Safe Fun is Just Down the Road with Raleigh Kid Friendly Events


We have all had to adapt to in the past 10-11 months to restraints that we never before considered. With restrictions put on certain activities, it may seem more difficult than usual for the kids to have a fun day outside of your new home in Rocky Mount. On the contrary, just a short drive away from Belmont Lake Preserve are numerous Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities. So, not only can you enjoy the great local fun, but the city of Raleigh also has a wide variety to keep the whole family busy.

Now, obviously, we are all aware of certain actions that we may have to take when visiting public facilities, especially for those that are indoors. Regardless, with a bit of cooperation for safety’s sake, a lot of fun awaits you and your children at Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities. In this and the post to follow, we will give you no less than ten options to get out with your kids for the much-needed burning off some energy.

Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities: Keeping it Indoors

In our second and final blog entry that is to follow this article, we will look at the outdoors Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities. However, in these initial five stops, as long as safety regulations are followed, a great time is waiting for you all day long.

Marbles Kids Museum,  201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh

The Marbles Kids Museum is the ultimate in Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities. Open from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm Wednesday-Sunday, this classic downtown stop for endless kids fun is well known by all area parents. With innovative, hands-on exhibits, award-winning programs and larger-than-life movies, the hardest part of being at Marbles is finding time to do all the great activities they have in one day! Always fun and always educational, the children and you will truly cherish your trips to the “Kids Museum.”

Distance from Belmont Lake Preserve: 58.6 miles (1 hour, 3 minutes)

Rush Hour Karting, 5335 Raynor Road, Garner

Rush Hour Karting in Garner puts the “Fast” and “Fun” in Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities. Get ready for a day of racing here, as Rush Hour features indoor, high-speed karting. Their 1/3 mile track hosts different types and speeds of European-designed karts, some of which can reach speeds of 40 mph. Bring the whole crew for some hairpin turns and high-speed straight away action! In addition to the track, the kids can tackle the rock climbing wall, play video games, and much more. Once you’ve been on the “fast track” to Rush Hour, you will continue to race back.

Distance from Belmont lake Preserve: 63.2 miles (1 hour, 6 minutes)

Launching Pad Trampoline Park, 6421 Hillburn Drive, Raleigh

Ever heard the expression that the kids are “bouncing off the walls?” Well, at the next destination for our Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities, they can literally “bounce off the walls” and anyplace else. With 33,600 square feet off trampolines and foam pits, combined with basketball areas and even full-size courts, the bouncing and jumping starts upon entry and doesn’t end until you leave. Don’t forget to try the incredible XD Motion Simulator Ride or the Lazer Frenzy Action Zone before you call it a day at the Launching Pad. 

Distance from Belmont Lake Preserve: 65 miles (1 hour, 9 minutes)

The Tower Escapes, 115 West Morgan Street, Raleigh

This historic granite and brick water tower in downtown Raleigh were once one of the city’s tallest buildings. Standing since 1887, it is also one of Raleigh’s oldest buildings, which plays well into this stop for Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities. This will be a “thinking” day of fun, as groups at Tower Escapes are faced with cryptic puzzles, clues, and challenges to solve and overcome in order to “escape” the game. Groups of two through ten people can take part in this creative thinking, role-playing fun.

Distance from Belmont Lake Preserve: 58.8 miles (1 hour, 3 minutes)

Drive Shack, 6901 Play Golf Way, Raleigh

This three-story complex is the ultimate in an interactive golf experience. With no less than 96 climate-controlled golf bays and a 260-yard driving range with physical targets and augmented reality and virtual; games as well. This fun-filled stop for Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities uses TrackMan technology. This innovative tool pinpoints the flight of your ball as you virtually can play on real championship courses. Whether head-to-head with a buddy or just playing solo, this is one place the kids can get all the swings (and putts) in they like.

Distance from Belmont Lake Preserve: 68.6 miles ( 1 hour, 11 minutes)

Continuing Outside with Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities

As you can see, all of these Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities sit under 70 miles and are just about an hour from your new home in Rocky Mount at Belmont Lake Preserve. In our next blog post, we will continue with our listing of Raleigh Kid Friendly Activities but move from indoor locations to outside ones. 

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