Family Fun

Whether you’re looking to enjoy the area’s natural beauty, attend a fun event, or soak up some history, there's no shortage of family-friendly activities in Howard County. 

If you’re looking for a variety of outdoor things to do, explore our county’s many parks, including Patapsco Valley State Park and Centennial Park. These recreational areas offer thrilling and relaxing activities, from hiking and fishing to picnicking. 

You’ll find plenty of amusement centers for indoor fun with the family, from one-stop-shop Main Event, with bowling, virtual reality, and laser tag, to indoor go-kart racing at Autobahn Indoor Speedway. Mix fun and learning together by visiting Howard County museums and historic sites, offering hands-on educational opportunities. 

And there’s always something going on no matter what time of year you visit Howard County, which hosts a number of family-friendly events, including the Howard County Fair in the summertime. 

Scroll below to see all the family-friendly attractions in Howard County.