Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Frankie's Fun Park

From Sarah C.

Frankie's Fun Park is located in Raleigh near Brier Creek.  It has a vast amount of activities to entertain just about all ages.  I had been aware of it for a while, but never made it there until recently when DH & I went for a date night.  Reviewing the website ahead of time (listed below), it appeared that D was too young at 14 months (a definite now that I've been there but maybe next year we'll consider it) so we left him with a friend and went off to explore it on our own.

When we arrived, we literally just walked around to get a feel of the place and our options.  There were a LOT of options - arcade, mini golf, go karts, bumper boats, laser tag, batting cage, fun house, etc.  A few were limited to certain age groups and/or heights/weights.  Admittedly, this can get expensive if you aren't careful.  Each attraction has a set price and limit.  The best deal was the fun house which, for one price, your child (ages 2-12) has unlimited access during your visit.

No outside food or drink are permitted.  There are 2 food options on site - a snack bar featuring your typical hot dogs, nachos, sodas, etc. and a sit down restaurant with everything from salads and burgers to wraps and pizzas (see menus on website). 

Frankie's offers birthday party packages and group pricing discounts.  See the website for details.

Frankie's Fun Park | Pricing
11190 Fun Park Dr

(919) 433-7888



At October 13, 2010 at 8:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are from Pittsburgh PA and was house hunting in Hillsborough area. Our girls 7 & 8 were asking to do ANYTHING in the evening. I asked a local at the Holiday Inn Express what there was to do in Hillsborough for children she said NOTHING. With 2 sad/bored kids we found this on our own. We have so many places just like this here at our current home in PA. Got nervous to see armed police/security at the door. NO way to prevent your child from just walking out the front door. We did golf and it was a warm evening. We would return.

At October 13, 2010 at 9:25 AM , Blogger Sarah C. said...

Appreciate the feedback! I can't comment on Hillsborough entertainment in the evenings for kids (Allison might know better from her experience there). I am sorry if the police/security left you feeling unsafe. It's very common around here for off duty officers to be hired by local businesses (cinemas, malls, etc) to help ensure safety of the patrons. And you are correct, a child could just walk out the front door if not being monitored by their parents or chaperones. We definitely encourage parents to keep an eye on their children at all times wherever you are.

At October 13, 2010 at 7:53 PM , Blogger chapelhillmom said...

Hillsborough is a great little town, but most of the stuff for the kiddos is during the day (I am sure you have checked out our Hillsborough link). My family did a lot of outdoor things-- like picnics, parks, and Weaver Street. We also would hop on 85 since it was quick to get to Durham from there. Enjoy the little town - and if you find anything blog worthy, shoot us a note!


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