Ultimate Summer Fun Guide for Lebanon County Families

Fun Activities For Kids In and Around Lebanon County

June 7, 2021

What is there to do with my kids in Lebanon County this summer? I probably see friends asking this question or something similar on Facebook at least once a day, if not more frequently. 

Read on to find some of the great summer family fun ideas we have put together—many of them with help from you! Each photo will take you to the full article for more details!

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Beat the Heat

From community pools to nearby creeks and lakes around Lebanon County and in our neighboring areas, we have you covered for places to beat the heat on a hot summer day.

Hang out in the air conditioning or stay dry on a rainy day by visiting one of these indoor play places!

Summer Movies

The Summer Movie Express returns to Regal Cinemas. See what family movies are playing for only $1.

Pack a blanket and catch one of the outdoor movies showing around Lebanon County this summer.


Fireworks will be held in Lebanon and at the Jonestown/Hershey KOA, along with other locations throughout the area.

Summer Camps & Summer Reading

Summer camps are still happening at some area businesses! Get the scoop in our Summer Camp Guide.

Storytimes and summer family programs are back with the Lebanon County Libraries' summer reading program.

Get Outdoors

The popular GO Lebanon outdoors program returns for another summer! The GO and Find Your Story program begins June 7.

Play mini-golf at one of these courses in Lebanon County or venture into one of our neighboring towns. We love finding places that have ice cream at the same spot (or close by!).

Explore our Lebanon County backyard with your family using the clues provided in this fun trivia trail from Visit Lebanon Valley. You can even win gift cards by submitting your photos!

Hike, Bike, and Camp

We compiled a list of favorite camping locations from families just like yours! We have them rated by distance, so check out our list!

Load up the bikes and check out one of these great Lebanon County parks or trails.

We asked local Lebanon County families for their places to walk or hike with kids.

Day Trip Ideas for Families

25+ Waterfalls to Visit in PA, from

Acrigg’s Falls and Bordner’s Cabin, Swatara Park

Army Heritage Center Foundation, Carlisle

Cape May Beach, New Jersey

Fort Hunter, Harrisburg

Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg

The Haines Shoe House, York

Indian Echo Caverns, Hummelstown

Museums, Factories, and Tours - check out this great list from our neighbors at West Chester Macaroni Kid. Due to the pandemic, please verify current info for the location before visiting.

Ocean City Beach, New Jersey

Philadelphia Zoo (scheduled to reopen July 9)

Six Flags Wild Adventure Drive-Through Safari, New Jersey

Bigger Trips

Looking for a weekend getaway or bigger vacation idea? Hop over to our Reviews from the Road!

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