Over spring break, we took another trip to Philadelphia, where there’s so much to do! This time around, we spent some time visiting family in Doylestown, which is an hour north of the city. We found a real gem. The Kids Castle Playground is completely FREE and an absolute blast for kids of all ages.
The Kids Castle Playground is located in Central Park in Doylestown, and it’s open every day of the week, from dawn to dusk. There’s actually a lot more to this park than I took photos of, but I was busy chasing my two nephews around and following my big kids as they explored. There were plenty of swings, both big-kid and baby-sized, plus an accessible chair swing. We also saw trails, picnic areas, and more, but we spent all our time climbing in the castle.
The castle structure is eight stories of maze-like tunnels, ramps and ladders to climb. The slides varied from medium to high-intensity, and I did ride the “big one” (seen below) with my nephew. Scary! It twisted and turned and was completely dark at one point. He loved it, of course. I did follow him through the castle, but it was rough on my back since I had to be bent in half most of the time. The castle is meant for kids 5-12, and there is another structure–a very cool Pirate Ship–for younger kids just next to this one. It was elaborate, with canons to boom, fake rocks to climb, and a fun bridge.
After they were tired from climbing and sliding, my kids tried the scavenger hunt. Within the maze-like corridors inside, you can find these objects up on the walls. It took a lot of tries to find everything!
Whether you live in the area or find yourself traveling that way, I highly recommend this very fun and FREE park. If you’re going to be in the Philadelphia area, you may also like:
- Independence Hall & Liberty Bell
- Please Touch Museum
- Crayola Experience (north of Philly, in Easton)
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