Snow, living history activities, oxen, sheep, cows, horses, pigs, guinea hens, chickens, ducks, birds and turkeys...for kids, it doesn't get much better than that! 

So bundle up the family and head for the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, located in the heart of Delco's beautiful Ridley Creek State Park. The Plantation is closed during the winter except for a few special events, like those below.  Farm and house tours are offered at each event.

After our recent snow storm, when many of us lost power and the use of our tablets, phones and computers - a day at the Plantation is a great lesson in how to survive without wifi!

February 13th - "Winter Fire and Wood" - plus a Bonfire with warm cider!
Watch or get a little hands-on experience as the Plantation farmers go about their winter chores - sawing wood, and splitting it using a maul. Visitors can try a little sawing and splitting, as well.

It's fun watching kids' reactions to life before the Internet.... ;)
There will be limbing demonstrations (removing branches from the fallen trees), farmer guides will drag logs using a team of oxen, and you'll learn how to start a fire without matches!

The bonfire is lit to celebrate the fact that winter is half over.  YEA! 
Being February, the event is weather permitting.
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ADMISSION:  $8 adults - $6 for children ages 4 to 12. Under 4, admitted free


February 20th - "Candle Making"
Don't miss a chance to see how candles used to be made by hand using tallow and beeswax. Farm guides and historians will talk about the importance of animals to the everyday life of our ancestors. Plus you can make your own candle!

Event is weather permitting.
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: $8 adults - $6 for children ages 4 to 12. Under 4, admitted free.
IMPORTANT:  Park rest rooms are closed until Spring, but there will be a portable facility available.

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