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Charlotte For Kids Part 1

February 22nd, 2014 Listed Under: Day Trips, Things To Do Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

The weather is warming up and the kids are looking for adventures! If you are struggling with finding new, fun ideas for activities with your children, look no further. Below is the first installment of fun places to take your kids for day trips, birthday parties and more!

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge

The Great Wolf Lodge is a wonderful place to take the family for a unique getaway that is only a few minutes down the road in Concord! The hotel features 402 all-suite guest rooms, a themed family restaurant and bar, themed gourmet buffet and grand three-story atrium. The Lodge is home to one of America’s largest 80,000 sq. ft indoor waterpark, with 11 water slides, four pools and an interactive treehouse water fort. Still not convinced about the fun available here? Visit the hotel website for more details and book your stay today!



If you live in the Charlotte area and have not been to Carowinds yet, you are missing out on an entertainment staple! Whether you like roller-coasters, water parks or 3-D shows, Carowinds has the attraction for you. This park is a great place to take the family or have an adult throwback to your childhood. Go to the Carowinds website to  check out the schedule and look for any good promotional deals. Roller-Coaster Pro Tip: Buy the twilight pass to avoid the crowd and beating sun while getting plenty of time for all of the fun activities for half the price!

Lazy 5 Ranch

Lazy 5 Ranch Giraffe

Anyone in your family love exotic animals and visiting the zoo? Lazy 5 Ranch puts a unique spin on the zoo experience right outside of Charlotte! The drive-through safari consists of 3 1/2 miles of land that is home to over 750 animals from 6 different continents. The special part about this zoo is that you can drive through the ranch with your own vehicle or with a wagon ride tour. From your vehicle, you can feed giraffes, llamas and more! This place is perfect for a quick day-trip or birthday party. Check out the rates and hours and plan your trip!

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Jarrett Campbell
Brad Spry

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Ashley Eve

Ashley Eve

Intern at The McDonald Group at Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered
My name is Ashley Eve and I am a “Charlottean” born and bred. I am a junior Public Relations major at UNC-CH. As the Charlotte Communities intern I will be contributing weekly!
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