Having kids is one of the many joys of life. They teach us just as much as we teach them. One of the best parts about having kids is being able to take them on amazing excursions. While out on these adventures, you may find that you enjoy the activities just as much as they do. So we compiled this list of the top 10 Things to do in Raleigh with Kids.
If you’re thinking of moving your family to Raleigh, you’ll find that there are so many fun ways to spend time with your kids. As natives of the area, New Home Inc knows a thing or two about all of the kid-friendly activities in Raleigh. As home building experts, we also know a thing or two about quality built homes that will last many generations of your family.
Here, we’ll take a look at a few things to do with kids in Raleigh, as well as the smart, healthy homes and communities we build there. Let’s go!
What are the top 10 Things to Do In Raleigh with Kids?
Ok, let’s get down to the list of the top 10 things to do in Raleigh with kids!
1. Marbles Kids Museum
You won’t lose your marbles over trying to figure out what to do with your kids in Downtown Raleigh. This museum makes learning fun with interactive exhibits, award-winning programs, and out of this world movies shown in a 3D IMAX theater. Kids of all ages can come and play for hours. Plus, a calendar chock full of exciting events throughout the year.
2. Frankie’s Fun Park
Kids can enjoy a full day of fun at this amazing destination. Arcade games, rides, mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars, and more. The fun is endless at Frankie’s Fun Park. Battle it out in a laser tag, two-level apocalypse themed world. Many will enter, but only one will win!
3. Videri Chocolate Factory
Mmm chocolate! Something most kids love. The Videri Chocolate Factory is perfect for every chocolate lover in the family. Take a trip to Downtown Raleigh for a free, self-guided tour of the makings of award-winning chocolate. Then, on the way out, grab a prewrapped chocolate set or any one of the delicious offerings made to take home. The best part is that the chocolate is allergy-friendly, so everyone can enjoy it.
4. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The oldest museum in North Carolina is the Museum of Natural Sciences. One of the most fun museums here is …also the Museum of Natural Sciences. Here, you’ll find a variety of activities and exhibits for your kids to enjoy, all for the grand price of FREE! There are four floors of exhibits that include some interesting animals to explore, like turtles, snakes, tarantulas, fish, and sloths.
5. Umstead State Park
Take advantage of the wonderful weather in Raleigh with an outdoor activity at Umstead State Park. Hiking, biking, canoeing, and rowboating are a few of the many things to do here. We highly recommend looking for the chainsaw art carved into the 25-foot fallen oak tree. It’s located on the Multi-Use Trail. With mainly flat trails, it’s a great option for families with children of all ages.
6. Pullen Park
You can’t go wrong taking your kids to Pullen Park. This 66.4-acre park hosts one of the world’s oldest amusement parks. You and your family can have a blast at the many kid-friendly (and adult-friendly) offerings. It’s filled with playgrounds, a mini train, wide open green fields, pedal boats, and even a performance theater.
7. Raleigh Little Theater Rose Garden
Open from dawn to dusk all year round, the Raleigh Little Theater Rose Garden is the perfect place to, quite literally, stop and smell the roses. It is one of three accredited rose gardens in North Carolina and hosts an array of beautiful, fresh-smelling rose varieties. After a relaxing tour through the gardens, you and your kids can enjoy an entertaining selection of performances at the Raleigh Little Theater next door.
8. TreeRunner Adventure Park
For a completely different outdoor experience, take the kids on an adventure to TreeRunner Adventure Park. With over 70 obstacles, ropes courses, and zip lines, your kids will not utter the words, “I’m bored,” and they won’t want to. You might even find yourself wanting to take on the challenge of these courses and join in on the adventure. There are even junior courses for kids as young as 4 years old.
9. Mordecai Historic Park and Trolley Tour
This Downtown Raleigh destination is a great way to spend the day with your kids. Starting at the oldest home in Raleigh, the Mordecai House, the 50-minute trolley tour will take you through the historic wonders of Downtown Raleigh. You and your kids can learn together about the historical landmarks and rich history of the town. All aboard!
10. Page Farms
Getting kids to eat their fruits is easy when they get the chance to pick them themselves. Have fun with the kids exploring the farm’s fresh, seasonal fruits and farm animals at Page Farms. Make it a yearly tradition to pick the seasonal fruits, like spring strawberries, summer blackberries, and fall pumpkins.
Homes Available for Your Family to enjoy the top 10 Things to Do in Raleigh with Kids
There’s no doubt that after reading through some of the 10 things to do in Raleigh with Kids, you’ll want to plant roots of your own here. Fortunately, New Home Inc. offers homes ripe for the picking, so you don’t have to wait to call Raleigh home.
As a company building homes in the #1 ranked best city for quality of life in the US, you better believe we build homes to match. Our communities are located in Selma, Smithfield, Lillington, Clayton, Apex, and Fuquay-Varina, Wake County, and Chatham County, each with their own unique adventures to enjoy. They come with a range of luxury, single-family, and townhome options fit for every size family. You can easily access major state highways and interstates to explore the many things to do in Raleigh, as well as other fun activities in town. Some in- town activities are even within walking distance, like Jordan Lake in our Olde Farm community. The expansive list of floor plans we offer comes complete with spacious living quarters, open layouts, and gorgeous southern exteriors. Ranging from 2 to 5 beds, 2 to 5 baths, and 1,238 to 5,042 square feet of living space, you’re sure to find something you love! When you’re ready to make this list of Raleigh adventures more than just a vacation destination for you and your kids, New Home Inc. is here to help find a home that’s perfect for you to return to after a day of fun. We’d be honored to be your North Carolina builder and show you even more of what makes the Raleigh area so special. Contact us today with any questions