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.
Wander the manicured gardens of Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library and you might stumble upon the Enchanted Woods, a fairy-tale garden of troll bridges, giant bird nests and a Tulip Tree House, all seamlessly woven into the beautiful natural landscape. Up the road from Winterthur, the Delaware Museum of Nature & Science hosts the state's only permanent dinosaur collection, along with rotating exhibits that feature everything from creepy crawlies to wooly mammoths.
On the Wilmington Riverfront, the Delaware Children's Museum teaches science and technology as children (and some brave parents) walk, climb and crawl through its 30-foot-high spherical maze. Challenge your tykes to see who can bounce higher inside the Stratosphere trampoline park before hoisting sails and sailing 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.
From summer nights at the Wilmington Blue Rocks to winter skates at the University of Delaware Ice Arenas (once home ice for Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir), there's enough to tire out the entire family. Until tomorrow; when they'll want to do it all again.