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Best of Poconos Kids and Family

PoconosBest editorial team curates the best places to find the best for kids and family activties in the Poconos Mountains of Eastern, PA and serves them up to you in a fun and accessible way so you can enjoy the best the Poconos has to offer. This Best Of the Poconos is not a popularity contest where each business can vote itself in. Our editorial staff verifies that each business listed is the actual and official Best in its class by first hand experience along with the popular vote. This is the Official Best of the Poconos.


  • Ski/Board/Tubing Area For Kids - Camelback, Tannersville. 570-629-1661. The Best all around Ski Resort of 2013.

  • Restaurant with Kids - Friendly's, Rt 611, Tannersville, (It's the ice cream)

  • Historical Adventure - Quiet Valley, 1000 Turkey Hill Rd., Stroudsburg, On a fall festival weekend it's an actual trip (non virtual) through history. They'll think they went back in time. You can show them what it was like when you were a kid, (no tv, walking 13 miles through the snow to school) and they'll really appreciate what they have today.

  • Resort for Kids (well.. ok - Parents, too) - Woodloch Pines , All kids (ages 5 and older) can maximize the fun experience of the Woodloch Resort for both youngsters and parents/guardians with an offering of an extensive roster of action-packed and fun-filled activities hosted by an Activities Directors. While parents/guardians are enjoying time together, kids are welcome to participate in a wide range of exciting social & recreational interests, from volleyball to arts & crafts.

  • Animal Experience - Claws and Paws, Ledgewood Road, Lake Ariel, PA Wildlife Encounters Show During Summer and the lively animal shows where you will see baby animals, colorful parrots, and interesting reptiles all close up. You can even pet an alligator and python. (Don't worry. It's safe!} Go right in with tame deer, lambs, and goats. Pet them and give them a hug!

  • Festival for Kids - Shawnee Timber Festival, Shawnee Resort, Shawnee. But, go early, leave late eat funnel cakes and expect lots of traffic. Catch a glimpse of nature’s splendor at beautiful Shawnee Mountain Ski Area during prime fall foliage time in the Poconos! Join us for this action packed autumn event including lumberjack demonstrations, The Marvelous Mutts frisbee, agility and trick dog shows, chainsaw sculptures, live music, children’s activities and food and craft vendors galore.

  • Kid Friendly Movie Theater - Casino, Main Street, Mt. Pocono. . Like the old days, a family movie with ice cream after.

  • Nature Experience - Pocono Environmental Education Center, Bushkill. Check out the Family Nature Weekends.

  • Overwhelming Natural Wonder - Gotta be the Delaware Water Gap,. Rt 611 South of the Town. Walk the Applicahian Trail to get the full experience.

  • Waterpark - Camelbeach, at Camelback Resort, Tannersville. 570-629-1661. Open in the Summer only.

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