10 Things to Do in Newtown That You Shouldn't Miss

November 16, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Discover the best top things to do in Newtown, United States including Sesame Place, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial, Shady Brook Farm, Tyler State Park, Northampton Township Library, Churchville Nature Center, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Core Creek Park, Vault Brewing Co..
Restaurants in Newtown

1. Sesame Place

100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA 19047-1868 +1 215-752-3566
Excellent
41%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Sesame Place

A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place® is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends. Beginning November 18th, the park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations all around. Sing along at three special Christmas shows and a spectacular music and light show at our giant 1-2-3 Christmas Tree. Take a train ride tour through the Twiddlebugs’ Gingerbread Cookie Factory on the Sesame Place Furry Express, and don’t miss the fantastic Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade with music and dance moves that will have everyone dancing along and joining in the fun. Don’t miss the chance to meet Lightning, the adorable reindeer from the movie Elmo Saves Christmas. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is spending the holiday season with us. The lovable reindeer along with his friends Clarice, Bumble, will be available for photos with guests in Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland.

Reviewed By nycfamgal - New York

I came here with my kids (2 & 4.) They had a fun time but I probably would not go back again. We went on Father Day weekend and it was mobbed (not to mention they were running a groupon so the line to get in was hectic. Just to give you an idea of the type of place it is-- someone stole my husbands flipflops when he was in the kiddie pool and a teen looking Dad yelled at me because he thought I was skipping the entrance line (I wasn't).

However the kids enjoyed it. We did Lunch with Elmo (they get to take pictures with the characters, my 4 year old was entranced by them but the 2 year old was scared and screaming (there were a lot of screaming kids) Food is typical cafeteria food(which it to be expected) At this age though, unless your kids LOVE Elmo, this amusement park is not too different than any other park. It is good for a one time visit, just to get pictures with Elmo but I would not come back again. Also, if you come come on a cool day. It gets very hot/ the sun is beating down on you so my kids were done after less than 2 hours.

2. Crossing Vineyards and Winery

1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA 18940-2607 +1 215-493-6500
Excellent
75%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 292 reviews

Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Reviewed By terrifina - Pennsy

The winery is really beautifully done, with lush flora everywhere. They have invested well in the property and made it a place to admire the charming atmosphere.

The problem is it serves less than charming wine, witch is kind of why you would go to a winery in the first place, Worth a visit to see, but my guess is you won't be coming back for the libations...

3. Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial

1950 Woodside Road, PA 19067
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial

Reviewed By TeamMan - Princeton, NJ

It is a great thing when government and business partner with citizens to make their community a better place. Here in Lower Makefield Township they have come together to create a park, appropriately called Memorial Park, to remember the victims of 9/11.

As you can see from the photos, out of nothing (it was vacant land) they created something somber and yet beautiful to honor the specific victims from Bucks County and all those who lost their lives on that horrible day.

I have visited many other community 9/11 memorials, but this one is special.

4. Shady Brook Farm

931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA 19067-5510 +1 215-968-1670
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Shady Brook Farm

Shady Brook Farm, one of the last working farms in historic Bucks County, PA, is THE place for family fun. In addition to our pick-your-own crops, great seasonal events and festivals, our Farm Market is open year ’round and stocks all your farm fresh produce, deli, dairy, and gardening needs. We carry specialty foods; gift items, and can create spectacular gift baskets. We are also home to the delicious Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream and have a kiosk featuring locally made Rose Bank Wines. Our huge nursery and Garden Center is the best place for quality trees, shrubs, bedding plants, annuals, perennials, mulch, and expert advice. Come see what we have in store for you!

Reviewed By mprewitt12 - Lexington, Kentucky

Took a group of college basketball players here to pass the time on a Monday night. Even after spending 2 days visiting NYC, many of them said this was their favorite part of the trip. The lights were awesome and the market at the end of the show was just as enjoyable. The team loved getting ice cream, hot chocolate, etc and sitting around the fire and singing Christmas songs

5. Tyler State Park

101 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940-1151 +1 215-968-2021
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 156 reviews

Tyler State Park

Reviewed By TroutEVV - Newtown, Pennsylvania

I frequent the park often. There are no many well maintained trails. There are paved trails and some paths through the woods. The park has horse trails too. Trails are well marked. There are often events like a craft show in the fall, yoga, and fund raiser races. There is Frisbee golf and picnic areas. You take varies loops so can walk a mile, or 10 or more.

