Stumped on what to do with your kids in Alamance County?  This page is here to help you!  Click on the links to find the locations; otherwise, the address and phone numbers are provided for you! These activities are fun for the whole family. 


Alamance has several relaxing entertainment options that will keep kids happy for hours.

Children's Museum of Alamance County

217 S Main St, Graham, NC 27253
(336) 228-7997

A must see for any kid at any age!  This museum is interactive, colorful, and a great area for the family.

You can throw birthday parties here for any age .  They have eight amazing interactive exhibits.  These exhibits include: Building Zone, Health Center, Science Adventure, Artists' Workshop, Wobble & Roll, The Luckey Climber, Then and Now, and My Own Backyard.  Whether it's for a day out on the town or a birthday party, the Children's Museum of Alamance County is the place to be!

For more information please visit their website.


Dentzel Carousel

1333 Overbrook Rd, Burlington, NC 27215

(336) 222-5030

This carousel is a classic event in the Alamance area and is located in the Burlington City Park.

The Dentzel Carousel was built around 1906-1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The city of Burlington purchased the carousel during the summer of 1948.  Since then it has been a wonderful spot for families to enjoy a day out on a historic carousel.  

To learn more about the carousel visit their website.


Carousel Cinemas-  

Photo credit: Elizabeth BilkaPhoto credit: Robert Cox                                                                                                    

1090 Piper Ln, Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 538-9900

One of the newer theatres in Alamance.  Check out a movie with your kid when the weather outside is less than desirable or you want some peace and quiet with your kids. Simply check the website for current ticket prices.

Carousel Cinemas has fantastic matinee prices that you can bring children to in order to enjoy low cost entertainment.

The theater also houses the Carousel Bistro on the second floor. There, families and other theatergoers can enjoy a quick meal of food such as hot dogs ad cheeseburgers. Patrons can also take advantage of the outdoor area, which overlooks Alamance Crossing. The Bistro opens on Fridays and Saturdays at 6pm. 

Parties and business events can be held here as well. For more information, email a manager at [email protected] or call (336)-585-2580. 

For more information visit their website.

Sweet Treats

Alamance County has a wide variety of dessert options that kids will love.

Cook-Out Restaurant

414 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215

(336) 586-0007

Beyond their wonderful milkshakes, Cookout offers  one of the cheapest meals in town. Combining this with one of the restaurant's "fancy shakes" is sure to brighten anyone's day.These are the delicious, various flavors that Cookout has to offer. 

For more information visit their website.


Smitty's Homemade Ice Cream


Photo credit: Robert Cox

130 N Williamson Ave, Elon, NC 27244
(336) 270-3800

The best homemade ice cream around!  Choose from a variety of flavors, but be careful... once you try it, you have to go back!

Be sure to check out their options for birthday parties catered by the one and only Smitty's for a delicious treat for everyone in their private party room!  They also cater parties at homes, weddings, office parties, etc.  So don't be shy and ask them to cater to your home! 

For more information visit their website.


Local Yogurt

Photo credit: Robert Cox


116 W Lebanon Ave, Elon, NC 27244
(336) 586-1775

LOYO , as the locals call it, has a great variety of yogurt flavors and toppings for anyone's sweet tooth!

 LOYO hosts an Elementary School Day every Monday!  On Monday, elementary school students can get 1 dollar off their loyo, and of course, FREE SPRINKLES!

In addition Local Yogurt hosts Family Day every Sundays where kids get a free petite loyo after their parents purchase a medium size loyo.

Be sure to check out these awesome deals and take advantage of them for a treat everyone loves!

For more information visit their website.


Main Street Cake Shoppe

Given permission by April Murray of Main Street Cake Shoppe

1353 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 261-8725

Their menu changes all the time, so you can always spice up your order, and they bake fresh six days a week.  If your looking for the perfect cake pop , Main Street Cake Shoppe is the place to go. You may not want to feed your children an entire cake, so Main Street Cake Shoppe's cupcakes are definitely a great option.  

For more information visit their website.



Every kid loves to run around and have fun! Look at this list if you are looking for fun activities that keep kids active.

Little Gym- 


1071 Piper Ln, Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 585-1233

Little Gym teaches kids gymnastics through a variety of fun, colorful activities!

They offer parent/child classes for your really young ones. There is gymnastics, dance, sports skills and karate for all other ages.  Entertain your kid while you take some "me time" to go shopping or to the movies. 

