The starting point for family excursions while staying in Leavenworth would probably be the Family Fun Center, housed just off Highway 2.  Located near the city’s downtown, the Family Fun Center offers a Bavarian-themed mini-golf course, a movie theater, and venues in which to throw parties.  The movie theater, Icicle Junction Cinema, shows first-run pictures, mostly blockbusters, so as to appease younger people in your group who may be tired from hiking all day and looking at apples and such.

Another great place to take kids would be the Petting Zoo at Smallwood’s Harvest, where the adults can grab some fresh fruits and vegetables while the kids play with the various farm animals the proprietors allow to be touched.

Outdoor activities for family enjoyment are abundant: rafting, kayaking, tubing, biking, hiking, etc.   With regards to the last suggestion, Wenatchee National Forest is an excellent place to go for a family walk in the spring, summer, or fall.  

Horseback riding is also available at Eagle Creek Ranch, with the wintertime option of horse-drawn sleigh rides.

In sum, Leavenworth offers much in the way of entertainment for all ages and is thus a wonderful destination for a family road trip .