Family Fun



During every season, there are a variety of family fun activities in the Lebanon Valley. In the summer time, frolic in the water, relax on the beach, and enjoy a picnic at Mt. Gretna Beach & Lake. Stop by the Jigger Shop, a local restaurant serving scrumptious food and ice cream since 1895. The Lebanon Area Fair is a summer fun event of 8 fun-filled days with family-friendly concerts, track-side entertainment, agricultural demonstrations, and so much more. During any season, stay at the Holiday Inn Express, central to many attractions and conveniently located less than 10 miles from the PA Turnpike. These are only a few things for you and your family to enjoy in the Lebanon Valley! Check out what else we have to offer.

Lebanon Area Fair

Lebanon Area Fair

July 24-July 31, 2021   It’s no surprise that the Lebanon Area Fair was voted Lebanon Valley’s Best Local Event by area residents; more than 50,000 attendees flock to the Fairgrounds each summer to enjoy the annual showcase of Lebanon County agriculture, great...

There are so many family fun activities to explore in the Lebanon Valley! Download our itinerary for suggestions on things that you can do with your kids. Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor activities, there are several ideas for all age groups.

For outdoor fun:

Explore Coleman Memorial Park and explore the trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Enjoy the newest addition to the park, the bike pump track!

Experience a trip on the Swatara Creek Water Trail. Grab some tubes or kayaks and take your children for a ride down the Swatara Creek for refreshing afternoon fun. 

Head to Batz Farm, home of baby goat snuggles, pasture picnics and more. Be sure to take your camera along as your kids have a chance to enjoy quality time with the cutest little animals. 

If you are looking for a relaxing day on the beach, you can enjoy it right here in the Lebanon Valley at Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach. This private land features 8 acres of beach, with a relaxed family atmosphere. 

What better way to ejnoy some family competition that with mini golf! Head to Yogey’s Mini Golf, a pirate ship-themed experience with an ice cream parlor.

At the end of a long, fun day, you and your family deserve a sweet treat. Patches Family Creamery offers fresh milk and homemade ice cream from cow to cone. While enjoying the freshest ice cream around, your kids can enjoy the playground and cows!

For indoor fun:

If your family enjoys sports or physical actvity, head to Klick Lewis Arena. This ice arena offers public skating and family ice events. They even have ice skate rentals available!

SPLAT art studio will put your faimly’s creativity to the test! Create your own art at this family art studio. 

Nestled in beautiful Mt. Gretna, the Jigger Shop Ice Cream Parlor is one-of-a-kind! A local tradition for over 100 years, the Jigger Shop features special creations like the “Jigger Sundae” and Campfire Smore’s Sundae. 

Pur your game face on and make your way to The Lazer Factory. Boasting a 6,000 sq. ft. laser tag arena and arcade games, this is a great place to enjoy family fun. 

For a classic game of bowling, check out Palmyra Bowling. This state-of-the-art bowling alley features 32 lanes and makes for great fun. 

Relax indoors at The Allen Theatre! This one screen theatre shows classic movies, new releases, as well as live events in an old school fashion. 

Grab your skates and prepare for real fun at Mt. Gretna Roller Rink! Enjoy open skate to old-school pop hits or live organ music. 

Allen Theatre & Backstage Cafe

The Allen Theater features first-run movies including art and foreign selections. Dine in their award-winning coffeehouse before or after the show!

Batz Farm

This family farms offers all kinds of farm events, including goat snuggles, pasture picnics, and more. For the full experience, book your stay at their Goat Hollow Cabin right on […]
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Cocoa Kayak

Offering kayak rentals and transportation to and from the creek’s various access points.
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Coleman Memorial Park

Once a grand estate of the Coleman Family with mansions, stables, an ice-house, and gate house, it lives on today as a community-focused park with an amphitheater, ball fields, and playgrounds.
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Jigger Shop

Nestled in the heart of Mt. Gretna for over 100 years, The Jigger Shop is not only an attraction, but a tradition!

Klick Lewis Arena

Klick Lewis Arena offers Hockey leagues and lessons, figure skating, freestyle skating, as well as public skating opportunities.
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Lazer Factory

The Lazer Factory offers all of America’s most popular games including 6,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art laser tag arena.

Mt. Gretna Lake

Centered in Mount Gretna, this lake has been enjoyed by generations and a summer favorite escape for residents and visitors.

Mt. Gretna Roller Rink

Mt Gretna Roller Rink was built in the 1890's and has been a roller rink since the 1930's.

Palmyra Bowling

Palmyra Bowling is a state of the art modern 32 lanes center that has been family owned and operated since 1981.

Patches Family Creamery

Serving their community with high quality, farm fresh products - all made on the farm onsite.

Splat Studio™

An instructional arts and crafts studio providing hands-on creative opportunities for ages 2 through adult.
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Yogey’s Miniature Golf Course & Ice Cream Parlor

Join us for a round of golf and a delicious ice cream treat! Consistently voted the best miniature golf course in the Lebanon Valley.
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