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Old 04-08-2014, 08:25 AM
 
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We have two grandchildren coming to visit us in Dover in mid-June. They are 5-1/2 and 3-1/2, both girls. Since we are relatively new to the area ourselves, can anyone suggest fun things to do on their visit ? Also, when does the school year end in Delaware ? Thanks !
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:19 AM
 
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Ask the parents what the girls might like to do, other than the zoo.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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Thanks. We just don't know what there IS to do in this area. I looked online and found a few things, but there has to be more. We've only lived here in Dover for a few months, and were never here in the summer.
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:33 PM
 
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There is an interesting Farm Museum in Dover. I know few details as it has been a real long time since I have been there. I would also recommend a day at the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park.This would be my choice of beach with the grandkids as the bathrooms.showers and concession stand are right there, Park in the parking lot and walk across the dune. No need to find a parking space and lug stuff .PlayLand on the Rehoboth Boardwalk is reasonably priced and great for small kids, When in Rehoboth pay strict attention to the 25mph speed limit and parking regulations.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Jungle Jim is a water park that as long as you are with them can be fun. Welcome to Jungle Jim's | Jungle Jim's. It is in Rehoboth on Coastal Highway (Route 1) just as you get to Rehoboth.
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:26 PM
 
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Thanks everyone ! I'm going to look into both of those places.
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:39 PM
 
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I would suggest visiting our wonderful State Parks. Killens Pond even has a pool and mini water park. Most of the parks have playground areas and walking/biking trails and places for a picnic lunch.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:29 PM
 
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Sounds great. We are going to take a ride to Killens Pond and check it out. Thank you !
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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The beach would be the obvious answer for most girls their age. But at the same or shorter distance north (and with considerably less traffic, btw) I've seen lots of little ones enjoying the Wilmington and Western Railroad: Wilmington & Western Railroad - Delaware's Operating Railroad Museum. While you're up this way, you could make a day of it and go to the children's museum: Welcome to the Children's Museum of Wilmington!. Can't vouch for this one, but it is likely to be a hit, as well.

Enjoy the visit!
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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Wow, the Museum looks pretty awesome. There are quite a few interactive exhibits that I think they would love ! I'll check out the Railroad too. That sounds like something different. Thank you so much !
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