Family Fun

Charleston is a great place for families! With so many exciting kid-friendly activities including sports, arts and food, there’s never a dull moment. For more ideas for family fun, check out our event calendar.

ADirty Birds

Minor League baseball team in the South Atlantic League. The Class A Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate plays home games at Appalachian Power Park, also home to the WVSSAC baseball tournament.

Appalachian Power Park
601 Morris St.
Charleston, WV 25301

BClay Center for the Arts and Sciences

A 240,000 sq ft structure housing performing & visual arts and sciences under one roof. Home to the Avampato Discovery Museum, Juliet Museum of Art and Maier Foundation Performance

One Clay Square
Charleston, WV 25301

CPublic Libraries

Our local libraries are great places for fun and learning! Many events, programs & services are free to the public. Kanawha County public library also provides geocaching equipment for rent.

Kanawha County Public Library
123 Capitol St
Charleston, WV 25301

South Charleston Public Library
312 4th Avenue
South Charleston WV 25303

DThe Peanut Shoppe

The Peanut Shoppe has been a Charleston tradition for over 60 years. Established in 1950 by Delbert Moore, it is still in its original location. We recommend the chocolate stars!

126 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301

EChuck E Cheese

Located at Southridge Centre, Chuck E. Cheese’s is a kid-centric experience. Admission is free and games require tokens that can be purchased. There’s also a show consisting of characters & music.

2846 Mountaineer Blvd.
Charleston, WV, 25309

FCamden Park

Looking for old-fashioned fun? Camden Park, WV’s only amusement park, is a 26 acre park located near Huntington. Established in 1903, the park is home to more than thirty rides and attractions, including a full-size traditional wooden roller coaster and several other vintage rides.

5000 Waverly Rd.
Huntington, WV 25704


Waterways offers pool, tube & body slides, lazy river, walking trail, unlimited putt-putt golf and kiddie island. Shelters available for family outings. Concession food is available for meals and snacks.

109 Water Way
Alkol, WV 25501

HCoonskin Park

The park includes over 1,000 acres of hiking/biking trails, an accessible 18 hole golf course, Olympic size pool, picnic shelters, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, playground, ampitheater,
soccer stadium and wedding garden.

2000 Coonskin Drive
Charleston, WV 25311

Best Events for Families


Children’s Art Fair. Photo Credit: FestivAll

Clay Center Family Fun Days

Each day is full of family entertainment with themed science and art activities taking place throughout the day in addition to our three floors of art and science exhibits.

Children’s Art Fair and Kanawha County Public Library Street Fair

A perfect combination for two days of family fun: Make & take craft opportunities from invited artisans and groups, a sale of work by children and youth in Kanawha County neighborhood programs; a stage with child-friendly performances

Movie Nights at Magic Island

Sponsored by local radio station, WQBE, Magic Island becomes a free, family friendly movie theater under the stars. The Island opens up at 6 with a Kids Zone & the movie will start around dusk! Movie Nights take place Wednesday nights in June.

Best Time of the Year

All year long there’s plenty of Family Fun in Charleston, WV!