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This book has some good ideas for activities in the Philadelphia and Lancaster County areas:
Amusement Parks and Water Fun
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
A big amusement park with rollercoasters and other rides, plus water park rides.
A family amusement park.
The sweetest amusement park ever features over 60 rides, family entertainment, and fun for the whole family (plus lots of chocolate!)
Swimming, gyms, plus all sorts of classes.
Seame Street themed amusement park.
Something Everyone Can Do
Looking for things to do together? Here are some great ideas that will be fun for the biggest and littlest members of your family. Don’t have kids? That’s ok! Check these places out anyway – There is no age limit on fun!
Things To Do
Features nearly 200000 square feet of sea life and wildlife.
The Amish Village
Tour an Amish Village and get an insider's view of how an Amish community works and lives.
Arnold's Family Fun Center
Arnold's Family Fun Center offers go-karts, laser tag, bumper cars, duck pin bowling, inflatable bounces, and the largest arcade in the area.
Battleship New Jersey
Take a tour of the nations' most decorated and largest battleship. You can sit in the Admiral's chair and lay in the bunks.
An ice rink with public skating and hockey.
The Crayola Factory
Although it is not the real factory there is a visitor’s center with all sorts of interactive activities.
West Berlin, NJ
Diggerland USA is a construction themed adventure park where children and families can drive, ride and operate ACTUAL machinery.
Elmwood Park Zoo
150 animals on 16 acres including children's petting barn.
The Franklin Institute
This science museum has an IMAX theater and a lot of really good traveling exhibits.
Grand Slam USA
Grand Slam offers sports activities, laser tag, minigolf, rides, games and attractions for the whole family.
Herr's Snack Factory Tours
Take a tour of the Herr's factory and taste warm, freshly cooked potato chips straight from the conveyor belt!
Bowling and arcade games.
Martin Guitar Factory and Museum
Tour the real factory and see guitars being made.
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Experience the fantasy and relive the romance and adventure of bygone days and knights.
This is America's first zoo, and is home to more than 1300 animals, many who are rare or endangered.
Please Touch Museum
A hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore together.
QVC Studio Tour
West Chester, PA
A guided walking tour of the studio about multimedia retailing.
The local minor league baseball team always has fun games.
The closest theaters are Oaks or King of Prussia.
Sky Zone Oaks
Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park. They have wall-to-wall trampolines, a foam cube pit, basketball hoops for slam dunks, and SkyRobics classes.
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
This three story house is entirely play space and the playground is 6 1/2 acres and includes a giant wooden slide.
The United States Mint
The Mint offers free tours and you can actually see coins being made. Visitors also learn about the history of the Mint, and the process of making coins.