Things to Do with Kids

Northern Indiana

Things to Do with Kids

Looking for activities that you can do with your kids? In this guide we share lots of different places you can check out in Elkhart County as well as Northern Indiana in general with fun filled activities and events for kids. Spending quality time with your kids is important and the bonding experiences you can have during these activities will forever live in their memory as they grow up.

Here’s things to do with your kids…

Elkhart 4H Fair

The Elkhart 4H Fair takes place every July in Goshen, Indiana. It’s a fun filled event featuring theme park rides, amazing food, and various events like concerts, demolition derby, tractor pulls, horse shows, and more. Wristband day is great for larger families as your kids can ride as many rides as they desire with an all day wristband.

Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum

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The super hero museum in Elkhart is a great place to bring your kids to show them the history of comics and super heroes. You’ll get to see the original real life props that were used in the super hero movies, like Batman, the Avengers, Spiderman, and more! The museum also has one of the largest collections of action figures in the world!

The Lerner Theatre

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The Lerner puts on movies, plays, comedy shows, and more throughout the year making it a great venue to bring the family for some entertainment. In the winter time during holiday months, your children can come watch ELF as well as various other Christmas plays and movies at the Lerner.

Pumpkin Vine Nature Trail

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Load up the bikes and take your kids to the Pumpkin Vine Nature Trail which spans over 17 miles from Goshen to Shipshewana to Middlebury, Indiana. This trail is a popular destination for bike rides or walking. You can hop on and off the trail at anytime.

Parks with Playgrounds

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If your kids love playing on playgrounds, there are no shortage of parks available in Elkhart County for the kids to explore. Some of the popular parks known for their playgrounds include Hay Park (Goshen), Pringle Park (Goshen), Shanklin Park (Goshen), Walker Park (Elkhart), and Island Park (Elkhart)

National New York Central Railroad Museum

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If your kids love trains, take them to see this historical Elkhart museum where they can learn about the New York Central and get to go inside the trains that used to pass through Elkhart County. There are still many trains that come through Elkhart County today but the NYC Railroad was a huge part of Elkhart’s history and the museum can be a fun day to learn about and explore.

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Moving to Elkhart?

We recommend giving Realtor Nick Foy a call. He works with RE/MAX Oak Crest Realty and will drop what he’s doing to pick up the phone and serve your housing needs!

You can give Real Estate Agent Nick Foy a call today at 574-387-2501 or email him at

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