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Family fun, Philly style

Philly’s all about the love, so it’s fitting that there’s plenty for families to do here this summer.

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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