Take the Kids to Riverfront Wilmington

Make a day of family fun in Riverfront Wilmington.

Here's how to have a full day of kid-friendly family fun in Riverfront Wilmington.

Go: Riverfront Wilmington, a walkable cultural redevelopment on the scenic banks of the Christina, is easy to access: just a mile from I-95, with 10 public lots for no-hassle parking. For auto alternatives, SEPTA commuter trains from Philly stop at Wilmington Station; Riverfront points connect via a 36-passenger river taxi; and a Trolley round-trips to downtown Wilmington.

Play: Whenever we survey local moms on their favorite kid-friendly venues in the First State, the Delaware Children’s Museum tops the list. (That's the lobby's climbable Stratosphere in the photo.) This month, the DCM gets STEM-happy with a month-long construction Block Party, a zoology weekend and a Growing Gardens grandma-and-me exploration. (550 Justison St.)

Eat: Kids eat up the nostalgic atmosphere at Molly’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Deli, a mom-and-pop parlor that serves soup and sandwiches along with sundaes, cones, chocolates and other sinfully good sweets. Bonus points for the lunch counter and outdoor seating options. (928 Justison St.)

Root: The Wilmington Blue Rocks step up to the plate to open their season April 8. The popular minor league baseball team has a stadium built for families, with a free kids’ club, play areas and a child-happy menu with gluten-free options. (801 Shipyard Dr.)

Watch: The Penn Cinema Riverfront is Delaware’s first and only IMAX movie theater, where new kids’ releases (Muppets Most Wanted) join family classics (hi again Back to the Future). (401 S. Madison St.)

Want to make a day of it in other great local towns and neighborhoods? Check out our other Take the Kids features.

Delaware: Bear | Clayton/Smyrna | Newark | Rehoboth Beach 

New Jersey: Cape May Mt. Laurel | Lambertville | Voorhees

Pennsylvania: Doylestown | Fairmount Philly | New Hope | Wayne | West Chester

Categories: Family Fun Features, Play