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Fun 4 Charlotte Kids, the premiere resource of information of places to go and things to do with kids in the Charlotte, NC area. Know of a great event, activity or program for kids in Charlotte you'd like to share? Send an email to info@fun4charlottekids.com.

Unique Summer Adventures for Kids Near Charlotte

Unique Summer Adventures for Kids Near Charlotte
​Charlotte is a truly unique area for families. You can start your day having fun on the lake, then drive a few miles and create memories in the mountains. The range of cool things to do in this city is almost limitless. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte takes advantage of everything the area has to offer and during the summer, they offer safe and...
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Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet Art Exhibit

Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet Art Exhibit
​COOL GLOBES: HOT IDEAS FOR A COOLER PLANET PUBLIC ART EXHIBIT ARRIVES IN UPTOWN CHARLOTTE Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet is a free, outdoor public art exhibition perfect for social distancing featuring 35 globes, each sharing a simple way individuals or businesses can reduce climate change. The nationally recognized exhibit o...
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8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks

8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks
8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks If you're from Charlotte, you are on a perpetual hunt to find ways to stay cool in your own back yard. From running through sprinklers to playing with the hose to playing in baby pools, being in the water is a great way to stay cool in the summer! We've searched pinterest far and wide for some creative id...
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Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2020!

Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2020!
Summer this year looks completely different but we are excited to announce our Annual 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2020! Each week of summer join Fun4CharlotteKids.com as we advice on what to do all summer long! Mr. Putty's Fun Park Start your Summer with a BANG!! and don't miss this awesome deals for Nine weeks June 15th - August 21st * Mo...
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Camp Is One of the Safest Places for Kids This Summer

Camp Is One of the Safest Places for Kids This Summer
As our communities slowly reopen, many parents are eager to find opportunities for their children to get active, socialize and have fun. It has been tough for families to lead healthy social and physically fit lives inside of isolation, but with eased restrictions and the onset of summer, we have more options than we had a few weeks ago.First and f...
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FREE Last Day of School Sign

FREE Last Day of School Sign
 Last day of school is right around the corner and since we know how busy moms are these days. We didn't want you to worry about the little things and we've created some Last Day of School Printable. In case you're like me and don't have time to order or create a Last day of school sign...we've templates for all elementary grade...
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Make the Most Out of Your Own Backyard

Make the Most Out of Your Own Backyard
​With so much time at home, we're finding new ways to really appreciate our own backyards. Yards are now (more than ever) our own personal parks, gardens, picnic spots, and play spaces in the great outdoors. Here's some ideas on how to make the most out of your own backyard…6 DIY Easy Backyards Sprinkler Parks If you're from Charlotte, ...
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Explore some of Charlotte's best murals!

Explore some of Charlotte's best murals!
 Load everyone in the car and enjoy an ART HUNT!! looking for amazing Art Murals around the Queen City Car rides are the best rides right now during Stay at home orders. One thing that you will enjoy of going in this art hunt is that you will get to see parts of the city that you normally don't visit, and this little adventure i...
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Stay Connected with Virtual Y

Stay Connected with Virtual Y
​In these evolving times, the Y is still committed to our community. As part of their mission to keep a healthy spirit, mind and body at the core of their work, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte means staying connected, even if it is virtually.Family activities are also at the top of the mind of every parent. The Y has created a hub with everythin...
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Celebrate Easter at Home Ideas

Celebrate Easter at Home Ideas
​This is not how I normally celebrate Easter I totally get it! Most families get together for lunch or brunch on Easter Day, and enjoy being together as a family and it's all about the kids egg hunt. This year as a mom I have to think out of the box, and I want my boys to have a great Easter. I am excite...
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Fun 4 Charlotte Kids Summer Camp Guide 2020

Fun 4 Charlotte Kids Summer Camp Guide 2020
​SUMMER CAMPS! The countdown to summer break is on! When "school's out for summer" we know finding camps to keep the kids busy and cared for is on the top of every family's to-do list. From Tech to Code, Sports to STEM, Museum to Art, Theatre to Cooking, We hope this Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in around Charlotte helps you plan for a fun a...
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Best Places for Spring Family Photos Closer to #CLT!

