We've got kid-approved indoor fun

Although the weather in Lancaster is often beautiful, the rain is essential. Don't go home early because the sun isn't out, we have many fun, kid-approved things to do that are under a dry roof. Whether the weather is sunny or rainy, these activities will make for a day your kids won't soon forget.

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301 Linden Street, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 684-0134 (844) 847-4884

Learn how our ice cream is made, invent and taste your own ice cream flavor in our NEW Taste Lab, star in your own commercial and get unlimited free samples of iced tea and ice cream!

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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Indoor FunHands-on Learning

Learning can be fun, especially when kids are able to discover new things through hands-on activities. Lancaster's unique heritage and history provides the perfect home for museums and historical attractions that provide interactive learning for your young history buff. Just in case a rainy day rolls through, Hands-on House, Children's Museum, North Museum of Nature and Science, and Lancaster Science Factory also provide hours of exploration and learning. more >

 

Foodie Fun

Food-filled attractions in Lancaster County give kids the opportunity to learn more about how their favorite snacks and sweets are made. They can even make their own treats! Kids can try their hand at pretzel twisting at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, and learn about candy making at Wilbur Chocolate Store & Candy Museum. Both attractions are located within walking distance of each other in Lititz. For a cool treat, learn more about the art of ice cream making at Turkey Hill Experience, where kids can create and enjoy their own ice cream flavor in the Taste Lab. 

 

Artsy AfternoonAn Artsy Afternoon

For the aspiring arts, find your way out of the rain and into one of Lancaster's creative spaces, including pottery studios, a bead shop and studio, and guided art classes. Kids can pick and paint their own pottery masterpiece at Zole Art Factory in Strasburg, or The Pottery Works in Downtown Lancaster, or create a canvas masterpiece with a guided art class at Art and a Bottle. For those looking to create a wearable work of art, make sure to include a trip to the BeadWorks and Gem Den. 

 

Lancaster County's seemingly endless rolling Amish countryside and winding back roads provide a backdrop for breathtaking touring - and there is no better way to soak in the scenery than by slowing down and biking our roads and trails. - See more at: http://www.discoverlancaster.com/activities/lancaster-biking-and-hiking.asp#sthash.U8T97KDd.dpuf

Active Adventures

If cabin-fever has set in, and you're looking for a way to get lots of energy out, we've got plenty of high-energy places to play and explore. Make memories with an exhilarating game of laser tag at Laserdome, or take to the rock climbing wall at Spooky Nook Sports. Or bounce on over to Sky Zone Trampoline Park for fun for all ages.  

721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 569-5437

A children's museum dedicated to helping kids learn, and making sure they have lots of fun in the process. Playing and learning go hand-in-hand.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 392-4633

The historic house museum of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan, the only bachelor president and only one from Pennsylvania.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2050 Auction Road, first Mount Joy exit (230) on 283 West, Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 492-0002

Come Play in Lancaster County's Most Exciting Laser Tag Arena! There's Something for Everyone in Laserdome's Gigantic Prize Arcade! Voted best place to party 6 years in-a-row.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 358-3941

Generating excitement and curiosity about natural history, science and technology and offering something for everyone.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Downtown Lancaster explore the region

301 Linden Street, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 684-0134 (844) 847-4884

Learn how our ice cream is made, invent and taste your own ice cream flavor in our NEW Taste Lab, star in your own commercial and get unlimited free samples of iced tea and ice cream!

River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

River Hills explore the region

45 North Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543

(888) 294-5287

If you're a chocolate lover, a sweet visit to the Wilbur Chocolate Store is the place that everyone in the family will enjoy. 

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543-2011

(717) 626-4354

Come twist your own pretzel!

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 509-6363

Experience hands-on, interactive learning at The Lancaster Science Factory - where children of all ages will discover that Science is FUN!

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Downtown Lancaster explore the region

16 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 299-9963

A paint your own pottery studio. Fun for the entire family!

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Downtown Lancaster explore the region

52 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 490-6551

A bead shop and an open bead studio.  Make jewelry anytime and our friendly staff will help you finish you project.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Downtown Lancaster explore the region

2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 945-7087

Spooky Nook Sports has something exciting for every age and ability.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

1701 Hempstead Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 208-8922

Sky Zone is the world's first indoor trampoline park. We're the inventors of "fun fitness" and "wall to wall" jumping experience. People of all ages come here to get one of the greatest workouts ever. This is what happy looks like.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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403 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 826-9023

Lancaster's largest tactical laser tag facility, Landing Zone, provides a unique tactical gaming experience that encourages exercise, strategic thinking, cooperative play, and skill + team building.

Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Small Towns & Northern Countryside explore the region

1170 Garfield Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 287-5000

The Family Fun Center for Lancaster County. 

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Downtown Lancaster explore the region

17 W. Main Street, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 288-3962

Offering pottery painting, group canvas painting, and workshops in a fun, vintage art studio. Great opportunity for families and team members to connect in a relaxed atmosphere. Purchase locally crafted artisan treasures in their unique retail shop.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

533 Janet Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 947-7350

Tiny Town is Lancaster's newest indoor playplace for children! A truly hands-on, interactive, play-based center; kids can explore 9 luxury playhouses with all the accessories. We provide a rich environment that stimulates children’s curiosity and creativity through play. Tiny Town is full of opportunities for kids to role play and practice cooperation, sharing, fine motor skills, imagination, and so much more.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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