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We are a family of 5 who travels together several times a year, but not always to destinations far, far away. Most of our trips have been to places within 2/3 hours of our home so as not to have the biggest memory of our trip be the travel. We took a big step a few summers ago by embarking on a 5-hour journey to Williamsburg, VA for a weeklong vacation, and thankfully it was a huge success. Since then, we have also done a 7 hour trip to Cape Cod and another 7 hour trip to Vermont as well as two trips that required longer plane rides (which can be a challenge with a child who gets motion sickness). Our memories so far are good ones, and it has been fun to see more and more places in our region of the country, so who can ask for more than that?
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adventurous, simple, spontaneous, easy_going, artsy
We Just Got Back From
Laguna Beach, California
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Sea Isle City, NJ
Favorite Vacation Memory
Smuggler's Notch, Vermont; and also Water Country, Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg, Va.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Oh God, I prefer to forget these things.
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Fun Playgrounds in/near Bucks County PA

Great list of kid-friendly playgrounds in or near central Bucks County, PA

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425 Wells Road
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Comment:
Huge wooden climbing structure designed to resemble a giant castle! Your kids will not soon forget coming here! They can play on the structure for hours.

reviewed on: January 16 2010

"King-sized playground fun!"
Located in Doylestown's 108-acre family-oriented Central Park, Kid's Castle is a community-named, volunteer-built playground that'll amaze your kids.  Our family lives about two minutes from this tremendous playspot, so we frequent it many times throughout the year.  The kids (10, 8 and 4) burn off energy and act out all kinds of adventures here.

Park in the paved parking lot (plenty of parking) and walk down the blacktopped path to the Castle.  The kids will immediately spot the 8-story wooden structure complete with slides, PLENTY of climbing tunnels and crawl spaces, lookout spots, and opportunities to pretend you're running amok in a real castle.

Located around the big structure are other smaller play spaces for younger kiddos.  There's sand, swings, interactive activities (like chimes you can ring), a section with stores kids can walk into so you can pretend to keep shop (the stores are named after real businesses in Doylestown), other climbing structures, smaller slides, ramps, monkey bars and more.  Kids won't get bored!  If you come with 2 adults, one can take a fitness walk along the paved walking trail, and there's also picnic areas  (some covered) and water fountains.  A smaller kid play area is up the hill for the parents who don't want the littlest ones getting lost in the castle.  There are restrooms here as well.  And they're not gross.

This playground is a terrific way to entertain the kids on a nice day.  You don't pay a dime and the park is open everyday from dawn to dusk.  The actual castle, however, closes after the first freeze in winter.  There are also places to bike, soccer fields and tennis courts in case you're not entertained enough.  So pop on your sneakers and get ready for adult-sized fun at a super kid-friendly playground!  Sooo worth the trip!

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1600 Meyer Way
Jamison, Pennsylvania


reviewed on: March 07 2011

"A Little Kid's Playground of Fun"
Visiting the Doylestown area?  Looking for a fun place to take the kids that allows them to get some good old-fashioned running-around time?  Then Meyer Way Community Park is the place for you.  Located in Jamison PA, approximately 2 miles north of  Bristol Road on Rte 263 (Old York Rd), and tucked in a neighborhood and next to the local Township Building, Meyer Way is a terrific little playground with all kinds of kid-friendly structures.  Some of what you'll find here:

*swings (regular and tire)
*a plethora of climbing structures of all sizes and shapes
*slides
*tunnels
*a pretend "train" to sit in and of course offer to drive
*a four-seat little car that the smaller tykes love to hop in
*a sturdy, very short zip-line for older kiddos
*poles, steering wheels, metal speaking tube
*plenty of running around space cushioned by wood chips

One of the best features of all comes during the warmer season (Memorial Day to Labor Day to be specific).  The Splash Pole turns on for little ones who have brought their bathing suits to cool off and play in.  My children just loved this feature.  It operates in the afternoons and works on a timer, so after a few minutes it automatically shuts off.  The kids think it's incredibly fun to be the one to go over and press the big button to turn it back on.  There is room for parents to sit around the edge of the sprinkler area, as well as a pavilion with picnic tables nearby for shade, eating, relaxing and restrooms for that inevitable trip, too.

The whole park is comprised of 27 acres, so there is also room to walk or run or bike the 1.5 mile multi-use path.  Lighted basketball courts are perfect for older ones looking for more action.

Basically there is something for everyone, complete with free concerts in the park during the summer months.  If you're in the area, this park is certainly worth stopping at and taking in the fun.


540 Dresher Road
Horsham, Pennsylvania

Comment:
Big and well-kept, this playground is perfect for kids of all sizes and ages. Come and enjoy!

reviewed on: August 05 2013

"Great kids playground!"
This is a great community playground. Parking is free, close, and paved. The community keeps this place up to snuff so it is clean and maintained well.  The playground itself is big and loaded with things to do for all kinds of kids. There are monkey bars, swings, slides, climbing structures, ladders, balance beams, tunnels, steps to climb and more! Spacious and packed with fun. Surrounding the giant play structures are grassy areas and playing fields. Adults can sit in one of the nearby benches and watch their kids or take a walk about the property.

FYI, It does get REALLY hot here on a sunny summer day, so remember to wear sunscreen and pack water/juice/snacks. Unfortunately, since it's a wide-open area, there is no shade at all. There are convenience stores not too far away, but just a heads-up for those looking to minimize their discomfort a bit. Cooler days here are just awesome!

