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FUN STUFF to do with Kids in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, Raleigh and the North Carolina Triangle areas


There are so many fun things to do with children in the North Carolina Triangle!  This is a highlight of just a few of the fun family activities available in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham,

For many more outing ideas, visit the CarolinaKids.com Year Round Run guide and the Festivals and Events guide.  For information about the history of National Grandparents Day, and more ideas about ways to celebrate grandparents, visit www.grandparents-day.com.

 

  1. FRISBEE GOLF - Kids and parents can have wonderful outdoor family time together playing frisbee golf!  Most of the local disc golf courses wind through beautiful forests and fields -- great exercise and lots of fun for all; confidence-building for your kids.  Just purchase a few frisbee golf discs and that's pretty much all you need for lots of fun outdoor family time.  Click here to see local Chapel Hill Frisbee Disc Golf courses.
  2. Hillsborough Sportsplex - Swimming year round, Ice Skating, Gym Classes - lots of fun for any time of year!
  1. Fearrington Village Spend an afternoon or morning at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro (located on US 15-501, 8 miles South of Chapel Hill).  Visit the famed ?oreo-striped? Galloway cows, take a walk through the gardens and see the outdoor sculptures on display, visit the shops, and have lunch at the Market Caf?(indoors or outdoors under the arbor surrounded by chirping birds and lush flowers).
    www.fearrington.com
    Fearrington Village is located eight miles south of Chapel Hill, NC on US 15-501.
    2000 Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
    (919) 542-2121.
  1. NC Botanical Gardens  Visit the NC Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill.  The Herb Garden (aka ?Fairy Garden?) with its Indian abode and kids' digging activities is especially fun.  Kids also love to explore the wetland gardens, see the fish ponds, and visit the Paul Green Cabin.
    www.ncbg.unc.edu/
    Totten Center,
    U.S. 15-501/NC Hwy 54 Bypass at Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill, 27514.
    (919) 962-0522.
  1. West Point on the Eno Park (a little further afield, in Durham)  Visit the working River Mill (est. 1778) at the West Point on the Eno Durham City Park.   Watch the mill going ?round in the river, go inside the mill house and watch the wheat and corn being ground into flour, then bring some freshly ground flour, cornmeal, and grits home for cooking!
    www.enoriver.org/eno/parks/WestPoint/westpoint.html
    5101 N. Roxboro Rd. (US Hwy 501 North), Durham.
    (919) 471-1623.
  1. North Carolina Zoo (further afield in Asheboro, NC; about 1 ? hours drive from Chapel Hill).  Plan to do a lot of walking when you visit the zoo; the zoo covers large expanses so that the animals have more room.  Manual wheelchairs are available for loan (free of charge); specialized private tours with a tour guide are available in the comfort of motorized carts (for a fee; call in advance for information).
    www.nczoo.org
    4403 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC  27205.
    1-800-488-0444
  1. Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University  Bring a picnic and go for an outing at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham; also visit the famous Duke Chapel and Bell Tower next door (call first for Chapel hours, 919- 681-1704).
    www.hr.duke.edu/dukegardens
    426 Anderson St., Duke University, Durham, NC 27708.
    (919) 684-3698.
  1. S & T's Soda Shoppe Ice Cream Parlor   Have lunch at S&T's Soda Shoppe in Pittsboro.  S&T's is an authentically restored ice cream parlor with a wonderful old-fashioned feel. (Closed Sundays - call for updated days of operation.)  Call for hours and days of operation.
    85 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro.
    (919) 545-0007.
  1. Museum of Life and Science  Go on an outing to the Magic Wings Butterfly House at the Durham Museum of Life and Science.
    www.ncmls.org
    433 Murray Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27704. 
    (919) 220-5429.
  1. Jordan Lake State Recreation Area  Rent a boat at Jordan Lake and go fishing together.
    280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27523
    (919) 362-0586.
  1. Go out for ice cream!  Try the delicious gelato at La Vita Dolce in Southern Village, have hot dogs and ice cream at Lickity Split in Meadowmont, or go to the original Maple View Farm and lounge in rocking chairs on the porch while you take in the views of the dairy farm surrounded by rolling hills.  See the Carolina Kids Ice Cream guide for more local ice cream destinations, links and phone numbers.
 

 

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