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 ...

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

At Aloha Safari Park you will see a variety of different animals including, tigers, zebras, monkeys, ...

159 Mini Lane, Cameron, NC, 28326
American Tobacco Campus

The heart and start of downtown Durham’s renaissance—we are a revitalized historic campus featuring ...

318 Blackwell St., Durham, NC, 27701
Animal Edventures Sanctuary

We have made it our mission to broaden the horizons of children and adults alike, from all walks of ...

Open Season: Wednesdays-Sundays 11AM-4PM
1489 Live Oak Rd., Coats, NC, 27521
Animal Park at the Conservators Center

Reconnect with Wildlife Visit Over 20 Species of Animals Wildly Up Close On a tour of our park, yo ...

Open Season: Reservations must be made in advance.
676 E. Hughes Mill Road, Burlington, NC, 27217
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
Bungalow Bounce

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

101 Best Wood Dr, Ste 200, Clayton, NC, 27520
Cape Fear River Adventures Outdoor Adventure

Experience Fun Kayaking, Canoeing and River Tubing Trips Near Raleigh, Fayetteville, Durham, and Cha ...

100 South Main Street, Lillington, NC, 27546
Carolina Basketball Museum

The Carolina Basketball Museum, located on the ground floor of the Ernie Williamson Athletic Center, ...

450 Skipper Bowles Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Carolina Theatre of Durham

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. will be an active, relevant, and sustainable organization deeply en ...

309 West Morgan St, Durham, NC, 27701
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

The Carolinas' Premier Entertainment Destination Carowinds is where the Carolinas come together f ...

14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28273

CATHIS Farm is a family operated, veteran-owned, pasture raised meat farm and event venue in Lilling ...

544 Falcon Road, Lillington, NC, 27546
Clayton's Municipal Park

WATER YOU WAITING FOR? Come join us for some fun in the sun today! The park has officially reope ...

Open Season: sunrise to sunset
325 McCullers Drive, Clayton, NC, 27520
Dan Nicholas Park

Dan Nicholas Park was created originally with a gift in 1968 of 330 acres of land from Mr. Dan Nicho ...

6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC, 28146
Duke Lemur Center

Founded in 1966 on the campus of Duke University in Durham, NC, the Duke Lemur Center is a world lea ...

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

DPR spraygrounds open by Memorial Day weekend in May and operates through early fall. East End P ...

1200 N Alston Avenue, Durham, NC, 27701
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: By Memorial Day weekend through the early Fall.
600 W Murray Avenue, Durham, NC, 27701
Elevated Wake Park

Fun for the whole family in Lexington, North Carolina! Full-sized cable, Aqua-Park, Lessons, Rental ...

220 Bryant Rd., Lexington, NC, 27292
Eno River Farm

Eno River Farm is a family oriented business focused on the wellbeing of our community, unyielding i ...

2127 Saint Marys Rd., Hillsborough, NC, 27278
Eno River, The

Located in Durham and Orange counties 10 miles northwest of downtown Durham, Eno River State Parks s ...

6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham, NC, 27705
Farm at Piper Hill, The

Agritourism farm featuring farm animals that you can care for. Overnight Summer Camps and Overnight ...

2340 Jessie Bridges Road, Silk Hope, NC, 27344
Fearrington Village

R.B. Fitch started Fitch Creations, Inc. in 1960, and began creating Fearrington VillageTM in 1974. ...

2000 Fearrington Village Ctr, Pittsboro, NC, 27312
Forest Hills Pool and Sprayground - Durham

The Forest Hills Sprayground is located in the playground area and can be accessed when the pool is ...

1639 University Drive, Durham, NC, 27707
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
Hanging Rock State Park

Located in Stokes County 30 miles north of Winston-Salem, Hanging Rock State Park started as a Civil ...

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury, NC, 27016
Hillside Pool and Sprayground - Durham

Outdoor Pool Sprayground The Hillside Park Sprayground is located inside the Hillside Pool area ...

Open Season: May-September
1221 Sawyer St., Durham, NC, 27707
Horton Grove Nature Preserve

708 acres in Durham County GPS Coordinates: 36.142293, -78.843658 Opened in 2012, Horton Grove N ...

7360 Jock Road, Bahama, NC, 27503
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? ...

4313 NC Hwy 42 West, Macclesfield, NC, 27852

Kaleideum is an interactive museum of arts, sciences, and exploration formed by the merger of The Ch ...

400 W Hanes Mill Road, Winston Salem, NC, 27105
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
Lions Water Adventure

The Lion's Water Adventure is eastern NC's newest and most thrilling water experience. Featuring thr ...

2602 W Vernon Ave., Kinston, NC, 28504
Millstone Creek Orchards

Tour this working orchard that allows guests to pick their own fruit including apples, peaches, blue ...

Open Season: March-December
506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd., Ramseur, NC, 27316
Miriam P. Brenner Children's Museum

Ones known as Greensboro Children's Museum's, Miriam P. Brenner Childrens Museum's mission is to eng ...

220 North Church Street, Greensboro, NC, 27401
Morehead Planetarium

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

250 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
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
New Hope Valley Railway

The NCRM operates New Hope Valley Railway so that visitors can experience a ride on our historic rai ...

3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, NC, 27562
Nido & Mariana Qubein Children's Museum

Welcome to the Happiest Place in High Point! 75,000 square feet of wonder and delight! The Qubei ...

200 Qubein Avenue, High Point, NC, 27262
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 Transportation Museum

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

1 Samuel Spencer Dr., 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
Old Mill Farm

Family Educational Farm, Summer Camp and Event Venue

8913 NC Highway 751 South, Durham, NC, 27713
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, 27537
Raven Rock State Park

Located in Harnett County 40 miles southwest of Raleigh, Raven Rock State Park boasts the namesake 1 ...

3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC, 27546
Richland Creek Zipline Canopy Tours

Richland Creek Zipline Canopy Tour is one of the first ziplines in NC, has provided thrills, laughs, ...

2728 Fairview Farm Rd., Asheboro, NC, 27205
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
Spring Haven Farm

We are the Crihfield Family, Andrew, Lori, Cullen Ceiran, Chase and our dogs Lucy, Baxter and Olive. ...

5306 Homer Ruffin Rd., Chapel Hill, NC, 27516