Lancaster PA is close enough that you can make it a day trip, but if you are planning to go, make sure to spend a day or two more in the area! My kids are 4 and 2 years old and these are our top things to do with toddlers in Lancaster PA.
Lancaster PA with Toddlers
1. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
A unique place where fun and farming come together. 60 attractions including: a corn maze that is rated Top 10 in the U.S., cow milking barn, watching how chicks are born, a mini town, apple blasters, cabin building, wagon tours, and more.
2. Strasburg Railroad
Ride behind a real, operating steam locomotive that takes you through the heart of Pennsylvania Amish Country. Find tickets HERE and mark your calendars for Specialty and Holiday Trains that are fan favorites!
3. Dutch Wonderland
With over 30 rides 20 of which my 30″ toddler could ride, Dutch Wonderland is must for small children. The kids have a blast and the size of the park, shows, and experience is great for young kids. Take a peek at our Instagram Reel and take a look at their map before visiting for the first time.
4. Red Caboose Hotel
Take a Buggy ride from the Red Caboose Motel and see the largest Amish community in the United States. You can also stay the night here or eat a meal here too. It’s a fun hub!
5. Turkey Hill experience
For all ice cream lovers out there! Eat unlimited samples of ice cream, play, learn, and make your own ice cream flavor in the Taste Lab. Be sure to secure your tickets early. These experience tickets do sell out!
6. Hands-on House Children’s Museum
Hands-on House Children’s Museum has a little market, STEM Lab, little farm, construction zone, and outdoor play area. It’s perfect for toddlers that love imaginative play! They also offer lots of unique daily opportunities with admission.
7. Tiny town
When the weather’s a little too wet, hot or cold to be venturing out, Tiny Town has 11 playhouses to keep toddlers happy! There are lots of creative play opportunities and young children keep busy, busy, busy.
There is definitely a lot of fun things to do with toddlers in Lancaster PA. An authentic Amish experience, outdoor (and indoor) activities, the super fun Dutch Wonderland, ice cream making, and more! And if you are looking for more things to do this summer, be sure to check the 101 things to do with kids guide.