Rowan County is very family-friendly. One of the best things about living or visiting here, are the numerous ways of spending quality time as a family.

There’s lots of great weekday and weekend fun to be had and adventures to be made throughout the year. Here’s a list of various ‘Mommy & Me’ or ‘Daddy & Me’ activities you can try as a family right here in Rowan County, North Carolina.


Experience Pick-Your-Own Farms

Agritourism is a popular trend for family day-trips and luckily Rowan County is blessed to have several pick-your-own farms ripe for the picking. Rowan is home to two blueberry farms – Elium Berry Farm and Talia Farms. Blueberries are typically ripening in early July and peak at the end of the month. Patterson Farm Market & Tours has locally grown strawberries every spring (mid-April through the 1st week of June – weather permitting). Visit on a weekday and enjoy a 1:00 p.m. Puppet Show and play time at Pawpaw Carl’s Playground. Beginning in mid-November and through the holidays, make a visit to Pine Top Farm in Salisbury to cut your own Christmas tree.

Patterson Farm


Tour the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina

Numerous events are offered throughout the year including the very popular Day Out With Thomas™, Fire Truck Festival, The Polar Express™ Train Ride, and more! Check their website for full details.

NC Transportation Museum


Enjoy FREE playtime at one of the many city and county parks.

Dan Nicholas Park


You don’t have to drive all the way to Asheboro to see exotic animals at the zoo.

Set your Google Maps destination for Rowan’s two exotic animal locations, Lazy 5 Ranch and Tiger World.

Tiger World


Take a dip at one of the many community and private pools.

Blue Waters Pool

Eaman Park Pool

Franklin Pool

Fred M. Evans Pool

Landis Pool

Blue Waters Pool


Watch a movie at the historic Gem Theatre.


Gem Theatre


Catch a Kannapolis Intimidators game.

Kannapolis Intimidators


Visit the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures.

View their amazing collection of toys that are entertaining for both young and old. The museum is open Thursday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures


Now it’s time to learn, grown, and share those special moments with your child.