Our Picks: Top Things to Do With Kids This Month in Charlotte
Our picks for the best things to go do with kids this month in the greater Charlotte area.
Children can enjoy the kids zone with inflatables, games, face painting and art activities at the Isabella Santos Foundation 5K/10K Fun Run for Kids Cancer.
Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017
Sept 29-Oct. 1
All aboard for a day of fun with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy. Take a train ride, meet Sir Topham Hatt, visit an Imagination Station with arts and crafts, watch a children’s magic show and a variety of other themed entertainment. See website for train schedule and to purchase tickets. North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. nctrans.org.
Latin American Dance Class
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a free dance class sponsored by the Carolinas Latin Dance Company, an organization dedicated to using Latin American folkloric dance to promote cultural acceptance and understanding. Children ages 5-12 can learn basic steps and the origin of different dances based in Latin culture. Free. Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Drive. cldccharlotte.org.
Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze
Sept. 9-Nov. 5
It’s maze time once again! Use your navigational skills to find your way through more than two miles of intersecting paths at this giant 7-acre corn maze. Then take a hayride around the property, hike the trails or play a game of cornhole. Open weekends; see website for operating hours. $8-$11. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. ruralhill.net.
Isabella Santos Foundation 5K/10K Fun Run for Kids Cancer
Ten years and running (pun intended), this family-friendly 5K/10K/Fun Run raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer. Children can enjoy the kids zone with inflatables, games, face painting and art activities. There's also a silent raffle and auction. $25+. Ballantyne Corporate Park, 15801 Brixham Hill Ave. 5kforkidscancer.com.