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Lititz
Welcome to America's first pretzel bakery! Step up to our twisting table and learn how to twist a pretzel with your own piece of dough; see the ovens that produced the first hard pretzels in America; and learn about the unique history of pretzels in ...
Hands-on House
(1)
(5 Miles)
Lancaster
A children's museum dedicated to helping kids ages 2 to 10 learn and making sure they have lots of fun in the process! Our shared educational experiences bring the whole family together.
Lancaster
Classic family roller skating with optional Christian musical accompaniment and a special session dedicated to families.
Dutch Wonderland
(1)
(10 Miles)
Lancaster
Dutch Wonderland is a 48 acre amusement park set in the scenic location of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lots to do for families with little people especially, but also loads of great family fun rides.
Bird in Hand
Take a nostalgic walk through small town America at the dawn of the 20th century. Museum exhibits include a barber shop, woodworking shop, tea parlor, print shop, millinery, toy store, blacksmith shop, tobacco shop, apothecary, wheelwright shop, and ...
Choo Choo Barn
(12 Miles)
Strasburg
1,700 square foot train features over 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles and 22 operating trains - we guarantee the Choo Choo Barn is like nothing you've ever seen! One of the many fun places to go if you're looking for things to do with ki...
Ronks
The larger-than-life coal-burning steam train is just the beginning. Ride the Cagney Steam Train, a miniature version; operate a hand-powered Pump Car or watch the little ones "steer" the pint-sized Cranky Car. Browse the Thomas Toy Store. Discover a...
Strasburg
Hundreds of toy trains in a modern museum built like a historic train station! Toy trains are for kids of all ages! While real trains go back to the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800s, toy trains emerged later. Wooden and metal ...
Ronks
Ride back in time to and era before the car, train, or plane were ever imagined. Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Lancaster County with its immaculately kept Amish farms and gardens. Experience for yourself a taste of Amish country life here. We ho...
Hershey
enjoy a few hours go-karting, miniature golfing, taking a swing in the batting cages, cruising on the bumper boats and playing in the arcade
Hershey
Located just minutes from major attractions, our facility is a terrific solution for class trips, reward programs, corporate outings, teambuilding, and post prom or graduation parties. Guests enjoy gokarting, mini golfing, taking a swing in the batti...
Annville
BounceU is Central PA's #1 spot for fun! Our bounce houses, games, inflatable slides and obstacle courses are a blast for kids of all ages.
Annville
Features a multi-level climbing and play structure for children including bouncy house, plus trampolines, cheerleading, pre school gym and birthday parties too.
Hershey Park
(17 Miles)
Lancaster
With so many great things to see and do, Hersheypark is a popular weekend attraction. Saturday's tend to draw larger crowds, so if your schedule is flexible, we suggest that you visit Sundays through Thursdays.
Lets Pretend
(20 Miles)
Middletown
Let’s Pretend is an interactive family play center, focusing on using creativity, pretending, and the arts. We are an indoor play center.
Hummelstown
Challenge Family Fun Center, conveniently located between Harrisburg and Hershey, Pa, offers 22 holes of landscaped miniature golf, indoor batting cages, mini-bowling (duckpins), an arcade and a restaurant / ice cream parlor with indoor and outdoor s...
Bernville
8,000 square foot, fully landscaped display, with over 300 miniature structures and 18 trains running throughout. Interactive animations can be activated by visitors. Amazing!
Harrisburg
Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is the mid-states premier center for arts, education, entertainment and cultural enrichment. Composed of three main venues — Sunoco Performance Theater, Select Medical IM...
Harrisburg
Offers imagination and role play for the under 5s in themed interactive environments which include Construction Zone, Art Wall, Farm and Living Forest.
Lewisberry
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, but only 2 green runs. Plus covered lift serviced snow tubing hill, 2 terrain training parks and summer activities.
Dillsburg
U-Pick, Corn Maze, Flashlight Maze, Wagon Rides, Pedal Karts, Farm Stand and lots of Farm Fun!
Leesport
Huge range of favourites including Go Karting, Bumper Boats, Rock Wall and High Ropes, adventure play structure with toddler village, ice tubing style slide, mini golf, inflatables, roller skating and more!
Nottingham
Free tour behind the scenes of the famous snack factory, multi media elements, excitable guides and free tasters keep kids interested.
Reading
Blue Falls Grove offers an olympic size swimming pool, a kiddie pool, and a 36-foot high, 3-flume Waterslides!
Mechanicsburg
Friendly farm animals to pet and feed year-round. Huge pick-your-own flower field in the summer months. Group tours and birthday parties. u-pick pumpkins, pumpkin chunkin' cannon, hayrides, maze, hay play with giant slide and covered fall fun fort...
Rising Sun
Come see animals like Jimmie the Giraffe, Sis the Tiger, and Zoe the Zebra in a very close and intimate setting; over 130 animals on display.
Alpaca Farm
(37 Miles)
York Springs
We are a family run Alpaca Farm located in the heart of South Central Pennsylvania. We Always Welcome Farm Visits. Just Contact Us to Set Up a Time! Alpacaholic Acres is located in York Springs, Pennsylvania, just minutes from Harrisburg or Gettysbu...
