A Kid-Friendly Itinerary

Treat your Kiddos to an Unforgettable Getaway

You’ll never run out of ideas for your kids in Lancaster, PA! Get ready to make memories with these awesome, family friendly trip suggestions including a kid-focused amusement park, a historic trip to the rail road, and cartoon themed food!


Cartoon Kitchen

Treat your kiddo to a toon-tastic breakfast at the Cartoon Kitchen. The themed restaurant is serving up all the best breakfast menu items with a special cartoon twist. From bacon pancakes to sausage breakfast party pizza, there’s sure to be something your young ones will enjoy. While you’re at the Cartoon Network Hotel, swing by the Bearista Café for a made-to-order pick me up to start your day of adventure!

Head right next door to keep the good times going at Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park. With over 35 rides, attractions, and shows designed for families, it is truly a kingdom for kids. Cool off in Duke’s Lagoon water play area and make discoveries at Exploration Island. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Dutch Wonderland. Also – kids under the age of two are free!

This place was so cool! We went for breakfast. We were seated so we could watch the cartoons cooking and doing stuff in the kitchen
- Rebecca O | TripAdvisor, 2021


Strasburg Rail Road

Share a piece of history with your kids at the Strasburg Rail Road. America’s oldest operating railroad is right here in Lancaster County and ready to welcome your family aboard. Take a scenic 45-minute ride through the beautiful Lancaster County countryside. They have a variety of train cars to take so check out their website and find the right car for your trip. Back at the station there fun activities for kiddos like the gift shop, Pint-sized pufferbelly, and Cranky cars. Grab a bite to eat and watch the trains roll into the station at Café 1832, located right on the rail road grounds.

After your historic trip on one of America's oldest operating railroad, head over to Lapp's Toys to explore the vast amount of wooden toys, handcrafted by local Amish craftsmen. Kids of all ages are sure to love this space.

Its hard to find a place that would entertain a 2 year and 4 year old's. This show did just that but also entertained us the parents and my 10 year old.
- Stephany V | Trip Advisor, 2021


Magic & Wonder Theatre

Finish your day of adventure with an exciting show at Magic & Wonder Theatre. Their family-friendly show offers something for everyone. The beautiful costumes, witty script, and jaw-dropping illusions will make adults and children alike excited and amazed. Illusionist Brett Myers recently was honored with the Merlin Award – a prestigious magician honor. This recognition is a testament to the quality of experience guests can expect at Magic & Wonder.

End your night with a stay at the Red Caboose Motel. Stay in a train caboose close to attractions, the Lancaster countryside, and enjoy amenities like on-site dining, a petting zoo, as well as standard hotel amenities.

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Strasburg Rail Road

Take a ride on America's oldest operating railroad at Strasburg Rail Road. Voted 2021's TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award, this is not an attraction...

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

Enjoy over 35 rides, attractions, and shows at Dutch Wonderland! Cool off in Duke’s Lagoon water play area and make discoveries at Exploration...

Cartoon Kitchen

The Cartoon Kitchen is serving up your favorite cartoon classics! Start the day off with bacon pancakes or a sausage breakfast party...

New Magic Goblets

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