Recently while visiting the Lancaster area, we spent the afternoon down at the Strasburg Rail Road which is located at 301 Gap Road in Ronks, Pennsylvania. It is really easy to get to if you are visiting the Lancaster area and makes for a nice car ride with the family.
Admission varies according to age and the type of activities that you plan on enjoying. You can locate that information along with their hours of operation and event schedule by visiting the Strasburg Rail Road site online.
During certain times of the year, the Strasburg hosts different types of events. One popular event is the A Day Out With Thomas event that features Thomas the Tank Engine...every little kid's favorite blue train engine! They also host a Rolling Antique Car Event, The Great Train Robbery and many more. Some of the events are geared towards kids and others are for the adults.
If you have a train buff or collector in your family, visiting the Strasburg Rail Road makes for a great family-friendly activity. When visiting, I do recommend that you allow at least 2 1/2 hours in your schedule so that you have enough time to do activities and to explore.