Serving Central and Western Chester County, PA
Staycation Ideas and Upcoming Events
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downingtown, pa 19335

Upcoming local events for our critter-loving human friends!
Got an event coming up?  Please email us and let us know!
Gas prices got you down?  Think you can't afford to get away?  Think again!  Below are suggestions for a fun "Summer Staycation."  Of course, we'll care for the critters while you're having fun with your family! 

Project Honeypot
Miscellaneous Local Upcoming Events Sites 
Chester County - Concerts and Movies in the Park
Chester County - Local Attractions Worth Visiting
Beyond Chester County - Day Trip Ideas
Our Favorite "Budget Friendly" and Discount Saver Sites
Local Fireworks, Concerts and Movies in the Park, etc.:

Chester County Fireworks - Great link to local fireworks displays throughout the summer

Eagleview Concerts on the Square, etc. - Summer 2013 concerts and events calendar

Albert C. Miller Park Summer Concert Series - Exton, PA

Borough of Downingtown

Caln Township

East Caln Township Recreation Department

Uwchlan Township - The annual "community day" in July is not to be missed!

East Bradford Township

West Bradford Township 

West Chester

Anson B. Nixon Park - Kennett Square

Phoenixville First Friday Series - 2013 Calendar of Events
Miscellaneous FREE (or inexpensive) Family Fun:

Chester County Astronomical Society        

Chesmont Astronomical Society - Their Annual Star Party at Warwick Park is a blast!

Chester County Parks and Recreation

Kids Bowl Free

Regal Cinemas - Family-friendly movies during the summer!  (2013 schedule not posted yet)

Chester County Library System - List of upcoming events in the area

Farmers' Markets - List of farmer's markets in Chester County

Local Amish -  More locally grown produce, milk, cheeses, etc.

Downingtown Arts and Recreation - Discount movie and amusement park tickets, programs, etc.


Longwood Gardens

Brandywine River Museum

Brandywine Wine Trail

Helicopter Museum

Mill at Anselma

French Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park

Central PA

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Lancaster County Tourism

Long's Park - Summer concerts, art shows and more

Mount Gretna - Music at Gretna, annual art show, swimming in the lake

Mount Hope Estate and Winery - Home of the PA Renaissance Faire

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg Foundation - Welcome Center, Museum, Cyclorama and more!  Special 150th in 2013!

Harrisburg - Hershey Welcome Center

Amusement Parks

Hershey Park

Dorney Park


Six Flags Great Adventure

Montgomery County/Bucks County/Southeastern PA/Lehigh Valley

Valley Forge Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Premium Outlets - Limerick, PA

Doyletown, PA - Mercer Museum, Fonthill, Michener Museum and more

Mercer Museum/Fonthill Castle


Peddler's Village

New Hope, PA

Hawk Mountain

Lehigh Valley Tourism - Links to Musikfest and other fun things to do in the Lehigh Valley

Bushkill Falls

The Poconos


Philadelphia - So much to see and do, so little time!

Franklin Institute

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Museum of Art

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - A hidden gem!

National Constitution Center

Mann Music Center - 2013 Summer Concert Series

Kimmel Center

Citizens' Bank Park/The Phillies

New Jersey

Adventure Aquarium - Camden, NJ (don't forget the childrens' garden next door!)

Battleship New Jersey

Cape May Zoo

Cape May, NJ

The Wildwoods

New Jersey Tourism - More fun things to do in the Garden State


Visit Delaware


Hagley Museum

Delaware State Parks

Wilmington Blue Rocks

Brandywine Trail Passport

Maryland/Washington, DC Area

Washington, DC Tourism

Metro - Park at Greenbelt, MD and ride the Metro into Washington, DC for $14/pp all day

The Smithsonian - Our favorite day trip!

Maryland Tourism

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Baltimore Aquarium

Maryland Science Center - Great for kids!

Annapolis, MD

Saint Michael's, MD
Playground Buzz - Upcoming family-friendly events in the tri-county area

Chester County Moms - Local events, discounts, blogging and more!

Things to do with Kids in Chester County

Things to do with Kids in Delaware County

4Kids in PA - Great website for upcoming events, discounts, contests, etc.

PlaygroundBuzz - Upcoming family-friendly events in the Delaware Valley

Philly Fun Guide

County Lines Magazine

Around Main Line

Daytrips in PA  (Fun in New
Living Social


Philly Funsavers


For the Mommas

Mid-Atlantic AAA

Entertainment Book

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- Information on pet health, nutrition and care
- Critters available for adoption
- Pet-friendly events
- Critter treat recipes
- Animal advocacy news
- Special discounts and coupons to area businesses
- Photos of our critter friends
- Pet humor
- Family-friendly items for our "human friends" ...and more!