Traveling with kids has it’s up and downs. But one way to make sure there are more ups than down is to plan out events, attractions and stops that are fun for them. And that’s just what I am going to do today. I’m going to share with you 4 things to do near Charleroi, PA when you are traveling with your kids. Don’t worry about packing the car up with activities, I have all the activities here. You just need to get in the car and drive over to them and enjoy.
Triple B Farms
At Triple B Farms, they are dedicated to providing customers with the finest homegrown fruits and vegetables in Western Pennsylvania. They offer home-grown and local fruits and vegetables, homemade pies and fudge made with farm fruits, jams and jellies made with farm fruits, eggs from the farm’s chickens, honey from the farm’s beehives, Amish butter and cheeses, farm toys and more.
The kids can get out and run around while you pick up some treats or maybe even something for dinner.
They have a fall festival that starts in late September and goes through the month of October. They also have pick your own pumpkins and apples.
Jumping Pillows NEW!
Big Blue Boo Barn
Annual Corn Maze
Squirrel Hill Tunnel Slide
Rompin’ Rope Maze
Ducky Derby Races
Hay Bale Jump
Goatfield Street Bridge
Meet The Farm Animals
on festival dates only; call for specific dates.
While the cooler temperatures may be here there is still plenty of time to head out for one last hurrah at Kennywood. Founded as a recreational playground far away from the hustle, bustle and smog of Downtown, the idyllic site overlooking the Monongahela River has transformed over the past 12 decades into one of the world’s great amusement parks, featuring rides and attractions fit for all ages. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987, you’ll find three roller coasters that date back to the 1920s, each as fun as the day they opened nearly a century ago. Alongside those classic coasters come modern thrillers like Phantom’s Revenge, Exterminator, Sky Rocket and The Steel Curtain, headlining attraction of the new Steelers Country at Kennywood, the first ever theme park area devoted to a professional sports franchise. Younger guests will rush for the many family-friendly rides, the large and centrally located Kiddieland, and Thomas Town™ at Kennywood. The second-largest permanent Thomas & Friends™ attraction in North America brings five new rides themed to the beloved children’s brand, plus live shows, an indoor play zone, and more.
Selects nights in September and October are dedicated as Phantom Fright Nights. This one is for the older, braver kiddos. It’s been talked about on national television so be sure to buy your tickets early if you want to go.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets a large collection of artifacts, objects, and scientific specimens used to educate. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures.
You can spend the whole day exploring the museum. There are 2 restaurants on-site for a quick lunch or bite to eat, plus lockers to store your belongings so you walk around and absorb it all without having to worry about leaving a bag or umbrella behind.
The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Located in Allegheny Commons Park on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, the National Aviary’s diverse collection comprises more than 500 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.
The National Aviary’s large walk-through habitat create an experience unlike any other – an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to hand-feed and meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.
They are open daily, year-round with various activities throughout the year. Be sure to check for special events and activities before you go.