The heat keeps getting hotter, and the summer is still here. Kids are getting a bit stir crazy and are looking for more things to do. Parents, are you looking for some ideas? If you live in an apartment in Mooresville, NC you probably want some other ideas for kids activities besides the community pool.
Here are some ideas for summer fun with your kids in the Lake Norman area:
- Bella Pottery, Meg-Art or Studio B Pottery. If your kids are artistic, they’ll have a blast at one of these three area pottery studios! They can get “dirty” with paint and let their creative juices flow.
- The Lake Norman area is home to 3 splash pads, Birkdale in Huntersville, Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver and, Hope Park in Mooresville. Put them in their swimsuits and slather on the sunscreen and let them splash away.
- Village Park in Kannapolis. Just a hop and a skip away from Lake Norman is the activity-filled park in Cabarrus County. Along with an extensive playground, Village Park offers a splash pad, train rides, picnic areas and a large amphitheater with outdoor concerts.
- Farms – or a farmers market. Kids are fascinated with food and animals, and the Lake Norman area has a variety of farms and farmers markets to satisfy their curiosity. Right outside of Mooresville, Patterson Farms offers a playground with play farm equipment, a petting zoo, a “cow” cart tram and a farmers market.
- Zootastic. Just north of Lake Norman in Troutman, the park gives your kids a peek at exotic animals, lets them feed them at a petting zoo and offers special events all year long. And, kids 5 and older are eligible for one of the park’s zookeeper camps.
- Lazy 5 Ranch. Just past the Rowan County line in Mooresville, Lazy 5 is home to more than 750 animals from six continents. They can pretend they’re on a safari with tours via either a horse-drawn carriage or the comfort of your own vehicle.
- Author Squad. Help hone your child’s literary talents with a visit to the Huntersville children’s bookstore, which offers educational camps for kids 5 and older throughout the summer. Your kids can write and “publish” their own books.