Halifax
Enjoy going round the wildlife park feeding animals out of hand - they also have monkeys bears and an enjoyable safari ride round the park. One of the many good family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Pennsylvania.
Pottstown
Rolling Game Station is the Ultimate Party on Wheels that comes to you!
Newark
The Nature Center at the park hosts fun and interesting public programs, and visitors can enjoy summer outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, birdwatching, disc golf or a family barbecue. Sledding and cross-country skiing are among the many wint...
Newark
The lush greenery and sparkling streams of White Clay Creek State Park offer a refreshing change of pace from the encroaching urban development of New Castle County.
West Chester
The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nations premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. We collect, restore and display historic aircraft and chronicle the origin and development of rotary wing aircraft.
Cascade Lake
(44 Miles)
Hampstead
A Water Park in Which to Relax, Play and Enjoy the Outdoors. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Maryland
Pike Wilmington
From the Conductor's "All Aboard" to the clang of the locomotive's bell, the Wilmington & Western presents real railroading from an earlier era. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do with kids in Delaw...
Jungle Wonder
(45 Miles)
Limerick
Glow in the dark indoor mini golf, laser tag, multi level adventure climbing maze with toddler zone, plus large arcade, all in jungle theme.
Pond Ice Arena
(45 Miles)
Newark
Has public skating sessions on weekdays and every weekend, when you can practice what you learned in the Skating School. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do with kids in Delaware
Ashland
A fascinating pair of tours to give the kids a well rounded view of vintage life in the coal business, one in the mine and one on a steam train, with knowledgeable guided commentaries. Each tour is around half an hour long, and you will get the chanc...
Wilmington
Encounter life-sized dinosaurs, look beneath the seas, experience an African watering hole, come face-to-face with a jaguar, marvel at the diversity of birds and shells from around the world... These and many other discoveries await you at the Delawa...
Bear Creek Ski
(46 Miles)
Macungie
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 6 years, offering 30% green runs. Plus lift serviced tubing hill and terrain training park.
Newark
Family run facility with 9-Hole Par-3 Golf Course, Indoor Baseball and Softball Batting Cages, and two Miniature Golf Courses.
Newark
The Iron Hill Museum, operated by the Delaware Academy of Science, is the primary educational resource for the study of human and natural history of the Iron Hill region. Its programs, collections, and library interpret the relationships between the ...
Newark
Walk in studio where you can make stuff for all of the family.
Glen Mills
The Oasis Family Fun Center is an ALL INDOOR family entertainment center located in Glen Mills, PA. With 20,000 square feet of safe, clean fun for the entire family including our Ballocity Arena, Soft Playground, Rock Climbing Wall, Laser Maze and ov...
Oaks
Spacious climbing centre welcoming families for indoor and outdoor experiences, bouldering, high rope, after school club, summer camp and more.
Kiddie Crusoe
(49 Miles)
Timonium
features include the Kiddie City Play Arena, Ultimate Play Set, Inflatable Arena, Imaginarium Activity Room, and Wii Gaming Lounges.
Wilmington
Regularly presents major traveling exhibitions, offering the community an opportunity to become familiar with a wide variety of artists and artistic movements. The Museum also displays smaller exhibitions, often assembled from its permanent collectio...
Newtown Square
3 tier soft play funzone, giant slides, jungle obstacles, safari bounce houses + little cub play area
Schwenksville
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 3 green runs and 4 blue, plus lift serviced snow tubing hill.
Gettysburg
Explore & More is a Hands-on Children's Museum dedicated to providing challenging, educational experiences targeted at the education and growth of young children.
Brandywine Zoo
(50 Miles)
Wilmington
Open year round, the zoo is home to 120 animals representing 56 species on 12 acres.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Columbia with kids

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Lets Pretend

(32 Miles) Indoor Play in Middletown

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Curiosity Connection State Museum

(47 Miles) Kids Fun in Harrisburg

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Dutch Wonderland

(16 Miles) Theme Parks in Lancaster

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Challenge Family Fun Center

(33 Miles) Kids Fun in Hummelstown

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Hershey Park

(28 Miles) Theme Parks in Lancaster

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Hands-on House

(8 Miles) Museums in Lancaster

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Adventure Sports in Hershey

(25 Miles) Kids Fun in Hershey

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Adventure Sports in Hershey

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Choo Choo Barn

(19 Miles) Kids Fun in Strasburg

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Whitaker Center

(46 Miles) Kids Fun in Harrisburg

Fun places to visit in Columbia with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Pennsylvania - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in PA