Charlotte

Free Fun

This page lists free programs and activities for kids in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
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01/27 Chili Cook-Off and Kids' Dessert Bake-Off

Join us at Philadelphia UMC on Sunday, January 27 at 5pm for our Chili Cook-Off. All youth and adults are welcome to bring their best chili for everyo ...

1691 Hwy 160 W., Fort Mill, SC, 29708
02/02 - Heart Candy Box workshop at Home Depot

Celebrate love and kindness with a personalized candy heart box. In this workshop, you and your child can build a heart shaped box for Valentine's Day ...

Area: Central
1220 N Wendover Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28211
02/09  - Storytime and Activities Featuring All You Need Is Love at Barnes & Noble

In this book, the beloved song "All You Need Is Love" comes vividly to life, showing that if we follow the music we will see there is indeed love all ...

Area: South
11025 Carolina Place, Pineville, NC, 28134
03/23 FREE post race carnival celebrating World Down Syndrome Day! at 3-2-1 Dash for Down Syndrome 5K and Family Fun Day

People with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome, so this race has a little something EXTRA too – Official times will be recorded at the 5K finish l ...

Free: Yes
Area: South
8835 Blakeney Professional Center Dr, Charlotte, NC
Airport Overlook Park

Pack a lunch and come here to watch the planes take off and land at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

7300 Old Dowd Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28208
American Girl Store at South Park Mall

Offering weekly activities. Check the website for the current activities offered. The programs are open to the public. Some of the activities list ...

Area: South
4400 Sharon Rd,, Charlotte,, NC, 28211
Bank of America members get FREE admission to Charlotte  museums the first weekend of every month

Present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admiss ...

Barnes and Nobles Story time

Barnes & Noble have weekly free storytimes, crafts and music hours for children. Check out their websites for details and locations near you!

Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek Greenways

Campbell Creek Greenway runs along a headwater tributary to McAlpine Creek between Margaret Wallace Road and Harris Boulevard. Parking is available of ...

Area: South
Campbell Creek Greenway-E & McAlpine Creek Greenway-E, Charlotte, NC, 28227
Carolina Place Mall Children's Play Area

The children's play area is specifically designed for children 48" tall and under. The jungle-gym themed play area features a maze of tunnels and craw ...

Area: South
11025 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville, NC, 28134
Charlotte's Nights Baseball Stadium

The Knights baseball stadium is open to the public to tour at no cost.

2136 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC
Charlotte's Playgrounds and Parks

kids outdoor playgrounds and recreational parks in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

Free: Yes
Area: North, South, East, West, Central
CityLYNX Gold Line

The CityLYNX Gold Line is a 10-mile streetcar system that is an integral part of the 2030 Transit Plan and is being constructed in phases. The alignme ...

Free: Yes
Cruise Carts

t’s simple…Cruise Carts is a Free, Green & Safe ride in and around Charlotte, NC. Our eco-friendly, advertiser-driven golf cart shuttle service is you ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central
Dan Nicholas Park

Dan Nicholas Park does not charge for visiting! We have many features of the park that are free. Other areas of the park can be visited for very small ...

Free: Yes
Area: North
6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC, 28146
Disc Golf Courses in Charlotte

Charlotte has 12 FREE disc golf courses

Free: Yes
Feeding THe Ducks at The Arboretum Duck Pond

Save your bread crusts or other bread/ cracker products and head to Arboretum Duck Pond. The Duck Pond behind Chili's.

Area: South
8008 Providence Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina
Free admission to Schiele Museum in Gastonia

The second Tuesday of every month, Schiele Museum in Gastonia is free from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s also free the fourth Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thi ...

Free: Yes
1500 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC
Free Wednesday Evenings at The Mint Museum locations

Both locations of The Mint Museum offer free admission every Wednesday from 5–9 p.m. Locations: Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph.

Free: Yes
Mint Museum locations., Charlotte, NC
Freedom Park

This park features 98 acres, 4 baseball fields, 12 tennis courts, 4 soccer fields, basketball court, 2 volleyball courts, concession stand, 7-acre lak ...

Area: Central
1900 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28203
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Freedom Park Duck Pond Bridge

Save your bread crusts or other bread/ cracker products and head to Freedom Park Duck Pond Bridge. This beautiful stone arch bridge carries park visit ...

Area: Central
1900 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28209
Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to loc ...

Gold Rush Red Line

These rubber-wheel trolley cars, reminiscent of historic streetcars, connect passengers to Center City and the LYNX Blue Line. It operates every 15 mi ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central
ImaginON Library

At ImaginOn, young people learn in many ways, through all five senses and "from the page to the stage." It is the launching pad for remarkable journey ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central
300 East Seventh St., Charlotte,, NC, 28202
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

An interactive library that features two state of the art theatres, a dedicated library space for kids 11 and under, four multi-use classrooms, a teen ...

