Shelby City Park
Carrousel & Train Rides (March, April, & May)
Thursday – Saturday 1pm-6pm Sunday 1:30pm-6pm
Rates $ .50 Per Ride (free for adults standing with a paying child)

On March 31, the park will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30am and at 12pm a festival for children is held inside the gymnasium. Free bicycle helmets are given to those who watch a brief presentation on Brain Injury Awareness.

For Private Parties, Day Cares & Schools, call 704-484-6811
For general amusements information call 704-484-6476

Dori Horldt of Shelby, NC rides the carrousel with her two children

Local Library Events & Activities
Ruby C Hunt Library
Cleveland County Memorial Library

Picadilly Circus
Cleveland County Fairground Arena 1751 E Marion St Shelby, NC
Show dates: Wednesday, March 7th
Show times: 4:30 & 7:30
HERE COMES THE CIRCUS! And PICCADILLY CIRCUS has everything you’d expect to see at a Circus.
PICCADILLY CIRCUS celebrates 25 years entertaining families throughout North America and “we’ve pulled out all the stops!” You’ll see the ‘Elephant Extravaganza’, an elephant stands on one foot; ‘Motorcycle Madness’ has motorcycle daredevils somersaulting and spinning in a big Globe of Doom; ‘Katunga’ the giant jungle monster; the fabulous ‘Mongolian Angels’ outstanding contortionists; the ‘ White Tiger Spectacular; crazy comedy with circus clowns, even a 1923 Model T with a mind of its own; daring aerialists; cirque artists and much much more! Its 1½ hours of excitement and fun at PICCADILLY CIRCUS. Free children’s tickets have been distributed at all elementary schools, pre-schools, day care centers and churches. The Free Tickets are also available at sponsoring businesses in the area.

Special “Buy One Get One Free” adult is a limited time offer.

Cleveland County Preschool Screening
Cleveland County Schools will hold a Preschool Screening for the 2012-2013 preschool classes on March 19-23, 2012. (No make-up screening will be offered).  Location: Office of School Readiness, 124 S. Post Rd., Shelby, NC 28152 (Beside the Food Lion, across from CCC). The screening is for children who live in Cleveland County and will be 4 years old by August 31, 2012. For more information or to schedule a screening appointment, please call 704-476-8064 between the hours of 8:30 am-3:00 pm. No appointments will be made after March 9, 2012. Screening is by appointment only.

Community Play & Learn is devoted exclusively to services for Cleveland County Pre-school age children (birth to 5) and their families. All of the programs provided are free of charge. Events & Activities for March 2012:

Courtesy of Jaime Kollock

Kidz PLay in Forest City, NC offers a specific “bouncing area” called Toddler Zone for young children under 4. No getting toppled by older kids!

KidSenses Children’s InterACTIVE Museum in Rutherfordton, NC is the perfect destination for children and adults to experience hands-on FUN! We offer fantastic birthday party packages, provide cutting-edge outreach programs, and offer after-hours rentals for your celebrations! Visit us on the web at for a complete calendar of events. Join us for exciting upcoming programs! Where will YOU go today?

Feel free to comment below if you know of an activity or event for Children coming up in the month of March! I look forward to hearing from you!