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Spring in Charlotte, NC: Activities & Things to Do

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Are you looking for things to do this spring in Charlotte, NC? We have lots of family-friendly ideas to keep you and the kids busy and having fun together. Grab the camera, you’re going to be making some memories this spring.

Spring in Charlotte, NC

We have lots of things to do this spring for you, including Easter Events, spring flowers, parks to explore, and lots more spring fun in Charlotte, NC

Easter in Charlotte, NC

If you’re looking for Easter Egg Hunts and other Easter activities, you’ll want to check out our Kidding Around Guide to Easter Egg Hunts in Charlotte, NC. It’s loaded with Easter Egg Hunts and events all over Charlotte and the surrounding areas. We even have some themed day trip ideas you won’t want to miss!

Easter Egg Hunt: Charlotte NC

Don’t Miss Any of the Easter Fun

Easter Egg Hunts in Charlotte, NC.

Spring Break

If you’re looking specifically for Spring Break things to do in Charlotte, NC, we have an entire guide for that! It’s full of adventures indoors and out so you can have fun together no matter the weather, plus day trip ideas and even some unique travel ideas.

Spring Break Guide to Charlotte, NC

Kidding Around’s Guide to Spring Break in Charlotte, NC

Spring Activities in Charlotte, NC

Pick Flowers!

Springtime means tulips and daffodils are blooming. What better way to enjoy them than an afternoon spent at a flower farm? There are several flower farms near Charlotte and within an easy day trip drive where you can visit and even pick your own flowers. Make a pretty spring bouquet for your home.

Play Outdoors

Looking for a place to play outside? Here are a few parks we love!

Village Park in Kannapolis has an antique carousel and a small train in addition to their fun playground. With picnic spots, restrooms on site, and paved walking trails, you can spend the whole day here.

Carousel at Village Green Park

Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park in Belmont, NC is a great spot to enjoy spring by the river. There’s a newly constructed playground on site, plus picnic areas, picnic shelters, and restrooms. Perhaps the coolest part of this park is the beautiful dock with bench swings that extend out into the river. Have your own kayak? You can launch for free from this park!

Go for a Hike

We LOVE heading out on a hike to see a gorgeous waterfall. It’s really one of the best ways to enjoy spring weather that we can think of. If you agree, try one of these Waterfalls near Charlotte. For something really unique, head to Western North Carolina and try this Waterfall Driving Tour.

Or, check out Anne Springs Close Greenway. You’ll find beautiful trails, events and even places to dine at this park.

Visit ZMAX Dragway for the April NHRA Event

The NHRA Four-Wide event returns to ZMAX April 26th-28th, 2024. We got to experience an NHRA Event at ZMAX last year and it was so much fun, especially for our kids. Every ticket is a pit pass at NHRA events which means you can get close to the cars, watch the teams work and even ask questions. Kids’ tickets are just $10!

ZMAX Funny Car being towed
Things to Do in Charlotte, NC

There are lots and lots more things to do in Charlotte!

Check out our HUGE Things to Do in Charlotte Guide.

Or, try this list of FREE Things to Do in Charlotte, NC

Free Things to Do This Spring

Make some free spring crafts at Home Depot Kids Workshops.

  • March 2nd, 2024: Butterfly House
  • April 6th, 2024: Lattice Planter
  • May 4th, 2024: Bloomin Picture Frame

Or, try these free spring projects at Lowes FREE Kids Workshops

  • March 16th, 2024, Flower Birdfeeder
  • April 20th, 2024, Garden Cart Planter
  • May 4th, 2024: Butterfly Biome

Pick Your Own Flower Farms: Charlotte, NC

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Would you like to visit a flower farm in Charlotte, NC to pick your own flowers? If you’re looking for u-pick flowers in Charlotte, NC, you’ve come to the right list. We have flower farms in Charlotte and flower farms within an easy day trip where you can pick everything from tulips to sunflowers. You can’t beat a fully blooming flower field when it comes to beauty, and many of these farms invite you to come and enjoy the fields, pick your flowers, and even hang around for a picnic. Go enjoy a beautiful spring day in a field of flowers. Try one of these u-pick flower farms near Charlotte, NC.

