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 every age, from toddlers all the way up to seniors. Lancaster, PA is a family-friendly place. Have a blast with your family while creating memories and building relationships. Looking for fun family activities near you? Browse our hand-picked list (below) of family attractions for every member of your clan!

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And check out our lists of things to do in Lancaster, PA with kids and general list of attractions in Lancaster, PA.

Here’s some ideas of family-friendly things to do in Lancaster, PA.

  • 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.

And the list goes on. The next time you’re wondering, “What’s fun for families to do in Pennsylvania?”… just think of Lancaster County. From horse and buggy rides to roller coasters, and beyond, Lancaster has your next fun family outing! There’s lots of family fun in Pennsylvania!

Enjoy These 73+ Family Attractions Together in 2018:

Buck Motorsports Park

900 Lancaster Pike, Quarryville, PA 17566, 717-859-4244, 800-344-7855

Powersports - for today's supercharged family! Over 40 years presenting the best motorsports entertainment at affordable family prices. Championship truck and tractor pulling, monster truck shows, mud bog events, demolition derbies, fireworks, tuff truck competitions, and more! Power, excitement and thrills to appeal to all motorsports fans! See You at the Buck! Visit website

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – 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

Choo Choo Barn – Traintown U.S.A.

226 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-687-7911

Gigantic model train layout! Our 1,700 square foot train display is home to over 150 hand-created, animated figures and 22 operating model trains. Family-owned since 1961, this work of art is fun for all ages! We are much more than “just trains”! Open daily, Mid-March - December.  Visit website

Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

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

Join Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy during Day Out With Thomas, visiting three times a year. Enjoy a 20-minute ride aboard the larger-than-life coal-burning steam train pulled by Thomas. Plus, an array of Thomas-themed activities packed with fun. Tickets are available at Advance purchase recommended.

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

2249 Lincoln Hwy. E. (U.S. Route 30),   Lancaster, PA 17602,   1-866-FUNatDW

With over 35 rides, Duke’s Lagoon water play area, and live entertainment, Dutch Wonderland is perfect for families! Open weekends starting May 4th, daily Memorial Day - Labor Day and most weekends through December.  Visit website

Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

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

There’s so much to explore at the area’s only museum where playing and learning go hand-in-hand. This not-for-profit museum features shared educational experiences that delight kids ages 2-10 and parents alike. Exhibits include Little Valley Farm, Mostly Make-Believe, The Corner Grocery, an outdoor Play Garden, and more!   Visit website

Mennonite Information Center & Personalized Country Tours

2209 Millstream Rd. (off Rt. 30),   Lancaster, PA 17602,   717-299-0954

We interpret Amish and Mennonite beliefs, lifestyle, and culture. Watch our movie on the Amish culture. A tour guide can hop aboard your vehicle and take your family on a back country tour of Lancaster County, including Amish and Mennonite shops and farms. We are also home of the Biblical Tabernacle.    Visit website

National Watch & Clock Museum

514 Poplar Street,   Columbia, PA 17512,   717-684-8261

People of all ages will enjoy this fascinating museum of timekeeping devices.  You'll see the earliest non-mechanical devices, tall clocks, cuckoo clocks, the atomic clocks of today, and thousands of clocks in between - over 12,000 items in this collection, the largest in North America. Take time to learn about time! Visit their website

Old Windmill Farm – Amish Farm Tours

262 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572, 717-687-7929

Children will love experiencing life on an Amish farm! They can milk a cow, feed a calf, the pygmy goats, miniature bull, and miniature chickens. Gather eggs and feed the chickens. Pet a mule. Watch the little pot-bellied pigs perform and slide down a slide. Kids love this unique farm experience. (Closed Wednesdays through August.)   Visit website

Painting With a Twist

124 S. Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603, 717-947-7864

Ready for a fun time that the whole family will enjoy?   Pick a painting and create your own masterpiece!  We provide all painting supplies and artist instructions. No art experience is needed. Simply be ready to have a  great time!     Visit website

Sight & Sound Theatres

300 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 800-377-1277

Join the millions of people who have experienced Sight & Sound Theatres’ Biblical epics—live on stage! Dozens of animals, special effects, a huge cast, and towering sets make it a truly unique experience you won’t want to miss!    Visit website

Sky Zone Trampoline Park – Lancaster

1701 Hempstead Road #102,   Lancaster, PA 17601,   717-208-8922

Our wall-to-wall trampolines provide a variety of fun sky-flying activities.  Ultimate Dodgeball, Foam Zone, Sky Slam and the Main Court are perfect for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages!  Refuel at our Sky Café or take a break, watching all the action from the comfort of our Sky Lounge.   Visit website

Strasburg Rail Road

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

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 our Fun Extras, shops, dining opportunities onboard the train, at the station, or pack a picnic and enjoy lunch at one of our picnic groves. All Aboard! Visit website

Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), (Between Bird-in-Hand & Intercourse), Ronks, 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

American Music Theatre

2425 Lincoln Highway East, 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!

Amish Village

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

How is your family life different from the Amish? In our guided tour of an authentic Amish farmhouse, you’ll be amazed at how the Amish adapt to cooking, washing clothes, and heating their homes. Tour the 12-acre property where you can visit a one-room school house and the Smokehouse Market.  Visit website

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