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Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides

Take a day trip to one of these fall fun destinations that are a short drive from the Triad.

Evening Pokémon GO Lure Party at the NC Zoo

The NC Zoo is having a Pokemon GO Lure Party this Saturday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is $5, and proceeds will go toward the zoo’s conservation efforts.

Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week

The program, an initiative of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, takes place annually Sept. 24-30.

Enjoy Festival Foods, Family Fun at Day in the Park

Day in the Park, will celebrate its 46th year this Saturday, Sept. 17, at City Lake Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Family Vacation: Bicycling the Virginia Creeper Trail

Take a weekend to explore the Virginia Creeper Trail and surrounding areas. The trail can be ridden all in one day and is kid-friendly.

September Festivals & Fairs in the Triad

Fall festivals, fairs and fun taking place in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

5th Annual Triad Music Festival Set for Sept. 1-3

Music-lovers will want to set aside some time during Labor Day weekend for the 5th Annual Triad Music Festival, which will be held at different venues in downtown Winston-Salem from Thursday, Sept. 1 through Saturday, Sept. 3.

Paperhand Puppet Intervention's Turns Eyes On "The Beautiful Beast"

Paperhand Puppet Intervention puts a spotlight on monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales when its show debuts Aug. 5.

Hiking with the Kids

5 reasons why you should take the family outside, unplug for a little while and enjoy our beautiful state; plus tips to make the outing a success.

Something for Everyone at Hanging Rock State Park

Families can spend the day swimming, fishing, paddling, canoeing, hiking, biking, rock climbing and exploring beautiful waterfalls.

5 Best Picnic Spots in the Triad

The Triad is home to many great scenic locations that are perfect for picnics. Here are our top picks.

Fun in the Sun: Playground Safety

How safe is your child's playground? See if it meets the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations.

8 Family-Friendly Hikes in NC

From the mountains to the sea, these trails are perfect for the entire family.

Get Outside & Welcome April

5 Family-friendly weekend activities around the Triad.

Forsyth Creek Week

Forsyth County celebrates, educates and restores during this weeklong event

Tweetsie Railroad to host Letterland Learning Express Days

Clever Cat, Harry Hat Man and Red Robot are returning to Tweetsie Railroad for its Letterland Learning Express Days on May 3-5 and 10-12.

Hideaway Woods: A Natural Playscape Blooms in Durham

Take your family to Hideaway Woods, a 2-acre, forested escape featuring eight interconnected treehouses at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.

Children Unplug and Explore Nature at N.C. Adventure Camps

Extreme camp experiences draw children from all of the world to camps in North Carolina.

Carve Your Own Jack-’o-Lantern at Salem Square

Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem will provide free pumpkins for children who participate in its annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

Annual Renaissance Festival Returns to Huntersville

The 22nd Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival will run for eight consecutive weekends through Nov. 22.

Escape to the Great Smoky Mountains Hike-in Lodge

Plan your very own Mount LaConte getaway and mix in some fun by stopping in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for a trip the entire family can enjoy.

DuPont State Recreational Forest

The forest features six waterfalls and five lakes and is perfect for hiking, swimming or fishing.

Painted Pavement Inspires Physical Activity

BCBSNC and NCRPA collaborate to transform open spaces and build healthier communities with PlayPrints.

History Comes Alive at These Family-Friendly Sites in the Triad

Family outings in the Triad that step back in time.

Wheels on the Greenway

Greensboro Downtown Greenway inaugural cycling event.

Strategy for Spring Yard Cleanup

Spring yard work strategy for families.

Experience Mountain Scenery, Winter Sports in Little Switzerland

Beautiful scenary, mining, hiking, winter sports and more in North Carolina's Little Switzerland.

Show your love at your local parks and recreation

Celebrating local parks and recreation departments.
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Annual Guides

Education Guide

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.