Best Rainy Day Activities for Kids

VL-Rainy Day (bounce place)

The weather in Lancaster County isn’t always perfect, but never fear. If the skies open up, there’s plenty of interesting things for kids to do indoors.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Local branch of national chain of make-your-own teddy bear stores

Park City Center, 228 Park City Center, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 393-6340

Choo Choo Barn

An enormous, highly detailed model train layout that features more than 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles and 22 operating trains.

226 Gap Rd, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-7911

Hands-on House, Children’s Museum of Lancaster

Explore interactive exhibits, experience a unique educational program and visit the Play Garden.

721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 569-5437


A Lancaster County favorite for high-tech family fun since 1999, featuring laser tag, laser light shows and more.

2050 Auction Rd, Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 492-0002

North Museum of Nature and Science

Natural history museum and planetarium. Kids can travel across the universe in the SciDome Theater, watch live animals and gawk at an amazing collection of fossils.

400 College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 291-3941

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Historic steam locomotives and rail cars, plus a hands-on model train layout and railroad-related artifacts

300 Gap Rd, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-8628

Sight & Sound Theater

Bible stories brought to life as musical plays for the whole family.

300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Strasburg, PA 17579

(800) 377-1277

Sky Zone Lancaster

Wall-to-wall trampolines thrill kids. They also have rooms for birthday parties.

1701 Hempstead Rd #102, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 208-8922

That Bounce Place

A village of inflatable bounce houses.

407 Granite Run Dr, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 569-2686

That Fish Place/That Pet Place

Large pet store with lots of fish and animals to visit

237 Centerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 299-5691

— Ryan Robinson