Under 5 Guide: 10+Things To Do With Littles In York & Adams County

By Sarah Frane Macaroni Kid Gettysburg-Hanover December 17, 2023

Looking for fun activities you can do with your baby or toddler? We often hear from a lot of caregivers that caring for younger children can feel isolating and that finding support, as well as friends, can be a struggle. To help we’ve created an Under 5 Guide filled with suggestions for classes and activities that we hope will help inspire you to get out of the house and interacting with others! 

1. Storytime at the Library

With 13 local York County & 6  Adams County libraries to choose from there is a wide variety of baby, toddler, and preschool storytimes as well as special events happening weekly. 

Click here to find out the info for your local York County Library. 

Click here to find out the info for your local  Adams County Library. 

2. Adams County Arts Council Music Together Classes

Share a love of music with your infant, toddler, preschooler, and kindergartener in these interactive family classes. Have fun with singing, fingerplays, creative movement, and instrument exploration as part of a nurturing musical community. Music Together is the leader of research-based, early-childhood music and movement programs, recognizing that everyone has the ability to sing in tune, keep a beat, and experience world cultures through music. 

Click here for full details for the upcoming sessions

3. The Curious Little Playhouse Hanover

The Curious Little Playhouse is a hands-on indoor kid's play space and toy store where adults and kiddos can let their imagination run wild during their 2-hour play session in their HUGE playroom. 

Click here for hours, admission, and upcoming event info. 


4.COB51 Art Studio 

In addition to their open creativity hours, and special events COB51 Art Studio offers a Preschool Storytime and  Craft time throughout the year!  Story Time is great for ages 2-5!
During each session children will enjoy a different book and create a project based on the book! Visit their website for info on upcoming storytimes. 

5. Music and Motion

Music and Motion offer families a special way to spend a morning together, reconnect at the end of the workday, or to start off your Saturday. 

They offer two 10-week semesters (Fall & Spring) and two 5-week mini sessions (Winter & Summer).

Click here for the full schedule and more details. 

6. Center of the Arts 

Center of the Arts offers the following dance classes: 




For pricing and schedule info click here

7. United Athletics 

Looking for a way to keep your littles active? United Athletics offers the following classes: 

Baby Ninja (walking-3years)

Pre-K Super Fit


Click here for full details

8. NEXTStep Martial Arts

NEXTStep Martial Arts' Little Ninjas (ages 3-4 years ) is the only Martial Arts program in the area, for ages 3-4, that allows children to experience a unique, skill building, super fun class!

Click here to learn more

9. The Edge Dance Complex 

TUTU'S AND TUMBLING is a  Ballet/Tumbling Combo offered at  The Edge Dance Complex suitable for ages 3-4.  Children will learn basic ballet positions, movement, and terminology to build motor skills, grace, and confidence. 

Click here to learn more.


10. Always Dancing LLC

Always Dancing LLC offers  the following classes for children as young as 18 months: 


Ages:  18 months - 2 years
Classes: This class includes parent/guardian involvement


Ages:  2 years - 3 years
Classes: This class does not require parent/guardian involvement


Ages: 3 years - 4 years
Classes: Creative Movement, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop

For the full class descriptions and details  click here 

11. Li’l Dumplings at Hollabough's 

Li’l Dumplings program is for children ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver. Kids who participate in our Little Dumplings program will:

  • Enjoy story time with a book related to the theme.
  • Learn about various aspects of farming with hands-on activities.
  • Take home something special each week – from hand-picked fruit to a hand-made craft!

Sessions occur on Thursdays at 10am or 3pm.

 Click here to register 


12. YMCA 

Our local YMCA branches offer a wide variety of programs as well as weekly Caregiver and Me Swimming classes. 

Click here for a full list of options for the Hanover  & Littlestown YMCA  locations


The YWCA offers a variety of fun and educational programs as well as special events throughout the year. 

Click here for info on the Hanover YWCA 

Click here for info on the Gettysburg-Adams County YWCA

14. Macaroni Kid Pop-Up Playdates

In addition to our FREE newsletter and events calendar, Ms. Sarah hosts special Macaroni Kid Pop-Up Playdate events at local businesses and Parks throughout the year. Visit our FB page or FREE online event calendar for upcoming dates. 

Know of a class, program or playtime that should be added to our list? Email the info to and we will ist it for FREE.