Looking for kid-friendly things to do in Lancaster? You might be pleasantly surprised to discover Bird-in-Hand offers the ultimate Lancaster County experience for all ages. Our unique village welcomes visitors with warm hospitality and good food passed down from generation to generation. From scenic farmlands and delicious, farm-fresh food to live shows and family-friendly entertainment, Bird-in-Hand has a lot to explore.
Family Fun in Bird-in-Hand
Smucker Ice Cream Social
As a summer guest of one of our Bird-in-Hand lodging properties, you are welcome to enjoy a complimentary ice cream social. The premium artisan ice cream is homemade by Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe featuring local fruit, all-natural flavorings, and tasty stir-ins from the bakery’s original recipes.
Spend your evening out in the fresh air and enjoy the distinct flavors of Amish country at our Cornfield Banquet. Your family will work up an appetite by riding on the hayride and exploring the corn maze. Complete the day with an extensive, farm-fresh meal sampling the best of Lancaster County with barbeque chicken, freshly picked corn-on-the-cob, Pennsylvania Dutch chow chow, and famous whoopie pies from Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe.
Marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers – these three simple ingredients are the foundation of the most fantastic dessert and family experience. We’ll provide the firepit and s’more fixings while you enjoy two hours making memories together.
Water’s Edge Mini Golf
Bring your “A” game and tee off at the Water’s Edge Mini Golf in Bird-in-Hand. Putt your way through the beautifully landscaped, water-filled miniature golf course and finish your round of golf with ice cream and other snacks from the snack bar.
The Bird-in-Hand Stage brings live, family-friendly entertainment to Amish Country. Talented casts captivate with authenticity, comedy, and wonder. Choose from various showtimes and enjoy a meal with your family at our on-site restaurant, Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord.
Bird-in-Hand Petting Zoo
Tucked behind Water’s Edge Mini Golf, you’ll find a family-friendly petting zoo, featuring animals of all shapes and sizes. The petting zoo is a favorite attraction for kids to see llamas, goats, sheep, chickens, and more up close.
For a day of excitement, filled with over 35 rides, attractions, and shows, visit Dutch Wonderland. Designed for young children and their families, the amusement park is a premier family theme park in Pennsylvania.
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Extend your fun at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, located in the heart of Lancaster County. The farm is home to the Amazing Maize, an interactive, 5-acre corn maze with over 2.5 miles of paths, bridges, and clues. With over 50 fun farm activities like country pig races, pumpkin patch, wagon rides, and petting zoo, your family is sure to find something they’ll enjoy.
Strasburg Rail Road
Follow the train to Strasburg Rail Road, the oldest continuously operating railroad in the western hemisphere. Explore the scenic beauty of Lancaster County while riding a restored steam locomotive or passenger car.
You certainly won’t get bored in Bird-in-Hand. Our village is a great place to make family memories and enjoy your time together. But don’t just take our word for it. Get out and enjoy the many kid-friendly things to see and do in Bird-in-Hand.