Things To Do With Kids In York, PA

Looking for things to do with your kids while you’re in York County? Good news, there is no end to the fun for young and young at heart in our area. Here are just a few of the awesome ways to keep those munchkins entertained on your next trip to York. 

Hands-on Fun

Get in the maker’s spirit first-hand. Sunrise Soap Company in historically edgy downtown York lets you get your hands dirty while making your own custom soap. Pick out a fun mold from their extensive collection in the Creation Station, mix all the ingredients, including natural pigments, scents, and even sparkles, and walk away with a souvenir of your own making.

Keystone Kidspace is a space where art, science, technology, and engineering merge to create a fun experience for the whole family. Run around, get messy and you just might learn something!

While your children play, the environment at L&E Playhouse will engage their imagination, encourage teamwork, and stimulate their natural curiosity to understand and explore the world around them.

Get Outside

Get your kids outside and into the fresh air, no matter the time of year. With 4,500 acres of public park land, you’ve got lots of exploring ahead. Check out Nixon County Park where you can explore the nature center before heading out on the many trails winding around the property. There is even a gated section where you are welcome to kick off your shoes and examine a creek and all the creatures that live there. Want a little more excitement in your outdoor time? Head up to Roundtop Mountain Resort where you can ski, snowboard, and snow tube in the winter or zipline, rock climb, and roll down in an OGO Ball during the summer. 

Steam Into Memories

For the train obsessed kids out there, York is the perfect destination. Check the schedules for one of our many historic railroads for a trip that will be both exciting and educational. Northern Central Railway offers trips on the very same rails President Lincoln rode on his way to give the Gettysburg Address. Make time to check out their awesome annual Cowboy Weekend and many other themed rides. Visit the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village and step back to 1915 when the railroad was at the center of village life. The Stewartstown Railroad Company, chartered in 1884, is one of the oldest, continuously running common-carrier railroad companies in existence. It has provided freight and passenger service to southern York County, Pennsylvania, since 1885. You can be a part of that history by taking a trip in an authentic caboose car or newly renovated passenger cars.

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