10+ Educational Summer Activities for Kids in and around Alamance County

Jun 3, 2022 | Burlington

Summer is finally here! And, if you’re like most moms out there, you’re probably frantically searching for some activities for your kids to keep the boredom at bay. Last month, we shared 3 outdoor, math scavenger hunts that can be completed right from your backyard. This month, we’re here to share 10+ educational summer activities for kids in and around Alamance County. These activities will help to nurture your child’s motor skills, math and science skills, reading skills, and more. So, read on and prepare for a fun-filled, educational summer!


Attempt to Complete the Alamance Parks Scavenger Hunt

Did you know Alamance Parks has a free scavenger hunt designed to be completed at any of their parks? Some of the items are tricky to find, so your child will stay busy for a while! To make this activity a bit more educational, you can… Have your child find a certain number of each item Have your child read a book or watch an educational video about one of the items Have older children not only find each item, but write down 3 fun facts about each item, with the help of Google

You can download the scavenger hunt here.


Test Your Skills With the Alamance Parks Fitness Challenges

Alamance Parks doesn’t just have scavenger hunts, but also fitness challenges for your child, such as the 5-Minute Fitness and Fitness Pyramid Challenge. Each challenge can be downloaded and attempted right from your home! Here are a few your kids will enjoy:


Visit the Many Awesome Parks Nearby

Fortunately, there are tons of awesome parks in or just a short drive away from Alamance County. For those of us who live right here in Burlington, we all know the classic Beth Schmidt Park and Joe Davidson Park. But, here’s 3 other parks we definitely recommend that will help to exercise those motor skills!

Triad Park

While it’s a bit farther away than the other parks, if you haven’t stopped by Triad Park in Kernersville yet, you should definitely plan a time to go! Triad Park offers lots of fun amenities, like…

  • 3 huge playgrounds
  • A safe rock playground for rock climbing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking trails & a paved path system
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Volleyball, tennis & soccer courts
  • Carolina Field of Honor
  • Disc golf

Lebauer Park

Lebauer Park is another fun area right in downtown Greensboro. It offers:

  • A fun playground
  • A sensory space designed to be enjoyed by people who have sensory processing disorders
  • Foosball & ping-pong tables
  • Interactive fountains
  • Dog park
  • Junior League of Greensboro’s Reading Room
  • And, Cafe Europa (All caregivers deserve a nice treat!)

Saxapahaw Island Park

Saxapahaw Island Park sits right in the Haw River in Saxapahaw. If you haven’t been yet, we’re sure your kids will love the famous, gigantic wooden fish slide. Along with this awesome slide, it offers:

  • An interactive playground
  • A fort creation area
  • Lots of walking trails
  • Beautiful views of the Haw River

Visit the Children’s Museum of Alamance County

The Children’s Museum of Alamance County is a “must-visit” on every kid’s list this summer! The museum features several unique environments that each provide multi-sensory, interactive, hands-on experiences for kids to learn, explore, and foster growth in all areas of development. They also have lots of events happening each week, such as Book Buddies and Fun Friday. You can learn more about it or plan your trip on their website: http://www.childrensmuseumofalamance.org

Visit the Greensboro’s Children Museum

The Greensboro Children’s Museum is another “must-visit” that provides similar experiences as the Children’s Museum of Alamance County! The museum offers more than 20 exhibits, each designed to foster hands-on learning through play. A few popular exhibits are the famous 30-foot-tall Neptune XXL Climbers, connected by a 25-foot suspended net tunnel; Water Wonders - an exhibit designed to explore playing with and controlling water; and Main Street, which offers a very realistic chance to role play. They, too, have exciting events every week, such as Science Lab, Story Sparks, and Art Studio. You can learn more about them or start planning your visit on their website here: https://gcmuseum.com/

Visit the Greensboro Science Center

The Greensboro Science Center offers lots of educational activities your kids won’t be able to get enough of. Some popular activities are the Zoo Trek, where you’ll not only learn about different animals and get an up-close look at them, but also be able to feed treats to some of them. There’s the Aquarium Adventure, where you’ll be able to learn about aquatic animals and even feed some stingrays. There’s also engaging, educational shows in the OmniSphere Theater about space and the solar system. You can learn more about all the wonderful activities available each day on their website: https://www.greensboroscience.org/

Participate in the Alamance County Public Libraries Activities

Alamance County Public Libraries host a variety of activities throughout the summer! A few of these activities are weekly storytimes, crafts, LEGO clubs & challenges, summer reading programs, literary scavenger hunts, and more. You can learn more about all the awesome things they have to offer on their website: https://www.alamance-nc.com/library/

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Visit the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro

While a trip to the NC Zoo requires a little bit of a drive, it’s definitely worth it! With 500 developed acres, your kids are sure to see and observe all types of animals from all over the world. They’ll also love all of the additional adventures, like the Treehouse Trek, the Kidzone, and the huge playground featuring giant insects to play on. To make this experience even more educational and fun, you can download a few free zoo scavenger hunts here!


Visit Kaleideum North/Downtown in Winston-Salem

If your child loves the Children’s Museum of Alamance County, they’ll absolutely love Kaleideum! Formally known as SciWorks, this interactive museum of arts, sciences, and exploration is great for all ages. With over 20 different exhibits, such as SoundWorks, PhysicsWorks, and MindWorks, there’s plenty of interactive activities to enjoy in literacy, arts, STEM, and more. With all of the engaging opportunities, It really fulfills its mission of inspiring awe and wonder through interactive play and discovery. You can learn more about this awesome attraction here: https://north.kaleideum.org/


See Live Wildcats Like Never Before at the Carolina Tiger Rescue

If your child is a fan of lions and tigers, they’ll love the Carolina Tiger Rescue! Carolina Tiger Rescue is a nonprofit wildlife sanctuary that strives to save and protect wild cats in captivity and the wild. Their guided tours allow you to closely observe lots of different wild cats like never before, such as tigers, lions, cougars, kinkajous, and much more. It’s the perfect place to see some amazing animals, while helping to support an awesome mission. They also have a variety of summer camps for kids and teens you’ll want to check out! You can learn more about this exciting experience here: https://carolinatigerrescue.org/


Allow Your Kids to Have a Blast While Exercising Their Math Skills in Our Summer Program

We’ve saved the best for last! One of the most fun and educational summer activities in Alamance County is participating in Mathnasium’s summer sessions! Our summer program truly makes math FUN, with engaging hands-on activities, exciting games, amusing themed days, and awesome prizes. Your child will also still receive a customized math tutoring plan that’ll not only help them to avoid summer learning loss and keep their math skills sharp, but also develop a solid understanding of foundational concepts to learn new concepts the next school year with ease. So, what are you waiting for? Call or text us today at (336) 792-7000 to enroll your child or to acquire more information.