Kids Activities in Charlotte, NC

Round of Mini Golf for Two or Four at Leatherman Golf Learning Center (Up to 53% Off)

Leatherman Golf Learning Center


Mini golf course enchants putters with fountains, waterfalls, rock formations, and distinct hole layouts

$16 $8

Visit for Two or Four to The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture (Up to 50% Off)

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

Second Ward

Paintings, sculptures, films, music, and performance art pay tribute to the Africans and African Americans who impacted American culture

$36 $18

Visit for Two or Four to Levine Museum of the New South (44% Off)

Levine Museum of the New South


Levine Museum covers the South’s post-Civil War era to present days with exhibits such as its permanent Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers

$32 $18

One-Hour Plantation Tour for Two or Four at Historic Rosedale (Up to 52% Off)

Historic Rosedale

Sugaw Creek

One-hour guided tour explores a 15-room federal-era plantation home, covering aspects of its architecture and decorative arts

$20 $10

Urban Scavenger Race for Two, Four, or Six from 3Quest Challenge (50% Off)

3Quest Challenge - Charlotte

First Ward

Racing against the clock, players progress through three quests where they find checkpoints, seize clues, and solve the final puzzle

$39.95 $20

Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for the Piano, Guitar, or Bass at The Hughes Music Company (Up to 60% Off)

The Hughes Music Company

Mint Hill

Seasoned musician with 13+ years of music teaching experience helps students learn or further master the piano, guitar, or bass

$50 $20

Self-Guided Charlotte Scavenger Hunt for Two, Four, or Six from Big City Hunt (Up to 54% Off)



Participants gear up and launch the Big City Hunt app to start their own adventure, racing against the clock at a time of their choosing

$40 $22

Summer Swim and Tennis Camp from RDUTennis (32% Off). 15 Dates Available.


Multiple Locations

Beginners and intermediate players fine-tune their skills during drills and games before hitting the pool for aquatic shenanigans

$130 $89

$18 for $35 Worth of Services — Uptown String Academy

Uptown String Academy


From the merchant: Private music lessons available for violin, viola, cello and double bass. Lessons are 30 minutes once a week.

$35 $18

Kids' Summer Sports Camp for One at Breakaway Sports Charlotte Summer Camp (31% Off). Multiple Dates Available.

Breakaway Sports Charlotte Summer Camp

Bubble Soccer Charlotte

Kids can try multiple sports, as well as fun activities ranging from capture the flag to bubble soccer, during week-long sports-themed camps

$260 $179

$48 for $88 Groupon — Far Above Rubies Summer Program

Far Above Rubies Summer Enrichment Program

Sugaw Creek

From the merchant: You’ll receive one week of camp for girls ages 8-13 for a super discount. You’ll also receive a free t-shirt.

$88 $48

$26 for $100 Groupon — KTA Fitness

KTA Fitness

Becton Park

From the merchant: Martial Training for self defense, confidence and focus

$100 $26

$193 for $350 Groupon — Thompson Education Center

Thompson Education Center, Llc

Multiple Locations

From the merchant: Summer Camp for kids ages 9–14. Learn math and science concepts from certified educators.

$350 $193

Skate Rental and Admission for 2 or 4 at Kate's Skating Rink (Up to 61% Off)

Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

Classic roller-skating rink boasts pizza by the slice, an indoor playground, and an expansive arcade for family fun

$53 $22

Tours and Pony Rides at Why Not an American Ark Equestrian Park and Two by Two Petting Zoo (Up to 50% Off)

Why Not an American Ark Equestrian Park and Two by Two Petting Zoo


Farm, park, and petting zoo cover 125 acres with ponies, camels, zebras, llamas, cattle, and other creatures for kids to meet

$40 $20

Visit for One or Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children to Titanic Pigeon Forge (Up to 32% Off)

Titanic Pigeon Forge

Titanic, The Legend Continues

Audio guides featuring stories from Titanic survivors lend context to Edwardian artifacts and interactive exhibits about the historical ship

$28 $20

Two or Four Admissions with Bags of Feed at Rainforest Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

Rainforest Adventures


Colorful collective of more than 600 tropical and temperate species including lemurs, coatimundi, and giant porcupines

$27.98 $14

Two or Four 60-Minute Jump Passes at Airbound Trampoline Park (Up to 46% Off)

