What's Open For Kids and Families in the Philadelphia Area

Here is a list of places that are open in and near Chester County that you can enjoy responsibly with restrictions. As things are slowly reopening, we’ll update you on the things you can do outside the house. Please visit the website of the place you would like to visit before leaving home.  Visitor capacity is often limited, and most locations require you to purchase tickets in advance.   The list below is just suggestions, please use your own discretion to decide what is best for your family during these unusual times.


Newlin Grist Mill 
- trails open


Brandywine Zoo - reservations required

Elmwood Park Zoo - reservation required


Strasburg Railroad - reservations required

West Chester Railroad - reservations required

Pick Your Own

Linvilla Orchards - some activities require reservations

Highland Orchards  - reservations required 


Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens -  reservations required

Chanticleer Gardens - reservations required


Franklin Institute - reservations required

Battleship New Jersey - reservations required

Independence Seaport Museum- reservations required

*photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Zoo

Fun Things to Do With Kids In Chester County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any of the events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates or locations of activities and events. We also do not guarantee that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.


All the contents on this website and all social media platforms are provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is intended to offer guidance regarding venues and businesses that are reopening. The ultimate judgment regarding any specific activity is yours. We do not take any responsibilities about any decision you make with the information provided on this website and on our social media platforms. We are not medical doctors or professionals, nor do we have any medical or scientific training, education, or experience. You should follow government guidelines for safe practices for yourself and your family members before making any decisions relating to any activities that are outside your home.