GO. PLAY. SEE.: 4 Fun Things to Experience in Charlotte This Month
SEE THE RAIL TRAIL LIGHTS
The popular Rail Trail Lights return to South End February 3-19. See six public light art installations by local artists along the .7-mile stretch of the Rail Trail between Bland Street and Atherton Mill. Artwork will be lit at dusk each night; on Friday and Saturday evenings, select locations will host family-friendly programming including live music. Bring your camera and tag them on social media @southendclt, #iheartrailtrail, and #railtrailclt.
CATCH A UNICORN
Come prance through a life-sized unicorn forest and enjoy a magical day of activities and rides when Unicorn World comes to The Park Expo and Conference Center February 11-12. Meet animatronic unicorns, explore an enchanted forest, and do unicorn-themed arts and crafts. The event has a timed entry, but there is no limit to how long you can stay once inside. The last entry time is 4 p.m., and the event closes at 5:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance; children under 2 are free.
BUILD A VALENTINE-THEMED TERRARIUM
Spend a fun-filled morning at PlantHouse and create a 6-inch terrarium with Valentine’s Day decor. Staff provides assembly instructions, plant care advice, and answers any questions. The workshop is recommended for ages 6+, and parental supervision is required. Tickets are $26 and required only for guests who build a terrarium. The workshop is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, February 12 at PlantHouse-Huntersville.
HAVE AN ICE DAY
Take the kiddos to Extreme Ice Center, home of the Queen City Royals, the metro area’s youth hockey league. Learn to skate, come for open skating, or play some ice hockey; children ages 4-12 can sign up to try hockey for free. The center is also home to a year-round figure skating training facility. Day passes are $20.