Charlotte

Free Fun

This page lists free programs and activities for kids in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
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01/06 - Home Depot Kids Workshop: Block Calendar

Get organized for 2018 in our hands-on Workshop where you and your child can assemble a wooden block calendar to kick off the new year. Useful year-ro ...

Area: East
Wendover Store 1220 N Wendover Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28211
01/06 Winter Wonderland Globe

Free crafts for kids!

Area: South
10005 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC, 28105
11/11-12/24 Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Concord-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with S ...

Area: North
8181 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC
11/18-01/06 Toys, Games and Trains exhibit at Kings Mountain Historical Museum

This exhibit gets into the Christmas spirit with its Toys, Games and Trains exhibit, which runs from November 18th, 2017, to January 6th, 2018, 10 a.m ...

Area: West
100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC
11/24 & 11/25-12/01 & 12/02-12/08 & 12/09-12/15 & 12/16-12/22 & 12/23 A Millstone Creek Christmas Hayride

Take your family on the Christmas Adventure of a lifetime at our Millstone Creek Christmas Hayride. Our hayride trail is beautifully lit with thousand ...

Area: North
506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd, Ramseur, NC, 27316
11/25 - 12/30 - Celebration of Lights & Winterland Express

Celebrate the Christmas spirit all month long in Kannapolis with the Celebration of Lights. The Celebration of Lights boasts more than 250,000 lights ...

Area: North
Village Park, 740 W C Street, Kannapolis, NC
12/01 -12/26 Lighting of Christmas Town USA

The ceremony starts at On the Plaza, in front of the PHARR FAMILY YMCA. The lights glow nightly through December 26th 2016.

Area: East
100 Main St, McAdenville, NC
12/07-12/14-12/21 Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show at Phillips Place

Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show at Phillips Place in South Park Join us for Charlotte’s Premier Holiday Light Show. 2 shows each night! Sh ...

Area: South
6800 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC, 28210
12/09-12/10-12/16-12/17 Teddy Bear Tea at the Westin Charlotte Uptown

Teddy Bear Tee at The Westin Charlotte Uptown. High Tea with Bottomless Mimosas, special kids menu, tea sandwiches and a festive dessert display. ...

Area: Central
601 S College St, Charlotte, NC, 28202
12/16 Jingle Jam & Holiday Arts Market

Please join us for our holiday Jingle Jam & Arts Market featuring some of our city's finest musicians, artists, potters and crafters. This event is fr ...

Area: South
1609 East Fifth Street, Charlotte, NC, 28204
12/16 The Sound of Christmas at Sardis Presbyterian Church

Sardis will host The Sound of Christmas, a free community Christmas concert. The concert will feature choirs from St. Stephen UMC and Sardis Presbyter ...

Area: South
6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC, 28270
12/16 Tis the Season: Holidays from Around the World

Join the Charlotte Concert Band as they celebrate the holidays with carols and traditional seasonal selections from around the world, as well as more ...

Area: South
1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC, 28274
12/17 CPB's Winter Concert

The Charlotte Pride Band presents its annual FREE winter concert, featuring the band's brass and woodwind ensembles. As in prior years, the Temple ...

Area: South
5101 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28226
12/31 -  CLT New Year’s Eve at Romare Bearden Park

Charlotteans gather to raise the Official Crown over the Queen City with a spectacular backdrop of lights and fireworks in Romare Bearden Park.

Area: Central
Romare Bearden Park 300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC, 28202
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 ...

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
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
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
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 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
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
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!

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 ...