frequent demonstrations of period crafts, all designed to make the American Revolution accessible.
iFLY, King of Prussia
More on local day trips is at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
A video blog entry profiling Valley Forge National Historical Park for families.