The Chestnut Hill East SEPTA train serves Chestnut Hill, Mt Airy, and Germantown. Rich in history and cultural experiences, this could easily become a favorite SEPTA line. In the summer, plenty of parks and playgrounds are worth checking out, as well as many fun family excursions. As always our events calendar is chock-full of fun times, but here are our top family activities along the Chestnut Hill East line.
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Birthday parties are both a cause for excitement and many sleepless nights with all the planning and logistics that come along with the big day. Why not save the planning for the experts and book your kids' special celebrations at one of Philadelphia's premier museums? The decorating is done—all you do is create the invite list and hit send!
Here is our list of museums in Philadelphia that will make your kid's birthday party one to remember.
I've never been that into creepy crawlies. And I am quite terrified of most insects and spiders. But as a mother I happily take on the challenge of facing my fears, in an effort to expose my little one to new and exciting experiences. The Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close exhibit, which just opened at the Academy of Natural Sciences, is one of these experiences. And, as often happens, it turned out to be way more awesome than I expected!
Northwest Philadelphia is full of history, and the Chestnut Hill West SEPTA line is your personal guide to many different historic sites, as well as the Wissahickon. Whether families are interested in a night at the theater, a winter walk, or even indoor play spaces, they'll find these activities (and more!) along the Chestnut Hill West line.
Take a day trip on the Thorndale/Paoli line and see what you might be missing! Whether you are a local on the Main Line, or looking for a chance to get out of the city, there is plenty to do all along this SEPTA route, many just steps away from the stations. Running through Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties, this historic rail line runs along Amtrak’s Keystone Corridor. With options along more than ten stops, it would be hard to pack it all in in one day, so plan ahead, and make several excursions this season.
Note that not every spot is walkable from the train stations, particularly in the far western 'burbs, but they're still great for kids or mom meetups. Check the latest SEPTA map to be sure.
Winter break is around the corner, and your kids are about to be off school for weeks! If you can’t spare the vacation time to stay home with them or you don’t fancy the idea of being stuck indoors playing the entertainer during the whole break, vacation camps are a great option. Kids can play sports, games, create art projects, and learn new skills that will keep their minds ready to go when they head back to school in January.
Ready to make some good, old-fashioned Christmas memories? Families will cherish moments with Santa Claus and the oohs and ahhs that come when the local Christmas trees light up for the first time! Tree lighting ceremonies and holiday parade season is almost upon us. Delaware County, like much of the Philadelphia region, boasts its share of opportunities to get into the season right in your backyard. So get bundled up, pack your thermos of hot chocolate, and enjoy the show!
Don't forget to check out our Events Calendar for even more festive fun!