Looking to have a fun escape from reality? What better way to spend your time than experiencing all the fun & games Lake Norman offers? It has everything, including an exhilarating experience at Frankie's Fun Park, Lake Norman Mini Golf, escape rooms, parks, great food options, and more. Grab your family and friends and get geared up for a fun-filled weekend!


Discovery Place KIDS

Discovery Place Kids

2-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Play at Frankie's Fun Park or Discovery Place Kids. Then enjoy a great meal, grab some ice cream, and soak up quality time with your loved ones.

Day 2 -  Great breakfast, escape rooms, getting outdoors, mini golf, and many options to quench your thirst for fun.

Day 1

Begin your fun-filled weekend with a one-stop shop at Frankie's Fun Park. An arcade, go-karts, mini-golf, laser tag, bowling, and so much more are all at your fingertips. Frankie's opens at noon and closes at midnight. There is a full-service restaurant and bar with many options - eat up and get the fuel required for your day of play. Discovery Place Kids is an excellent option for educational family fun and games and is only a 10-minute drive to your next destination!

Frankie's of Charlotte

Frankie's of Charlotte

Carolina Cones

Carolina Cones

Then, head to Kilwin's Ice Cream in Huntersville or Carolina Cones in Cornelius and get your sugar levels up, energizing your afternoon. Each tantalizing treat is skillfully created in-house, created just for you. Get a taste of their menu, and reward yourself!

Next, it's time for dinner, and what better way to extend your play than stopping in at Hello, Sailor, "a modern play on a fish camp that still focuses on 'chef-driven dishes." Hello, Sailor is a ten-minute drive from either ice cream joint you choose, but use that time to catch your breath because the fun doesn't end here!

Finish your night by dropping into a Davidson Athletic event, and check out the Wildcats in action! Davidson has a beautiful campus with many sights to see - don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience at Lake Norman. During the offseason, you and your family could visit Jetton Park to watch the sunset or go to Robbins Park for their playground and fishing pond!

Day 2

Make your second day of fun memorable - but first, breakfast. Make a great choice and stop in at The Neighborhood Cafe in Huntersville. The cafe is family-owned and operated, offering breakfast, brunch, and lunch options using the freshest ingredients. Various food options are offered at the restaurant to choose from, such as your choice of eggs, pancakes, french toast, turkey, and sausage. 

neighborhood cafe

The Neighborhood Cafe

Ramsey Creek Park

Ramsey Creek Park

Take a minute to relax after you've indulged in a tasty breakfast because now it's time to escape! Drive up to Main Street in Downtown Davidson to Escape 109, Davidson's premier escape room. With multiple rooms to choose from, test your skills and see if you can escape in record time! The more people you have assisting in your escape, the merrier! 

Now that you've escaped, head to Ramsey Creek Park and soak up the sun! Ramsey Creek has a beach-access area, playgrounds, trails, and a fishing pond! It's a great spot to relax and compose before returning to the action. The swimming beach is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so plan accordingly!

Birkdale Village

Birkdale Village

Then, if you're feeling froggy, head to Birkdale Village and spend the afternoon walking under the trees, shopping, or grabbing something to eat. Birkdale is continuously growing and adding more shops and restaurants, making it something that everyone in the family will enjoy. There are also seasonal events, such as live music in the summer and holiday events in the fall and winter, but don't just take our word for it; see for yourself!

Lastly, your weekend of fun & games is coming to a close, and there's no better way to spend the last night with family than at the Lake Norman Mini Golf in Cornelius. The Lake Norman Mini Golf offers a family-friendly 18-hole miniature golf course and features axe throwing, a laser maze, a rock climbing wall, food, and drinks. If you get hungry, there are some nearby restaurants, such as Boatyard Lake Norman and Tenders. If you are looking for indoor activities, two great alternatives are Urban Air Adventure Park and Spare Time

Urbain Air

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

Lake Norman has so many things to offer for every family member, so make your way to the area and experience all the fun & games you could imagine, and share your adventures with us on social media @visitlakenorman!