Best Places for Spring Family Photos Closer to #CLT!
It's springtime and everywhere you look signs of new life are beginning to pop up. The trees are blooming, grass is turning green again and flowers are beginning to show their colors. This is by far my favorite time of year for many reasons. One of those is because it makes a perfect time for family photos!! There is no shortage of options of wher...
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How to prepare to be at home with the Kids?

How to prepare to be at home with the Kids?
What is happening is crazy and  sad at the same time. As a mom I really don't have the answers to all the questions my boys are asking but one thing I know is that we have to be prepare in case we have to stay at home with them for a long time.  With all the family events canceling, sports activities putting on hold&nb...
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4 Life Lessons Kids Learn From Sports

4 Life Lessons Kids Learn From Sports
​A few years ago when I signed my son up for Flag Football at our local YMCA, I thought I was just providing him with a fun, active way to spend a few afternoons per week. He's an energetic kid, so it was good for him to play with friends and burn off some energy. It turned out that he got so much more than exercise.I didn't realize what a mea...
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FOOD, RIDES & FUN: Charlotte's Spring Fair 2020

FOOD, RIDES & FUN: Charlotte's Spring Fair 2020
Every spring, Charlotte Spring Fair comes to Charlotte you can pack up the kids and take a short drive to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, March 13th -March 19th to check out all the family-friendly fun! This annual spring fair has 11 years in Action! I am going to be honest one of my favorite things about Charlotte Spri...
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Activities for Kids During Severe Weather

Activities for Kids During Severe Weather
This list of ideas was created by a group of moms during Fun 4 Charlotte Kids' Facebook Live in September before Hurricane Florence was about to hit North and South Carolina. During severe weather you can be indoors before, during and after the storm hits. In that case you will need lots of activities and ideas even with the power on...
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My Kids Do This Every Spring to Create a Safer Summer

My Kids Do This Every Spring to Create a Safer Summer
Now that spring is here, I'm already making summer plans for my family. Between sending my kids to camp, taking a beach vacation and going on outdoor adventures around Charlotte, I noticed that all of these activities involved being in or around water.Every summer, I hear terrible news stories about kids who get injured or worse in local pools, lak...
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Birthday Party ideas in The #CLT

Birthday Party ideas in The #CLT
​Planning a birthday party for your kid can be a lot of fun, but sometimes a LOT of work. There are tons of awesome places that will take care of all the party prep and organizing for you! When you prefer to take the party out of your house and into someone else's venue (where you also don't have to worry about weather conditions), there ...
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Is your child ready for overnight camp this summer?

Is your child ready for overnight camp this summer?
​Is your child ready for overnight camp this summer?Overnight camp is a life-changing experience where children make friends, develop healthy independence and self-expression, and learn skills during an adventurous, fun-filled week or longer. But how does a parent know the right time for their child to sign up?Choose a camp with a tradition of exce...
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FREE and Cheap Winter Break Family Fun in Charlotte with FREE Printable

FREE and Cheap Winter Break Family Fun in Charlotte with FREE Printable

​ Winter break and that means two weeks of family fun with no school, no schedules, and no scrambling to find shoes in the mornings! We've been getting private messages asking about winter break ideas, we've been tagged in moms group posts, and we've received texts and phone calls looking for ideas for family fun...that won't break the bank! We've put together a holiday schedule in calendar format to help you find family fun for your kids and for visiting family so you can explore Charlotte over the break and many ideas are free or cheap! From ice skating,  lights at at Daniel Stove Botanical Garden to heading out to the mountain to go snow tubing! Plus, below are quick links so you can find all the fun in one click. Don't forget to scroll down to download and print your calendar for reference over the break! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! We hope you enjoy your family time!


Winter Break Family Fun Quick Links!

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