Restrooms are located nearby and there is a pavilion for eating lunch as well. You can bring a picnic lunch and eat on the grass or in the pavilion.

This is a great playground for mingling with other kids, burning off stored-up energy or just spending some time swinging and sliding! I would highly recommend it to anyone in or around the area!


300 Veterans Way (Johnsville Blvd. & Veterans Way)
Warminster, Pennsylvania

Comment:
A former naval property and runway, it's been converted into a huge recreational area.

reviewed on: August 06 2013

"This former runway is now a big, open community park"
Warminster Park consists of 243 acres that was obtained when the Naval Air Warfare Center closed here. It was a part of the National Park Service's Federal Lands to Parks Program. It's now a great piece of open space that the community can use for relaxation and outdoor activities.

The grounds here offer visitors a large playground facility as well as a bark park for dogs. There are also basketball courts and you can use the former airline runway for skating and biking. There is also a 3-mile trail for walking around the perimeter of the park that is paved. This is a wide-open space with no shade trees, so beware of this when planning a walk or bike ride or other activity here. It can get hot in the sun.

The park is mostly flat with a few little inclines, so it's great for kids learning to ride or to ride where you can always see your children. The playground structure is pretty big, with plenty to do for all ages. Plenty of space to picnic if you'd like. Parking is close by and free. The place is also stroller-friendly and handicapped-friendly. It's a great place to go to burn off some energy and get your kids out and active. Not far from Newtown, Doylestown, Hatboro/Horsham or even Philadelphia.

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3500 Masons Mill Road
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

Comment:
An area favorite, this playground and park is perfect for all ages.

reviewed on: August 05 2013

"Pretty, spacious, fun!"
Great place to take the kids for some outdoor recreation and fun! Masons Mill has a lot of areas to play and burn off some energy. You can park right in the lot for free and walk up to the playground area or shoot hoops or play tennis or volleyball. There's a pavilion area with trash cans for larger groups or parties. Restrooms are also available which is terrific.

The playground area has an area for little kids as as well as an area for bigger kids. There's also a pirate ship to play on! The area is covered with wood chips to soften any falls, and there's plenty to do!  Plus there is Safety Town- an area that has buildings, roads, and stop lights for the kids to explore either by walking around or on their tricycle/bicycle or Big Wheel-type ride-on. It's so cute! Kids love it because there's a lot to choose from as far as what to do, and the fact that even when there's a bunch of kids, they can kind of spread out and not run into each other. Great for parents because it's open and pretty and well-kept. Take your kids here for a nice morning or afternoon out and make a picnic out of it! You'll have a great time!


286 Frost Lane (at Lower Dolington Rd)
Newtown, Pennsylvania

Comment:
Super local community park and play area. Great for kids to come and play and burn off energy!

reviewed on: August 06 2013

"Cute little park and playground!"
Visitors and residents of the Newtown area know this park and love to let their kids play here. It's 22.8 acres and directed at kids ages 2-12 with plenty for them to do. The entire playground is made by the manufacturer Little Tykes, so you know it's well-made. There is also rubber mulch for cushioning and decoration. There are some trees with a bit of shade. Walking trail around perimeter. It's appropriate for toddlers and grade-schoolers with fields and a pavilion nearby.

The metal play structures offer slides, monkey bars, tunnels, ramps, steps, ladders, and a rolling cylinder that you try to "walk" on while holding on to bars on the sides. Kids love it! There's also a section designed to look like a pirate ship that's always fun for imaginative play. Dinosaurs to climb on & of course jump off of.

Parents can sit and relax on benches or walk about and keep an eye on their youngsters. Great place to meet other parents of little ones. Area lends itself to a picnic lunch either under the pavilion or in the grass. Bring water or something to drink as there isn't anything on site. Trash cans located on site to keep the area clean. Overall a great, clean and fun playground for kids. Nearby to Richboro, Yardley, Doylestown, and Philadelphia.


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101 Swamp Rd.
Newtown, Pennsylvania

Comment:
Playground are located here with swings, climbing structures, platforms, slides, tunnels, ladders and more. Great fun for all ages! Tons of room on grass for picnic or frisbee or wiffle ball or whatever you like to play!

reviewed on: November 21 2009

"Off the beaten trail"
Tyler Park is a great place to take a long or short walk, enjoy the beauty of nature, horseback ride, bike ride, play on the playground, see the geese, look for fish, picnic, run, stroll or just sit and relax on one of many benches throughout the network of trails.  Trail maps are available throughout the park and at all times of the day people are out and about enjoying the great outdoors here.  Take the time to relax and regroup here or experience a new place to walk or run.  Great to take kids, and the paths are paved so strollers are easily accommodated.


S. Lincoln Ave & Penn Street
Newtown, Pennsylvania

Comment:
Best for the littlest tots. Cute playground!

reviewed on: August 06 2013

"Cute for the little ones!"
This is a cute little community park with a tot lot and swings and sculptures depicting the paintings of local one-time resident Edward Hicks. Hicks' biography is printed on a sign at the park outlining how he had an idyllic image of the world inspired by the Old Testament. In it "lions would eat grass, wolves would play with sheep and even little children would be safe among wild beasts." The Peaceable Kingdom reflects his vision with statues.

Playground play structure has sliding boards, platforms, steps, places to climb and big congo drums to beat on! Nearby is a big plastic car kids can sit in and rock on, as it's set on a big spring. Nice play area for the little ones. Cute local neighborhood play space, just very small. Well-kept and clean.