The Perfect Family Trip to Frederick County

Bring the kids on this adventure full of fun, discovery, and maybe even a little bit of learning on a visit to Frederick County, MD. 

Fun for the whole family - build your ultimate family weekend that checks all the boxes: giggles for the littles, adventures for the bigs, and of course, sweet treats for all.


Show Off Your Game 

Play your way through pinball machines, classic consoles, and skeeball at Spinners Arcade. Come back for date night and enjoy their unique collection of craft beer. Spinners is a Certified Autism Center and provides a supportive space for adults and kids with special needs to practice social and motor skills.


Playing pinball at Spinners


Say Yes to Sweets 

Let the kids loose in Gateway Candyland, a popular roadside stop selling with more than 500 types of candies, as well as soft serve, fudge, and specialty milkshakes.



Play Farmer for the Day 

Take a drive through the Middletown Valley and find out what farm life is really like on a tour of South Mountain Creamery.

FUN FACT: Visitors can book a time to feed baby calves! A hard day’s work deserves to be rewarded—treat yourself with farm-fresh ice cream while you’re there.


South Mountain Creamery


Step into Another Dimension 

Immerse yourself into new worlds at @VR, where players can choose from over 40 virtual reality games. Explore space, battle zombies, and ride a roller coaster all from the comfort of your VR station.





Battle it Out

Engage in friendly competition as you race from one activity to the next at 4D Fun Center, where you can battle one another in laser tag, bowling, and arcade games. Head to the restaurant to fuel up in between duels!



Walk on the Wild Side 

Stroll through the grounds of Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and spot animals from all over the world: lynx, lemurs, wolves, dingoes, and more. Take a safari ride for the ultimate zoo experience, and purchase food for special feeding exhibits.



Make Your Own Family Fun Adventure