It's raining, it's pouring, your kids say "this is boring."

When the weather forecast is making your kids feel restless, there are plenty of rainy day activities in Lancaster County to keep them busy.

This list is by no means complete; it is merely a starting point. 

Add your suggestions in the comments.

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'Largest indoor inflatable park' in Pa. opens here

Larry Barnes of Nanticoke, left, and David Barnes of Elizabethtown try out the big slide Thursday at That Bounce Place in Granite Run Corporate Center. (Suzette Wenger / Staff)

Parents can kick back while kids jump in a village of inflatable bounce houses, go through obstacle courses and play on slides. Bonus: There's a dedicated toddler area.

Location: 407 Granite Run Dr, Lancaster 

Choo Choo Barn

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Watching the Choo Choo Barn display in Strasburg are, from left, Margriet Bosman, Marijn Boomars, Mirabelle Boomars and Thije Boomars who are visiting from the Netherlands.

An enormous, highly detailed model train layout that features more than 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles and 22 operating trains.

Location: 226 Gap Rd, Strasburg


Indoor Play

Edwin Rivera, 6, puts his hands in the air as balls rain down in the Ballocity indoor play structure at Go'N Bananas.


Go-N-Bananas houses a variety of attractions to entertain the kiddos including an 85-seat café, 24-player laser tag, bumper cars, mini-bowling, a ropes course and a 60-game arcade.

Location: 1170 Garfield Ave., Lancaster

Hands-on House, Children’s Museum of Lancaster

Museum Month: Mascot Roller Mills, Hands-on House

The Hands-on House. (Suzette Wenger / Staff)

Explore interactive exhibits, experience a unique educational program, visit the Play Garden and learn about art and science in the clubhouse.

Location: 721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster


teen COVER STORY: Saturday night live

Looking for live music -- and laser tag? Laserdome is the place to be Saturday nights. (LNP FILE)

Play laser tag in a 9,000-square-foot arena, get lost in a laser maze and listen to your favorite songs in a 360-degrees laser show.

Location: 2050 Auction Rd, Manheim

North Museum of Nature and Science

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Hillary Glenn, vistor services at the North Museum , is shown with the rocks under long wave UV light in the new booth at the museum.

At this natural history museum and planetarium, kids can travel across the universe in the SciDome Theater, observe reptiles and amphibians and explore an amazing collection of fossils.

Location: 400 College Ave, Lancaster

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Visitors line up to board some of the trains on a previous Charter Day at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

Historic steam locomotives and rail cars are featured here, as well as a hands-on model train layout and railroad-related artifacts.

Location: 300 Gap Rd, Strasburg

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Preview scene from the upcoming production of "Samson" at Sight & Sound Theater, introduced Tuesday evening in Ronks.

Bible stories are brought to life on a panoramic stage at this popular Lancaster County attraction for locals and tourists alike. 

Location: 300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Strasburg

Sky Zone Lancaster

Sky Zone

Fifteen-year-old twins, Liz, left, and Sarah Bierly perform aerial stunts at the Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The 28,000-square-foot facility has wall-to-wall trampolines for kids to bounce on and rooms for birthday parties.

Location: 1701 Hempstead Rd #102, Lancaster

With over 88,000 square feet of pet supplies and aquarium supplies, That Fish Place-That Pet Place has been called the largest pet store in the world. The Fish Room is one of the largest retail fish holding facilities on the East Coast. Visitors can also check out the free Pirate's Cove Touch Tank where they can pet real stingrays, just like in a public aquarium.

Location: 237 Centerville Rd, Lancaster

Turkey Hill Experience

Turkey Hill Experience

Learn how Turkey Hill ice cream is made, sit in a milk truck or milk mechanical cows. And, of course, there are plenty of ice cream samples, too. 

Location: 301 Linden St, Columbia