This is the third and sadly, final post taking us from your new home in Knightdale at the Knightdale Station community to the various great North Carolina Kids Activities statewide. We have “gotten wet” in our first post and added some learning and history to our fun in post two. Herewith our final post, we will be kind of all over the place, but the constants will remain, these destinations all center around things that kids love to see and do.
As an example of these “things” that kids love to say or do, we will start this post with North Carolina Kids Activities that involve animals. Likewise, another will focus on trains. An amusement park which would always be welcome by the young-ins will wrap us up. Consequently, we could have listed dozens of more places for family fun, however, we know the ones below and before this post are ones all on board will be glad they experienced.
North Carolina Kids Activities that Include All the Animals!
Much like we have prefaced in basically every paragraph of this three-post series, there are just so many things that kids love! Near the top of that list has to be animals. Likewise, when put in a position to see or touch some of the amazing animals they have never actually seen in-person, this creates an exciting event for any child. So, our next two North Carolina Kids Activities give the children a close and personal look in some way at animals.
North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro
This one is another in the “no-brainer” column. If any North Carolina Kids Activities do not need an explanation, this one is it. Any zoo is a blast for the kids; however, the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is the largest habitat zoo in the entire country. The facility divides into four separate areas, Africa, Aviary, Desert, and North America. Some of the other attractions on-site are the Giraffe Deck, the Prairie Geyser, and Cypress Swamp.
The Wild Horses at Shackleford Banks, Shackleford Banks
Now, think of the reaction of the kids when visiting the zoo or another North Carolina Kids Activity involving animals. Ok, multiply that several times over and this is the reaction you can expect when your kids see animals in the wild as they will at Shackleford Banks. This is the southernmost barrier island in Cape Lookout National Seashore. On top of that, for the past 500 years, there are more than 100 wild horses that roam free here. Guided tours are available and heck, I almost forgot that the kids get to take a ferry ride from the Crystal Coast Island. So a boat ride, and animals in the wild…pretty sure we have a winner here.
A Day Full of Rides and Smiles for North Carolina Kids Activities
Ok, some places go without saying that any kids are going to be thrilled at the drop of the name. Just from the above subheading, “a day full of rides,” I think you know this one will be a hit. As any child loves to hear the magical two words “Amusement Park.” One of the most fun and greatest amusement parks in the land is here in Charlotte, NC, and it’s one the whole family will enjoy.
Of any entry in either of our three posts in this series, this may be the one road trip that North Carolina Kids Activities is used most loosely. This is because you as the parent/adult are going to have a blast at this place with the kids too. We are talking the ultimate in summertime fun here: wave pools, water slides, tube rides, and some of the fastest and most breathtaking roller coasters you’ll find anywhere in the world. A 3-acre “kids area” is directed at the youngsters specifically and also has rides and games galore to enjoy.
Chugging Along to the Final North Carolina Kids Activities Destination
Ok, so we are almost ready to pull back “into the station.” No, not you’re new neighborhood, Knightdale Station, but the station signifying we are almost to the last of our North Carolina Kids Activities. Well, maybe we had another tie in there, as of or final two stops, one is an iconic landmark, but the other involves trains. Both are stops that the kids will no doubt be excited for, but I guess we went slightly “off the tracks” in our description.
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock
From the toy-sized to animated models, right up to the real thing. There’s just something about kids and trains. In Blowing Rock, our next North Carolina Kids Activities bring the child-like train fantasy out in all of us at the Tweetsie Railroad. Here, you literally join your kids on a three-mile train ride. This destination is more aimed at the toddle to elementary-aged kids, but then again, come on, who doesn’t get excited about a train ride!
North Carolina Kids Activities: They Certainly Don’t End Here
While this will conclude our three-post series on North Carolina Kids Activities, it certainly is not all there is to do with the children. With you and your family moving to a new home in Knightdale Station, there are also many great family-friendly activities right in your direct area too. However, when you do have some extra time and are able to make plans, the activities listed in our three-post series are true “bucket list” stops across NC for your little ones. (And the growing ones too!)
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