Now that title isn’t meant to put unneeded pressure on any of you parents out there! We know that in making the long and important decision to move to the Knightdale Station new home community that family obviously comes first in your world. Like many of the young families that are opting for new homes in Knightdale, they came to Knightdale Station for a safe and friendly community to raise their kids. In doing so, you have made a great choice, not only in Knightdale and the surrounding community, but there may be no state better than North Carolina in the whole country for kids to grow up in. On top of all the safety and learning opportunities statewide for all ages of children, there are also so many fun places to visit and NC Kids Activities to do.
Now to list all the great activities for kids in the entire state would not be possible, we would need an endless blog for that,. However, we just narrowed it down to several in some different categories that you can easily take a look through and decide which would be of most interest to the youngsters in your home.
NC Kids Activities to Keep Them Wet and Wild Near the Water
For the first several of our great NC Kids Activities, we will go to points across the state with fin-filled water activities. Again, these are ones to enjoy in the warmer months for the most part, but by the time we have finished our series of posts, trust us, you and the kids will have plenty of places on your “bucket list” to eventually make the trek to.
Whitewater Rafting on the Nantahala River, Bryson City
For the “daredevils” or just those seeking a rush, this is one of the most fun ways to “get wet” in any of our NC Kids Activities. With the teamwork involved in this, the whole family gets a true bonding experience. The Nantahala Outdoor Center, as well as other local outfitters, offer half-day or full-day options for these trips.
Canoeing in the Dismal Swamp, South Mills
This activity is one gaining popularity with the rise of people kayaking in recent years. It is suggested for this entry of our NC Kids Activities that they’re in the “tween” age range and up. Much like the rafting activity above, this gives you and the kids a sense of working together to accomplish a greater goal. The park at the Dismal Swamp offers both kayak and canoe rentals. In the case you have a long day planned or want to stay dry, there are also bike rentals available on site.
Sliding Rock and the Land of Waterfalls, Brevard
To put the water fun here into perspective, this is like nature’s equivalent to the “slip and slide.” The looks on the children’s faces alone will be worth the trip for these NC Kids activities alone. This amazing all-natural waterslide will have the kids ready to go, but they will want to wear shorts and sneakers on their way down before they plunge into the seven-foot deep swimming hole. For safety purposes, yes there are lifeguards on duty.
Lineville Caverns, Linville Falls, and Gorge, and Grandfather Mountain, Marion, and Linville
The first time you bring the children out to a cavern, the look of astonishment is as we noted above, “worth the price of admission itself.” (Even though there is no actual admission fee.) The awe-inspiring natural beauty of this site is truly a unique experience in itself. On just this one trip, you can visit several stops including Linville Caverns, Linville Falls and Gorge, and Grandfather Mountain.
Fishing at Lake Mattamuskeet, Swan Quarter
Just because your child loves being in the water doesn’t mean they need to be actually in the water. Fishing is actually a rite of passage for many families. As a bonus, Lake Mattamuskeet doubles as a national wildlife refuge and is NC’s largest natural lake. With no speed boats or jet skis allowed you as a parent can relax during these NC kids Activities, and maybe drop a line in with the youngsters and see what you can catch on a serene, peaceful day on the water.
Uwharrie National Forest, Troy
Okay, so our final listing for NC Kids Activities for this opening post in our series finds us at Uwharrie National Forest. While technically, we were back and forth on this being a “water” activity, we decided that with opportunities for boating, swimming, river and stream fishing, and a lake and pond otherwise on-site, that it was wet enough to include. Sure, on top of those great water options, you and the kids can also camp at this location and even try some horseback riding too, if they so desire.
We are Just Getting Started with Our NC Kids Activities
These NC Kids Activities all across the state are just the beginning of our fun-filled family trips. In the second post of our series here, we will look at some fun, but educational and even historic stops in the Tar Heel State. So, the “educational” part, we can keep between us until the kiddos realize how much of a great time they are having, even if they learn a thing or two.
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