Play, learn, and explore at these family activities and attractions near our Mallard Creek apartments

It’s been a rough go for many kids this past year or so. Between distance learning and missing social interactions with friends, children have had to adapt to quite the difficult circumstances lately. Luckily, we’re beginning to see some signs of normalcy. For residents of our Mallard Creek apartments who have children, there are lots of entertaining family activities and attractions to get your kids out of the house so they can have some fun.

Here are some of the delightful activities near Greenway at Mallard Creek that you can enjoy with the entire family!

SEA Life Charlotte-Concord

Featuring North Carolina’s only underwater ocean tunnel, SEA Life Charlotte-Concord is an aquarium experience unlike any other. Experience immersive marine experiences where you and your family can meet rescued sea turtles, touch real sea stars, laugh at silly stingrays, and be mesmerized by jellyfish—all under one roof! Learn more about all of the exhibits and activities SEA Life Charlotte-Concord has to offer, as well as ticket information and hours, on the aquarium’s website.

Great Wolf Lodge

Fair warning—your kids might not ever want to leave once they visit or stay at Great Wolf Lodge. Located less than 15 minutes away from our Northlake Charlotte apartments, you and your kids can spend the day or the weekend playing and splashing around at the indoor water park featuring slides, wave pools, and lazy rivers. After you’ve pruned up your fingertips, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the lodge’s restaurants, play mini-golf, test your skills at the ropes course, or beat a high score in the arcade. Buy tickets, book your stay, and learn more on the Great Wolf Lodge website.


Everything ‘fun’ can be found at Frankie’s—just a 15-minute drive from Greenway at Mallard Creek. Miniature golf, laser tag, go-carts, bumper cars, bowling, amusement rides, and arcade games can all be found at this Charlotte go-to destination for family fun. You can purchase each attraction separately, so you’re not buying tickets for activities you won’t participate in. Frankie’s is the ideal place for a day of fun, birthday parties, special occasions, and more. Plus, there is a restaurant on-site offering delicious food and a full bar for the adults. Learn more on Frankie’s website.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Speed is the name of the game at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Your kids will love watching cars speed past at dizzying speeds during one of the many races year-round. In addition to adrenaline-inducing races, the Charlotte Motor Speedway offers campsites for weekend getaways, racing schools, kart tracks, and educational activities. View the schedule, learn more about events, and more at the speedway’s website.

Discovery Place

Make learning fun and exciting for your kids at Discovery Place. Bringing science, nature, design, and fun together in one place, Discovery Place offers a hands-on experience for your entire family. Create and design inventions at the Thinker Space, explore an underwater world at the aquarium, learn about human bodies at the Being Me exhibition, and more. They even offer educational classes and programs to expand your child’s horizons. Learn more about all that Discovery Place has to offer on the museum’s website.

Victory Lane Karting

Not only does Victory Lane Karting have motorsports and kart racing for your entire family, but they also have bowling, axe throwing, virtual reality, arcade games, and a bar and grill. Victory Lane Karting welcomes kids at least 48” tall to race around the track in their youth karts with the supervision of highly-trained professionals. The all-in-one entertainment center is the perfect place for birthdays and special events. Visit Victory Lane Karting’s website to learn more about all the fun activities they have going on, as well as bookings, prices, and more.

Monster Mini Golf

Located in the McCullough Commons, just under 10 minutes from our Mallard Creek apartments, is Monster Mini Golf. Not just your average mini golf course, this unique experience has 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark magic. Beaming with black lights, the mini-golf course is surrounded by a virtual canvas that brings the walls to life, letting your little ones interact with fun and animated ‘monsters’ along the way. Monster Mini Golf also has mini bowling, an arcade, and a laser maze. Reserve your space online and see all the fun activities they have going on at the Monster Mini Golf website.

Boredom is not an option for your kids when you live at our Northlake Charlotte apartments. Stop by and see why should call Greenway at Mallard Creek your family home today.


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