- TripBuzz found 114 things to do with kids in or near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, including 89 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Durham, Raleigh, Cary and Apex.
- From Dean E. Smith Center to Kenan Memorial Stadium, the Chapel Hill area offers 57 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Sports Stadiums (Professional), Theaters and Observatories & Planetariums.
- Chapel Hill is situated in the central part of North Carolina and is part of the Research Triangle with Raleigh and Durham. The city was originally built to serve the University of North Carolina, but it soon grew to contain its own services and attractions. Every October there is an area-wide festival that celebrates local artists, performers, craftsmen, and food vendors.
Crowder District Park occupies 33 acres made up of old forest growth and landscaped areas. Amenities include walking trails, a pond, sand volleyball court, playing fields, three playgrounds and an amphitheater for community events.
A working family farm and petting zoo, Winterpast Farm allows people to interact with animals such as sheep, goats, peacocks, chickens, donkeys and more. A hands-on and educational experience, Winterpast Farm welcomes schools and groups.
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With 275 acres to explore, White Pines Nature Preserve offers visitors an area to hike among the native pine and oak trees. Portions of the preserve are made up of marshland, where visitors can observe ducks and heron.
Featuring Dolby Digital audio in all five auditoriums, Mission Valley Cinemas is a local movie theater specializing in showing the latest major Hollywood films. The theater is popular among students from the nearby NC State University campus.
Home to the Burlington Royals, Burlington Athletic Stadium has bleachers that can sit over 3000 visitors at a time. The stadium has a picnic area, concession stand, and a clubhouse for guests to visit during baseball games.
North Carolina State University is a public research university that is part of the Research Triangle with Duke University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. The institution's athletic programs play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Pullen Park is the first public park in the United States, the fifth oldest operating park in the United States, and the 16th oldest in the world. Visitors can ride a 1911 carousel, kiddie boats, and the miniature train, swim at the aquatic center, and visit the arts center.
Raleigh's Rialto Theatre is a charming, historic theater that dates back to 1942. The theater shows a variety of classic films, as well as art house and foreign films, and screens the Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday.
A two-screen movie theater and restaurant, Raleighwood Cinema Grill displays second-run movies along with other events like Monday Night Football and the Academy Awards. The theater offers digital projection, party hosting and a full dining menu.