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25 Scary Haunted Houses, Ghost Tours and Hayrides for Teens and Tweens

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 | Posted by Lori

Older children who love a good scare during the Halloween season have no shortage of options in the Philadelphia area.  We’ve compiled a list of haunted houses, hotels and hospitals, ghost tours, zombie-filled amusement parks, horrifying hayrides and creepy corn mazes. Tweens and teens will find werewolves, witches, skeletons, bloody monsters and menacing clowns around every corner at many of these terrifying entertainment venues.  Most of these events are NOT recommended for children under the age of 12. Enter if you dare!

Corn Maze Adventures

Posted on Friday, October 3, 2014 | Posted by Lori

The Fall season brings so many new activities that families can enjoy this time of year. If yours is ready for a different adventure, add a corn maze to your weekend plans!

Harvest Festivals & Pumpkin Days 2014

Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Posted by Kristen

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year to enjoy the outdoors in the Delaware Valley. The temperature is cooler, skies are clear and the changing leaves create a spectacular backdrop to any event. Fortunately, there are so many opportunities to celebrate the season - whether it is attending a harvest festival in your community, or taking a drive to a farm or orchard. We have rounded up a list of some of the numerous events taking place this fall, including hayrides, pumpkin patches, scarecrow-building, live entertainment and cider donuts!

Apple Picking Near Philadelphia

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Posted by Lori

We know it must be Fall when we feel that chill in the air, the leaves start to change color and apple picking season begins! See our list of orchards where we can enjoy this favorite Fall tradition. Many of the orchards host activities to extend the fun beyond apple picking - everything from tractor rides and corn mazes to moon bounces and music festivals.

Big News from PlaygroundBuzz!

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Posted by Lori

For the past seven years, Playground Buzz has provided parents and caregivers in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties with a wonderful online resource to showcase the best activities and events our area has to offer. We are very excited to announce that we are joining Mommy Poppins, the leading family activity site in the NYC Metro area, Boston and Los Angeles, in order to have a bigger team to keep doing what we've been doing and even more.

Celebrate Independence Week

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Posted by Lori

This Independence Week, celebrate America's birthday in the place where it all began, right here in Historic Philadelphia. With an amazing array of powerful performances and special events, including the brand new All-American Celebration on Independence Mall, there are more reasons than ever to celebrate the 4th of July in Philadelphia's Historic District.

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On Saturday, May 31st The Doylestown Bookshop along with CB Cares Educational Foundation will be hosting the “Passport to Adventure! A Magic Tree House Live Reading Tour” -- a national tour, sponsored by Random House Children’s Books, that brings Jack and Annie -- characters from Mary Pope Osborne’s beloved Magic Tree House series-- live and in-person to meet their fans. Jack and Annie will roll into 17 cities down the east coast.