9 Fun Family Activities in Davidson NC

This month marks the time when families squeeze in every ounce of fun before it’s time to head back to school. With long days full of sunshine and warm weather, there is still time to fit in a family trip and enjoy fun family activities in Davidson, NC.


  1. The Lazy 5 Ranch

    You are going to see some amazing wildlife up close, with over 750 animals from almost every continent. Admission is cash only.

  2. Aloha Safari Zoogiraffe amidst green trees

    This fun safari zoo is home to over 400 animals. They are also lovingly dedicated to the ongoing care of unwanted or mistreated animals.

  3. Lake Hickory Tree Top Adventuresgiraffe amidst green trees

    What better way to spend a few hours than zipping through the treetops? Lake Hickory’s adventure course offers options for almost every age.

  4. Davidson Chocolate Companyplate full of assorted chocolate truffles

    This family-owned business makes their own chocolate and confections with only the finest ingredients. Visit and you are sure to find a special treat for the kids, and the big kids too.

  5. U.S. National Whitewater Center

    Whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, zip lines and adventurous ropes course – these are some of the outrageously fun activities at the Center. Seriously, you might not be able to get the kids to leave.

  6. Drive-In Movies in Old Town Cornelius, NC

    Catch the latest summer flicks at one of two pop-up, drive-in locations from the comfort and safety of your own space. See the schedule and purchase tickets ahead time.

  7. Lake Norman

    If boating is your family’s idea of recreation, then Lake Norman is the place for you. Rentals available for self-propelled and motorized boating.

  8. Miniature Golf

    What’s a kid vacation without putt-putt? This fun family-owned establishment is a must see on your summer vacation to-do list. Want more of a challenge? Try out their rock climbing wall!

  9. Go Karts

    If you are looking for a Go Kart on steroids experience, this adrenaline-inducing go kart race course is fast and challenging. Big kids only (16+). For the age 6-15 crowd (must be at least 48” tall), the indoor track at Victory Lane Karting is speedy but a safe and a fun way for kids to hit the track.


Space to stretch out and kid-friendly amenities makes our Family Suites at Davidson Village Inn an ideal set-up for your next vacation. These suites feature two queen beds and a living room area. More importantly, for the kids, the suite has an HDTV flat-screen and high speed Wi-Fi. The separate kitchenette with sink, microwave and refrigerator is an added convenience. All this in downtown Davidson, a central location for all the day’s activities.

guest suite at davidson village inn