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 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 and other fun things to do in the Lebanon Valley can be found below!


Download the list of Lebanon Lilly’s favorite family events to attend throughout the year and start marking your calendar to start making memories. Events like the Cherry Fair at Historic Schaefferstown, Gretna Music 4 Kids performances, and even the New Years Eve fireworks in Coleman Park can be found on this list!

Fun Near Me

Allen Theatre & Salamander Bookstore Cafe

Annville, PA - The Allen Theater features first-run movies including art and foreign selections. Dine in their coffeehouse and peruse the bookstore before or after the show!


Caffeination Station

Palmyra, PA - This friendly coffee shop serves up handcrafted breakfast items, homemade cookies, and a variety of coffees and teas. Located right by the railroad tracks, the shop's cozy interior has a charming train theme.


Cocoa Kayak

Multiple Locations - Enjoy a scenic adventure with Cocoa Kayaks, which offers guided and self-guided kayak tours on the Swatara Creek, as well as kayaking at Memorial Lake and the Union Canal. Experience the beauty of nature while paddling through serene waters.



Jonestown, PA - Frostbitez serves up soft serve and hand-dipped ice cream, as well as sundaes, floats, and other frozen desserts. Beyond their ice cream, they also host many events throughout their open-season.

Game Time Fun Center

Lebanon, PA - Enjoy thrilling arcade games, laser tag, mini-golf, and more at Game Time! Perfect for parties and group events, this fun center guarantees excitement and memorable experiences for visitors of all ages.


Grays Apple Ridge Orchard

Jonestown, PA - This orchard offers approximately 8 varieties of apples, starting the second week in September and ending the first week in December.


Gretna Theatre

Mt. Gretna, PA - This historic theater is one of America's oldest summer theatres and has been operating at the Mount Gretna Playhouse since 1927.


Iron Valley Tubing

Lebanon, PA - Iron Valley Tubing offers thrilling snow tubing adventures. With their well-maintained lanes and a convenient lift system, it's the perfect destination for family outings and group events during the snowy season.


Jigger Shop

Mount Gretna, PA - 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

Annville, PA - Klick Lewis Arena offers hockey leagues and lessons, figure skating, freestyle skating, as well as public skating opportunities.


Lancaster Cupcake

Lebanon, PA - Delight in delicious gourmet cupcakes, cake shakes, JarCakes, and so much more at Lancaster Cupcake! Visit their adorable shop and don't forget to check out their event space and catering for birthdays, weddings, and more.


Lebanon Valley Rail Trail

Multiple Trailheads, PA - This mixed-use greenway offers users of all ages and abilities the opportunity to explore the social and industrial history of our area, all while enjoy the great outdoors!

Mt. Gretna Lake & Beach

Mount Gretna, PA - Mount Gretna Lake & Beach has been enjoyed by generations and is a summer favorite escape for residents and visitors. Soak up the sun on the beach, dive from the high dive, lounge on a dock, launch off the swing, or float along in a kayak or canoe!


Mt. Gretna Roller Rink

Mount Gretna, PA - Experience the charm of the Mount Gretna Roller Rink. This historic venue offers a nostalgic roller skating experience with a lively atmosphere, perfect for family fun and special events. Enjoy a memorable outing at one of the area's most beloved attractions.


Palmyra Bowling

Palmyra, PA - Visit Palmyra Bowling for a fun and engaging bowling experience. Perfect for all ages, this family-friendly venue features modern lanes, a snack bar, and leagues for every skill level.


Paramount Sports Complex

Annville, PA - Paramount Sports Complex in Annville offers a premier destination for fitness and recreation. With state-of-the-art facilities, it provides gymnastics, cheerleading, martial arts, and fitness programs for all ages. From the rock wall to the ninja course to the Kidmazium, enjoy top-notch training and family-friendly fun at Paramount Sports Complex.


Patches Family Creamery

Lebanon, PA - Serving their community with high quality, farm fresh products - all made on the farm onsite, that's the mission at Patches Family Creamery. Enjoy a scoop of their ice cream while you watch the animals roam nearby.


Regal Lebanon Valley Stadium 10

Lebanon, PA - Regal Lebanon Valley Stadium has multiple screens featuring new release films, comfortable seating, and a concession stand.


Risser-Marvel Farm Market

Annville, PA – The Risser-Marvel Farm Market offers a farmstand, pumpkin patch to pick in the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, trike track and more.


Royal Oaks Farm

Lebanon, PA - Royal Oaks Farm offers a delightful escape with their pick-your-own flower experience. At their self-service flower farm, pick out your favorite flowers, build your very own bouquet, and take it all home in an adorable mason jar provided by the farm. And don't forget to take a few photos too!


Seltzer’s Outlet Store & Museum

Palmyra, PA - Savor the taste of tradition with Seltzer's Bologna, crafting quality beef products in Lebanon County since 1902. Explore their outlet store, now a museum, to purchase original bologna, beef sticks, and jerky, while immersing yourself in the rich history of this iconic brand.


Seyfert’s Corn Maze

Lebanon, PA - Seyfert’s Farm is home to a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, pre-picked pumpkins, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, concessions and refreshments, and a picnic area.


Sycamore Spring Orchard

Jonestown, PA - Enjoy pick-your-own apples at Sycamore Springs. Stop in at their farm market for apple cider, produce, flowers, gifts, and delicious baked goods.


The Lazer Factory

Annville, PA - The Lazer Factory in Annville is the ultimate destination for laser tag and family entertainment. Featuring an exciting laser tag arena, arcade games, and party packages, it's perfect for birthdays, group outings, and fun-filled adventures. Experience thrilling action and unforgettable memories!


Union Canal Tunnel Park

Lebanon, PA - Situated on 109 acres of meadows and woods, you will find the oldest existing transportation tunnel in the U.S - The Union Canal. The Tunnel was completed in 1827 and today is a treasured National Historic Landmark.


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