Lancaster, PA Family Attractions – Fun for the Whole Family!

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Lancaster PA Offers Plenty of Fun Family Activities

Lancaster, Pennsylvania is chock-full of attractions for every age, from toddlers all the way up to seniors.

Lancaster County is also a family-friendly destination. Families will have a blast here while creating memories and building relationships. If you are looking for fun family activities, click on our list of family attractions.   Or, keep reading to discover the variety of family things to do here for every member of your clan.

List of Family Activities in Lancaster

 

What is There for Families To Do in Lancaster, PA?

Scan this list and you’ll find a variety of family-friendly activities to enjoy here:

  • Explore a variety of things to do with kids in Lancaster
  • Have you ever walked through a cornfield? We have challenging corn mazes waiting for you.
  • Make some new friends at a petting zoo. You can pet and feed goats, llamas, full-size and miniature horses, and more.
  • Enjoy a local indoor or outdoor amusement park.
  • Discover agritourism as you experience fun on a farm Lancaster-style.
  • Challenge each other at mini golf on one of our challenging courses.
  • Marvel at our many railroad attractions, from elaborate model train displays to riding a train pulled by a steam-powered locomotive.
  • Go for a horse-drawn Amish buggy ride through the Amish countryside.
  • Or, take a guided farmland tour and visit an Amish farm.
  • Soar through the trees on a zip-line, or tackle a challenging ropes course (with courses for all ages).
  • Visit a local farmers market with delicious baked goods, fresh-from-the-farm cheeses and produce, and unique Lancaster County gifts.
  • and don’t forget the many free things to do throughout Lancaster County.

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. Lancaster offers a fun time for all ages. Your next family vacation awaits you!

 

Enjoy Over 60 Family Attractions Together:

Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

There’s so much to explore at Hands-on House, where learning and play go hand-in-hand. We feature interactive educational experiences that delights kids 10 and under and their grownups alike! Exhibits include Little Valley Farm, The Village, STEM Lab, Engineering and Construction Zone, outdoor maze and play garden.

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Lancaster Stormers Baseball Club

Lancaster Stormers Baseball Club

The Lancaster Stormers and Clipper Magazine Stadium take great pride in creating fun promotional evenings geared toward families. In additional to baseball, we have theme nights, character appearances, the Kreider Farms Kids Park, Kids run the bases, catch on the field and fireworks; there something for everybody!

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Oregon Dairy Farmstead – Sunflower Fest

Oregon Dairy Farmstead – Sunflower Fest

Join us in August for our Annual Sunflower Fest!  Featuring over 15 varieties of beautiful sunflowers and wildflowers spread out over 3 acres! Great location for family photos, seniors pictures, engagement photos, and baby pictures. Paid admission includes a free sunflower! Open August 14 - 25, 2024.

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Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Assoc., Inc.

Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Assoc., Inc.

The most complete steam and gas shows around. See in operation and display antique tractor pulls, threshing, steam traction and stationary steam engines, large gas engines and hit and miss engines, tractors, construction equipment, our blacksmith shop and sawmill. Visit our model shop, antique car display, ride 2 steam railroads.

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Sight & Sound Theatres

Sight & Sound Theatres

Sight & Sound is a family-led company passionate about creating inspirational entertainment experiences for all ages. Join us March 14th through December 31st to witness one of the Bible’s most powerful stories as DANIEL comes to life on stage.

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Sunflower Trail & Maze at Stoltzfus Farm

Sunflower Trail & Maze at Stoltzfus Farm

The Stoltzfus family invites you to explore your way through our 4-acre sunflower trail. Afterward, enjoy our beautiful 40-acre Amish farm, stream, petting zoo and a cup of freshly squeezed lemonade. Open Monday - Saturday.

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Amish Village: Tour an Amish House, School, and Village

Amish Village: Tour an Amish House, School, and Village

How is your family life different from the Amish? In our guided tour of an authentic Amish farmhouse, see how the Amish adapt to cooking, washing clothes, and heating their homes. Take a self-guided tour and picnic on our 12-acre property.  Visit a one-room schoolhouse and shop in our Market

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Busy Bodies Play Café – Kids Play, Discover, and Learn

Busy Bodies Play Café – Kids Play, Discover, and Learn

Busy Bodies is designed to give children the opportunity to play and learn with activities that promote both gross motor and fine motor skills. The goal is to foster the development of the whole child - physical, social, emotional, and cognitive, all while PLAYING!! Be sure to come check us out.

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Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – Fun on the Farm

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – Fun on the Farm

We have Fun for all ages! Yes, parents will have fun too. Have a friendly competition in the 5-acre corn maze, race down the Freedom slide, or take spin on the family pedal carts. With 60+ Farm Fun activities it’s the perfect place to capture the magic of family fun.

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Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

Join Thomas the Tank Engine and pals, Percy, Mavis, and Rusty during Day Out With Thomas, visiting in June and September. Enjoy a 45-minute ride aboard the larger-than-life coal-burning steam train pulled by Thomas. Plus, a variety of Thomas-themed activities packed with fun. Tickets are available at www.StrasburgRailRoad.com. Advance purchase recommended.

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Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

With over 35 rides, Duke’s Lagoon water play area, and live entertainment, Dutch Wonderland is perfect for families! Open weekends starting April 1, weekdays Memorial Day - Labor Day and most weekends through December. 

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