Winter is here and bringing plenty of frigid days to Delco, but we encourage you to get out and explore our amazing county. Whether you’re looking to spend the day outside or cozied up inside learning a new skill—we’ve got a little something for everyone on our list.
⛸️ Go ice skating.
Grab the mittens and hit the ice for a winter adventure. Ice skating is a fan favorite during these colder months and Delco has an outdoor rink just waiting to be carved. For some inside fun and to escape a bit of the cold, head to IceWorks, Skatium, or Springfield Ice Skating Rink.
☕ Warm up with a hot beverage.
Is there anything better than a cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a chilly day? Here are a few of our favorite Delco shops to get a warm beverage fix: Ardour Bakery+Coffee (Ridley Park), Burlap and Bean (Media), Camellia Coffee House (Lansdowne), Hobbs. (Swarthmore), House Cup Coffee Roasters (Havertown), Mad Anthony Wayne Cafe, and Napoletano Brothers (Springfield). Need more inspiration? Find it here.
🎭 See a show.
Theaters are great places to escape wintry weather. Whether it’s a beloved classic or an edgy new play, that buzz before the curtain rises is contagious. Delco is home to several theaters – Colonial Playhouse, Hedgerow Theatre, Media Theatre, and Players Club of Swarthmore – so it’s easy to plan a great afternoon or evening out.
🍽️ Take a Culinary Class at Wayne Art Center.
No matter what time of year it is, cooking is always a great skill to have. Whether you want to learn how to impress guests at a dinner party or are just looking to spice up your daily meals—Wayne Art Center has a class for you! All you have to do is sign up for a class on their website and you’ll be whipping up delicious dishes in no time!
🛷 Go Sledding.
Take to the hills! Grab your sled, saucer, or tube and head for one of several sledding spots throughout Delco. A few of our favorite spots, Glen Providence Park, Ridley Creek State Park, Rose Tree Park, Strath Haven High School, and The Willows, when coated with just the right amount of snow, are perfect for slipping, sliding and racing.
🥕 Explore a Farmers Market.
The term “farmers market” doesn’t even begin to describe Booth’s Corner’s (open Fridays and Saturdays only) and Lancaster County Farmer’s Market‘s (open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) collection of vendors and products. Sure, there is great food – Amish Country produce, meats, and baked goods, international delicacies, soft pretzels, ice cream and more – but there are also stores with just about everything under the sun like toy shops, antiques, jewelry, craft supplies…
🍪 Eat some cozy comfort foods.
You know you want them: comfort foods! Maybe that’s because it’s cold outside, or you have a cold, or it’s a family tradition, or just because. Check out our Where to Enjoy Delco’s Favorite Comfort Foods blog for dining inspiration!
🕹️ Get your game on.
Located in downtown Media, Game on State offers fun for the whole family. With dozens of traditional and cutting-edge arcade games, over 350 types of candy, and a mission dedicated to inclusivity, teamwork, community, and purpose, this venue is sure to delight gamers and nostalgic players alike.
🎨 Get crafty at a local art center.
Delco’s local art centers are exciting places where you can get creative, learn a new craft, and make something truly one-of-a-kind—all while meeting new people! They offer fun classes for all ages and skill levels, and they provide the materials, direction, and the clean-up so you can sit back and enjoy the creative experience.
⛳ Play a round of (indoor!) golf.
You don’t have to brave the cold weather to sharpen your short game! Introduce a little friendly competition and see who takes the crown at one of X Golf Garnet Valley’s state-of-the-art indoor golf simulators. Younger duffers will love Linvilla Orchard’s Fore! The Planet, an interactive and playful indoor mini golf course that lets kids test their skills while learning about butterfly metamorphosis, the rainforest, dinosaurs, and more!
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