Remember your favorite outings as a kid? Field trips, a day in a new place, learning and seeing new parts of nature and the world? Those are some of the most formative experiences of childhood, and the central location of Sanford, North Carolina puts many great opportunities in your backyard. Give your kids an awesome time with these nearby attractions.
Jim’s Gems and Gold
The gold rush is one of the most fascinating times in American history, one of lawlessness, discovery, and cultural myths. Your family can recreate the most exciting part – panning for gold – at Jim’s in Aberdeen. And without, you know, all the peril and risk.
Set near an old country store, Jim’s offers visitors an authentic experience panning for gold and gems. Parties are both educational and fun, and kids get to keep all gems they find!
Few things are as whimsical and endearing as art made by kids. Crazy Glaze in Fuquay-Varina lets them paint all over pre-made pottery with abandon.
Though kids and parents can come paint any time, Crazy Glaze offers classes for canvas painting, pottery painting, art for homeschool kids, and full-day art camps. There are also storytime sessions on the first Saturday of each month for the littlest kids in your family.
They’re even a peanut-free facility, so parents can leave allergy woes at home.
With its 25 beautiful acres of woods, pasture and farm buildings, Spence’s Farm – located outside Chapel Hill – is one of the coolest places in North Carolina to be a kid. Visitors can go horseback riding, learn to garden, hike, craft in the woodshop, and more.
Spence’s biggest claims to fame are its camps. Available as mini-camps, after-school programs, and full-fledged summer camps, there aren’t many better places for kids to learn new skills and make great friends.
With convenient access to both the Piedmont, Triad and the Research Triangle, Sanford, North Carolina blends the best of country living with the conveniences of urban access.
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