Activities in Colonial Park

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• For $8, you get two roller skating admissions, plus skate rental and two slices of pizza (a $15.60 value). • For $37, you get a basic birthday party package for one child and up to seven guests (a $75 value). Birthday parties are available Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons as well as Wednesday evenings; parties may also be scheduled for a Friday or Saturday evening for an additional $1–$1.50 per guest.

1099 Highway 225
Herndon,
PA
US

Though it looks old-timey, The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat is actually a late 20th-century creation, built and launched in 1988. Yet it still harks back to simpler times such as the 1800s or last Thursday, with mahogany woodwork lining the interior, punctuated by stained-glass ceilings and a front bar covered in copper and brass tacks. As guests enjoy cruising the Susquehanna River, they might enjoy a tasty dinner or just see the sights along the shore. On the boat, Susquehanna River School teaches students of all ages about the history and natural wonders of the mighty river, and what's being done to preserve them.

City Island
Harrisburg,
PA
US

Every Friday and Saturday night, the lights at all three ABC Lanes locations go dark. In their place, disco, black, and laser lights illuminate lanes. The change of scenery announces the start of cosmic bowling, whose glow-in-the-dark games, played against a pulsating soundtrack, last until 2 a.m.

The rest of the week, open bowling sessions, league games, and tournaments unfold on the lanes, which total up to 46 at ABC's Mechanicsburg location. A smoke-free establishment, ABC Lanes can even accommodate junior bowlers with plenty of bumper lanes. Before and after games at all three locations, guests can update their gear at the pro shop or kick back with draft beers in the lounge.

5303 Locust Ln.
Harrisburg,
PA
US

Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

15 N 5th St
Lemoyne,
PA
US

Bettering your golf game is what's at the center of the fun at Bumble Bee Hollow— and it all comes back to director of golf Lorraine Klippel, an LPGA Master and Hall of Famer. Starting with the facility's driving range, golfers come to launch practice shots from more than 50 upper and lower hitting stalls. That's a lot of space dedicated to the long game, yet Lorraine still made sure to carve out areas where players can work on their softer swings. You can encounter that action in Bumble Bee's pitching and putting areas, or on the 18-hole mini-golf course, where the putting tracts were designed to mimic the gentle contours of real greens.

4201 Linglestown Rd
Harrisburg,
PA
US

Twin Ponds East?one of the Twin Ponds family rec center's two complexes?lies on the same location of an old farm and its ponds, where Mr. Patton and his brothers used to play ice hockey. Today, its two indoor ice rinks keep games going year-round, even when most hockey players migrate to Antarctica for the summer.

Twin Ponds West adds even more places to skate, including an NHL standard size rink, though hockey isn't the only thing on visitors' agendas. The rinks welcome figure skaters as well as the general public, who can also take classes to help them navigate the ice with ease. Additionally, Twin Ponds West provides space for other sports, including baseball, lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer on an indoor turf field.

3904 Corey Rd
Harrisburg,
PA
US