Charlotte

Free Fun

This page lists free programs and activities for kids in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
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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 ...

May-Sept U.S. Whitewater Center River Jam

River Jam at the U.S. National Whitewater Center brings together live musical performances throughout the year to a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue, right ...

Free: Yes
Area: West
U.S. National Whitewater Center 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC, 28214
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
Movies At The Gantt Center Museum

The Gantt Center is the place to be Tuesdays in July! Take a mid-morning break with our family-friendly animated film series and boost your creativity ...

Area: South
551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
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 ...

Spraygrounds

The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department now offers a place for you and your family to escape from the summer heat and cool off in one of ...

Free: Yes
Story Time at The Library

Each branch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg library has dozens of local programs, including weekly storytimes for different age groups and themed special ...

Area: Central, South, North, East, West
Summer Membership at The Mint Museum

The Mint Museum is offering a summer membership for just $50. This is a family membership and provides your family with unlimited visits to both Mi ...

Free: Yes
Area: South
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
The Green

The Green is a one and a half acre park at 400 South Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.[1] At one end of this so-called pocket park are ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central
400 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
The Square at Trade and Tryon

The four bronze statues at Independence Square were given to the City of Charlotte by The Queens Table, a philanthropic group. The statues were creat ...

Area: Central
Trade and Tryon
Torrence Creek Greenway

Torrence Creek Greenway runs 1.4 miles through woods and behind neighborhoods off Gilead Road in Huntersville. The western section of the greenway run ...

13121 Bradford Hill Lane, Charlotte, NC, 28078
Veterans Splash Park

Nudged between Elizabeth and Plaza Midwood, the sprayground at Veterans Park is large! Kids, and adults, can get doused with water from under foot and ...

Area: North
2136 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC, 28205
Visit Energy Explorium at McGuire Nuclear Station for free

Always free to visit, Energy Explorium at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville gives kids a chance to learn about energy, weather, the environment ...

Free: Yes
Visit Energy Explorium at McGuire Nuclear Station for free

Always free to visit, Energy Explorium at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville gives kids a chance to learn about energy, weather, the environment ...

Free: Yes
Visit the UNCC Botanical Gardens

UNCC Botanical Gardens include two outdoor gardens to explore, and a greenhouse. Kids love the butterfly terrace, Asian Garden, bridges and ponds with ...

Free: Yes
Area: North
9090 Craver Rd., Charlotte, NC
West Charlotte Recreation Center

The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department now offers a place for you and your family to escape from the summer heat and cool off in one of ...

2401 Kendall Drive, 28216