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Ashland Nature Center - Hockessin
Located at the intersection of Brackenville and Barley Mill Roads in Hockessin, Ashland is open 7 days a week 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri, 9-3 Saturdays and 12-4 Sundays (302-239-2334). Included now is Coverdale Farm

Winterthur Museum & Gardens
Located on Rt, 52 - Kennett Pike between Greenville and Centerville.  This world class museum is on our kid’s list because of their wonderful children’s “Enchanted Garden”.

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The Nature Society operates Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin and Coverdale Farm in Greenville.    Ashland (239-2334) is open Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30, Sat 9-3, closed Sunday and holidays and is located at Brackenville and Barley Mill Roads (Ashland map). They cater to kids 18 months to 18 years and are well known for their week-long summer programs for kids, the butterfly house and school field trips. Coverdale Farm on Way Road in Greenville (Coverdale map) is open March through December for scheduled programs and events - most are aimed at families and children and include educational classes, festivals, workshops and hay rides.

Woodside Farm for ice cream
Home-made ice cream, farm stand and seasonal events are provided year round at this Hockessin institution owned by the Mitchell family since 1796!  1310 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin (239-9847)

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Ramsey’s Farm for Halloween
Pumpkin picking, hayrides and a corn maze are available from mid September through October on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Located near Concord Mall, click here for a map, check their calendar for exact dates and times. Fun!

Highland Orchards
A farm market with a petting zoo and pony rides in North Wilmington. Located off Foulk Road across from Brandywine High School (428-4042) the farm has been in the Webster/Linton family since 1832. 

 

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Get out and experience the great outdoors! Stapler Park or Highlands School in the city have nice playgrounds. Try Mt. Lebenon road or Talley Library on Foulk Road if you are in North Wilmington.
Carousel Farm, Bellevue and Brandywine Creek State Parks have lots of family activities year round.


Don’t forget Ashland Nature Center and Coverdale Farm in the summer and Rockford Park for sledding.