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Wildwood Park
#4 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
Take your bored kids here for a free afternoon of family fun... or walk the path with your favorite pup.
Excellent for kids and a short hike.
Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
#3 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
Thoroughly enjoyed my tour of the mansion and the history of the families who lived here with the enthusiastic, informative docent.
Wonderful place for a picnic, a great place for walking, very family friendly.
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
#6 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
That’s just amazing time and make your children enjoy farm and animals close enough to be touched and the variety of food is incredible, but the milkshakes are a MUST.
Fabulous Fun Year After Year For The Entire Family!!!
City Island
#7 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
... at night, a gorgeous waterfront mini golf course, take a train ride around the island (perfect for children!), batting cages, a very nice merry-go-round, kayak rentals for touring the many island nearby (perfe...
The owner is more than accommodating, very friendly and a place we usually frequent every 4th of July weekend as a family tradition!
State Museum of Pennsylvania
#5 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
The kids (both young and old alike) enjoyed the dinosaur and wildlife exhibits, my husband loved all of the arrow heads and artifacts, and the Indian and civil war rooms were amazing.
The focus on natural history as well as industry, anthropology, and particularly roles in the development of the nation, it's a must if you live here, and especially for children growing up here.
FNB Field
#8 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
The ballpark is exceptional with many things for kids to do.When we were there recently we were with Union local 776 and we had a meal of many items and the kids got wristbands to play in the kids zone which was r...
Don’t miss a great family fun event!
Whitaker Center
#10 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
….some might say , A family focused park on City Island, Professional Soccer and Football, Miniature Golf, The “Pride of the Susquehanna” riverboat, a effective regional Chamber of Commerce, The National Civil War...
Excellent Learning Activity for Family Fun
Riverfront Park
#9 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
Since my family lives two blocks away from the river, it is perfect for a day or evening stroll!
The path is VERY popular for dog walking, bike riding, strolls with children and picnicing!
Pennsylvania State Capitol
#1 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and answered all questions, including those from little children.
Our family chose to tour the PA state capital (as well as other locations in the area) and found it to be very interesting as well as educational.
Pride of the Susquehanna
#11 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
My family loved riding on the Pride - the staff was all really kind (especially to the kids) and we enjoyed a relaxing ride and a beautiful view of the city from the water.
My Dad really enjoyed the ride, and there were all generations on board: children, teens, parents and grand parents.
National Civil War Museum
#2 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
Sophisticated presentation, wide range of topics, situations and facts regarding the war are featured- highly recommended for families with children of appropriate age.
I really enjoyed the flow of the museum, the ongoing stories of various Civil War families and the impact of the war on their lives.
Midtown Scholar Bookstore
#47 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
Really rare items there too along with a superb space with large, cavernous main floor with seating - side rooms fir kid books and music performances - two lofts and two sub floors.
highly recommended for family visit or solo
Strites Orchard
#16 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
Family-owned and operated this farm and retail shop nourishes the whole family - from the excellent produce, fresh bakery items, honey, and assorted gourmet treasures, to the seasonal u-pick crops and outdoor amus...
We did strawberries and the kids and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Broad Street Market
#14 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
The kids enjoyed the candy stand and the chocolate walnut clusters were delicious.
Cathedral of Saint Patrick
#12 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
Pennsylvania National Fire Museum
#15 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
The horses are so realistic and any kid who loves fire trucks, will LOVE the fire truck part of the museum!
Our young children loved the sights and sounds.
Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
#19 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
Get Air
#47 of 47 things to do in Harrisburg
My children was there last summer for a friends birthday party and loved it so much my son wanted to visit for his birthday......
The massage chairs were great to enjoy while watching the kids play.