Pick your own flowers in Charlotte NC

Dewberry Farm: Pick Your Own Tulips & Sunflowers

Dewberry Farm is ready for its 7th annual U-pick Tulip, springtime farm events. They anticipate opening for tulip picking on March 25th, 2024. They also offer U-pick Sunflowers in the summertime. Both options are ticketed events, so you’ll need to get those u-pick tickets in advance. In 2023 tickets were $8 for adults and $5 for kids over age 2. Tulips were $1.25 each. We will update with 2024 prices when available. You can also follow the Dewberry Farm Facebook page for updates and current picking conditions.

  • Kernersville, NC (About 1 hour and 20 minutes from Charlotte, NC)
  • Spring and Summer Flowers
  • Dewberry Farm Website
  • Purchase tickets in advance

McLawland Farms: Sunflowers & Dahlias

McLawland Farms offers pick-your-own flowers in the summer by appointment. They offer sunflowers and dahlias as well as blackberries, blueberries, and figs when available. Look for summer flowers to be ready in June and July and fall flowers in October. The McLawland Farms Facebook page is a good place to check for field updates.

Aurora Flora: Pick Summer Blooms

Aurora Flora offers a quarter-acre garden of blooms you can pick yourself at their u-pick events on Saturdays which typically begin in May for the summer season. You’ll need to make a reservation before you visit to ensure the garden doesn’t get too crowded. Cut flower prices are $25 for a cup of 20-25 flowers, or $75 for a bulk bucket that holds 60-75 stems.

Curiosity Farm: Pick Tulips, Daffodils, Dahlias, and More

Located in Concord, NC, Curiosity Farm offers spring, summer, and fall you-pick options including tulips, anemones, daffodils in the spring, and dahlias in the summer and fall. This farm also offers cut bouquets and gardening classes at venues in the community. Follow Curiosity Farm on Facebook to see when they will begin their 2024 U-Pick Events, look for tulips, anemones, and daffodils starting in March! Prices vary by season, but in 2023 were $15-20 per jar of picked flowers in the spring.

Blackberry Ridge: Cut Your Own Flowers

Blackberry Ridge offers cut flower subscriptions as well as pick-your-own events in the spring and summer. In 2023 they offered tulips, snapdragons, sunflowers, dahlias, and more. Follow Blackberry Ridge on Facebook to see when they will open their field for you-pick.

Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard: Spring Tulips

The apple farm you know and love also offers tulips in the spring! Pick your own spring tulips at Stepp’s Orchard. We visited this farm in 2023 and it was so gorgeous. Check the Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard Facebook page for tulip picking availability, but look for them to be open in March 2024.

Stepp's tulips

Jeter Mountain Farm: Pick Your Own Summer Blooms

Jeter Mountain Farm is an apple orchard, but they also offer u-pick zinnias in July and sunflowers in early August. That means if you time it right, you can pick your flowers, get apples, and enjoy a coffee on the farm, in one fabulous day trip. Don’t miss their fun (free) indoor play area! We love the wagon rides that bring you around the farm. The views are totally amazing as you approach the flower fields!

Jeter Mountain Farm

Thompson Family Farms

Thompson Family Farms offers cut-your-own tulips in early spring and sunflowers in summer. Follow the Thompson Family Farms Facebook page for updates. We got to experience picking flowers at Thompson Family Farm and we had such a lovely time. Here’s our review of Thompson Family Farms.

Check out our visit to Thompson Family Farm

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Spring Break in Charlotte, NC: 20+ Camps & Things to Do

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Are you hoping to keep the kids busy during spring break in Charlotte, NC? Spring break for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools starts March 29th and goes through April 5th, 2024. What will your family be doing for spring break? No ideas, no problem. We have spring break camps in Charlotte, NC plus things to do during spring break, and even some travel ideas.

Spring Break Guide to Charlotte, NC

2024 Spring Break Camps: Charlotte, NC

Spring break camps are a great way to explore something fun, learn something new, and even one way to make sure your childcare needs are covered while school is out. Here are some local places offering spring break camps in Charlotte.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Spring Break Camp

Dates: April 2 -4, 2024 from 9 am to 3 pm (extended day available from 8 am to 5 pm)
Explore NASCAR with STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math). Camp will include games, challenges, craft, and creative exploration.
Cost: $300 for non-members, $255 for members. One-day options are also available.
NASCAR Hall of Fame Spring Break Camp

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Dates: April 1st through the 5th, 2024
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte offers quite a variety of spring break camp options. Sign up for a single day or the entire week. There are art and equestrian camps available as well as standard spring day camp.
Cost: Depends on the choice of camp and location. A single day of camp starts at $26 for members and $40 for non-members.
Find more information about all the Spring Break Camps at YMCA of Greater Charlotte.

