The High Country is a great place for people of all ages, but for preschoolers, it’s magical!
Tweetsie Railroad, a wild west theme park, is a great place for preschool aged children. The train is a big hit with many preschoolers who enjoy seeing the playful cowboy show and shaking hands with the sheriff as they travel on board Tweetsie. Kids enjoy the Country Fair rides, many of which are geared toward younger children, as well as the playground, petting zoo, live entertainment and gem mining. In addition to their daily fun, Tweetsie also offers special days during the summer for kids to meet Thomas the Tank Engine, Dora and Diego, Spongebob and Patrick and Letterland characters.
Young kiddos also enjoy Grandfather Mountain. Kids enjoy feeding the black bears from a safe distance, watching the playful otters swim, learning about the cougars and the bald eagles and so much more in the animal habitat. In addition, your family can engage in Behind the Scenes tours of the animal habitats, offered every weekend from April to October.
Mystery Hill provides a hands-on entertainment option popular with the pre-K set. They can roll a ball up hill, surround themselves with a giant bubble, learn about gravity and much more. Located beside Mystery Hill is Docs Rocks Gem Mine and Fossil Museum. Spend time playing in the water looking for gems and viewing fossils large and small, including dinosaurs!
At Linville Caverns, children not only get to go inside a cave, they can see deep underwater streams with fish, learn about rock formations and more.
Of course kids also enjoy a good trail where they can explore. Julian Price Lake trail, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, is a great place to spend the afternoon. There is a fairly easy trail around the lake, and during summer months you can also rent canoes, picnic, fish and more.
This article contains just a few of the many adventures to be had by your little ones. One thing’s for sure, you will all return home with amazing new memories, and a yearning to return!