5 Ways to Spend Time in Bucks County on Grandparents’ Day

Posted on: August 13th, 2016 by

 

Grandparents Day in Bucks County

 

5 Wonderful Ways to Spend Time in Bucks County on Grandparents’ Day

 

  1. The Doylestown Arts Festival is the largest, outdoor, juried arts festival in Bucks County! This year is the fest’s 25thanniversary so expect tons of great artwork. Selections include paintings, photography, jewelry, wood and metal work from over 160 artists. The two-day festival takes place the weekend of September 10th, just in time for Grandparent’s Day. If your grand folks are into art, you won’t want to miss a stroll through Doylestown this weekend!

 

Photo Credit: Bucks County

Photo Credit: Bucks County

 

  1. Grandparents have Polish heritage? Spend the 11th at the 51st Annual Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair! Located at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, the event runs 11am – 8pm for rides, games, food, entertainment and a shopper’s village.

 

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No trip to the Mercer Museum, displaying Henry Chapman Mercer’s collection of tools, is complete without a stop in the museum gift shop. Here, visitors can snatch up locally made goodies, including hand-crafted Pennsylvania redware, salt-glazed stoneware, hand-blown glassware, wool-hooked rugs, miniature quilts, jewelry crafted from antique buttons and handmade Bucks County tiles exclusively from Henry Mercer’s Moravian Pottery and Tile Works.

 

  1. Tour the Mercer Mile of museums. Take your grandparents on a tour of the Mercer Museum, Fonthill Castle and Moravian Pottery & Tile Works. Henry Chapman Mercer is an unforgettable name in these parts. Born in Bucks County, the famous archaeologist collected thousands of American tools popularized by the Industrial Revolution. These objects can be seen at the Mercer Museum. Afterward, drive down to his old gorgeous concrete home, Fonthill Castle. Then, explore his affair with tile-making, too, continues to live on at the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, another concrete establishment.

 

  1. Spend the afternoon in Peddler’s Village! There are countless dining options in this 42-acre development of retail shops, restaurants, even a hotel. Dine at the new Earl’s New American, or at the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Take the grandkids to Giggleberry Fair for a carousel ride and tons of arcade games. Stay overnight at the cozy Golden Plough Inn, where all rooms are tucked above the shops of the Village.

 

My sons loved visiting with the bunnies and chickens in the Peddler's Village Courtyard. |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

My sons loved visiting with the bunnies and chickens in the Peddler’s Village Courtyard. |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

 

  1. Spend the afternoon touring New Hope. The Bucks County Children’s Museum is fun for the grandkids, while the plethora of antique shops is great for the adults. Enjoy a nice hot meal outdoors along the Delaware River. Grab ice cream. Go for a bike ride along the canal. Or, see a play at the Bucks County Playhouse!

 

 

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys start to become teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 7 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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