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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
Round Run guide and the
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.
- 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.
Hillsborough Sportsplex -
Swimming year round, Ice Skating, Gym Classes - lots of fun for any
time of year!
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
Fearrington Village is located eight miles south of Chapel Hill, NC on US 15-501.
2000 Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
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.
Totten Center, U.S. 15-501/NC Hwy 54 Bypass
at Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill, 27514.
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
5101 N. Roxboro Rd. (US Hwy 501 North), Durham.
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
4403 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205.
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-
426 Anderson St., Duke
University, Durham, NC 27708.
& 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,
- Museum of Life
and Science Go on an
outing to the Magic Wings Butterfly House at the Durham Museum of
Life and Science.
433 Murray Avenue, Durham, North Carolina
Lake State Recreation Area Rent
a boat at Jordan Lake and go fishing together.
280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27523
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
Ice Cream guide for more local ice cream destinations, links and
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