For more information visit their website.



1346 S Main St, Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 395-9622

Every city needs a Y!  Take your kids for a swim!  

For more information visit their website.

Lazer X


photo credit: Robert Cox3356 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

(336) 586-7007

This lazer tag facility is fun for all ages!  Join in on the fun!

Lazer x offers an arcade to play games in while you wait, and a lazer maze for you to participate in that makes kids feel like the spies in movies!  All for very low prices.

For more information visit their website.


Graham Square Pallet 

If you are looking for a place where kids can paint and have ice cream, the look no further than downtown Graham's own Square Pallet! Located across from the Graham Cinema, you walk in, pick a blank piece of sculpture, grab your colors and you begin painting. Each item is priced differently, written on the bottom. They also have a variety of ice cream flavors to offer to keep you coming back. 



For those who want to take advantage of the great outdoors, look at the local parks in Alamance County.

The Burlington City Park offers year round swimming pools, athletic fields, amphitheaters, and shelters that can all be rented for a day at the park, or you can just go and enjoy on your own.  These parks are a great way kids to burn off all that energy they have.  For more information visit

Burlington City Park  

photo credit: Kaylin Hunter

1333 Overbrook Rd, Burlington, NC
(336) 222-5030

Beautiful scenery and a perfect place to take the family for a picnic.  

For more information visit their website.


Lake Cammack Park and Marina- 

photo credit: Robert Cox

4790 Union Ridge Rd, Burlington, NC 27217
(336) 421-3872

Looking for family fun?  Lake Cammack offers activities for all ages, including water skiing.  

For more information visit their website.


Cedarock Park

Photo credit: Robert Cox

4242 R Dean Coleman Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 570-6759

A beautiful park for a day trip!

For more information visit their website.


Joe C. Davidson Park- 

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Bilka



3715 Rural Retreat Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 584-3316

Joe C. Davidson Park is located right off of Rural Road. If you want your children to get out and play, this is a great place to do so. Your kids and their friends an play either baseball, softball, or soccer on the various field complexes.. Also, there is a playground centrally located between all of the fields. For the adults or young budding tennis players,  there are a set of courts. If you just want to take a nice walk together as a family, the park is surrounded by a walking path that is approximately 3/4 of a mile. After a long day of activity, families can sit in the pavillion area, where there are picnic tables set up, perfect for a nice lunch or snack. 


more information visit their website.



Only in town for a few days and want to find the activity that will define your trip? Look at the listed events and see if any catch your eye.

Farmers Market

271 N Williamson Ave, Elon, NC 27244
(336) 584-0391

The Elon Community Church hosts a farmers market every thursday 3:30-6:30 from April through October.  

Other farmers markets include: 

The Hillsborough Farmers Market, The Burlington Outlet Village Farmers Market, The Saxapahaw Farmers Market, The Gibonsville Market Day, The Farmers Market at the Village at Brookwood, The Farmers Market in the parking lot of Holy Hill Baptist Church, and the Mebane Farmers Market.

For more information about these farmers market's times and locations visit their website.


Elon Football Games

543 N Williamson Ave, Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-6750

Elon Football Games are a fun day out for everyone, parents and older siblings can watch the game, while the younger kids can play in the Kid Zone provided for free by Elon University. This Kid Zone includes a bouncy castle, and a bouncy race.  Kids also enjoy sliding down the hill on cardboard for a type of mock sledding.  Tailgating before the football games is a must-see as President Leo Lambert sets up a tent that has food and drinks for free for all kids, parents and students to enjoy.  Don't miss out on this community tradition!

For more information visit their website.


Elon Basketball Games

E Haggard Ave, Elon, NC 27244


Elon Basketball Games feature both of our wonderful Men and Women's teams in match-ups against division one teams from the nation.  Beyond just the team our dance team and cheerleaders are sure to put on a wonderful show for everyone to enjoy. 

For more information visit their website.


Festival of Holiday Lights

101 Alamance Bldg, W Haggard Ave, Elon, NC 27244


Check the events calander at for more information

Luminaries is a tradition held on Elon's campus that is a community event for the city of Elon. This event is a tradition that honors all different religions and beliefs that you don't want to miss out on. They have carolers, hot chocolate, hot cider, and a lighting ceremony that puts you officially in the holiday spirit. 

For more information visit their website.