Top Ten Places for Kids in the Mid-Atlantic

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There’s so many cool places to travel with your kids in the Mid-Atlantic region, and they are best enjoyed in the midst of childhood.  Create some memories by taking your kids to these magical places:

1 – Virginia Safari Park

This unique drive-thru safari park had my kids collapsing in giggles. They loved feeding the friendly animals who would stick their heads right into our car. 

Virginia Safari Park
Virginia Safari Park

There’s also a part of the park that is walk through. You can pet the animals, feed budgies, and feed giraffes. More info here.

Virginia Safari Park
Virginia Safari Park

2 – Diggerland USA

This adventure theme park is a construction-loving kids’ dream! It takes equipment your kids love to watch dig in the dirt and turns them into amusement park rides. 

Diggerland USA

Enjoy operating a digger, backhoe, and more! There’s even a ropes course and playground for the smaller kids. I’d suggest waiting until your kids are over 36″ tall to visit, as most rides require the child to be that height. More info here.

Diggerland USA
Diggerland USA

3 – Dutch Wonderland

This theme park is a Kingdom for Kids! Dutch Wonderland has dinosaurs, kiddie rides, and a perfect-sized mini water park. There’s even magical characters like Duke the Dragon and Princess Brooke. 

Dutch Wonderland
Dutch Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This area of Pennsylvania has a lot of kid-friendly attractions. More info here.  For discount tickets, go here.

Dutch Wonderland
Dutch Wonderland

A kid’s paradise of dinosaurs, kiddie rides, a perfect-sized water park, and magical characters like Duke the Dragon and Princess Brooke.  More info here.  For discount tickets, go here.

4 – Legoland Discovery Center

Caters to every type of Lego-lover and throws in other fun activities that kids love.  Laser maze, 4D theatre, and plenty of build space is included.  More info here.  For discount tickets, go here.

Legoland Discovery Center
Legoland Discovery Center

5 – National Aquarium

Be intrigued as these beautiful sea creatures swim around you. Keep in mind that strollers are not permitted inside the aquarium. However, they do give out

6 – Crayola Experience

When the obsession with crayons and markers hits, take your kid to the place where they can see how they are made with many fun activities centered around the famous writing tools.  More info here.  For discount tickets, go here.

7 – Great Wolf Lodge

Catering to kids, Great Wolf Lodge and water park has hotel rooms laid out with the kids in mind. On top of the water fun, there are plenty of activities to make it a howling good time for kids. 

Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge

We’re lucky to have two Great Wolf Lodge locations in the mid-Atlantic. There’s one located in the Pocono Mountains and another in Williamsburg, Virginia.  More info here.

8 – Hersheypark and Chocolate World

The fun town of Hershey has the smell of chocolate in the air.  A world-class amusement park located beside a chocolate-lovers paradise makes for a delightful day or weekend with the kids. 

Hersheypark
Hersheypark

Chocolate World is located beside Hersheypark. There’s also several attractions at Chocolate World. One of the favorites is Make Your Own Candy Bar! More info here.

9 – Clark Elioak’s Farm

A story book come to life, you have to see it to believe it.  The old woman who lived in the shoe, a famous whale, and the three little pigs house make capturing childhood memories in a photo easy as pie.

10 – Knoebels

An old fashion amusement park that you remember from your childhood.  It’s frozen in time in the best of ways. 

Knoebels

An award winning wooden coaster and a new steel coaster beside a large a shaded kiddie area makes it a perfect family trip. Find more reasons to visit here.

Bonus – Land of Little Horses

A childhood favorite of mine, this old-time farm has a collection of miniature horses, play equipment, and hands-on activities with animals are a recipe for fun.

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