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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN CENTRAL PA

Updated: Jun 14, 2021

Central Pennsylvania is full of fun things to do with kids! Whether you are a local looking for a day on the town with the kiddos or a visitor for the weekend, we wanted to give you our Top 10 things to do with your littles while you are here!

A central Pennsylvania farmland view at sunset with trees overhead

A sky view of Hershey Park amusement park with some roller coasters and lift and drop rides.



HERSHEYPARK

Visit the "sweetest place on earth" and have a Hersheypark Happy day! Complete with an amusement park, a water park, shows and eateries, there is no shortage of fun to be had here!

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Dutch Wonderland amusement park in Central Pennsylvania


DUTCH WONDERLAND

An amusement park geared towards the littlest loves of your life, you can catch a dive show, ride the train, have some thrills and cool down in the waterpark that has a great splash pad or roaring slides!

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An assortment of hanging beaded jewelry in  a large variety of colors hanging on display at The Beadworks


THE BEADWORKS

Located in historic downtown Lancaster, this create your own jewelry studio is a great way to spend a dreary day! Full of colorful and unique beads, you are bound to be the only one sporting your one of a kind jewelry piece!


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Painted pottery on display from the Pottery Works


THE POTTERY WORKS

A sister store of our above recommendation, this paint your own pottery studio offers tons of options for your budding artist! Also offering a delivery and curbside pickup service, this is sure to be a hit with the entire family!


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Construction toys and large fort building blocks being built by a toddler at The Hands on House


HANDS-ON HOUSE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

This non-profit children's museum offers all hands on activities for kids 2-10. They can face paint, run a grocery store, climb and explore! They also offer birthday parties and summer camps!


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Imagination play houses and pretend play jobs for toddlers at Tiny town


TINY TOWN

A unique indoor play place for kids to explore different playhouses complete with every accessory they could desire to fuel their imaginative play! Complete with a coffee bar and cafe seating to kick up your feet and relax!


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Teens climing an indoor rock climbing wall and obstacle course at Spooky Nook Sports

SPOOKY NOOK SPORTS

Have an adrenaline junkie or athlete looking for a way to spend the day? Look no further than the Nook! Packed full with something to do for everyone - clip and climb, arcade, athletic courts and fields it is the largest indoor sports complex in North America! With an attached hotel and restaurant you can turn your fun day into a complete stay!


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A view of the Historic Lancaster Central market in Downtown Lancaster, PA

LANCASTER CENTRAL MARKET

Located right around the corner from our numbers 3 & 4 is a wonderful place to grab some local grub and goods! Full of unique stands from all walks of life, there is something for even the pickiest eaters! Your taste buds are sure to be satisfied!


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Kids doing science experiments and playing at The Lancaster Science Factory

LANCASTER

SCIENCE FACTORY

Have a tinkerer in your life? The science factory will be sure to entertain them for the day! Full of different STEM activities and classes, everything here is meant to be touched! Don't worry about telling them "don't touch" here!


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Indoor playground with a giant swirl slide and maze at Go 'N Bananas, a kids entertainment center.


GO 'N BANANAS

FAMILY FUN CENTER

A giant indoor play area - great for a rainy day! Laser mazes, ropes courses, laser tags and the list goes on! They even have a full cafe for when their bellies start rumbling from all the play!


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These are just a handful of recommendations for visiting Central Pennsylvania. Have you ever visited any of these? Let us know what you think!


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