Perfect Balance Training Center: Spring Has Sprung

Dates: April 1 through the 5th, 2024- single day option available
Perfect Balance offers a week-long spring break camp with single-day options for kids ages 5 to 12.
Cost: Begins at $125 to $390 depending on options selected. Register in advance for the best price.
Perfect Balance Spring Break Camp

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Dates: April 1 through the 5th, 2024- single day option available
Bundle the week for the best deal, or choose your day of camp based on fun themes at the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte for kids K-3rd grades. For kids in 4th and 5th grades, the theater is offering a week-long Create an Escape Room camp.
Cost: Varies based on options- starting at $80 per day.
Mini-Camps at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Mission Grit Spring Break Camp

Dates: April 1st through April 3rd, 2024
Campers ages 7 and up will enjoy obstacle courses, teamwork challenges, engineering, construction, and more.
Cost: $80 per day, sibling discounts available
Mission Grit Spring Break Camp

Camp Nature Tales Spring Break Camp

Dates: April 1st through April 4th, 2024, 9 am to 12:30 pm
This nature and outdoor spring camp is for the kids ages 3 to 5. It’s located at the SEED Wildlife & Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Avenue in Charlotte, and hosted by Wing Haven. Camp includes hikes, games and arts.
Cost: $185-225
Camp Nature Tales

Charlotte Football Club Youth Spring Camp

Dates: April 1st to the 5th, 2024 from 9 am to 12 pm
Players ages 7 to 18 can improve their skills at spring break camp. Atrium Health Performance Park – 8600 McAlpine Park Drive, Charlotte
Cost: $50 per day
Charlotte Football Club Spring Break Camp

Noah’s Art

Dates: April 1st through the 5th, 2024
Lots of camp options at Noah’s Art, including an AM and PM session and a combo session with MY Gym. Camp is available for kids ages 3 to 10.
Cost: $45 to $59
Noah’s Art Spring Break Camp

Ninja Nation

Dates: April 1st through the 5th, 2024
Camps at Ninja Nation are for ages 5 to 12. They include lunch, snacks, and games, activities, and skill sessions.
Cost: $85 per day, $395 per week
Ninja Nation Camps

Things to Do: Spring Break in Charlotte

Go Hiking

You can hike for free at the Whitewater Center in Charlotte. Just pay the $10 parking fee. While you’re there you can enjoy the grounds and watch those brave enough to take on the rapids, climb, zipine, and more. Of course, you could always purchase an activity pass and participate if you’re so inclined.

Chase Waterfalls

Check out these waterfalls near Charlotte. Pick one and pack a picnic. Your day is about to get a little more magical.

Visit the Farm

Try Bush N’ Vine in York County, SC. The kids can play on the playground and get an ice cream cone. You can grab some tasty groceries and you might even be able to pick your own strawberries! Keep an eye on the Bush N’ Vine Facebook page to see what they are offering.

If you’re heading that way, check out more things to do in York County, SC.

Bush N Vine orchard in York, South Carolina

Play Indoors

Sometimes the spring weather doesn’t cooperate. In that case, bring the kids to play indoors! We have an indoor guide to Charlotte to help you out.

Climbing wall at Unwind Indoor Play Cafe in Pineville, North Carolina

Looking for more budget-friendly ideas? Check out FREE Things to Do in Charlotte, NC.

Charlotte SHOUT!

Charlotte SHOUT! runs during spring break from March 29th through April 14th, 2024. Its a free opportunity to listen to music, enjoy dance, explore art, and lots more. Find all the information at the Charlotte SHOUT! website.

Visit Carowinds

Did you know that preschoolers can get a free pass to Carowinds with the purchase of a Gold or Prestige pass? Find out how, plus all our best tips for a trip to Carowinds.

Travel for Spring Break

For spring break travel, check out these spring break destinations near the Carolinas.

Stay at Pilot Cove and explore Asheville, NC.

Caboose rental at Buffalo Creek Vacations

Stay in either a decommissioned caboose or luxury cabin with a hot tub and game room – all on a buffalo ranch. Visit Buffalo Creek Vacations.

Banning Mills Treehouse

Stay in a treehouse and ride the world’s longest zip line! Visit Historic Banning Mills.

Canoe at Congaree National Park

Head to Columbia, SC and go kayaking at Congaree National Park.

Fripp Island

For a quiet beach trip, try Fripp Island. Think biking, kayaking, and beach walks.