Things to do in BURLINGTON with kids

Lighthouses, battleships, wildlife, thrilling roller coasters, pirates…and ghosts? Seem like a place your kids will love? Best get to North Carolina pretty quickly then!

This incredible state has SO much to do for kids…here’s why!  How about climbing aboard the historic Battleship USS North Carolina? Kids can experience true history (AND search for those ghosts at the same time!).  There is farm fun with places like Winterpast Farm and Hill Ridge Farms - or perhaps they want some of the BIGGER animals with North Carolina Zoo and the rehabilitative Aloha Safari Zoo.

The whole family can get their big thrills at Tweetsie Railroad or Ghost Town In The Sky (only for those brave outlaws) - oh yes, the pirates! North Carolina Maritime Museums can take kids back to the times of Blackbeard!

There are incredible gem fun with Gold City Gem Mine, and underground adventure at Linville Caverns, and even a swamp! Dismal Swamp State Park will introduce kids to this geological wonder.

We did tell you that North Carolina had great places to visit with kids…now the hard part. What to do first!

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  • Childrens Museum of Alamance County

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    (5 miles) Graham

    A fun and interactive way for kids to exercise their curiosity and develop their incredible imaginations through exploration - and where kids and adults can create together.

  • Greensboro Childrens Museum

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    (16 miles) Greensboro

    A hands-on, interactive, and educational play place for children ages 0-10 years and their families. Visitors learn while they play, touch, explore and discover in a variety of "Our Town" exhibits. ...

  • Conservators Center

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    (17 miles) Burlington

    A beautiful non-profit organisation that rescues, preserves and educates about threatened species. The Conservators Center welcomes families to experience these beautiful creatures through pre-booked ...

  • The Natural Science Centre of Greensboro

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    (19 miles) Greensboro

    Combines an accredited science museum including Herpetarium; zoological park including petting zoo; 3D Omnisphere Theatre performances and an aquarium in development.

  • Wet n Wild Emerald Point

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    (19 miles) Greensboro

    With over 36 rides and attractions, there's something for everyone from mild to wild, tots to seniors and wet to dry.

  • Safari Nation

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    (20 miles) Greensboro

    Fun inflatable activities for kids in Greensboro, from giant slides to obstacle courses, plus zip lines and Ballocity interactive zone! Great fun!

  • Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground

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    (21 miles) Greensboro

    Indoor fun with inflatables, games, and birthday parties in Greensboro for those kids who love FUN! Parents can jump too!

  • Celebration Station

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    (22 miles) Greensboro

    Two mini golf courses, two go karting tracks, bumper boats with water cannons, batting cages and arcade.

  • Piedmont Environmental Center

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    (26 miles) High Point

    Make environmental education fun for children and adults of all ages. We have 11 miles of hiking trails on 376 acres

  • Kersey Valley Maize Adventure

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    (26 miles) Archdale

    During Maize Adventure kids ages 4 and up love to pan for gems at our Gem Dig, ride the cow trains, jump on our two giant jumping pillows, ride out tram rides, and hop on our rodeo horses and pick ...

  • Friendly Acres Family Farm

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    (27 miles) High Point

    We are a family oriented farm that offers friendly farm animals for petting, outdoor areas for picnics, birthday parties, reunions, etc. Umbrella covered tables, a play area for kids and a pond are ...

  • All A Flutter Butterfly Farm

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    (27 miles) High Point

    Come and visit a real working butterfly farm!

  • Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

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    (27 miles) Chapel Hill

    Morehead offers multimedia star shows, interactive exhibits, live science demonstrations, and a variety of classes, lectures, camps, and other special events year-round. Explore this North Carolina ...

  • Eno River State Park

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    (27 miles) Durham

    Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed.

  • The Craft Room

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    (31 miles) Durham

    The Craft Room provides a place for kids and parents of all ages to come and get creative by painting, and decorating a fun craft item provided by the Craft Room.

  • The Wright Stuff

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    (33 miles) Kernersville

    This is a great place for parents that like aviation and want something truly different to do with their kids.

  • Korner's Folly

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    (33 miles) Kernersville

    Explore the fascinating historic home from 1880, with 22 rooms and original furniture, taking you back to life over a century ago!

  • Museum of Life and Science

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    (33 miles) Durham

    A world-class science center, interactive inside and out, you’ll find hundreds of state-of-the art, hands-on exhibits. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do ...

  • North Carolina Zoo

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    (34 miles) Asheboro

    Kids and the family can experience wildlife from two different continents on 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats! Animal-tastic North Carolina fun!

  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

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    (35 miles) Apex

    Imagine relaxing in a cove, listening to the sounds of water rippling. Then, you feel a firm tug on your fishing line. It's going to be a big one! Picture the surface of the lake glistening, water ...

  • Music Explorium

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    (36 miles) Durham

    Creating hands-on rhythm events for fun, education and community building. Lots of drums and creative hand percussion, fun and instructional experience, which will aid participants in creating a ...

  • Danville Science Center

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    (37 miles) Danville

    Danville Science Center delights all ages with its hands-on exhibits and special programs that make science fun for everyone. Friendly staff and volunteers stand ready to encourage you to explore ...

  • Frankies of Raleigh

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    (40 miles) Raleigh

    Frankies of Raleigh serves up Great Rides, Great Food and Great Times. Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Amusement Rides, Laser Tag, Batting Cages and an awesome Arcade are part of a mix of ...

  • Infinity Acres Petting Ranch

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    (41 miles) Ridgeway

    A fun interactive animal experience where kids can pet and hold a whole range of creatures! Ready to come face to face with a Llama at Infinity Acres!

  • AAF Tank Museum

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    (41 miles) Danville

    The Tank Museum has the most extensive collection of International Tank & Cavalry artifacts in the world! - 117 Tanks & Artillery pieces + lots more

  • Old Salem Museums and Gardens

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    (42 miles) Winston-Salem

    Learn about the historic town of Salem through, and experience history right before your eyes in this historical museum attraction!

  • Triad ECO Adventures

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    (42 miles) Winston-Salem

    Take a tour of Winston-Salem in style with Triad ECO Adventures, with Segway Tours and paddle-board lessons!

  • Childrens Museum of Winston Salem

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    (42 miles) Winston Salem

    Galleries include multi level climbing zones, soft and hard construction area, kids' library, plus the Enchanted Forest which itself comprises over a dozen separate play stations associated with ...

  • Black Mountain Chocolate Factory

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    (42 miles) Winston-Salem

    Explore the workings of a real chocolate factory in downtown Winston-Salem, with self-guided tours or special behind the scenes tours!

  • Dead Broke Farm

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    (43 miles) Raleigh

    A beautiful farm that rescues horses and nurses them back to health, as well as offering kids and adults alike trail rides, pony rides, camping trips or riding lessons.

  • William B Umstead State Park

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    (43 miles) Raleigh

    Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven William B. Umstead State Park.

  • Cary Creative Center

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    (44 miles) Cary

    A unique and inspirational business educating people of all ages on the creative reuse of discarded materials. Programmes, classes and events weekly throughout the year watching out for.

  • SciWorks

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    (44 miles) Winston Salem

    With a state-of-the-art Planetarium, 17 acre Environmental Park and 35,000 square feet of exhibits, learning about science is fun at SciWorks. Newest feature: Sportsology Exhibit.

  • Falls Lake State Recreation Area

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    (46 miles) Wake Forest

    Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life.

  • Triangle Aquatic Center

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    (46 miles) Cary

    Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater ...