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Things To Do With Kids in Wilmington

Dive in to the “Middle of It All” in historic Wilmington. The largest city in Delaware, Wilmington rests at the confluence of the Christina and Delaware Rivers just southwest of Philadelphia. Enjoy big city entertainment with the scale and walkability of a small town during your stay in Wilmington.

In addition to the many unique attractions around Wilmington, the city is also jam packed with classic family fun. Visit the zoo, spend an afternoon on the playground and save lots of room for dessert:

  • Meet a wide variety of new animal friends at the Brandywine Zoo
  • Create your own fun on the Can-Do Playground
  • Grab a sweet treat at UDairy Creamery Market
  • Sample fresh salty treats right off the production line at Herr’s Snack Factory
  • Take an old-timey train ride at the Wilmington and Western Railroad

Who says you can’t learn while you have fun? Wilmington is home to a diverse selection of interactive educational museums and historic sites sure to stimulate your kids’ imagination:

  • Watch Colonial history come to life at the Old Swedes Historic Site
  • Sail with pirates aboard restored 18th century ship the Kalmar Nyckel
  • Check out the hands-on activities at the DuPont Environmental Education Center
  • Learn about Delaware’s role in the Industrial Revolution at the Hagley Museum
  • Tour 18th century homes with period guides at the Chadds Ford Historical Society

Rain or shine the fun never stops in Wilmington. Beat the heat or warm up during the winter months with one of the many great indoor activities for families, including:

  • Grab a discount on two hours of bowling fun at First State Lanes
  • Enjoy a variety of interactive fun at the Delaware Children’s Museum
  • Reach for the stars at the Stratosphere Trampoline Park
  • Suit up for a fun game of laser tag at Stryke Force Laser Tag
  • Play pinball and other arcade games at 1984 Arcade Bar