5 Fun Places for Kids in Lancaster, PA


Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania and is one of the older inland towns in the United States. Thousands of tourists are attracted to this place every year because of its Amish beauty and lots of fun things to do.  This is why, it is considered as one of the most visited vacation destination in the United States. Lancaster provides many fun things to do for people of all ages and interests. Here you can enjoy variety of special events, great food, and diverse shopping opportunities. Vacations are incomplete without kids and Lancaster County has many things to offer to your kids in order to make their vacation.

5 Kids Attraction in Lancaster, PA

Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

This is a non-profit museum in Lancaster that is fully dedicated to help kids to learn as well as enjoy. It also makes sure that they have lots of fun during the process. This is a place where adults and children learn and play together. The design of this museum focuses on children from 2-10 years. Learning process in Hands-On House Children museum is based on the philosophy, learning lasts longer if it’s more fun. The classes here include long interactive and participatory activities.

Cherry-Crest Adventure Farm

This farm is located in the heart of PA Dutch Country. This farm is a collection of fun, family and farming. Also known for “agri-tainment”, this farm gives you an opportunity to learn and have fun while engaging in variety of farming activities. The “agri-tainment” division of this farm is open for 85 days in a year and offers over 50 farm activities to people of all ages. So, while on your trip to Lancaster, you can go on a picnic with your family and kids and have lots of fun farming activities.

Strasburg Rail Road

You can also take your kids for a day out with Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road. In the event. “A day out with Thomas”, you can take 20-minute ride on Strasburg Rail Road with Thomas and enjoy Lancaster County’s Amish farmlands. It is an amazing and exciting adventure especially for kids. A day Out with Thomas includes the opportunity to ride with a classic story book friend Thomas the Tank Engine at the heritage railroads nationwide. This ride will bring smiles for the whole family and also introduces the new generation to a timeless excitement of railroading.

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

This amusement park for kids features over 30 rides for you and our kids. It also includes a water play area and a live entertainment. There is something for everyone in this park. Special attractions include: activities just for kids, family rides, shows, etc. it has also been recognized as a premier family amusement park and also has been voted as one of the top 5 Best Kids Park in the World by Amusement Today magazine. This place is just a KINGDOM FOR KIDS.

Choo Choo Barn-Traintown U.S.A

The Choo Choo Barn was established in 1945 by George Groff as a Christmas present for his 2-year-old son. It was originally started as a simple set in his family basement. This is a truly unique attraction to the world. Its 1700 square foot train layout features over 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles and 22 operating trains. It will be a great experience for you as well as for your kids.

On your visit to Lancaster, PA, you must include these places in your plans; especially you are traveling with your kids. You need to choose a motel or inn that is nearby by these places or it should at least be convenient to reach these places. Located in the heart of Lancaster County, Smoketown inn is the right choice for you if you want to relax in your vacation and don’t want to travel much. It is located closely to all the major attractions and tourists destinations in Lancaster. Also its friendly service will make you feel like it’s your “Home Away From Home”. For more details, call us at: (717) 397-6944.

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