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

Located just outside picturesque Millersburg, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art is dedicated to connecting people with nature and the arts. With twelve miles of hiking trails, art gallery, gift shop, and unique special events; the Ned Smith Center is your destination for family fun… just 30 miles north of Harrisburg.

176 Water Company Rd
Millersburg,
PA
US

Momentum Fitness Center embraces guests of all ages, shapes, and sizes, with one stipulation: they must be female. At the women-only gym, the owner—a woman tired of trying and failing with fad diets—and more than 40 female employees foster an atmosphere of encouragement to help other gals get in shape. Like minimalist interior designers, they believe a simple approach yields the best results and incorporate this philosophy into nutritional counseling and women-only fitness classes. The instructors lead almost 100 classes per week with something for all tastes and skill levels, from Intro to Mat Pilates to BodyCombat, a fast-paced sequence of karate, boxing, kung fu, and tai kwon do moves.

The ties of camaraderie also seep into the common workout areas, two of which host cardio and strength equipment. That’s in addition to four studios for classes and group training, a private Pilates Reformer studio, and a sauna. While moms are in class or enjoying a mani-pedi or massage at Breathe Salon, kids gather at the childcare center.

5103 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg,
PA
US

With 13 paintball fields spanning 39 acres, Linglestown Paintball provides a diverse landscape that accommodates both beginners and experienced dye jobbers. Woodsy warzones stand side by side with urban-inspired combat fields, re-creating any typical office environment. Safety is a top priority at Linglestown, with individual referees provided for each group and players matched based on experience levels, reducing the threat of harm to novice competitors and fast-moving mannequins. For those ready to stock up on gear over experience, the paintball pro shop is chock-full of Airsoft battlewear, weaponry, accessories, and a store starter package priced at $150.

7548 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

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