Airbound Trampoline Park

Multiple Locations

Trampolines line the floor and walls of the large main court and especially kid-friendly youth court; features foam pit and dodgeball

$24 $14

Three Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at George Pappas' Liberty Lanes (Up to 52% Off)

George Pappas' Liberty Lanes


This family-friendly bowling alley boasts 32 lanes, optional bumpers, and a fully-stocked snack bar

$38 $19

Two Games of Bowling and Shoes for Two, Four, or Six at Strikers Family Sportscenter and Bowling (Up to 53% Off)

Strikers Family Sportscenter & Bowling

Strikers Family Sportscenter & Bowling

Go for the gusto while bowling on lanes that provide more traction for hook shots

$25.30 $14

Standup Paddleboarding or Kayaking at My Aloha Paddle and Surf Inc (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

My Aloha Paddle and Surf Inc


Guests can explore Lake Norman on standup paddleboards or kayaks; or learn the basics of paddleboarding in group classes

$55 $35

Full-Park Admission for Two or Four at Wild Water & Wheels (22% Off)

Wild Water & Wheels

Waterway Estates

Get your splash on at this park that has something for everyone, from thrilling drops to calm pools and kids’ areas

$75.96 $59

Two-Hour Daytime or Twilight Tour for One, Two, or Four at Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour (Up to 55% Off)

Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour

Near Hanging Rock State Park

Experienced guides send whole families zipping through lush forest canopy on an ecofriendly excursion

$100 $50

Zipline Excursion from Blind Squirrel Zip Line (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

Blind Squirrel Zip Line

Gingercake Acres

2.5-hour ziplining tour features 11 ziplines and four skybridges amongst Blind Squirrel Brewery’s farm retreat

$138 $79

One or Two Months of Music Lessons, a 12-Week Band Class, or a Rock-Star Camp at Rock University (Up to 61% Off)

Rock University

Rock University

Private lessons teach students the instrument of their choice; band=performance and rock-star programs teach kids how to perform as a group

$100 $39

90-Minute Guided Tour and a 60-Minute Wine Tasting for One or Two at The Presidential Culinary Museum (58% Off)

The Presidential Culinary Museum


Guided tours explore Revolution-era artifacts, First Ladies’ favorite recipes, and food items that take their name from Presidential sources

$24 $10

$45 for Two Hours of Bowling and One Hour of Billiards for Up to Six, and Billiards (Up to $88.95 Value)

George Pappas' Victory Lanes


Guests can stay entertained with bowling, billiards, and an arcade

$88.95 $45

$59 for a Zipline Experience for Two at The Beanstalk Journey ($138 Value)

The Beanstalk Journey

Clover Ridge

Course with multiple ziplines, rope bridges & tunnels; 32-foot climbing tower; & 50-foot-high educational treehouses

$138 $59

Paddleboard Lesson for One, Two or Four from Lake Norman Paddleboard Company (Up to 54% Off)

Lake Norman Paddleboard Company

Stutts Marina

Paddleboard instruction on Lake Norman

$65 $30

Admission for Two or Four to Bounce Planet USA (Up to 53% Off)

Bounce Planet USA

Hutchinson Place

Kids play inside four bounce houses, from a regal castle to a sports-centric moon bounce

