Now that we are in the swing of things with the school year, we are all looking for socially-distanced activities to help us feel normal and have fun while doing our best to remain safe. We are also rapidly approaching the beginning of Autumn, and all the Fall-friendly and Halloween related events to spice up our free time. 

As we all continue to navigate new guidelines with going back to school, whether in person or virtual, heading back to work or working from home (parents and teachers), consider these family-oriented activities to keep you active, creative and festive. 

Download (or pick up at the main entrance of the Brandywine River Museum of Art) an interactive map of the Delaware Valley’s Revolutionary War historical sports to hike through, bike through or even drive through local spots. Stay active, while learning more about our local history, and the role played in the Revolutionary War. Not only will you receive a history lesson, but the chance to take in the beautiful landscapes is unmatched.

Visit Peddler’s Village and construct your own life-size scarecrow! Reservations are encouraged for this workshop each Saturday through September 26. Walk-ins are welcome, but space is quite limited due to safety and health guidelines. Mount Laurel’s Rancocas Woods and Shops will also host a scarecrow making festival Saturday September 19. You can pick up supplies or stay to make it in person!

Visit Diggerland USA, a theme park dedicated to rides and activities related to construction sites and heavy equipment, through November on Saturdays and Sundays. Rides included mini excavators and dump trucks to let kids dig for treasure. While the warm weather lasts, there is also a water park. Diggerland’s Fall Festival begins September 26, and features corn mazes, hayrides, bonfires, pumpkin launching and more! Reservations are required and can be made here

Remember to wear your mask and adhere to social distance guidelines when you head out to partake in any Fall fun in the next few months!