Family Friendly Raleigh
26 Sep

Extreme Mammals

Sep 26, 2015 — Mar 27, 2016
This extraordinary exhibition explores the diversity of mammals, …
10 Oct

Symphonie …

Oct 10, 2015 — Oct 25, 2015
Carolina Ballet presents a world premiere ballet set to Un Bal …
11 Oct

A Gala with Renée …

Oct 11, 2015
A once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear celebrated …
15 Oct

2015 N.C. State Fair

Oct 15, 2015 — Oct 25, 2015
The N.C. State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented …
8 Nov

North Carolina …

Nov 08, 2015
The N.C. State Wolfpack men's basketball team will compete at …
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For Kids

Raleigh, N.C., prides itself on being a family-friendly destination, with a wealth of museums, festivals, live performances, parks and lakes that are fun for everyone. From hands-on exhibits at Marbles Kids Museum and larger-than-life movies at Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre to the historic carousel and train at Pullen Park, Raleigh offers family attractions and activities for kids of all ages.

Active families can enjoy year-round outdoor recreation in N.C.'s state capital area, and we bet you’ll even learn a little while you’re here. Discover the wonder of the natural world at the Nature Research Center (a wing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences), or better understand the past at one of the area’s historic sites like Historic Yates Mill County Park... kids can be Lifelong Learners, too!

Your kids may never want to go home, and surely will want to come back again and again! Parents will love how children's imaginations are sparked... and that many of the area's top attractions are free!

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

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

Buffaloe Lanes Cary

  • 151 High House Rd.
    Cary, NC 27511
  • Area: Cary
  • Phone: 919.468.8684


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421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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