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.
» 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.
» 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.
» 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.
» 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.
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.