Finding inexpensive activities in York Pennsylvania with Kids is always a challenge but York offers more than the average town. It is known as the Factory Capital of the World. Kids are welcome at all the tours and most are 100% Free. Factory tours are a great way to learn about the industry, technology, engineering, and potential carriers.
We actually came to York because it was less expensive and only an hour from Hershey, PA. Our main reason was to attend America’s Largest RV Show, the Hershey RV Show, and the largest antique automobile flea market is held every year at Hershey Park. We found a great little campground, right off PA Highway 30, Ben Franklin Campground. A family-owned campground that is making huge improvements, is extremely friendly and will go out of its way to help anyone.
Seven Fantastic things to do while visiting York PA with Kids
A great history lesson, free if you take the car tour. We suggest hiring a personal guide to take you on the car tour and tell your carload about the battle at Gettysburg. We plan on doing this next time we visit.
World of Chocolate
This is a must-see and the kids will love it. It is also free but doesn’t forget to leave without buying some chocolate. They also offer a 20-minute tram tour that tells how chocolate’s made with singing cows, animated Kiss’ and Reese’s.
World’s largest Hershey RV show
This is a must-see and a place to get a great deal if you are looking for a new RV. We suggest the 3-day pass, which will get you two days free. We went for four days and were not sure if we saw everything. This is a great place to talk to factory reps and see new models but bring your walking shoes.
They offer the free tour (60 min long) or the paid tour ($35 per person for 90 min long). We chose the free tour and were amazed at how clean the factory was, the new technology, and how the bikes were made. I suggest getting there early because it fills up fast and it’s first to come first to take the tour.
America’s largest antique automobile flea Market
This was a lot of fun to see antique cars. We had a blast walking through the maze of parts, signs, toys, parts, and even cars for sale. It is a lot of walking but if you are looking for a part you can’t find this is the place to come.
Watch Museum and School
We really enjoyed talking with the students and learning about how watches and clocks get fixed and maintained. I think this is my hubby’s favorite and is still considering going to school one day to become a watch expert. We suggest calling to make reservations because this is a working school and their time is valuable, but they love guests.
Big G ice-cream shop
We found this ice cream shop while visiting Gettysburg. Not only did we have some amazing ice cream but learned about the witness tree. The owner loves to tell the story about the history of the old building. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop in the back where there are shirts and fun souvenirs from Gettysburg.
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