Homeschool Field Trip & Outing IDEAS

Don’t see an event on our calendars that works with your schedule? Create your own adventure! Here is an amazing list of ideas for the Charlotte Region. If you have a favorite place of your own, or discover one, please leave a comment and tell us all about it.

THANK YOU Pat Robinson for this AMAZING list! “Here are some possible field trip ideas and some parks, outings and festivals in the Charlotte region.
·     Dan Nicholas Park
·     Old Mint Hill Park
·     Reedy Creek Park
·     McAlpine Park
·     Martha Rivers Park
·     Beatty Park
·     Davies Park NC
·     Auto Racing Hall of Fame http://www.ncarhof.com/
·     Museum of York County http://www.chmuseums.org/ourmuseums/myco/index.htm
·     Carolina Raptor Center http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/index.php
·     Tiger World http://www.tigerworld.us/
·     Asheboro Zoo http://www.nczoo.org/about/
·     UNCC Botanical Gardens http://gardens.uncc.edu/
·     McGill Rose Garden http://www.mcgillrosegarden.org/rose/
·     Hendrix Motor Sports 
·     Reed Gold Mine http://www.reedmine.com/
·     Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens http://www.dsbg.org/
·     Lazy 5 Ranch http://www.lazy5ranch.com/
·     Charlotte Aviation Museum http://www.carolinasaviation.org/
·     Columbia Zoo http://www.riverbanks.org/zoo/ They have a Homeschool Program 
·     Energy Explorium http://www.duke-energy.com/visitor-cent…/energyexplorium.asp
·     Mini-golf: The Golf Village 400 N. Polk St., Pineville.
·     NASCAR SpeedPark http://www.nascarspeedpark.com/concordgroups.html
·     Why Not An American Ark? http://www.whynotanamericanark.com/
·     Skateboard Park (viewing experienced skateboard skills) http://www.skateboardparks.com/nor…/methodisthome/index.html
·     Hockey game-http://www.gocheckers.com/
·     Baseball game-(fireworks on July 4th) http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t494 Bobcats Basketball game- hhttp://www.nba.com/bobcats/
·     Camping- Cane Creek- http://www.canecreekcampground.com/
·     Carolina Renaissance Festival, weekends from early October through mid-November. www.royalfaires.com/carolina/
·     National White Water Center- http://www.usnwc.org/
·     St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Festival, uptown- March 17, www.charlottestpatsday.com
·     The Queen's Cup Steeplechase, Union County- April 30,www.queenscup.org
·     Matthews Alive Festival- Sept. 3- 6, http://www.matthewsalive.org/welcome.php
·     Yiasou Greek Festival- Sept 9-12, http://web.htgo.org/yiasoufestival/index.htm
·     Festival In The Park- Sept. 23-26 http://www.festivalinthepark.org/
·     Also, there are homeschool discounts for monthly bowling, ice skating, roller skating, rock climbing, swimming, Monkey Joe's, etc. which resume in September. Pat Robinson”

Here are some additional ideas shared:
·     Catawba Science Center Hickory NC http://www.catawbascience.org/
·     Lucille Miller Observatory Monthly Star Gazing,

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