Things to do in North Carolina with kids

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Charlotte
Massive water and theme park for the family with something for children of all ages.
Maggie Valley
Ghost Town offers rides fit for the youngest buckaroo to the bravest outlaw. Ghost Town also features staged gunfights, live music and shows, crafts, food and lots more fun.
Blowing Rock
Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina's premium theme park with a Wild West and rail theme.
Raleigh
Featuring Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Batting Cages and Mega Arcade! With over 100 interactive arcade and ticket redemption games, you're sure to have a great time in our mega-arcade. You can drive, blast, and dance your way to a great time...
Charlotte
Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas!! Ray's includes a one-of-a-kind water park with fun-filled features. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina
Greensboro
With over 36 rides and attractions, there's something for everyone from mild to wild, tots to seniors and wet to dry.
Kannapolis
Swimming, waterslides, disc and miniature golf, volleyball and playground
Hope Mills
Tarzan and Trapeze Swings - Master Blaster Slides - Banana Slides - Fantasy Land for Kids + loads more and cafe
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!
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.
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!
Asheboro
Connect with wildlife from two different continents as you explore 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats. Walk from Africa
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 60 species of animals including river otters, blac...
Mooresville
A privately owned exotic animal drive thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari through the gently sloping pasturelands of Piedmont, North Carolina. While visiting at the Lazy 5 Ranch you will have the opportunity to view over 750 animals from six diff...
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
Troutman
An educational zoo with a great selection of well cared for mammals, birds and reptiles in comfortable habitats for close up study and enjoyment.
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 and walkabout self-guided tours in Rockwell, NC. (O...
Cameron
A rescue zoo currently caring for over 300 exotic creatures, including aviary, reptile room and extensive habitats. The Safari Ride element is a guided jaunt around the perimeter with plenty to see in the enclosures and some free roaming breeds as we...
Pinetops
If you're traveling into Pinetops North Carolina on Hwy 111 South, and just so happen to catch a glimpse of what looks like a zebra or even a few miniature animals, you're not seeing things, and your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. That was a zebr...
Kure Beach
An underwater adventure for the whole family where they can journey along "The Waters of Cape Fear" and even touch sharks!
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.
Asheville
Discover what Asheville’s has to offer on a Gray Line RED Trolley Tour! Locals and visitors alike are sure to enjoy the fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes, and hot-spots of the wonderful area, while on board one of Gray Line’...
Wilmington
Come aboard the The Henrietta III, one of North Carolina's largest riverboats, offering public lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises from April through December and private event charters throughout the year. Cruise in comfort and style along the his...
Wake forest
A family farm hosting where Farmer Mary helps you meet, hold, feed animals including a llama, goats, sheep, emu, pony, bunnies, chickens, peacocks, ducks, geese and pigs. Hike the fully fenced 10 acres, roll down the hills in the big black tubes, hav...
Goldsboro
Fun for the whole family is available at this amusement center that includes a scenic 36 hole miniature golf course, batting cages, and concession stands.
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 cars, and mini-bowling!
Greenville
Indoor play and party centre for the smaller party goer (7 and under)
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.
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.
Arden
Kids can play, imagine, climb and stay active at this fun and colorful indoor play center.
Greensboro
A variety of inflatable entertainments such as slides, assault courses, imaginative bounce houses and inflatable playground equipment plus dedicated toddler area.
Greensboro
Two mini golf courses, two go karting tracks, bumper boats with water cannons, batting cages and arcade.
Greensboro
offer a large range of inflatable entertainments from giant slides to obstacle courses, plus zip lines and Ballocity interactive zone.
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.
Jacksonville
Featuring a revolving series of inflatable entertainments including slides, obstacle courses, classic bounce houses and themed speciality items.
Hampstead
Hullabaloo is the Hampstead area's only indoor playspace for children. With tons of imagination stations, a large multi-purpose room for exercise classes, art classes, parties and more, your family will never get bored at Hullabaloo!
Raleigh
Coconut Charlie's Bump N Bounce is Raleigh's newest indoor inflatables and more center.
Greenville
A safe and fun place for your child to stay and play! Drop off child care for ages 6 months to 11 years old! Birthday Parties, after school programs, monthly memberships, Friday night date nights, and summer camp also available!
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.
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 in Durham for kids.
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 visit if you're looking for things to do in Raleigh f...
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. One of the many places to go if you're looking for t...
Wilson
Imagination Station Science Museum exists to stimulate an interest in science and technology while improving the quality of informal science education through dynamic hands-on science learning, plus some live exhibits.
Maggie Valley
A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.
Frisco
Housed in a building with a 100 years of history, the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center contains a nationally recognized collection of Native American artifacts, exhibits, and natural history displays.
Southern Pines
The Sandhills region consists of nearly one million acres in south-central North Carolina. In the midst of this sandy terrain—famous for golf courses, peach orchards and horse farms is Weymouth Woods, an 898-acre natural preserve.
Huntersville
Provides extraordinary and rich play experiences that value imagination, fun and learning. With live animal exhibits, interactive galleries and so much more!
Greensboro
Combines an accredited science museum including Herpetarium; zoological park including petting zoo; 3D Omnisphere Theatre performances and an aquarium in development.
Winston Salem
Includes a museum on traditional and settler art, a large range of traditional activities with many being interactive, and a restored historic town populated with vintage characters at work. Plenty of activities designed for children.
Raleigh
Marbles Kids Museum delivers purposeful play in a BIG way. Children imagine, discover and learn in dozens of interactive exhibits, daily educational programs, field trips, camps and classes, birthday parties, special events...and giant-screen IMAX mo...

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Fun places to visit in North Carolina with kids

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in North Carolina - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in NC