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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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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

  • 420 Anderson St, Duke University West Campus
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 684-3698
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Named one of the top 10 public gardens in the U.S. by TripAdvisor and winner of the 2013 Horticulture Magazine Award for Garden Excellence, Duke Gardens is a stunning 55-acre public garden on the …

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St. Joseph's Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center

  • 804 Old Fayetteville St
  • Durham, NC 27701-3958
  • (919) 683-1709
  • Downtown Area

St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation (SJHF) is a non-profit organization that manages the Hayti Heritage Center. SJHF is dedicated to preserving Durham's African-American heritage and the impact of the …

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West Point on the Eno

  • 5101 N Roxboro Rd
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 471-1623
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Combining natural beauty and history, West Point on the Eno is free park along the Eno River spanning 404 acres with three historic buildings. A rebuilt grist mill on the site of what was once the …

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The Scrap Exchange

  • 2050 Chapel Hill Rd
  • Shoppes at Lakewood
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 688-6960
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Promotes creativity, environmental awareness, and community through re-use. Materials available as well as gallery showcasing creative re-use in art. Craft classes offered throughout the year.

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Shady Oaks Park

  • 2400 Nebo St
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 560-4355
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Includes play ground.

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Sherwood Park

  • 2325 Cheek Rd
  • Durham, NC 27703
  • (919) 560-4355
  • East Durham

Includes basketball courts, picnic facilities, play grounds, restrooms, small shelters, tennis courts, water fountains, and a youth baseball field.

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Sky Zone Durham

  • 1720 Guess Rd, Ste 90
  • Shoppes at Northgate
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 425-0800
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. It provides one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. Experience WOW – the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping …

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Solite Park

  • 4704 Fayetteville Rd
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 560-4355
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Includes basketball courts, greenway access, pump track/gateway mountain bike trail, picnic facilities, play grounds, restrooms, large shelters, and water fountains.

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Southern Boundaries Park

  • 100 Third Fork Dr
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 560-4355
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Includes basketball courts, greenway access, lights, picnic facilities, play grounds, restrooms, small shelters, tennis courts, water fountains, and a youth baseball field.

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Spruce Pine Lodge

  • 2303 Bahama Rd
  • Bahama, NC 27503
  • (919) 560-4355
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

1940s vintage log building located in the Lake Michie Recreation Area. Spruce Pine Lodge is available to rent for weddings, large picnics, meetings, retreats, parties, and other group activities. …

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604