Family and Kids in Asheville

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Asheville? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Asheville, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Asheville.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Asheville for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Biltmore Estate

    Park

    Known as America’s largest home The Biltmore Estate spawns a gargantuan area of 178,926 sq ft. Commissioned by George Vanderbilt and built by his architect Richard hunt the estate stands as America’s one of the most prominent examples of the architecture of the Gilded Age. The chateau was built sometime between 1889 and 1895 and is still inhabited by the descendants of Vanderbilt. A...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Thomas Wolfe House

    Family and Kids

    Those who are into history and literature will definitely know who Thomas Wolfe is. One of the greatest artists in the writing world, Wolfe has immortalized his place in the people’s heart. Hence it is hardly a surprise to see Ashville, which was home, being frequented by thousands of literature lovers every year. Once a house, now a memorial, the place beholds the various nuances of Wolf...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Smith - Mc Dowell House Museum

    Family and Kids

    The Smith - Mc Dowell House is city’s oldest surviving house and is also the first. It was bought by Sarah Smith McDowell after the death of her parents and you can notice the distinctive difference in architectural styles. James Smith McDowell was the Mayor during the civil War and a friend of Vanderbilts, for whom the mansion was built. The house has a very Federal character to it with ...Read more
  4. Amazing Asheville attraction for kids
    Pisgah National Forest

    Family and Kids

    The Pisgah National Forest Park which was formed in 1916 is home to some of the most amazing waterfalls, forest covers and mile high peaks. The Blue Ridge Mountain and the Great balsam mountains are a part of it and so are Bent Creek, Mills River, and Davidson River. There are many number of attractions in the forest such as Looking Glass Rock, John Rock, Black Balsam Knob, Sam Knob, Graveyard ...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Family and Kids

    The home of a Pulitzer Prize winning poet Carl Sandburg, is considered as one of the most important National historic site in America. The house was built sometime in 1839 by an architect hired by Christopher Memminger. Late after his death his son inherited the home. It was in 1945 the Sandburg’s purchased the house for $45,000 and they lived till 1969. Today the house still maintains th...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Asheville
    Western North Carolina Nature Center

    Park, Zoo, Aquarium

    A 42 acre zoological park located in Gashes Creek Road The Western North Carolina Nature Center is home to over 60 species of animals and birds. Here you’ll find especially the animals native to the South of Appalachian Mountains. Founded in 1924 and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums the Nature center offer an array of Family as well as School Programs. Some of the place...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Haunted Asheville Ghost Tours

    Family and Kids

    As the name suggest, if you’re interested to have a chill run up your spine take part in the interesting but scary Ghost tours. Asheville has a history of centuries making it ripe with legends of ghosts and haunted places. There are many tours such as  The Classic Walking tour that takes you through the Grove Park Inn, Helen’s bridge, Battery Park Hotel, St. Lawrence. The Bilt...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Chatlos Memorial Chapel

    Family and Kids

    Nested within the Blue Ridge Mountains the Chatlos Memorial Chapel looks like a chapel pulled from a fairy tale. There’s also the Billy graham training centre at The Cove which offers Christian training year round. The steeple soars about 87 feet tall and the inside of the chapel the chandeliers handcrafted from wrought iron. The green surrounding create a fresh and serene atmosphere for ...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Black Mountain College Museum And Arts Center

    Family and Kids

    A museum quite in its nature and content the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center has long and interesting history. Founded in 1933 the college was home to many artists and intellectuals that had been persecuted in Europe. Quite a legend even till now the Black Mountain College has attracted many famous people like Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Josef and Anni Alber...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Mc Cormick Field

    Games

    The home ground of Ashville Tourists, McCormick Field is a baseball stadium. The place is built with a beautiful backdrop of side hills and trees making it quite a charming place to catch a game. The stadium itself dates back to 1924 but the stands were built sometime before 1992 and holds a capacity to entertain about 4,000 baseball fans. A nice place to catch a game in season with family and ...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Biltmore Village

    Family and Kids

    The village was conceived as a company town for Biltmore estate by George Vanderbilt and was formerly known as the town of ‘Best’. The town contains several shops and houses which offer an array of diverse selection of merchandise from handicrafts to custom designed jewelry. You’ll find a great deal of outlets for shopping, dining and recreation as the town, although small, is...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Woolworth Walk

    Family and Kids

    A privately owned art gallery it is famously said that Woolworth Walk is ‘Worth the Walk’. It is Asheville’s largest art gallery and houses some of the best contemporary artworks by 160 local artists, ranging from Digital, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, pottery, metal, and wood. They also have a vintage Soda fountain from the 50’s era which even today serv...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    The Cathedral Of All Souls

    Family and Kids

    Commissioned by the railroad baron George Vanderbilt for the Biltmore village, the Cathedral of all Souls is a parish church. It was established as a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. The church is quite small but beautifully decorated. The glasswork on the windows were originally hand blown but were later replaced. The steeply pitched roof, the serene ambience, and the...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Jackson Building

    Family and Kids

    The Jackson Building, when it was built, was the first skyscraper in western North Carolina. It is about 15 story tall and was first opened in 1924. It has a very Neo Gothic architecture and when it was being built, it was built on a 27 x 60 foot area which was considered too tiny. Today it’s not open to public but is also as the 7th most popular tourist attraction in Asheville’s in...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Grove Arcade

    Family and Kids

    Also known as the Arcade Building, the place is a wonderful pit stop for shopping and refreshments. The Grove Arcade was built between 1926 and 1929 and has a very Tudor’ish Gothic architectural style. It was renovated and reopened in 2002 and offers an array of stuffs like book shops, handmade crafts, Jewellery, antiques and so much more. Along with that there restaurants and café...Read more