Kid Friendly Things to Do

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.

From indoor sports to hands-on museums, fill your rainy days with last fun while making memories in the process. When the sun decides to shine, you can also check out the exciting outdoor things to do with kids in Lancaster, PA.

Foodie Fun for the Family in Lancaster, PA

Julius Sturgis

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 and eat their own treats – a delicious way to make memories together.

Turkey Hill Experience | 302 Linden Street, Columbia
Herr’s Snack Factory Tour | 271 Old Baltimore Pike, Nottingham
September Farms Cheese | 5287 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook
Wilbur Chocolate Store | 45 North Broad Street, Lititz 
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery | 219 East Main Street, Lititz 
The Hershey Story Museum | 63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey 

Indoor Sports & Activities in Lancaster, PA

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, take to the rock climbing wall, or even exercise your brain at a local escape room.

Lancaster Ice Rink | 371 Carerra Drive, Lancaster
Lancaster Archery Supply | 2195A Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster
Rocky Springs Entertainment Center | 1495 Millport Road, Lancaster
Leisure Bowling and Golfing Center | 3440 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster
Go ‘N Bananas | 1170 Garfield Avenue, Lancaster
Sky Zone Trampoline Park | 1701 Hempstead Road, Lancaster
Spooky Nook Sports | 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim
Carlisle Sports Emporium | 29 South Middlesex Road, Carlisle 
Escape. On Queen | 43 North Queen Street, Lancaster
Escape Room Lancaster | 18 East McGovern Avenue, Lancaster 

Artsy Activities in Lancaster, PA

Zole Art Factory

For the aspiring artists, find your way out of the rain and into one of Lancaster's creative spaces, including pottery studios, a bead shop and studio, and even a place where little ones make, dress and name an Amish doll.

The Pottery Works | 16 West Orange Street, Lancaster
The Bead Works & Gem Den | 16 West Orange Street, Lancaster
Zole Art Factory | 17 West Main Street, Strasburg
Make-a-Friend Workshop | 3529 Newport Road, Intercourse 
Painting with a Twist | 124 S. Centerville Road, Lancaster

Kid-Friendly Theatres in Lancaster, PA

Theaters throughout Lancaster County are bringing family-friendly shows to life on stage. From magic shows to Broadway-caliber musicals, your family will love the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Fulton Theatre | 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster 
American Music Theatre | 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster 
Magic & Wonder at Bird-in-Hand Stage | 2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand
Sight & Sound Theatres | 300 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks 
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster

Museums & Hands-on Activities in Lancaster, PA

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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.

Railroad Museum of PA | 300 Gap Road, Strasburg 
AACA Museum | 161 Museum Drive, Hershey 
Tiny Town | 533 Janet Avenue, Lancaster
The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum | 50 South 1st Avenue, Coatsville 
North Museum of Nature & Science | 400 College Avenue, Lancaster
Choo Choo Barn | 226 Gap Road, Strasburg
Lancaster Science Factory | 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster
National Toy Train Museum | 300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg 
Hands-on House, Children’s Museum | 721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster
The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum | 1820 North 4th Street, Harrisburg 

Aaron & Jessica's Buggy Rides

Aaron & Jessica's Buggy Rides

Ride like the Amish do through all-Amish areas. Ask about our private rides! Open 7 days a week. Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:30AM-5PM & Sunday: 10AM-4PM

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Coming in March - Queen Esther

Coming in March - Queen Esther

Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals!

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