Theme Parks in North Carolina with kids

Get ready to spin, scream, laugh, drop and soar because it’s Theme Park time in North Carolina. Theme Parks are a great way to spend the day with the family - no matter what age.

From the fastest and loudest theme parks, to those family friendly amusement parks, The Tar Heel State offers you the perfect places to go for that family fun. 

The smallest dare devils in the family will always find age appropriate rides perfect for them, and often in the same park that those older thrill seekers can close their eyes and brave the tallest and fastest thrill rides! 

There is ALWAYS plenty of kids fun at the many theme parks you can find across this great state.

Hold on tight…because North Carolina is ready to give your family a host of fun things to do with kids all year round - Theme Park style!

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  • Carowinds

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    Charlotte

    Massive water and theme park for the family with something for children of all ages - great North Carolina adventures to be had!

  • Tweetsie Railroad

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    Blowing Rock

    Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina's premium theme park with a Wild West and rail theme - with TONS of kids and family fun for your day out!

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  • Carolina Raptor Center

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    Huntersville

    Stroll along the nature trail for a self-guided tour, observe raptors in their aviaries, watch a presentation of live raptors and chat with our Wild Wings Educators about your favorite bird of prey.

  • North Carolina Aquarium Roanoke Island

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    Manteo

    An underwater adventure with native North Carolina creatures. Kids can enjoy this underwater adventure on Roanoke Island, with the largest shark collection in the state!

  • North Carolina Zoo

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    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!

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center

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    Asheville

    The WNC Nature Center is Asheville's Zoo and Wildlife Park! Providing a one-of-a-kind adventure where guests can experience animals & plants native to the Southern Appalachian region. Featuring over ...

  • The Lazy 5 Ranch

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    Mooresville

    A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari with over 750 animals from six different continents!

  • Day At The Farm

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    Cove City

    Hayrides, animal feeding, nature trail, guided tours , ice cream parlour, maze and picnic areas. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina

  • Winterpast Farm

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    Wake Forest

    A family farm experience for the family, with sweet animal encounters on 10 beautiful acres in North Carolina. With tubing, camp outs and bonfires too!

  • Zootastic Park

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    Troutman

    An educational zoo with a great selection of well cared for mammals, birds and reptiles in comfortable habitats - an animal adventure in North Carolina!

  • Tiger World

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    Rockwell

    Tiger World is a nonprofit animal conservation and educational center dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals. We are open to the public for educational guided tours ...

  • Aloha Safari Zoo

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    Cameron

    A beautiful rescue zoo in North Carolina currently caring for over 300 exotic creatures, including aviary, reptile room and extensive habitats.

  • SEA LIFE Charlotte Concord Aquarium

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    Concord

    Explore the wonders of the ocean with this 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium with over 5,000 creatures, 20 interactive exhibits and educational talks!

  • North Carolina Aquarium Fort Fisher

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    Kure Beach

    An underwater adventure for the whole family where they can journey along "The Waters of Cape Fear" and even touch sharks!

  • North Carolina Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores

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    Pine Knoll Shores

    From the mountains to the sea, this family aquarium will take you on an aquatic journey from the peaks to the Atlantic, with fascinating and educational programs and experiences for kids.

  • Conservators Center

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    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 ...

  • Lynwood Park Zoo

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    Jacksonville

    10 acres of animal fun in North Carolina, with over 80 exhibits filled with animals from all over the world! Family zoo fun in Jacksonville!

  • Ashevilles Fun Depot

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    Asheville

    Multi-level Laser Tag, 18 hole indoor mini-golf, a 24-foot climbing wall, soft play area, batting cages, and our newest attractions, multi-level outdoor go-cart track, indoor go-kart track, bumber ...

  • Monkey Joes

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    Raleigh

    Bring your kids to Monkey Joes fun-filled inflatable play center! Wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses will keep your kids active, happy, and healthy.

  • Romp n Roll

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    Harrisburg

    Romp n' Roll is a fun way for kids to stretch their minds and their bodies, as well as develop their imagination through creative movement and gym programs.

  • Mountain Play Lodge

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    Arden

    Kids can play, imagine, climb and stay active at this fun and colorful indoor play center.

  • Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground

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    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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    Greensboro

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

  • Safari Nation

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    Greensboro

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

  • KidZ in a Minute

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    Raleigh

    “KidZ in a Minute” is a drop-in child care center with the reliability you require for children ages 12 months-12 to come explore, discover, and play.

  • Jump in Jax

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    Jacksonville

    A fun indoor play center in Jacksonville for kids ages 1 -12, featuring a revolving series of inflatables including slides, obstacle courses, classic bouncers and more

  • Hullabaloo

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    Hampstead

    Hullabaloo is the Hampstead area's only indoor playspace for kids, with plenty of places to have fun, get active and use that imagination!

  • Coconut Charlies Bump N Bounce

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    Raleigh

    Super fun inflatables in Raleigh where kids can enjoy open play all day, celebrate birthdays, or visit the Toddler Room!

  • Bounce City

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    Salisbury

    Fun indoor play for kids up to 13 years, with inflatables, parties, toys and safe playtime fun! Great North Carolina fun

  • MegaPlay

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    Spring Lake

    Get ready for 6,700 sq ft of indoor play fun, with play structures, wave slides, and obstacle bridges....and the list goes on! Playtime fun for kids in North Carolina!

  • Bricks 4 Kidz

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    Charlotte

    Open play for kids aged 3 to 12yrs, LEGO bricks, after school fun and robots - sounds like a fun indoor play experience for kids in North Carolina!

  • Beech Mountain

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    Beech Mountain

    Come play a mile up! At 5,506 feet our town has many fun things to do! Come try out our free sledding hill, go ice skating, snow tubing, try skiing or snowboarding, or enjoy a delicious cup of hot ...

  • Chimney Rock Park

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    Chimney Rock

    This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. The Park, located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, North Carolina, offers the best of the mountains in one ...

  • Jockeys Ridge State Park

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    Nags Head

    There are many reasons why millions of people visit Jockey's Ridge State Park. Some come to see the tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast; others come for the spectacular sunsets.

  • North Carolina Arboretum

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    Asheville

    One of the most beautiful natural settings in the United States - also offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. Stop by the Information Desk at the Baker Exhibit Center to pick up ...