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Things to Do with Kids in Durham, NC

Durham is a family-friendly destination where you will find activities suitable for children of all ages. Places like the Museum of Life + Science provide fun and educational experiences through hands-on, engaging exhibits. Unique businesses like the trampoline sports arenas DefyGravity and Sky Zone give children a fun outlet for their energy, and parks like Rolling View State Recreation Area offer areas to explore the outdoors. No matter the age, areas of interest, or the budget, kids have a wealth of activities available in Durham.

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Golden Belt

  • 807 E Main St, Downtown Durham, Golden Belt Arts
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 967-7700
  • Downtown Area

Once a textile mill that made pouches for Bull Durham tobacco, the Golden Belt has been transformed into a LEED-certified complex of apartments, galleries, studios, event spaces, and more. The …

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Historic Durham Athletic Park

  • 500 W Corporation St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 687-6503
  • Downtown Area

Originally named El Toro Park when it was first built in 1926, the Historic Durham Athletic Park served as the home of the Durham Bulls for almost 70 years, and was a film location for the movie Bull …

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Little River Regional Park & Natural Area

  • Park entrance is off Guess Rd, 1 mile north of the Durham/Orange County line
  • 301 Little River Park Way
  • Rougemont, NC 27572
  • (919) 732-5505
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

With 391 acres of park and natural area developed from tobacco farmland, the Little River Regional Park & Natural Area offers ample opportunity to take in the natural beauty of Durham County. There …

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Garrett Road Park

  • 6815 Garrett Rd
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 560-4355
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Includes fishing, grills, picnic facilities, play grounds, restrooms, small shelters, tennis courts, and water fountains.

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Glendale Heights Park

  • 707 W Murray Ave
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 560-4355
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Includes greenway access and picnic facilities.

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Grant Park

  • 918 Grant St
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 560-4355
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Includes play grounds.

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Great Lawn at Durham Central Park

  • 501 Foster St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 794-8194
  • Downtown Area

With Mt. Merrill (an ADA-accessible "climbing mound"), a skate park, the Garden of Eatin', and a total of five acres, you're sure to find your refuge for fun in the heart of Downtown Durham.

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HappymessART Supply Shop and Studios

  • 718 Iredell St
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 286-9763
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Let your Happymess teacher guide you through the entire process of making your own "mess"terpiece.  Happymess provides all supplies needed as well as a happy-go-lucky environment –- or can host …

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Herndon Hills Farm

  • 7110 Massey Chapel Rd
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 544-3313
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Pick-your-own blueberries, blackberries, and muscadine grapes. Harvest times and available hours vary by season.

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Hideaway Woods

  • 433 W Murray Ave
  • I-85 Exit 176-B
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 220-5429
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Hideaway Woods is a two-acre, forested learning environment featuring tree houses, a flowing streambed, and fanciful nature sculptures. Connected by rope bridges, the tree house village encourages …

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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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