Day One: Fifer Farms + The Agricultural Museum
Is there anything more nostalgic and summery than berry picking? Offering blueberries, strawberry and peaches in the summer (and apples and pumpkins in the fall), there’s no better way to soak up the season than a family berry-picking excursion! Perfectly ripe, sweet, and fresh off the vine or tree, Fifer Orchards is sure to be a highlight of the summer. Plus, with an added educational component, the kids will leave with a fuller understanding and appreciation for where our food comes from. Do not miss Fifer Orchard’s famous ice cream cones — surely some of the best in the state. Mom and Dad will delight in the onsite Country Store, with jams, pastries and goodies to take home as souvenirs. Learn more about Fifer Orchards here!
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
After indulging in fruits and ice cream and Fifer Orchards, head to the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover. Immerse yourself in Delaware’s agricultural history and heritage, and the whole family will certainly gain a newfound interest and appreciation for how food and drink gets to the dinner table. With tons of collections and exhibits that bring to life the history of Delaware agriculture — ranging from real life potbelly pigs and woodworking demonstrations to flea markets — the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village contains something for every visitor. Click here to plan your trip and scout our local hotels and accommodations.
Day Two: Killens Pond State Park & Water Park
You’ll want to reserve a whole day for Killens Pond State Park & Water Park! Built by a 66-acre pond and wildlife reserve, the water park offers endless summer fun. This must-see Kent County destination offers idyllic summer activities for all ages! With a tot pool, bubblers, ground water jets, small slides and poolside water play system, this is a perfect daytime activity for the little ones. Have a couple of teenagers? They’ll love the surrounding game courts, ball fields, and 18-hole disc golf course while the little ones splash in the waterpark. Plan to fuel up for more water park fun with lunch at the onsite food concessions! Forget sunscreen or goggles? No problem — you can find everything you’d need for a day of outdoor fun at the Swim Shop.
If your family is the outdoorsy kind, make good use of the campsite and campgrounds! Camping at Killens is offered year-round, with 59 sites with electric and water hookups – so bring your tents or recreational vehicles! If being totally one with nature isn’t your speed, cozy up in in one of the cabins. Click here to learn more about Killens Pond State Park & Water Park and plan your visit.