$35.96 $17

Select Local Merchants

  • Ayrsley Grand Cinema
    The Ayrsley Grand Theater is a local landmark in Charlotte, North Carolina. They’ve been voted the best theater in the state multiple times, the most recent being in 2012. They feature comfortable, breathable seating that’s maintained to an exceptional level of cleanliness. They also have 3D projectors and glasses for 3D feature films. Unlike other movie theaters that are simply too nippy, the Ayrsley is kept at just the right temperature. Arguably, the best part of seeing a movie at the Ayrsley is their $5 matinees, which are accommodatingly timed before 4PM on any day of the week. There are plenty of fine dining options surrounding the Ayrsley, making it the perfect place for a date.
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    9110 Kings Parade Boulevard
    Charlotte, NC US
  • AMC Carolina Pavilion 22
    Going to a movie is not just about the movie; it is also about the comfort while watching that movie. AMC Carolina Pavilion, located off of South Boulevard, is a premier theater offering comfortable seats, tasty food and a clean environment. The Charlotte staple was updated to include digital menus, Coca-Cola Freestyle machines and other modern amenities. Movie-goers can enjoy recent Hollywood releases with all of the best comforts. They’ve also added a ticket machine, making it quick and easy to buy tickets at the theater. Treat yourself to an experience by watching a movie at AMC Carolina Pavilion.
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    9541 South Boulevard
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Regal Phillips Place Stadium 10
    The Regal Philips Place Cinema Stadium 10 is a great place to take a date for a night of movies. Featuring stadium seating and leather-like seats that you can sink right into, the Philips Place Cinema offers a relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy the latest feature films with friends or a loved one. This location offers several different options for flavoring your popcorn if you like to go beyond the realm of buttery taste, such as ranch or cheese. The next time you want to catch a flick, head out to Philips Place and kick back at the Regal 10 for a fun and comfy movie-watching experience.
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    6911 Phillips Place Ct
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Levine Museum of the New South
    The interactive, engaging exhibits at the Levine Museum of the New South trace the history of Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont from 1865 (when the Civil War ended) to today. The exhibits share the diverse stories of those who have shaped the region and those who continue to reinvent it. Visitors leave with a deep understanding of the profound changes the South has experienced. Central Exhibit: The museum pivots on its main attraction, an 8,000-square-foot exhibit called Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers. It boasts interactive, immersive environments where visitors explore more than 1,000 artifacts, images, and video clips to learn how the South has changed from the end of the Civil War until today. Through the Eyes of History: In the main exhibit, visitors can sit at a Civil Rights–era lunch counter while they listen to stories told by leaders of sit-ins. Hands-On Features: Visitors can plunge their hands into seed cotton and play checkers out front of an old mill house. They can also don clothes in an early Belk department store and expand and rearrange the museum's collection of images via touch-screen photo album. Temporary Exhibits: Upstairs galleries feature traveling and temporary museum-created exhibits ranging from Civil Rights photography to LGBTQ history. From the Press: According to the New York Times, "the achievement of the Levine Museum of the New South . . . should not be underestimated. . . . There is an appealing integrity in the way the museum takes on its subjects." 2015 Charlotte Magazine Best of the Best Winner: "With every exhibit, Levine Museum of the New South reminds us of our past while illuminating today's voices."
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    200 East 7th Street
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Carolina's Aviation Museum
    The world's very first working airplane took flight at Kitty Hawk, making North Carolina a natural place to explore the world of aviation. Almost the entire story of flight unfolds here at Carolinas Aviation Museum, from the development of commercial and military planes to privately owned aircraft. It's not all about the technology, either—the museum places heavy emphasis on the human stories behind these marvels of engineering, including heroic Vietnam War veterans. Don't Miss: the "Miracle on the Hudson," the US Airways plane that Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely emergency-landed in New York City's Hudson River in 2009 Size: a 40,000-square-foot hangar with an active ramp area that allows visitors to take guided tours of the planes The Building: though the visitors' area is in a newer hangar, the original building—the first commercial hangar in Charlotte from 1938—can still be seen across the runway Eye Catcher: once the fastest plane in the world, there are only two D-558-1 Skystreaks still in existence, and one is here at the museum Permanent Mainstay: it might not be the flashiest plane at the museum, but no trip here would be complete without seeing the original breaker of gravity's bonds, the Wright Flyer
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    4672 1st Flight Drive
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Silent Disco
    Hard plastic chairs scattered around a table. Hot dogs rolling slowly on a warming belt. Charred ashtrays sitting forlornly on Formica counters. All are common sights at a lot of bowling alleys. But not at StrikeCity, a spot billed as "a 21st century multimedia, bowling, dining, and private-event facility." And there is, in fact, plenty to do here besides bowl. There are 75 HD video screens installed throughout three bars, each loaded with countless sports subscriptions—and any game you can't watch can still be followed on the massive ticker running near the ceiling. Some of those TVs also perch above the row of 18 lanes outfitted with digital scoring systems and colorful lighting. Pops of color appear elsewhere, thanks to the Andy Warhol-style prints of Marilyn Monroe and the bright red necklaces every bowling pin wears for good luck.
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    210 E Trade St.
    Charlotte, NC US

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