Family Friendly

Family Friendly

At the Center of Family Fun

Home to bustling downtown areas, tons of outdoor recreation areas, public parks and museums, the NC Triad is one of the best places to live in North Carolina for families.

The Triad offers fun for all ages. If you’re looking for an educational experience, visit the Greensboro Children’s Museum, Greensboro Science Center, Kaleideum Downtown in Winston-Salem or the Piedmont Environmental Center. For fun with animals, check out the famous North Carolina Zoo or the All A Flutter Butterfly Farm. Families with older children seeking thrills can visit Safari Nation’s giant indoor obstacle course and zipline or Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe – one of the largest water parks in the Carolinas.

Celebration Station in Greensboro is the ultimate birthday party destination, while Rockin Jump trampoline park in Winston-Salem and Kersey Valley in Archdale boast unique thrills for tweens and teens. Looking for dog-friendly restaurants in Greensboro? Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing Co., Lindley Park Filling Station and other local spots offer outdoor dining areas that you and your pup are sure to love.

As one of the best places to raise a family in North Carolina, the Triad offers esteemed schools, excellent healthcare and plenty of exciting activities – all at a low cost of living. Come explore your new home!

Rankings

#8

Best Places for Young Families in North Carolina (Summerfield)

NerdWallet 2017
#9

Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina (Clemmons)

Niche 2019
#12

Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina (Oak Ridge)

Niche 2019
#14

Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina (Lewisville)

Niche 2019
Outdoor Activities
Outdoor Activities

Family Fun in the Great Outdoors

At Tanglewood Park, you and your family can have a picnic lunch, play tennis or golf, go biking or even ride horses. Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing and more await you at Boone’s Cave Park and Hanging Rock State Park. Or, embark on exciting adventures like Segway tours at Triad ECO Adventures or getting up close with animals at the North Carolina Zoo. Meanwhile, Guilford County is home to one of the largest water parks in North Carolina – Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe – where the fun keeps going all summer long with over 26 water rides. Learn to wakeboard at Jibtopia Wake Park, a perfect place for beginners or more advanced boarders. Or, enjoy Jibtopia’s other outdoor activities like guided horseback trail rides, beach volleyball, 10 miles of dirt bike and ATV trails, camping, an onsite bar and grill and much more. Read more at our Outdoor Adventure page.

Museums
Museums

Learning Opportunities for Little Ones

Kids can interact with more than 20 exhibits at the Greensboro Children’s Museum, including the hands-on “Creation Station” and the Edible Schoolyard. Experience an aquarium, zoo, science museum, treetop adventure park and 3D theater all in one at the Greensboro Science Center. Or, visit the Kaleideum Downtown in Winston-Salem and the Piedmont Environmental Center in High Point for more hands-on learning experiences. Visit our Arts & Culture page for even more ideas.

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