Family Friendly Things to Do In Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley

Enchanted woods. Parasaurolophus bones. Giant kid-sized mazes. Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley offer endless opportunities for families to explore, play and discover the unexpected together.

Discover the Enchanted Woods at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, which are designed to look like they were created by fairies. Kids will find several play areas to climb in, on and over, including a Faerie Cottage with a thatched roof, a giant bird’s nest and a tearoom for make-believe tea parties. 

The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science invites you to meet dinosaurs up close in the PaleoZone, marvel at The Tree of Life in the museum’s Skylight Atrium — and see if you can spot Dude, the museum’s resident cat.

You’ll find even more opportunities to explore science and technology (and a giant maze) at the Delaware Children's Museum on the Wilmington Riverfront. With interactive exhibits like the engineering-themed Structures and the transportation-themed Training Wheels, there’s hours of fun to be had.

Sail alongside the pirate crew on board Kalmar Nyckel, an authentic replica of the tall ship that brought the first settlers to our shores more than 375 years ago.

Spend a summer night with the Wilmington Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium or strap on your skates for family fun weekends at the University of Delaware’s Fred Rust Ice Arena

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