Outdoor Activities

Get outdoors! Discover outdoor activities for kids and the whole family in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. From water sports like kayaking and row boats/canoes, to hiking trails and bike paths, to skiing and snow tubing, to zoos, farms and environmental centers that you can visit almost anytime, there’s no end to the ways you can get outside and get into some fun. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes, soak up the sun on a nearby lake or pick the perfect pumpkin, check out our list to find the top outdoor activities near you all year.

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Sister Cities Park
18th and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 0.37 mi
10 geyser fountain, children's discovery garden and toy boat pond.
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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
1020 South St Philadelphia PA 19147 0.76 mi
This magical garden must be seen to be fully appreciated and understood. The inspiration of one man and his wife, Isaiah and Julia Zagar, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) is a hidden trea […]
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Smith Memorial Playground
3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA, 19121 2.58 mi
Giant wooden slide, 50 pieces of age appropriate, unique and accessible play equipment. 16,000 ft. playhouse for ages 5 and under with tricycles, ride on trains and more.
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Treetop Quest Philly
51 Chamounix Dr, Philadelphia, PA, 19131 3.72 mi
6 courses, 60 0bstacles with ziplining through trees
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Bala Avenue Park
Bala Avenue Park
33 Bala Ave, Bala Cynwood, PA, 19004 4.87 mi
Playground, tennis courts, Pickleball tot lot. Photo courtesy of Lower Merion Township Parks & Recreation.
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Bala Cynwyd Park
Bala Cynwyd Park
398 Trevor Lane , Bala Cynwood, 19004, PA 5.34 mi
Baseball, basketball, tot lot, tennis courts, children's playground, comfort station, Cynwyd Heritage trail access. Photo courtesy of Lower Merion Township Parks & Recreation.
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General Wayne Park
305 Maplewood Ave, Merion Station,19066, PA 6.2 mi
baseball, basketball, tennis courts, volleyball, tot lot, children's playground, comfort station, picnic tables, sledding area
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Ashbridge Memorial Park
1301 W Montgomery Ave, Rosemont, PA, 19035 7.05 mi
Open space, parking, playground, tennis courts. Photo courtesy of Lower Merion Township Parks & Recreation.
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Vernon Young Memorial Park
124 Ardmore Ave, Ardmore, PA, 19003 7.99 mi
basketball, baseball, tennis courts(lighted), volleyball, children's playground, comfort station, tot lot, swimming pool, shuffleboard, BBQ grills, picnic tables
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Rolling Hill Park
1301 Rose Glen Rd, Gladwyne Pa 19035 8.14 mi
This well manicured, 100+ acre park in Lower Merion Township offers miles of trails and (of course) rolling hills to explore on your family hike. Have a four-legged family member? There’s e […]
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Ashford Farm
P.O Box 586 / Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 9.13 mi
Ashford Farm is family owned and operated since 1972. Located in Miquon, Pennsylvania, Ashford is nestled high above the Schuylkill River with 55 acres of scenic rolling hills, within minut […]
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Bishop Richard Allen Park
227 Brook St, Byrn Mawr, PA, 19010 9.47 mi
Small pocket park, 1/2 basketball ct., swing set and benches Photo from Radnor Township Parks & Recreation.
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Veterans Memorial Park
354 Lawrence Rd, Marple PA,19008 9.88 mi
Children's play area, walking circuit, gazebo, soda machines,
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Koontz Park
2391 Harts Lane, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444 10.11 mi
ADA accessible playground, full court basketball, walking trail, greenhouse
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Pennypack Park
8500 Pine Rd, Philadelphia, Pa 19128 10.63 mi
Pennypack Park is another perfect spot for family hikes, with 9 miles of paved and unpaved trails on 1,600 acres. Enjoy stunning views of the Delaware River at one end of the trail, plus a […]
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Appleford Estate
770 Mt. Moro Rd, Villanova, PA, 19085 10.86 mi
arboretum, bird sanctuary, nature park, meeting facilities, meadows, woodlands, duckpond, boxwood gardens. 24 acres. Photo by Mariya Stecklair Photography - Appleford Estate
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Leeland Park
North Lane and Jones St, Conshohocken, PA, 19428 11.07 mi
Playground, swings, bocce court, horse shoe pit, basketball court
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Lorimer Park
183 Moredon Rd, Abington Pa 19006 11.09 mi
At Lorimer Park, you and your family can hike over 6 miles of multi-use trails though the 230-acre sanctuary in Lower Moreland Township. Most of the trail system is easily walkable, though […]
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Miles Park
303 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444 11.15 mi
playground, tot lot, swings, tire swing, athletic fields, basketball courts, picnic pavilon, walking trail.
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Marple Gardens Park
Ann Rd, Broomall, PA, 19008 11.27 mi
Monkey bars, ladder, swing sets, slide, picnic area, bbq, basketball court, fields.