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The Escape Game in Concord Mills

Take on a New Challenge at The Escape Game: Concord, NC

Love a good puzzle challenge with the family? The Escape Game at Concord Mills recently opened with 5 escape room challenges for your friends and family to conquer. All five rooms differ with regard to difficulty and the number of players able to play together, so groups big and small, and beginner or more seasoned escape room players, will all find a game that’s right for their group.

ZMAX Dragway in Concord, NC

Take Your Family on a High-Speed Adventure at ZMAX Dragway in Concord, NC

Thinking about a visit to ZMAX Dragway in Charlotte, NC? When is the last time you stood up to watch something go 300 mph? Been a long time or maybe never? Then you should plan a trip to the ZMAX Dragway for an NHRA National Event. We got a chance to visit in September for the NHRA Carolina Nationals and couldn’t believe all the things we got to experience. And the best part? Kids are FREE. So your 300 mph family adventure just got a lot more budget-friendly. Here’s everything you need to know.

Petting zoos and farms in Greenville, SC

20+ Adorable Farms & Petting Zoos: Pet & Play With Animals

Think bringing your family to a petting zoo sounds like a great day? It’s hard to resist a photo of your child petting or interacting with a cute animal at a farm or petting zoo. It’s almost too much cuteness all in one place. We’ve pulled together a huge list of petting zoos and farms where you can interact with animals! These farms and petting zoos are located near Greenville, SC, in Western North Carolina, Northern Georgia, as well as in Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC. So wherever you are, find a petting zoo near you, or a farm that makes a great day trip.

Free things to do for kids across the USA

13+ Totally Free Things to Do With Kids Near You

Have a kid and looking for free things to do? Making family memories doing things with the kids doesn’t have to be expensive. In addition to great choices like visits to parks, playgrounds, hiking, and creek stomping, there are several totally free things for kids from national retailers, organizations, and kids’ programs.

stuck at home things to do

25+ Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home

Stuck at home because of illness in the family or unprecedented school closings and need ideas of how to not lose your sanity and entertain your kids? We’ve got lots of ideas (because that’s what we do here).

Vacation rentals with indoor pools

Family Vacation Time? These Vacation Rental Cabins Have Private Indoor Pools

Planning a winter time family vacation? These mountain cabins in Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia are particularly perfect because they all include a private indoor pool. Your family can enjoy mountain towns and things to do, plus cozy fires, games and swimming in your own private pool. We think these cabins and homes make a pretty perfect trip, whether you’re looking for a little Covid-friendly vacation away from the crowds, or just some quiet family time together.

Bryson City

Visit Bryson City, NC for the Holidays

Are you searching for a family-friendly place to have a small getaway this winter? Have you ever been to Bryson City, NC? Most known for the Polar Express, there is so much more than just the train ride to do and explore in this friendly mountain town. They’ve got a drive-thru light show, outdoor ice skating, delicious food, and much more!

Best board games for family game night

50+ Best Family Games: (2023) Parent-Tested Games Everyone Can Play

Will you be looking for board games for gifts in 2022? If you’ve exhausted your stash of board or card games with your family and need new ideas or maybe just need ideas of things to do with your whole family, we’ve surveyed our readers for the best games for family game night. And our readers seem to be quite the board/card game experts! We took their advice and added a few board game ideas of our own.

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