Things to do in Erie with kids

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Erie
Come explore over 55 hands-on exhibits in a "please touch" environment that teaches children and adults the natural sciences, social studies, arts, and life experiences. A balance between education and entertainment is programmed to develop a sense ...
Erie
Offering a wide range of multi-media and interactive exhibits coupled with interpretive programs, vividly illustrating Niagara's history and the region's rich maritime heritage.
Erie Zoo
(2 Miles)
Erie
11 beautifully themed and landscaped gardens, plus nearly 400 animals representing 100 species with self guided or ranger led educational tours. Carousel and train ride also available.
Erie
Opportunities here for kayaking and fishing, biking, hiking, nature trails and twitching, plus winter activities include ice boating, ice and wind skating or cross country skiing.
Erie
The park has over 70 rides, including 3 roller coasters and 18 water rides. The park is admission-free with the rides requiring the display of a paid wristband or individual tickets.
Erie
Don’t let the weather spoil your vacation plans, Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort located in Erie, Pennsylvania is one of the Top Ten Water Park Resorts in North America according to Water Park Resorts Today. The park features first class ent...
Cambridge Springs
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, best suited to intermediate level and improvers with only 1 green run but 7 blues. Lift serviced snow tubing hill plus terrain training park.
Midway Park
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(34 Miles)
Bemus Point
Patrons can take a nostalgic ride on the vintage carousel, play a game of mini golf, take a spin on the tilt-a whirl, ride the go-karts and bumper boats or watch their children enjoy themselves on the many kiddie rides.
Conneaut Lake
Traditional fairground with a wonderful family vibe, boasting roller coasters through pony rides and most things in between. Plenty for all age groups.
Jamestown
All manner of boating and fishing options on the lake, plus beaches for swimming in summer and a feast of activities for winter.
Chardon
Split into Water Fun Land, Kidsland and Sportsland, offering between them enough wet and dry entertainment to keep the kids happy all day, from six story high water slides to paddle boats, mini golf and karting!
Vienna
Feed over 350 animals. Camels, zebra, bison, waterbuffalo, ostrich and antelope are just a few of the creatures from 6 continents you will experience on safari.
Burton
An authentic representation of a Western Reserve Village from 1798 with over 22 historically accurate buildings and over 15,000 museum artefacts.
Buffalo
Remind the kids that it doesn't have to be plugged in to be entertaining with an old fashioned family hike doing some bird and local wildlife watching. Snow shoe and discovery kit rental available.
Buffalo
Explore vast halls of military heritage and history plus see historic vessels including military heliopters, a tank, armed personnel carrier, several jets and a patrol boat as well as 3 full naval vessels.
Buffalo
A huge national historic site full of exotic horticulture treasures that will amaze the kids. There is a special section for children to get hands on with the landscape and a colourful sensory garden for them.
Buffalo
One of the world’s most extraordinary art collections with a regularly changing set of exhibitions and many permanent masterpieces. An inspiring and educational trip for well behaved kids.
Buffalo
Features fun interactive stations with play themes focusing on a variety of science-based concepts, including energy, space, weather, light, and the environment. Entry to a 3D film free with museum admission!
Niagara Falls
Get up close and personal with the falls by taking a short walk to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls to feel the mist fall on you during the Cave of the Winds tour. Or take the Maid of the Mist boat ride right down to the base of the falls.
Buffalo Zoo
(84 Miles)
Buffalo
Offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history. Open year round.
Grand Island
Features rides including the Silver Comet rated one of the top 45 wooden coasters and loads of thrill rides, plus water park featuring a wave pool, lazy river and the cannon bowl and shows.
Niagara Falls
From sea lion training sessions to shark feeding frenzies the kids will be captivated the whole way round.
Aurora
No matter where parents are on the adventuresome spectrum, they usually find plenty of wet, fun things to do at Wildwater Kingdom. Of course, there
Aurora
No matter where parents are on the adventuresome spectrum, they usually find plenty of wet, fun things to do at Wildwater Kingdom. Of course, there’s always the option of just kicking back in a lounge chair or in a private cabana with a tall cool b...
Tonawanda
3 unique 18 hole mini golf courses, plus over 60 games in the arcade.
Buffalo
offers casual, tournament and event racing reaching up to 45mph for adults and approximately 20mph for kids.
East Aurora