6. Northampton Township Library

25 Upper Holland Rd, Richboro, PA 18954-1514 +1 215-357-3050
Excellent
90%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 17 reviews

Northampton Township Library

Reviewed By mrsail - Richboro, PA

This independent library has a huge collection of books and materials and first class computer center with an excellent staff to assist the patrons.

7. Churchville Nature Center

501 Churchville Ln, Crn Sugartree Road, Churchville, PA 18966-1851 +1 215-357-4005
Excellent
73%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Churchville Nature Center

Reviewed By Sharon F - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Churchville Nature Center has always been on the cutting edge of providing unique outdoor and nature related programs. Kids camps from early ages until preteen ages for several seasons, eco sports and trips to other parts of the Americas, an Award winning recreation of and educational program about the Leni Lenape native Americans who lived in this area, complete with a reconstructed village, trails, weekly and free bird watching walks, and now, an amazing Butterfly House that not only lets you walk amongst freely flying butterflies that live in Easten Pennsylvania, but also rears them from eggs and releases them, all based on the latest science. And almost 99 percent of everything is fine by volunteers! This is not a state or national parks folks...this is a community, County owned property in the middle of development! But it is responsible for starting many children of all ages onto a rewarding pathway in appreciating and loving and protecting nature. And along the way, several of thise folks who met here became partners in life. Who can argue with love in all of its forms? It is a wonderful plac that sometimes sparks with pure magic. They have special events, programming, targeted ecological trips, kid stuff, you name it!the trails are terrific, and it sits in the edge of a reservoir, so the forested trails empty at that shore. And th newly expanded building is now LEED -certified . You need to experience the place in all of its moods...quiet, bustling, cold, hot, sunny, rainy, with few people and with many coming together for some event. A great way to be in nature in the suburbs, for all ages.

8. Washington Crossing Historic Park

1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing, PA 18977-1202 +1 215-493-4076
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 232 reviews

Washington Crossing Historic Park

The 500-acre Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) hosts thousands of visitors every year, from local schoolchildren to visitors from around the world, who come to see the point from which a battered and dispirited American army launched a counterattack that reversed its long losing streak, preserving its will to fight and maintaining the revolutionary spirit that would lead to independence for the United States. But Washington Crossing Historic Park represents much more than a single event. Restored Colonial buildings in the park, such as the Thompson-Neely House and McConkey Ferry Inn, give many clues about living conditions during the Revolutionary era. Later, homes and shops reveal how 19th-century rural Pennsylvanians lived and worked. Among them are the home of a prosperous merchant, a village general store, and homes for skilled artisans. The park also contains Bowman's Hill Tower, Revolutionary War soldiers' graves, stone memorials, picnic pavilions and historic collections.

Reviewed By Thelrose - Harleysville, Pennsylvania

This is a lovely area with significant history. The Visitors Center is beautiful. There is plenty of parking across from it, well marked. We went inside to get maps, etc and there is plenty to see inside. We then went outside and walked to the river where the crossing took place. The river is shallow now and I'm guessing because about 50 years later they built a canal that took a lot of the water. Was awesome to think of what happened on that spot so many years ago to help our country get started. The buildings along there were built after the crossing but very interesting. We particularly liked the boathouse with replicas of the original ones. There are times during the year they have re-enactments, vendors etc. There are plenty of places to picnic and we thoroughtly enjoyed it.

9. Core Creek Park

901 Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne, PA 19047-1500 +1 215-757-0571
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Core Creek Park

Reviewed By hiker994 - Langhorne, Pennsylvania

This Park is jammed with excitement! Paths for hikers. Kayaking on the beautiful lake. Sure to see eagles, blue herons and lots of turtles , dear and rabbits. . Picnic in the pavilions grills and tables are provided. Paved paths for biking and skating. Mountain biking man made paths. Baseball and soccer field . The Park is beautiful in the fall!

10. Vault Brewing Co.

10 S Main St, Yardley, PA 19067-1511 +1 267-573-4291
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Vault Brewing Co.

Reviewed By Gilberto R - Yardley, Pennsylvania

Love the beer selection and menu items. Friendly staff (for the most part) ...some staff think they work in NYC...trust me you will notice that and pick them out quick, but that's a hit or miss and entertaining to say the least..you are in bucks county PA darling. Besides that, I highly recommend this joint...great for small groups and to make some memories with friends and family. Not great for kids and some staff make it obvious they don't like kids at their station..but they are accommodating to families with kids. Jazz night is a must, great music, great people and atmosphere, great food, beer and great staff 95% of the time.

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