Indoor Kids Activities

Here are some great indoor choices to keep the kids busy

with activities on those cold, hot or rainy days!  

(Click each image to visit the corresponding website.)

Fun Gym

Copy of Sandhills Gymnastics.png

Sandhills Gymnastics opens their facility to the public for FUN GYM time every Friday from 12:30-2:30pm and 6:30-9:30pm.  For only $6/hr, kids can run, jump and tumble throughout the gym!  And the last Friday of every month Buy 1 Hour and Get the 2nd Hour HALF OFF.  Parental supervision is strongly suggested for children under 6 yrs. old.  This is a great way for the kiddos to get their energy out!

220 Ampersand Road
Aberdeen, NC 28315

PHONE: (910) 295-0724

Given Memorial Library

Discovery Room copy.png

The Given Memorial Library in the historic Village of Pinehurst has a vide variety of children's programs on a weekly basis.  They are also home to the Tufts Archives.  James Walker Tufts founded Pinehurst!  CLICK IMAGE to see their Children's Event calendar.

150 Cherokee Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374


Monday-Fri: 9:30am- 5pm
Sat: 9:30am-12:30pm

PHONE: (910) 295-6022

Guided Painting

Art Buzz Kids.png

WINE & DESIGN's "Art Buzz Kids" program is a fun opportunity for kids to paint their very own masterpiece!  They have hundreds of simplified images appropriate for kids of any age. Classes last about an hour and a half and the kids can bring in snacks.  Click the image to see if there's a class to take the kids to today.

220 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Class times vary

PHONE: (910) 684-3303

Drop-in Childcare

Copy of Rugg Rats.png

At Rugg Rats hourly drop-in child care center, kids ages 12 months-12 years can stay while YOU get time away!  They have lots of fun activities to keep the kids busy including a large outdoor area and a video game room for the older kids. Their friendly caregivers love children!

125 E. Illinois Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Monday-Thursday: 8am-8:30pm
Friday: 8am-10pm
Saturday: 9am-10pm
Sunday: Every Other (Call before coming)
*Reservations Recommended

PHONE: (910) 695-0014

Boyd Library

Boyd Library.png

The Katharine Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College offers free library cards to all who live/work in Moore/Hoke Counties.  With a wide selection of children's books and DVD's and Saturday Children's Programs, this library is a wonderful place to spend some quality time with your little ones. Click the image for program schedule.


3395 Airport Rd
Pinehurst, NC 28374

Monday-Thursday: 7:45am– 8pm
Friday: 7:45am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Southern Pines Library


There is so much to do at the Southern Pines Public Library!  They have loads of programs for kids of all ages!  CLICK IMAGE to see their calendar of events.

170 W Connecticut Ave. 
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Mon-Thurs:  10am-7pm
Fri-Sat:  10am-5pm     Sunday: 2-5pm


PHONE: (910) 692-8235

Indoor Playground

Play Escape 2.png

Play Escape is 4,200 sq. ft. of indoor fun for children of all ages! It even has a designated area for toddlers and infants. Parents and caregivers can enjoy free wifi, a latte from the coffee bar, or a tasty treat from the café.  The last hour of each day is HALF PRICE.


103 Perry Drive
Southern Pines, NC 28387


Monday-Friday: 9am- 6pm

Sat: 9am-7pm   Sunday: 11am-6pm

PHONE: (910) 246-2342



Rainy outside?  Too hot?  Bring the kids bowling!  They can enjoy snacks from the snack bar and the arcade too!  Check out our Weekly Calendar of Events for special things going on such as "Dollar Mania" and "Cosmic Bowling!"  CLICK IMAGE to visit their website for more information.

1680 NC Hwy. 5
Aberdeen, NC 28315

See Website

PHONE: (910) 295-9610

Paint Your Own Pottery

9th of Sept.png

9th of September in downtown Southern Pines is a fun, hip paint-your-own-pottery studio that kids LOVE!  They've been in business for over 17 years, and for good reason!  From mugs to ornaments to plates, there's something that every child will enjoy making their own.  Be sure to say hello to owner, Eugenie.  She's the best!


241-B NE Broad Street 
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Tuesday-Saturday:  11am-6pm

PHONE: (910) 695-9063

Indoor Sports


The National Athletic Village field house is available for parties, practices, league rentals or a rental for a rainy day play group. They are able to host a variety of sports including Basketball, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Futsal, Floor Hockey, Field Hockey, Badminton & Small Sided Games.  During the summer, they offer weekly camps with a lot of flexibility.  Book the whole week, or pick and choose days.  They are even happy with drop-ins!  With full day and half day options, they are sure to work with your busy schedule.  This growing facility is a wonderful addition to Moore County!

201 Air Tool Drive
Southern Pines, NC 28387

PHONE: (910) 585-3212

Sandhills Discovery Room

Discovery Room.png

This interactive learning area at Weymouth Woods allows visitors to discover what makes the longleaf forest so special through a variety of hands-on displays for all ages. The room features, a child-friendly microscope, a live animal exhibit, a puppet stage and more than a dozen kid-friendly discovery boxes that invite visitors to explore different aspects of nature.

1024 Ft. Bragg Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387

HOURS: See Website

PHONE: (910) 692-2167

Moore County Library

Copy of Play Escape.png

Bring your kids to the Moore County library in Carthage for Preschool Story Times, Book Clubs and more!  CLICK IMAGE to visit their website.

101 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

PHONE: (910) 947-5335