Family-Friendly Events

Tiffani Arbogast
Never have bored kids again! Here's our round-up of "family-friendly" fun in and around Winston-Salem. These activities and events are geared towards the younger crowd, though hopefully it's enjoyable for the whole family.

Weekly Happenings

Monday

  • Animal Encounter at Kaleideum North (11:30 am). (Included with museum admission.)

Tuesday

  • Storytime at North Davidson Library (10:30 am) for Preschool to 5th grade with a take home craft!
  • Storytime at Kaleideum North (11 am).  Our littlest learners are invited to gather in the theatre for a special book of the day.
  • Science Live at Kaleideum North. (1 pm) Included with museum admission.  

Wednesday 

  • Storytime at Paddison Memorial Branch Library (10-10:30 am) Join Miss Stefanie for stories, singing, and more. For ages 3-6.
  • Curiosity Cart (10:30 am) or Animal Encounter (11:30 am) at Kaleideum North. Included with museum admission.
  • Storytime at North Davidson Library (10:30 am) for preschool to 5th grade with a take home craft!

Thursday 

  • Storytime at Paddison Memorial Branch Library (10-10:30 am) Join Miss Stefanie for stories, singing, and more. For ages 2 and under.
  • Storytime at North Davidson Library (10:30 am) for preschool to 5th grade with a take home craft!
  • Prism Experience (10:30 am) & Science Live (1 pm) at Kaleideum North. Included with museum admission.

Friday

  • Storytime at Everyone’s Playground (King, NC) (10:30 am) Join library staff each Friday for a fun story time filled with picture book readings, sing alongs, and crafts at everyone’s favorite playground!
  • Barnes & Noble Storytime (11 am) Join for a storytime adventure every Friday.
  • Zula Patrol Under the Weather in the Planetarium at Kaleideum North (11 am). Learn about weather processes — not only on Earth, but on other planets in our solar system.

Saturday

Sunday

  • Garden Play for Toddlers at Caldcleugh Multicultural Center in Greensboro (9 am). Cost is free but you must register. Sign up here.

Ongoing Events & Activities

  • Hungry for Adventure via Lewisville Branch Library. Check out our Very Hungry Caterpillar and take photos of him exploring our community. Make a scrapbook at home or email photos to luntzra@forsyth.cc Call 336-703-2940 for more info. 
  • Let’s Stick Together-Community Art Event at Reynolda Manor Branch Library from June to August. Take part in our community art event. Using color-coded stickers, we will put together a poster-size collage that will be hung in our branch once completed. All ages.
  • Dash Games: Home games August 9-14 & 23-28. 

AUGUST Special Events

August 11

  • The NC Zoos in Town at May Alice Warren Community Center (10:30-11:30 am) (via Lewisville Library). Discussing the importance of oceans and how to keep them safe. 
  • Creative Button Making at Reynolda Manor Library (11am-12pm). Ages 5-11. Call 336-703-2960 with any questions.
  • Kachina Dolls with the Lam Museum of Anthropology (11:00 am) Tina Smith will discuss the Hopi people and the significance of their kachina dolls.
  • Back to School Splash at Polo Park Pool (4:30 pm)
  • Tyler’s Amazing Balance Act at the WS Dash Game (7:00 pm)

August 12

  • Little Cog STEAM Hour at Cognition Davie (9:30 am) for ages 4-7. Head to the Makerspace for hands-on STEAM activities. Tickets $10 for one child/adult pair, $5 for each additional person
  • Family Event at Davie Splash Pad (5:30 pm) Email LakeishaFSN@theCFEC.org to reserve your spot. Bring towels, snacks and drinks! (FREE!)

August 13

  • 2nd Saturday at SECCA (10 am to 1 pm) Free family-oriented art event! 
  • Little Innovators at Kaleideum North (11:30 am) This STEAM program is designed for preschoolers and focuses on exploration, play, and discovery through project-based learning. This month’s theme is “Discover Sand.” $5 per member; $8 per non-member.
  • Making Miracles Event at Miller Park (12-3 pm) Hosted by Total Escape. Explore a big space and interact with characters to complete different quests and progress through the story. RSVP here. (FREE!)

August 15

  • To-Go Craft Kits for Teens: DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks. Pick up at Central Library. For ages 12-18. 
  • Moo Monday Storytime & Crafts at Summerfield Farms from 9-10 am for ages 2-5. $20. Registration required here.
  • Big Bang Boom at Carver School Library at 10:30 am. This band shares parent-friendly educational children’s music! Come sing and dance! 
  • Intro to Improv Workshop at Central Library from 4-5 pm for ages 12-18.  Learn foundations of improv and scene building with games and exercises.

August 16

  • Summer Movie Express: The Secret Life of Pets at 10:30 am or Scoob! at 10 am at Regal Palladium in Highpoint. ($2)
  • Music and Movement at Central Library from 11-11:30 am Music and Movement presents songs, dancing, and stories for ages 2 to 6. Call 336-703-3040 for more information
  • National Roller Coaster Day at Cognition Davie from 1-2:30 pm. 5th-8th graders can come make a roller coaster out of cardboard. 
  • Big Bang Boom at Paddison Memorial Library at 4 pm. This pop band shares parent-friendly educational children’s music! Come sing and dance! 

August 17

  • Summer Reading Fun at Clemmons Library from 10:30-11:00 am. Interactive musical storytelling using a didgeridoo and drums. For children of all ages.
  • Summer Storytime Series at Bethabara Park at 10:30 am. 30 min of stories and songs for ages 2-5.
  • Teen Game Night at Hanes Hosiery Rec Center from 6-8 pm. Ages 13-17. Join for games, food, & prizes!
  • Summer Movie Express: The Secret Life of Pets at 10:30 am or Scoob! at 10 am at Regal Palladium in Highpoint. ($2)

August 18

  • Mrs. Cottontail & Friends Yoga at Kaleideum Downtown at 11 am. Read a story, do yoga exercises, and being a special fluffy friend!
  • Painting on the Lawn at Central Library at 2-3 pm for all ages. Bring a smock or cover up. Registration required. Call 336-703-3040. 
  • Cold Blooded Creatures at Cognition Davie from 3-4 pm for all ages. Experience some scaly and slimy creatures, including a tortoise! (FREE)

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