Spark your kids' creativity, curiosity, and imagination at the region's only museum designed just for children. With cool hands-on activities, your kids can explore the world, learn about building, pretend with food and have a great time!
Depew
A fun, bright, and safe Indoor Playground for kids up to 5 years old, with weekday unlimited play time!
Tonawanda
Explore the history of the carrousel production industry and try out the vintage rides!
Lewiston
Free self guided tour with loads of hands on educational fun learning about power, exciting demonstrations and workshops, plus visit the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River!
Cleveland
Explore all that we have to offer � from the earth to the sky. We have dinosaurs inside and out, a hands-on Discovery Center for children of all ages, outdoor gardens and wildlife habitats, live animal shows, and daily planetarium programs to explo...
Cleveland
The Cleveland Museum of Art permanent collection includes more than 40,000 objects. As one of the nations top museums, the Cleveland has long exhibited leadership in acquisitions, presentation, and education, and its curators have originated many gro...
Cleveland
The Childrens Museum is the only institution in Cleveland completely dedicated to the overall development of young children, ages birth to eight years, through family learning. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things t...
Cleveland
An interactive, informative, educational and fun experience to immerse the family in contemporary art
Noahs Lost Ark
(91 Miles)
Berlin Center
Noahs Lost Ark offer the chance to see and interact with some of the most amazing animals that inhabit the earth. Through tours offered to school children, groups and the general public, thousands of people are educated each year about the plight of ...
Cleveland
Enjoy a fun-filled, brain-building and interactive experience! Kick back and enjoy the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX Theater and get hands-on with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and Steamship William G. Mather!
Cleveland
One of Cleveland’s most popular attractions and foremost conservation organizations, with 3,000 animals representing 600 species.
Brecksville
The winding Cuyahoga the "crooked river" as named by American Indians gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. The park is a refuge for flora and fauna, gives a sense of times past, and provides recreation and solitude for Ohio's...
Peninsula
Located in the popular Village of Peninsula’s Historic District Peninsula Art Academy includes a fine art gallery and exhibit hall, performing arts stage and working artist studios. Walking distance from the CVNP Towpath Trail, CVSR Railway Depot,...
Cuyahoga Falls
Bomb down the 158 ft enclosed tube slide, float down the lazy river, shoot down the flume slides, swim laps or harass mum and dad with the water spray, it's going to be a good day!
Brooklyn
Offer amusement rides for children, a concession stand, arcade, and miniature golf course.
Varysburg
Tours, safaris and sleigh rides to take you over 2 miles of trails with new animals and unexpected sights at every turn. Unpredictable and exciting for children, with great seasonal offerings.
Lockport
An exciting 70-minute guided tour through America's past. You will explore the historic Erie Canal Locks 67-71, constructed in 1838. You will also view ruins from an earlier industrial age, walk safely through a water tunnel that was blasted out of s...
The Jump Yard
(103 Miles)
North Royalton
Largest indoor inflatable play land in the country.
Cleveland
Located inside Glenn's main gate, the Visitor Center features 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits.
Akron Zoo
(105 Miles)
Akron
When you visit the zoo, you'll come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
Bay Lanes
(105 Miles)
Bay Village
Classic family tenpin bowling with gutter guards and light balls to help the kids along, plus cosmic lights, great music and even karaoke!
Chuck E Cheese's
(105 Miles)
Akron
Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.
Allison Park
Zip, swing, and climb through the trees! Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor experience featuring zip lines, tarzan swings, and awesome obstacles at heights of 40-50 feet in the trees. Go Ape is a great outdoor adventur...
Wildwood
A perfect day out with the family, enjoying attraction for all ages. Go-Karts and All Outside Attractions are open...inside we have Laser Tag, Arcade, Soft Playground, and tons of food.

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Experience Childrens Museum

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Erie Maritime Museum Flagship Niagara

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Erie Zoo

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Presque Isle State Park

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Pymatuning State Park

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Mount Pleasant of Edinboro

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Conneaut Lake Park

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Waldameer Amusement Park

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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