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A kid’s perfect day in Asheville

Let the kids plan a day of fun-filled activities.

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Kids at the Asheville Museum of Science. | Photo by @kerileann1

Photo via LaZoom

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Sorry, but — NO ADULTS ALLOWED — this one is for the kids. Grown-up, please hand this over to your little one. Got it, kiddo? Let’s plan a family day together. Here’s a fun schedule for you to try.


Be a chef and cook breakfast for the adults at home. The night before, ask your family to choose from one of these recipes. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if any of the instructions seem confusing.

While you eat, talk about your plan for the day. Ask your family to help you prepare a backpack with things you’ll need. We suggest bringing:

🍫 Plenty of snacks like granola bars or Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn
💧 A water bottle
🧢 A hat

If you have time before heading to lunch, go to the Asheville Museum of Science and learn all about science and space.

WNC Nature Center sign and exterior

An afternoon of exploration awaits.

Photo via WNC Nature Center


For lunch, head to Pizza Mind and try the make your own pizza on the Kids Menu. After you’ve filled your belly, spend the afternoon exploring the WNC Nature Center. We love seeing the river otters and exploring the Nature Play Areas. Bonus: If you’d rather spend time out of the sun, LaZoom’s new Li’l Boogers tour combines fun facts about our city’s history with characters and comedy.


Wrap up the day with a family dinner. Head to one of our local farmers’ markets to pick out foods you can make together. Over dinner, talk about everything you did today. Ask questions like:

🧠 What was something new you learned?
🤡 What was something funny that happened?
👀 What would we do differently if we did that again?
👍 What do you definitely want to do again? (And again and again…)

If you’re on the hunt for more ways to spend your summer days, check out our guide to kid-friendly fun throughout the Land of the Sky.

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