Charlotte

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This page lists free programs and activities for kids in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
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06/11, 08/20 and 10/29 -  Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series

2022 Outdoor Cinema Series Join us for outdoor movies under the stars! Date Location Movie S ...

Town of Cornelius, Cornelius, NC
11/05-12/24 -  Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Starting Nov. 5th Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonde ...

8181 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC
11/19 - 12/30 -  A Kannapolis Christmas

A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremo ...

Village Park, Kannapolis, NC
11/25 - 12/31 -  20th Annual Toys, Games & Trains Exhibit

​ ​ ​ This annually recurring exhibit fills the Museum with model train displays as well as r ...

Kings Mountain Historical Museum, Charlotte, NC
11/25-12/31 -  Toys, Games and Trains exhibit at Kings Mountain Historical Museum

This annual exhibit fills the Museum with model train displays assembled by local “S” Gaugers, as we ...

100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC
11/26 -  Penland Tree Farm

Choose and cut down your own Christmas tree! It’s a wonderful experience to share and a heartwarmin ...

6457 Campbell Road, York, SC, 29745
12/01 -12/26  - Lighting of Christmas Town USA

Walk or drive through our downtown area to view the frosty majesty of the winter landscape. Green, r ...

100 Main St, McAdenville, NC
12/03 - Home Depot Kids Workshop: Santa Letters Mailbox

Kids Projects & Activities at The Home Depot: Scarecrow Napkin Holder

Participating Locations, Charlotte, NC
Airport Overlook Park

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

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 a ...

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 ...

Barnes and Nobles Story time

Barnes & Noble have weekly free storytimes, crafts and music hours for children. Check out their ...

Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek Greenways

Campbell Creek Greenway runs along a headwater tributary to McAlpine Creek between Margaret Wallace ...

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 th ...

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.

CityLYNX Gold Line

The CityLYNX Gold Line is a 10-mile streetcar system that is an integral part of the 2030 Transit Pl ...

Cruise Carts

t’s simple…Cruise Carts is a Free, Green & Safe ride in and around Charlotte, NC. Our eco-friendly, ...

Dan Nicholas Park

Dan Nicholas Park does not charge for visiting! We have many features of the park that are free. Oth ...

6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC, 28146
Disc Golf Courses in Charlotte

Charlotte has 12 FREE disc golf courses

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 als ...

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: M ...

Mint Museum locations., Charlotte, NC
Freedom Park

This park features 98 acres, 4 baseball fields, 12 tennis courts, 4 soccer fields, basketball court, ...

1900 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28203
Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equ ...

Gold Rush Red Line

These rubber-wheel trolley cars, reminiscent of historic streetcars, connect passengers to Center Ci ...

GovPorch Uptown Charlotte

Next time you are in uptown bring a lunch or dinner and visit Next time you are in uptown bring a l ...

600 E. Fourth St., Charlotte, NC, 28202
ImaginON Library

At ImaginOn, young people learn in many ways, through all five senses and "from the page to the stag ...

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 ki ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky ...

Open Season: The Bridge and Gardens are always open, and there’s no ...
3070 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC, 28746
Letterboxing

Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a c ...

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

This section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides connectivity between 12th Street/Alexander Stre ...

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 s ...

Magic Carpet Murals

"Magic Carpet" mural on the sidewalk behind Sycamore Brewing Company. Check out this brand new "magi ...

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, bicyclis ...

McMullen Creek Greenway

This horseshoe shaped greenway runs 5.8 miles through south Charlotte and passes under Interstate 48 ...

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. Greenway ...

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 ...

Mecklenburg County Vietnam Veterans Memoria

During the Vietnam War thousands of men and women from Mecklenburg County served our country and 105 ...

1129 East Third Street, Charlotte, NC
Metalmorphosis at Whitehall Corporate Center

Metalmorphosis was conceived by Count Riprand Arco, Founder and Chairman of American Asset Corporati ...

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 ...

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 Dinin ...

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 lo ...

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 f ...

Pottery Barns Kids Story Time

Pottery Barn Kids have weekly free storytimes, crafts and music hours for children. Check out th ...

Pre-K Passes Now Available 2022

2022 Pre-K Passes Now Available The Carowinds Pre-K Pass is back for 2022! It’s FREE for kids three ...

300 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28273
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 ...

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 fiel ...

2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28215
Romare Bearden Park

Romare Bearden Park, it’s definitely worth checking out, especially on a hot day. The cascading wate ...

300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC, 28202