Things to do in Harrisburg with kids

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Harrisburg
Offers imagination and role play for the under 5s in themed interactive environments which include Construction Zone, Art Wall, Farm and Living Forest.
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...
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...
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...
Lets Pretend
(2)
(10 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.
Dillsburg
Enjoy farming fun with wagon rides, farm stands, corn maze and pedal karts!
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.
Hershey Park
(13 Miles)
Lancaster
Rides, rides, and more rides! Did we mention there are rides?
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...
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.
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.
Alpaca Farm
(20 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...
Mexico
Buttonwood Campground offers family camping at its finest in the beautiful Juniata River Valley of Central Pennsylvania. One of the region’s newest campgrounds, we feature large, level sites – both back in and pull-thru – with 50-amp electric s...
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 ...
Lancaster
Classic family roller skating with optional Christian musical accompaniment and a special session dedicated to families.
Hands-on House
(1)
(34 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.
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.
Gettysburg
The American Civil War Museum brings history "back to life" Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, our museum is an educational and inspiring experience for families or tour groups of all ages. The museum is a "must" see for all visitors to Gettysbu...
Gettysburg
Get up close and personal with our famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends. Races, Displays, and Special Events are sure to delight the kids and "kids at heart".
Dutch Wonderland
(1)
(39 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
(40 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...
Gettysburg
offers 2 differing 18 Hole Mini Golf Courses, bounce houses and 2 exciting Go Kart Race Tracks.
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!
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...
Fairfield
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3, with one third territory for each level of ability. Plus two lift serviced tubing hills including a toddler one, and terrain park.
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...
Cascade Lake
(45 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
Ashland
Six train displays with different settings. Old Fashioned Christmas, The 50's room, The town of Ashland, Amusement park , Polar Express, and the Circus room. All o gauge trains. Animated houses,shops and amusements. It's fun for young and old alike...
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!
Mifflinburg
Featuring a swimming beach, fishing and adventure play plus hiking and biking trails for the summer; ice fishing, snow mobiling and cross country skiing in the winter.
Reading
Blue Falls Grove offers an olympic size swimming pool, a kiddie pool, and a 36-foot high, 3-flume Waterslides!
Thurmont
With 25 miles of hiking trails winding through both Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park a variety of experiences are available. The roads of the Park offer scenic driving all year; amping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, fly-fishing,...
Bloomsburg
Loads of interactive hands-on exhibits which bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor. Over 50 interactive exhibits, presentations, live animals, and special programming.
Thurmont
Get stalked by a tiger, jaguar or lion and live to tell the tale. Feel the breath of a bear, follow a fallow deer, or tickle a tortoise. Hand-feed goats, sheep, donkeys, llamas, ducks and other curious creatures in the petting area.
Reisterstown
3 Monkeys House of Bounce offers the largest indoor inflatable play center in Maryland. We offer "anytime" open bounce as well as birthday parties, group fun days, and fundraising opportunities. 3 Monkeys is extreme bouncing fun for your family!...
Boalsburg
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 30% green runs, plus tubing, terrain park and a fantastic range of summer activities.
Owings Mills
Enjoy Irvine Nature Center's resident animals, 116 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows, and an interactive exhibit hall free of charge! There are great trails for easy family nature hikes, exciting outdoor education programs, as well as a Nature...
Nottingham
Free tour behind the scenes of the famous snack factory, multi media elements, excitable guides and free tasters keep kids interested.
Reptiland
(59 Miles)
Allenwood
Reptiland is a specialized zoo that introduces visitors to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom in a safe, entertaining format. Explore the world of mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons and other rare and beautiful snakes.
Kiddie Crusoe
(60 Miles)
Timonium
features include the Kiddie City Play Arena, Ultimate Play Set, Inflatable Arena, Imaginarium Activity Room, and Wii Gaming Lounges.
Hazle
Skiing and snowboarding for beginners and experts, with lift serviced snow tubing hill and two terrain training parks.
Petersburg
Take time to explore our Discovery Rooms, tour the Raptor Center, walk the network of trails and boardwalk over the wetlands at the inflow of Lake Perez, and visit our gardens and bird feeder areas.
Tamaqua
An indoor play and party centre for kids up to 10 years. Climb and play in the tree house, navigate the tunnels and tubes, bounce in the bounce area, and slide the four big slides!
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.
Baltimore
Offers a variety of phsyical exercises and training for ages 4 months to 6 years. Their many facilities and play sets are rearranged each week for simple themes.

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

1

Dutch Wonderland

(39 Miles) Theme Parks in Lancaster

2

Lets Pretend

(10 Miles) Indoor Play in Middletown

3

Hershey Park

(13 Miles) Theme Parks in Lancaster

4

Land of Little Horses

(38 Miles) Zoos in Gettysburg

5

Curiosity Connection State Museum

(1 Miles) Kids Fun in Harrisburg

6

BounceU of Annville

(17 Miles) Indoor Play in Annville

7

Challenge Family Fun Center

(9 Miles) Kids Fun in Hummelstown

8

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

(16 Miles) Zoos in Halifax

9

Adventure Sports in Hershey

(14 Miles) Kids Fun in Hershey

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Adventure Sports in Hershey

(14 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Hershey

Fun places to visit in Harrisburg 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