Catch Free and Inexpensive Summer Fun in the Triangle
Free concerts, movies, exercise and more
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Summer can be a perfect time to get out with your kids for family fun, explore the Triangle, learn its history and exercise together. Here’s a look at free and low-cost ways to get more out of your summer and make it memorable for your whole family.
Free Exercise for Every Age
Can’t afford a gym membership or a personal trainer? Check out these fun and inexpensive ways for preschoolers, school-age kids, teens and adults to be physically active. Sign up for free to our Fit Family Challenge and you can also take advantage of these free local fitness classes May 1-June 26.
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Low-Cost or Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Keep the kids entertained this summer by heading out to free or low-cost live outdoor concerts throughout the Triangle area. We’ve rounded up concerts town by town so you can pack a picnic and have a fun outing close to your home or head out to a Triangle town that's new to you.
Take a History Tour of the Triangle
The Triangle is steeped in history, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. A trip back in time is no farther away than a visit to one of the area's local historic sites, where docents, re-enactors and historians offer an authentic look into the past. Browse our roundup of historic places to visit in the Triangle.
Duke Homestead in Durham Photo courtesy of Virginia Reel/North carolina Department of natural and cultural resources
10 Playgrounds Worth a Drive
Are your kids — or you — bored with your regular playground? Check out one of the Triangle's top playgrounds.
Top Field Trip Destinations of the Triangle
Be your child’s best teacher this summer and you’ll learn, too. The Triangle's hands-on museums, natural beauty, history and family-friendly lifestyle offer a wide variety of field trips for every age group and interest.
Photo courtesy of Bayer CropScience’s North American Bee Care Center
See NC By Train: Summer $5 Kids Ride Deal
Through an agreement with Amtrak, NC By Train is offering a summer 2016 deal where kids ages 2-12 can ride for $5 to any destination in North Carolina on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (blackouts may apply). The “Kids Fare $5” offer has already kicked off and runs through Aug. 31.
Volunteer to give back to those in need, and you and your children will unlock new relationships and community connections. Learn more in our roundup of volunteer and community service opportunities for Triangle families, teens and older youth.