Outdoor Kid-Friendly Things to Do

Lancaster is home to some of the best outdoor, family-friendly attractions where you and your kids can play, learn, and discover while making lasting memories. If you’re interested in history, sports, the Amish and more, it’s time to slather on the sunscreen for days of exploring. Let our list be your guide to great outdoor adventures here in Lancaster County.

When a rainy day strikes, you can also check out the exciting indoor things to do with kids in Lancaster, PA.

Kid-Approved Outdoor Attractions in Lancaster, PA

Strasburg RR

Ready for a day at an amusement park? Craving some time with cuddly farm animals? You’ll find all of this and more in Lancaster County. Family fun and lasting memories await!

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm | 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks
Strasburg Rail Road | 301 Gap Road, Strasburg
Dutch Wonderland | 2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster
Eastland Alpacas | 2089 Risser Mill Road, Mount Joy
Long’s Park | 1441 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster
Wolf Sanctuary of PA | 465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz
Lil Miniature Horse Farm | 264 Paradise Lane, Ronks
Nookside Stables | 500 Landisville Road, Manheim  
Hershey Gardens | 170 Hotel Road, Hershey
Hersheypark | 100 West Hersheypark Drive, Hershey


History & Heritage Attractions in Lancaster, PA

Discover Lancaster’s rich history and heritage, tucked into a variety of interactive attractions. Kids will enjoy learning as they step back in time to experience traditions from the past.

Hans Herr House and Museum | 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street
Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home | Stumptown Road & Newport Road, Ronks
Ephrata Cloister | 632 West Main Street, Ephrata
Landis Valley Farm Village & Museum | 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster
President James Buchanan’s Wheatland | 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster
Rock Ford Plantation | 881 Rockford Road, Lancaster
Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad | 136 Brown Street, Middletown
Strasburg Rail Road | 301 Gap Road, Strasburg


Mini-Golf & Outdoor Sports in Lancaster, PA

Water's Edge Mini Golf

How about a little friendly competition or an active adventure? For families who love sports, Lancaster is home to plenty of outdoor activities including mini-golf courses, zip lines, kayaking, and even a minor league baseball team to cheer on.

Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball | 650 North Prince Street, Lancaster
Overlook Activity Center | 605 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster
Chiques Rock Outfitters | 41 Walnut Street, Columbia
Ziplines at Refreshing Mountain | 455 Camp Road, Stevens
AvalancheXpress Snow Tubing | 2700 Mount Rose Avenue, York
The Shack Restaurant & Mini Golf | 662 South Oak Street, Manheim
Lost Treasure Mini Golf | 2521 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster
Boulders Mini Golf | Route 30, Mountville Exit, Mountville
Water’s Edge Mini Golf | 230 North Ronks Road, Bird-in-Hand
Village Greens Mini Golf and Snack Shoppe | 1444 Village Road, Strasburg
Columbia Crossing River Trails Center | 41 Walnut Street, Columbia
Mt. Gretna Lake & Beach | 130 Lakeview Drive, Lebanon
Adventure Sports in Hershey | 3010 Elizabethtown Road, Hershey


Outdoor Tours in Lancaster, PA

Learn about this great area with a tour – from tours around the farm to a trip through a cavern. Tours are a great way to learn and experience something new.

Kreider Farm Tour | 1467 Lancaster Road, Manheim
Intercourse Bike Works | 3614 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse
Farm Tours at Verdant View Farm | 429 Strasburg Road, Paradise
Lancaster County Food Tours | Downtown Lancaster & Lititz
Historic Lancaster Walking Tour | Downtown Lancaster
Red Rose Walking Tour | Downtown Lancaster
Ghost Tours of Lancaster | Strasburg & Downtown Lancaster
Indian Echo Caverns | 368 Middletown Road, Hummelstown


Amish Experiences in Lancaster, PA

Horse & Buggy Ride

Many families come to Lancaster County to learn about and experience the Amish community that calls the county home. Sunny days are the perfect time to take a buggy ride and tour an Amish farm or living heritage attraction, all while your family learns about this unplugged way to life.

Abe’s Buggy Rides | 2596 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand
Ed’s Buggy Rides | 253 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks
Amish Farm & House | 2395 Covered Bridge Road, Lancaster
Amish Village | 199 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks
A is for Amish Buggy Rides | 312 Paradise Lane, Ronks
Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides | 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand
AAA Buggy Rides | 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse
Old Windmill Farm | 262 Paradise Lane, Ronks
The Amish Experience | 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand

Holiday Package at the Warehouse Hotel

Holiday Package at the Warehouse Hotel

Starting at only $129, this package includes overnight accommodations and 2 regular admission tickets to Hersheypark® Christmas Candylane®.

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Turkey Hill Experience

Turkey Hill Experience

Fun for all ages! Learn how our ice cream is made, invent and taste your very own ice cream flavor in our Taste Lab, star in your own commercial and get free samples of iced tea and ice cream!

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