5 fun things to do – outside or inside – this Easter weekend – NBC10 Philadelphia

Sunshine and warm temperatures have ushered in winter and spring just in time for the Easter and Passover holidays. With spring on everyone’s lips, enjoy a break from work and school this bank holiday weekend with these sunny, fun activities.

spring break at Six Flags Grand Adventure:

Take spring break to new heights Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventures in Jackson, New Jersey. The property will be open daily from April 15th to April 22nd. Six Flags say they will be celebrating the largest series of beautification and modernization efforts in the park’s nearly 50-year history. These include a new front gate pavilion with hands-free security, restaurant makeovers and a “Giraffe Encounter” safari VIP tour.

Opening hours: April 15 to 22, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. | April 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m

Buy tickets for Six Flags Great Adventure here.

Spring Break at Six Flags Great Adventure powered by Six Flags.

Camelback’s Mountain Coaster in the Poconos:

Race through the forest at high speed on Camelback Resort’s new 4,500-foot steel-track mountain coaster. That Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster — which takes riders down steep ski slopes — is Pennsylvania’s only mountain roller coaster. The ride opened April 8 in Tannersville, Monroe County.

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Buy tickets for Camelback’s Mountain Coaster here.

Two smiling children while riding a roller coaster down a grassy mountain.

Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster photo courtesy of Camelback Resort.

Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards:

Hop aboard a hay carriage to meet the Easter Bunny rabbit country at the Linvilla Orchards this weekend. Enjoy a 20-minute drive through the forest, special treats, and stories before snapping a classic photo with the Easter Bunny. Linvilla also offers face painting, pony rides and Easter goods at its Farm Market Bakery in Media, Delaware County.

Opening times: From now until April 16, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Buy tickets for Bunnyland here.

Child hugs an Easter bunny on a hay ride.

Photo of Linvilla Orchards Bunnyland courtesy of Linvilla Orchards.

Spring Blossoms at Longwood Gardens:

Does anything say spring like hundreds of acres of blooming gardens? Visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square in Chester County for their annual festival spring blossoms Event. Take in the sweet scent of wisteria and tulips as you watch Longwood’s fountains spring back to life after the long winter. Garden walkers can also enjoy a live string quartet in the conservatory every afternoon.

Opening times: From now until May 1st, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays.

Buy tickets for Spring Blooms here.


Longwood Gardens spring bloom photo courtesy of Longwood Gardens.

Penguin party in the adventure aquarium:

Waddle over to the Adventure Aquarium to a penguin party. Camden Aquarium celebrates penguins all month long. Partygoers can meet the aquarium’s newest little blue penguin chick and vote for its name.

Below, biologist Mary Elizabeth introduces Philly Live viewers to some African penguins and tells Aunyea Lachelle about a special penguin egg hunt.

Hours of Operation: Now through May 8, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Buy tickets for the penguin partj here.

The Adventure Aquarium at the Camden, New Jersey attraction celebrates penguins all month long. Biologist Mary Elizabeth introduces Philly Live viewers to some African penguins and tells Aunyea Lachelle about a special penguin egg hunt.

Other Philadelphia area events to check out:

spring Festival at Bartram Gardens on April 16 in Southwest Philly.

Festival of Colors at the Philadelphia Zoo in Fairmount Park.

Round one of the NBA playoffs: 76ers versus Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly.

Bok bar Rooftop reopens April 14 in South Philly.

Hay rides to the Easter Bunny House at Duffield’s Farm in Sewell, New Jersey.

Mount Holly Food Tour in downtown Mount Holly, New Jersey.

easter parade in historic Smithville in Smithville, New Jersey. 5 fun things to do – outside or inside – this Easter weekend – NBC10 Philadelphia


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