Our Visit to #BucksCounty, Pennsylvania @VisitBucksPA

by Kerri on December 30, 2012

Bucks County, PA is less than 2 hours away from NYC and has lots of family fun to offer.  When you are looking for a getaway, heading to Bucks County offers a little something for everyone.

Our first stop in Bucks County was Peddler’s Village.  Christmas time is a wonderful time to visit as it is illuminated with an interesting light display.  To view the display of lights, please click here.

Peddler’s Village offers unique shops, restaurants, entertainment and fun for all.  And, lucky us, we were able to find some great Christmas decorations at 50 % off. Love it! Clothing, toys, and shops with specialty foods are a browser’s delight.



Shopping at The Nut Kettle

To enjoy what Bucks County has to offer, we stayed in The Golden Plough Inn.  A spacious suite for the five of us gave us the space we needed to relax after a busy day. Click here to view our room and the amenities that The Golden Plough Inn offers. 

A favorite of my girls in Peddler’s Village is Giggleberry Fair.  Indoor fun for all ages.  Click here to see how we spent our time in Giggleberry Fair. 

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Down the road in New Hope, we spent the evening at the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad to journey to the North Pole on the North Pole Express.  We took a step back in time and traveled on a steam locomotive. Click here to view on experience on the New Hope & Ivyland North Pole Express. 

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Our next stop in Bucks County took us to Langhorne, PA to Sesame Place.  During the winter months, Sesame Place becomes A Very Furry Christmas.  Click here to view our experience in Sesame.   The girls loved A Very Furry Christmas and the magic of the parades, rides and shows.


The Magic of Meeting Big Bird

The Magic of Meeting Big Bird


Thank you to Visit Bucks County for making the arrangements for our visit.  Thank you to Peddler’s Village for providing us with accomodations, meals and passes to Giggleberry Fair.  Thank you to the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad for providing us with tickets to the North Pole Express. Thank you to Sesame Place for providing us with passes for A Very Furry Christmas.  In these reviews, all thoughts and opinions expresses are my own. 

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired December 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

This looks like a wonderful trip! I’m in Cleveland and now I want to check this out and take my family some day. My kids would love the train!

2 Cori December 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Wow that looks like a lot of fun and a great weekend getaway for a family!!

3 Kerri December 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

It definitely would be worth the trip. We spent one night but, if we stayed longer, there were lots of other things to do and see in Bucks County.

4 Minta December 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Love the pics, Looked like a very fun trip. My kids would definitely love the train..I will have to check this place out sometime. Thanks for sharing such a great post.

5 Iva December 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm

What a great mini-holiday. Kids and adults can all enjoy themselves. Worth the drive from Toronto.

6 ConnieFoggles December 31, 2012 at 12:28 am

I actually lived close to Bucks County. It’s a lovely area, especially for families. The hotel sounds amazing!

7 Danielle December 31, 2012 at 10:14 am

Your pictures are great. What wonderful memories. I can’t wait until our two are old enough to go on the Polar Express. It was always a favorite book of mine so it’s probably more for me than them 😉

8 Tiffany C January 1, 2013 at 9:54 am

I’m always thinking of fun places to take short trips, and never thought of Bucks County so this is a nice new idea. Also, it’s close which is a plus! Thanks for the tips!

9 Kerri January 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Thank you! The Polar Express was lots of fun. Next time, I think we will wear our PJs!

10 Kerri January 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm

From the Bronx to Bucks County, we have a lot in common Connie! Bucks County is such a beautiful area.

11 Kerri January 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Thanks Iva, it definitely is worth the trip!

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