Lancaster PA Family Attractions – Fun for the Whole Family!

Lancaster Offers Plenty of Fun Family Activities

Lancaster County is chock-full of family attractions for toddlers all the way up to seniors. Families can build their relationships, create memories, and have a blast doing it. Looking for fun activities for kids near you? Browse our listing of family attractions for every member of your brood!

  • Get lost in a cornfield maze or tour a fascinating museum.
  • Play laser tag or miniature golf.
  • Take in a play or a movie in the park.
  • Marvel at elaborate model train displays or climb aboard a train pulled by a full-sized, steam-powered locomotive.
  • Ride a roller coaster or an Amish buggy or a go-kart or a zip-line.

The list goes on and on. There is a host of attractions for the whole family, plus plenty of fun events for kids in Lancaster County. Whatever your interest, from arcades to museums, Lancaster is the place for your next fun family outing!

Enjoy These Family Attractions Together:

Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Ronks (Bird-in-Hand), PA 17572, 717-768-8828

Your family will love climbing aboard an Amish buggy for a 4-mile tour through the Amish Country. Learn about their family life, schools, heritage, and more from your Amish guide. Ride through Amish farms. Ask about Rumspringa and "Amish Mafia". Open all year. Longer rides are available. See you!   Visit website

Amish Farm & House

2395 Lincoln Highway East (U.S. Route 30), Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-394-6185

Bring your family to learn about Amish family life. Take a guided tour through an original Amish home and learn about the Amish lifestyle, clothing styles for adults and children, and Amish schools. Afterward you can tour the farm, feed our goats, and tour our Amish school. Enjoy a fun family experience!  Visit website

Amish Village

199 Hartman Bridge Road (Route 896), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 717-687-8511

No car or dishwasher. Learn why Amish live without these modern amenities through a guided tour of our 1840 farmhouse. Stroll along scenic 12-acre grounds. Explore a one-room schoolhouse, visit live farm animals, and have your family’s photo taken inside a buggy.  From our family to yours, welcome to Lancaster! Visit website

Biblical Tabernacle

Mennonite Information Center, 2209 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-299-0954

Children of all ages can learn more about the Bible by seeing a life-sized model of the Tabernacle from the time of Moses, and listening to this fascinating story. Children ages 5 and under are free!  Visit website

Corn Cob Acres: Field of Fun

191 College Avenue (Mountville Exit of U.S. Rt. 30), Mountville, PA 17554, 717-285-7748

Fun for the entire family!  Parents, Grandparents, and kids can ride the hayride, choose a pumpkin, walk through the cornfield trail, shoot our giant slingshots, and more!  40+ activities for kids to climb, slide, jump, and play on. Saturdays 10am to 5pm, Sundays 11am to 5pm, Sept. 3- Oct. 30.  Visit website

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – Family Fun on the Farm

150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572, 866-546-1799

We have Fun for all ages and YES Mom and Dad will have fun as well. The challenging Maze and the large slides on the hill are fun for everyone. We have the Barnyard Bouncing Pillows and the Ballcade to challenge your throwing skills.   Visit website

Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666

Arriving at Strasburg three times a year, Thomas the Tank Engine invites the family along on a 25-minute adventure. Ride aboard the larger-than-life coal-burning steam train before exploring an array of family activities loaded with fun. Tickets are available at Advance purchase recommended.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-898-1900

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is a year-round theatre presenting live musicals performed by professional performers selected from national auditions and a live orchestra with a buffet of classic American cuisine. Group rates for parties of 16 or more and Children's Theatre shows four times each year. Hotel and theatre packages available. Visit website

Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-569-KIDS

Hands-on House features thousands of sights, sounds, and sensations of all kinds, designed to stimulate and educate. Through a kaleidoscope of hands-on exhibits we help children ages 2-10 and families learn by doing. Exhibits include Little Valley Farm, Mostly Make-Believe, The Corner Grocery, an outdoor Play Garden, and more!  Visit website

Strasburg Rail Road

301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666

Steam through Amish Country. Enjoy a 45-minute ride to Paradise and back aboard America's oldest short-line railroad on an authentic steam train. At the historic station, enjoy unique shops to commemorate your visit, dining opportunities both onboard the train and at the station, and other Fun Extras.  All Aboard!  Visit website

Village Greens Miniature Golf

1444 Village Road (Route 741), Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-687-6933

Challenging golf amid the natural beauty of wooded hillside gardens intertwined with dramatic waterways. Traditional challenges plus natural obstacles. Two courses cover 13 acres in a beautiful wooded setting. The foliage changes with the season. Not a typical miniature golf course! Afterward, enjoy old-fashioned milk shakes, hand-dipped ice cream, sandwiches.  Visit website

Waters Edge Mini Golf

230 North Ronks Road, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-768-4653

Bring your family to Water’s Edge and enjoy a timeless activity for all ages. Our two 18-hole courses, located in the heart of Dutch Country, will excite and challenge the young and old alike. Make sure to visit the Bird-In-Hand Petting zoo and stop in for a scoop of hand-dipped Turkey Hill ice cream!  Visit website

American Music Theatre

2425 Lincoln Highway East, (Rt. 30 across from Rockvale Outlets), Lancaster, PA 17602
800-648-4102, 717-397-7700

Families love the shows at AMT! From concerts and Broadway Tours, to original musical revues that are fun for the whole family, there's something on stage for everyone at AMT. Call the box office or visit to see what's going to be on stage when you're in town!


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