What to do with a 4 y.o. in the Durham Chapel Hill area? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 04-14-2014, 05:21 AM - Thread Starter
 
xDaisyx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hello everyone!

 

We are thinking about moving to Durham/CH (not exactly sure yet) and are visiting from Monday, April 28 till Saturday, May 3rd. We are going to have our 4 year old son with us. one day we are going to be busy with a realtor, but the rest of the time we are free.

 

I'm in search of things to do with him. so far, I have the children's museum in Chapel Hill and a couple of library events. Is there anything else you could think of that might be fun for an active little guy? Are there any nature trails with a playground? Any outside activities?

 

Oh, and we will be staying close to the RTP on the Durham side. Any playground recommendations in this area would be appreciated.

 

Thank you so much!

xDaisyx is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 04-14-2014, 09:34 AM
 
WednesdayO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

The Scrap Exchange, a creative reuse arts center in Durham has a Make & Take room. It's $5/participant (They only charge for the children unless parents are super involved making their own stuff and not just helping the children.) and the room is full of all kinds of reusable goodies that can be used to create things. Check the calendar before you go in case there's an event scheduled in that room. Events in the Make & Take room will be labeled "MT".

 

Eno River State Park has several access points with trails or for water play etc. Check out the site for more info.

 

Kidzu Children's Museum is hands-on and is located in University Mall in Chapel Hill right now. We've never been (to any location), but I've heard good things.

 

Marbles Kids Museum is in Raleigh, which is easy to find. It's a really fun choice with plenty to keep a 4-year-old busy. There are some good restaurants in that area of Raleigh as well if you decide to head over there.

 

Lake Crabtree County Park is another place near RTP, although it's in Wake County not Durham. Plenty to do there.

 

DefyGravity is an indoor trampoline park that kids LOVE. It's just outside RTP, and they usually have times for younger kids to jump without big kids. If it's a busy time, reservations are a good idea... it gets full.

 

There are many more.... Frankie's Fun Park in Raleigh is nearby and easy to find.

 

Check Carolina Parent magazine's website. They tend to have a pretty good listing for activities.

 

Good luck!! Have fun!


Wendy - treehugger.gif   aspiring Waldorf handwork teachercrochetsmilie.gif, computer geek's wife  geek.gif,

mom to former 2lb preemie (now 9) dust.gif & 3x cat.gif 

WednesdayO is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 04-14-2014, 09:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
xDaisyx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Oh, this is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you sooooo much WednesdayO!!!! :thumb

xDaisyx is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off