Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Our 11 month old loved it here! There was so much to do that we went through an hour without getting to everything. They even have a little play area specifically for children 3 and under, it's too cute. We came on a Sunday so parking was free, I'm not sure how other days work.
This place is best for the 7 and under crowd. Older kids may get a little board. There's an area for eating a bring it yourself lunch. They have vending machines but no hot food. There are restaurants across the street. Off of that room is a quiet room for nursing mothers. The bathrooms are clean. They provide stools for kids to wash hands easily. Bring a change of clothes for the water tables, my kids never fail to get soaked even with the smocks provided. A large cage looking play tower is located right in the middle. If it's your first time, there's only one way in and out of it. Many first timers get scared when their child takes off into it. It looks like they can get out to the second floor, but they can't. Puppet shows are performed throughout the day. Walking into the main play area to the right is a space geared towards the littlest ones. It is gated so they can't run off. Part of the water tables are in this area with safe seats for 2 and under. There is a matted play area. It has matted sides that come up so the babies are contained. There's a stairway tucked away towards the ocean room. If you go up there is a tiny play room with toys and books. It makes for a nice quiet break. It's usually empty. There are many little stations to play at; Doctors office, Vet, Farm, Ocean, Fire Truck, Ambulance, Grocery, Dinner, Race Car, Bank, Post Office, Gym, Rock Climbing, Theater It can get crowded and loud. It helps to show up right at open to avoid this. The price of membership seems steep but it's worth it. $130 for just this location, add a second location for $160 or all locations for $200.
This is definitely for younger kids. My five year old had fun. They have vending machines, but no food served. There are tables to eat at if you bring your own food. Everything seemed clean and well taken care of.
David Nevill Jr
The place can get a little crowded, but there's enough variety to keep my girls occupied for hours! I especially liked the grocery store, but so did all the other kids, so that's usually hard to enjoy. The restaurant was a close second place, followed of course by the water works. With an annual pass, it's a no brainier for a half days entertainment.
This place is perfect for kids! They get to work different jobs being a farmer, fire fighter, paramedic, banker, chef and sooo much more!! Parking is very convenient ( and free! ), staff is friendly and the kids learn so much. Wonderful place just to visit or to go for educational fun.