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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.

Be a part of the diverse culture and mix of old and new attractions in Wilmington. History buffs, outdoor adventurers and beach bums will love their stay in Delaware’s capital:

  • Hike along the Northern Delaware Greenway
  • Explore the shops and restaurants along the Wilmington Riverfront
  • Learn about dinosaurs and sea life at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
  • Spend a day relaxing on Broadkill Beach along the Delaware Bay
  • Visit gorgeous colonial homes and famous sites on the Historic Delaware Trail

Looking for fun activities the whole family can enjoy? Bring your kids out to the ball game, see an amazing live performance or explore contemporary art across Wilmington:

  • Cheer on the Wilmington Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium
  • See an amazing performance by the Delaware Theater Company
  • Watch a great new film at Penn Cinema Riverfront 14 and IMAX
  • Art, technology and culture meet at the Delaware Contemporary
  • Grab a bowl of your favorite pasta at Mrs. Robino’s Restaurant

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With waterfront excursions, historic sites and other natural wonders to explore, Wilmington is a great place to sightsee. Check out some of the most popular places to visit including:

  • Take a boat tour of the Christina River on the Riverfront Wilmington River Taxi
  • Peruse the Delaware Folk Art Collection at the Blue Ball Barn
  • Walk the cobblestone streets of Old New Castle
  • Stroll the elegantly landscaped gardens of the Winterthur Museum
  • Hike or bike the grounds of Bellevue State Park

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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

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Bring the whole extended family or a few of your kids’ friends to enjoy the sights and sounds of historic Wilmington. Water parks, trampoline playgrounds and more await:

  • Hit the greens for a fun round of mini golf at Riverwalk Mini Golf
  • Dive into underwater adventure at the Splash Zone
  • The sky’s the limit during an open-jump session at Pump It Up
  • Check out the winter lights and summer fireworks at Longwood Gardens
  • Play bubble soccer at Bump n Play

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

Let your creativity flow as you explore music, art and theater classes around Wilmington. Discover a variety of new ways for your kids to express their unique voice like:

  • Learn how to shred during a music lesson at Harcum Music School
  • Hone your camera skills during a photography class at the Delaware Art Museum
  • Try out some new moves at Dance Delaware
  • Register for a theater class at DramaKids
  • Paint a unique keepsake at Your Creation Station

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