The beautiful Poconos region offers an almost endless list of opportunities for family fun. If you’re looking for a family vacation they’ll never forget, you’re in luck! Get ready to enjoy thrilling waterparks, encounter wildlife, embark on exciting adventures, and create lifelong memories. We’ve got some of the best family-friendly activities in the Poconos in this guide! Let’s get started:
Split Rock Hotel’s H2Oooohh! Indoor Waterpark
Gear up for a splashing good time at Split Rock Hotel’s H2Oooohh! Indoor Waterpark. With thrilling water slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, and interactive play areas, this water wonderland guarantees a day of fun for the whole family.
Knoebels Amusement Resort (Games, Golf, Pool & Waterslides)
Get ready for a day filled with excitement at Knoebels Amusement Resort. This family-friendly resort features a range of attractions including rides, games, a refreshing pool, and exciting waterslides. Mini-golf enthusiasts will enjoy it too, as they offer a scenic course!
Claws “N” Paws Wild Animal Park
Take a wild adventure when you visit Claws “N” Paws Wild Animal Park, where you’ll encounter magnificent creatures up close. From lions and tigers to playful bears and adorable lemurs, they offer a unique opportunity to observe and learn about various wildlife species. Open seven days a week, Claws “N” Paws promises an unforgettable day of animal encounters for the whole family.
Costa’s Family Fun Park
If you’re looking for loads of fun, head to Costa’s Family Fun Park. Featuring mini-golf, go-karts, batting cages, swimming pools, bumper boats, and much more! You can stay busy for an entire day here. Race against your loved ones on the go-kart track, practice your swing at the mini-golf course, or cool off in the inviting pools. Costa’s Family Fun Park is guaranteed to provide laughter and excitement for everyone.
If you’re an adventurous group, WRA Biking is the perfect choice. Explore the scenic Lehigh Gorge trails of the Poconos on a bicycle adventure. Want to bring the little ones along too? WRA Biking offers tow-behind trailers and child tag-alongs, ensuring that even the youngest members of your family can join in on the fun. Experience the breathtaking views and create lifelong memories on two wheels when you visit here.
Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary in Jim Thorpe
Wander amongst lush gardens and witness the beauty of countless butterflies fluttering around you at the Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary in Jim Thorpe. This amazing experience is educational and entertaining for visitors of all ages. Bring along your camera to capture the colors and extraordinary moments forever.
Spruce Ridge Reindeer
Experience the magic of the holidays all year at Spruce Ridge Reindeer. This family-run farm offers a delightful opportunity to meet and interact with reindeer year round. You can pet, feed, and learn fascinating facts about them in a very picturesque setting. This is a stop that your kiddos will really appreciate and remember!
Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
For an unforgettable experience with rescued farm animals, schedule a visit to Indraloka Animal Sanctuary. They provide a safe haven for farm animals who are in need and offer guided tours (by appointment). Don’t forget: these must be booked in advance, as unscheduled visits are not accepted. Here you and your family can learn all about the stories of resilience and compassion, while experiencing the transformative power of kindness. It’s a great place….with a great message!
The Stourbridge Line – Superhero & Princess Excursion
Calling all little heroes and princesses! Hop aboard The Stourbridge Line’s Superhero & Princess Excursion for a whimsical train ride in the picturesque Poconos with a chance to meet your favorite characters. Restrooms are available on board, ensuring a comfortable and magical journey for everyone. Mark your calendar for this unforgettable event on Saturday, September 23rd!
Satisfy your need for speed with a visit to Pocono Go-Karts. Here you can race against family and friends on the many go-kart tracks, and experience the fun of friendly competition. With various track options and age-appropriate speeds, drivers of any and all levels can enjoy the fun.
Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
Embark on an educational and unforgettable underground experience at the Lackawanna Coal Mine. Learn more about the area’s history as knowledgeable guides lead you through the tunnels, sharing stories of coal mining’s past. This immersive tour is guaranteed to provide an amazing glimpse into the region’s heritage, and is suitable for curious minds of any age.As you can see, the Poconos provide an endless array of family-friendly activities sure to provide new and unforgettable vacation memories. Whether you’re seeking wildlife encounters, waterpark fun, outdoor adventure, or even educational experiences, the Poconos has it all. And with an amazing roster of luxury vacation rental properties as your cozy retreat, Pocono Mountain Rentals is sure to have the perfect home base for exploring this amazing destination. So pack those bags, gather the family together, and prepare for an adventure-filled getaway in the Poconos!Greg Petrillo