Fun for the Family in Wilmington

Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley is less than a 45 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Center City Philadelphia and offers an incredible selection of family entertainment that is both educational and fun. The area's small footprint makes it ideal for day trips and weekend getaways with its dozens of attractions along just 19 miles of scenic roadways. Consider the following attractions during your stay for the WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES or view our complete list of FAMILY FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS and ITINERARIES.

LONGWOOD GARDENS
Spring Blooms Longwood GardensPierre S. du Pont's masterpiece is a horticultural extravaganza larger than New York City's Central Park. Unquestionably one of the world's grandest gardens, Longwood features outdoor gardens, a four-acre conservatory and a new meadow garden.

Top Picks at Longwood

1. Nature's Castles (Large and Oversized Tree Houses)

2. Indoor Children's Garden

3. Meadow Garden

WINTERTHUR MUSEUM, GARDEN & LIBRARY
KidsOnce home to Henry Francis du Pont, today Winterthur welcomes visitors to enjoy its 60-acre naturalistic garden, unparalleled collection of American decorative arts, stimulating gallery exhibitions, world-renowned research library and exciting programing, all set amid the splendor of 1,000 acres of gardens, rolling hills, and meadows.

Top Picks at Winterthur

1. Mansion Tour

2. Garden Tram Tour

3. Enchanted Woods

DELAWARE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Delaware ChildrenLocated in the heart of Wilmington's Riverfront, the Delaware Children's Museum is the state's first and only kid-centric museum designed for tots to tweens. The giant indoor playground has 37,000 square feet of interactive fun desinged to stimulate and stretch your child's imagination.

Top Picks at the Delaware Children's Museum

1. Touch Tank Aquarium

2. Digiwall in the Power of Me

3. Water Table in the ECOnnect exhibition

DELAWARE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Dinosaur Delaware Museum of Natural HistoryLocated in the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley, the Delaware Museum of Natural History has been exciting and educating visitors about the wonders of the natural world for more than 40 years.

Top Picks at the Delaware Museum of Natural History

1. Dinosaurs

2. Coral Reef Walkover

3. African Watering Hole

Other family friendly attractions include:

HISTORIC NEW CASTLE

WILMINGTON & WESTERN RAILROAD

BRANDYWINE ZOO

HAGELY MUSEUM

DUPONT ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

HERR'S SNACK FACTORY TOUR