Family Fun Days at Strites’ Orchards

Strites Orchard in Harrisburg PennsylvaniaAs grandparents, we enjoy taking our grandchildren out and about for various types of play dates. Since we’re located in central Pennsylvania, we have access to New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland and Ohio are all within a few hour’s drive from our home.

In our area there are a lot of farms, fruit orchards, farmer’s markets, petting zoos, museums, art centers, wildlife parks, etc. that offer all kinds of free and low-cost activities for kids and families to enjoy.

Strites Orchard in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Strites’ Orchards is located in Harrisburg Pennsylvania and offers fun activities & theme’d festivals spring, summer and fall. During the spring season they have a strawberry festival and families can go for pick-your-own strawberry days! During these festivals they have craft activities for the kids to-do, face painting and other fun things.

During the summer season they plan theme’d festivals where they offer craft activities, pick-your-own days, face painting, wagon rides, ice cream, food vendor truck days, etc.

Strites Orchard in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

When fall rolls around we love taking the grandchildren to Strites’ Orchard to enjoy their corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkin picking, fall crafts, etc. The kids absolutely love it and it’s a family tradition to always go at least one time during the fall season.

So, if you’re looking for some fun things to do with the family, consider getting out of the city and into the countryside by looking for local fruit orchards, farms and farmer’s markets that offer family days and activities. Often times the one’s that we find…we find on our own by looking at different websites…rarely do we see huge advertisements for them.

Strites Orchard in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

If you’re in the central Pennsylvania area, you’ll find Strites’ Orchard located on Chambers Hill in Harrisburg and they’re open year-round. Sign-up for their free email list or follow them on Facebook for regular updates on festivals and family activities.

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I would love to visit these orchards and when my grandkids are older I would take them there too.

  2. Susan Hartman says:

    I love in north west New Jersey so I watch your blog carefully. Im always looking for ideas for my young grandchildren. We are lucky to have some farms arounfd here that have festivals. They are such fun.

  3. heather says:

    I love going to places like these in the country much better than any mall trip. The strawberry festival sounds like something I would have fun doing too. I think it is so important for children to experience farms and petting zoos.

  4. I know they have strawberry festivals about an hour away in Oxnard, CA, but I haven’t taken advantage of all the activities available around here at all. Growing up,I lived closer to Indiana than Pennsylvania, near the state boarder in fact, so rarely trekked there and am now sorry I missed all the activities out that way. I’d love to visit a fruit orchard and there should be plenty around here.

  5. Tamra Phelps says:

    I love places like this. Orchards & farmers’ markets are both places I could roam for hours! I love finding great fresh produce & homemade goodies.

  6. Cathy Jarolin says:

    My Grand Children would love it if we lived in central Pennsylvania. You have so many activities around you, it’s just Awesome. We live in a small town in Illinois about 80 miles southwest of Chicago! Not a lot to do. In the early fall we have Harvest Days which is fun. There is a carnival, Craft markets, food drink and entertainment! The kids look forward to it every year. We moved here 12 yrs ago from the Chicago suburbs right next to O’hare Airport!! Much more peaceful here.which we appreciate! Thank You for sharing your fun filled post!!