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Day Trips

The Prop Shop Opens at Kaleideum Downtown

Visitors can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials in the theater-themed exhibit and makerspace.

Spring Eggstravaganza at the Greensboro Science Center

Visitors can participate in an all-day egg hunt for a chance to win prizes.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Make First Visit to Tweetsie Railroad

Meet Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo when they visit the theme park July 7-9.

Cheerwine’s Centennial Celebration to Be Held May 20 in Salisbury

Cheerwine thanks fans during its 100th anniversary with a free outdoor centennial bash.

Greensboro Science Center Celebrates North Carolina Science Festival

The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) will hold Star Party on April 22.

BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention Coming to Raleigh

The popular expo will be at the Raleigh Convention Center April 8-9.

27 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (April 7-9)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding area.

North Carolina Zoo to Host Egg-Stravaganza

Egg-Stravaganza will be held April 1-2. The event is the zoo’s annual tribute to Easter featuring special egg-shaped treats for the animals to enjoy.

Agritourism Farms Offer Variety of Fun This Spring

From Easter egg hunts and Mother’s Day events to farm tours, there are plenty of reasons to visit a North Carolina agritourism farm this spring.

Thomas the Tank Engine Coming to Tweetsie Railroad June 9-18

Details for Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

North Carolina Zoo Boasts Largest February Ever

Warm temperatures, clear skies drove all ages to the world’s largest zoo during the shortest month of the year.

A North Carolina Bucket List for Families

17 things to do in the Old North State before your kids are grown.

15 Must-Visit Small Towns in North Carolina

If you love the small-town vibe, pack a suitcase to discover the irresistible charm of these North Carolina road-trip worthy destinations.

Tweetsie Railroad Announces Event Schedule for 60th Anniversary Season

Tweetsie Railroad's 2017 season will feature a variety of events such as Day Out With Thomas, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Backyardigans.

Polar Bears Reunited at the North Carolina Zoo

Zoo officials hope that this year's breeding season will result in a cub for its two polar bears, Nikita and Anana.

Plan a Tour of the Duke Lemur Center

Lemurs Live! is a general tour that introduces guests to an average of 10 species at the center.

Upcoming Events at North Carolina State Parks

Winter fun at NC State Parks that are a short drive from the Triad.

Where to Ski, Tube and Snowboard Within a Short Drive of the Triad

Whether you're looking for a day trip of winter fun or want to spend an entire weekend on the slopes, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia resorts offer many great options.

First Day Hikes at NC State Parks

On New Year’s Day, America’s State Parks are offering First Day Hikes. Several North Carolina State Parks are participating including these parks, which are a short drive from the Triad.

Kernersville Yuletide set for Dec. 10

Three Kernersville destinations are collaborating to create a festive holiday tradition, the Kernersville Yuletide, on Saturday, Dec. 10.

High Point Museum to Host Annual Open House

The High Point Museum is hosting its 44th annual Holiday Open House Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Piedmont and Northern Railway Announces Return of Train to Christmas Town

The Piedmont & Northern Railway in Gastonia will begin service on board the Train to Christmas Town beginning Nov. 26.

Ghost Train Adventure Evokes Inner Child

Whether you make it a day trip or stay overnight in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, this Halloween adventure is a worthy family excursion your kids — and inner child — will love.

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.

The Greensboro Police Department Donates Newer Police Car to GCM

Working lights and sirens make this interactive display a must-see for kids of all ages.

Take an Animal Adventure at the Western North Carolina Nature Center

The Western North Carolina Nature Center is open year-round, and there’s no bad time to visit.

Inside Tracks: Zoo Trek Offers Exclusive Animal Experiences

Go behind the scenes this summer at Greensboro Science Center.

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.

Salem Lake: Winston-Salem’s “Hidden Diamond”

A beautiful lake, trails, birding, Kids in Parks TRACK Trail and more await you near downtown Winston-Salem
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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.