Best Bets for Rainy Day Activities
Browse these indoor activities while you escape the rain.
Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville has loads of rainy-day fun for kids.
Summer storms are brewing. When pools and parks aren't an option, consider these best bets to entertain your kids.
Go to the movies.
There’s no better way to avoid the rain than to hide in a theater with popcorn. Many movie theaters offer special movie deals — some as low as $1 — during summer months.
Visit a museum.
Charlotte has an array of museums for your family to check out. Go to Discovery Place, Discovery Place Kids, Discovery Place Nature, the Carolinas Aviation Museum, the Billy Graham Library, ImaginOn, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, or the Schiele Museum of Natural History. Check to see if there are any programs at the nearby Nature Centers (some require early registrations and others don’t).
Volunteer at home.
Get your kids to help you make sandwiches for the Urban Ministry Center or snacks for Refuge Support Services. Begin to clean out your house and gather belongings for a yard sale with future proceeds going to your favorite charity.
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Go play around town.
Jump on trampolines at Sky Zone and Big Air. Play laser tag at Laser Quest. Play games at Chuck E. Cheese. Go bowling. Sign up at kidsbowlfree.com to get two free games of bowling for your kids at 10 Park Lanes throughout the summer months.
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Don’t leave the house.
Play cards, board games, Simon Says. Read. Build a fort. Make a scavenger hunt. Have a tea party.
Check out our calendar to see if there are any special events happening.