Waterparks in North Carolina with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Tar Heel State…we certainly are! If you’re in North Carolina and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous North Carolina sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in North Carolina! You know you’re ready! 

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  • Rays Splash Planet

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    Charlotte

    Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas, with a one of a kind waterpark filled with water fun. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Wet n Wild Emerald Pointe

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    Greensboro

    With over 36 rides & attractions, there's something for all at the LARGEST water park in the Carolina's!

  • Kannapolis Recreation Park

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    Kannapolis

    A fun recreation park with swimming, water slides, kiddie pools and mini golf. Cool family fun in West Virginia.

  • Fantasy Lake

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    Hope Mills

    Beautiful white sand beaches and water park fun on a 6 acre man made lake. Great fun with the family in North Carolina!

  • White Lake Water Park

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    White Lake

    Cool family water fun with lots of water activities to spend the day in, including pools, slides, a lazy river and for something different, even indy karting!

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  • ClimbMax Climbing Center

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    Asheville

    Perfect fun for the whole family. Indoor and outdoor climbing in Downtown Asheville and on the real rocks in the surrounding national forest. Fun for ALL and no experience needed. Don't let the ...

  • NASCAR Speedpark

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    Concord

    5 Exciting Tracks - NASCAR Reactor Simulators - Miniature Golf - Kiddie Rides - Indoor Rock Climbing Wall ; Kids Play Area - Speed Bumpers Bumper Boats - Lazer Tag Arena, Arcade. NASCAR Retail Store

  • Ashevilles Fun Depot

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    Asheville

    Great kids fun with mini golf, climbing wall, soft play, batting cages, laser tag, go-karts, mini bowling, and more!

  • Atomic Laser Dome

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    Greenville

    Indoor laser tag for those over 5 years, with inflatables, laser maze and arcade! Great fun for active kids in Greenville!

  • Adventure Landing

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    Raleigh

    Active kids can drive, blast and dance their way around this fun family attraction in Raleigh, with batting cages, laser tag, and golf...just to name a few!

  • Frankie's Fun Park

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    Raleigh

    Great fun for kids in Raleigh with batting cages, rides, bumper boats, racing tracks, laser tag, and SO much more!

  • Raleigh IcePlex

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    Raleigh

    Year-Round Ice Skating FUN!Raleigh IcePlex is North Carolinas ONLY Olympic Size Sheet of Ice. Cool ventures for kids: Hockey, Ice Skating, Dance, Arts and Crafts, Inside Gym Area, Game Area, ...

  • Triangle Aquatic Center

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    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 ...

  • United Skates Raleigh

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    Raleigh

    United Skates prides itself on operating a CLEAN, FUN, FRIENDLY & SAFE facility on a daily basis and provides first class family entertainment. Come be the first to experience it! United Skates will ...

  • Air U Greenville Indoor Trampoline Park

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    Winterville

    Indoor trampoline fun in Winterville, North Carolina with wall to wall trampolines for active kids, as well as dodgeball, tournaments and birthdays!

  • Pirate Black Light Golf

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    Fayetteville

    Indoor mini golf in Fayetteville....but on the high seas! This pirate themed mini golf is also black light, which makes it more challenging!

  • ZipQuest

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    Fayetteville

    World class zipline tours and nature adventures in Fayetteville, perfect for active kids over 8 years who love adventure and that adrenaline rush!

  • Knee Deep Adventures

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    Greenville

    Kayak and paddleboard rental for those families who love adventure! Relaxing and nature filled day on the Tar River in Greenville!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • SciWorks

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    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.

  • Museum of Life and Science

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    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 Museum of Natural Sciences

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    Raleigh

    Lots of hands-on exhibits, highlights include the world's most complete Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur; Willo, the only dinosaur discovered with a fossilized heart. One of the many fun family places to ...