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Take the Kids: Hockessin, DE

This small town on the DE-PA border has wonderful museums, shops and restaurants the family will love, as well as outdoor spaces that are beautiful in any season.

Go: Take I-95 south for 28 miles to DE Rte. 48 and continue west for 8 miles.

Explore: On 130 acres, the Ashland Nature Center houses multiple conservation and education centers and offers scenic walking trails full of local wildlife. (3511 Barley Mill Rd.)

Learn: Visit the Marshall Steam Museum to learn about DE’s rich industrial history. On the first Sunday of the month, kids can hop on one of the museum’s 20th-century locomotives for a ride around the grounds. (3000 Creek Rd.)

Shop: With the Christmas season in full swing, the Casual Marketplace can fulfill all your gift and decoration needs. The store has two Christmas-themed galleries stocked with every ornament, tree and festive decoration imaginable. (400 Hockessin Corner)

Eat: Locals love the House of William and Merry for its lunch and dinner options, all made from locally sourced ingredients. Meals range from $10-$30, making it one of the most reasonably priced places in the area to grab a bite. (1336 Old Lancaster Pike)

Do: Cold weather doesn’t stop the Gateway Garden Center from keeping up its beautiful floral displays. The knowledgeable staff can provide tips on how to prepare a home garden for winter, and kids will love to walk through the center’s themed gardens. (7277 Lancaster Pike) 

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