Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Charlotte

Where to go for indoor fun
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We all want our kids to get out and play in the great outdoors. But when Mother Nature interferes, there are plenty of indoor play options all over town.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park


7325 Smith Corners Blvd.



10200 Centrum Pkwy.


Get your wiggles and giggles out at one of Sky Zone’s big trampoline parks. Find wall-to-wall trampolines for freestyle jumping, basketball hoops at a variety of heights for all ages, arcade games, and more. Bonus for parents: feel like a kid again and get a great workout, too!


300 E. 7th St.


With interactive exhibits, designated kid spaces, a puppet theatre, and more, ImaginOn is an enchanting library experience guaranteed to keep little ones engaged.

Museum of Illusions 

Ally Center – 601 S. Tryon St.

Adults and kids will enjoy the mind-bending hijinks created by mirrors, lights, and depth perception challenges.

Just Play

9535 South Blvd.


Just Play is an adventure playground with climbing structures, ninja course, interactive digital games, and more. Enjoy a designated toddler area for the littlest patrons, and parents play for free!

Discovery Place Museums 

Within their network of hands-on museums, you’ll find something for every kid, at any age.

105 Gilead Rd., Huntersville


Closed Mon – Wed

Suited for young children, (7 and under), the museum and its extensive play exhibitions are themed around a small town, allowing children to learn through play.

1658 Sterling Rd.


Closed Mon – Thurs

Geared toward younger children, but enjoyable for all ages, the hands-on nature facility lets kids get up close with animals and insects.

301 N. Tryon St.


Closed Tues – Thurs

With interactive exhibits, labs, live shows, and an IMAX theatre, there’s enough at this uptown museum to fill the entire day with kids of any age.

Small Hands Big Art

South Charlotte

7415 Waverly Walk Ave.


Fort Mill

1365 Broadcloth St., Suite 105


This art and pottery studio has classes, workshops, and camps for toddlers to teens in an environment that encourages uninhibited creativity without concern for messes or mistakes. Friday and Saturday drop-ins offer parent and child art experiences, as well as drop-off arts and crafts sessions for kids ages 5 to 12.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

400 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.


Closed Tuesdays

Car-loving kids will be dazzled by the interactive experiences, realistic racing simulators, pit crew challenges, virtual and augmented reality exhibits, and racecars on display, including Disney’s Lightning McQueen.

Sports Connection

11611 Ardrey Kell Rd.


The Ballantyne mega center with bounce houses, laser tag, bowling, arcade games, bumper cars, a ropes course, virtual reality, and more. The littlest ones won’t be left out with mini-bowling and the Playland Adventure Center.