Free: Yes
Area: North
300 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways

These two creeks are prominent north and west of Charlotte, through the uptown Charlotte area where they merge and continue as Irwin Creek. Irwin Cre ...

215 North Sycamore Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
Kids' Workshop at Home Depot

Offered the first Saturday of each month between 9 a.m. and noon at most stores, kids will learn to hammer nails, turning screws and sanding wood whil ...

Letterboxing

Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming "treasure hunt" style outdoor quest. A wid ...

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

This section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides connectivity between 12th Street/Alexander Street Park andCordelia Park. Cordelia Park contains a ...

LYNX Blue Line Light Rail FREE Fair for Children 5 and Under

North Carolina’s first rapid-rail system connects South Charlotte to Center City, running along 15 stations. On weekdays, the line is available every ...

Magic Carpet Murals

"Magic Carpet" mural on the sidewalk behind Sycamore Brewing Company. Check out this brand new "magic carpet" mural. This is one of three murals pl ...

Area: Central
2161 Hawkins St,, Charlotte,, NC, 28203
Mallard Creek and Clark's Creek Greenways

This is our longest greenway, stretching more than 7 miles. It is used by joggers, walkers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, baby strollers, and skateboarde ...

McMullen Creek Greenway

This horseshoe shaped greenway runs 5.8 miles through south Charlotte and passes under Interstate 485. The trail is composed of a variety of surface ...

Area: South
8135 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC, 28226
Mecklenburg County Greenways

The Mecklenburg County greenway system is quickly becoming one of the finest in the nation. Greenways are linear parks that connect people and places. ...

Free: Yes
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Nature Centers (Free)

The nature centers provide an excellent introduction to the wildlife and plant life of the area. In addition, they also host festivals, workshops, nat ...

Free: Yes
Mecklenburg County Vietnam Veterans Memoria

During the Vietnam War thousands of men and women from Mecklenburg County served our country and 105 gave their lives in this cause. While the war wa ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central
1129 East Third Street, Charlotte, NC
Metalmorphosis at Whitehall Corporate Center

Metalmorphosis was conceived by Count Riprand Arco, Founder and Chairman of American Asset Corporation, when the Count set out to design a visually st ...

Free: Yes
Area: South
3700 Arco Corporate Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28273
Mint Museum Free Arts and Crafts

Mint Museum which has a really great arts and craft area for kids and is free on Wednesdays from 5-9 pm.

2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28207
New interactive play area at Concord Mills

Concord Mills has recently made some interior enhancements, including a redesigned and updated Dining Pavilion and four new lounge areas with soft sea ...

Free: Yes
Area: North
Concord Mills, Charlotte, NC
Northlake Mall Play Areas

At Northlake Mall’s Warner Bros. Looney Tunes Play Area (across from Dick’s Sporting Goods on the lower level), kids can climb, crawl and jump on thei ...

Area: North
6801 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28216
Picnic at The park

Pack a lunch, grab some blankets, and head out to one of Charlotte’s parks to enjoy a nice picnic for you and family.

Pottery Barns Kids Story Time

Pottery Barn Kids have weekly free storytimes, crafts and music hours for children. Check out their website for details and locations near you!

Reed Gold Mine

Just a short drive away in Midland, is a great outing for kids. It’s free to tour the mine. Pay just $3 to pan for gold.

Free: Yes
9621 Reed Mine Rd., Midland, NC, 28107
Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve

This park features 146 acres park, lakeside Meadow, basketball court, 2 softball fields, soccer field, cricket field , 2 horseshoe pits, 4 volleyball ...

Area: North
2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28215
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Romare Bearden Park

Romare Bearden Park, it’s definitely worth checking out, especially on a hot day. The cascading waterfalls and misting area are a perfect spot to cool ...

300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC, 28202
Settlers’ Cemetery

This was the town cemetery from 1776 to 1867. Those laid to rest here include town founder Thomas Polk and Revolutionary War officer, Maj. Gen. George ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central
200 W Trade St,, Charlotte,, NC, 28202
Six Mile Creek Greenway

One of Mecklenburg County's newest greenways, this trail parallels the County's southern border and will provide linkages to many neighborhoods within ...

17820 Marvin Road, Charlotte, NC, 28277
Skull sculpture in uptown Charlotte

Take the kids to see Skull in downtown Charlotte NC - this as part of our mosaic art unit Explore Uptown Charlotte and discover unexpected random ac ...

Area: Central
435 S Tryon St,, Charlotte,, NC, 28202
South Park Mall Children's Play Area

SouthPark Mall includes ocean elements for children to climb and play on, including a pirate ship slide, cannon, large shark, crab, octopus, shell, an ...

Free: Yes
Area: South
4400 Sharon Rd,, Charlotte,, NC, 28211
South Prong Rocky River Greenway

This 2.8 mile greenway connects downtown Davidson with neighborhoods to the southeast along the South Prong of the Rocky River. Although part of the ...