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Old 09-05-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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Help! My son and his wife and 20 month daughter are evacuating the NC coast and they are coming here for 4 or 5 days. I have absolutely NO idea what fun things we could do to entertain the baby. It has been SO long since I have had a little one around, can any of you suggest what fun things we could do?

Thanks for any suggestions!!!!
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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If it isn't raining, then a park would be fun. I don't know where you are located, but Davie Park is on 51 and is fenced. When we go visit my kids' (2 & 4) grandparents, we always go to their local elementary school's playground on the weekends.
If it is raining, you could try Charlotte at Play on 51 closer to Pineville. There are lots of things to do for all ages there, even little ones.
We also enjoy going to SouthPark mall and walking to the fountain. The escalators can also be a half hour of fun!
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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You could also go to Discovery Place Uptown. Though much of it is for older kids, there is a room near the entrance (called the Kids Place room) that is great for toddlers. It has water play, a tree house, various other things to keep them busy. There is also a small aquarium there with a touch pool. I agree with Charlotte at Play. It's a great place for the 2-5 year olds.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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If you are planning on coming to South Park on Saturday, Animal Care and Control is having a dog and cat adoption day in the mall in the Neimann Marcus wing. Just wanted to let you know in case the little ones are afraid of animals, and/or you're afraid of adopting an animal on site.

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We also enjoy going to SouthPark mall and walking to the fountain. The escalators can also be a half hour of fun!
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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From a dad to a two year old:

Charlotte at Play
Lazy 5 Ranch
Discovery Place
Imagion
Airport Overlook
Latta Plantation
Columbia Zoo
Carowinds
Charlotte Nature Muesum @ Freedom Park

The Lazy 5 Ranch is my number one suggestion as there are very few places like it!
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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I cant thank you enough for the outstanding suggestions!!! Not only do I get to see my grandbaby, I get to see my son and his wife too! Who said Hurricaine's cant be a blessing in disguise? Last time I saw our little Ava was in June....she has changed since then!

Thanks again for your help, I knew I could rely on my Citi friends to help!!!
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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There is nothing I can add - you have gotten all the suggestions I would have mentioned!

But as far as games, toys, etc to have in the house . . . play dough still works, LOL. And big puzzles w/ just a few pieces . . . and helping grandma make cookies. :-)

If you don't have a toy tea set - that might be a lot of fun, too.
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:46 AM
 
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Just an update...thanks again to all who posted. We had such a wonderful day yesterday. We went to the park, to South Park mall (for mommy ) and then to Charlotte at Play. I would have never known about that place without your imput.

They are going home today, but we had the most fantastic visit..thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Glad it worked out well and that you had a good time!
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Did you stop by the Animal Care and Control Adoption Day? If so, maybe we spoke without knowing it. I was the tall brunette holding a sleeping puppy.

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Just an update...thanks again to all who posted. We had such a wonderful day yesterday. We went to the park, to South Park mall (for mommy ) and then to Charlotte at Play. I would have never known about that place without your imput.

They are going home today, but we had the most fantastic visit..thanks for the suggestions.
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