Family fun, Philly style

Franklin Square has more than amazing milkshakes; be sure to check out the carousel and mini-golf.

Philly’s all about the love, so it’s fitting that there’s plenty for families to do here this summer. Here are just a few suggestions for some serious playtime

» Giggleberry Fair at Peddler’s Village offers a world of family fun with mazes, games, a moon bounce and the revamped 1922 Grand Carousel.
215-794-4000, www.peddlersvillage.com

» Riders on the Camden Children’s Garden’s Commerce Carousel can choose to gallop with a horse, hop on a rabbit, swim with a shark or fly a hummingbird.
856-365-8733, www.camdenchildrensgarden.org

» After a tour of Seal Shores and Penguin Island, visitors to Adventure Aquarium can pet and hand-feed giant stingrays, take a walk through Shark Tunnel, hand-feed African birds and take in a 4-D show.
856-365-3300, www.adventureaquarium.com

» Philadelphia’s only all-bug museum and the largest insect museum in the northeast is the Philadelphia Insectarium, exhibiting thousands of live and mounted insects from exotic locations.
215-335-9500, www.myinsectarium.com

» Wee ones scurry, crawl and climb through the mazes and fountains in the Bee-aMazed Children’s Garden, a kid-sized outdoor experience at Longwood Gardens.
610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org

Shake It Up

Need a sugar rush to keep up with the kiddos? Order a classic Bassett’s ice cream shake at Frog Burger outside of The Franklin Institute or one served by a soda jerk at the old-timey Franklin Fountain. Scoop DeVille makes them with fat-free fro-yo, sugar-free ice cream or old-fashioned ice cream, and the star at Franklin Square’s SquareBurger is the Cake Shake, made with Tastykakes.


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