Don't let its name fool you—Brandywine Picnic Park offers much more than just a grassy space for picnic blankets. Although setting up shop along the Brandywine River, which snakes all the way into Delaware, is a perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening, the park also plays host to a spate of family-friendly activities.
Take advantage of the river by canoeing, tubing, or paddle-boating along its gentle currents. If your clan prefers to stay on dry land, there's a carnival filled with fun games and even a small zoo where kids can gaze upon animals. The West Chester park is also home to a rock-climbing wall, mini golf course, moon bounce, and tons of fields and courts for softball, volleyball, or even horseshoes. Various rides and slides keep kids active and engaged all day. And even if you haven't packed a picnic basket, you can keep your family fueled up with the food served there, including burgers and barbecue.
Brandywine Picnic Park
690 S. Creek Road
West Chester, PA 19382