Posted: 03/11/2021 | by Discover Lancaster

We've got the family fun on the farm you expect

Lancaster is known best for it's beautiful farmland and the experience of getting away from it all, and heading to a simpler lifestyle.

Sometimes traveling with kids is... challenging, but let me just say that boredom is so un-Lancastrian. From amusement parks to farmland fun activities, we're sure that every member of your family will have plenty to keep them happy. It's great to be able to spend the day doing farm fun activities, getting energy out, and then driving into one of our towns and having dinner at a locally owned restaurant.

Kid-tastic Outdoor Attractions

Lancaster, PA offers tons of fun things to see and do for all ages. Your kids will love our variety of attractions, from amusement parks and buggy rides to ziplining and local sports. When sunny skies are in the forecast, you're sure to find your kid-tastic outdoor adventures right here in Lancaster County.

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Experience Farm Life

Best known for its amish communities and farmland, Lancaster County is the place to experience life on a farm. Take in the fresh country air while your kids pet farm animals and learn about agricultural life. Lil' Miniature Horse Farm and Eastland Alpacas give your little animal-lovers the chance to pet and even feed tame (and very loveable) animals. Learn more about the simpler life lived by the Amish with a horse and buggy ride or an Amish Farm Tour.


For the Train Lovers

For kids who are fascinated with trains, there are plenty of railroad-centric attractions, especially in Strasburg. Home to the Strasburg Rail Road, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Choo Choo Barn, and more, Strasburg provides a day full of learning about trains and even a chance to travel on a historic railway. If your vacation happens to be in June, September, or November, you won't want to miss Day Out with Thomas at the Strasburg Rail Road for your opportunity to meet the tank engine yourself.

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Sweets & Treats

Those with a sweet tooth will certainly not be disappointed during a visit to Lancaster County, where homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, local chocolates, specialty cookies and many more delectable desserts are found in abundance. Don't forget to sample PA Dutch favorites like the whoopie pie and shoo fly pie!

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Farmland Fun Lodging

Experience Lancaster County in authentic fashion with a stay on a farm. Enjoy all the rustic charm without the chores. Experience milking cows, collecting eggs, chasing baby chicks and learning about life on the farm with your family! Stay at one of Lancaster County’s working farms. Use the links below to find your perfect farm.

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Eastland Alpacas

Eastland Alpacas

Farm Tour: Eastland Alpacas offers tours by donation. You...

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