Sesame Place (Langhorne, PA)

Let everybody’s favorite neighborhood puppets thrill as well as amuse

Sesame Place, for ages two to 12, combines water-themed play areas with Sesame Street characters. Splash down slides and try the rides at Elmo's World or Twiddlebug Land, where giant toys make you feel like a tiny bug. The full-size Sesame Neighborhood features Bert and Ernie's house and Oscar the Grouch's garbage can, while loveable stalwarts Oscar, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster, among others, characters entertain the crowds in regular stage shows.

For a worry-free environment in which to enjoy Halloween, join the park's annual Count's Halloween Spooktacular, featuring pumpkin painting, hay rides, and a maze, and later the Count and his cronies dance and sing at Countdown to Halloween. Kids trick-or-treat around the park, snagging goodies such as Tastykakes and potato chips, and they can participate in a costume contest as well.

(215-752-7070; www.sesameplace.com)


Away.com's resident family expert Candyce Stapen has written the book on family travel, having authored some 1,400 travel articles and 27 books, 26 of them on family travel. She is the winner of the 2004 "Caribbean Travel Writer of the Year for North America" award and a three-time winner of the Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award. Her articles have appeared in publications including Nick Jr , FamilyFun , Parents , Better Homes & Gardens , Conde Nast Traveler , National Geographic Traveler , and the Family Travel Network , among others. Her book, the National Geographic Guide to Caribbean Family Vacations is available from Amazon.com.

Published: 5 Oct 2006 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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