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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]