Activities For Toddlers in Charlotte, North Carolina

I am a Charlotte, NC native and have seen this city through a new set of eyes since I became a mom! There are so many fun activities for toddlers in Charlotte that I never knew existed! The best part is that most of these options offer free admission to children under 3! You are sure to find some great ideas for your family!


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Carowinds is a great theme park that has attractions for all ages! For toddlers, there is a section for small children that includes new rides in the Snoopy area! You can also find toddler friendly attractions in the waterpark.

Sporting Events

One of the many great things Charlotte is known for is it’s sports teams! Share a pretzel or nachos with your little one at a local sporting event! You can find the Panthers playing football at Bank of America Stadium, go to a Knights baseball game uptown, watch the Hornets dunk at Spectrum Center, or catch a Checkers hockey game! These events are sure to be fun for the entire family!

SEA LIFE Charlotte

SEA LIFE is the perfect aquarium for toddlers, designed especially to appeal to kids! Your children will love touching the starfish, collecting stamps in each area, and there is even an indoor play area! Save by purchasing your tickets online!

Activities For Toddlers in Charlotte, North Carolina





ImaginOn is SO much more than a children’s library! Located in uptown Charlotte, this “library” features theaters, activities, exhibits, and much, much more. You and your child will share experiences here that you can’t find anywhere else!

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Sky Zone trampolines can be fun for all ages but also features a Toddler Zone which is designated for small children. This area provides safe fun for our little ones while also developing their motor skills!

Discovery Place

Discovery Place is another attraction for toddlers that can be found in uptown Charlotte. This museum features science exhibits, entertainment, and activities for children of all ages! There is even a special room for toddlers that includes a water table! Check their schedule for special events! Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville is another great option for toddlers!

Activities For Toddlers in Charlotte, North Carolina

The Parks

One great thing about Charlotte is the weather! Take advantage of the sunny days and visit a local park! Freedom Park is a great option for taking a stroll if you are located in the heart of Charlotte, but there are so many beautiful parks to explore!

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is located in Belmont, NC, just half an hour from uptown Charlotte. This is a beautiful escape from the city if you are looking for a quiet place for your toddler to explore the outdoors. The gardens are beautiful and even feature a children’s garden with plenty of space for the kids to play! They have plenty of activities catered toward children, including story time and special events, especially around the holidays! Read more about DSBG here!

Activities For Toddlers in Charlotte, North Carolina

Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese’s is the perfect option when you are looking for a place to eat but know your toddler has too much energy to sit still. With playgrounds, games, and toddler zones, this is the perfect place for your little one to run and play. You can even purchase unlimited games for the amount of time you want to spend! Click here to find the location closest to you!


Gymboree Play and Music is the perfect place for toddlers who are still developing their motor skills. They have so many play areas for your little ones to toddle on and practice their new moves! They also play music throughout the day, and even have music classes! Gymboree is a great place for you and your toddler to learn together.


I hope you found something fun on this list of activities for toddlers in Charlotte, North Carolina! We have so much fun exploring new things in this city, it is a great town for toddlers!


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