100 Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy This Summer!

July 5, 2019

Here we are bringing you 100 ideas and day trips to keep the kids busy all summer long! Make sure you like this post on Facebook to share it with your friends and bookmark this page so you can keep coming back all summer long! 

  1. Build a blanket fort
  2. Visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
  3. Ride some roller coasters at Carowinds
  4. Have a picnic in Freedom Park
  5. Get mad about science at Discovery Place
  6. Make homemade ice cream
  7. Catch fireflies in a jar
  8. Kayak down a river
  9. Visit the South Carolina Zoo
  10. Take a hike at Crowders Mountain
  11. Go for a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  12. Spend a weekend at Great Wolf Lodge
  13. Have a water balloon fight
  14. Go under the sea at the Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
  15. Experience Dorothy and all of her friends at the Land of Oz
  16. Go whitewater rafting

  17. Tour the Biltmore House

  18. Roller Skate for free!
  19. Go bowling
  20. Tour and pan at Reed's Gold Mine

  21. Visit a free swimming pool and spray park

  22. Check out a book at a local library
  23. Bike down a greenway
  24. Get a summer membership to the Mint Museum

  25. Feed some animals at Lazy 5 Ranch
  26. Go to a Knights Game

  27. Plan a trip to the beach
  28. Take a boat tour on Lake Norman
  29. Go to the Carolina Raptor Center
  30. Learn all about race cars at the NASCAR Hall of Fame
  31. Visit the farmer's market on Saturday morning
  32. See butterflies at Charlotte Nature Museum
  33. Eat from a local food truck
  34. Try a Pelican's SnoBall

  35. Eat dessert at Amelie's
  36. Eat pancakes at the Original Pancake House

  37. Have fried chicken from Price's Chicken Coop
  38. Take a stroll through NoDa
  39. Eat doughnuts from Krispy Kreme when the hot light is on
  40. Visit Ray's Splash Planet
  41. Spend a day in Asheville
  42. Ride the train at Tweetsie Railroad
  43. Play water balloon baseball
  44. Tye-dye a t-shirt
  45. Make homemade rock candy
  46. Make snake bubbles
  47. Make a homemade slip n slide
  48. Play balloon tennis
  49. Tour the USS North Carolina
  50. Slip down Sliding Rock
  51. Go to the Linville Gorge
  52. Visit an abandoned ghost town
  53. Take a Hunger Games Tour 
  54. Go on a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
  55. See horses at Shackleford Banks
  56. Go to Hanging Rock
  57. Stroll through Craggy Gardens
  58. Ride the light rail
  59. Go to Pinky's for a burger
  60. Go to Jockey's Ridge
  61. Climb up to the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
  62. Hike at Chimney Rock
  63. Walk across the swinging bridge
  64. Walkthrough Uptown
  65. Play putt-putt
  66. Pick strawberries

  67. Paint treasure rocks
  68. See a roller derby
  69. Hangout at Romare Bearden Park

  70. Rent a jet ski

  71. Go on a dinner cruise

  72. Swim at the Quarry at Carrigan Farms
  73. Go to Tiger World
  74. Play in the Fish Fountain
  75. River Jam at the Whitewater Center
  76. Visit 7th St. Market

  77. Play hopscotch
  78. Make a bird feeder
  79. Make homemade water guns
  80. Make s'mores at home
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