Top Four Places to See with Kids in Charlotte

Seven Top Tips for a Healthy Family Trip

This is a guest post by Rana Tarakji.

If you’re a parent, you probably spend tons of time searching for places to see and activities to do with your kids during holidays or free weekends. If you live in Charlotte, you get access to a lot of amazing places that your kids will enjoy.

Charlotte is home to various parks, libraries, playgrounds, and museums to satisfy multiple generation. And if you get lucky, some of these places can be enjoyed for free!

Here is a list of the places to take your kids in Charlotte:

Living in Charlotte: Where to Bring Your Kids

ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center.

Located in the heart of cultural arts district of Charlotte, NC, ImaginOn was ranked as the number one children’s library in the United States.

It is meant for all ages – adults, teenagers, pre-schoolers, and toddlers! There is a dedicated space for kids eleven and under, a library meant for the teens, and an interactive exhibit space for everybody.


Summer in Charlotte is hot and sticky, but it gets more fun with help from spraygrounds or splash pads.

A sprayground is a playground and spray fountain in one. Sounds really exciting, isn’t it?

The ones in Birkdale, Cordelia Park, and Green Uptown are some of the spraygrounds in Charlotte that can be enjoyed for free!

Lazy 5 Ranch.

Located in Mooresville, NC, Lazy 5 Ranch is home to 750 wild and exotic animals from six different continents.

It is an animal drive through a park and you can feed or pet animals up close through your car or a wagon ride. A day trip to Lazy 5 Ranch will surely be a unique travel experience for the whole family.

Discovery Place.

A Science and Technology children’s museum in Charlotte, NC, this place offers a hands-on exhibit through an aquatic animal petting area. It has a science lab that offers different themes every month.

You can also find the largest Imax Dome Theatre in Carolinas, known as Omnimax theatre, which offers immersive up-close movie experience. 

What other fun activities do you know of that you can do in Charlotte?

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