Day Trips

This page lists popular kids day trips within 100 miles from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Kids Raleigh: Day Trips - Fun 4 Raleigh Kids
Ackland Art Museum

Since 1958, The Ackland Art Museum has been one of North Carolina’s most important cultural resource ...

101 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Aloha Safari Zoo

Lee Crutchfield is on a mission to rescue animals in need. He currently holds a license for up to 50 ...

159 Mini Lane, Cameron, NC, 28326
Alpaca Dreams

We love welcoming visitors to meet and learn about our animals. Visitors get to meet our alpacas and ...

Open Season: Call for appointment
2714 Schloss Rd, Louisburg, NC
Bennett Place State Historical Site

Bennett Place, sometimes known as Bennett Farm, in Durham, North Carolina, was the site of the large ...

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC, 27705
Blue Heaven Carolina Basketball Museum

The Carolina Basketball Museum, located on the campus of the University of North Carolina, is open t ...

450 Skipper Bowles Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Bull City Mini

Hi. We're Julie and Ben. In 2017, we took a month-long cross-country road trip with our dog and newb ...

359 Blackwell St Ste 135, Durham, NC
Bungalow Bounce

We offer a wide variety of inflatable structures for children to play, exercise and develop their gr ...

101 Best Wood Dr, Clayton, NC
Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecti ...

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd., Pittsboro, NC, 27312

For over 45 years, Carowinds has been right at the heart of where the Carolinas come together, so we ...

14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Conservators Center

On a visit to the Conservators Center, you will meet our animals up close. An experienced tour guide ...

676 E. Hughes Mill Road, Burlington, NC, 27217
Dan Nicholas Park

Dan Nicholas Park is home to a campground, lake, carousel, train, gem mine, aquarium and nature cent ...

6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC
Dr. Young's Pond Berry Farm

Come pick delicious berries, feed our chickens, and pet the goat! Dr. Young’s Pond Berry Farm has ...

10865 NC 210 North, Angier, North Carolina, 27501
Duke Lemur Center

The Duke Lemur Center is the world’s largest and most diverse collection of lemurs – Earth’s most th ...

3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC, 27705
East End Park Sprayground - Durham

Durham Aquatics - features a free sprayground!

1200 N Alston Avenue, Durham, NC
Edison Johnson Aquatic Center and Sprayground - Durham

Spraygrounds are playground areas with water features, that allow residents fun places to cool off w ...

Open Season: May through the end of September.
600 W Murray Avenue, Durham, NC
Eno River, The

Eno River State Park—like its namesake—flows near urban areas of Durham and Orange counties with fiv ...

6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham, NC, 27705
Fantasy Lake Water Park

Fantasy Lake Water Park is fun for the entire family! Fantasy Lake is based out of a 6 acre man-made ...

Open Season: May 11 - August 25 & August 31, September 1, 2, 7, & 9
5869 Permastone Lake Road, Hope Mills, NC, 28348
Forest Hills Pool and Sprayground - Durham

Forest Hills Pool will be open following resurfacing, planned for June 20. The pool will close on Au ...

1639 University Drive, Durham, NC
Great Wolf Lodge

Come to Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC! Our resort near Charlotte offers both indoor water park fun ...

10175 Weddington Rd, Concord, NC
Greensboro Children's Museum

The Greensboro Children's Museum's mission is to engage all children and families in hands-on, fun l ...

220 North Church Street, Downtown Greensboro, NC, 27401
Greensboro Science Center

A visit to the Greensboro Science Center is much more than touring the aquarium, museum and zoo. Dur ...

4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC, 27455
H2OBX Waterpark

From buried treasure and legendary pirates to windswept dunes and wild horses, the epic story of the ...

8526 Caratoke Hwy, Powells Point, NC
Hanging Rock State Park

Since its creation as a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps project, Hanging Rock State Park has offer ...

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury, NC, 27016
It's a Zoo Life

Have you ever wanted to pet a zebra, have a lemur sit on your shoulder, or bounce beside a kangaroo? ...

Open Season: year round pending weather; call ahead (appointments re...
4313 NC Hwy 42, Macclesfield, NC, 27852
Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park

Wilmington’s own Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park is the coolest place to escape the heat of a Carolina ...

Open Season: June 9 thru Late August
5320 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC
Kidzu Childrens Museum

At Kidzu —make, build, explore and learn— an adventurous expanded Museum experience for age infant t ...

201 S Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Lazy 5 Ranch

The Lazy 5 Ranch is privately owned and operated by Henry Hampton with no federal or state funding. ...

15100 Mooresville Rd, Mooresville, NC, 28115
Morehead Planetarium - Closed for Renovations until June 18, 2019

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina ...

250 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
Museum of Life and Science Durham

Located just blocks from downtown Durham, the Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s ...

433 W. Murray Avenue, Durham, NC, 27704
Neuse Adventures Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Enjoy the special pleasure of spending a few hours drifting down one of North Carolina's most histor ...

2975 Covered Bridge Rd., Clayton, NC, 27527
North Carolina Botanical Garden

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a "conservation garden". Our guiding mission is to inspire un ...

100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517
North Carolina Railroad Museum and New Hope Valley Railway

Open for outdoor, self-guided tours of historic railroad equipment on weekends year-round. Trains op ...

3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, NC, 27562
North Carolina Transportation Museum

This family-friendly place is a 60 acre site filled with interesting exhibits and special events. ...

411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC, 28159
North Carolina Zoo

Located just south of Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo is seated on a 2,200-acre tract of land in th ...

4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC, 27205
Notasium Cary and Durham

Notasium™ is an interactive, music-based play space and school designed to awaken the musician in an ...

1000 Ryan Rd., Cary, NC
Piedmont Wildlife Center

The Piedmont Wildlife Center is a non-profit organization founded in 2003. Our office is located at ...

364 Leigh Farm Rd, Durham, NC, 27707
Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre

Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre is one of only 6 drive in theatres left in operation in North Carolina.

3336 Raleigh Rd, Henderson, NC
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens consist of approximately 55 acre of landscaped and wooded areas at Duke Un ...

420 Anderson St, Durham, NC, 27708
Three Bears Acres

Three Bears Acres offers preschool through grade level field trips with instructional guide to incor ...

711 Beaver Dam Road, Creedmore, NC, 27522
Tweetsie Railroad Wild West Theme Park

Tweetsie Railroad allows children and families to let their imaginations run wild and discover all s ...

300 Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, NC, 28605
Wet N' Wild Emerald Pointe

Wet 'N Wild Emerald Pointe is the Carolina’s favorite waterpark. One of the largest water parks in N ...

Open Season: May 25, 2019 is Opening Day!
3910 South Holden Road, Greensboro, NC, 27406