Waterparks in RALEIGH with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Tar Heel State…we certainly are! If you’re in Raleigh 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 Raleigh, North Carolina! You know you’re ready! 

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  • Fantasy Lake

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    (60 miles) 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!

  • Wet n Wild Emerald Pointe

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    (69 miles) Greensboro

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

  • White Lake Water Park

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    (78 miles) 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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  • Raleigh IcePlex

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    (3 miles) 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, ...

  • United Skates Raleigh

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    (4 miles) 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 ...

  • Adventure Landing

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    (4 miles) 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!

  • Triangle Aquatic Center

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    (7 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 ...

  • Frankie's Fun Park

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    (13 miles) Raleigh

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

  • ZipQuest

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    (45 miles) Fayetteville

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

  • Pirate Black Light Golf

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    (51 miles) 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!

  • Atomic Laser Dome

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    (71 miles) Greenville

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

  • Air U Greenville Indoor Trampoline Park

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    (73 miles) Winterville

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

  • Knee Deep Adventures

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    (76 miles) Greenville

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

  • Touchstone Farm

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    (7 miles) Temple

    For animal loving kids, Touchstone Farm in New Hampshire makes a fun day out where they can spend time with horses, as well as other farm animals

  • Winterpast Farm

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    (15 miles) 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!

  • Aloha Safari Zoo

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    (42 miles) Cameron

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

  • Conservators Center

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    (50 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 ...

  • North Carolina Zoo

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    (64 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!

  • Infinity Acres Petting Ranch

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    (86 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!

  • Lynwood Park Zoo

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    (93 miles) 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!

  • Marbles Kids Museum

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    Raleigh

    Imaginative and creative learning through play at this Raleigh children's museum, complete with interactive exhibits and an IMAX movies!

  • 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 ...

  • Museum of Life and Science

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    (23 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 ...

  • Imagination Station Science Museum

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    (41 miles) Wilson

    Kids can enjoy fun through science and technology through dynamic hands-on science learning, plus some live exhibits at this North Carolina science museum!

  • Childrens Museum of Alamance County

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    (47 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.

  • Fascinate U Childrens Museum

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    (52 miles) Fayetteville

    offers a large number of fun and educational hands on exhibits and displays, plus Mini City where kids can enjoy equipped roleplay settings including deli, grocery, emergency dispatch and law court.

  • Sampson County History Museum

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    (57 miles) Clinton

    A historic museum in North Carolina where you can search through your own life, and your place in history!

  • Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

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    (60 miles) 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 ...

  • Greensboro Childrens Museum

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    (67 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. ...

  • The Natural Science Centre of Greensboro

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    (71 miles) Greensboro

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

  • Go Science

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    (72 miles) Greenville

    A great museum for kids where they can learn about the STEM subjects through interactive exhibits and programs, to encourage, inspire and motivate!

  • Greenville Museum Of Art

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    (72 miles) Greenville

    Fascinating art collections and exhibits in this Greenville Art Museum, for those creative, art loving families

  • AAF Tank Museum

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    (73 miles) Danville

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

  • Discovery Place KIDS Rockingham

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    (86 miles) Rockingham

    Incredible discoveries for kids with interactive exhibits and hands-on activities to teach kids as they play, in North Carolina!

  • Virginia Museum of Natural History

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    (93 miles) Martinsville

    Great Natural History Museum featuring that great family favourite - The Dinisour - check events for up to date info