Family Friendly Raleigh
In 2007, passionate mind Sally Edwards led the merger of two museums to create Marbles Kids Museum. Today, the museum and IMAX theatre attract more than 600,000 visitors every year...more
1 Oct

Exhibition: Rolling …

Oct 01, 2016 — Jan 15, 2017
The art deco period-from the 1920s to the 1940s-is known for …
28 Oct

NHL Carolina …

Oct 28, 2016
The Carolina Hurricanes take on the New York …
15 Oct

The Carolina Ballet …

Oct 15, 2016 — Oct 30, 2016
Scenes of love and battles with windmills have filled our …
19 Nov

Annual Tree …

Nov 19, 2016
The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, located in the …
25 Nov

North Carolina …

Nov 25, 2016 — Jan 15, 2017
Cary's Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into …
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For Kids

Raleigh, N.C., takes pride in being a family-friendly destination. Smart and passionate residents have worked together to foster a cultural heartbeat that includes museums, arts, live music, sports and history, which provide family-friendly, fun and enriching experiences for visitors to our Southern capital city.

Kids can get hands-on with exhibits at Marbles Kids Museum, take in larger-than-life movies at Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre, be awed by sports legends at the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and have their senses excited at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences's Daily Planet, a three-story, 42-foot-tall globe filled with vivid videos and information.

Need the younger ones to burn off some energy? Raleigh has some terrific family fun centers where they can bounce themselves silly at a playhouse or trampoline park, experience the adrenaline rush of go-karts or zip, swing and climb through the trees at an outdoor adventure park.

Ready to spark your children's imagination and plan your trip to Raleigh? You can start by browsing our kid-friendly attractions below. See you soon! 

Photo: Ted Richardson 

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Featured Listings

Three Bears Acres

  • 711 Beaver Dam Rd.
    Creedmoor, NC 27522

Three Bears Acres is an outdoor, recreational farm for children of all ages. The 50 acre facility offers old-fashioned family fun where children can run loose and put their imagination to work. Three ...More

Marbles Kids Museum

  • 201 E. Hargett St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Delivering purposeful play in a big way, Marbles allows children to imagine, discover and learn in dozens of interactive exhibits, daily educational programs, field trips, birthday parties ...More

Basic Listings

401 Par Golf

  • 5715 Fayetteville Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Area: South Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.772.5261

Adventure Landing

  • 3311 Capital Blvd.
    Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.872.1688


  • 6109 Maddry Oaks Ct.
    Raleigh, NC 27616
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.307.8144

Arts Together

  • 114 St. Mary's St.
    Raleigh, NC 27605
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.828.1713

Avery Street Recreational Facility

  • 125 Avery St.
    Garner, NC 27529
  • Area: Garner
  • Phone: 919.662.5051

Blue Jay Point County Park

  • 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27614
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.870.4330

Bond Park Community Center

  • 150 Metro Park Dr.
    Cary, NC 27512
  • Area: Cary
  • Phone: 919.462.3970


  • 3419 Apex Peakway
    Apex, NC 27502
  • Area: Apex
  • Phone: 919.303.3368


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Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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