There is nothing I dislike more than going out, only to have an unruly child disrupt what I am trying to enjoy, be it a good meal or otherwise. There really isn’t a shortage of childfree things to do in Harrisburg, you just have to know where to look. The following is a list of things you can do to make the most of your week or weekend with very little possibility of encountering a child. So, grab your childfree friends so you don’t have to talk to the parents who left their kids with a sitter, and have some fun!
There are many local breweries in the Harrisburg area that offer tours to give visitors who are over 21 a behind the scenes look at brewery operations. Troeg’s in Hershey, Tattered Flag in Middletown, and the Lancaster Brewing Company are all breweries that offer tours. Visit their websites to learn what times tours are offered.
If beer isn’t your beverage of choice, Central PA is also home to many wineries that offer tours and tastings. The Vineyard at Hershey in Middletown has music festivals and VIP tastings. Armstrong Valley Winery in Halifax has music events, festivals, and a tasting room. Allegro Winery in Brogue has a tasting room on site, a wine bar in York, and can be found at wine fests throughout the area.
Paint & Create
Paint & Create has studios in Harrisburg and Lemoyne. It is locally owned and BYOB. Art supplies are provided and no experience is necessary. Book a private party for all your childfree friends to relax and have a good time.
If you just want some time to yourself, book a massage at one of the many massage centers in the area. You’ll have your choice of hot stone, deep tissue, or Swedish massage. I highly recommend East Shore Therapeutic Massage.
Exercise classes are a great way to stay healthy and have fun. Just Plain Yoga in Camp Hill offers yoga classes for adults of all abilities. Classes are offered every day of the week. The Pilates Experience in Harrisburg offers barre and mat classes and even an aerial yoga class. Private training is also available.
Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and do something you enjoy. Many animal rescues require volunteers to be over 18. A few of my favorite rescues in the area are The Best Little Cat House in PA, Loving Care Cat Rescue, and the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area. If you prefer helping adults and seniors, Meals on Wheels allows you to deliver meals or grocery shop for those who cannot leave their house. Volunteering at the Dauphin County Prison may also be an interesting experience. Work with existing programs to teach bible studies or reading and writing classes.
Adult Programs at the Library
Dauphin County Library, Cumberland County Library, and the Lancaster Public Library all offer a wide variety of programs for adults including: book clubs, craft clubs, computer classes, cultural programs, and movies.
I can’t guarantee you won’t run into a child when you go hiking, but if you choose a more difficult trail, it should decrease the odds. Take a picnic and have a quiet lunch in the middle of nature, work on your photography skills, or just take a walk. Be sure to pack water so you stay hydrated! Visit Explore PA Trails to find a trail near you!
I hope you enjoyed this list of childfree things to do in Harrisburg. What are your favorite childfree things to do or places to go?