With the weather getting warmer, it’s a great time of the year to get off the couch and out of the house. Spending time together and being active is so important for a child’s development, and there are always opportunities to learn something new along the way. If you’re looking for local family outings, here are some suggestions.
Visit a Park
Tanglewood Park in Clemmons: Playgrounds, large pool with slides and diving boards, walking paths, golf, and tennis.
- Joanie Moser Memorial Park in Lewisville: Terrific playground area, picnic shelters, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a softball field, horseshoe pits, and basketball courts.
- Hanes Park: Convenient downtown location with a playground, walking trails, and tennis courts.
- Salem Lake: Seven-mile trail to walk, run, or bike plus boating and feeding the ducks.
Take a Hike
- Pilot Mountain State Park in Pinnacle: Walking trails with expansive views. Canoeing, cycling, rock climbing and picnicking also available.
- Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury: Hiking with amazing views of the piedmont plateau. Boating, fishing and camping also available.
Get in Touch with Nature
- All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm in High Point: Everything about butterflies.
- SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County: Interesting exhibits to explore.
- Natural Science Center in Greensboro: Features hands-on exhibits, zoo, and planetarium.
- North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro: Nationally recognized as one of the nation’s finest zoos.
Explore a Museum
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem. Features interactive exhibits in an exploratory, hands-on space.
- Reynolda House of American Art: A renowned collection of American Art in an elegant setting.
- Old Salem Museums & Gardens: Historic Moravian village from a time gone by.
Head Out to the Ballgame
- Winston-Salem Dash: Great baseball right in downtown Winston-Salem. Visit their website to learn more and purchase tickets.
Stop by the Library
- Find the latest books and movies at your local branch. Storytime and other programs are available. Visit www.forsyth.cc/library for information.
- The Children’s Home on Reynolda Road: Patch opens in May. Call (336) 721-7624 for daily hours.
- Ingram’s Strawberries in High Point: Call (336) 431-2368 for more information.
- Berrier Farm in Lexington: Strawberries available April-June. Call (336) 764-3515 for information.
- Hedgecock Strawberry Farm in Kernersville: Call (336) 869-4762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.