Carolina Parent's 10 Most-Read Articles of 2015

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From a bucket list of must-see places to visit in North Carolina, to annually updated articles such as where to pick your own strawberries, here are the 10 most-read stories published or updated in 2015 that you loved to read — and reread.





1. 17 Places to See With Kids in North Carolina

From Jockey's Ridge in the Outer Banks to the Mile-High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain, we think these North Carolina destinations should be on your "bucket list" of places to visit with your kids.

Jockey's Ridge makes Carolina Parent's bucket list of 17 places to see with your kids.

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2. Durham Museum’s New Hideaway Woods Beckons Treehouse Lovers to Play

Tree houses, a woodland stream, a natural trail and more await families at this 2-acre natural playscape located at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. 

Hideaway Woods offers 2 acres of tree houses and natural play areas at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.

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3. Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities in the Triangle

This annually updated article remains popular with families who are looking for ways to help others in need. Browse through volunteer and service opportunities in the Triangle that have been categorized by subject and holiday.


4. Triangle Summer Movie Deals for Families

Also annually updated, this article spotlights Triangle theaters offering free or discounted summer and/or outdoor movie series families can enjoy.


5. Cool Water Fun Places in the Triangle

The Triangle boasts more than 30 public pools, splash parks and other cool water spots for families to enjoy. This annually updated article lists them all in one place.


6. Where to Pick Strawberries in the Triangle

This article, also updated annually, lists 22 pick-your-own strawberry farms within and near the Triangle.


7. Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, Corn Mazes, Halloween and Trick-or-Treat Events

This annually updated article guides readers through the many fall-themed and Halloween activities taking place across the Triangle each year.


8. Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny Sightings, Spring Festivals in the Triangle

Get the run down on where to find egg hunts and Easter-themed activities across the Triangle in yet another popular and annually updated article.


9. Where to Ski, Snowboard and Tube Within a Short Drive

This article lists ski slopes in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia within a six-hour drive. Also updated annually, readers will find section on nearby tubing-specific resorts as well.


10. Winter Holiday Events: Santa Visits, Christmas Tree Lightings, Sleigh Rides, Parades, Festivals

This annually updated article lists holiday activities taking place across the Triangle. From Santa sightings to sleigh rides, this is the region's go-to source of where to find holiday fun. 



Categories: Cultural, Family, Outdoors