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Happy New Year! Things To Do With Kids in Bucks County December 31 – January 2

Fireworks, balloon drops, learn to rollerskate, and go for a hike to ring in the new year with your kids! We've found 15 fun things to do this weekend.

Need ideas for things to do with the kids this weekend? We’ve found something great for you, every day.

Please be sure to check with the host location about their health and safety protocols, as well as their registration requirements, prior to heading out!

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Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House

Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA

Each year during the Annual Festival of Trees, the rooms of Pearl S. Buck’s iconic Bucks County stone farmhouse come alive with the glow of holiday decorations. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by Bucks County’s best artists, decorators, and local community groups.

Christmas at Feeney’s: Dept. 56

Feeney’s 1134 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA

Feeney’s is a worthwhile place to visit during any time of year, but holiday season is where it becomes especially magical. Dept. 56 museum offers an interactive display of miniature villages like North Pole Series and even Harry Potter for your littlest Potterhead!  

A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place – Don’t miss their Fireworks Show on New Year’s Eve!

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA

During the holidays, Sesame Place is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations all around. Their 1-2-3 Christmas Tree show features an illuminated pixel-based tree, that will project festive animated images while guests can sing and dance along.

Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show

Shady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA

More than 3 million lights illuminate the farm with fantastic displays at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show. You can drive through in the comfort of your own car, or enjoy the show on an open-air wagon ride.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Holiday Break Camp at Doylestown Rock Gym

Doylestown Rock Gym 3853 Old Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA
December 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Are the kids literally climbing the walls being off from school? This program is modeled after Doylestown Rock Gynm’s popular summer camp program. Climbers will do a combination of activities and skill development.

Noon Year’s Eve Balloon Drop at Romp n’ Roll of Willow Grove

Romp n’ Roll of Willow Grove 2856 W Moreland Rd, Willow Grove, PA
December 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the New Year at Romp n’ Roll of Willow Grove with a count down and balloon drop! Enjoy playtime in the gym, activities led by Romp n’ Roll of Willow Grove instructors, a balloon drop and a bubble dance party! Pre-registration is required.

Holiday Lights Meander: 30-Minute “On Your Own” Timed Holiday Experience

Fonthill Castle 525 E Court St, Doylestown, PA
December 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 

Explore the special 2021 Holiday Lights Meander route with your loved ones gazing at the splendor of the holiday decorations of historic Fonthill Castle. Knowledgeable tour guides will be available along the holiday route to answer your questions and make this a seasonal experience to remember!

Celebrate the Holidays at The Bucks County Children’s Museum

The Bucks County Children’s Museum 500 Union Square Dr, New Hope, PA
December 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bucks County Children’s Museum strives to provide an environment that welcomes ALL young learners through universal design and thoughtful accommodations. Reserve your weekend or holiday date to play on their website! Masks are required for all guests ages 2+.

Trail of Cheer

Northhampton Municipal Park 281 Hatboro Rd, Churchville, PA
December 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm 

Take a walk for the holidays and enjoy the wonders of the holiday season. Stroll the paths of the Northampton Municipal Park and take in the sights and sounds during daylight hours. Sing and carol along with a recording from the Bucks County Women’s Chorus.

Need more Bucks County New Year’s Eve Party ideas? Check out this great list over on VisitBucksCounty.com.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Bucket List Worthy: The Mummers Day Parade

City Hall – 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
January 1, 2022, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ring in 2022 by attending the annual Mummers Day Parade on New Year’s Day! Don’t miss the time-honored tradition that brings together more than 10,000 costumed adults and children as they march from City Hall south on Broad Street to Washington Avenue. The Mummers Parade is a family-friendly celebration that has delighted visitors from Philadelphia and beyond for more than 120 years.

Christmas in the Castle

Glencairn Museum 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA
January 1, 2022 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm 

This 45-minute guided tour with stops on five different floors (including the Tower) invites visitors to journey back through time to explore Pitcairn holiday traditions in their 20th-century castle.

Worth the Drive: Walking Trails at John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove 1201 Pawlings Rd., Audubon
January 1, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Bundle up and go for a winter walk with your family at the John James Audubon Center. The 200+ acre Mill Grove estate contains five miles of marked nature trails along the Perkiomen Creek for anyone to enjoy. Visit any day from dawn to dusk, and bring your binoculars to spot more than 175 species of birds that frequent the property.  

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Worth the Drive: Learn To Roller Skate

Ringing Rocks Roller Rink 1500 Ringing Rocks Park, Pottstown
January 2, 2022, 11:00 am – 11:45 am

The Learn To Roller Skate class is available the first Sunday of every month from 11:00 – 11:45 am. This class is available for all, ages 5+. Please arrive 15 minutes early to gear up. $15 per session. Includes rental skates and FREE ADMISSION to the public skate session held immediately afterwards from noon – 5pm. Please bring a valid ID and proof of Covid-19 vaccination for admission into the class.

Worth the Drive: PECO Free First Sunday Family Day at The Barnes Foundation

Barnes Foundation – 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
January 2, 2022, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes. This month we’re celebrating the 150th birthday of our founder, Dr. Albert Barnes—he was born on this day in 1872! Find highlights of Dr. Barnes’s life in our galleries, and learn even more with our fun family activities. Plus, see our special exhibition Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel before it closes.

Worth the Drive: New Year’s Resolution Healthy Hike

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia
January 2, 2022, 1:00 pm

Start your new year with a healthy hike! Ranger Ben will guide you through refuge trails and explore some winter wildlife with you.

Founder & CEO, Family Focus Media | Creator of Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family | Instagram & Twitter: @sarahbondffm | Email: sarah@familyfocus.org.

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